THE BOOK OF
Job 5 ©
Eliphaz shows that it is not only lost labor to contend with God, v. 1. But likewise very hurtful, 2. And exhorts Job to convert himself to God, Who does good to all men, 8. And especially to the penitent, 11. But thrusts the hypocrites into perdition, 12. Out of which He delivers the godly and the poor, 15. Job is exhorted to patience in his suffering, 17. Because God delivers the godly out of the same, 18. And blesses them abundantly, 24. He concludes his discourse with assuring Job of the substance thereof, and pressing it upon him, 27.
CALL now, if there 1be any that will 2answer thee; and to which of the 3saints wilt thou turn?
For 4wrath killeth the 5foolish man, and envy slayeth the 6silly one.
Ia have seen the foolish 7taking root: but 8suddenly I cursed his habitation.
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed 9in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
10Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even 11out of the thorns, and the 12robber swalloweth up their substance.
Although 13affliction cometh not forth 14of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
Yet man is born unto trouble, 15as the 16sparks fly upward.
17I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Whichb doeth great things and 18unsearchable; marvellous things 19without number:
Who giveth rain 20upon the earth, and sendeth waters 21upon the fields:
To set up on high those 22that be low;c that those 23which mourn may be exalted to safety.
Hed disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform 24their enterprise.e
Hef taketh the 25wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the 26froward is 27carried headlong.
They meet with darknessg in the 28daytime, and grope 29in the noonday as in the night.
But he saveth the 30poor from the sword, from 31their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
Soh the poor hath 32hope, and 33iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Behold,i happy is the 34man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the 35Almighty:
Forj he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
He 36shall deliver thee ink37six troubles: yea, in 38seven there shall no evil touch thee.
In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war 39from the power of the sword.
Thou shalt be hid 40from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
At destruction and famine thou 41shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
For thou 42shalt be in league with the 43stones of the field: andl the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
And thou shalt 44know that thy 45tabernacle shall be in 46peace; and thou shalt 47visit thy habitation, and 48shalt not sin.
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine 49offspring as the grass of the earth.
Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shockm of corn 50cometh in in his season.
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it 51for thy good.