Job 5:6
Good News Translation
Evil does not grow in the soil, nor does trouble grow out of the ground.

New Revised Standard Version
For misery does not come from the earth, nor does trouble sprout from the ground;

Contemporary English Version
Our suffering isn't caused by the failure of crops;

New American Bible
For not from dust does mischief come, nor from the soil does trouble sprout.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth not spring out of the ground.


Job 34:29 For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?

Deuteronomy 32:27 But for the wrath of the enemies I have deferred it: lest perhaps their enemies might be proud, and should say: Our mighty hand, and not the Lord, hath done all these things.

1 Samuel 6:9 And you shall look: and if it go up by the way of his own coasts, towards Bethsames, then he hath done us this great evil: but if not, we shall know that it is not his hand hath touched us, but it hath happened by chance.

Psalm 90:7 For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation.

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things.

Lamentations 3:38 Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest?

Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet sound in a city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, which the Lord hath not done?

spring out.

Hosea 10:4 You speak words of an unprofitable vision, and you shall make a covenant: and judgment shall spring up as bitterness in the furrows of the field.

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled:

Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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.7Man is born to labour, and the bird to fly.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:5
What the ground shall bring forth of itself, thou shalt not reap: neither shalt thou gather the grapes or the firstfruits as a vintage. For it is a year of rest to the land.

Job 15:35
He hath conceived sorrow, and hath brought forth iniquity, and his womb prepareth deceits.

Job 5:5
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