New International Version
When you rebuke and discipline anyone for their sin, you consume their wealth like a moth-- surely everyone is but a breath.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.
World English Bible
When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.
Psalm 39:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When thou with rebukes dost correct man - תוכחות tochachoth signifies a vindication of proceedings in a court of law, a legal defense. When God comes to maintain the credit and authority of his law against a sinner, he "causes his beauty to consume away:" a metaphor taken from the case of a culprit, who, by the arguments of counsel, and the unimpeachable evidence of witnesses, has the facts all proved against him, grows pale, looks terrified; his fortitude forsakes him, and he faints in court.
Surely every man is vanity - He is incapable of resistance; he falls before his Maker; and none can deliver him but his Sovereign and Judge, against whom he has offended.
Selah - This is a true saying, an everlasting truth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
his beauty [heb.] that which is to be desired in him to melt away
LibraryThe Bitterness and Blessedness of the Brevity of Life
'Surely every man walketh in a vain shew.... 12. I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.' --PSALM xxxix. 6, 12. These two sayings are two different ways of putting the same thing. There is a common thought underlying both, but the associations with which that common thought is connected in these two verses are distinctly different. The one is bitter and sad--a gloomy half truth. The other, out of the very same fact, draws blessedness and hope. The one may come from no …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Since These Things are So, Suffer Me Awhile...
"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak through the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son in the Likeness of Sinful Flesh,
The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
2 Peter 2:16
But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey--an animal without speech--who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.
But the witless can no more become wise than a wild donkey's colt can be born human.
"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.
My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.
Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
Jump to PreviousBeauty Breath Chasten Consume Correct Discipline Form Glory Iniquity Makest Mere Moth Precious Rebuke Rebukes Reproofs Selah Sin Surely Vanity Wasted Wealth Weight Wrath
Jump to NextBeauty Breath Chasten Consume Correct Discipline Form Glory Iniquity Makest Mere Moth Precious Rebuke Rebukes Reproofs Selah Sin Surely Vanity Wasted Wealth Weight Wrath
LinksPsalm 39:11 NIV
Psalm 39:11 NLT
Psalm 39:11 ESV
Psalm 39:11 NASB
Psalm 39:11 KJV
Psalm 39:11 Bible Apps
Psalm 39:11 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 39:11 Chinese Bible
Psalm 39:11 French Bible
Psalm 39:11 German Bible
Psalm 39:11 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.