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Job 8:14

    Job 8:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whose support is cut off, and whose hope is no stronger than a spider's thread.

    Webster's Revision

    Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

    World English Bible

    Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whose confidence shall break in sunder, and whose trust is a spider's web.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 8:14

    Whose hope shall be cut off - Such persons, subdued by the strong habits of sin, hope on fruitlessly, till the last thread of the web of life is cut off from the beam; and then they find no more strength in their hope than is in the threads of the spider's web. Mr. Good renders, Thus shall their support rot away. The foundation on which they trust is rotten, and by and by the whole superstructure of their confidence shall tumble into ruin.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 8:14

    Behold, in his servants he putteth no confidence,

    And his angels he chargeth with frailty;

    How much more true is this of those who dwell in houses of clay,

    Whose foundation is in the dust;

    They are crushed before the moth-worm! Job 4:18-19.

    He buildeth his house like the moth,

    Or like a shed which the watchman maketh. Job 27:18.

    2. Of reptiles, we find the asp and the viper mentioned:

    He shall suck the poison of asps;

    The viper's tongue shall destroy him. Job 20:16.

    3. The birds or fowls that are mentioned in this book, are much more numerous. They are the following, nearly all so mentioned as their habits had been the subject of careful observation.

    The vulture:

    The path thereto no bird knoweth,

    And the vulture's eye hath not seen it. Job 28:7.

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    Book: Job