Job 5:27
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New International Version
"We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."

King James Bible
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold this, we have searched it out, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thyself.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, this -- we searched it out -- it is right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lo this, we have searched it - What I have told thee is the sum of our wisdom and experience on these important points. These are established maxims, which universal experience supports.

Know - understand, and reduce them to practice for thy good. Thus ends Eliphaz, the Temanite, "full of wise saws and ancient instances;" but he miserably perverted them in his application of them to Job's case and character. They contain, however, many wholesome truths, of which the wise in heart may make a very advantageous practical use.

The predatory excursions referred to in Job 5:23 were not unfrequent among our own barbarous ancestors. An affecting picture of this kind is drawn by Shakespeare, from Holinshed's Chronicles, of the case of Macduff, whose castle was attacked in his absence by Macbeth and his wife and all his children murdered. A similar incident was the ground of the old heroic ballad of Hardicanute. When the veteran heard that a host of Norwegians had landed to pillage the country, he armed, and posted to the field to meet the invading foe. He slew the chief in battle, and routed his pillaging banditti. While this was taking place, another party took the advantage of his absence, attacked his castle, and carried off or murdered his lovely wife and family; which, being perceived on his return by the war and age-worn chief, is thus affectingly described by the unknown poet: -

Loud and chill blew the westlin wind,Sair beat the heavy shower,

Mirk grew the nicht eir HardyknuteWan neir his stately tower:

His tower that us'd with torches bleiseTo shine sae far at night,

Seim'd now as black as mourning weid,Nae marvel, sair he sich'd.

"Thair's nae light in my lady's bowir,Thair's nae light in my hall;

Nae blink shynes round my Fairly fair,Nor ward stands on my wall.

"What bodes it, Thomas! Robert! say?"Nae answer - speaks their dreid;

"Stand back, my sons, I'll be your gyde;"But bye they pass'd with speid.

"As fast I haif sped owr Scotland's foes"There ceis'd his brag of weir.

Sair schamt to mind ocht but his dame,And maiden Fairly fair.

Black feir he felt; but what to feirHe wist not yet with dreid;

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we have searched.

Job 8:8-10 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers...

Job 12:2 No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Job 15:9,10,17 What know you, that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us...

Job 32:11,12 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say...

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Proverbs 2:3-5 Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding...

for thy good. Heb. for thyself.

Job 22:2 Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

Deuteronomy 10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good?

Proverbs 9:12 If you be wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.

Library
December 3 Morning
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.--JOB 5:8. Is anything too hard for the Lord?--Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.--Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.--Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

"There is Therefore Now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who Walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. "
Rom. viii. 1.--"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." There are three things which concur to make man miserable,--sin, condemnation, and affliction. Every one may observe that "man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward," that his days here are few and evil. He possesses "months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed" for him. Job v. 6, 7, vii. 3. He "is of few days and full of trouble," Job xiv.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Whether Envy is a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that envy is not a mortal sin. For since envy is a kind of sorrow, it is a passion of the sensitive appetite. Now there is no mortal sin in the sensuality, but only in the reason, as Augustine declares (De Trin. xii, 12) [*Cf. [2644]FS, Q[74], A[4]]. Therefore envy is not a mortal sin. Objection 2: Further, there cannot be mortal sin in infants. But envy can be in them, for Augustine says (Confess. i): "I myself have seen and known even a baby envious, it could not speak,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether all Anger is a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that all anger is a mortal sin. For it is written (Job 5:2): "Anger killeth the foolish man [*Vulg.: 'Anger indeed killeth the foolish']," and he speaks of the spiritual killing, whence mortal sin takes its name. Therefore all anger is a mortal sin. Objection 2: Further, nothing save mortal sin is deserving of eternal condemnation. Now anger deserves eternal condemnation; for our Lord said (Mat. 5:22): "Whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment":
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 5:26
You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.

Job 6:1
Then Job replied:

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