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Job 5 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? 1 "Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 For resentment kills the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple. 2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3 I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his habitation. 3 I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4 His children are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them, 4 His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5 Whose harvest the hungry eats up, And take it even out of the thorns; The snare gapes for their substance. 5 The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6 For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, Neither does trouble spring out of the ground; 6 For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7 But man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward. 7 Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8 "But as for me, I would seek God, To God would I commit my cause; 8 "But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9 Who does great things that can't be fathomed, Marvelous things without number; 9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10 Who gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields; 10 He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside.
11 So that he sets up on high those who are low, Those who mourn are exalted to safety. 11 The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise. 12 He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; The counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. 13 He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night. 14 Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15 But he saves from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty. 15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16 So the poor has hope, And injustice shuts her mouth. 16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17 "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. 17 "Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18 For he wounds, and binds up; He injures, and his hands make whole. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19 He will deliver you in six troubles; Yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you. 19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will befall you.
20 In famine he will redeem you from death; In war, from the power of the sword. 20 In famine he will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, Neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes. 21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, Neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth. 22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth.
23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you. 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 shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing. 24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25 You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth. 25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, Like a shock of grain comes in its season. 26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27 Look this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know it for your good." 27 "We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."