5 Job, call out for help and see if an angel comes!
2 Envy and jealousy will kill a stupid fool. 3 I have seen fools take root. But God sends a curse, suddenly uprooting them 4 and leaving their children helpless in court. 5 Then hungry and greedy people gobble down their crops and grab up their wealth.[a] 6 Our suffering isn’t caused by the failure of crops; 7 it’s all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward.
8 Job, if I were you, I would ask God for help. 9 His miracles are marvelous, more than we can count. 10 God sends showers on earth and waters the fields. 11 He protects the sorrowful and lifts up those who have been disgraced. 12 God swiftly traps the wicked 13 in their own evil schemes, and their wisdom fails. 14 Darkness is their only companion, hiding their path at noon. 15 God rescues the needy from the words of the wicked and the fist of the mighty. 16 The poor are filled with hope, and injustice is silenced.
Consider Yourself Fortunate
17 Consider yourself fortunate if God All-Powerful chooses to correct you. 18 He may cause injury and pain, but he will bandage and heal your cuts and bruises. 19 God will protect you from harm, no matter how often trouble may strike.
20 In times of war and famine, God will keep you safe. 21 You will be sheltered, without fear of hurtful words or any other weapon. 22 You will laugh at the threat of destruction and famine. And you won’t be afraid of wild animals— 23 they will no longer be fierce, and your rocky fields will become friendly. 24 Your home will be secure, and your sheep will be safe. 25 You will have more descendants than there are blades of grass on the face of the earth. 26 You will live a long life, and your body will be strong until the day you die. 27 Our experience has proven these things to be true, so listen and learn.
5.5wealth: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 5.
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