Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

"He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made.

New American Standard Bible

“He has built his house like the spider’s web,
Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

King James Version

He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

Holman Bible

The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon
or a booth set up by a watchman.

International Standard Version

"He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.

A Conservative Version

He builds his house as the moth, and as a booth which the keeper makes.

American Standard Version

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

Amplified


“He builds his house like a spider’s web,
Like a (temporary) hut which a watchman makes.

Bible in Basic English

His house has no more strength than a spider's thread, or a watchman's tent.

Darby Translation

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

Julia Smith Translation

He built his house as the moth, and as a booth he watching made.

King James 2000

He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that the keeper makes.

Modern King James verseion

He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that a watchman makes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His house shall endure as the moth, and as a booth that the watchman maketh.

NET Bible

The house he builds is as fragile as a moth's cocoon, like a hut that a watchman has made.

New Heart English Bible

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

The Emphasized Bible

He hath built, like a moth, his house, - like a hut, which a watcher hath made.

Webster

He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

World English Bible

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

as a moth
עשׂב עשׁ 
`ash 
Usage: 12

and as a booth
סכּה 
Cukkah 
Usage: 31

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Continues His Final Speech

17 he makes [it] ready, and [the] righteous will wear [it], and [the] innocent will divide [the] silver. 18 "He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made. 19 He goes to bed [with] wealth, but {he will do so no more}; he opens his eyes, and {it is gone}.



Cross References

Job 8:14-15

whose confidence is cut off and {whose trust} [is] a spider's house.

Isaiah 1:8

And the daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a shelter in a cucumber field, like a city that is besieged.

Isaiah 38:12

My dwelling place is pulled up and removed from me like the tent of my shepherd; I have rolled up my life like weaver. He cuts me off from [the] thrum; from day to night you bring me to an end.

Isaiah 51:8

For a moth will eat them like garments; a moth will devour them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation for {generation after generation}."

Lamentations 2:6

He has broken down {his dwelling} place like the garden; he has ruined his appointed feasts; Yahweh has made [them] forget in Zion {festival} and Sabbath, and he has despised in his anger king and priest.

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