Job 5:2

“For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and enuy slayeth the silly one.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For wrath is the cause of death to the foolish, and he who has no wisdom comes to his end through passion.
- Basic English Bible

For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple.
- Darby Bible

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
- Webster's Bible

For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.
- World English Bible

For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For anger killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:2


5:2 Killeth - A man's wrath, and impatience, preys upon his spirit, and so hastens his death; and provokes God to cut him off. The foolish - The rash and inconsiderate man, who does not weigh things impartially. Envy, &c. - I perceive thou art full of envy at wicked men, who seem to be in a happier condition than thou, and of wrath against God; and this shews thee to be a foolish and weak man. For those men, notwithstanding their present prosperity, are doomed to great and certain misery. I have myself seen the proof of this.


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