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1 “Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.
3 I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling.
4 His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
5 The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns,1 and the thirsty pant2 after his3 wealth.
6 For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
7 but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
8 “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,
9 who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:
10 he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;
11 he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13 He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.
14 They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.
15 But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.
16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.
17 “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18 For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.
19 He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil4 shall touch you.
20 In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
21 You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24 You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25 You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
26 You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
27 Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”5
1 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
2 Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants
3 Hebrew their
4 Or disaster
5 Hebrew for yourself
1 “Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3 I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4 His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5 The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6 For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7 Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8 “But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10 He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.
11 The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12 He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13 He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14 Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16 So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.1
18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19 From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.
20 In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
22 You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals.
23 For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
24 You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25 You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26 You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27 “We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself.”
1 Hebrew Shaddai; here and throughout Job
2 Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants
3 Hebrew their
4 Or disaster
5 Hebrew for yourself
1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?
2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in 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 robber swalloweth up their substance.
6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
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.
24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is ; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
1 Hebrew Shaddai; here and throughout Job
2 Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants
3 Hebrew their
4 Or disaster
5 Hebrew for yourself
1 Eliphaz continued, “Call out if you want to, Job. But who will answer you? Which one of the holy angels will you turn to?
2 Anger kills foolish people. Jealousy destroys those who are childish.
3 I saw that foolish people were having success. But suddenly a curse came down on their houses.
4 Their children aren't safe at all. They lose their case in court. No one speaks up for them.
5 Hungry people eat up the crops of those who are foolish. They even take the food that grows among thorns. Thirsty people long for the wealth of the foolish.
6 Hard times don't just grow out of the soil. Trouble doesn't jump out of the ground.
7 People are born to have trouble. And that's just as sure as sparks fly up.
8 “If I were you, I'd make my appeal to God. I'd bring my case to be judged by him.
9 He does wonderful things that can't be understood. He does miracles that can't even be counted.
10 He sends rain on the earth. He sends water on the countryside.
11 He lifts up those who are lowly in spirit. He lifts up those who are sad. He keeps them safe.
12 He stops those who are tricky from doing what they plan to do. The work of their hands doesn't succeed.
13 Some people think they are so wise. But God catches them in their own tricks. He sweeps away the evil plans of sinful people.
14 Darkness covers them in the daytime. At noon they feel their way around as if it were night.
15 God saves needy people from the cutting words of their enemies. He saves them from their powerful hands.
16 So those who are poor have hope. And God shuts the mouths of people who don't treat others fairly.
17 “Blessed is the person God corrects. So don't hate the Mighty One's training.
18 He wounds. But he also bandages up those he wounds. He harms. But his hands also heal those he harms.
19 From six troubles he will save you. Even if you are in trouble seven times, no harm will come to you.
20 When there isn't enough food, God will keep you from dying. When you go into battle, he won't let a sword strike you down.
21 He will keep you safe from words that can hurt you. You won't need to be afraid when everything is being destroyed.
22 You will laugh when things are being destroyed. You will enjoy life even when there isn't enough food. You won't be afraid of wild animals.
23 You will make a covenant with the stones in the fields. They won't keep your crops from growing. Even wild animals will be at peace with you.
24 You will know that the tent you live in is secure. You will check out your property. You will see that nothing is missing.
25 You can be sure you will have a lot of children. They will be as many as the blades of grass on the earth.
26 You will go down to the grave while you are still very strong. You will be like a crop that is gathered at the right time.
27 “We have carefully studied all of those things. And they are true. So pay attention to them. Apply them to yourself.”
1 Hebrew Shaddai; here and throughout Job
2 Aquila, Symmachus, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew could be read as and the snare pants
3 Hebrew their
4 Or disaster
5 Hebrew for yourself
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