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Job 27:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He has built his house like the spider’s web, Or as a hut [which] the watchman has made.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He hath built, like a moth, his house,—like a hut, which a watcher hath made.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He hath built his house as a moth, and as a keeper he hath made a booth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And his house is gone like moths, and like a spider's web.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He buildeth 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
his house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
as a moth, 6211
{6211} Prime
עָשׂ
`ash
{awsh}
From H6244; a moth.
and as a booth 5521
{5521} Prime
סֻכָּה
cukkah
{sook-kaw'}
Feminine of H5520; a hut or lair.
[that] the keeper 5341
{5341} Prime
נָצַר
natsar
{naw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
maketh. 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.


Job 27:18

_ _ (Job 8:14; Job 4:19). The transition is natural from “raiment” (Job 27:16) to the “house” of the “moth” in it, and of it, when in its larva state. The moth worm’s house is broken whenever the “raiment” is shaken out, so frail is it.

_ _ booth — a bough-formed hut which the guard of a vineyard raises for temporary shelter (Isaiah 1:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 27:18

A moth — Which settleth itself in a garment, but is quickly and unexpectedly dispossessed of its dwelling, and crushed to death. A booth — Which the keeper of a garden or vineyard suddenly rears up in fruit — time, and as quickly pulls down again.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as a (m) moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper maketh.

(m) Which breeds in another man's possessions or garment, but is soon shaken out.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
as a moth:

Job 8:14-15 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust [shall be] a spider's web. ... He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
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 for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

as a booth:

Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
Isaiah 38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day [even] to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Lamentations 2:6 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as [if it were of] a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.
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Jb 8:14. Is 1:8; 38:12; 51:8. Lm 2:6.

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