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Chapter 5

5:1 Call now; is there any that will answer thee? And to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn?

5:2 For anger killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root; but suddenly I beheld his habitation cursed.

5:4 His children are far from safety, and are crushed in the gate, with none to deliver them.

5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the snare gapeth for their substance.

5:6 For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

5:7 But man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

5:8 But as for me, I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause;

5:9 Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number;

5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields;

5:11 So that He setteth up on high those that are low, and those that mourn are exalted to safety.

5:12 He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands can perform nothing substantial.

5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong.

5:14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

5:15 But He saveth from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

5:16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

5:18 For He maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and His hands make whole.

5:19 He will deliver thee in six troubles; yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

5:20 In famine He will redeem thee from death; and in war from the power of the sword.

5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

5:22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh; neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

5:23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt miss nothing.

5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a ripe age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in its season.

5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Next: Job 6