Job 27:18
Good News Translation
The wicked build houses like a spider's web or like the hut of a slave guarding the fields.

Contemporary English Version
No homes built by the wicked will outlast a cocoon or a shack.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath built his house as a moth, and as a keeper he hath made a booth.

New American Bible
He builds his house as of cobwebs, or like a booth put up by a watchman.

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He hath built his house as a moth, and as a keeper he hath made a booth.

as a moth

Job 8:14,15 His folly shall not please him, and his trust shall be like the spider's web. . . .

Isaiah 51:8 For the worm shall eat them up as a garment: and the moth shall consume them as wool: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my justice from generation to generation.

as a booth

Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Sion shall be left as a covert in a vineyard, and as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, and as a city that is laid waste.

Isaiah 38:12 My generation is at an end, and it is rolled away from me, as a shepherd's tent. My life is cut off, as by a weaver: whilst I was yet but beginning, he cut me off: from morning even to night thou wilt make an end of me.

Lamentations 2:6 Vau. And he hath destroyed his tent as a garden, he hath thrown down his tabernacle: the Lord hath caused feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Sion: and hath delivered up king and priest to reproach, and to the indignation of his wrath.

Context
The Wicked Man's Portion
17He shall prepare indeed, but the just man shall be clothed with it: and the innocent shall divide the silver. 18He hath built his house as a moth, and as a keeper he hath made a booth.19The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing.…
Cross References
Job 8:15
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand: he shall prop it up, and it shall not rise:

Job 18:14
Let his confidence be rooted out of his tabernacle, and let destruction tread upon him like a king.

Additional Translations
The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman.He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes.

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

And his house is gone like moths, and like a spider's web.

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth which the keeper maketh.

He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.
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