Job 5:8-20 NIV

8 "But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.1

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9 He performs wonders2 that cannot be fathomed,3 miracles that cannot be counted.4
10 He bestows rain on the earth;5 he sends water upon the countryside.6

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11 The lowly he sets on high,7 and those who mourn8 are lifted9 to safety.

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12 He thwarts the plans10 of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.11

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13 He catches the wise12 in their craftiness,13 and the schemes of the wily are swept away.14
14 Darkness15 comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.16

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15 He saves the needy17 from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.18

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16 So the poor19 have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.20

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17 "Blessed is the man whom God corrects;21 so do not despise the discipline22 of the Almighty.a23

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    • a 5:17 - Hebrew "Shaddai "; here and throughout Job
      18 For he wounds, but he also binds up;24 he injures, but his hands also heal.25

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      19 From six calamities he will rescue26 you; in seven no harm will befall you.27

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      20 In famine28 he will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.29

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