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JOB. 8 'fline liands have made me, and sa-l 12 For vain man woud be wise, though lioned me together round about; yet thou man be born like a wild ass's colt. dost destroy me.

13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch 9 Reinember, I beseech thee, that thou out thine hands toward him; nast made me as the clay; and wilt tnou 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it fas bring me into dust again?

away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy 10 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, tabernacles. and curdled me like cheese?

15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face u Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfasi, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. and shall not fear :

12 Thou hast granted me life and savour, 16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and thy visitation bath preserved my spirit. and remember it as waters that pass away

13 And these things hast thou hid in thine 17 And thine age shall be clearer than ihe heart: I know that this is with thee. noon-day ; thou slali shine forth, thou shalt

14 If I sin, then thou markest me; and be as the morning. thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. 18 And thou shalt be secure, because there

15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I is hope, yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head : thou shalt take thy rest in safety. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou 19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall mine affliction,

make thee afraid ; yea, many shall make lu For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as suit unto thee. a fierce lion ; and again thou shewest thyselr| 20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, marvellous upon me.

and they shall not escape, and their hope 17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against shall be as the giving up of the ghost. me, and increasest thine indignation upon

CHAP. XI. me; changes and war are against me. AN

ND Job answered and said, 18 Wherefore then last thou brought me

2 No doubt but ye are the people, and forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given wisdom shall die with you. up the ghost, and nu eye had seen me! 3 But I have understanding as well as

19 I should have been as though I had nou you; I am not inferior 10 you; yea, who been; I should have been carried from the knoweth not such things as these? womb to ile grave.

41 am as one mocked of his neighbour, 20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: me alone, that I may take confort a liule, the just upriglit man is laughed to scorn.

1 Before I go whence I shall not return, 5° He that is ready to slip with his feet is as even to the land of darkness, and the slia- a lamp despised in the thought of him that dow of death;

22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself ;) 6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and and of the shadow of death, without any or- they that provoke God are secure; into der, and where the light is as darkness. whose hand God bringeth abundantly. CHAP. XI.

7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall THEN answered Zepliar the Naamathile, teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they

shall tell thee: 2 Should not the multitude of words be 8 Or speak 13 the eartlı, and it shall teacio answered ? and sliould a man full of talk thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare be justified?

unto thee. 3 Should thy lies make men hold their 9 Who knoweth not in all these that the peace? and when thon mockest, shall no man hand of the Lord hath wrought this? make thee ashained ?

10 In whose land is the soul of every liv 4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, ing thing, and the breath of all inankind. and I am clean in thine eyes.

11 Doth not the ear lry words and the 5 But Oh that God would speak, and open mouth laste his meat? his lips agajust thee ;

12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in 6 And that he would shew thee the secrets length of days understanding. of wisdum, that they are double to that which 13 With bim is wisdom and strength, le is! Know therefore that God exacteth of bath counsel and understanding. thee less tlian thine iniquity deserveth. 14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it can

7 Canst thou by searching find out God hot be built again; he sluttetn up a man, canst thou find out the Almiglity unto perf) and there can be no opening: fection ?

15 Behold, lie withioldeth the waters, and 8 Il is as high as heaven; what canst thou they dry cp; also he sendeth them out, and do ? deeper than liell; what canst thou know? they overturn the earth.

9 The measure thereof is longer than the 16 With bim is strength and wisdom; the earth, and broader than the sea.

deceived and the deceiver are lis. 10 Ir le cut off, and shut up, or gather

17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, together, then who can linder liiin? and maketh the judges fools.

il For he knoweth vain men. he seeth 18 Ile loosetli ile bond op kings, and gird. wickedness also; will be not theu consider it. 'Ieth their loins with a girdle.

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19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and sins ? make me to know my transgression werthroweth the inighty.

and my sin. 20 He removeth away the speeclı of the 4 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and rusty, and taketh away the understanding holdest me for thine enemy? of the aged.

25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and 21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? wenkeneih the strength of the mighty.

