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Job 5:18

    Job 5:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For after his punishment he gives comfort, and after wounding, his hands make you well.

    Webster's Revision

    For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    World English Bible

    For he wounds, and binds up. He injures, and his hands make whole.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 5:18

    For he maketh sore, and bindeth up - Thus nervously rendered by Coverdale, For though he make a wounde, he giveth a medicyne agayne; though he smyte, his honde maketh whole agayne.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 5:18

    For he maketh sore - That is, he afflicts.

    And bindeth up - He heals. The phrase is taken from the custom of binding up a wound; see Isaiah 1:6, note; Isaiah 38:21, note. This was a common mode of healing among the Hebrews; and the practice of medicine appears to have been confined much to external applications. The meaning of this verse is, that afflictions come from God, and that he only can support, comfort, and restore. Health is his gift; and all the consolation which we need, and for which we can look, must come from him.
    Book: Job