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5 “Call out now; Is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
And envy slays a simple one.
3 aI have seen the foolish taking root,
But suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.
4 His sons are bfar from safety,
They are crushed in the gate,
And cthere is no deliverer.
1Taking it even from the thorns,
Nor does trouble spring from the ground;
As the sparks fly upward.
And to God I would commit my cause—
Marvelous things without number.
10 eHe gives rain on the earth,
And sends waters on the fields.
11 fHe sets on high those who are lowly,
And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12 gHe frustrates the devices of the crafty,
So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.
13 He catches the hwise in their own craftiness,
And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.
And grope at noontime as in the night.
15 But iHe saves the needy from the sword,
From the mouth of the mighty,
And from their hand.
16 jSo the poor have hope,
And injustice shuts her mouth.
17 “Behold, khappy is the man whom God corrects;
Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
18 lFor He bruises, but He binds up;
He wounds, but His hands make whole.
19 mHe shall deliver you in six troubles,
Yes, in seven nno evil shall touch you.
20 oIn famine He shall redeem you from death,
And in war from the 5power of the sword.
21 pYou shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
23 sFor you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field,
And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.
25 You shall also know that tyour descendants shall be many,
And your offspring ulike the grass of the earth.
26 vYou shall come to the grave at a full age,
As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.
27 Behold, this we have wsearched out;
It is true.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”
6 Then Job answered and said:
And my calamity laid with it on the scales!
Therefore my words have been rash.
4 aFor the arrows of the Almighty are within me;
My spirit drinks in their poison;
5 Does the dwild donkey bray when it has grass,
Or does the ox low over its fodder?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
They are as loathsome food to me.
That God would grant me the thing that I long for!
That He would loose His hand and ecut me off!
Though in anguish I would exult,
He will not spare;
And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
Or is my flesh bronze?
And is success driven from me?
Even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15 iMy brothers have dealt deceitfully like a brook,
jLike the streams of the brooks that pass away,
And into which the snow vanishes.
When it is hot, they vanish from their place.
They go nowhere and perish.
19 The caravans of kTema look,
The travelers of lSheba hope for them.
They come there and are confused.
21 For now nyou are nothing,
You see terror and oare afraid.
Or, ‘Offer a bribe for me from your wealth’?
Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of oppressors’?
Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
But what does your arguing prove?
And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?
And you pundermine your friend.
For I would never lie to your face.
29 qYield now, let there be no injustice!
Cannot my 4taste discern the unsavory?
7 “Is there not aa time of hard service for man on earth?
Are not his days also like the days of a hired man?
2 Like a servant who 1earnestly desires the shade,
And like a hired man who eagerly looks for his wages,
3 So I have been allotted bmonths of futility,
And wearisome nights have been appointed to me.
4 cWhen I lie down, I say, ‘When shall I arise,
And the night be ended?’
For I have had my fill of tossing till dawn.
5 My flesh is dcaked with worms and dust,
My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh.
6 “My edays are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
And are spent without hope.
7 Oh, remember that fmy life is a breath!
My eye will never again see good.
8 gThe eye of him who sees me will see me no more;
While your eyes are upon me, I shall no longer be.
So hhe who goes down to the grave does not come up.
iNor shall his place know him anymore.
11 “Therefore I will jnot restrain my mouth;
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
I will kcomplain in the bitterness of my soul.
That You set a guard over me?
13 lWhen I say, ‘My bed will comfort me,
My couch will ease my complaint,’
And terrify me with visions,
And death rather than 2my body.
16 mI loathe my life;
I would not live forever.
nLet me alone,
17 “What pis man, that You should exalt him,
That You should set Your heart on him,
18 That You should 4visit him every morning,
And test him every moment?
Will You not look away from me,
And let me alone till I swallow my saliva?
What have I done to You, qO watcher of men?
Why rhave You set me as Your target,
So that I am a burden 5to myself?
And take away my iniquity?
For now I will lie down in the dust,
And You will seek me diligently,
But I will no longer be.”
8 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:
And the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
3 aDoes God subvert judgment?
Or does the Almighty pervert justice?
4 If byour sons have sinned against Him,
He has cast them away 1for their transgression.
5 cIf you would earnestly seek God
And make your supplication to the Almighty,
Surely now He would 2awake for you,
And prosper your rightful dwelling place.
Yet your latter end would dincrease abundantly.
8 “For einquire, please, of the former age,
And consider the things discovered by their fathers;
Because our days on earth are a shadow.
And utter words from their heart?
Can the reeds flourish without water?
12 gWhile it is yet green and not cut down,
It withers before any other plant.
13 So are the paths of all who hforget God;
And the hope of the ihypocrite shall perish,
And whose trust is 4a spider’s web.
15 jHe leans on his house, but it does not stand.
He holds it fast, but it does not endure.
And his branches spread out in his garden.
And look for a place in the stones.
18 kIf he is destroyed from his place,
Then it will deny him, saying, ‘I have not seen you.’
And lout of the earth others will grow.
Nor will He uphold the evildoers.
And your lips with 6rejoicing.
22 Those who hate you will be nclothed with shame,
And the dwelling place of the wicked 7will come to nothing.”
9 Then Job answered and said:
3 If one wished to 1contend with Him,
He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
4 cGod is wise in heart and mighty in strength.
Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
When He overturns them in His anger;
6 He dshakes the earth out of its place,
And its epillars tremble;
He seals off the stars;
8 fHe alone spreads out the heavens,
And the chambers of the south;
10 hHe does great things past finding out,
Yes, wonders without number.
11 iIf He goes by me, I do not see Him;
If He moves past, I do not perceive Him;
Who can say to Him, ‘What are You doing?’
And choose my words to reason with Him?
15 lFor though I were righteous, I could not answer Him;
I would beg mercy of my Judge.
I would not believe that He was listening to my voice.
And multiplies my wounds mwithout cause.
But fills me with bitterness.
And if of justice, who will appoint
LXX They shall not be taken from evil men; Vg. And the armed man shall take him by violence
LXX The might shall draw them off; Vg. And the thirsty shall drink up their riches
Lit. is in it
Lit. pants for
Lit. my bones
Without substance, futile
So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX, Jewish tradition to You
Lit. into the hand of their transgression
Lit. a spider’s house
Lit. shouts of joy
Lit. will not be
Heb. Ash, Kesil, and Kimah
Lit. who can turn Him back?
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