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

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

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

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His children are far from safety - His posterity shall not continue in prosperity. Ill gotten, ill spent; whatever is got by wrong must have God's curse on it.

They are crushed in the gate - The Targum says, They shall be bruised in the gate of hell, in the day of the great judgment. There is reference here to a custom which I have often had occasion to notice: viz., that in the Eastern countries the court-house, or tribunal of justice, was at the Gate of the city; here the magistrates attended, and hither the plaintiff and defendant came for justice.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 your 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...

Job 27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God...

Psalm 109:9-15 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow...

Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes.

Psalm 127:5 Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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 on the young men...

Luke 13:4,5 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them...

neither.

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

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

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December 3 Morning
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.--JOB 5:8. Is anything too hard for the Lord?--Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.--Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.--Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

"There is Therefore Now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who Walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. "
Rom. viii. 1.--"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." There are three things which concur to make man miserable,--sin, condemnation, and affliction. Every one may observe that "man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward," that his days here are few and evil. He possesses "months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed" for him. Job v. 6, 7, vii. 3. He "is of few days and full of trouble," Job xiv.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Whether Envy is a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that envy is not a mortal sin. For since envy is a kind of sorrow, it is a passion of the sensitive appetite. Now there is no mortal sin in the sensuality, but only in the reason, as Augustine declares (De Trin. xii, 12) [*Cf. [2644]FS, Q[74], A[4]]. Therefore envy is not a mortal sin. Objection 2: Further, there cannot be mortal sin in infants. But envy can be in them, for Augustine says (Confess. i): "I myself have seen and known even a baby envious, it could not speak,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether all Anger is a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that all anger is a mortal sin. For it is written (Job 5:2): "Anger killeth the foolish man [*Vulg.: 'Anger indeed killeth the foolish']," and he speaks of the spiritual killing, whence mortal sin takes its name. Therefore all anger is a mortal sin. Objection 2: Further, nothing save mortal sin is deserving of eternal condemnation. Now anger deserves eternal condemnation; for our Lord said (Mat. 5:22): "Whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment":
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Joshua 20:4
When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them.

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

Job 20:10
His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.

Psalm 109:12
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

Psalm 119:155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

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