Psalms 39:11

“When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When thou with rebukes doest correct man for iniquitie, thou makest his beautie to consume away like a moth: surely euery man is vanitie. Selah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

By the weight of your wrath against man's sin, the glory of his form is wasted away; truly every man is but a breath. (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.
- Darby Bible

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
- Webster's Bible

When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
- World English Bible

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity [is] every man. Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(39:12) With rebukes dost Thou chasten man for iniquity, and like a moth Thou makest his beauty to consume away; surely every man is vanity. Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 39:11


39:11 Beauty - His comeliness and all his excellencies or felicities. Moth - As a moth consumeth a garment, to which God compares himself and his judgments, secretly and insensibly consuming a people, #Isa 51:8|.


Discussion for Psalms 39:11

  • John madden for verse 11
    God chastise,s. His people to keep us humble.and so that we can share in his holiness.it may seem hard but he chastens every son he recieves
  • Ms. Darkimbong khaling for verse 11
    God is holy and He chastises us by secretly and insensibly consuming our desirable state to sensitize us to repent.

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