Job 5:17
New International Version
"Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Living Translation
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

English Standard Version
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

King James Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

Christian Standard Bible
See how happy is the person whom God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
Consider yourself fortunate if God All-Powerful chooses to correct you.

Good News Translation
Happy is the person whom God corrects! Do not resent it when he rebukes you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,

NET Bible
"Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, blessed is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of Shaddai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Blessed is the person whom God corrects. That person should not despise discipline from the Almighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, blessed is the man whom God chastens; therefore, do not despise not the correction of the Almighty.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty:

American King James Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

American Standard Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But blessed is the man whom the Lord has reproved; and reject not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not therefore the chastising of the lord:

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.

English Revised Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

World English Bible
"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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. 18For He wounds, but also binds; He strikes, but His hands also heal.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Job 8:5
But if you would earnestly seek God and ask the Almighty for mercy,

Job 11:13
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Job 36:16
Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,

Proverbs 3:11
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not loathe His reproof;

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

happy.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Proverbs 3:11,12
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: …

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.







Lexicon
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֣י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

indeed
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

is the man
אֱ֭נוֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

[whom] God
אֱל֑וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

corrects;
יוֹכִחֶ֣נּֽוּ (yō·w·ḵi·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

so do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

despise
תִּמְאָֽס׃ (tim·’ās)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

the discipline
וּמוּסַ֥ר (ū·mū·sar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

of the Almighty.
שַׁ֝דַּ֗י (day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty
(17) This is probably the original of Proverbs 3:12, which is itself quoted by the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Job 12:5), while the spirit of it is expressed by St. James and St. John in the Revelation. (See the margin.) This is the only place in Job in which the word here used for happy--which is the very first word of the Psalms, and is used five-and-twenty times in them alone--is found.

Verse 17. - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth! This "opens," as Professor Lee observes, "a new view of the subject." Hitherto Eliphaz has regarded afflictions as simply punitive. Now it occurs to him that they are sometimes chastisements. The difference is that punishment has regard only to the past, to the breach of the moral law committed, and the retribution which has to follow it. Chastisement looks to the future. It aims at producing an effect in the mind of the person chastised, at benefiting him, and raising him in the scale of moral being. In this point of view afflictions are blessings (see Hebrews 12:5-11). Recognizing this, Eliphaz suddenly bursts out with the acknowledgment, "Happy is the man [or, 'blessings on the man'] whom God correcteth!" (Comp. Proverbs 3:11, 12; Psalm 94:12; 1 Corinthians 11:32). He suggests to Job the idea that his sufferings are not punishments, but chastisements - that they may be but for a time. Let him receive them in a proper spirit; let him humble himself under them, and they may work altogether for his good, his latter end may surpass his early promise. Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Words quoted by the authors of Proverbs (Proverb s3:11), and of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:5), and well deserving to be laid up in the recollection of all faithful souls. They remind us that God's chastenings are blessings or the contrary, as we make them. Accepted humbly, they improve men, exalt the moral character, purge it of its dross, and bring it nearer to the perfection at which God would have us aim (Matthew 5:48). Rejected, chafed against, received with discontent and murmurings, they injure us, cause our characters to deteriorate, sink us instead of raising us in the moral scale. Job was now undergoing the ordeal - with what result remained to be determined. 5:17-27 Eliphaz gives to Job a word of caution and exhortation: Despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Call it a chastening, which comes from the Father's love, and is for the child's good; and notice it as a messenger from Heaven. Eliphaz also encourages Job to submit to his condition. A good man is happy though he be afflicted, for he has not lost his enjoyment of God, nor his title to heaven; nay, he is happy because he is afflicted. Correction mortifies his corruptions, weans his heart from the world, draws him nearer to God, brings him to his Bible, brings him to his knees. Though God wounds, yet he supports his people under afflictions, and in due time delivers them. Making a wound is sometimes part of a cure. Eliphaz gives Job precious promises of what God would do for him, if he humbled himself. Whatever troubles good men may be in, they shall do them no real harm. Being kept from sin, they are kept from the evil of trouble. And if the servants of Christ are not delivered from outward troubles, they are delivered by them, and while overcome by one trouble, they conquer all. Whatever is maliciously said against them shall not hurt them. They shall have wisdom and grace to manage their concerns. The greatest blessing, both in our employments and in our enjoyments, is to be kept from sin. They shall finish their course with joy and honour. That man lives long enough who has done his work, and is fit for another world. It is a mercy to die seasonably, as the corn is cut and housed when fully ripe; not till then, but then not suffered to stand any longer. Our times are in God's hands; it is well they are so. Believers are not to expect great wealth, long life, or to be free from trials. But all will be ordered for the best. And remark from Job's history, that steadiness of mind and heart under trial, is one of the highest attainments of faith. There is little exercise for faith when all things go well. But if God raises a storm, permits the enemy to send wave after wave, and seemingly stands aloof from our prayers, then, still to hang on and trust God, when we cannot trace him, this is the patience of the saints. Blessed Saviour! how sweet it is to look unto thee, the Author and Finisher of faith, in such moments!
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