Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Job 5:7 in English Standard Version "but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward." Ge 3:17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; Job 14:1 “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. Ec 2:23 For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity.