Job 5
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1“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you? Which of the angels will help you?1"Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.2Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.3I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.4His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.5The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among 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 hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.7Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.8"But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.9He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.10He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.
11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.11The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.12He thwarts the plans 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 craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.14Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.15He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
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 its mouth.
17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.17"Blessed is the one 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 binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.19From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will 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 deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.21You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.22You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals.
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 covenant 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.24You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!25You will know that your children will be many, 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 the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”27"We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."
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