Job 5:5
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New International Version
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

New Living Translation
The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.

English Standard Version
The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

New American Standard Bible
"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

King James Bible
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth.

International Standard Version
Then the hungry will devour his harvest, snatching it even from the midst of thorns, while the thirsty covet their wealth.

NET Bible
The hungry eat up his harvest, and take it even from behind the thorns, and the thirsty swallow up their fortune.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What a stubborn fool gathers, hungry people eat. They take it even from among the thorns, and thirsty people pant after his wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

New American Standard 1977
“His harvest the hungry devour,
            And take it to a place of thorns;
            And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The hungry shall eat up his harvest, and even take it out from among the thorns, and the thirsty shall drink up their substance.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their wealth.

American King James Version
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

American Standard Version
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns; And the snare gapeth for their substance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.

Darby Bible Translation
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance.

English Revised Version
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

World English Bible
whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.

Young's Literal Translation
Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-5 Eliphaz here calls upon Job to answer his arguments. Were any of the saints or servants of God visited with such Divine judgments as Job, or did they ever behave like him under their sufferings? The term, saints, holy, or more strictly, consecrated ones, seems in all ages to have been applied to the people of God, through the Sacrifice slain in the covenant of their reconciliation. Eliphaz doubts not that the sin of sinners directly tends to their ruin. They kill themselves by some lust or other; therefore, no doubt, Job has done some foolish thing, by which he has brought himself into this condition. The allusion was plain to Job's former prosperity; but there was no evidence of Job's wickedness, and the application to him was unfair and severe.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
4"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer. 5"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth. 6"For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,…
Cross References
Job 18:8
"For he is thrown into the net by his own feet, And he steps on the webbing.

Job 20:22
"In the fullness of his plenty he will be cramped; The hand of everyone who suffers will come against him.

Job 22:10
"Therefore snares surround you, And sudden dread terrifies you,

Psalm 109:11
Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
Treasury of Scripture

Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

harvest.

Deuteronomy 28:33,51 The fruit of your land, and all your labors, shall a nation which …

Judges 6:3-6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, …

Isaiah 62:8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, …

the thorns.

Judges 6:11 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was …

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king …

the robber.

Job 1:15,17 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have …

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are …

Job 18:9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

swalloweth.

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Job 20:15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God …

Jeremiah 51:34,44 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed …

Lamentations 2:5,16 The LORD was as an enemy: he has swallowed up Israel, he has swallowed …

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