English Revised Version

Job 5

The harm of inconsideration.

Job 5:1 Call now; is there any that will answer thee? and to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn? Job 5:2 For vexation killeth the foolish man, and jealousy slayeth the silly one.

The end of the wicked is misery.

Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them. Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

God is to be regarded in affliction.

Job 5:6 For affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Job 5:7 But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:8 But as for me, I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Job 5:9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number: Job 5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: Job 5:11 So that he setteth up on high those that be low; and those which mourn are exalted to safety. Job 5:12 He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. Job 5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night. Job 5:15 But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty. Job 5:16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

The happy end of God's correction.

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Job 5:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; he woundeth, and his hands make whole. Job 5:19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles; yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death; and in war from the power of the sword. Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. Job 5:22 At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh; neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. Job 5:23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. Job 5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; and thou shalt visit thy fold, and shalt miss nothing. Job 5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in its season. Job 5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

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