5:1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?
5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
5:6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
5:9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
5:10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
5:11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
5:12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
5:15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
5:16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.