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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.

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.

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 It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of! 5 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. 6 There is wealth in the tents of those who make destruction, and those by whom God is moved to wrath are safe; even those whose god is their strength.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:35

Punishment is mine and reward, at the time of the slipping of their feet: for the day of their downfall is near, sudden will be their fate.

Job 6:5

Does the ass of the fields give out his voice when he has grass? or does the ox make sounds over his food?

Job 16:4

It would not be hard for me to say such things if your souls were in my soul's place; joining words together against you, and shaking my head at you:

Job 18:5

For the light of the sinner is put out, and the flame of his fire is not shining.

Job 18:5

For the light of the sinner is put out, and the flame of his fire is not shining.

Psalm 94:18

If I say, My foot is slipping; your mercy, O Lord, is my support.

Psalm 94:18-4

If I say, My foot is slipping; your mercy, O Lord, is my support.

Proverbs 13:9

There is a glad dawn for the upright man, but the light of the sinner will be put out.

Proverbs 20:20

If anyone puts a curse on his father or his mother, his light will be put out in the blackest night.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to the Lord your God, before he makes it dark, and before your feet are slipping on the dark mountains, and, while you are looking for a light, he makes it into deep dark, into black night.

Amos 6:1-6

Sorrow to those who are resting in comfort in Zion, and to those who have no fear of danger in the mountain of Samaria, the noted men of the chief of the nations, to whom the people of Israel come!

Matthew 25:8

And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lights are going out.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy.

Luke 16:19-20

Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.

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