||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 5 [Commentary] |
|| "Call now, is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
||"For anger slays the foolish man,
And jealousy kills the simple.
||"I have seen the foolish taking root,
And I cursed his abode immediately.
||"His sons are far from safety,
They are even oppressed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.
||"His harvest the hungry devour
And take it to a place of thorns,
And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
||"For affliction does not come from the dust,
Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
||For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.
||"But as for me, I would seek God,
And I would place my cause before God;
||Who does great and unsearchable things,
Wonders without number.
||"He gives rain on the earth
And sends water on the fields,
||So that He sets on high those who are lowly,
And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
||"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd,
So that their hands cannot attain success.
||"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness,
And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
||"By day they meet with darkness,
And grope at noon as in the night.
||"But He saves from the sword of their mouth,
And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
||"So the helpless has hope,
And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.
||"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
||"For He inflicts pain, and gives relief;
He wounds, and His hands also heal.
||"From six troubles He will deliver you,
Even in seven evil will not touch you.
||"In famine He will redeem you from death,
And in war from the power of the sword.
||"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
||"You will laugh at violence and famine,
And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
||"For you will be in league with the stones of the field,
And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
||"You will know that your tent is secure,
For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.
||"You will know also that your descendants will be many,
And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
||"You will come to the grave in full vigor,
Like the stacking of grain in its season.
||"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is.
Hear it, and know for yourself."
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