Job 5:7
Good News Translation
No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves, as surely as sparks fly up from a fire.

Contemporary English Version
it's all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.

New American Bible
Human beings beget mischief as sparks fly upward.

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Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.

man.

Job 14:1 Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries.

Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. . . .

Psalm 90:8,9 Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the light of thy countenance. . . .

1 Corinthians 10:13 Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.

trouble.

Ecclesiastes 1:8 All things are hard: man cannot explain them by word. The eye is not filled with seeing, neither is the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 2:22 For what profit shall a man have of all his labour, and vexation of spirit, with which he hath been tormented under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:15-17 As he came forth naked from his mother's womb, so shall he return, and shall take nothing away with him of his labour. . . .

sparks fly upward.

Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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.8Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:…
Cross References
Genesis 3:17
And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life.

Job 7:1
The life of man upon earth is a warfare, and his days are like the days of a hireling.

Job 14:1
Man born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries.

Ecclesiastes 2:23
All his days are full of sorrows and miseries, even in the night he doth not rest in mind: and is not this vanity?

Jeremiah 20:18
Why came I out of the womb, to see labour and sorrow, and that my days should be spent in confusion?

Additional Translations
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

yet man is born to labour, and even so the vulture's young seek the high places.

For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.

But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
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