Job 8:15
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English Standard Version
He leans against his house, but it does not stand; he lays hold of it, but it does not endure.

King James Bible
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

American Standard Version
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand: he shall prop it up, and it shall not rise:

English Revised Version
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 For inquire only of former ages,

And attend to the research of their fathers -

9 For we are of yesterday, without experience,

Because our days upon earth are a shadow -

10 Shall they not teach thee, speak to thee,

And bring forth words from their heart?

This challenge calls Deuteronomy 32:7 to mind. לבּך is to be supplied to כּונן; the conjecture of Olshausen, וּבונן, is good, but unnecessary. רשׁון is after the Aramaic form of writing, comp. Job 15:7, where this and the ordinary form are combined. The "research of their fathers," i.e., which the fathers of former generations have bequeathed to them, is the collective result of their research, the profound wisdom of the ancients gathered from experience. Our ephemeral and shadowy life is not sufficient for passing judgment on the dealings of God; we must call history and tradition to our aid. We are תּמול (per aphaeresin, the same as אתמול), yesterday equals of yesterday; it is not necessary to read, with Olshausen, מתּמול. There is no occasion for us to suppose that Job 8:9 is an antithesis to the long duration of life of primeval man. לב (Job 8:10) is not the antithesis of mouth; but has the pregnant signification of a feeling, i.e., intelligent heart, as we find לבב אישׁ, a man of heart, i.e., understanding, Job 34:10, Job 34:34. יוציאוּ, promunt, calls to mind Matthew 13:52. Now follow familiar sayings of the ancients, not directly quoted, but the wisdom of the fathers, which Bildad endeavours to reproduce.

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it shall not stand

Job 18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

Job 27:18 He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes.

Psalm 52:5-7 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Psalm 112:10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Luke 6:47-49 Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like...

Cross References
Job 8:22
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."

Job 27:18
He builds his house like a moth's, like a booth that a watchman makes.

Psalm 49:11
Their graves are their homes forever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they called lands by their own names.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Amos 6:13
you who rejoice in Lo-debar, who say, "Have we not by our own strength captured Karnaim for ourselves?"

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