Job 5
New King James VersionNew Living Translation
1“Call out now; Is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?1“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you? Which of the angels will help you?
2For wrath kills a foolish man, And envy slays a simple one.2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.
3I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.
4His sons are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.
5Because the hungry eat up his harvest, Taking it even from the thorns, And a snare snatches their substance.5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.
6For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble spring from the ground;6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.
7Yet man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.
8“But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause—8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.
9Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
10He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields.10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.
11He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.
12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.
13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.
14They meet with darkness in the daytime, And grope at noontime as in the night.14They find it is dark in the daytime, 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 rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.
16So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
17“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise 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 bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole.18For though he wounds, 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.19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
20In famine He shall redeem you 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.
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 have no 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; wild animals will not terrify you.
23For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.23You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its 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 home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.
25You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!
26You shall come to the grave at a full age, As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.26You will go to the grave at a ripe old age, like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time!
27Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself.”27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holy 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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