Job 5:16
New International Version
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

New Living Translation
And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.

English Standard Version
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Berean Study Bible
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

New American Standard Bible
"So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.

King James Bible
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

Contemporary English Version
The poor are filled with hope, and injustice is silenced.

Good News Translation
He gives hope to the poor and silences the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.

International Standard Version
Therefore there is hope for those who are poor, and iniquity shuts its mouth.

NET Bible
Thus the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts its mouth.

New Heart English Bible
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the poor have hope while wrongdoing shuts its mouth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who is the hope of the poor, and iniquity closes her mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

American King James Version
So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

American Standard Version
So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let the weak have hope, but the mouth of the unjust be stopped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to the needy there shall he hope, but iniquity shall draw in her mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.

English Revised Version
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

World English Bible
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
15He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth and from the clutches of the powerful. 16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. 17Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.…
Cross References
Job 31:16
If I have denied the desires of the poor or allowed the widow's eyes to fail,

Psalm 63:11
But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by Him will exult, for the mouths of liars will be shut.

Psalm 107:42
The upright see and rejoice, and all iniquity shuts its mouth.

Jeremiah 39:11
Now Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon had given orders about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,

Daniel 1:9
Now God had granted Daniel favor and compassion from the chief official,

Treasury of Scripture

So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

the poor.

1 Samuel 2:8,9
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them…

Psalm 9:18
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Isaiah 14:32
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

and.

Exodus 11:7
But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

Psalm 63:11
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 107:42
The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.







Lexicon
So the poor
לַדַּ֣ל (lad·dal)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

have
וַתְּהִ֣י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

hope,
תִּקְוָ֑ה (tiq·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

and injustice
וְ֝עֹלָ֗תָה (wə·‘ō·lā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

shuts
קָ֣פְצָה (qā·p̄ə·ṣāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7092: To draw together, close, to leap, to die

its mouth.
פִּֽיהָ׃ (pî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
(16) Iniquity stoppeth her mouth.--See Psalm 107:42, where the same phrase occurs.

Verse 16. - So the poor hath hope. With the fall of each crafty oppressor, the poor man's hopes revive. He feels that "God ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world" (Psalm 59:13). He recognizes the fact that the Almighty "maintains the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor" (Psalm 140:12), that he is "a Refuge for the oppressed, a Refuge in times of trouble" (Psalm 9:9). And iniquity stoppeth her mouth (comp. Psalm 107:42). Either "the oppressors themselves are struck dumb, recognizing the fact that God is against them;" or "those who perversely question God's ways are struck dumb, seeing his retributive justice." If we understand the passage in the latter sense, we may see in it a reproof of Job's murmurs against his treatment by God (Job 3:11-26). 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.
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