moth

moth

A term denoting any small, winged butterfly-like insect; in the Bible it always refers to the insects that eat clothes. As such, it is a symbol of decay and human frailty (Job 4:19; Job 13:28; Ps 39:11; Isa 50:9; Isa 51:8; Hos 5:12). In the NT, it is a symbol of the transitory nature of earthly riches (Matt 6:19; Matt 6:20; Luke 12:33; Jas 5:2).

Job 4:19

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Job 13:28

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Ps 39:11

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Isa 50:9

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Isa 51:8

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Hos 5:12

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Matt 6:19

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Matt 6:20

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Luke 12:33

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Jas 5:2

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