Job

Job 5 ©

1Eliphaz proceedeth to shew that the end of the wicked is certain misery: 6that man is born to trouble: 8that God should be sought to in time of affliction. 17The happy end of God's correction.

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CALL now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the asaints wilt thou 1turn?

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For bwrath killeth the cfoolish man, and 2envy slayeth the *silly one.

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I dhave seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

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His children are efar from safety, and they are crushed fin the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

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Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the grobber swalloweth up their substance.

g ch. 18.9; 1.12,13.
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Although 3affliction cometh hnot forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

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iYet man is born unto 4trouble, as the 5sparks fly upward.

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jI would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

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Which kdoeth great things and 6unsearchable; marvellous things 7without number:

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lWho giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the 8fields:

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mTo set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

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nHe disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands 9cannot perform their *enterprise.

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oHe taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the *froward is carried headlong.

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They 10meet pwith darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

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But qhe saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

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rSo the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

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Behold, shappy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore tdespise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

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uFor he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

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He vshall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

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wIn famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the 11power of the sword.

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xThou shalt be hid 12from the *scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

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At destruction and famine thou shalt ylaugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

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zFor thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

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And thou shalt know 13that thy *tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not 14sin.

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Thou shalt know also athat thy seed shall be 15great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

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Thou shalt bcome to thy grave cin a full age, like as a *shock of dcorn 16cometh in in his season.

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Lo this, we have esearched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it 17for thy good.