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Job 5:1-7 World English Bible (WEB)

“Call now; is there any who will answer you?
    To which of the holy ones will you turn?
For resentment kills the foolish man,
    and jealousy kills the simple.
I have seen the foolish taking root,
    but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
His children are far from safety.
    They are crushed in the gate.
    Neither is there any to deliver them,
whose harvest the hungry eats up,
    and take it even out of the thorns.
    The snare gapes for their substance.
For affliction doesn’t come out of the dust,
    neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
but man is born to trouble,
    as the sparks fly upward.

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Job 5:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God Is Just

“Call now, is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
“For anger slays the foolish man,
And jealousy kills the simple.
“I have seen the foolish taking root,
And I cursed his abode immediately.
“His sons are far from safety,
They are even [a]oppressed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.
[b]His harvest the hungry devour
And take it to a place of thorns,
And the [c]schemer is eager for their wealth.
“For affliction does not come from the dust,
Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.


  1. Job 5:4 Lit crushed
  2. Job 5:5 Lit Whose
  3. Job 5:5 Ancient versions read thirsty
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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