Job 8:14

“Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spiders web.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose support is cut off, and whose hope is no stronger than a spider's thread.
- Basic English Bible

Whose confidence shall be cut off, and his reliance is a spider's web.
- Darby Bible

Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.
- Webster's Bible

Whose confidence shall break apart, Whose trust is a spider's web.
- World English Bible

Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whose confidence is gossamer, and whose trust is a spider's web.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:14

8:14 Hope - Whose wealth and outward glory, the matter of his hope, and trust, shall be cut off suddenly and violently taken away from him. Web - Which tho' it be formed with great art and industry, is easily swept down, or pulled in pieces.

Discussion for Job 8

  • 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
  • Me
    I understand the passage, but God didn't need to prove anything to satan, because he already knew job would be faithful, so why even put job through all that pain?
  • Katie Henry
    Rich. It wasn't the LORD doing these things. It was satan! Did you read the beginning of this book? GOD was so proud of Job and KNEW JOB inside and out and knew he wouldn 't cave to satan. GOD knew Job would never curse GOD. Satan was going to and fro on the earth... doing what? Accusing. Just what he always does. Even to GODS face satan said that Job only loved GOD because GOD made him rich blessed him accusing . So God allowed this to happen. To prove Jobs love and faith to GOD. Also to teach us a lesson. Satans evil spirit still goes to and fro on the earth this day doing the same thing as he is doing here... but also know, some day satan himself- de facto will be back again.

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