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Job reproveth his friends.

JOB.

Bilded justifera Gpe. fully as a brook, and as the stream of 11 Therefore I will not refrain my brooks they pass away ;

mouth; I will speak in the anguish 16 which are blackish by reason my spirit; I will complain in the bitof the ice, and wherein the snow is terness of my soul. bid :

19 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thon 17 What time they wax warm, they settest a watch over me? vanıb: when it is bot, they are con 13 When I say, My bed shail comsumed out of their place.

fort me, my couch shall ease iny com19 The paths of their way are plaint turned aside; they go to nothing, and 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, perish.

and terrifiest me through visions: 19 The Croops of Tema looked, the 15 So that my soul chooseth strangcompanies of Sheba waited for them. ling, and death rather than my life.

20 They were confounded because 16 I loath is; I would not live al. they had hoped ; tbey came thither, ways: let me alone; for my days are and were ashamed.

vanity #1 For now ye are nothing: ye see 17 What is man, that thou sbouldest my casting down, and are afraid. magnify him ? and that thou shouldest

22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, set thine beart upon bim Give a reward for me of your sub 18 And that thou shouldest visit him stance ?

every morning, and try him every mo23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's meni? hand or, Redeem me from the band 19 How long wilt thou not depart of the mighty

from me, nor let ine alone till I swal. 24 Teach me, and I will hold my low down ny spittle ? tongue : and cause me to understand 20 I have sinned : what shall I do un. wherein I have erred.

to thee, O thou Preserver of men why 25 How forcible are rigbt words! bast thou set me as a mark against thee, but what doth your arguing reprove? so that I am a burden to myself?

26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, 21 And why dost thou not pardon and the speeches of one that is despe- my transgression, and take away mine rate, which are as wind >

iniquity for now shall I sleep in the 97 Yea, se overwhelm the fatherless, dust ; and thou shalt seek me in the and ye dig a pit for your friend. morning, but I shall not be.

29. Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evilent unto you

CHAP. VIII. if I lie.

29. Return, I pray you, let it not be THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite iniquity : yea, return again, my right

and said, eousness is in it.

? How long wilt thou speak these 30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? things ? and how long shall the words cannot my taste discern perverse of thy mouth be like a strong wind? things?

3 Both God pervert judgment or CHAP. VII.

doth the Almighty pervert justice! Is there not an appointed me to

4 If thy children have sinned against man upon earth are not his days him, and he have cast thein away for also like the days of an bireling? their transgression ;

2 As a servant earnestly desireth the 5 If thou wouldest seek unto God shadow, aud as an hireling looketh for betimes, and make thy supplication the reward of his work:

to the Almighty : 3 So am I made to possess months of 61f thou ucro pure and upright; vanity, and wearisome nights are ap. surely now he would awake for thee, pointed to me.

and make the habitation of thy right4 When I lie down, I say, When shall eousness prosperous. 1 arise, and the night be gone? and I 7 Though thy beginning was small, an full of tossings to and fro unto the yet thy latter end should greatly dawning of the day.

crease. 5 My flesh is clothed with worms 8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the and clods of dust ; my skin is broken, former age, and prepare tbyself to the ard become loathsome.

search of tbeir fathers : 6 My days are swater than a wea 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and ver's shuttle, and are spent without know nothing, because our days upoo hope.

earth ore a shadow :) 1 o remember that my life is wind : 10 Shall not they teach thee, and mine eyes shall no more see good. tell thee, and utter words out witheir

8 The eye of him that hath seen me heart? shall see me no more : thine eyes are 11 Can the rush grow up without upon me, and I am not.

inire? can the flag grow without 9 As the cloud is consumed and water? vanisheth away: so be that goeth 12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, down to the grave shall come up no and not cut down, it withereth before nord.

any other berb. 10 He sball return no more to bis 13 So are the paths of all that forget house, neither stall bis place know God and the bypocrite's hope shall

my life.

pered

No contending out God.

CHAP 18, X.

