Job 5
New Living TranslationNew American Standard Bible 1995
1“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you? Which of the angels will help you?1"Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.2"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.3"I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately.
4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.4"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.5"His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.6"For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.7For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.
8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.8"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.9Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number.
10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.10"He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,
11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.11So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.12"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.13"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
14They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.14"By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.
15He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.15"But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.16"So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.
17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.17"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.18"For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.
19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.19"From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.
20He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war.20"In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
21You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.21"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.22"You will laugh at violence and famine, And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
23You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its wild animals will be at peace with you.23"For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
24You will know that your home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.24"You will know that your tent is secure, For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.
25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!25"You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
26You will go to the grave at a ripe old age, like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time!26"You will come to the grave in full vigor, Like the stacking of grain in its season.
27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”27"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."
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