Job 12:5

“He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that is ready to slippe with his feet, is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the thought of him who is in comfort there is no respect for one who is in trouble; such is the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
- Basic English Bible

He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
- Darby Bible

He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
- Webster's Bible

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.
- World English Bible

A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A contemptible brand in the thought of him that is at ease, a thing ready for them whose foot slippeth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:5


12:5 Slip with his feet - And fall into trouble; tho' he had formerly shone as a lamp, he is then looked upon as a lamp going out, as the snuff of a candle, which we throw to the ground and tread upon; and accordingly is despised in the thought of him that is at ease.


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