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Job Chapter 5 (Index)

001  Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

002  For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

003  I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

004  His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

005  Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

006  Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

007  Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

008  I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

009  Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

010  Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

011  To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

012  He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

013  He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

014  They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

015  But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

016  So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

017  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

018  For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

019  He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

020  In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

021  Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

022  At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

023  For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

024  And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

025  Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

026  Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.

027  Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.