17 “What is mankind that you make so much of them,
    that you give them so much attention,(A)

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17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

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16 how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt,(A)
    who drink up evil(B) like water!(C)

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16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

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

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14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

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how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—
    a human being,(A) who is only a worm!”(B)

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How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

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But I am a worm(A) and not a man,
    scorned by everyone,(B) despised(C) by the people.

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But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

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14 Do not be afraid,(A) you worm(B) Jacob,
    little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help(C) you,” declares the Lord,
    your Redeemer,(D) the Holy One(E) of Israel.

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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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