Job 8:15
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New International Version
They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.

New Living Translation
They cling to their home for security, but it won't last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.

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

New American Standard Bible
"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He leans on his web, but it doesn't stand firm. He grabs it, but it does not hold up.

International Standard Version
He leans against his house, but it won't stand; he grabs hold of it firmly, but it doesn't last.

NET Bible
He leans against his house but it does not hold up, he takes hold of it but it does not stand.

New Heart English Bible
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If one leans on his house, it collapses. If one holds on to it, it will not support his weight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

New American Standard 1977
“He trusts in his house, but it does not stand;
            He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

American King James Version
He shall lean on 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:

Darby Bible Translation
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand; he shall lay hold on it, but it shall not endure.

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.

World English Bible
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.

Young's Literal Translation
He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:8-19 Bildad discourses well of hypocrites and evil-doers, and the fatal end of all their hopes and joys. He proves this truth of the destruction of the hopes and joys of hypocrites, by an appeal to former times. Bildad refers to the testimony of the ancients. Those teach best that utter words out of their heart, that speak from an experience of spiritual and divine things. A rush growing in fenny ground, looking very green, but withering in dry weather, represents the hypocrite's profession, which is maintained only in times of prosperity. The spider's web, spun with great skill, but easily swept away, represents a man's pretensions to religion when without the grace of God in his heart. A formal professor flatters himself in his own eyes, doubts not of his salvation, is secure, and cheats the world with his vain confidences. The flourishing of the tree, planted in the garden, striking root to the rock, yet after a time cut down and thrown aside, represents wicked men, when most firmly established, suddenly thrown down and forgotten. This doctrine of the vanity of a hypocrite's confidence, or the prosperity of a wicked man, is sound; but it was not applicable to the case of Job, if confined to the present world.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
14Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web. 15"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure. 16"He thrives before the sun, And his shoots spread out over his garden.…
Cross References
Job 8:22
"Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."

Job 27:18
"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

Psalm 49:11
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after 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 Lodebar, And say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?"
Treasury of Scripture

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