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Job 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:1 - “Call now; is there anyone who will answer you?
To which of the holy ones will you turn?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - Surely vexation kills the fool,
and jealousy slays the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen the fool taking root,
but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:4 - His children are far from safety;
they are crushed in the gate,
and there is no one to deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - The hungry eat his harvest,
and he takes it even out of thorns,[fn]
and the thirsty pant[fn] after his[fn] wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - For affliction does not come from the dust,
nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - but man is born to trouble
as the sparks fly upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:8 - “As for me, I would seek God,
and to God would I commit my cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:9 - who does great things and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:10 - he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:11 - he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:12 - He frustrates the devices of the crafty,
so that their hands achieve no success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - He catches the wise in their own craftiness,
and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - They meet with darkness in the daytime
and grope at noonday as in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:15 - But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth
and from the hand of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - So the poor have hope,
and injustice shuts her mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;
therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For he wounds, but he binds up;
he shatters, but his hands heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - He will deliver you from six troubles;
in seven no evil[fn] shall touch you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:20 - In famine he will redeem you from death,
and in war from the power of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:21 - You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue,
and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - At destruction and famine you shall laugh,
and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:23 - For you shall be in league with the stones of the field,
and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:24 - You shall know that your tent is at peace,
and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - You shall know also that your offspring shall be many,
and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:26 - You shall come to your grave in ripe old age,
like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - Behold, this we have searched out; it is true.
Hear, and know it for your good.”[fn]
ESV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants
Hebrew their
Or disaster
Hebrew for yourself

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