Job 5
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1"Cry out, won't you! Is there anyone who will answer you? To whom will you turn among the holy ones?1“Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2For wrath will slay a fool; zealous anger will kill the naive.2Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.
3"I myself saw a fool becoming established, but I suddenly cursed where he lived. 3I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.
4His children are far from deliverance; they'll be maltreated before they leave home, with no one to rescue them.4His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
5Then the hungry will devour his harvest, snatching it even from the midst of thorns, while the thirsty covet their wealth.5The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6For wickedness doesn't crop up from dust, nor does trouble sprout out of the ground;6For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
7But mankind is born headed for trouble, just as sparks soar skyward."7but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
8"Now as for me, I would seek God if I were you; I would commit my case to God.8“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,
9He is always doing great things that cannot be explained, countless awesome deeds.9who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:
10He sends rain on the surface of the earth, and waters the surface of the open country.10he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
11He sets the lowly on high, and lifts those who mourn to safety. 11he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13He captures the wise in their own craftiness, bringing a quick end to their cunning advice.13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.
14They meet with darkness in broad daylight; at noonday they grope around as if it were night.14They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.
15So he delivers from the sword of their mouth— the poor from the power of the mighty.15But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.
16Therefore there is hope for those who are poor, and iniquity shuts its mouth.16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
17"Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty,17“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18because though he wounds, but then applies bandages; though he strikes, his hands still heal.18For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.
19"He will deliver you through six calamities; and calamity won't touch you throughout the seventh.19He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
20He will deliver you from death by famine; in war from the power of the sword.20In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
21You'll be protected from the accusing tongue; you need not fear destruction when it heads your way.21You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22You'll laugh at destruction and famine; and you need not fear the beasts of the earth.22At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
23For you'll have a pact with the stones in the field; and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.23For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24You'll know that your home is secure; when you search your possessions, and nothing will be missing.24You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25You'll know that you'll have many children; and that your offspring will be like the grass of the earth.25You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
26You'll go to your grave at a ripe old age; like a stack of grain that's harvested at just the right time.26You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
27"Look! We have thought all this through, and what we've said is true; So please listen and learn for your own good!"27Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”
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