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.2Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.
3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.3I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.
4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.4His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.5The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.6For 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.7but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.8“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,
9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.9who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:
10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.10he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.11he 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.12He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.13He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are 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 at noonday as in the night.
15He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.15But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.
16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.17“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.18For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.
19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.19He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.
20He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war.20In 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.21You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.22At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear 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 shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24You will know that your home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.24You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!25You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants 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!26You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”27Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”
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