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Job 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:1 - "Call now; is there any one 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 sons are far from safety, they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - His harvest the hungry eat, and he takes it even out of thorns; and the thirsty pant after his 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 upon the earth and sends waters upon 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 takes 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 fatherless from their mouth, the needy 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, happy is the man whom God reproves; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For he wounds, but he binds up; he smites, but his hands heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven there shall no evil 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 hid from the scourge 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 safe, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - You shall know also that your descendants shall be many, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:26 - You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing floor in its season.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - Lo, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good."

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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