Job 8:15

“He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He shall leane vpon his house, but it shall not stand: he shal hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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