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Job 5 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Call out if you please. Will anyone answer you?

Which of the holy ones  will you turn to?

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For anger kills a fool,

and jealousy slays the gullible. 

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I have seen a fool taking root,

but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home.

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His children are far from safety.

They are crushed at the city gate, 

with no one to rescue them.

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The hungry consume his harvest,

even taking it out of the thorns. [fn]

The thirsty [fn] pant for his children’s wealth.

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For distress does not grow out of the soil,

and trouble does not sprout from the ground.

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But mankind is born for trouble 

as surely as sparks fly upward.

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However, if I were you, I would appeal to God

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He does great  and unsearchable things,

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He gives rain to the earth

and sends water to the fields. 

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He sets the lowly on high,

and mourners are lifted to safety. 

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He frustrates the schemes of the crafty

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He traps the wise in their craftiness

so that the plans of the deceptive

are quickly brought to an end. 

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They encounter darkness by day,

and they grope at noon

as if it were night. 

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He saves the needy from their sharp words [fn]  

and from the clutches of the powerful.

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So the poor have hope,

and injustice shuts its mouth. 

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See how happy the man is God corrects;

so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.

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For He crushes but also binds up;

He strikes, but His hands also heal. 

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He will rescue you from six calamities;

no harm will touch you in seven.

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In famine He will redeem you from death,

and in battle, from the power of the sword. 

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You will be safe from slander [fn]

and not fear destruction when it comes. 

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You will laugh at destruction and hunger

and not fear the animals of the earth.

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For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field,

and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 

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You will know that your tent is secure, 

and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home.

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You will also know that your offspring will be many

and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

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You will approach the grave  in full vigor, 

as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season.

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We have investigated this, and it is true!

Hear it and understand it for yourself.

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HCSB Footnotes
Hb obscure
Aq, Sym, Syr, Vg; MT reads snares
Lit their hands
Lit from the sword of their mouth ; Ps 55:21; 59:7
Lit be hidden from the whip of the tongue

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Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

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