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Evil does not grow in the soil, nor does trouble grow out of the ground.
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Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.
Job 34:29 For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?
Deuteronomy 32:27 But for the wrath of the enemies I have deferred it: lest perhaps their enemies might be proud, and should say: Our mighty hand, and not the Lord, hath done all these things.
1 Samuel 6:9 And you shall look: and if it go up by the way of his own coasts, towards Bethsames, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, we shall know that it is not his hand hath touched us, but it hath happened by chance.
Psalm 90:7 For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.
Lamentations 3:38 Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest?
Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?
Hosea 10:4 You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled:
ContextEliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
…5Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches. 6Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.7Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.…
Additional TranslationsFor distress does not spring from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
For labour cannot by any means come out of the earth, nor shall trouble spring out of the mountains:
For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
For affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
Although affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
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