The harm of inconsideration.
Job 5:1 Call now, if there be any that wil answere thee, and to which of the Saints wilt thou turne? Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and enuy slayeth the silly one.
The end of the wicked is misery.
Job 5:3 I haue seene the foolish taking roote: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. Job 5:4 His children are farre from safetie, and they are crushed in the gate, neither [is there] any to deliuer [them]. Job 5:5 Whose haruest the hungry eateth vp, and taketh it euen out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth vp their substance.
God is to be regarded in affliction.
Job 5:6 Although affliction commeth not forth of the dust, neither doeth trouble spring out of the ground: Job 5:7 Yet man is borne vnto trouble, as the sparkes flie vpward. Job 5:8 I would seeke vnto God, and vnto God would I commit my cause: Job 5:9 Which doth great things & vnsearchable: marueilous things without number. Job 5:10 Who giueth raine vpon the earth, and sendeth waters vpon the fields: Job 5:11 To set vp on high those that be low; that those which mourne, may be exalted to safetie. Job 5:12 Hee disappointeth the deuices of the craftie, so that their hands cannot performe [their] enterprise. Job 5:13 He taketh the wise in their [owne] craftinesse: and the counsell of the froward is caried headlong. Job 5:14 They meete with darkenesse in the day time, and grope in the noone day as in the night. Job 5:15 But he saueth the poore from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mightie. Job 5:16 So the poore hath hope, and iniquitie stoppeth her mouth.
The happy end of God's correction.
Job 5:17 Behold, happy [is] the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almightie. Job 5:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth vp: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. Job 5:19 Hee shall deliuer thee in sixe troubles, yea in seuen there shall no euill touch thee. Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeeme thee from death: and in warre from the power of the sword. Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hidde from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction, when it commeth. Job 5:22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. Job 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. Job 5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle [shall bee] in peace; and thou shalt visite thy habitation, and shalt not sinne. Job 5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seede shalbe great, and thine offspring as the grasse of the earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy graue in a full age, like as a shocke of corne commeth in, in his season. Job 5:27 Loe this, wee haue searched it, so it [is]; heare it, and know thou it for thy good.