Job 5:17
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Living Translation
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

English Standard Version
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

King James Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,

NET Bible
"Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Heart English Bible
"Behold, blessed is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of Shaddai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Blessed is the person whom God corrects. That person should not despise discipline from the Almighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
            So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, blessed is the man whom God chastens; therefore, do not despise not the correction of the Almighty.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty:

American King James Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

American Standard Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not therefore the chastising of the lord:

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.

English Revised Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

World English Bible
"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:17-27 Eliphaz gives to Job a word of caution and exhortation: Despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Call it a chastening, which comes from the Father's love, and is for the child's good; and notice it as a messenger from Heaven. Eliphaz also encourages Job to submit to his condition. A good man is happy though he be afflicted, for he has not lost his enjoyment of God, nor his title to heaven; nay, he is happy because he is afflicted. Correction mortifies his corruptions, weans his heart from the world, draws him nearer to God, brings him to his Bible, brings him to his knees. Though God wounds, yet he supports his people under afflictions, and in due time delivers them. Making a wound is sometimes part of a cure. Eliphaz gives Job precious promises of what God would do for him, if he humbled himself. Whatever troubles good men may be in, they shall do them no real harm. Being kept from sin, they are kept from the evil of trouble. And if the servants of Christ are not delivered from outward troubles, they are delivered by them, and while overcome by one trouble, they conquer all. Whatever is maliciously said against them shall not hurt them. They shall have wisdom and grace to manage their concerns. The greatest blessing, both in our employments and in our enjoyments, is to be kept from sin. They shall finish their course with joy and honour. That man lives long enough who has done his work, and is fit for another world. It is a mercy to die seasonably, as the corn is cut and housed when fully ripe; not till then, but then not suffered to stand any longer. Our times are in God's hands; it is well they are so. Believers are not to expect great wealth, long life, or to be free from trials. But all will be ordered for the best. And remark from Job's history, that steadiness of mind and heart under trial, is one of the highest attainments of faith. There is little exercise for faith when all things go well. But if God raises a storm, permits the enemy to send wave after wave, and seemingly stands aloof from our prayers, then, still to hang on and trust God, when we cannot trace him, this is the patience of the saints. Blessed Saviour! how sweet it is to look unto thee, the Author and Finisher of faith, in such moments!
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
16"So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth. 17"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18"For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Job 8:5
"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,

Job 11:13
"If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,

Job 15:11
"Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?

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

Job 36:16
"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;

Proverbs 3:11
My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,

Jeremiah 31:18
"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

happy.

Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;

Proverbs 3:11,12 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary …

Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Hebrews 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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