Job 5:7

“Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yet man is borne vnto trouble, as the sparkes flie vpward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But trouble is man's fate from birth, as the flames go up from the fire.
- Basic English Bible

For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.
- Darby Bible

Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
- Webster's Bible

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
- World English Bible

For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 5:7


5:7 Is born - He is so commonly exposed to various troubles, as if he were born to no other end: affliction is become natural to man, and is transmitted from parents, to children, as their constant inheritance; God having allotted this portion to mankind for their sins. And therefore thou takest a wrong course in complaining so bitterly of that which thou shouldest patiently bear, as the common lot of mankind. As - As naturally, and as generally, as the sparks of fire fly upward. Why then should we be surprized at our afflictions as strange, or quarrel with them, as hard?


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