Job 7:5
New International Version
My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.

New Living Translation
My body is covered with maggots and scabs. My skin breaks open, oozing with pus.

English Standard Version
My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh.

Berean Study Bible
My flesh is clothed with worms and encrusted with dirt; my skin is cracked and festering.

King James Bible
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

New King James Version
My flesh is caked with worms and dust, My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh.

New American Standard Bible
“My flesh is clothed with maggots and a crust of dirt, My skin hardens and oozes.

NASB 1995
"My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt, My skin hardens and runs.

NASB 1977
“My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt; My skin hardens and runs.

Amplified Bible
“My body is clothed with worms and a crust of dust; My skin is hardened [and broken and loathsome], and [breaks out and] runs.

Christian Standard Bible
My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

American Standard Version
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; My skin closeth up, and breaketh out afresh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My flesh wears worms and my body, the dust; my skin is shriveled and rotted

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And my body is covered with loathsome worms; and I waste away, scraping off clods of dust from my eruption.

Contemporary English Version
My parched skin is covered with worms, dirt, and sores,

Douay-Rheims Bible
My flesh is clothed with rottenness and the filth of dust, my skin is withered and drawn together.

English Revised Version
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin closeth up and breaketh out afresh.

Good News Translation
My body is full of worms; it is covered with scabs; pus runs out of my sores.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My body is covered with maggots and scabs. My skin is crusted over with sores; then they ooze.

International Standard Version
My skin is covered with worms and clods of dirt; my skin becomes rough and then breaks out afresh.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; My skin closeth up and breaketh out afresh.

Literal Standard Version
My flesh has been clothed [with] worms, "" And a clod of dust, "" My skin has been shriveled and is loathsome,

NET Bible
My body is clothed with worms and dirty scabs; my skin is broken and festering.

New Heart English Bible
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.

World English Bible
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust. My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.

Young's Literal Translation
Clothed hath been my flesh with worms, And a clod of dust, My skin hath been shrivelled and is loathsome,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
4When I lie down I think: ‘When will I get up?’ But the night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn. 5My flesh is clothed with worms and encrusted with dirt; my skin is cracked and festering. 6My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; they come to an end without hope.…

Cross References
Job 2:7
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.

Job 17:14
and say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'


Treasury of Scripture

My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

flesh.

Job 2:7,8
So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown…

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Job 19:26
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

loathsome.

Job 9:31
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

Isaiah 66:24
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Ezekiel 20:43
And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.









(5) With worms and clods of dust.--It is characteristic of Elephantiasis that the skin becomes hard and rugous, and then cracks and becomes ulcerated.

Verse 5. - My flesh is clothed with worms. The leas et origo mall in elephantiasis is a worm called filaria sanguinis hominid. It is a long, fine, thread-like creature, of a white colour, smooth; and devoid of markings (Quain's 'Dictionary of Medicine,' vol. 1, pp. 512, 513). And clods of dust. This is rather poetical than strictly medical. The special characteristic of elephantiasis, from which it derives its name, is that the integument, or outer skin, is "formed into large masses or folds, with a rugose condition of the surface, not unlike the appearance of an elephant's leg" (Quain, vol. 1. p. 431). But the swellings do not contain clods of dust. My skin is broken, and become loathsome. A common feature in elephantiasis is the development and gradual growth of solid papules or tubercles in the skin. These enlarge as the disease progresses, and after a time soften and break up; an nicer is then formed, and a discharge follows of a virulent and loathsome character. Presently the discharge steps; the ulcer heals; but only to break out again in another place. In the Revised Version the passage is rendered, My skin closeth up, and breaketh afresh.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My flesh
בְּשָׂרִ֣י (bə·śā·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

is clothed
לָ֘בַ֤שׁ (lā·ḇaš)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

with worms
רִ֭מָּה (rim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7415: A maggot

and encrusted
וְג֣וּשׁ (wə·ḡūš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1487: A mass of earth

with dirt;
עָפָ֑ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

my skin
עוֹרִ֥י (‘ō·w·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5785: Skin, hide, leather

is cracked
רָ֝גַ֗ע (rā·ḡa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7280: To toss violently and suddenly, to settle, quiet, to wink

and festering.
וַיִּמָּאֵֽס׃ (way·yim·mā·’ês)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear


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