Job 5:5

“Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whose haruest the hungry eateth vp, and taketh it euen out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth vp their substance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a {place of} thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns; And the snare gapeth for their substance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their produce is taken by him who has no food, and their grain goes to the poor, and he who is in need of water gets it from their spring.
- Basic English Bible

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance.
- Darby Bible

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
- Webster's Bible

whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.
- World English Bible

Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:5


5:5 Harvest - Which they confidently expect to reap after all their cost and labour, but are sadly and suddenly disappointed. The hungry - The hungry Sabeans eat it up. Thorns - Out of the fields: in spite of all dangers or difficulties in their way.


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