The Book of Job (WEB)
5:1 "Call now; is there any who will answer you?
To which of the holy ones will you turn?
5:2For resentment kills the foolish man,
And jealousy kills the simple.
5:3I have seen the foolish taking root,
But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
5:4His children are far from safety,
They are crushed in the gate.
Neither is there any to deliver them,
5:5Whose harvest the hungry eats up,
And take it even out of the thorns;
The snare gapes for their substance.
5:6For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust,
Neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
5:7But man is born to trouble,
As the sparks fly upward.
5:8"But as for me, I would seek God,
To God would I commit my cause;
5:9Who does great things that can't be fathomed,
Marvelous things without number;
5:10Who gives rain on the earth,
And sends waters on the fields;
5:11So that he sets up on high those who are low,
Those who mourn are exalted to safety.
5:12He frustrates the devices of the crafty,
So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.
5:13He takes the wise in their own craftiness;
The counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
5:14They meet with darkness in the day-time,
And grope at noonday as in the night.
5:15But he saves from the sword of their mouth,
Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
5:16So the poor has hope,
And injustice shuts her mouth.
5:17"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects:
Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
5:18For he wounds, and binds up;
He injures, and his hands make whole.
5:19He will deliver you in six troubles;
Yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
5:20In famine he will redeem you from death;
In war, from the power of the sword.
5:21You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
Neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
5:22At destruction and famine you shall laugh,
Neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth.
5:23For you shall be in league with the stones of the field.
The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.
5:24You shall know that your tent is in peace.
You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
5:25You shall know also that your seed shall be great,
Your offspring as the grass of the earth.
5:26You shall come to your grave in a full age,
Like a shock of grain comes in its season.
5:27Look this, we have searched it, so it is;
Hear it, and know it for your good."
World English Bible