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Job 18:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “His vigorous stride is shortened, And his own scheme brings him down.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The steppings of his strength are hemmed in, and his own counsel casteth him down;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Straitened are the steps of his strength, And cast him down doth his own counsel.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his owne counsell shall cast him downe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let the meanest of men spoil his goods, and let his counsel deceive [him].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The steps 6806
{6806} Prime
צַעַד
tsa`ad
{tsah'-ad}
From H6804; a pace or regular step.
of his strength 202
{0202} Prime
אוֹן
'own
{one}
Probably from the same as H0205 (in the sense of effort, but successful); ability, power, (figuratively) wealth.
shall be straitened, 3334
{3334} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to press (intransitively), that is, be narrow; figuratively be in distress.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and his own counsel 6098
{6098} Prime
עֵצָה
`etsah
{ay-tsaw'}
From H3289; advice; by implication plan; also prudence.
shall cast him down. 7993
{7993} Prime
שָׁלַךְ
shalak
{shaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:7

_ _ steps of his strengthHebrew, for “His strong steps.” A firm step marks health. To be straitened in steps is to be no longer able to move about at will (Proverbs 4:12).

_ _ his own counsel — Plans shall be the means of his fall (Job 5:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 18:7

Steps — His strong steps, by a vulgar Hebraism: his attempts and actions; such of them as seem to be contrived with greatest strength of understanding, and carried on with greatest resolution. Straitened — Shall be hindered and entangled. He shall be cast into difficulties and perplexities, so that he shall not be able to proceed, and to accomplish his enterprizes.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
steps:

Job 20:22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full of fatness.
Psalms 18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
Proverbs 4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

his own:

Job 5:12-13 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise. ... He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
2 Samuel 15:31 And [one] told David, saying, Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite [is] better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
Psalms 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Proverbs 1:30-32 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. ... For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Hosea 10:6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria [for] a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
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2S 15:31; 17:14. Jb 5:12; 20:22; 36:16. Ps 18:36; 33:10. Pv 1:30; 4:12. Ho 10:6. 1Co 3:19.

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