Job 18:8
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New International Version
His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.

New Living Translation
The wicked walk into a net. They fall into a pit.

English Standard Version
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on its mesh.

Berean Study Bible
For his own feet lead him into a net, and he wanders into its mesh.

New American Standard Bible
"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.

King James Bible
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

Christian Standard Bible
For his own feet lead him into a net, and he strays into its mesh.

Contemporary English Version
Before they know it,

Good News Translation
They walk into a net, and their feet are caught;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For his own feet lead him into a net, and he strays into its mesh.

International Standard Version
"For he has stumbled into a net with his own feet; he walked right into the network!

NET Bible
For he has been thrown into a net by his feet and he wanders into a mesh.

New Heart English Bible
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he wanders into its mesh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His own feet get him tangled in a net as he walks around on its webbing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils.

New American Standard 1977
“For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For a net shall be cast at his feet, and he shall walk upon a network.

King James 2000 Bible
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a snare.

American King James Version
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a snare.

American Standard Version
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes.

Darby Bible Translation
For he is sent into the net by his own feet, and he walketh on the meshes;

English Revised Version
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon the toils.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

World English Bible
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he wanders into its mesh.

Young's Literal Translation
For he is sent into a net by his own feet, And on a snare he doth walk habitually.
Study Bible
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
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. 9A trap seizes his heel; a snare grips him.…
Cross References
Job 5:5
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from the thorns; and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

Job 18:9
A trap seizes his heel; a snare grips him.

Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 22:10
Therefore snares surround you, and sudden peril terrifies you;

Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into a pit of their making; their feet are snared in the net they have hidden.

Psalm 35:8
May ruin befall them by surprise; may the net they hid ensnare them; may they fall into their own destruction.

Isaiah 24:17
Terror and pit and snare await you, O dwellers of the earth.

Isaiah 24:18
Whoever flees the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a trap. For the windows of heaven are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Treasury of Scripture

For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a snare.

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Job 22:10 Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear troubles you;

Esther 3:9 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed…

Esther 6:13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that …

Esther 7:5,10 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said to Esther the queen, Who …

Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which …

Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come on him at unawares; and let his net that he …

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be …

Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous …

Ezekiel 32:3 Thus said the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over you …

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest …

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, …







(8) He is cast into a net.--Job had compared himself to one hunted by the Almighty (Job 10:16), and Bildad here describes the evil man as snared in a net, but it is one for which he has no one to thank but himself. It is his own pit he falls into; the insinuation being that Job is likewise responsible for his calamities, which are the punishment of his sin. It is to be observed that in this and the following verses the speaker heaps together every word he can find descriptive of the art of snaring.

Verse 8. - For he is cast into a net by his own feet. He walks of his own accord into a snare, not necessarily into one that he has himself set for others, as in Psalm 7:15; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 35:8; Psalm 57:6; and Proverbs 26:27; but either into one of his own setting, or into one laid for him by others (see ver. 10). And he walketh upon a snare. A mere repetition of the idea expressed in the preceding hemistich. For he is cast into a net by his own feet,.... He goes into it of himself, incautious and imprudent; the counsels, schemes, and methods he takes to hurt others, issue in his own ruin; the pit he digs for them, he falls and sinks into himself; and the net which he has spread and hid for others, in it is his own foot taken; and the ways and means he takes to do himself good, to amass riches and advance his family, being illicit ones, prove snares and nets unto him, those leading him into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which bring him to perdition, Psalm 9:15; even the various sins and transgressions he commits are snares unto him, by which he is enticed and drawn in: for in "the transgression of an evil man there is a snare", Proverbs 29:6; these promise him peace, and pleasure, and liberty, but give neither; they are nets in which he is entangled, and cords by which he is held, Psalm 9:15; into which his own feet carry him: some render it, "he goes with a net at his feet" (n), or with his feet in a net; he cannot go where he would, or do as he pleases; he is restrained by the providence of God; as the devils are held in chains, so the feet of wicked men are entangled in a net, that they cannot move and act as they are desirous of:

and he walketh upon a snare: laid for him, and hidden to him, and therefore walks on boldly and unconcerned, not being apprehensive of any danger, though greatly exposed to it; he walks on as on firm and good ground, and in a broad road, but destruction and misery are in his ways; yet he walks on of himself willingly, and with all his strength, pleasing himself in the path he treads, not dreaming of the mischief that awaits him; or "upon a thicket" (o) of thorns and briers, his sins and iniquities with which he is entangled, and out of which he cannot extricate himself, or afflictive providences with which his way is hedged up; though the former sense seems best; Mr. Broughton renders it, "a platted gin".

(n) "nam it cum reti in pedibus suis", Cocceius. (o) "in perplexo", Cocceius. 8. he walketh upon—rather, "he lets himself go into the net" [Umbreit]. If the English Version be retained, then understand "snare" to be the pitfall, covered over with branches and earth, which when walked upon give way (Ps 9:15; 35:8).18:5-10 Bildad describes the miserable condition of a wicked man; in which there is much certain truth, if we consider that a sinful condition is a sad condition, and that sin will be men's ruin, if they do not repent. Though Bildad thought the application of it to Job was easy, yet it was not safe nor just. It is common for angry disputants to rank their opponents among God's enemies, and to draw wrong conclusions from important truths. The destruction of the wicked is foretold. That destruction is represented under the similitude of a beast or bird caught in a snare, or a malefactor taken into custody. Satan, as he was a murderer, so he was a robber, from the beginning. He, the tempter, lays snares for sinners wherever they go. If he makes them sinful like himself, he will make them miserable like himself. Satan hunts for the precious life. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare for himself, and God is preparing for his destruction. See here how the sinner runs himself into the snare.
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