Job 17:14

14 if I say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother’ or ‘My sister,’

Job 17:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
ESV
14 if I say to the pit, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'
NLT
14 What if I call the grave my father, and the maggot my mother or my sister?
MSG
14 If a family reunion means going six feet under, and the only family that shows up is worms,
CSB
14 and say to the Pit: You are my father, and to the worm: My mother or my sister,

Job 17:14 In-Context

12 turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.
13 If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,
14 if I say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother’ or ‘My sister,’
15 where then is my hope— who can see any hope for me?
16 Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Job 13:28; Job 30:28,30; Psalms 16:10; Psalms 49:9
  • 2. S Job 4:19; S Job 7:5; Job 21:26
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