Job 5:6
New International Version
For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.

New Living Translation
But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

English Standard Version
For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

Berean Study Bible
For distress does not spring from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

New American Standard Bible
"For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

King James Bible
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Christian Standard Bible
For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

Contemporary English Version
Our suffering isn't caused by the failure of crops;

Good News Translation
Evil does not grow in the soil, nor does trouble grow out of the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

International Standard Version
For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;

NET Bible
For evil does not come up from the dust, nor does trouble spring up from the ground,

New Heart English Bible
For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, sorrow doesn't come from the soil, and trouble doesn't sprout from the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

New American Standard 1977
“For affliction does not come from the dust, Neither does trouble sprout from the ground,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the iniquity does not come forth out of the dust; neither does chastisement spring up out of the ground;

King James 2000 Bible
For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

American King James Version
Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

American Standard Version
For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For labour cannot by any means come out of the earth, nor shall trouble spring out of the mountains:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nothing upon earth is done without a voice cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

English Revised Version
For affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
Although affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

World English Bible
For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Young's Literal Translation
For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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. 7Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:5
You are not to reap the aftergrowth of your harvest or gather the grapes of your untended vines. The land must have a year of complete rest.

Job 15:35
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb prepares deceit."

Treasury of Scripture

Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

affliction.

Job 34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Deuteronomy 32:27
Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

1 Samuel 6:9
And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that it is not his hand that smote us; it was a chance that happened to us.

spring out.

Hosea 10:4
They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Hebrews 12:15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

distress
אָ֑וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

spring
יֵצֵ֣א (yê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from the dust,
מֵעָפָ֣ר (mê·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and trouble
עָמָֽל׃ (‘ā·māl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sprout
יִצְמַ֥ח (yiṣ·maḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6779: To sprout, spring up

from the ground.
וּ֝מֵאֲדָמָ֗ה (ū·mê·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land
(6, 7) Although affliction. . . .--These two verses are confessedly very difficult. It is hard to see also the connection between sparks flying upwards and man's being born to trouble. It seems to give better sense if we understand Eliphaz comparing man's lot as prepared for him by God with his own pride and presumptuous ambition. Man is born to labour, but, like sparks of fire, he makes high his flight. Trouble and toil is no accidental growth, but a lot appointed by God, which would be beneficial if man did not thwart it by his own pride. They lift themselves up and soar on high like sparks of fire with daring and presumptuous conduct, and so bring on themselves condign punishment. The same word means trouble and toil, and it may be understood in the two consecutive verses in these cognate, but slightly different, senses. It would be no consolation to Job to tell him that man was born to trouble; besides, it is a sentiment more likely to proceed from the patient himself than from the spectator.

Verse 6. - Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. There is a tacit reference to what was said in Job 4:8. Affliction and trouble are not chance products of spontaneous growth. They only spring up when men have prepared the ground for them, and planted in it an evil seed. 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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