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Job 25:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How much less man, that is a worm! And the son of man, that is a worm!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— How much less man, [that] maggot, And the son of man, [that] worm!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How much less man, [that is] a worm; and the son of man, [who is] a worm?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How much less man, a worm, and the son of man, a worm!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How much less a mortal who is a creeping thing? Or a son of the earth-born who is a worm?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— How much less man—a grub, And the son of man—a worm!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How much less man that is rottenness and the son of man who is a worm?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How much lesse man, [that is] a worme: and the sonne of man [which is] a worme?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But alas! man is corruption, and the son of man a worm.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How much less x637
(0637) Complement
אַף
'aph
{af}
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
man, 582
{0582} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
[that is] a 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.
and the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of man, 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
[which is] a worm? 8438
{8438} Prime
תּוֹלָע
towla`
{to-law'}
From H3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of H8144) the crimson grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 25:6

_ _ (Job 4:19-21; Job 15:16).

_ _ worm ... worm — Two distinct Hebrew words. The first, a worm bred in putridity; alluding to man’s corruption. The second a crawling worm; implying that man is weak and groveling.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 25:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 25:6

Worm — Mean, and vile, and impotent; proceeding from corruption, and returning to it. The son — For miserable man in the last branch he here puts the son of any man, to shew that this is true even of the greatest and best of men. Let us then wonder at the condescension of God, in taking such worms into covenant and communion with himself!

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
How much less:
etc. The original is degradingly expressive: "How much less enosh, miserable man, who is a worm; and the son of Adam, who is toleah, a maggot."
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 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:
Psalms 22:6 But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Isaiah 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
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