New International Version
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot-- a human being, who is only a worm!"
King James Bible
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
Darby Bible Translation
How much less man, a worm, and the son of man, a worm!
World English Bible
How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!"
Young's Literal Translation
How much less man -- a grub, And the son of man -- a worm!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How much less man, that is a worm? - Or as the Targum - "How much more man, who in his life is a reptile; and the son of man, who in his death is a worm." Almost all the versions read, "Truly man is corruption, and the son of man a worm." The original is degradingly expressive: "Even because אנוש enosh, miserable man, is רמה rimmah, a crawling worm; and the son of Adam, who is תולעה toleah, a worm, or rather maggot, from its eating into and dividing certain substances." - Parkhurst. Thus endeth Bildad the Shuhite, who endeavored to speak on a subject which he did not understand; and, having got on bad ground, was soon confounded in his own mind, spoke incoherently, argued inconclusively, and came abruptly and suddenly to an end. Thus, his three friends being confounded, Job was left to pursue his own way; they trouble him no more; and he proceeds in triumph to the end of the thirty-first chapter.
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How much less, etc. (The original is degradingly expressive: 'How much less enosh, miserable man, who is a worm; and the son of Adam, who is toleah, a maggot.')
LibraryWhether There Can be Strife or Discord among the Angels?
Objection 1: It would seem that there can be strife or discord among the angels. For it is written (Job 25:2): "Who maketh peace in His high places." But strife is opposed to peace. Therefore among the high angels there is no strife. Objection 2: Further, where there is perfect charity and just authority there can be no strife. But all this exists among the angels. Therefore there is no strife among the angels. Objection 3: Further, if we say that angels strive for those whom they guard, one angel …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
What Now Shall I Say Concerning the Very Carefulness and Watchfulness against Sin? "Who...
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,
if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,'
Then Job replied:
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
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