New Living Translation
Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider's web.
King James Bible
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.
Darby Bible Translation
Whose confidence shall be cut off, and his reliance is 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:14 Hope - Whose wealth and outward glory, the matter of his hope, and trust, shall be cut off suddenly and violently taken away from him. Web - Which tho' it be formed with great art and industry, is easily swept down, or pulled in pieces.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
When the wicked die, their hopes die with them, for they rely on their own feeble strength.
They hatch deadly snakes and weave spiders' webs. Whoever falls into their webs will die, and there's danger even in getting near them.
Their webs can't be made into clothing, and nothing they do is productive. All their activity is filled with sin, and violence is their trademark.
And you brag about your conquest of Lo-debar. You boast, "Didn't we take Karnaim by our own strength?"
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