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."

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