26 For thou writest bitter things against 22 He discoveretli deep things out of dark-me, and makest me lo possess che iniquities ness, and bringet out to light the shadow of of my youth. death.

27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, 23 He increaseth the nations, and destroy- and lookest narrowly unto all my patis; thou eth them: lie enlargetli the nations, and sellest a priit upon ihe heels of straiteneth them again.

28 And he, as a rollen thing, consuinc'h, 24 He takell away the heart of the chief of as a garment that is moth-eaten. the people of the earth and causell them to

CHAP. XIV. wander in a wilderness where there is no wav. AN that is burn of a woman is of few

days, and full of trouble. and he makell them to slagger lihe u drunk- 2 He cometh forih like a flower, and is

cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and CHAP. XIII.

continuetli not. Lamineese ballu seen aldkis, mine ear 3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon hath leard and understood it.

such an one, and bringest me into judgment What ye know, the same do I know al- with thee? 50: I am not inferior unto you.

4 Who can bring a clean thing out of as 3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, unclean? not one. und I desire to reason with God.

5 Seeing his days are determined, the num4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all phy- her of his monthis are with thee; ihou hast sicians of no value.

appointed bis bounds that he cannot pass : 5 Oh that ye would altogether hold your 6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he peace; and it should be your wisdom. shall accomplish, as an hireling, bis day.

6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken 7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut to the pleadings of my lips.

down, that it will sprout again, and that the I Will ye speak wickedly for God? and tender branch thereof will not cease. Kalk deceiifully for him?

8 Though the root thereof wax old in the 8 Will ye accept liis person? will ye con- earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; tend for God?

9 Yel through the scent of water it will bud, 9 Is it good that he should searclı you out? and bring forth boughs like a piant. or as one man mocketh another, do ye so 10 But man dieth, and wasteth away, yea, mock him?

man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? 10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do se. 11 As the waters fail from the sea, and cretly accept persons..

the floud decayeth and drieth ap; 11 Shall not hisexcellency make you afraid? 12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till ard his dread fall upon you?

the heavens be no more they shall not awake, 12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, nor be raised out of their sleep. your bodies to bodies of clay.

13 Ob that thou wouldest lide me in the 13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, may speak, and let come on me wliat will. until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldesi

14 Wherefore do I take any Mesh in my appoint me a set time, and re.nember me ! teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

14 If a man die, shall be live again? All 15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust ingle days of my appointed time will I wair, him : but I will maintain mine owo ways be-Juill my change come. fore him.

15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: 16 He also shall be my salvation: for an thou will have a desire to the work of thine nypocrite shall not come before him. hands.

17 Hear diligently my speech, and my de- 16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost claration with your ears.

thou not watch over my sin? 18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause ; 17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, I know that I shall be justified.

and thou sewest up inine iniquity. 19 Who is he thut will plead with me? for 18 And surely the mountain talling cometh now, if I hold my longue, I shall give up the to nouglit, and the rock is removed out of ghost.

his place. 20 Orly do not two things unto me; then 19 The waters wear the stones: thou will not hide myself from thee.

washest away the things whiclı grow oul of 21 Withdraw thine land far fromme; and the dust of the earth and thou destroyest let not thy dread make me afraid:

the hope of man. 22 Then call thou, and I will answer; or 20 1 hou prevailest for ever against him, let me speak, and answer thou me. and he passeth: thou changest liis counte 23 How many are mine iniquities and 'nance, and sendest him away.

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21 His sons come to honour, and nc know- 29 He shall not be rich, neither shall is pih it no!; and they are brouglit low, but substance continue, neither shall be prolong he perceiveth it not of them.

the persection thereof upon the eartl:. 22 But his fiesh upon him shall bave pain, 30 He shall not depart out of darkness; and his soul within him shall mourn. the flame shall dry up liis branches; and by CHAP. XV.

the breath of his mouth shall be go away.

