Job 5
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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? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.2For wrath kills the foolish person, and anger slays the silly one.
3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.3I myself have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his place of residence.
4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed at the place where judgment is rendered, nor is there anyone to deliver them.
5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.5The hungry eat up his harvest, and take it even from behind the thorns, and the thirsty swallow up their fortune.
6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.6For evil does not come up from the dust, nor does trouble spring up from the ground,
7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.7but people are born to trouble, as surely as the 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 to God I would set forth my case.
9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.9He does great and unsearchable things, marvelous things without number;
10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.10he gives rain on the earth, and sends water on the fields;
11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.11he sets the lowly on high, that those who mourn are raised to safety.
12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.12He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned!
13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning is brought to a quick end.
14They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.14They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope about in the noontime as if it were night.
15He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.15So he saves from the sword that comes from their mouth, even the poor from the hand of the powerful.
16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.16Thus the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts its mouth.
17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.17"Therefore, blessed is the man whom God corrects, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.18For he wounds, but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal.
19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.19He will deliver you from six calamities; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.
20He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war.20In time of famine he will redeem you from death, and in time of war from the power of the sword.
21You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.21You will be protected from malicious gossip, and will not be afraid of the destruction when it comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.22You will laugh at destruction and famine and need not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its wild animals will be at peace with you.23For you will have a pact with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
24You will know that your home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.24And you will know that your home will be secure, and when you inspect your domains, you will not be missing anything.
25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!25You will also know that your children will be numerous, and your descendants like 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!26You will come to your grave in a full age, As stacks of grain are harvested in their season.
27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”27Look, we have investigated this, so it is true. Hear it, and apply it for your own good."
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