Job 5:4
New International Version
His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

New Living Translation
Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.

English Standard Version
His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.

Berean Study Bible
His sons are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

New American Standard Bible
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.

King James Bible
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Christian Standard Bible
His children are far from safety. They are crushed at the city gate, with no one to rescue them.

Contemporary English Version
and leaving their children helpless in court.

Good News Translation
Their children can never find safety; no one stands up to defend them in court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His children are far from safety. They are crushed at the city gate, with no one to rescue them.

International Standard Version
His children are far from deliverance; they'll be maltreated before they leave home, with no one to rescue them.

NET Bible
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed at the place where judgment is rendered, nor is there anyone to deliver them.

New Heart English Bible
His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His children are far from help. They are crushed at the city gate, and no one is there to rescue them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His children are far from safety, And are crushed in the gate, with none to deliver them.

New American Standard 1977
“His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, Neither is there a deliverer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His sons are far from saving health, and they shall be crushed in the gate, and there shall be no one to deliver them.

King James 2000 Bible
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

American King James Version
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

American Standard Version
His children are far from safety, And they are crushed in the gate, Neither is there any to deliver them:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let their children be far from safety, and let them be crushed at the doors of vile men, and let there be no deliverer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.

Darby Bible Translation
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is no deliverer:

English Revised Version
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Webster's Bible Translation
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

World English Bible
His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,

Young's Literal Translation
Far are his sons from safety, And they are bruised in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
3I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed. 4His sons are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender. 5The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from the thorns; and the thirsty pant after his wealth.…
Cross References
Joshua 20:4
When someone flees to one of these cities, stands at the entrance of the gate of the city, and states his case before its elders, they are to bring him into the city and give him a place to live among them.

Job 4:11
The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Job 20:10
His sons will seek the favor of the poor, for his own hands must return his wealth.

Psalm 109:12
May there be none to extend kindness, and no one to favor his fatherless children.

Psalm 119:155
Salvation is far from the wicked because they do not seek Your statutes.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the meeting place.

Treasury of Scripture

His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

children.

Job 4:10,11
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken…

Job 8:4
If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;

Job 18:16-19
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off…

they are crushed.

Job 1:19
And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Luke 13:4,5
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? …

neither.

Job 10:7
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

Psalm 7:2
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.







Lexicon
His sons
בָנָ֣יו (ḇā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

are far
יִרְחֲק֣וּ (yir·ḥă·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7368: To be or become far or distant

from safety,
מִיֶּ֑שַׁע (mî·ye·ša‘)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3468: Deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare

crushed
וְיִֽדַּכְּא֥וּ (wə·yid·dak·kə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1792: To crumble, to bruise

in court
בַ֝שַּׁ֗עַר (ḇaš·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

without
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

a defender.
מַצִּֽיל׃ (maṣ·ṣîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver
(4) They are crushed.--Rather, perhaps, they crush one another. Their internal rivalries and dissensions bring them to ruin. They exemplify the house divided against itself.

Verse 4. - His children are far from safety. The sins of the fathers arc visited upon the children. Eliphaz makes covert allusion to the death of Job's children (Job 1:19). Feeling, however, that he is on delicate ground, he goes on into details which in no way fit their case. And (he says) they are crushed in the gate; i.e. they are oppressed, crushed, by litigations. The house once smitten of God, human beasts of prey enter in; claims are made against the children; lawsuits commenced; all the arts of chicanery set in motion; every effort made to strip them of their last penny. (For the sense here assigned to "the gate," see Job 29:7 and Job 31:21.) Neither is there any to deliver them. No one intercedes on their behalf, undertakes their detente in the courts, or makes any effort to avert their ruin. This picture of legal oppression accords very closely with what we know of the East in all ages (comp. Isaiah 1:17, 23; Isaiah 3:14, 15; Isaiah 5:23; Isaiah 10:2, etc.). Oriental cowardice causes men to shrink from casting in their lot with those whom Misfortune has marked as her own. 5:1-5 Eliphaz here calls upon Job to answer his arguments. Were any of the saints or servants of God visited with such Divine judgments as Job, or did they ever behave like him under their sufferings? The term, saints, holy, or more strictly, consecrated ones, seems in all ages to have been applied to the people of God, through the Sacrifice slain in the covenant of their reconciliation. Eliphaz doubts not that the sin of sinners directly tends to their ruin. They kill themselves by some lust or other; therefore, no doubt, Job has done some foolish thing, by which he has brought himself into this condition. The allusion was plain to Job's former prosperity; but there was no evidence of Job's wickedness, and the application to him was unfair and severe.
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