31 Lel not him that is deceived trust in Tanswered Eliphaz the Temanite, ,

vanity; for vanity shall be liis recompence. Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, 32 Tt shall be accomplished before his time, and fill his belly with the east wind ?

and his branch shall not be green. 3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk ? 33 He hall shake off lisunripe grape as the Or witlispeeches wherewith he cando no good vine, and shall cast off bis flower as the olive.

+ Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest 34 For the cougregation of hypocrites shal pra jer before God.

be desolate, and fire shall consume the taber. 5 For thy mouth uttereth ihine iniquity, nacles of bribery: and thou choosest the longue of the crasıy. 35 They conceive mischief, and bring forut

6 Tuine own mouth condemneth thee, and vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit. not l; yea, thine own lips testisy against thee.

CHAP. XVI. 04 dere ihou the first man that was born? THE N Jabenheard many such úiings: mi

, or wast thou made before the hills?

8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and serable comforters are ye all. dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? 3 Shall vain words have an end? or what

9 What knowest thou, that we know not?emboldeneth thce that thou answerest? what understandest thou, which is not in us? 4 I also could speak as ye do: is your soul

10 With us are both the gray-headed and were in my soul's stead, I could leap up words very aged men, much elder than thy father. against you, and shake mine head ai you.

11 Are the consolations of God small with *5 Bui I would strengthen you wiin my thee? is there any secret thing with thee? mouth, and the moving of my lips should

12 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? assuage your grief: and what do thine eyes wink ai,

6 'Though I speak, my grief is not assua. 13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, ged; and though I forbear, wliat am leased? and lettest such words go out of thy mouth? 7 But now he hath marie ine weary: thou

14 What is man, that he should be clean! hast made desolate all my company. and he which is born of a woman, that he 8 And thou last filled me withi wrinkles, should be righteous ?

which is a witness aguirust me: and my leanness 15 Behold, he pautetli no trust in his saints; rising up in me beareth witness to my face. yea, the heavens are not clean in lois sight; 9 He tearetli me in his wrathi, wlio lateth

16 How much more abominable, and filthy me: lie gnasheth upon me with his teeth; is man, which drinket iniquity like water? mine enemy sharpeneth bois eyes upon me.

17 I will shew thee, hear me, and that 10 They have gaped upon me with their which I liave seen I will declare ; mouth; they have smitten me upon the

13 Which wise men have told from their cheek reproachfully; they have gathered fachers, and have not hid it;

themselves together against me. 19 Unto whom alone the earth was given, 11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and and no stranger passed among them. turned me over into the hands of the wicked

20 The wicked man travaileth with pain 12 I was at ease, but lie hath broken me all his days, and the number of years is 'lıid- asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, den to the oppressor.

and shaken me lo pieces, and sei me up for 21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in pros- bis mark. perity the destroyer shall come upon him. 13 Hisarchers compass me round about; be

22 He believeti not that he shall return out cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare, of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. he poureth out my gall upon the ground. 23 Hewanderell abroad for bread, suying:

14 He breaketh me with breach upon Where is it? be knowetin that the day of breach ; he runneth upon me like a giant. darkness is ready at his hand.

15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, 24 Trouble and anguish shall make him and defiled my born in the dust. afraid ; they shall prevail against him, as a 16 My face is soul with weeping, and on king ready to the battle,

my eyelids is the shadow of death, 25 For he stretcneth out lus band against 17 Not for any injustice in mine bands: God, and strengtheneth himself against the also my prayer is pure. Almighty.

18 ( earth, cover not thou my blood, and 26 He runneth upon liim, even on his neck, let my cry have no place. apon the thick bosses of liis bucklers ;

19 Also now, behold, my witness is in hea. * 27 Because be covereth bis face with his far- ven, and my record is on high. ness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks 20 My friends scorn me; out mine eye

28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, ana poureth out tears unto God. in houses whico no man inhabiteti, which 21 Oh that one migit plead for a man with are ready to become heaps.

