New Living Translation
They cling to their home for security, but it won't last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.
King James Bible
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand; he shall lay hold on it, but it shall not endure.
World English Bible
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.
Young's Literal Translation
He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:15 House - He shall trust to the multitude of his children and servants, and to his wealth, all which come under the name of a man's house in scripture. Hold it - To uphold himself by it. But his web, that refuge of lies, will be swept away, and he crushed in it.
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John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed."
The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider's web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.
The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves,
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the godly will flourish.
And you brag about your conquest of Lo-debar. You boast, "Didn't we take Karnaim by our own strength?"
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