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Job 18:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A gin shall take [him] by the heel, [And] a snare shall lay hold on him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The gin shall take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber shall prevail against him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “A snare seizes [him] by the heel, [And] a trap snaps shut on him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The gin shall take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber shall prevail against him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The gin taketh [him] by the heel, the snare layeth hold on him;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There catcheth him—by the heel—a gin, there holdeth him fast—a noose:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Seize on the heel doth a gin, Prevail over him do the designing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sole of his foot shall be held in a snare, and thirst shall burn against him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The grinne shall take [him] by the heele, [and] the robber shall preuaile against him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And let snares come upon him: he shall strengthen those that thirst for his destruction.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The gin shall take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber shall prevail against him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The gin 6341
{6341} Prime
פַּח
pach
{pakh}
From H6351; a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina).
shall take 270
{0270} Prime
אָחַז
'achaz
{aw-khaz'}
A primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[him] by the heel, 6119
{6119} Prime
עָקֵב
`aqeb
{aw-kabe'}
From H6117; a heel (as protuberant); hence a track; figuratively the rear (of an army). (lier in wait is by mistake for H6120.).
[and] the robber 6782
{6782} Prime
צַמִּים
tsammiym
{tsam-meem'}
From the same as H6777; a noose (as fastening); figuratively destruction.
shall prevail 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
against x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:9

_ _ robber — rather answering to “gin” in the parallel clause, “the noose shall hold him fast” [Umbreit].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The gin:

Isaiah 8:14-15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. ... And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

robber:

Job 1:15 And the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 1:17 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
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