New American Standard Bible
"A snare seizes him by the heel, And a trap snaps shut on him.
King James Bible
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
Darby Bible Translation
The gin taketh him by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him;
World English Bible
A snare will take him by the heel. A trap will catch him.
Young's Literal Translation
Seize on the heel doth a gin, Prevail over him do the designing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The gin - Another method of taking wild beasts. It was a snare so made as to spring suddenly on an animal, securing him by the neck or feet. We use a trap for the same purpose. The Hebrew word (פח pach) may denote anything of this kind - a snare, net, noose, etc. with which birds or wild animals are taken.
By the heel - By the foot.
And the robber shall prevail - He shall be overpowered by the highwayman; or the plunderer shall make a sudden descent upon him, and strip him of his all. The meaning is, that destruction would suddenly overtake him. There can be no doubt that Bildad meant to apply all this to Job.
LibraryThe 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;
"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.
"A noose for him is hidden in the ground, And a trap for him on the path.
The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set snares for me. Selah.
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