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Job 13:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Your remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Your remembrances [are] like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, your bulwarks are bulwarks of mire.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Are not your memorable sayings, proverbs of ashes? Breastworks of clay, your breastworks?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Your remembrances [are] similes of ashes, For high places of clay your heights.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Your remembrance shall be compared to ashes, and your necks shall be brought to clay.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Your remembrances [are] like vnto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And your glorying shall prove in the end to you like ashes, and your body [like a body] of clay.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Your remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Your remembrances 2146
{2146} Prime
זִכָּרוֹן
zikrown
{zik-rone'}
From H2142; a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing).
[are] like 4912
{4912} Prime
מָשָׁל
mashal
{maw-shawl'}
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
unto ashes, 665
{0665} Prime
אֵפֶר
'epher
{ay'-fer}
From an unused root meaning to bestrew; ashes.
your bodies 1354
{1354} Prime
גַּב
gab
{gab}
From an unused root meaning to hollow or curve; the back (as rounded (compare H1460 and H1479); by analogy the top or rim, a boss, a vault, arch of eye, bulwarks, etc.
to bodies 1354
{1354} Prime
גַּב
gab
{gab}
From an unused root meaning to hollow or curve; the back (as rounded (compare H1460 and H1479); by analogy the top or rim, a boss, a vault, arch of eye, bulwarks, etc.
of clay. 2563
{2563} Prime
חֹמֶר
chomer
{kho'-mer}
From H2560; properly a bubbling up, that is, of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence a chomer or dry measure.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 13:12

_ _ remembrances — “proverbial maxims,” so called because well remembered.

_ _ like unto ashes — or, “parables of ashes”; the image of lightness and nothingness (Isaiah 44:20).

_ _ bodies — rather, “entrenchments”; those of clay, as opposed to those of stone, are easy to be destroyed; so the proverbs, behind which they entrench themselves, will not shelter them when God shall appear to reprove them for their injustice to Job.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 13:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 13:12

Remembrance — Mouldering and coming to nothing. And the consideration of our mortality should make us afraid of offending God. Your mementos are like unto ashes, contemptible and unprofitable.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 13:12

Your (d) remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

(d) Your fame will come to nothing.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
remembrances:

Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Psalms 34:16 The face of the LORD [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Psalms 102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
Psalms 109:15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Isaiah 26:14 [They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

ashes:

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but] dust and ashes:

to bodies:

Job 4:19 How much less [in] them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [which] are crushed before the moth?
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
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Gn 2:7; 18:27. Ex 17:14. Jb 4:19; 18:17. Ps 34:16; 102:12; 109:15. Pv 10:7. Is 26:14. 2Co 5:1.

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