Job 8:14
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English Standard Version
His confidence is severed, and his trust is a spider’s web.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
His folly shall not please him, and his trust shall be like the spider's web.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

8 For inquire only of former ages,

And attend to the research of their fathers -

9 For we are of yesterday, without experience,

Because our days upon earth are a shadow -

10 Shall they not teach thee, speak to thee,

And bring forth words from their heart?

This challenge calls Deuteronomy 32:7 to mind. לבּך is to be supplied to כּונן; the conjecture of Olshausen, וּבונן, is good, but unnecessary. רשׁון is after the Aramaic form of writing, comp. Job 15:7, where this and the ordinary form are combined. The "research of their fathers," i.e., which the fathers of former generations have bequeathed to them, is the collective result of their research, the profound wisdom of the ancients gathered from experience. Our ephemeral and shadowy life is not sufficient for passing judgment on the dealings of God; we must call history and tradition to our aid. We are תּמול (per aphaeresin, the same as אתמול), yesterday equals of yesterday; it is not necessary to read, with Olshausen, מתּמול. There is no occasion for us to suppose that Job 8:9 is an antithesis to the long duration of life of primeval man. לב (Job 8:10) is not the antithesis of mouth; but has the pregnant signification of a feeling, i.e., intelligent heart, as we find לבב אישׁ, a man of heart, i.e., understanding, Job 34:10, Job 34:34. יוציאוּ, promunt, calls to mind Matthew 13:52. Now follow familiar sayings of the ancients, not directly quoted, but the wisdom of the fathers, which Bildad endeavours to reproduce.

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web. Heb. house

Isaiah 59:5,6 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies...

Cross References
Proverbs 11:7
When the wicked dies, his hope will perish, and the expectation of wealth perishes too.

Isaiah 59:5
They hatch adders' eggs; they weave the spider's web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs will not serve as clothing; men will not cover themselves with what they make. Their works are works of iniquity, and deeds of violence are in their hands.

Amos 6:13
you who rejoice in Lo-debar, who say, "Have we not by our own strength captured Karnaim for ourselves?"

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