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Job 5

The harm of inconsideration.

Job 5:1 Call nowe, if any will answere thee, and to which of the Saintes wilt thou turne? Job 5:2 Doubtlesse anger killeth the foolish, and enuie slayeth the idiote.

The end of the wicked is misery.

Job 5:3 I haue seene the foolish well rooted, and suddenly I cursed his habitation, saying, Job 5:4 His children shalbe farre from saluation, and they shall be destroyed in the gate, & none shall deliuer them. Job 5:5 The hungrie shall eate vp his haruest: yea, they shall take it from among the thornes, and the thirstie shall drinke vp their substance.

God is to be regarded in affliction.

Job 5:6 For miserie commeth not foorth of the dust, neither doeth affliction spring out of the earth. Job 5:7 But man is borne vnto trauaile, as the sparkes flie vpwarde. Job 5:8 But I would inquire at God, and turne my talke vnto God: Job 5:9 Which doeth great things and vnsearchable, and marueilous things without nomber. Job 5:10 He giueth raine vpon the earth, and powreth water vpon the streetes, Job 5:11 And setteth vp on hie them that be lowe, that the sorowfull may be exalted to saluation. Job 5:12 He scattereth the deuices of the craftie: so that their handes can not accomplish that which they doe enterprise. Job 5:13 He taketh the wise in their craftinesse, and the counsel of the wicked is made foolish. Job 5:14 They meete with darkenesse in the day time, and grope at noone day, as in the night. Job 5:15 But he saueth the poore from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hande of the violent man, Job 5:16 So that the poore hath his hope, but iniquitie shall stop her mouth.

The happy end of God's correction.

Job 5:17 Beholde, blessed is the man whome God correcteth: therefore refuse not thou the chastising of the Almightie. Job 5:18 For he maketh the wound, and bindeth it vp: he smiteth, and his handes make whole. Job 5:19 He shall deliuer thee in sixe troubles, and in the seuenth the euill shall not touch thee. Job 5:20 In famine he shal deliuer thee from death: and in battel from the power of the sworde. Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue, and thou shalt not be afraid of destruction when it commeth. Job 5:22 But thou shalt laugh at destruction and dearth, and shalt not be afraide of the beast of the earth. Job 5:23 For the stones of the fielde shall be in league with thee, and the beastes of the field shal be at peace with thee. Job 5:24 And thou shalt knowe, that peace shall be in thy tabernacle, and thou shalt visite thine habitation, and shalt not sinne. Job 5:25 Thou shalt perceiue also, that thy seede shalbe great, and thy posteritie as the grasse of the earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt goe to thy graue in a ful age, as a ricke of corne commeth in due season into the barne. Job 5:27 Lo, thus haue we inquired of it, and so it is: heare this and knowe it for thy selfe.

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