Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip.

King James Version

He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Holman Bible

The one who is at ease holds calamity in contempt [and thinks] it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.

International Standard Version

The carefree are thinking, "I have contempt for misfortune,' Those who are about to stumble deserve it.

A Conservative Version

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for those whose foot slips.

American Standard Version

In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth.

Amplified

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune -- "but it is ready for those whose feet slip.

Bible in Basic English

In the thought of him who is in comfort there is no respect for one who is in trouble; such is the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

Darby Translation

He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The torch is held in low esteem in the thought of him that is prosperous, which was prepared to guard against a slip of the feet.

Julia Smith Translation

To misfortune is contempt to the thoughts of him at ease, being prepared for the waverings of the foot

King James 2000

He that is ready to slip with his feet is like a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Those at ease have contempt} for [the] thought of {disaster}, [but it is] ready for those unstable of foot.

Modern King James verseion

a flaming brand despised in the thoughts of him who feels secure; it is ready for those with slipping feet.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Godliness is a light despised in the hearts of the rich, and is set for them to stumble upon.

NET Bible

For calamity, there is derision (according to the ideas of the fortunate) -- a fate for those whose feet slip!

New Heart English Bible

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.

The Emphasized Bible

For ruin, there is contempt, in the thought of the man at ease, - ready, for such as are of faltering foot!

Webster

He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

World English Bible

In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.

Youngs Literal Translation

A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to slip
מעד 
Ma`ad 
Usage: 6

with his feet
רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

is as a lamp
לפּד לפּיד 
Lappiyd 
Usage: 14

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 11

in the thought
עשׁתּוּתo 
`ashtuwth 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Job's Fourth Speech

4 "I am a joke to my friends, The one who called on God and He answered him; The just and blameless man is a joke. 5 "He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, As prepared for those whose feet slip. 6 "The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:35

'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'

Job 6:5

"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

Job 16:4

"I too could speak like you, If I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you.

Job 18:5

"Indeed, the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light.

Psalm 17:5

My steps have held fast to Your paths My feet have not slipped.

Psalm 94:18

If I should say, "My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up.

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

Proverbs 20:20

He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the LORD your God, Before He brings darkness And before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.

Amos 6:1-6

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israel comes.

Matthew 25:8

"The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 16:19-20

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

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