5:1 "Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
5:2 For resentment kills the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
5:4 His children are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,
5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eats up, And take it even out of the thorns; The snare gapes for their substance.
5:6 For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, Neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
5:7 But man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
5:8 "But as for me, I would seek God, To God would I commit my cause;
5:9 Who does great things that can't be fathomed, Marvelous things without number;
5:10 Who gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields;
5:11 So that he sets up on high those who are low, Those who mourn are exalted to safety.
5:12 He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.
5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; The counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
5:14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night.
5:15 But he saves from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty.
5:16 So the poor has hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.
5:17 "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
5:18 For he wounds, and binds up; He injures, and his hands make whole.
5:19 He will deliver you in six troubles; Yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.
5:20 In famine he will redeem you from death; In war, from the power of the sword.
5:21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, Neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
5:22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh, Neither shall you be afraid of the animals of the earth.
5:23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.
5:24 You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
5:25 You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth.
5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, Like a shock of grain comes in its season.
5:27 Look this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know it for your good."