So I 1 waste away like something rotten, 2 like a garment eaten by moths.
They live out 1 their years in prosperity and go down 2 to the grave 3 in peace.
ב (Bet) He has made my mortal skin 1 waste away; he has broken my bones.
I have led you through the desert for forty years. Your clothing has not worn out 1 nor have your sandals 2 deteriorated.
When I refused to confess my sin, 1 my whole body wasted away, 2 while I groaned in pain all day long.
So Sarah laughed to herself, thinking, 1 “After I am worn out will I have pleasure, 2 especially when my husband is old too?” 3
Your clothing did not wear out nor did your feet swell all these forty years.
Then the local people 1 began to discourage 2 the people of Judah and to dishearten them from building.
For forty years you sustained them. Even in the desert they never lacked anything. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.
They will perish, but you will endure. 1 They will wear out like a garment; like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 2
These wineskins we filled were brand new, but look how they have ripped. Our clothes and sandals have worn out because it has been a very long journey.”
I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle 1 them there; they will live there and not be disturbed 2 anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning 3
They will travel to Sheol like sheep, 1 with death as their shepherd. 2 The godly will rule 3 over them when the day of vindication dawns; 4 Sheol will consume their bodies and they will no longer live in impressive houses. 5
Look, the sovereign Lord helps me. Who dares to condemn me? Look, all of them will wear out like clothes; a moth will eat away at them.
No longer will they build a house only to have another live in it, 1 or plant a vineyard only to have another eat its fruit, 2 for my people will live as long as trees, 3 and my chosen ones will enjoy to the fullest what they have produced. 4
Look up at the sky! Look at the earth below! For the sky will dissipate 1 like smoke, and the earth will wear out like clothes; its residents will die like gnats. But the deliverance I give 2 is permanent; the vindication I provide 3 will not disappear. 4