Job 5:6
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New International Version
For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.

New Living Translation
But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

English Standard Version
For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

New American Standard Bible
"For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

King James Bible
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

International Standard Version
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;

NET Bible
For evil does not come up from the dust, nor does trouble spring up from the ground,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, sorrow doesn't come from the soil, and trouble doesn't sprout from the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

New American Standard 1977
“For affliction does not come from the dust,
            Neither does trouble sprout from the ground,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the iniquity does not come forth out of the dust; neither does chastisement spring up out of the ground;

King James 2000 Bible
For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

American King James Version
Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

American Standard Version
For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nothing upon earth is done without a voice cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

English Revised Version
For affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
Although affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

World English Bible
For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Young's Literal Translation
For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
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, 7For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:5
'Your harvest's aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year.

Job 15:35
"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."
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