Job 5:7
New International Version
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

New Living Translation
People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.

English Standard Version
but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.

Berean Study Bible
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

King James Bible
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

New King James Version
Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

New American Standard Bible
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

NASB 1995
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

NASB 1977
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

Amplified Bible
“For man is born for trouble, [As naturally] as sparks fly upward.

Christian Standard Bible
But humans are born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But mankind is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

American Standard Version
But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because a son of man is born to trouble, and the offspring of birds to lift up wings

Brenton Septuagint Translation
yet man is born to labour, and even so the vulture's young seek the high places.

Contemporary English Version
it's all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Man is born to labour and the bird to fly.

English Revised Version
But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Good News Translation
No indeed! We bring trouble on ourselves, as surely as sparks fly up from a fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But a person is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly up [from a fire].

International Standard Version
But mankind is born headed for trouble, just as sparks soar skyward."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

Literal Standard Version
For man is born to misery, "" And the sparks go high to fly.

NET Bible
but people are born to trouble, as surely as the sparks fly upward.

New Heart English Bible
but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

World English Bible
but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Young's Literal Translation
For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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. 8However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and lay my cause before Him—…

Cross References
Genesis 3:17
And to Adam He said: "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat, cursed is the ground because of you; through toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Job 7:1
"Is not man consigned to labor on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired hand?

Job 14:1
"Man, who is born of woman, is short of days and full of trouble.

Ecclesiastes 2:23
Indeed, all his days are filled with grief, and his task is sorrowful; even at night, his mind does not rest. This too is futile.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I come out of the womb to see only trouble and sorrow, and to end my days in shame?


Treasury of Scripture

Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

man.

Job 14:1
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Genesis 3:17-19
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; …

Psalm 90:8,9
Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance…

trouble.

Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 2:22
For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:15-17
As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand…

sparks fly upward.









Verse 7. - Yet man is born unto trouble. Yet still, in point of fact, man is born to trouble. He has a corrupt nature, and always sins more or less. Each sin brings him into trouble, since it entails on him a punishment. As the sparks fly upward; literally, the sons of flame. Some suppose "meteoric flashes" to be meant: others suggest, "ignited arrows." But many good Hebraists maintain the rendering of the Authorized Version (see Buxtorf, 'Lexicon,' p. 757; Rosenmuller, 'Scholia,' vol. 5. p. 165; Canon Cook, 'Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 34).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

man
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

is born
יוּלָּ֑ד (yūl·lāḏ)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to trouble
לְעָמָ֣ל (lə·‘ā·māl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

as surely as sparks
וּבְנֵי־ (ū·ḇə·nê-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

fly
עֽוּף׃ (‘ūp̄)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5774: To fly, to faint

upward.
יַגְבִּ֥יהוּ (yaḡ·bî·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty


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