Young's Literal Translation

Job 5

The harm of inconsideration.

Job 5:1 Pray, call, is there any to answer thee? And unto which of the holy ones dost thou turn? Job 5:2 For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,

The end of the wicked is misery.

Job 5:3 I—I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway, Job 5:4 Far are his sons from safety, And they are bruised in the gate, And there is no deliverer. Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.

God is to be regarded in affliction.

Job 5:6 For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery. Job 5:7 For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly. Job 5:8 Yet I—I inquire for God, And for God I give my word, Job 5:9 Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering. Job 5:10 Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places. Job 5:11 To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high [in] safety. Job 5:12 Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom. Job 5:13 Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened, Job 5:14 By day they meet darkness, And as night—they grope at noon. Job 5:15 And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy, Job 5:16 And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.

The happy end of God's correction.

Job 5:17 Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not, Job 5:18 For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal. Job 5:19 In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee. Job 5:20 In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword. Job 5:21 When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction, When it cometh. Job 5:22 At destruction and at hunger thou mockest, And of the beast of the earth, Thou art not afraid. Job 5:23 (For with sons of the field [is] thy covenant, And the beast of the field Hath been at peace with thee.) Job 5:24 And thou hast known that thy tent [is] peace, And inspected thy habitation, and errest not, Job 5:25 And hast known that numerous [is] Thy seed, And thine offspring as the herb of the earth; Job 5:26 Thou comest in full age unto the grave, As the going up of a stalk in its season. Job 5:27 Lo, this—we searched it out—it [is] right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!

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