New Living Translation
When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
39:11 Beauty - His comeliness and all his excellencies or felicities. Moth - As a moth consumeth a garment, to which God compares himself and his judgments, secretly and insensibly consuming a people, Isa 51:8.
LibraryLetter xxvi. (Circa A. D. 1127) to the Same
To the Same He excuses the brevity of his letter on the ground that Lent is a time of silence; and also that on account of his profession and his ignorance he does not dare to assume the function of teaching. 1. You will, perhaps, be angry, or, to speak more gently, will wonder that in place of a longer letter which you had hoped for from me you receive this brief note. But remember what says the wise man, that there is a time for all things under the heaven; both a time to speak and a time to keep …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
Works by the Same Author.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
2 Peter 2:16
But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice.
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.
I waste away like rotting wood, like a moth-eaten coat.
I am dying from grief; my years are shortened by sadness. Sin has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within.
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath." Interlude
For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown.
We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury.
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