Job 12:5
New International Version
Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

New Living Translation
People who are at ease mock those in trouble. They give a push to people who are stumbling.

English Standard Version
In the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for those whose feet slip.

Berean Study Bible
The one at ease scorns misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

King James Bible
He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

New King James Version
A lamp is despised in the thought of one who is at ease; It is made ready for those whose feet slip.

New American Standard Bible
“He who is at ease holds disaster in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.

NASB 1995
“He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.

NASB 1977
“He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.

Amplified Bible
“He who is at ease has contempt for misfortune, But misfortune is ready [and anxiously waiting] for those whose feet slip.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who is at ease holds calamity in contempt and thinks it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who is at ease holds calamity in contempt and thinks it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.

American Standard Version
In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To remove madness and evil and to restore a disjointed foot

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For it had been ordained that he should fall under others at the appointed time, and that his houses should be spoiled by transgressors: let not however any one trust that, being evil, he shall be held guiltless,

Contemporary English Version
It's easy to condemn those who are suffering, when you have no troubles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lamp despised in the thoughts of the rich, is ready for the time appointed.

English Revised Version
In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it is ready for them whose foot slippeth.

Good News Translation
You have no troubles, and yet you make fun of me; you hit someone who is about to fall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A person who has an easy life has no appreciation for misfortune. He thinks it is the fate of those who slip up.

International Standard Version
The carefree are thinking, 'I have contempt for misfortune,' Those who are about to stumble deserve it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A contemptible brand in the thought of him that is at ease, A thing ready for them whose foot slippeth.

Literal Standard Version
A torch—despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.

NET Bible
For calamity, there is derision (according to the ideas of the fortunate)--a fate for those whose feet slip!

New Heart English Bible
In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.

World English Bible
In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.

Young's Literal Translation
A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Responds to Zophar
4I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock. 5The one at ease scorns misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. 6The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure—those who carry their god in their hands.…

Cross References
Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.

Psalm 123:4
We have endured much scorn from the arrogant, much contempt from the proud.


Treasury of Scripture

He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

ready

Deuteronomy 32:35
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Psalm 17:5
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 94:18
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.

a lamp

Job 18:5
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

of him

Job 6:5
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Job 16:4
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

Psalm 123:3,4
Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt…









(5) Is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.--This rendering conveys no sense. The meaning is either that the lamp or torch prepared for feet tottering and uncertain in the darkness is disregarded and rejected by those who are at ease, and need no such aid; in which case one does not see very clearly why Job compares himself to such a torch: or, more probably, there is contempt for calamity in the thoughts of him that is at ease, it is ready at hand for them who are tottering with their feet.

Verse 5. - He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease; rather, as in the Revised Version, In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; it (i e. contempt) is ready for them whose foot slippeth. The meaning is, "I am despised and scorned by you who sit at ease, because my foot has slipped, and I have fallen into misfortune."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The one at ease
שַׁאֲנָ֑ן (ša·’ă·nān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7600: Secure, haughty

despises
בּ֭וּז (būz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 937: Disrespect

misfortune
לַפִּ֣יד (lap·pîḏ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3940: A flambeau, lamp, flame

as the fate
לְעַשְׁתּ֣וּת (lə·‘aš·tūṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6248: Cogitation

of those whose feet
רָֽגֶל׃ (rā·ḡel)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

are slipping.
לְמ֣וֹעֲדֵי (lə·mō·w·‘ă·ḏê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4571: To slip, slide, totter, shake


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