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Job 27:18

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The house he builds is as fragile as a moth’s cocoon, 1  like a hut 2  that a watchman has made.

XREF

Job 8:14,15; Isa 1:8; Isa 38:12; Isa 51:8; La 2:6

NET © Notes

tn Heb כָעָשׁ (khaash, “like a moth”), but this leaves room for clarification. Some commentators wanted to change it to “bird’s nest” or just “nest” (cf. NRSV) to make the parallelism; see Job 4:14. But the word is not found. The LXX has a double expression, “as moths, as a spider.” So several take it as the spider’s web, which is certainly unsubstantial (cf. NAB, NASB, NLT; see Job 8:14).

tn The Hebrew word is the word for “booth,” as in the Feast of Booths. The word describes something that is flimsy; it is not substantial at all.



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