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Job 5


God Is Just

Job 5:1   "Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
Job 5:2   "For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
Job 5:3   "I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his abode immediately.
Job 5:4   "His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
Job 5:5   "His harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the schemer is eager for their wealth.
Job 5:6   "For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
Job 5:7   For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.
Job 5:8   "But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
Job 5:9   Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number.
Job 5:10   "He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,
Job 5:11   So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Job 5:12   "He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.
Job 5:13   "He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.
Job 5:14   "By day they meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.
Job 5:15   "But He saves from the sword of their mouth, And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
Job 5:16   "So the helpless has hope, And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.
Job 5:17   "Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Job 5:18   "For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.
Job 5:19   "From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.
Job 5:20   "In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21   "You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.
Job 5:22   "You will laugh at violence and famine, And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
Job 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.
Job 5:24   "You will know that your tent is secure, For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.
Job 5:25   "You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26   "You will come to the grave in full vigor, Like the stacking of grain in its season.
Job 5:27   "Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."
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