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Job 5:2–5

Surely vexation kills the fool,

and jealousy slays the simple.

wI have seen the fool taking root,

but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.

His children are xfar from safety;

they are crushed in ythe gate,

and there is no one to deliver them.

The hungry eat his harvest,

and he takes it even out of thorns,1

and the thirsty pant2 after his3 wealth.

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Job 5:2–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Resentment kills a fool,

and envy slays the simple.

I myself have seen a fool taking root,

but suddenly his house was cursed.

His children are far from safety,

crushed in court without a defender.

The hungry consume his harvest,

taking it even from among thorns,

and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For wrath killeth the foolish man,

And envy slayeth the silly one.

I have seen the foolish taking root:

But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

His children are far from safety,

And they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up,

And taketh it even out of the thorns,

And the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 5:2–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Surely resentment destroys the fool,

and jealousy kills the simple.

I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment,

but then comes sudden disaster.

Their children are abandoned far from help;

they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.

The hungry devour their harvest,

even when it is guarded by brambles.

The thirsty pant after their wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For wrath kills a foolish man,

And envy slays a simple one.

I have seen the foolish taking root,

But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.

His sons are far from safety,

They are crushed in the gate,

And there is no deliverer.

Because the hungry eat up his harvest,

Taking it even from the thorns,

And a snare snatches their substance.

Job 5:2–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Anger kills the fool,

and jealousy slays the stupid.

I have seen a fool succeed,

but I cursed his home immediately.

His children are far from safety

and are crushed in court with no defense.

The hungry eat his harvest,

even taking what grew among the thorns,

and thirsty people want his wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

For vexation killeth the foolish man,

And jealousy slayeth the silly one.

I have seen the foolish taking root:

But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

His children are far from safety,

And they are crushed in the gate,

Neither is there any to deliver them:

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up,

And taketh it even out of the thorns;

And the snare gapeth for their substance.

Job 5:2–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For vexation killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the simple. I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation. His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, and there is no deliverer: Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh even out of the thorns; and the snare gapeth for his substance.

Job 5:2–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Certainly, anger kills a stubborn fool, 

and jealousy murders a gullible person. 

I have seen a stubborn fool take root, 

but I quickly cursed his house. 

His children are far from help. 

They are crushed at the city gate, 

and no one is there to rescue them. 

What a stubborn fool gathers, hungry people eat. 

They take it even from among the thorns, 

and thirsty people pant after his wealth. 

Job 5:2–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For anger kills a fool,

and jealousy slays the gullible.

I have seen a fool taking root,

but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.

His children are far from safety.

They are crushed at the city gate,

with no one to rescue them.

The hungry consume his harvest,

even taking it out of the thorns.

The thirsty pant for his children’s wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Surely vexation kills the fool,

and jealousy slays the simple.

I have seen fools taking root,

but suddenly I cursed their dwelling.

Their children are far from safety,

they are crushed in the gate,

and there is no one to deliver them.

The hungry eat their harvest,

and they take it even out of the thorns;

and the thirsty pant after their wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For vexation will slay the fool,

and jealousy will kill the simple.

I have seen a fool taking root,

but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.

His children are far from deliverance,

and they are crushed in the gate,

and there is no deliverer—

whose harvest the hungry eats,

and he takes it from behind the thorns;

and the thirsty pants after their wealth.

Job 5:2–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Anger kills foolish people.

Jealousy destroys those who are childish.

I saw that foolish people were having success.

But suddenly a curse came down on their houses.

Their children aren’t safe at all.

They lose their case in court.

No one speaks up for them.

Hungry people eat up the crops of those who are foolish.

They even take the food that grows among thorns.

Thirsty people long for the wealth of the foolish.

Job 5:2–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“For anger slays the foolish man,

And jealousy kills the simple.

“I have seen the foolish taking root,

And I cursed his abode immediately.

“His sons are far from safety,

They are even oppressed in the gate,

And there is no deliverer.

“His harvest the hungry devour

And take it to a place of thorns,

And the schemer is eager for their wealth.