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Job 18:7

    Job 18:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The steps of his strength become short, and by his design destruction overtakes him.

    Webster's Revision

    The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.

    World English Bible

    The steps of his strength shall be shortened. His own counsel shall cast him down.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

    Definitions for Job 18:7

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Straitened - Hindered; impeded.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 18:7

    The steps of his strength - Even in his greatest prosperity he shall be in straits and difficulties.

    His own counsel - He shall be the dupe and the victim of his own airy, ambitious, and impious schemes.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 18:7

    The steps of his strength - Strong steps. "Steps of strength" is a Hebraism, to denote firm or vigorous steps.

    Shall be straitened - Shall be compressed, embarrassed, hindered. Instead of walking freely and at large, he shall be compressed and limited in his goings. "Large steps," "free movement," etc. are proverbial expressions among the Arabs, to denote freedom, prosperity, etc. RosenmulIer. Schultens quotes the following illustrations from the Arabic poets. From Ibn Doreid, "He who does not confine himself within human limits, his vast strides shall be straitened." And from Taurizius," After the battle of Bedrense, the steps were straitened." The meaning here is, that he would be greatly impeded in his movements, instead of going forth at large and in full vigor as he had formerly done.

    And his own counsel - His own plans shall be the means of his fall.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 18:7

    18:7 Steps - His strong steps, by a vulgar Hebraism: his attempts and actions; such of them as seem to be contrived with greatest strength of understanding, and carried on with greatest resolution. Straitened - Shall be hindered and entangled. He shall be cast into difficulties and perplexities, so that he shall not be able to proceed, and to accomplish his enterprizes.
    Book: Job