Job 17:14
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New Living Translation
What if I call the grave my father, and the maggot my mother or my sister?

King James Bible
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Darby Bible Translation
I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

World English Bible
If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

Young's Literal Translation
To corruption I have called: -- 'Thou art my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister' -- to the worm.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

17:14 Corruption - Heb. to the pit of corruption, the grave. Father - I am near a - kin to thee, and thou wilt receive and keep me in thy house, as parents do their children.

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Job 7:5
My body is covered with maggots and scabs. My skin breaks open, oozing with pus.

Job 13:28
I waste away like rotting wood, like a moth-eaten coat.

Job 21:26
But both are buried in the same dust, both eaten by the same maggots.

Job 25:6
In comparison, people are maggots; we mortals are mere worms."

Job 30:30
My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.

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