Job 5:17

“Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almightie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, that man is happy who has training from the hand of God: so do not let your heart be shut to the teaching of the Ruler of all.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.
- Darby Bible

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
- Webster's Bible

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
- World English Bible

Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:17


5:17 Behold - Eliphaz concludes his discourse, with giving Job a comfortable hope, if he humbled himself before God. Happy - Heb. Blessednesses (various and great happiness) belong to that man whom God rebukes. The reason is plain, because afflictions are pledges of God's love, which no man can buy too dear; and are necessary to purge out sin, and thereby to prevent infinite and eternal miseries. Without respect to this, the proposition could not be true. And therefore it plainly shews, that good men in those ancient times, had the belief, and hope of everlasting blessedness. Despise not - Do not abhor it as a thing pernicious, refuse it as a thing useless, or slight it as an unnecessary thing. But more is designed than is exprest. Reverence the chastening of the Lord: have an humble, aweful regard to his correcting hand, and study to answer the design of it. The Almighty - Who is able to support and comfort thee in thy troubles, and deliver thee out of them: and also to add more calamities to them, if thou art obstinate and incorrigible.


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