Job 5:19

19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.

Job 5:19 in Other Translations

19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
19 He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
19 From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
19 From one disaster after another he delivers you; no matter what the calamity, the evil can't touch you -
19 He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.

Job 5:19 Meaning and Commentary

Job 5:19

He shall deliver thee in six troubles
Behaving as before directed; seeking unto God, committing his cause and case to him, and leaving it with him; and not despising the chastening of the Lord, but receiving and bearing it with reverence, patience, and submission: and then the sense is, that God would deliver out of whatsoever troubles he was or should be in, though they were ever so many; a certain number being put for an uncertain one, ( Psalms 34:19 ) ;

yea, seven there shall no evil touch thee;
which is a number expressive of multitude and of perfection, and so may denote the multitude and fulness of afflictions: the tribulations of God's people are many, through which they pass to heaven, and there is a measure of them to be filled up; and when they are come to the height, and the measure is fully up, then the Lord puts a stop to them, and delivers out of all their troubles; and in the midst of them all, so preserves them, that "no evil" shall so much as "touch" them; not the evil of punishment; for, though those troubles and afflictions that attend them are evil things, in a natural or civil sense, they are disagreeable and distressing, yet they are not the effect of vindictive justice; there is not a drop wrath and vengeance in them; and though they do come upon them and unto them, upon their persons and families; yet not so as to do any real hurt, or as to destroy them; see ( Psalms 91:10 ) ; some think that seven particular troubles are meant, hereafter mentioned, as Jarchi; as famine, war, an evil tongue, destruction, dearness of provision, the beasts of the earth, and the stones of the field.

Job 5:19 In-Context

17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.
20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Daniel 3:17; Daniel 6:16
  • 2. Psalms 34:19; Psalms 91:10; Proverbs 3:25-26; Proverbs 24:15-16
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