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Call now, if there be any that wil answere thee, and to which of the Saints wilt thou turne?
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For wrath killeth the foolish man, and enuy slayeth the silly one.
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I haue seene the foolish taking roote: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
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His children are farre from safetie, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliuer them.
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Whose haruest the hungry eateth vp, and taketh it euen out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth vp their substance.
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Although affliction commeth not forth of the dust, neither doeth trouble spring out of the ground:
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Yet man is borne vnto trouble, as the sparkes flie vpward.
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I would seeke vnto God, and vnto God would I commit my cause:
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Which doth great things & vnsearchable: marueilous things without number.
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Who giueth raine vpon the earth, and sendeth waters vpon the fields:
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To set vp on high those that be low;
that those which mourne, may be exalted to safetie.
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Hee disappointeth the deuices of the craftie, so that their hands cannot performe their enterprise.
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He taketh the wise in their owne craftinesse: and the counsell of the froward is caried headlong.
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They meete with darkenesse in the day time, and grope in the noone day as in the night.
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But he saueth the poore from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mightie.
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So the poore hath hope, and iniquitie stoppeth her mouth.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almightie.
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For he maketh sore, and bindeth vp: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
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Hee shall deliuer thee in sixe troubles, yea in seuen there shall no euill touch thee.
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In famine he shall redeeme thee from death: and in warre from the power of the sword.
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Thou shalt be hidde from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction, when it commeth.
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At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
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For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
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And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall bee in peace;
and thou shalt visite thy habitation, and shalt not sinne.
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Thou shalt know also that thy seede shalbe great, and thine offspring as the grasse of the earth.
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Thou shalt come to thy graue in a full age, like as a shocke of corne commeth in, in his season.
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Loe this, wee haue searched it, so it is;
heare it, and know thou it for thy good.