Job 18:11
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New International Version
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.

King James Bible
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Darby Bible Translation
Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps.

World English Bible
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall chase him at his heels.

Young's Literal Translation
Round about terrified him have terrors, And they have scattered him -- at his feet.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The gin shall take him - Houbigant reads the tenth before the ninth verse, thus: "The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way. The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him." From the beginning of the seventh verse to the end of the thirteenth there is an allusion to the various arts and methods practiced in hunting. 1. A number of persons extend themselves in a forest, and drive the game before them, still straitening the space from a broad base to a narrow point in form of a triangle, so that the farther they go the less room have they on the right and left, the hunters lining each side, while the drovers with their dogs are coming up behind. "The steps of his strength shall be straitened," Job 18:7. 2. Nets, gins, and pitfalls, are laid or formed in different places, so that many are taken before they come to the point where the two lines close. "He is cast into a net, he walketh upon a snare - the trap is laid for him in the way - the snare in the ground," Job 18:8-10. 3. The howling of the dogs, with the shouts of the huntsmen, fill him with dismay, and cause him to run himself beyond his strength and out of breath. "Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet," Job 18:11. 4. While spent with hunger and fatigue, he is entangled in the spread nets; and the huntsman either pierces him with an arrow or spear, or cuts the sinews of his legs, so that he is easily captured and destroyed. "The robbers shall prevail against him," Job 18:9. "His strength is hunger-bitten, and destruction is ready at his side," Job 18:12. This latter verse is thus paraphrased by the Chaldee: "Let his first-born son be famished; and affliction be prepared for his wife."

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Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Job 20:25 It is drawn, and comes out of the body; yes, the glittering sword comes out of his gall: terrors are on him.

Psalm 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Jeremiah 6:25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Jeremiah 20:3,4 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah to him...

Jeremiah 46:5 Why have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back...

Jeremiah 49:29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels...

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...

Revelation 6:15,16 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...

drive him. Heb. scatter him. to his feet

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

2 Kings 7:6,7 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Psalm 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you...

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Whether the Fire of Hell is Beneath the Earth?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not beneath the earth. For it is said of the damned (Job 18:18), "And God shall remove him out of the globe [Douay: 'world']." Therefore the fire whereby the damned will be punished is not beneath the earth but outside the globe. Objection 2: Further, nothing violent or accidental can be everlasting. But this fire will be in hell for ever. Therefore it will be there, not by force but naturally. Now fire cannot be under the earth save by violence. Therefore
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Fire of Hell is of the Same Species as Ours?
Objection 1: It would seem that this fire is not of the same species as the corporeal fire which we see. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xx, 16): "In my opinion no man knows of what kind is the everlasting fire, unless the Spirit of God has revealed it to anyone." But all or nearly all know the nature of this fire of ours. Therefore that fire is not of the same species as this. Objection 2: Further, Gregory commenting on Job 10:26, "A fire that is not kindled shall devour him," says (Moral. xv):
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 15:21
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

Job 18:10
A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 20:25
He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;

Psalm 73:19
How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!

Isaiah 28:19
As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through." The understanding of this message will bring sheer terror.

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