Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

But a human being is born to trouble, and {they soar aloft} [like] {sparks}.

New American Standard Bible

For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.

King James Version

Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Holman Bible

But mankind is born for trouble
as surely as sparks fly upward.

International Standard Version

But mankind is born headed for trouble, just as sparks soar skyward."

A Conservative Version

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

American Standard Version

But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

Amplified


“For man is born for trouble,
[As naturally] as sparks fly upward.

Bible in Basic English

But trouble is man's fate from birth, as the flames go up from the fire.

Darby Translation

For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.

Julia Smith Translation

For man shall be born to labor as the sons of the flame will lift up to fly.

King James 2000

Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Modern King James verseion

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but it is man, that is born unto misery, like as the sparks fly up out of the hot coals.

NET Bible

but people are born to trouble, as surely as the sparks fly upward.

New Heart English Bible

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

The Emphasized Bible

Though, man, to trouble, were born, as, sparks, on high, do soar,

Webster

Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

World English Bible

but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Youngs Literal Translation

For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

is born
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

fly
עוּף 
`uwph 
Usage: 28

References

Easton

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Response Continues

6 Indeed, mischief does not come from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the earth. 7 But a human being is born to trouble, and {they soar aloft} [like] {sparks}. 8 "But I myself will seek God, and to God I would commit my cause.


Cross References

Job 14:1

"A human being born of a woman [is] short of days and full of troubles.

Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life.

Psalm 90:8-9

You have put our iniquities before you, our hidden [sins] into the light of your countenance.

Ecclesiastes 1:8

All things toil continuously; no one can ever finish describing this. The eye is never satisfied with seeing, and the ear is never filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 2:22

For what does a person receive for all his toil and in the longing of his heart with which he toils under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 5:15-17

Just as he came from his mother's womb naked, {he will depart} just as he came; he will take nothing with him for his toil.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Temptation has not come upon you except [what is] common to humanity. But God [is] faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will also make a way out together with the temptation, [so that you] may be able to endure [it].

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