Job 5:7
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
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Job 14:1
Man, who is born of woman, is short of days and full of trouble.

Genesis 3:17-19
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. . . .

Psalm 90:8, 9
You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence. . . .

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it.


Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are wearisome, more than one can describe; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 2:22
For what does a man get for all the labor and endeavors at which he toils under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:15-17
As a man came from his mother's womb, so he will depart again: naked as he arrived. He takes nothing for his labor to carry in his hands. . . .

sparks fly upward.

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

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

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.
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