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Job 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Eliphaz: Job Is Chastened by God
Eliphaz Continues to Rebuke Job
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:1 - “Call out now;
Is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - For wrath kills a foolish man,
And envy slays a simple one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen the foolish taking root,
But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:4 - His sons are far from safety,
They are crushed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - Because the hungry eat up his harvest,
Taking it even from the thorns,[fn]
And a snare snatches their substance.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - For affliction does not come from the dust,
Nor does trouble spring from the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - Yet man is born to trouble,
As the sparks fly upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:8 - “But as for me, I would seek God,
And to God I would 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 cannot carry out their plans.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - He catches the wise in their own craftiness,
And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - They meet with darkness in the daytime,
And grope at noontime as in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:15 - But He saves the needy from the sword,
From the mouth of the mighty,
And from their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - So the poor have hope,
And injustice shuts her mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects;
Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For He bruises, but He binds up;
He wounds, but His hands make whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - He shall deliver you in six troubles,
Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:20 - In famine He shall redeem you from death,
And in war from the power of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:21 - You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - You shall laugh at destruction and famine,
And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:23 - For you shall have a covenant 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 in peace;
You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - You shall also know that your descendants shall be many,
And your offspring like the grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:26 - You shall come to the grave at a full age,
As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - Behold, this we have searched out;
It is true.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint reads They shall not be taken from evil men; Vulgate reads And the armed man shall take him by violence.
Septuagint reads The might shall draw them off; Vulgate reads And the thirsty shall drink up their riches.

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