Job 5:3

“I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue seene the foolish taking roote: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly the curse came on his house.
- Basic English Bible

I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
- Darby Bible

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
- Webster's Bible

I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
- World English Bible

I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have seen the foolish taking root; but suddenly I beheld his habitation cursed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:3


5:3 Foolish - The wicked man. Root - Not only prosperous for the present, but, as it seemed, firm and secure for the future. Suddenly - In a moment, beyond mine, and his own, and all other mens expectation. Cursed - l saw by the event which followed his prosperity, that he was a man accursed of God.


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