Coverdale Bible

Job 5

The harm of inconsideration.

Job 5:1 Name me one els, yf thou canst fynde eny: yee loke aboute the, vpon eny of the holy men. Job 5:2 As for the foolish man displeasure kylleth him, and anger slayeth ye ignoraunt.

The end of the wicked is misery.

Job 5:3 I haue sene my self, when the foolish was depe roted, that his bewty was sodely destroyed: Job 5:4 that his children were without prosperite or health: that they were slayne in the dore, and no ma to delyuer them: Job 5:5 that his haruest was eaten vp off the hungrie: that the weapened man had spoyled it, and that the thurstie had droncke vp his riches. It is not the earth that bryngeth forth trauayle,

God is to be regarded in affliction.

Job 5:6 nether commeth sorow out of ye groude: Job 5:7 but it is man, that is borne vnto mysery, like as the byrde for to fle. Job 5:8 But now will I speake off the LORDE, and talke of God: Job 5:9 which doth thinges, that are vnsearcheable, and marueles without nobre: Job 5:10 Which geueth rayne vpo the earth, and poureth water vpon all thinges: Job 5:11 which setteth vp them of lowe degre, and sendeth prosperite, to those that are in heuynesse: Job 5:12 Which destroyeth the deuyces of the sotyll, so that they are not able to perfourme the thynges that they take in hode: Job 5:13 which compaseth ye wyse in their owne craftynesse, and ouertroweth the councell of the wicked: Job 5:14 In so moch that they runne in to darcknesse by fayre daye, and grope aboute them at the noone daye, like as in the night. Job 5:15 And so he delyuereth the poore from the swearde, from their mouth, and from the hode of the cruell: Job 5:16 that the poore maye haue hope, & that the mouth of the oppressoure maye be stopped.

The happy end of God's correction.

Job 5:17 Beholde, happie is the man, whom God punysheth: therfore, despyse not thou ye chastenynge of the Allmighty. Job 5:18 For though he make a wounde, he geueth a medicyne agayne: though he smyte, his honde maketh whole agayne. Job 5:19 He delyuereth the out of sixe troubles, so that in the seuenth there can no harme touch the. Job 5:20 In the myddest of honger he saueth ye from death: and when it is warre, from the power of the swearde. Job 5:21 He shall kepe the from the perlous tonge so that when trouble commeth, thou shalt not nede to feare. Job 5:22 In destruccion and derth thou shalt be mery, and shalt not be afrayed for the beastes of the earth: Job 5:23 But the castels in the londe shal be confederate with the, & the beastes of the felde shall geue the peace: Job 5:24 Yee thou shalt se, that thy dwellynge place shalbe in rest: thou shalt beholde thy substaunce, and be nomore punyshed for synne. Job 5:25 Thou shalt se also, that thy sede shall encreace, and that thy posterite shalbe as the grasse vpon the earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy graue in a fayre age, like as ye corne sheeues are brought in to the barne in due season. Job 5:27 Lo, this is the matter, as we oure selues haue proued by experience. Therfore now that thou hearest it, take better hede to thy selff.

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