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Job 5 (asv)

Job 5 (asv)

5:1Call now; is there any that will answer thee?

And to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn?

5:2For vexation killeth the foolish man,

And jealousy slayeth the silly one.

5:3I have seen the foolish taking root:

But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

5:4His children are far from safety,

And they are crushed in the gate,

Neither is there any to deliver them:

5:5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up,

And taketh it even out of the thorns;

And the snare gapeth for their substance.

5:6For affliction cometh not forth from the dust,

Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

5:7But man is born unto trouble,

As the sparks fly upward.

5:8But as for me, I would seek unto God,

And unto God would I commit my cause;

5:9Who doeth great things and unsearchable,

Marvellous things without number:

5:10Who giveth rain upon the earth,

And sendeth waters upon the fields;

5:11So that he setteth up on high those that are low,

And those that mourn are exalted to safety.

5:12He frustrateth the devices of the crafty,

So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

5:13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness;

And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

5:14They meet with darkness in the day-time,

And grope at noonday as in the night.

5:15But he saveth from the sword of their mouth,

Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

5:16So the poor hath hope,

And iniquity stoppeth her mouth. \\ \\

5:17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth:

Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

5:18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up;

He woundeth, and his hands make whole.

5:19He will deliver thee in six troubles;

Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

5:20In famine he will redeem thee from death;

And in war from the power of the sword.

5:21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue;

Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

5:22At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh;

Neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

5:23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field;

And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

5:24And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace;

And thou shalt visit thy fold, and shalt miss nothing.

5:25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great,

And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

5:26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age,

Like as a shock of grain cometh in in its season.

5:27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is;

Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.


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