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24 When a few years are come, then I shall 14 His confidence shall be rooled out o?lis go the way whence i sliall not return. tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king CHAP. XVil.

of terrors. Mbreara viss carrerendy for me. Y breath is corrupt, ins days are extinct, 13 It shall dwell in lus tabernacle, because

il is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered 9 Are there not inockers with me? and doth upon his habitation. no! mine eye continue in their provocation ? 16 His roots stall be dried up beneath, and

3 Lay down now, put me in a surely with above shall his branch be cut off. chee; who is lie that willstrike hands with me? 17 His remenubrance shall perish from the

4 Furthou last bid their lieart froin under- earth, and he shall have no name in the street, standing : therelore shalt thou not exall them. 13 He shall be driven from light into dark

-ý lle that speaketh Mattery to his friends, ness, and chased out of the world. ered the eyes of his children shall fail.

19 He shall neither have son nor nephew 6 He hath made me also a byword of among his people, nor any remaining in his beople ; and asoretime I was as a tabret. dwellings.

7. Mine eve also is dim by reason of sor's 20 They that come after hiin shall be astonow, and all my members are as a sharłow. nied at his day, as they that went before were

8 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and affrighted. he innocent shall stir up himself against the 2 Surely such are the dwellings of the aypocrite.

wicked, and this is the place of him that 9 The righteous also shall hold on lois way; knoweth not God. and he thai liath clean bands shall be stronger

CHAP. XIX. and stronger.

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HEV Job answered and said, 10 But as for you all, do ye return, and 2 How long will ye vex my soul, and come now: for I cannot find one wise mun break me in pieces witli words ?' ainong you.

3 These ten limes bave ye reproached me : 11 My days are past, my purposes are bro- ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves ken off, even the thouglıts of my heart. strange to me

12 They change the night into day: the 4 And be it indeed that I have errad, mine lighit is short because of darkness.

error remaineth with myself. 13 If I wait, the grave is mine louse : 1| 5lfindeed we will magnify yourselves against bave made my bed in the darkness. me, and plead agains! me my reproach;

16 l have said to corruption, Thou art my 6 Know now thint God hatli overtlırown me, father; to the worm, Thoriart my inollier and and liath compassed ine with liis net.

7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not 15 And where is now my bope? as for my lieard; I cry alvid, but there is no judgment. hope, who sliall see it?

8 Ile lati fenced up my way that I cannot 16 They shall go down to the bars of the pass, and iie lathi set darkness in my paths. pil, when our resi together is in tlic dust. 9 Uchalkı seripped me of my glory, and CHAP. XVIII.

taken the crown fron my head.

10 ile latlı destroyed me on every side, THEN, answered Blidad the Slulite, and said

and I am gone; and mine liope bath he re9. How long will it be ere ye make an end of moved like a tree. words? mark, and afterwards we will speak. il He hath also kindled his wrath against

3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, und me, and lie counteth me unto liim as one of repuled vile in your siglit?

his enemies, lle tcaretli bim ell in his anger: shall 12 His troops come together, and raise up the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the their way against me, and encamp round roll be removed out of his place?

about my tabernacle. 5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put 13 He hath put my brethren far from me, out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. and mine acquaintalice are verily estranged

6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, from me. and his candie shall be put out with him. 14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my fami

7 Tlie steps of bis strength shall be straiten- liar friends have forgotten me. ed, and his own counsel shall cast him down. 15 They that dwell in mine house, and my

Ġ For he is cast into a ner by his own feet, maids count me for a stranger: I am au and he walketh apoi a snare.

alien in their siglit. S The giu shall take him by the feel, and 16 I called iny servant, and he gave me the robber shall prevail against him. no answer ; 1 entreated him with my mouth,

10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, 17 My breath is strange to my wise, though and a trap for him in the way.

I entreaied for the children's sake of mive own 11 Terrors shall make him afraid

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18 Yea, young children despised me; I 1:1 is strength sliall be hunger-bitten, and arose, and ibey spake against me. destruction shall be ready at his side.

