Job 5:3
Good News Translation
I have seen fools who looked secure, but I called down a sudden curse on their homes.

Contemporary English Version
I have seen fools take root. But God sends a curse, suddenly uprooting them

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.

New American Bible
I have seen a fool spreading his roots, but I cursed his household suddenly:

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I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.

taking.

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul?

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. . . .

Psalm 73:3-9,18-20 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked shall spring up as grass: and all the workers of iniquity shall appear: That they may perish for ever and ever:

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .

cursed.

Deuteronomy 27:15-26 Cursed be the man that maketh a graven and molten thing, the abomination of the Lord, the work of the hands of artificers, and shall put it in a secret place: and all the people shall answer and say: Amen. . . .

Psalm 69:25 Let their habitation be made desolate: and let there be none to dwell in their tabernacles.

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his bishopric let another take.

Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
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.4His children shall be far from safety, and shall be destroyed in the gate, and there shall be none to deliver them.…
Cross References
Job 24:18
He is light upon the face of the water: cursed be his portion on the earth, let him not walk by the way of the vineyards.

Job 31:30
For I have not been given my mouth to sin, by wishing a curse to his soul.

Psalm 37:22
For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

Jeremiah 12:2
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Additional Translations
I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

And I have seen foolish ones taking root: but suddenly their habitation was devoured.

I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
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