Job 5:5
Good News Translation
Hungry people will eat the fool's crops--even the grain growing among thorns--and thirsty people will envy his wealth.

New Revised Standard Version
The hungry eat their harvest, and they take it even out of the thorns; and the thirsty pant after their wealth.

Contemporary English Version
Then hungry and greedy people gobble up their crops and grab their wealth.

New American Bible
What they have reaped may the hungry eat up, or God take away by blight, or the thirsty swallow their substance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.


Deuteronomy 28:33,51 May a people which thou knowest not, eat the fruits of thy land, and all thy labours: and mayst thou always suffer oppression, and be crushed at all times. . . .

Judges 6:3-6 And when Israel had sown, Madian and Amalec, and the rest of the eastern nations, came up: . . .

Isaiah 62:8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength: Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thy enemies: and the sons of the strangers shall not drink thy wine, for which thou hast laboured.

the thorns.

Judges 6:11 And an angel of the Lord came, and sat under an oak that was in Ephra, and belonged to Joas, the father of the family of Ezri. And when Gedeon, his son, was threshing and cleansing wheat by the winepress, to flee from Madian,

2 Chronicles 33:11 Therefore he brought upon them the captains of he army of the king of the Assyrians: and they took Manasses, and carried him bound with chains and fetters to Babylon.

the robber.

Job 1:15,17 And the Sabeans rushed in, and took all away, and slew the servants with the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell thee. . . .

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Job 18:9 The sole of his foot shall be held in a snare, and thirst shall burn against him.

Hosea 8:7 For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.


Job 2:3 And the Lord said to Satan: Hast thou considered my servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil, and still keeping his innocence? But thou hast moved me against him, that I should afflict him without cause.

Job 20:15 The riches which he hath swallowed, he shall vomit up, and God shall draw them out of his belly.

Jeremiah 51:34,44 Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out. . . .

Lamentations 2:5,16 He. The Lord is become as an enemy: he hath cast down Israel headlong, he hath overthrown all the walls thereof: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath multiplied in the daughter of Juda the afflicted, both men and women. . . .

Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
4His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them. 5Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, and the armed man shall take him by violence, and the thirsty shall drink up his riches.6Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.…
Cross References
Job 18:8
For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes.

Job 20:22
When he shall be filled, he shall be straitened, he shall burn, and every sorrow shall fall upon him.

Job 22:10
Therefore art thou surrounded with snares, and sudden fear troubleth thee.

Psalm 109:11
May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.

Job 5:4
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