Moth in the Bible

An insect

  • 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?
  • Job 27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.
  • 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.

Bible Encyclopedia for MOTH.

Destructive of garments

  • Job 13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
  • Isaiah 50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
  • Isaiah 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
  • Hosea 5:12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.

Definition of moth

FIGURATIVE

  • Matthew 6:19-20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
  • James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Moth.

 
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