Job 5
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1Call out if you please, but who will answer? To which of the holy ones will you turn?1“Cry for help, but will anyone answer you? Which of the angels will help you?
2For resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.2Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.
3I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster.
4His sons are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.4Their children are abandoned far from help; they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.
5The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from the thorns; and the thirsty pant after his wealth.5The hungry devour their harvest, even when it is guarded by brambles. The thirsty pant after their wealth.
6For distress does not spring from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.6But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.
7Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.7People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.
8However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and lay my cause before Him8“If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.
9who does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.9He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
10He gives rain to the earth and sends water upon the fields.10He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.
11He sets the lowly on high, so that mourners are lifted to safety.11He gives prosperity to the poor and protects those who suffer.
12He thwarts the schemes of the crafty, so that their hands find no success.12He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.
13He catches the wise in their craftiness, and sweeps away the plans of the cunning.13He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.
14They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.14They find it is dark in the daytime, and they grope at noon as if it were night.
15He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth and from the clutches of the powerful.15He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong, and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.
16So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.16And so at last the poor have hope, and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
17Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.17“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
18For He wounds, but He also binds; He strikes, but His hands also heal.18For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.
19He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.19From six disasters he will rescue you; even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
20In famine He will redeem you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.20He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war.
21You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and will not fear havoc when it comes.21You will be safe from slander and have no fear when destruction comes.
22You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth.22You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.
23For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.23You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its wild animals will be at peace with you.
24You will know that your tent is secure, and find nothing amiss when inspecting your home.24You will know that your home is safe. When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.
25You will know that your offspring will be many, and your descendants will be like the grass of the earth.25You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!
26You will come to the grave in full vigor, like a sheaf of grain gathered in season.26You will go to the grave at a ripe old age, like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time!
27Indeed, we have investigated, and it is true! So hear it and know for yourself.”27“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”
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