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Proverbs 30:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The lizard taketh hold with her hands, Yet is she in kings' palaces.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings’ palaces.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in king's palaces.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— thou takest hold of the lizard with the hands, yet is she in kings' palaces.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The lizard, with hands, reneweth its hold,—yet, the same, is in the palaces of the king.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The stellio supporteth itself on hands, and dwelleth in kings' houses.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings palaces.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the eft, which supports itself by [its] hands, and is easily taken, dwells in the fortresses of kings.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The spider 8079
{8079} Prime
שְׂמָמִית
s@mamiyth
{sem-aw-meeth'}
Probably from H8074 (in the sense of poisoning); a lizard (from the superstition of its noxiousness).
taketh hold 8610
{8610} Prime
תָּפַשׂ
taphas
{taw-fas'}
A primitive root; to manipulate, that is, seize; chiefly to capture, wield; specifically to overlay; figuratively to use unwarrantably.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
with her hands, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
and is in kings' 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
palaces. 1964
{1964} Prime
הֵיכָל
heykal
{hay-kawl'}
Probably from H3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 30:24-31.


Proverbs 30:28

_ _ spider — tolerated, even in palaces, to destroy flies.

_ _ taketh ... hands — or, uses with activity the limbs provided for taking prey.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 30:24-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 30:28

Hands — With her legs, which he calls hands, because they serve her for the same use, to do her work, to weave her web, and to catch gnats or flies. Palaces — Is not only in poor cottages, but many times in palaces also.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 30:28

The spider taketh hold (o) with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

(o) If man is not able to compass these common things by his wisdom, we cannot attribute wisdom to man, but folly.

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