Job 8:15

“He shall leane vpon his house, but it shall not stand: he shal hold it fast, but it shall not endure.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is looking to his family for support, but it is not there; he puts his hope in it, but it comes to nothing.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand; he shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:15


8:15 House - He shall trust to the multitude of his children and servants, and to his wealth, all which come under the name of a man's house in scripture. Hold it - To uphold himself by it. But his web, that refuge of lies, will be swept away, and he crushed in it.


Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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