Eliphaz Continues Call Out for Help 5 1Job, call out for help and see if an angel comes! 2Envy and jealousy will kill a stupid fool. 3I have seen fools take root. But God sends a curse, suddenly uprooting them 4and leaving their children helpless in court. 5Then hungry and greedy people gobble up their crops and grab their wealth.[M] 6Our suffering isn't caused by the failure of crops; 7it's all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward. 8Job, if I were you, I would ask God for help. 9 His miracles are marvelous, more than we can count. 10God sends showers on earth and waters the fields. 11He protects the sorrowful and lifts up those who have been disgraced. 12God swiftly traps the wicked 13 in their own evil schemes, and their wisdom fails. 14Darkness is their only companion, hiding their path at noon. 15God rescues the needy from the words of the wicked and the fist of the mighty. 16The 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. 19God will protect you from harm, no matter how often trouble may strike. 20In times of war and famine, God will keep you safe. 21You will be sheltered, without fear of hurtful words or any other weapon. 22You will laugh at the threat of destruction and famine. And you won't be afraid of wild animals— 23they will no longer be fierce, and your rocky fields will become friendly. 24Your home will be secure, and your sheep will be safe. 25You will have more descendants than there are blades of grass on the face of the earth. 26You will live a very long life, and your body will be strong until the day you die. 27Our experience has proven these things to be true, so listen and learn.
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