Job 5 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "You may cry for help, but no one listens. You may turn to the angels, but they give you no help. 1 "Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple. 2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3 From my experience, I know that fools who turn from God may be successful for the moment, but then comes sudden disaster. 3 I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4 Their children are abandoned far from help, with no one to defend them. 4 His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5 Their harvests are stolen, and their wealth satisfies the thirst of many others, not themselves! 5 The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6 But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth. 6 For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7 People are born for trouble as predictably as sparks fly upward from a fire. 7 Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8 "My advice to you is this: Go to God and present your case to him. 8 "But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9 For he does great works too marvelous to understand. He performs miracles without number. 9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10 He gives rain for the earth. He sends water for the fields. 10 He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside.
11 He gives prosperity to the poor and humble, and he takes sufferers to safety. 11 The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12 He frustrates the plans of the crafty, so their efforts will not succeed. 12 He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13 He catches those who think they are wise in their own cleverness, so that their cunning schemes are thwarted. 13 He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14 They grope in the daylight as though they were blind; they see no better in the daytime than at night. 14 Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15 He rescues the poor from the cutting words of the strong. He saves them from the clutches of the powerful. 15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16 And so at last the poor have hope, and the fangs of the wicked are broken. 16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17 "But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the chastening of the Almighty when you sin. 17 "Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18 For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19 He will rescue you again and again so that no evil can touch you. 19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will befall you.
20 He will save you from death in time of famine, from the power of the sword in time of war. 20 In famine he will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21 You will be safe from slander and will have no fear of destruction when it comes. 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; wild animals will not terrify you. 22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth.
23 You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its wild animals will 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 will know that your home is kept safe. When you visit your pastures, nothing will be missing. 24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25 Your children will be many; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass! 25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26 You will live to a good old age. You will not be harvested until the proper time! 26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27 "We have found from experience that all this is true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself." 27 "We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."