Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Job 22:10

    Job 22:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear troubles you;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause nets are round your feet, and you are overcome with sudden fear.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore snares are round about thee, And sudden fear troubleth thee,

    World English Bible

    Therefore snares are around you. Sudden fear troubles you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee,

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 22:10

    Therefore snares - As thou hast dealt with others, so has God, in his retributive providence, dealt with thee. As thou hast spoiled, so art thou spoiled. Thou art taken in a net from which thou canst not escape. There is an allusion here to the hunting of the elephant: he is driven into an inclosure in the woods, passing from strait to strait, till brought into a narrow point, from which he cannot escape; and then his consternation is great, and his roaring terrible. God hath hunted thee down, as men hunt down those wild and dangerous beasts. See on Job 18:21 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Job 22:10

    Therefore snares are round about thee - "Snares" were used for catching wild animals and birds, and the word then came to denote any sudden calamity; see Job 18:8-10. Eliphaz here says, that it "must be" that these calamities came upon Job in consequence of such sins as he had specified. About that he took it for granted there could be no dispute.

    And sudden fear - The calamities of Job came upon him suddenly Job 1. It was to this, doubtless, that Eliphaz alluded.
    Book: Job