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Job 5:1 - 5:7

The Discipline of the Almighty

“Call now, is there anyone who will answer you?
And to which of the holy ones will you turn?
For vexation kills the ignorant fool,
And jealousy puts to death the simple.
I have seen the ignorant fool taking root,
And I cursed his abode suddenly.
His sons are far from salvation,
They are even crushed in the gate,
And there is no deliverer.
His harvest the hungry devour
And take it to a place of thorns,
And the schemer pants after their wealth.
For wickedness does not come out from the dust,
Nor does trouble sprout from the ground,
For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.