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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

New American Standard 1977
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

American King James Version
Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet 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.
Study Bible
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 of the tree from 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.







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

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

is born
יוּלָּ֑ד (yūl·lāḏ)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1121: A son

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

upward.
יַגְבִּ֥יהוּ (yaḡ·bî·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty
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). 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.
Jump to Previous
Birth Born Fate Fire Flames Fly High Misery Sparks Surely Trouble Upward Upwards
Jump to Next
Birth Born Fate Fire Flames Fly High Misery Sparks Surely Trouble Upward Upwards
Links
Job 5:7 NIV
Job 5:7 NLT
Job 5:7 ESV
Job 5:7 NASB
Job 5:7 KJV

Job 5:7 Bible Apps
Job 5:7 Biblia Paralela
Job 5:7 Chinese Bible
Job 5:7 French Bible
Job 5:7 German Bible

Alphabetical: as born fly For is man sparks surely to trouble upward Yet

OT Poetry: Job 5:7 But man is born to trouble as (Jb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Job 5:6
Top of Page
Top of Page