The harm of inconsideration.
Job 5:1 Name me one els, yf thou canst fynde eny: yee loke aboute the, vpon eny of the holye men. Job 5:2 As for the folyshe man, displeasure kylleth hym, and anger slayeth the ignoraunt.
The end of the wicked is misery.
Job 5:3 I haue sene my selfe, when the folishe was depe roted, that hys bewty was sodenly destroied, Job 5:4 that his chyldren were without prosperite or healt: that they were slayne in the dore, and no man to delyuer them: Job 5:5 that hys haruest was eaten vp of the hungrye: that the weapened man had spoyled it, and that the thurstye had droncke vp his riches. It is not þe earth that bringeth forth trauayle,
God is to be regarded in affliction.
Job 5:6 neither commeth sorow out of þe grounde: Job 5:7 but is man, that is borne vnto mysery, lyke as the byrde for to fle. Job 5:8 But now wyll I speake of the Lorde, and talke of God: Job 5:9 which doeth thinges, that are vnsearcheable, and marueles without nombre: Job 5:10 Which geueth rayne vpon the earth, and poureth water vpon all thinges: Job 5:11 whiche setteth vp them of lowe degre, and sendeth prosperite, to those that are in heuinesse: Job 5:12 Which destroyeth the deuyces of the sotyll, so that they are not able to performe þe thinges that they take in hande: Job 5:13 whyche compasseth the wyse in theyr owne craftynesse, and ouerthroweth the councell of the wycked? Job 5:14 In so much þt they runne into darcknesse by fayre daye, & grope aboute them at the none daye, lyke as in the nyght. Job 5:15 And so he delyuereth the poore from the swearde, from their mouth, and from the hande of the cruell, Job 5:16 that the poore maye haue hope, and that the mouth of the oppressoure maye be stopped.
The happy end of God's correction.
Job 5:17 Beholde, happye is the man, whom God punisheth: therfore, despyse not thou þe chastenynge of the Almyghty. Job 5:18 For though he make a wound, he geueth a medicine againe: though he smyte, hys hande maketh whole agayne. Job 5:19 He delyuereth the oute of syxe troubles so that in þe seuenth there can no harme touch the. Job 5:20 In the middest of honger he saueth the from death: and when it is warre, from the power of the swearde. Job 5:21 He shal kepe the from the perlous tonge that so when trouble commeth, thou shalt not nede to feare. Job 5:22 In destruccion & derth thou shalt be mercy, & shalt not be afrayed for the beastes of the earth: Job 5:23 But the castels in the land shal be confederate with the, & the beastes of the felde shall geue the peace. Job 5:24 Ye thou shalt knowe, that thy dwellinge place shalbe in reste: thou shalt beholde thy substaunce, & be nomore punished for synne Job 5:25 Thou shalt se also, that thy sede shall encrease, and that thy posteryte shalbe as the grasse vpon þe earth. Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy graue in a fayre age, lyke as the corne sheeues are brought into the barne in due season. Job 5:27 Lo, this is þe matter, as we oure selues haue proued by experience. Therfore now that thou hearest it, take better hede to thy selfe.