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“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.”