Job 5

1 The harm of inconsideration. 3 The end of the wicked is misery. 6 God is to be regarded in affliction. 17 The happy end of God's correction.

1Call now, if there is any that will answer thee; and to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn?
turn: or, look?
2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
envy: or, indignation
3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them . 5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

6Although affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
affliction: or, iniquity
7Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
trouble: or, labour
sparks...: Heb. the sons of the burning coal lift up to fly
8I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause: 9Who doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
unsearchable: Heb. there is no search
without...: Heb. till there be no number
10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
fields: Heb. outplaces
11To set on high those that are low; that those who mourn may be exalted to safety. 12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
their enterprise: or, any thing
13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. 14They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noon as in the night.
meet...: or, run into
15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: 18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
power: Heb. hands
21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
from...: or, when the tongue scourgeth
22At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
thy tabernacle...: or, peace is thy tabernacle
sin: or, err
25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thy offspring as the grass of the earth.
great: or, much
26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, as a shock of grain cometh in in its season.
cometh in: Heb. ascendeth
27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is ; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
for...: Heb. for thyself
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