Job 5:21
New International Version
You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

New Living Translation
You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.

English Standard Version
You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.

Berean Study Bible
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and will not fear havoc when it comes.

King James Bible
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

New King James Version
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

New American Standard Bible
“You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

NASB 1995
"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

NASB 1977
“You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, Neither will you be afraid of violence when it comes.

Amplified Bible
“You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Christian Standard Bible
You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From the rod of the tongue you shall be sheltered, and you will not be afraid of ruin when it comes

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall hide thee from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt not be afraid of coming evils.

Contemporary English Version
You will be sheltered, without fear of hurtful words or any other weapon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt he hidden from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt not fear calamity when it cometh.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Good News Translation
God will rescue you from slander; he will save you when destruction comes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the tongue lashes out, you will be safe, and you will not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

International Standard Version
You'll be protected from the accusing tongue; you need not fear destruction when it heads your way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Literal Standard Version
When the tongue scourges you are hid, "" And you are not afraid of destruction, "" When it comes.

NET Bible
You will be protected from malicious gossip, and will not be afraid of the destruction when it comes.

New Heart English Bible
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

World English Bible
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Young's Literal Translation
When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction, When it cometh.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
20In famine He will redeem you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword. 21You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and will not fear havoc when it comes. 22You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth.…

Cross References
Job 5:15
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth and from the clutches of the powerful.

Psalm 31:20
You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues.

Psalm 91:5
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Psalm 91:6
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the calamity that destroys at noon.

Proverbs 3:25
Do not fear sudden danger or the ruin that overtakes the wicked,


Treasury of Scripture

You shall be hid from the whip of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

be hid.

Psalm 31:20
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

from the scourge.

Psalm 91:5-7
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; …









(21) Shalt thou be afraid.--Comp. the expression in Job 5:15.

Verse 21. - Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue (comp. Psalm 31:20). God will also protect his own from "the scourge of the tongue," i.e. from calumny, from abuse, from bitter words (see the comment on ver. 15). Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh; rather, of devastation. "Shod (שׁור) populationes, praedationes, calamitosas tempestates, terrae motus, ruinas, incendia, mala omnia vasti-tatem inducentia, amplectitur" (Schultens).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will be hidden
תֵּחָבֵ֑א (tê·ḥā·ḇê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2244: To withdraw, hide

from the scourge
בְּשׁ֣וֹט (bə·šō·wṭ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7752: A scourge, whip

of the tongue,
לָ֭שׁוֹן (lā·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 3956: The tongue

and need not
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

fear
תִירָ֥א (ṯî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

destruction
מִ֝שֹּׁ֗ד (miš·šōḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

when
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it comes.
יָבֽוֹא׃ (yā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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