Job 5:21
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New International Version
You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

New Living Translation
You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.

English Standard Version
You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.

New American Standard Bible
"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

King James Bible
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes.

International Standard Version
You'll be protected from the accusing tongue; you need not fear destruction when it heads your way.

NET Bible
You will be protected from malicious gossip, and will not be afraid of the destruction when it comes.

New Heart English Bible
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the tongue lashes out, you will be safe, and you will not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

New American Standard 1977
“You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
            Neither will you be afraid of violence when it comes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it comes.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

American King James Version
You shall be hid from the whip of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt he hidden from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt not fear calamity when it cometh.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and thou shalt not be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

World English Bible
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Young's Literal Translation
When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction, When it cometh.
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
20"In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword. 21"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes. 22"You will laugh at violence and famine, And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.…
Cross References
Job 5:15
"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.

Psalm 31:20
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 91:5
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;

Psalm 91:6
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

Proverbs 3:25
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
Treasury of Scripture

You shall be hid from the whip of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

be hid.

Psalm 31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man…

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in …

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on …

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue …

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. …

from the scourge. or, when the tongue scourgeth. neither.

Psalm 91:5-7 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow …

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