Job 5
King James BibleHolman Christian Standard Bible
1Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?1Call out if you please. Will anyone answer you? Which of the holy ones will you turn to?
2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.2For anger kills a fool, and jealousy slays the gullible.
3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.3I have seen a fool taking root, but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.
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 at the city gate, with no one to rescue them.
5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.5The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth.
6Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;6For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.
7Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.7But mankind is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:8However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and would present my case to Him.
9Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:9He does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.
10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:10He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields.
11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.11He sets the lowly on high, and mourners are lifted to safety.
12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.12He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.
13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.13He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end.
14They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.14They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night.
15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.15He saves the needy from their sharp words and from the clutches of the powerful.
16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:17See how happy the man is God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.
18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.18For He crushes but also binds up; He strikes, but His hands also heal.
19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.19He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.
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 battle, 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 will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes.
22At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.22You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the animals 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 will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will 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 will know that your tent is secure, and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home.
25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.25You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like 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 will approach the grave in full vigor, as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.
27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.27We have investigated this, and it is true! Hear it and understand it for yourself.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
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