|New International Version (©2011)|
From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.
New Living Translation (©2007)
From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
English Standard Version (©2001)
He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
"From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.
International Standard Version (©2012)
"He will deliver you through six calamities; and calamity won't touch you throughout the seventh.
NET Bible (©2006)
He will deliver you from six calamities; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
He will keep you safe from six troubles, and when the seventh one comes, no harm will touch you:
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
He shall deliver you in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
American King James Version
He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
American Standard Version
He will deliver thee in six troubles; Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
In six troubles he shall deliver thee, and in the seventh, evil shall not touch thee.
Darby Bible Translation
He will deliver thee in six troubles, and in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
English Revised Version
He shall deliver thee in six troubles; yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
Webster's Bible Translation
He will deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
World English Bible
He will deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
Young's Literal Translation
In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee.
|Matthew Henry's Concise 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!
Verse 19. - He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven (comp. Amos 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 13, "For three transgressions... and for four"). An idiomatic way of expressing an indefinite number. There shall no evil touch thee; i.e. no real evil, nothing calculated to do thee real hurt. All affliction is "for the present grievous;" but if it "afterward yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby" (Hebrews 12:11), it does not do us harm, but good.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
He shall deliver thee in six troubles,.... Behaving as before directed; seeking unto God, committing his cause and case to him, and leaving it with him; and not despising the chastening of the Lord, but receiving and bearing it with reverence, patience, and submission: and then the sense is, that God would deliver out of whatsoever troubles he was or should be in, though they were ever so many; a certain number being put for an uncertain one, Psalm 34:19,
yea, seven there shall no evil touch thee; which is a number expressive of multitude and of perfection, and so may denote the multitude and fulness of afflictions: the tribulations of God's people are many, through which they pass to heaven, and there is a measure of them to be filled up; and when they are come to the height, and the measure is fully up, then the Lord puts a stop to them, and delivers out of all their troubles; and in the midst of them all, so preserves them, that "no evil" shall so much as "touch" them; not the evil of punishment; for, though those troubles and afflictions that attend them are evil things, in a natural or civil sense, they are disagreeable and distressing, yet they are not the effect of vindictive justice; there is not a drop wrath and vengeance in them; and though they do come upon them and unto them, upon their persons and families; yet not so as to do any real hurt, or as to destroy them; see Psalm 91:10; some think that seven particular troubles are meant, hereafter mentioned, as Jarchi; as famine, war, an evil tongue, destruction, dearness of provision, the beasts of the earth, and the stones of the field.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
19. in six … yea, in seven—(Pr 6:16; Am 1:3). The Hebrew idiom fixes on a certain number (here "six"), in order to call attention as to a thing of importance; then increases the force by adding, with a "yea, nay seven," the next higher number; here "seven," the sacred and perfect number. In all possible troubles; not merely in the precise number "seven."
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