Job 18:7
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New International Version
The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down.

King James Bible
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

Darby Bible Translation
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

World English Bible
The steps of his strength shall be shortened. His own counsel shall cast him down.

Young's Literal Translation
Straitened are the steps of his strength, And cast him down doth his own counsel.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The steps of his strength - Even in his greatest prosperity he shall be in straits and difficulties.

His own counsel - He shall be the dupe and the victim of his own airy, ambitious, and impious schemes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

steps

Job 20:22 In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come on him.

Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place...

Psalm 18:36 You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

Proverbs 4:12 When you go, your steps shall not be straitened; and when you run, you shall not stumble.

his own

Job 5:12,13 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.

Proverbs 1:30-32 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof...

Hosea 10:6 It shall be also carried to Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame...

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

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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 15:6
Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.

Proverbs 4:12
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

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