Job 5
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1“Call out now; Is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?1Call out! Will anyone answer you? Which of the holy ones will you turn to?
2For wrath kills a foolish man, And envy slays a simple one.2For anger kills a fool, and jealousy slays the gullible.
3I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.3I have seen a fool taking root, but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.
4His sons are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.4His children are far from safety. They are crushed at the city gate, with no one to rescue them.
5Because the hungry eat up his harvest, Taking it even from the thorns, And a snare snatches their substance.5The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth.
6For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble spring from the ground;6For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.
7Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.7But humans are born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8“But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause—8However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and would present my case to him.
9Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.9He does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.
10He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields.10He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields.
11He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.11He sets the lowly on high, and mourners are lifted to safety.
12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.12He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.
13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.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 at noontime as in the night.14They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night.
15But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand.15He saves the needy from their sharp words and from the clutches of the powerful.
16So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.17See how happy is the person whom God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.
18For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.18For he wounds but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal.
19He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.19He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.
20In famine He shall redeem you 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.
21You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.21You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes.
22You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.22You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the land's wild creatures.
23For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.23For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
24You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.24You will know that your tent is secure, and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home.
25You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.25You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.26You will approach the grave in full vigor, as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.
27Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself.”27We have investigated this, and it is true! Hear it and understand it for yourself.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
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