New Living Translation
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
King James Bible
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, happy is the man whom +God correcteth; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:17 Behold - Eliphaz concludes his discourse, with giving Job a comfortable hope, if he humbled himself before God. Happy - Heb. Blessednesses (various and great happiness) belong to that man whom God rebukes. The reason is plain, because afflictions are pledges of God's love, which no man can buy too dear; and are necessary to purge out sin, and thereby to prevent infinite and eternal miseries. Without respect to this, the proposition could not be true. And therefore it plainly shews, that good men in those ancient times, had the belief, and hope of everlasting blessedness. Despise not - Do not abhor it as a thing pernicious, refuse it as a thing useless, or slight it as an unnecessary thing. But more is designed than is exprest. Reverence the chastening of the Lord: have an humble, aweful regard to his correcting hand, and study to answer the design of it. The Almighty - Who is able to support and comfort thee in thy troubles, and deliver thee out of them: and also to add more calamities to them, if thou art obstinate and incorrigible.
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And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, "My child, don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
But if you pray to God and seek the favor of the Almighty,
"If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer!
"Is God's comfort too little for you? Is his gentle word not enough?
But by means of their suffering, he rescues those who suffer. For he gets their attention through adversity.
"God is leading you away from danger, Job, to a place free from distress. He is setting your table with the best food.
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