Job 8:14
New International Version
What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web.

New Living Translation
Their confidence hangs by a thread. They are leaning on a spider’s web.

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

Berean Study Bible
His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider’s web.

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

New King James Version
Whose confidence shall be cut off, And whose trust is a spider’s web.

New American Standard Bible
His confidence is fragile, And his trust is a spider’s web.

NASB 1995
Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider’s web.

NASB 1977
Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider’s web.

Amplified Bible
For his confidence is fragile and breaks, And his trust is [like] a spider’s web.

Christian Standard Bible
His source of confidence is fragile; what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His source of confidence is fragile; what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his trust will be cut down, and his house is the house of the spider

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For his house shall be without inhabitants, and his tent shall prove a spider's web.

Contemporary English Version
and trust in something as frail as 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.

Good News Translation
They trust a thread--a spider's web.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His confidence is easily shattered. His trust is a spider's web.

International Standard Version
his confidence is shattered; his trust is in a spider's web.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whose confidence is gossamer, And whose trust is a spider's web.

Literal Standard Version
Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.

NET Bible
whose trust is in something futile, whose security is a spider's web.

New Heart English Bible
Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
13Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish. 14His confidence is fragile; his security is in a spider’s web. 15He leans on his web, but it gives way; he holds fast, but it does not endure.…

Cross References
Proverbs 11:7
When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of his strength vanishes.

Isaiah 59:5
They hatch the eggs of vipers and weave a spider's web. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Isaiah 59:6
Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.

Amos 6:13
you who rejoice in Lo-debar and say, 'Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?'


Treasury of Scripture

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

web.

Isaiah 59:5,6
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper…









Verse 14. - Whose hope shall be cut off; or, break in sunder (Revised Version). Here the second metaphor begins to come in. The ungodly, who has built up around him a house, and a body of dependants and friends, is like a spider which has spun itself a magnificent web, and thinks to find a defense in it. The moment it is put to the proof it breaks in sunder;" its delicate tracery is shattered; its fabric goes to nought. Job's house had gone to nought before his person was smitten, and, though it had once been so strong, in the hour of trial had lent him no support at all. And whose trust shall be a spider's web; literally, a spider's house. All the trust of the ungodly, in whatever it consists, shall be as fragile, as frail, as unsubstantial, as the filmy structure that a spider spins with such ears and skill, but which a wind, or a wasp, or an inconsiderate movement of its own may shatter to bits.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

confidence
כִּסְל֑וֹ (kis·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3689: Fatness, the loin, the viscera, silliness, trust

is fragile;
יָק֥וֹט (yā·qō·wṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6990: To clip off, destroy

his security
מִבְטַחֽוֹ׃ (miḇ·ṭa·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4009: A refuge, security, assurance

is in a spider’s
עַ֝כָּבִ֗ישׁ (‘ak·kā·ḇîš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5908: A spider

web.
וּבֵ֥ית (ū·ḇêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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