Job 5
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1Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?1“Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.2Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.
3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.3I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.
4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.4His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.5The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;6For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
7Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.7but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
8I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:8“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,
9Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:9who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:
10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:10he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.11he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.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 the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.14They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.
15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.15But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.
16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:17“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.18For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.
19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.19He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
20In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and 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.
21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.21You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.22At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.23For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.24You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.25You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.26You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.27Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”
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