Job 4:19
New International Version
how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!

New Living Translation
how much less will he trust people made of clay! They are made of dust, crushed as easily as a moth.

English Standard Version
how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Berean Study Bible
how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who can be crushed like a moth!

New American Standard Bible
'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

King James Bible
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

Christian Standard Bible
how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!

Contemporary English Version
Humans are formed from clay and are fragile as moths, so what chance do you have?

Good News Translation
Do you think he will trust a creature of clay, a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!

International Standard Version
how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

NET Bible
how much more to those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?

New Heart English Bible
How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How much more will he accuse those who live in clay houses that have their foundation in the dust. Those houses can be crushed quicker than a moth!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

New American Standard 1977
‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

King James 2000 Bible
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

American King James Version
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

American Standard Version
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But as for them that dwell in houses of clay, of whom we also are formed of the same clay, he smites them like a moth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

Darby Bible Translation
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed as the moth!

English Revised Version
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth!

Webster's Bible Translation
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

World English Bible
How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)
Study Bible
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
18If God puts no trust in His servants, and He charges His angels with error, 19how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who can be crushed like a moth! 20They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; unnoticed, they perish forever.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 5:1
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is dismantled, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

Genesis 2:7
Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your bread, until you return to the ground--because out of it were you taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return."

Job 10:9
Please remember that You molded me like clay. Will You now return me to dust?

Job 22:16
They were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were swept away by a river.

Job 33:6
I am just like you before God; I was also formed out of clay.

Treasury of Scripture

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

dwell.

Job 10:9
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Job 13:12
Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 33:6
Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

crushed.

Job 13:28
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

Job 14:2
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Psalm 39:11
When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.







Lexicon
how much more
אַ֤ף ׀ (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

those who dwell
שֹׁכְנֵ֬י (šō·ḵə·nê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in houses
בָֽתֵּי־ (ḇāt·tê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of clay,
חֹ֗מֶר (ḥō·mer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2563: A bubbling up, of water, a wave, of earth, mire, clay, a heap, a chomer, dry measure

whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

foundations
יְסוֹדָ֑ם (yə·sō·w·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3247: Foundation, base

are in the dust,
בֶּעָפָ֥ר (be·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

who can be crushed
יְ֝דַכְּא֗וּם (yə·ḏak·kə·’ūm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1792: To crumble, to bruise

like a moth!
עָֽשׁ׃ (‘āš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6211: A moth
(19) Houses of clay.--This may perhaps contain an allusion to Genesis 11:3.

Are crushed before the moth?--That is to say, are so frail that even the moth destroys them.

Verse 19. - How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay! rather, hew muck more cloth he not put trust in them that inhabit houses of clay! i.e. "earthly bodies," bodies made out of the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; setup, Job 33:6). Whose foundation is in the dust; i.e." whose origin was the dust of the ground," which were formed from it and must return to it, according to the words of Genesis 3:19, "Dust thou art, and unto dust thou must return." Which are crushed before the moth. This is somewhat obscure. It may mean, "which are so fragile that a moth, a fly, or other weak creature may destroy them," or "which are crushed with the same ease with which a moth is crushed and destroyed." 4:12-21 Eliphaz relates a vision. When we are communing with our own hearts, and are still, Ps 4:4, then is a time for the Holy Spirit to commune with us. This vision put him into very great fear. Ever since man sinned, it has been terrible to him to receive communications from Heaven, conscious that he can expect no good tidings thence. Sinful man! shall he pretend to be more just, more pure, than God, who being his Maker, is his Lord and Owner? How dreadful, then, the pride and presumption of man! How great the patience of God! Look upon man in his life. The very foundation of that cottage of clay in which man dwells, is in the dust, and it will sink with its own weight. We stand but upon the dust. Some have a higher heap of dust to stand upon than others but still it is the earth that stays us up, and will shortly swallow us up. Man is soon crushed; or if some lingering distemper, which consumes like a moth, be sent to destroy him, he cannot resist it. Shall such a creature pretend to blame the appointments of God? Look upon man in his death. Life is short, and in a little time men are cut off. Beauty, strength, learning, not only cannot secure them from death, but these things die with them; nor shall their pomp, their wealth, or power, continue after them. Shall a weak, sinful, dying creature, pretend to be more just than God, and more pure than his Maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him wonder that he is out of hell. Can a man be cleansed without his Maker? Will God justify sinful mortals, and clear them from guilt? or will he do so without their having an interest in the righteousness and gracious help of their promised Redeemer, when angels, once ministering spirits before his throne, receive the just recompence of their sins? Notwithstanding the seeming impunity of men for a short time, though living without God in the world, their doom is as certain as that of the fallen angels, and is continually overtaking them. Yet careless sinners note it so little, that they expect not the change, nor are wise to consider their latter end.
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