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Job 5 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God Is Just

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:1 - “Call now, is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - “For anger slays the foolish man,
And jealousy kills the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - “I have seen the foolish taking root,
And I cursed his abode immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:4 - “His sons are far from safety,
They are even [fn]oppressed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - [fn]His harvest the hungry devour
And take it to a place of thorns,
And the [fn]schemer is eager for their 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 - For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:8 - “But as for me, I would seek God,
And I would place my cause before God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:9 - Who does great and unsearchable things,
[fn]Wonders without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:10 - “He gives rain on the earth
And sends water on the fields,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:11 - So that He sets on high those who are lowly,
And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:12 - “He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd,
So that their hands cannot attain success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - “He captures the wise by their own shrewdness,
And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - “By day they meet with darkness,
And grope at noon as in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:15 - “But He saves from the sword of their mouth,
And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - “So the helpless has hope,
And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise the discipline of [fn]the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - “For He inflicts pain, and [fn]gives relief;
He wounds, and His hands also heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - [fn]From six troubles He will deliver you,
Even in seven evil will not 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 will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - “You will laugh at violence and famine,
And you will not be afraid of [fn]wild beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:23 - “For you will be in league with the stones of the field,
And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:24 - “You will know that your tent is secure,
For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - “You will know also that your [fn]descendants will be many,
And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:26 - “You will come to the grave in full vigor,
Like the stacking of grain in its season.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - “Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: crushed
Literally: Whose
Ancient versions read thirsty
Or, Miracles
Hebrew: Shaddai, and so throughout ch 6
Literally: binds
Literally: In
Literally: beasts of the earth
Literally: seed

New American Standard Bible 1995
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