Job 5:5
New International Version
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

New Living Translation
The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.

English Standard Version
The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

Berean Study Bible
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from the thorns; and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

New American Standard Bible
"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

King James Bible
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Christian Standard Bible
The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth.

Contemporary English Version
Then hungry and greedy people gobble up their crops and grab their wealth.

Good News Translation
Hungry people will eat the fool's crops--even the grain growing among thorns--and thirsty people will envy his wealth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth.

International Standard Version
Then the hungry will devour his harvest, snatching it even from the midst of thorns, while the thirsty covet their wealth.

NET Bible
The hungry eat up his harvest, and take it even from behind the thorns, and the thirsty swallow up their fortune.

New Heart English Bible
whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. And the thirsty swallow up their wealth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What a stubborn fool gathers, hungry people eat. They take it even from among the thorns, and thirsty people pant after his wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

New American Standard 1977
“His harvest the hungry devour, And take it to a place of thorns; And the schemer is eager for their wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The hungry shall eat up his harvest, and even take it out from among the thorns, and the thirsty shall drink up their substance.

King James 2000 Bible
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their wealth.

American King James Version
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

American Standard Version
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns; And the snare gapeth for their substance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For what they have collected, the just shall eat; but they shall not be delivered out of calamities: let their strength be utterly exhausted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.

Darby Bible Translation
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance.

English Revised Version
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

World English Bible
whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.

Young's Literal Translation
Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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. 6For distress does not spring from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.…
Cross References
Job 18:8
For his own feet lead him into a net, and he wanders into its mesh.

Job 20:22
In the midst of his plenty, he will be distressed; the full force of misery will come upon him.

Job 22:10
Therefore snares surround you, and sudden peril terrifies you;

Psalm 109:11
May the creditor seize all he owns, and strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

Treasury of Scripture

Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

harvest.

Deuteronomy 28:33,51
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: …

Judges 6:3-6
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; …

Isaiah 62:8
The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

the thorns.

Judges 6:11
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

2 Chronicles 33:11
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

the robber.

Job 1:15,17
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee…

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Job 18:9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

swalloweth.

Job 2:3
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Job 20:15
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Jeremiah 51:34,44
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out…







Lexicon
The hungry
רָ֘עֵ֤ב (rā·‘êḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7456: To be hungry

consume
יֹאכֵ֗ל (yō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

his harvest,
קְצִיר֨וֹ ׀ (qə·ṣî·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7105: Severed, harvest, the crop, the time, the reaper, a limb

taking it even
יִקָּחֵ֑הוּ (yiq·qā·ḥê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from the thorns;
מִצִּנִּ֥ים (miṣ·ṣin·nîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6791: A thorn, a cactus-hedge

and the thirsty
צַמִּ֣ים (ṣam·mîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6782: Perhaps a snare, trap

pant
וְשָׁאַ֖ף (wə·šā·’ap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7602: To inhale eagerly, to cover, to be angry, to hasten

after his wealth.
חֵילָֽם׃ (ḥê·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
(5) Whose harvest the hungry eateth up.--The meaning becomes more pointed if we understand the wicked man himself as the subject whose harvest he shall eat famishing and have to take from among the thorns--there shall be so little, and that little choked with thorns. The word "robber" is perhaps a trap, or snare. Some of the old versions use other vowels, and read, "the thirsty swallow up," making the parallelism complete.

Verse 5. - Whose harvest the hungry eateth up. Covetous men rush in and "eat up" all that the family possesses, thus bringing it to the extreme of poverty and want. And taketh it even out of the thorns. Vain is any protection that may be devised. As hedges, even of the prickly pear, do not keep out a band of plunderers, so there is no obstacle which those bent on robbing them will not overcome. And the robber swalloweth up their substance; or, the thirsty; i.e. those who thirst after it. 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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