Job 8:15
New International Version
They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.

New Living Translation
They cling to their home for security, but it won’t last. They try to hold it tight, but it will not endure.

English Standard Version
He leans against his house, but it does not stand; he lays hold of it, but it does not endure.

Berean Study Bible
He leans on his web, but it gives way; he holds fast, but it does not endure.

New American Standard Bible
"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

New King James Version
He leans on his house, but it does not stand. He holds it fast, but it does not endure.

King James Bible
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

Christian Standard Bible
He leans on his web, but it doesn't stand firm. He grabs it, but it does not hold up.

Contemporary English Version
they take hold and fall because it's so flimsy.

Good News Translation
If they lean on a web, will it hold them up? If they grab for a thread, will it help them stand?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He leans on his web, but it doesn't stand firm. He grabs it, but it does not hold up.

International Standard Version
He leans against his house, but it won't stand; he grabs hold of it firmly, but it doesn't last.

NET Bible
He leans against his house but it does not hold up, he takes hold of it but it does not stand.

New Heart English Bible
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If one leans on his house, it collapses. If one holds on to it, it will not support his weight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

New American Standard 1977
“He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

American King James Version
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

American Standard Version
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If he should prop up his house, it shall not stand: and when he has taken hold of it, it shall not remain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand: he shall prop it up, and it shall not rise:

Darby Bible Translation
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand; he shall lay hold on it, but it shall not endure.

English Revised Version
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

World English Bible
He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand. He shall cling to it, but it shall not endure.

Young's Literal Translation
He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
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. 16He is a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden.…
Cross References
Job 8:22
Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."

Job 27:18
The house he built is like a moth's cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman.

Psalm 49:11
Their graves are their eternal homes--their dwellings for endless generations--even though their lands were their namesakes.

Proverbs 14:11
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.

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

Treasury of Scripture

He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

it shall not stand

Job 18:14
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

Job 27:18
He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

Psalm 52:5-7
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah…







Lexicon
He leans
יִשָּׁעֵ֣ן (yiš·šā·‘ên)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8172: To lean, support oneself

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his web,
בֵּ֭יתוֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

but it gives way;
יַעֲמֹ֑ד (ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

he holds fast,
יַחֲזִ֥יק (ya·ḥă·zîq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

but it does not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

endure.
יָקֽוּם׃ (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand
(15) It shall not endure.--The description of the wicked man ends here.

Verse 15. - He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. A spider's web, once damaged, rapidly goes to pieces. It cannot be patched up. To "lean upon it" is to put its structure to a test which it is unable to bear. It cannot "stand" or "endure." The case is the same with all the supports of the ungodly. 8:8-19 Bildad discourses well of hypocrites and evil-doers, and the fatal end of all their hopes and joys. He proves this truth of the destruction of the hopes and joys of hypocrites, by an appeal to former times. Bildad refers to the testimony of the ancients. Those teach best that utter words out of their heart, that speak from an experience of spiritual and divine things. A rush growing in fenny ground, looking very green, but withering in dry weather, represents the hypocrite's profession, which is maintained only in times of prosperity. The spider's web, spun with great skill, but easily swept away, represents a man's pretensions to religion when without the grace of God in his heart. A formal professor flatters himself in his own eyes, doubts not of his salvation, is secure, and cheats the world with his vain confidences. The flourishing of the tree, planted in the garden, striking root to the rock, yet after a time cut down and thrown aside, represents wicked men, when most firmly established, suddenly thrown down and forgotten. This doctrine of the vanity of a hypocrite's confidence, or the prosperity of a wicked man, is sound; but it was not applicable to the case of Job, if confined to the present world.
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