Bishops' Bible

Job 5

The harm of inconsideration.

Job 5:1 Crye I pray thee, if there be any that will aunswere thee, & loke thou vpon any of the holy. Job 5:2 As for the foolish ma, wrathfulnesse killeth him, and enuie slayeth the ignorant.

The end of the wicked is misery.

Job 5:3 I haue seene my selfe when the foolish was deepe rooted, and sodenly I cursed his habitation. Job 5:4 His children were without prosperitie, and they were slayne in the gate, and there was no man to deliuer them. Job 5:5 His haruest was eaten of the hungrie, & taken from among the thornes, and the thurstie drunke vp their labour: It is not the earth that bringeth foorth iniquitie,

God is to be regarded in affliction.

Job 5:6 Neither commeth sorowe out of the ground: Job 5:7 But man is borne vnto labour, like as the sparkes flee vp [out of the hot coles,] Job 5:8 But I woulde aske counsell at the Lorde, and talke with God? Job 5:9 Whiche doth great thinges and vnsearcheable, [and] maruels without number. Job 5:10 He geueth rayne vpon the earth, and powreth water vpon the streetes, Job 5:11 To set vp them that be of lowe degree, and that those which are in heauinesse may be exalted to saluation. Job 5:12 He destroyeth the deuices of the subtyll, so that their handes are not able to perfourme that which they do enterprise. Job 5:13 He compasseth the wise in their owne craftinesse, & maketh foolishe the counsell of the wicked. Job 5:14 They runne into darknesse by fayre day, and grope at the noone day as in the night. Job 5:15 But he deliuereth the poore from the sworde, from their threatninges, and from the violence of the mightie. Job 5:16 He is the hope of the poore, & the mouth of the wicked shalbe stopped.

The happy end of God's correction.

Job 5:17 Behold, blessed is the man whom God correcteth, therefore refuse not thou the chastening of the almightie: Job 5:18 For be maketh a wounde and he healeth: he smiteth, and his hande maketh whole againe. Job 5:19 He shall deliuer thee in sixe troubles, & in the seuenth there shall no euil come to thee. Job 5:20 In hunger he shall saue thee from death, and when it is warre, from the power of the sworde. Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hyd from the scourge of the tongue, & when destruction commeth thou shalt not neede to feare. Job 5:22 In destruction and dearth thou shalt be mery, and shalt not be afrayde of the beastes of the earth. Job 5:23 For the stones of the land shalbe confederate with thee, and the beastes of the fielde shalbe at peace with thee. Job 5:24 And thou shalt knowe that thy dwelling place shalbe in rest, and thou shalt visite thy habitation, & shalt not sinne. Job 5:25 Thou shalt see also that thy seede shall be great, and thy posteritie as the grasse vpon the earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt come also to thy graue in a full age, like a corne sheafe cut downe in due season. Job 5:27 Lo, this we our selues haue proued by experience, and euen thus it is: Hearken thou to it also, that thou mayest take heede to thy selfe.

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