Job 8:14
New International Version
What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider's web.

New Living Translation
Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider's web.

English Standard Version
His confidence is severed, and his trust is a spider’s web.

Berean Study Bible
His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider’s web.

New American Standard Bible
Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web.

King James Bible
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

Christian Standard Bible
His source of confidence is fragile; what he trusts in is a spider's web.

Contemporary English Version
and trust in something as frail as a spider's web--

Good News Translation
They trust a thread--a spider's web.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His source of confidence is fragile; what he trusts in is a spider's web.

International Standard Version
his confidence is shattered; his trust is in a spider's web.

NET Bible
whose trust is in something futile, whose security is a spider's web.

New Heart English Bible
Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His confidence is easily shattered. His trust is a spider's web.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whose confidence is gossamer, And whose trust is a spider's web.

New American Standard 1977
Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider’s web.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For his hope shall be cut off, and his trust is a spider's web.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

American King James Version
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

American Standard Version
Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For his house shall be without inhabitants, and his tent shall prove a spider's web.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His folly shall not please him, and his trust shall be like the spider's web.

Darby Bible Translation
Whose confidence shall be cut off, and his reliance is a spider's web.

English Revised Version
Whose confidence shall break in sunder, and whose trust is a spider's web.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

World English Bible
Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.

Young's Literal Translation
Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
13Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish. 14His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider’s web. 15He leans on his web, but it gives way; he holds fast, but it does not endure.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:7
When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of his strength vanishes.

Isaiah 59:5
They hatch the eggs of vipers and weave a spider's web. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Isaiah 59:6
Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.

Amos 6:13
you who rejoice over Lo-debar and say, 'Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?'

Treasury of Scripture

Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

web.

Isaiah 59:5,6
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper…







Lexicon
His
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

confidence
כִּסְל֑וֹ (kis·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3689: Fatness, the loin, the viscera, silliness, trust

is fragile;
יָק֥וֹט (yā·qō·wṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6990: To clip off, destroy

his security
מִבְטַחֽוֹ׃ (miḇ·ṭa·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4009: A refuge, security, assurance

is in a spider’s
עַ֝כָּבִ֗ישׁ (‘ak·kā·ḇîš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5908: A spider

web.
וּבֵ֥ית (ū·ḇêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
Verse 14. - Whose hope shall be cut off; or, break in sunder (Revised Version). Here the second metaphor begins to come in. The ungodly, who has built up around him a house, and a body of dependants and friends, is like a spider which has spun itself a magnificent web, and thinks to find a defense in it. The moment it is put to the proof it breaks in sunder;" its delicate tracery is shattered; its fabric goes to nought. Job's house had gone to nought before his person was smitten, and, though it had once been so strong, in the hour of trial had lent him no support at all. And whose trust shall be a spider's web; literally, a spider's house. All the trust of the ungodly, in whatever it consists, shall be as fragile, as frail, as unsubstantial, as the filmy structure that a spider spins with such ears and skill, but which a wind, or a wasp, or an inconsiderate movement of its own may shatter to bits. 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.
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