Job 5:15
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New International Version
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.

New Living Translation
He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.

English Standard Version
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

New American Standard Bible
"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.

King James Bible
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saves the needy from their sharp words and from the clutches of the powerful.

International Standard Version
So he delivers from the sword of their mouth— the poor from the power of the mighty.

NET Bible
So he saves from the sword that comes from their mouth, even the poor from the hand of the powerful.

New Heart English Bible
But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But he saves [other people] from their slander and the needy from the power of the mighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But He saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

New American Standard 1977
“But He saves from the sword of their mouth,
            And the poor from the hand of the mighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he saves the poor from the sword, from the mouth of the wicked, and from the hand of the violent.

King James 2000 Bible
But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

American King James Version
But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

American Standard Version
But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he shall save the needy from the sword of their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent.

Darby Bible Translation
And he saveth the needy from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

English Revised Version
But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

World English Bible
But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy,
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
14"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night. 15"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty. 16"So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.…
Cross References
Job 4:10
"The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.

Job 4:11
"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

Job 5:21
"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

Job 29:17
"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.

Job 34:28
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Job 34:30
So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.

Job 36:6
"He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.

Job 36:15
"He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.

Job 38:15
"From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
Treasury of Scripture

But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

he saveth.

Psalm 10:14,17 You have seen it; for you behold mischief and spite, to requite it …

Psalm 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like to you, which deliver the …

Psalm 72:4,12,13 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children …

Psalm 107:41 Yet sets he the poor on high from affliction, and makes him families …

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from …

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and …

(15) From the sword, from their mouth.--It is merely a matter of grammatical nicety whether we regard the sword as coming forth from their mouth, or as identical with what comes forth from it, or as the first of three things from which the poor are delivered. It is worthy of special note that the Lord is thus conceived of and represented, as the Saviour, and the Saviour of them who have no saviour. Is not this an idea confined to the circle of the sacred writings? At all events, it so abounds and predominates in them as to be pre-eminently, if not exclusively, characteristic of them.

Verse 15. - But he sayeth the poor from the sword, from their mouth; rather, from the sword of their mouth; i.e. from their cruel and destructive words (Psalm 57:4; Psalm 64:3; Proverbs 12:18), which cut "like a sharp razor" (Psalm 52:2). By calumny, innuendoes, lies, fraudulent representations, and the like, the ungodly work, perhaps, more injury than by their actions. And from the hand of the mighty. God delivers the poor both from their words and from their deeds. But he saveth the poor,.... Who are so in a literal sense, and whom the Lord saves with a temporal salvation; these being the butt of the crafty, wise, and cunning, on whom their eyes are, for whom they lay snares, and lie in wait to draw them in; and these being helpless and without friends, God takes notice of them, appears for them, and arises for their help, and saves them:

from the sword; of their enemies, drawn against them and ready to be sheathed in them:

from their mouth; from their reproaches, calumnies, detraction, and evil speaking; or "from the sword, their mouth" (w), as some; or "from the sword of their mouth" (x), as others; or which comes out of it; whose mouths and tongues are as sharp swords, which destroy their credit and reputation, and threaten them with ruin; the Targum is,"from the slaughter of their mouth:"

and from the hand of the mighty; their mighty enemies, that, are mightier than they; the Targum is,"from the hand of a mighty king;''such an one as Pharaoh, which the same paraphrase makes mention of in Job 5:14, and from whom the poor Israelites were delivered: this may be applied to the poor in a spiritual sense, who are poor in spirit, and are sensible of their spiritual poverty, whom the Lord looks unto, has a regard for, and saves them from "the sword" of avenging justice; that being awaked against the man, his fellow, and so warded off from them, and from the mouth of a cursing and condemning law, and from Satan the accuser of the brethren; and of wicked men, whose tongue rising up in judgment against them, he condemns; and from the "hand" of Satan the strong man armed, and who is stronger than they; and of all their spiritual enemies.

(w) So some in Michaelis. (x) "A gladio oris eorum", V. L. "a gladio qui ex ore eorum", De Dieu, Schultens. 15. "From the sword" which proceedeth "from their mouth" (Ps 59:7; 57:4).5:6-16 Eliphaz reminds Job, that no affliction comes by chance, nor is to be placed to second causes. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed, as that between day and night, summer and winter; but it is according to the will and counsel of God. We must not attribute our afflictions to fortune, for they are from God; nor our sins to fate, for they are from ourselves. Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can truly call our own, but sin and trouble. Actual transgressions are sparks that fly out of the furnace of original corruption. Such is the frailty of our bodies, and the vanity of all our enjoyments, that our troubles arise thence as the sparks fly upward; so many are they, and so fast does one follow another. Eliphaz reproves Job for not seeking God, instead of quarrelling with him. Is any afflicted? let him pray. It is heart's ease, a salve for every sore. Eliphaz speaks of rain, which we are apt to look upon as a little thing; but if we consider how it is produced, and what is produced by it, we shall see it to be a great work of power and goodness. Too often the great Author of all our comforts, and the manner in which they are conveyed to us, are not noticed, because they are received as things of course. In the ways of Providence, the experiences of some are encouragements to others, to hope the best in the worst of times; for it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. And daring sinners are confounded, and forced to acknowledge the justice of God's proceedings.
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