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Job 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Eliphaz’s Response Continues
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:1 - “Cry for help, but will anyone answer you?
Which of the angels[fn] will help you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - Surely resentment destroys the fool,
and jealousy kills the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment,
but then comes sudden disaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:4 - Their children are abandoned far from help;
they are crushed in court with no one to defend them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - The hungry devour their harvest,
even when it is guarded by brambles.[fn]
The thirsty pant after their wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - But evil does not spring from the soil,
and trouble does not sprout from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - People are born for trouble
as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:8 - “If I were you, I would go to God
and present my case to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:9 - He does great things too marvelous to understand.
He performs countless miracles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:10 - He gives rain for the earth
and water for the fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:11 - He gives prosperity to the poor
and protects those who suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:12 - He frustrates the plans of schemers
so the work of their hands will not succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - He traps the wise in their own cleverness
so their cunning schemes are thwarted.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - They find it is dark in the daytime,
and they grope at noon as if it were night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:15 - He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong,
and rescues them from the clutches of the powerful.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - And so at last the poor have hope,
and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “But consider the joy of those corrected by God!
Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For though he wounds, he also bandages.
He strikes, but his hands also heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - From six disasters he will rescue you;
even in the seventh, he will keep you from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:20 - He will save you from death in time of famine,
from the power of the sword in time of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:21 - You will be safe from slander
and have no fear when destruction comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - You will laugh at destruction and famine;
wild animals will not terrify you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:23 - You will be at peace with the stones of the field,
and its wild animals will be at peace with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:24 - You will know that your home is safe.
When you survey your possessions, nothing will be missing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - You will have many children;
your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:26 - You will go to the grave at a ripe old age,
like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - “We have studied life and found all this to be true.
Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew the holy ones.
The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

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