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Job chapter 5

New International Version

1 Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? 2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. 3 I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed. 4 His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender. 5 The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth. 6 For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7 Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward. 8 But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. 9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. 10 He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside. 11 The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. 12 He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. 13 He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. 14 Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night. 15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. 17 Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. 19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you. 20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword. 21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes. 22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals. 23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing. 25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season. 27 We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself.'
English Standard Version

1 “Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? 2 Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple. 3 I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling. 4 His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them. 5 The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth. 6 For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground, 7 but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward. 8 “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, 9 who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: 10 he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; 11 he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. 12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. 13 He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end. 14 They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night. 15 But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty. 16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth. 17 “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal. 19 He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you. 20 In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. 21 You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes. 22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth. 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. 24 You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing. 25 You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth. 26 You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season. 27 Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”
King James Version

1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn? 2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. 3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them. 5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: 11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. 12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. 13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night. 15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: 18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword. 21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. 22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin. 25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. 26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season. 27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
New American Standard Bible

1 'Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn? 2 For irritation kills the fool, And jealousy brings death to the simple. 3 I have seen the fool taking root, And I cursed his home immediately. 4 His sons are far from safety, They are also oppressed at the gate, And there is no one to save them. 5 The hungry devour his harvest And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth. 6 For disaster does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground, 7 For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward. 8 'But as for me, I would seek God, And I would make my plea before God, 9 Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. 10 He gives rain on the earth, And sends water on the fields, 11 So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety. 12 He frustrates the schemes of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success. 13 He captures the wise by their own cleverness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted. 14 By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night. 15 But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the strong. 16 So the helpless has hope, And injustice has shut its mouth. 17 'Behold, happy is the person whom God disciplines, So do not reject the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, but His hands also heal. 19 In six troubles He will save you; Even in seven, evil will not touch you. 20 In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war, from the power of the sword. 21 You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes. 22 You will laugh at violence and hunger, And you will not be afraid of wild animals. 23 For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And the animals of the field will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure, For you will visit your home and have nothing missing. 25 You will also know that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth. 26 You will come to the grave at a ripe age, Like the stacking of grain in its season. 27 Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself.'
New Living Translation

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

1 Call out! Will anyone answer you? Which of the holy ones will you turn to? 2 For anger kills a fool, and jealousy slays the gullible. 3 I have seen a fool taking root, but I immediately pronounced a curse on his home. 4 His children are far from safety. They are crushed at the city gate, with no one to rescue them. 5 The hungry consume his harvest, even taking it out of the thorns. The thirsty pant for his children's wealth. 6 For distress does not grow out of the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the ground.
7 But humans are born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward. 8 However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and would present my case to him. 9 He does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number. 10 He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields. 11 He sets the lowly on high, and mourners are lifted to safety. 12 He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success. 13 He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive are quickly brought to an end. 14 They encounter darkness by day, and they grope at noon as if it were night. 15 He saves the needy from their sharp words and from the clutches of the powerful. 16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. 17 See how happy is the person whom God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal. 19 He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven. 20 In famine he will redeem you from death, and in battle, from the power of the sword. 21 You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes. 22 You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the land's wild creatures. 23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24 You will know that your tent is secure, and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home. 25 You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26 You will approach the grave in full vigor, as a stack of sheaves is gathered in its season. 27 We have investigated this, and it is true! Hear it and understand it for yourself.

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