Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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


“He who is at ease has contempt for misfortune,
But misfortune is ready [and anxiously waiting] 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.

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 as a man who is a laughing-stock to his neighbor. I who called upon God, and he answered. The just, the perfect man is a laughing-stock. 5 In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for those whose foot slips. 6 The tents of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God are secure. Into whose hand God brings [abundantly].


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is mine, and recompense at the time when their foot shall slide. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that are to come upon them shall make haste.

Job 6:5

Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? Or the ox moo over his fodder?

Job 16:4

I also could speak as ye do, if your soul were in my soul's stead. I could join words together against you, and shake my head at you.

Job 18:5

Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

Psalm 17:5

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

Psalm 94:18

When I said, My foot slips, thy loving kindness, O LORD, held me up.

Psalm 123:3-4

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20

He who curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to LORD your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains. And, while ye look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and makes it gross darkness.

Amos 6:1-6

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who are secure in the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come!

Matthew 25:8

And the foolish said to the wise, Give us from your olive oil, because our lamps are going out.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou have many goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

Luke 16:19-20

Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously daily.

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