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Job 17:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’; To the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To corruption, have exclaimed, My father, thou! My mother! and My sister! to the worm.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To corruption I have called:—'Thou [art] my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister'—to the worm.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I haue said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worme, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I have called upon death to be my father, and corruption [to be] my mother and sister.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I have said 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to corruption, 7845
{7845} Prime
שַׁחַת
shachath
{shakh'-ath}
From H7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively destruction.
Thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
[art] my father: 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
to the worm, 7415
{7415} Prime
רִמָּה
rimmah
{rim-maw'}
From H7426 in the sense of breeding (compare H7311); a maggot (as rapidly bred), literally or figuratively.
[Thou art] my mother, 517
{0517} Prime
אֵם
'em
{ame}
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
and my sister. 269
{0269} Prime
אָחוֹת
'achowth
{aw-khoth'}
Irregular feminine of H0251; a sister (used very widely (like H0250), literally and figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 17:14

_ _ Thou art my father, etc. — expressing most intimate connection (Proverbs 7:4). His diseased state made him closely akin to the grave and worm.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 17:10-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 17:14

I have said to corruption, Thou [art] my (o) father: to the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister.

(o) I have no more hope in father, mother, sister, or any worldly thing: for the dust and worms will be to me instead of them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
said:
Heb. cried, or, called

corruption:

Job 21:32-33 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb. ... The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.
Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psalms 49:9 That he should still live for ever, [and] not see corruption.
Acts 2:27-31 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. ... He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Acts 13:34-37 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, [now] no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. ... But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1 Corinthians 15:53-54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. ... So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

to the worm:

Job 19:26 And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Job 24:20 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.
Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
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Jb 19:26; 21:32; 24:20. Ps 16:10; 49:9. Is 14:11. Ac 2:27; 13:34. 1Co 15:42, 53.

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