Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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


“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.

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 to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon +God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright man. 5 He that is ready to stumble with the foot is a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. 6 The tents of desolators are in peace, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand +God bringeth.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:35

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

Job 6:5

Doth the wild ass bray by the grass? loweth an ox over his fodder?

Job 16:4

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

Job 18:5

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

Psalm 17:5

When thou holdest my goings in thy paths, my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 94:18

When I said, My foot slippeth, thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, held me up.

Psalm 123:3-4

Be gracious unto us, O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Proverbs 20:20

Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.

Jeremiah 13:16

Give glory to Jehovah your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the mountains of twilight; and ye shall look for light, but he will turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

Amos 6:1-6

Woe to them that are at ease in Zion and that are secure in the mountain of Samaria, the renowned of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come.

Matthew 25:8

And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, for our torches are going out.

Luke 12:19

and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.

Luke 16:19-20

Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.

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