Job 18:10

10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.

Job 18:10 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 A rope is hidden for him in the ground, a trap for him in the path.
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 A noose lies hidden on the ground. A rope is stretched across their path.
The Message Bible (MSG)
10 They trip on ropes they've hidden, and fall into pits they've dug themselves.
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 A noose is hid for him in the ground, And a trap for him in the way.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
10 A rope is hidden on the ground for him. A trap is on his path [to catch] him.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
10 A rope lies hidden for him on the ground, and a snare [waits] for him along the path.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
10 A trap lies in their path. A rope to catch them is hidden on the ground.

Job 18:10 Meaning and Commentary

Job 18:10

The snare [is] laid for him in the ground
Or "hidden"


F18 there; for, as Solomon says, "in vain the net is spread in sight of any bird", ( Proverbs 1:17 ) ; and in vain it is to lay a snare publicly in the sight or creature, it will not then come near it, but shun and avoid it; and therefore it is laid underground, or hid in the earth, or in some private place, where the creature it is designed for may be thought to come, or into which it is decoyed; or "the cord" F19, that which is fastened to the snare or net, and which the fowler holds in his hand, and pulls with; as he finds occasion and opportunity offers; but this is hid as much as possible, that it may not be seen:

and a trap for him in the way;
in which he is used to walk, by the roadside, or in it; Mr. Broughton renders it, "a pitfall on the wayside", such as is dug for beasts to fall into and be taken. The whole of this is designed to show how suddenly and secretly wicked men are taken in nets, and snares, and gins, either of their own or others laying, and, while they are crying "Peace, peace, sudden destruction comes upon them"; see ( Ecclesiastes 9:12 ) ( 1 Thessalonians 5:3 ) .

F18 (Nwmj) "absconditus", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius
F19 (wlbx) "funis ejus", Montanus, Tigurine version, Mercerus, Drusius, Cocceius, Schmidt.

Job 18:10 In-Context

8 His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.
9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast.
10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path.
11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Proverbs 7:22; Isaiah 51:20
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 28:9
  • 3. Psalms 140:5
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