Job 5 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 5


Job 5:1

Call now; is there any that will answer thee? And to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn?

Job 5:2

For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.

Job 5:3

I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 5:4

His children are far from safety, And they are crushed in the gate, Neither is there any to deliver them:

Job 5:5

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns; And the snare gapeth for their substance.

Job 5:6

For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Job 5:7

But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:8

But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;

Job 5:9

Who doeth great things and unsearchable, Marvellous things without number:

Job 5:10

Who giveth rain upon the earth, And sendeth waters upon the fields;

Job 5:11

So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.

Job 5:12

He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Job 5:13

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

Job 5:14

They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

Job 5:15

But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16

So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Job 5:17

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Job 5:18

For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his hands make whole.

Job 5:19

He will deliver thee in six troubles; Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

Job 5:20

In famine he will redeem thee from death; And in war from the power of the sword.

Job 5:21

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Job 5:22

At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh; Neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Job 5:23

For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Job 5:24

And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; And thou shalt visit thy fold, and shalt miss nothing.

Job 5:25

Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26

Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, Like as a shock of grain cometh in in its season.

Job 5:27

Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

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