19 All my inwarul friends abhorred me i3 It shall devour the strength of his skin: and they whom I loved are turned against plien lle first-boru of death shall devour his me. strength

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and he shall not rejoice therein. 21 Have pity upon me, liave pity upon me, 19 Because be häih oppressed and hath for: O ve my friends ; for thie land of God hath saken !he poor; because lie hath violently ta touched me.

ken away an house which he builded not; 22 Why do ve persecute me as God, and 20 Surely be shall not feel quitness in his are not satisfied with my flesh?

belly, he sliall not saye of that wtich lie de23 Oh that my words were now wrillen ! sireil. Ol, that they were printed in a book! 21 There shall none of his meat be left,

24 That they were graven with an iron pen therefore shall no man look for his goods. and lead in thie rock for ever!

22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall 25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, he in straits: every hand of the wicked shall and thet he shall stand at the latter day upon come upon him. the earth :

23 il hen he is about to fill his helly, God 26. And though after my skin worms des shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and troy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: shall rain it upon him while lie is eating.

27 Whoin T shall see for myself, and inine 24 He shall Aee from the iron weapon, and eyes shall hehold, and not another; though the bow of steel shall strike liim through. my reins be consumed within me.

25 It is drawn, and cometh out of the body, 28 But ye should say, Why persecute we yea, the glittering sword cometh out of liis nim, seeing the rool of the matter is found gall · terrors are upou bim. in me?

26 All darkness shall be bid in his secret 29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath places : a fire not blown shall consume lim; tringeth ihe punishments of the sword, thiajit shall go ill with bim that is left in his taber: ye may know there is a judgment.

nacle. CHAP. XX.

27 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity, THEN answered Zoplar thie Naamathite, and the earth shall rise up against him. ,

of house depart, % Therefore do my thoughits cause me to and his goods shall now away in the day of auswer, and for this I wake haste.

his wrath. 3 I have leard the check of my reponach, 29 This is the portion of a wicked man and the spirit of my understanding causeth from God, and the lieritage appoiuted unte

him by God. 4 Knowest thou not this of old, since man

CHAP XXI. was placed upon earth,

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Job answered said, 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the lypocrite but for a this be your consolations. moment?

3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after 6 Though his excellency mount up to ibe that I have spoken, mock on. heavens, and his head reach'un:o the clouds ;) 4 As for me, is iny complaint lo man !

7 Yet he shall perish for ever like liis o:vn and if it were so, why should not my spirit bo dung: they which have seen him shall say, troubled ? Where is he?

5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay 8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall your hand upon your mouth. not be found; yea, he shall be chased away 6 Even when I remember I am afraid, ang as a vision of the night.

trembling taketh hold on my fesh. 9 The eye also which saw him shall see him Wl'herefore do the wicked live, becom no more; neither shall his place any more ja, yea, are miglity:in power ? behold bim.

8 Their seed is establislied in their sight wilt 10 His children shall seek to please the poor, filem, and their offspring before their eyes. and his hand shall restore their goods. 9 Their houses are sale from sear, neither

11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, is the rod of God upon them. which shall lie down with him in the dust. 10 Their ball gendereth, and faileth not;

12 Though wickedness be sweet in his their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. mouth, though he hide it under his tongue; 11 They send forth their little ones like a

13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not, Rock, and their children dance. but keep it seill within his mouth;

12 They take the timbrel and harp, and 14 Yet luis meat in his bowels is turned, it rejoice at the sound of the organ. is the gall of asps within him.

13 They spend their days in wealth, and in. 15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he a moment go down to the grave. shall vomit them up again : Gou shall cast 14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart them out of his belly.

from us; for we desire not the knowledge of 16 He shall suck the prison of asps; the thy ways. viper's tongue shall slay him.

15 What is the Almighty, that we shouki '17 He shall not see the rivers, the foods, serve him and what profit should we have The brooks of lwney and butter.

if we pray unto him? 18 That which he laboured for shall he re- 16 Lo, their good is not in their hanel : the Hote, aud shall not swallow it dowR: accord-counsel of the wicked is far from me

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