Job 5
American Standard Version
Eliphaz Continues

1Call now; is there any that will answer thee? And to which of the holy ones wilt thou turn?

2For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.

3I have seen the foolish taking root: But suddenly I cursed his habitation.

4His children are far from safety, And they are crushed in the gate, Neither is there any to deliver them:

5Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, And taketh it even out of the thorns; And the snare gapeth for their substance.

6For affliction cometh not forth from the dust, Neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

7But man is born unto trouble, As the sparks fly upward.

8But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;

9Who doeth great things and unsearchable, Marvellous things without number:

10Who giveth rain upon the earth, And sendeth waters upon the fields;

11So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety.

12He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

14They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.

15But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

16So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his hands make whole.

19He will deliver thee in six troubles; Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

20In famine he will redeem thee from death; And in war from the power of the sword.

21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

22At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh; Neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

24And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; And thou shalt visit thy fold, and shalt miss nothing.

25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, Like as a shock of grain cometh in in its season.

27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Eliphaz shows that the end of the wicked is misery;
6. that man is born to trouble;
8. that God is to be regarded in affliction;
17. the happy end of God's correction.
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

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