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Job 5

Book of Job - Chapter 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 eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.

Job 5:6

For affliction doesn't come forth from 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 devices 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 shall 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 shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Job 5:22

At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth.

Job 5:23

For you shall be allied with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.

Job 5:24

You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.

Job 5:25

You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26

You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season.

Job 5:27

Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."