Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 may prepare, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. 18 He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that a watchman makes. 19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered. He opens his eyes, and he is not.



Cross References

Job 8:14-15

His hope shall be cut off, and his trust shall be in a spider's web.

Isaiah 1:8

And the daughter of Zion is left a booth in a vineyard, like a hut in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city.

Isaiah 38:12

My generation is departed and removed from me like a shepherd's tent; I have cut off my life like a weaver; He will cut me off from the loom; from day even to night You will make an end of me.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but My righteousness shall be forever, and My salvation from generation to generation.

Lamentations 2:6

And He violated His booth like a garden, and destroyed His meeting places. Jehovah caused the meeting places and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and He despised the king and the priest in the fury of His anger.

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