Job 5:17
New International Version
“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Living Translation
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

English Standard Version
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

King James Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

New King James Version
“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, happy is the person whom God disciplines, So do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

NASB 1995
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

NASB 1977
“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, how happy and fortunate is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise or reject the discipline of the Almighty [subjecting you to trial and suffering].

Christian Standard Bible
See how happy is the person whom God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

American Standard Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His blessing to a man whom God reproves and the discipline of The Almighty let him not reject

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But blessed is the man whom the Lord has reproved; and reject not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
Consider yourself fortunate if God All-Powerful chooses to correct you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not therefore the chastising of the lord:

English Revised Version
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Good News Translation
Happy is the person whom God corrects! Do not resent it when he rebukes you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Blessed is the person whom God corrects. That person should not despise discipline from the Almighty.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, the blessedness of mortal man, God reproves him: And do not despise the discipline of the Mighty,

NET Bible
"Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, blessed is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of Shaddai.

World English Bible
"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. 17Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18For He wounds, but He also binds; He strikes, but His hands also heal.…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not take lightly the discipline of the Lord, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Job 8:5
But if you would earnestly seek God and ask the Almighty for mercy,

Job 11:13
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Job 36:16
Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

happy.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Proverbs 3:11,12
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: …

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.









(17) This is probably the original of Proverbs 3:12, which is itself quoted by the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Job 12:5), while the spirit of it is expressed by St. James and St. John in the Revelation. (See the margin.) This is the only place in Job in which the word here used for happy--which is the very first word of the Psalms, and is used five-and-twenty times in them alone--is found.

Verse 17. - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth! This "opens," as Professor Lee observes, "a new view of the subject." Hitherto Eliphaz has regarded afflictions as simply punitive. Now it occurs to him that they are sometimes chastisements. The difference is that punishment has regard only to the past, to the breach of the moral law committed, and the retribution which has to follow it. Chastisement looks to the future. It aims at producing an effect in the mind of the person chastised, at benefiting him, and raising him in the scale of moral being. In this point of view afflictions are blessings (see Hebrews 12:5-11). Recognizing this, Eliphaz suddenly bursts out with the acknowledgment, "Happy is the man [or, 'blessings on the man'] whom God correcteth!" (Comp. Proverbs 3:11, 12; Psalm 94:12; 1 Corinthians 11:32). He suggests to Job the idea that his sufferings are not punishments, but chastisements - that they may be but for a time. Let him receive them in a proper spirit; let him humble himself under them, and they may work altogether for his good, his latter end may surpass his early promise. Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Words quoted by the authors of Proverbs (Proverb s3:11), and of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:5), and well deserving to be laid up in the recollection of all faithful souls. They remind us that God's chastenings are blessings or the contrary, as we make them. Accepted humbly, they improve men, exalt the moral character, purge it of its dross, and bring it nearer to the perfection at which God would have us aim (Matthew 5:48). Rejected, chafed against, received with discontent and murmurings, they injure us, cause our characters to deteriorate, sink us instead of raising us in the moral scale. Job was now undergoing the ordeal - with what result remained to be determined.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֣י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

indeed
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

is the man
אֱ֭נוֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

[whom] God
אֱל֑וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

corrects;
יוֹכִחֶ֣נּֽוּ (yō·w·ḵi·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

so do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

despise
תִּמְאָֽס׃ (tim·’ās)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

the discipline
וּמוּסַ֥ר (ū·mū·sar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

of the Almighty.
שַׁ֝דַּ֗י (day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7706: The Almighty


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