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Job 5:6–7

For affliction does not come from the dust,

nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

but man is zborn to trouble

as the sparks fly upward.

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Job 5:6–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

For hardship does not spring from the soil,

nor does trouble sprout from the ground.

Yet man is born to trouble

as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust,

Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Yet man is born unto trouble,

As the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

But evil does not spring from the soil,

and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

People are born for trouble

as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.

Job 5:6–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For affliction does not come from the dust,

Nor does trouble spring from the ground;

Yet man is born to trouble,

As the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Hard times do not come up from the ground,

and trouble does not grow from the earth.

People produce trouble

as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For affliction cometh not forth from the dust,

Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

But man is born unto trouble,

As the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For evil cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.

Job 5:6–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Certainly, sorrow doesn’t come from the soil,

and trouble doesn’t sprout from the ground.

But a person is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly up from a fire.

Job 5:6–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For distress does not grow out of the soil,

and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

But mankind is born for trouble

as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For misery does not come from the earth,

nor does trouble sprout from the ground;

but human beings are born to trouble

just as sparks fly upward.

Job 5:6–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Indeed, mischief does not come from the dust,

and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

But a human being is born to trouble,

and they soar aloft like sparks.

Job 5:6–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Hard times don’t just grow out of the soil.

Trouble doesn’t jump out of the ground.

People are born to have trouble.

And that’s just as sure as sparks fly up.

Job 5:6–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“For affliction does not come from the dust,

Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

For man is born for trouble,

As sparks fly upward.