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YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION
5:1 Pray, call, is there any to answer thee? And unto which of the holy ones dost thou turn?
5:2 For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
5:3 I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
5:4 Far are his sons from safety, And they are bruised in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
5:5 Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.
5:6 For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
5:7 For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
5:8 Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
5:9 Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
5:10 Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places.
5:11 To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high `in' safety.
5:12 Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
5:13 Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,
5:14 By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.
5:15 And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy,
5:16 And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.
5:17 Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
5:18 For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal.
5:19 In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee.
5:20 In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword.
5:21 When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction, When it cometh.
5:22 At destruction and at hunger thou mockest, And of the beast of the earth, Thou art not afraid.
5:23 (For with sons of the field `is' thy covenant, And the beast of the field Hath been at peace with thee.)
5:24 And thou hast known that thy tent `is' peace, And inspected thy habitation, and errest not,
5:25 And hast known that numerous `is' Thy seed, And thine offspring as the herb of the earth;
5:26 Thou comest in full age unto the grave, As the going up of a stalk in its season.
5:27 Lo, this -- we searched it out -- it `is' right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!
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