First Speech of Eliphaz (continued)
5:1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee;
and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?
5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the
5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I
cursed his habitation.
5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed
in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even
out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their
5:6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust,
neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my
5:9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous
things without number:
5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters
upon the fields:
5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which
mourn may be exalted to safety.
5:12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that
their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the
counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in
the noonday as in the night.
5:15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their
mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
5:16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her
5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth:
therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
5:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and
his hands make whole.
5:19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven
there shall no evil touch thee.
5:20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war
from the power of the sword.
5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue:
neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
5:22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither
shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
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
5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in
peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not
5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and
thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a
shock of corn cometh in in his season.
5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and
know thou it for thy good.