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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CommentaryClarke'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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drive him. Heb. scatter him. to his feet
LibraryWhether 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?
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;
How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
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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