Job 5
King James BibleNew Living Translation
1Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?1“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you? Which of the angels will help you?
2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.
3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.
4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.
5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.
6Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.
7Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.
8I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.
9Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.
11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.
12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.
13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.
14They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.14They find it is dark in the daytime, 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 rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.
16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.18For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.
19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
20In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.20He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war.
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 have no fear when destruction 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 famine; wild animals will not terrify you.
23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.23You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its 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 home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.
25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!
26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.26You will go to the grave at a ripe old age, like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time!
27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”
King James Bible, text courtesy of Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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