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?1"Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2For wrath kills a foolish man, And envy slays a simple one.2Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.3I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4His sons are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.4His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5Because the hungry eat up his harvest, Taking it even from the thorns, And a snare snatches their substance.5The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble spring from the ground;6For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.7Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8“But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause—8"But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.9He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields.10He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.
11He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.11The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.12He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.13He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14They meet with darkness in the daytime, And grope at noontime as in the night.14Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand.15He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them 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.17"Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise 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 binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.19From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.
20In famine He shall redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.20In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke 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 protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction 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 famine, and need not fear the wild animals.
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; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.25You will know that your children 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 come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself.”27"We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."
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