Job 18:7
New International Version
The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.

New Living Translation
The confident stride of the wicked will be shortened. Their own schemes will be their downfall.

English Standard Version
His strong steps are shortened, and his own schemes throw him down.

Berean Study Bible
His vigorous stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up.

King James Bible
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

New King James Version
The steps of his strength are shortened, And his own counsel casts him down.

New American Standard Bible
“His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own plan brings him down.

NASB 1995
“His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.

NASB 1977
“His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.

Amplified Bible
“The vigorous stride will be shortened, And his own counsel and the scheme [in which he trusted] will bring his downfall.

Christian Standard Bible
His powerful stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His powerful stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up.

American Standard Version
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His steps will be laid waste in his sickness and his thoughts will sink him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the meanest of men spoil his goods, and let his counsel deceive him.

Contemporary English Version
Their powerful legs become weak, and they stumble on schemes of their own doing. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong.

English Revised Version
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

Good News Translation
Their steps were firm, but now they stumble; they fall--victims of their own advice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"His healthy stride is shortened, and his own planning trips him up.

International Standard Version
His strong steps are restricted, and his own advice trips him up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

Literal Standard Version
The steps of his strength are restricted, And his own counsel casts him down.

NET Bible
His vigorous steps are restricted, and his own counsel throws him down.

New Heart English Bible
The steps of his strength shall be shortened. His own counsel shall cast him down.

World English Bible
The steps of his strength shall be shortened. His own counsel shall cast him down.

Young's Literal Translation
Straitened are the steps of his strength, And cast him down doth his own counsel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
6The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out. 7His vigorous stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up. 8For his own feet lead him into a net, and he wanders into its mesh.…

Cross References
Job 15:6
Your own mouth, not mine, condemns you; your own lips testify against you.

Proverbs 4:12
When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; when you run, you will not stumble.


Treasury of Scripture

The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

steps

Job 20:22
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

Job 36:16
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

Psalm 18:36
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

his own

Job 5:12,13
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise…

2 Samuel 15:31
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.









(7) The steps of his strength.--i.e., his giant strides. He shall be the victim of his own devices, and when they seem to hold out the hope of prosperity shall lead him to destruction. (Comp. Ps. 141:11.)

Verse 7. - The steps of his strength shall he straitened. In the time of his prosperity the wicked man had a wide sphere within which to exercise his activity, and strode hither and thither at his pleasure. When punishment falls on him, his "steps will be straitened," i.e. his sphere narrowed, his activity cramped, his powers "cabined, cribbed, confined." And his own counsel shall cast him down (see Job 5:13; and comp. Psalm 7:14,-16; 9:16; 10:2; Hosea 10:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His vigorous
אוֹנ֑וֹ (’ō·w·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 202: Ability, power, wealth

stride
צַעֲדֵ֣י (ṣa·‘ă·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6806: A pace, regular step

is shortened,
יֵֽ֭צְרוּ (yê·ṣə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3334: Be distressed, be narrow, be straitened in straits, be vexed

and his own schemes
עֲצָתֽוֹ׃ (‘ă·ṣā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

trip him up.
וְֽתַשְׁלִיכֵ֥הוּ (wə·ṯaš·lî·ḵê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away


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