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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
The torch is held in low esteem in the thought of him that is prosperous, which was prepared to guard against a slip of the feet.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is ready to slip with his feet is like a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

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

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.

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,

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

Darby Bible Translation
He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

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.

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

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.
Study Bible
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 despises 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…







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

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

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

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

of those whose feet
רָֽגֶל׃ (rā·ḡel)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 4571: To slip, slide, totter, shake
(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." 12:1-5 Job upbraids his friends with the good opinion they had of their own wisdom compared with his. We are apt to call reproofs reproaches, and to think ourselves mocked when advised and admonished; this is our folly; yet here was colour for this charge. He suspected the true cause of their conduct to be, that they despised him who was fallen into poverty. It is the way of the world. Even the just, upright man, if he comes under a cloud, is looked upon with contempt.
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