Job 5

Job 5:1  
“Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?

Job 5:2  
For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

Job 5:3  
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 5:4  
His children are far from safety. They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,

Job 5:5  
whose harvest the hungry eat up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.

Job 5:6  
For affliction doesn’t come out of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Job 5:7  
but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:8  
“But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,

Job 5:9  
who does great things that can’t be fathomed, marvelous things without number;

Job 5:10  
who gives rain on the earth, and sends waters on the fields;

Job 5:11  
so that he sets up on high those who are low, those who mourn are exalted to safety.

Job 5:12  
He frustrates the plans of the crafty, so that their hands can’t perform their enterprise.

Job 5:13  
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

Job 5:14  
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Job 5:15  
But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16  
So the poor has hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.

Job 5:17  
“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Job 5:18  
For he wounds and binds up. He injures and his hands make whole.

Job 5:19  
He will deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.

Job 5:20  
In famine he will redeem you from death; in war, from the power of the sword.

Job 5:21  
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither will you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Job 5:22  
You will laugh at destruction and famine, neither will you be afraid of the animals of the earth.

Job 5:23  
For you will be allied with the stones of the field. The animals of the field will be at peace with you.

Job 5:24  
You will know that your tent is in peace. You will visit your fold, and will miss nothing.

Job 5:25  
You will know also that your offspring will be great, your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26  
You will come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season.

Job 5:27  
Behold, we have researched it. It is so. Hear it, and know it for your good.”

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