JOB 5:22



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“At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.”

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Job 5:22 Translation & Meaning

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At destruction לְשֹׁ֣ד Violence, ravage destruction
and famine וּלְכָפָ֣ן Hunger (as making to stoop with emptiness and pain) famine
thou shalt laugh: תִּשְׂחָ֑ק To laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play laugh
neither אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing neither
shalt thou be afraid תִּירָֽא׃ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten afraid
of the beasts וּֽמֵחַיַּ֥ת Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively beasts
of the earth. הָ֝אָ֗רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 20  In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

  • 21  Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

  • 22  At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

  • 23  For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

  • 24  And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.


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