Job 18:8
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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.

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

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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For he is cast into a net by his own feet - He is caught in his own tricks, as if he had spread a net or dug a pitfall for another, and had fallen into it himself. The meaning is, that he would bring ruin upon himself while he was plotting the rain of others; see Psalm 9:16, "The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands;" compare the note at Job 5:13. The phrase "by his own feet" here means, that he walks there himself. He is not led or driven by others, but he goes himself into the net. Wild animals are sometimes driven, but he walks along of his own accord into the net, and has no one to blame but himself.

And he walketh upon a snare - Or a pitfall. This was formerly the mode of taking wild beasts. It was done by excavating a place in the earth, and covering it over with turf, leaves, etc. supported in a slender manner; so that the lion, or elephant or tiger that should tread on it, would fall through. These methods of taking wild beasts have been practiced from the earliest times, and are practiced everywhere.

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The Difference Between the Two Testaments.
1. Five points of difference between the Old and the New Testaments. These belong to the mode of administration rather than the substance. First difference. In the Old Testament the heavenly inheritance is exhibited under temporal blessings; in the New, aids of this description are not employed. 2. Proof of this first difference from the simile of an heir in pupillarity, as in Gal. 4:1. 3. This the reason why the Patriarchs, under the Law, set a higher value on this life and the blessings of it,
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

A Few Sighs from Hell;
or, The Groans of the Damned Soul: or, An Exposition of those Words in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar WHEREIN IS DISCOVERED THE LAMENTABLE STATE OF THE DAMNED; THEIR CRIES, THEIR DESIRES IN THEIR DISTRESSES, WITH THE DETERMINATION OF GOD UPON THEM. A GOOD WARNING WORD TO SINNERS, BOTH OLD AND YOUNG, TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BETIMES, AND TO SEEK, BY FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, TO AVOID, LEST THEY COME INTO THE SAME PLACE OF TORMENT. Also, a Brief Discourse touching the
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Job 5:5
"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

Job 18:9
"A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.

Job 19:6
Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.

Job 22:10
"Therefore snares surround you, And sudden dread terrifies you,

Psalm 9:15
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Psalm 35:8
Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.

Isaiah 24:17
Terror and pit and snare Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

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