Job Chapter 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.
1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the 1saints wilt thou aturn?
2 For 1wrath killeth the 2foolish man, and aenvy slayeth the silly one.
3 I 1have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
4 His children are 1far from safety, and they are crushed 2in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the 1robber swalloweth up their substance.
6 Although aaffliction cometh 1not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
7 1Yet man is born unto atrouble, as the bsparks fly upward.
8 1I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which 1doeth great things and aunsearchable; marvellous things bwithout number:
10 1Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the afields:
11 1To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
12 1He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands acannot perform their enterprise.
13 1He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
14 They ameet 1with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
15 But 1he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
16 1So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17 Behold, 1happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore 2despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
18 1For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
19 He 1shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
20 1In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the apower of the sword.
21 1Thou shalt be hid afrom the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
22 At destruction and famine thou shalt 1laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23 1For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
24 And thou shalt know athat thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not bsin.
25 Thou shalt know also 1that thy seed shall be agreat, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
26 Thou shalt 1come to thy grave 2in a full age, like as a shock of 3corn acometh in in his season.
27 Lo this, we have 1searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it afor thy good.