Job 5:2
Good News Translation
To worry yourself to death with resentment would be a foolish, senseless thing to do.

New Revised Standard Version
Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.

Contemporary English Version
Envy and jealousy will kill a stupid fool.

New American Bible
Surely impatience kills the fool and indignation slays the simpleton.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Anger indeed killeth the foolish, and envy slayeth the little one.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Anger indeed killeth the foolish, and envy slayeth the little one.


Job 18:4 Thou that destroyest thy soul in thy fury, shall the earth be forsaken for thee, and shall rocks be removed out of their place?

Jonah 4:9 And when the sun was risen, the Lord commanded a hot and burning wind: and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, and he broiled with the heat: and he desired for his soul that he might die, and said: It is better for me to die than to live.

the foolish.

Psalm 14:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. The fool hath said in his heart: There is no God. They are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one.

Psalm 75:4 I said to the wicked: Do not act wickedly: and to the sinners: Lift not up the horn.

Psalm 92:6 The senseless man shall not know: nor will the fool understand these things.

Psalm 107:17 He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were brought low for their injustices.

Proverbs 1:22,23 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. . . .

Proverbs 8:5 Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quickly angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.


Genesis 30:1 And Rachel seeing herself without children, envied her sister, and said to her husband: Give me children, otherwise I shall die.

1 Samuel 18:8,9 And Saul was exceeding angry, and this word was displeasing in his eyes, and he said: They have given David ten thousands, and to me they have given but a thousand, what can he have more but the kingdom? . . .

Romans 2:8 But to them that are contentious and who obey not the truth but give credit to iniquity, wrath and indignation.


Hosea 7:11 And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.

2 Timothy 3:6 For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:

Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
1Call now, if there be any that will answer thee, and turn to some of the saints. 2Anger indeed killeth the foolish, and envy slayeth the little one.3I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:16
A fool immediately sheweth his anger: but he that dissembleth injuries is wise.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy, and sand weighty: but the anger of a fool is heavier than them both.

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