God sends us hardship not to destroy us, but to train us and to exercise our faith in Him.

BibleGateway: Job 5:17-27

ESV Text: Job 5:17-27

Job 5:17–27


17   “Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;
    therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
18   For he wounds, but he binds up;
    he shatters, but his hands heal.
19   He will deliver you from six troubles;
    in seven no evil1 shall touch you.
20   In famine he will redeem you from death,
    and in war from the power of the sword.
21   You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue,
    and shall not fear destruction when it comes.
22   At destruction and famine you shall laugh,
    and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.
23   For you shall be in league with the stones of the field,
    and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24   You shall know that your tent is at peace,
    and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.
25   You shall know also that your offspring shall be many,
    and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
26   You shall come to your grave in ripe old age,
    like a sheaf gathered up in its season.
27   Behold, this we have searched out; it is true.
    Hear, and know it for your good.”2

Footnotes

[1] 5:19 Or disaster

[2] 5:27 Hebrew for yourself

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: 18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword. 21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. 22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin. 25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. 26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season. 27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 530:
Thy Ways, O Lord, with Wise Design

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Thy ways, O Lord, with wise design 
Are framed upon Thy throne above, 
And every dark and bending line 
Meets in the center of Thy love. 

2. With feeble light and half obscure 
Poor mortals Thine arrangements view, 
Not knowing that the least are sure 
And the mysterious just and true. 

3. Thy flock, Thine own peculiar care, 
Though now they seem to roam uneyed, 
Are led or driven only where 
They best and safest may abide. 

4. They neither know nor trace the way; 
But whilst they trust Thy guardian eye, 
Their feet shall ne’er to ruin stray, 
Nor shall the weakest fail or die. 

5. My favored soul shall meekly learn 
To lay her reason at Thy throne; 
Too weak Thy secrets to discern, 
I’ll trust Thee for my Guide alone. 


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