Job 5 NAS

God Is Just

1 "Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the 1holy ones will you turn?

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2 "For 2anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

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3 "I have seen the 3foolish taking root, And I 4cursed his abode immediately.

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4 "His 5sons are far from safety, They are even aoppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.

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    • † 5:4 - Lit "crushed"
      5 "bHis harvest the hungry devour And take it to a place of thorns, And the c6schemer is eager for their wealth.

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        • ‡ 5:5 - Lit "Whose"
        • ˆ 5:5 - Ancient versions read "thirsty"
          6 "For 7affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,

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          7 For 8man is born for trouble, As sparks * fly upward.

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          8 "But as for me, I would 9seek God, And I would place my cause before God;

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          9 Who 10does great and unsearchable * things, dWonders without * number.

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            • ‰ 5:9 - Or "Miracles"
              10 "He 11gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields,

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              11 So that 12He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.

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              12 "He 13frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

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              13 "He 14captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.

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              14 "By day they 15meet with darkness, And grope at noon as in the night.

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              15 "But He saves from 16the sword of their mouth, And 17the poor from the hand of the mighty.

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              16 "So the helpless has hope, And 18unrighteousness must shut its mouth.

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              17 "Behold, how 19happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the 20discipline of ethe Almighty.

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                • Š 5:17 - Heb "Shaddai," and so throughout ch 6
                  18 "For 21He inflicts pain, and fgives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.

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                  19 "gFrom six troubles 22He will deliver you, Even in seven 23evil will not touch you.

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                  20 "In 24famine He will redeem you from death, And 25in war from the power of the sword.

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                  21 "You will be 26hidden from the scourge of the tongue, 27And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

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                  22 "You will 28laugh at violence and famine, 29And you will not be afraid of hwild beasts.

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                    •  5:22 - Lit "beasts of the earth"
                      23 "For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And 30the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

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                      24 "You will know that your 31tent is secure, For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.

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                      25 "You will know also that your i32descendants will be many, And 33your offspring as the grass of the earth.

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                      26 "You will 34come to the grave in full vigor, Like the stacking of grain in its season.

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                      27 "Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."