Job 24:20
The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.
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the worm

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

Job 19:26
Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.

he shall be

Proverbs 10:7
The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Ecclesiastes 8:10
Then too, I saw the burial of the wicked who had come and gone from the holy place and were praised in the city where they had done so. This too is futile.

Isaiah 26:14
The dead will not live; the departed spirits will not rise. Therefore You have punished and destroyed them; You have wiped out all memory of them.


Job 14:7-10
For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail. . . .

Job 18:16, 17
The roots beneath him dry up, and the branches above him wither away. . . .

Daniel 4:14
He called out in a loud voice: 'Cut down the tree and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts flee from under it, and the birds from its branches.

Matthew 3:10
The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"A mother will forget him; The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered. And wickedness will be broken like a tree.

King James Bible
The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The womb forgets them; worms feed on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is broken like a tree.

International Standard Version
The womb will forget them. Maggots will find them to be a delicacy! They won't be remembered anymore, their iniquity will be cut to pieces like firewood.

NET Bible
The womb forgets him, the worm feasts on him, no longer will he be remembered. Like a tree, wickedness will be broken down.
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