Job espostulareth with God. 14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and, 18 He will not suffer me to take wbose trust shall be a spider's web. my breath, but filletb me with bit

15 He shalt Jean upon his house, but terness. it shall not stand : he sball bold it 19 If I speak of strength, lo, he is fast, but it shall not endure.

strong: and if of judgment, who shall 16 He is green before the sun, and set me a time to plead? his branch shootech forth in his gar 20 If I justify myself, mine own den.

mouth shall condemn mne: if I say, 17 His roots are wrapped about the I am perfect, it shall also prove me beap, and seeth the place of stones. perverse.

19 If he destroy bim from his place, 21 Though I were perfect, yet would then it shall deng him, saying, I have I not know my soul : I would despise pot seen thee.

19 Behold, this is the joy of bis 22 This is one thing, therefore I said way, and out of the eartb shall others it, be destroyeth the perfect and the grow.

wicked. 20 Bebold, God will not cast away 23 If the scourge slay, suddenly, he a perfect man, neither will be help will laugh at the trial of the innocent. the evil-doers :

24 Tbe earth is given into the hand 21 Till he fill thy mouth with laugh- of the wicked : be covereth the faces ing, and thy lips with rejoicing. of the judges thereof; if not, where,

29 They that hate thee shall be and who is he? clothed with shame ; and the dwell 25 Now my days are swifter than a ing-place of the wicked eball come to post : they flee awas, they see no bought.

good. CHAP. IX.

26 They are passed away as the THEN Job answered and said, swift ships : as the eagle that hasteth

2 I know it is so of a truth: but to the prey. bow should man be just with God? 97 If I say, I will forget my com

31f be will contend with bim, he plaint, I will leave off my heaviness, cannot answer him one of a thousand. and comfort myself :

4 ile is wise in beart, and mighty 29 I am afraid of all my sorrows, in strength : who bath hardened I know that thou wilt not hold me himself against him, and bath pros. innocent.

99 If I be wicked, why then labour 5 Which removeth the mountains, I in vain? and they know not : which overturo. 30 If I wash myself with snow water, eth them in bis anger.

and make my hands never so clean; 6 Which shaketh ibe earth out of 31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the her place, and the pillars thereof ditch, and mine own clotbes shall abtremble.

hor me. 7 Which commanded the sun, and 32 For he is not a man, as I am, it riseth not; and sealeth up the that I should answer him, and we stars.

should come together in judgment. 8 Which alone spreadeth out the 33 Neither is there any daysman be. beavens, and treadeth upon the waves twixt us, that might lay bis hand upof the sea.

on us both. 9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, 34 Let him take his rod away from and Pleiades, and the cbambers of the me, and let not his fear terrify me : south.

35 Then would I speak, and not fear 10 Which doeth great things past him ; but it is not so with me. finding out ; yes, and wonders with

CHAP. X. out number.

My life ! 11 Lo, be goeth by me, and I see will leave my complaint upon him not : be passeth on also, but I myself ; I will speak in the bitterness perceive him not.

of my soul. 12 Behold, he taketh away, who can 2 I will say unto God, Do not conkinder bını? who will say unto bim, demn me ; shew me wherefore thou What doest thou?

contendest with me. 13 if God will not withdraw bis 3 Is it good unto thee that thou anger, be proud helpers do stoop shouldest oppress, that thou shouldunder bin.

est despise the work of tbine hands; 14 How much less sball 1 answer and shine upon the counsel of the him, and choose out my words to rea- wicked! son with him?

4 Hast thou eyes of flesh or seest 15 Whom, though I were righteons, thou as man seeth? yer would í not answer, but I would 5 Are thy days as the days of man? anake supplication to my judge. are thy years as man's days,

16 If i had called, and he had an. 6 That thou inquirest after mine swered me ; yet would I put believe iniquity, and searchest after my that he had hearkened unto

mysin ? voice.

7 Thou knowest that I am not wick17 For he breakerb me with a tem- ed ; and there is none that can deliver pest, and inultiplieto my wounds out of thine band. without cause.

18 Tbine hands bare made me and

JOB.

Zophar shewcth God's wisdom."

Job defendeth himself fashioned me togetber round about ; gather together, then who can binder yet thou dost destroy me.

bim? 9 Remember, I beseech thee, that 11 For he knoweth vain men : he thou hast made me as the clay ; and seeth wickedness also ; will be not then wilt thou bring me into dust again? consider it ?

10 Hast thou not poured me out as 12 For vain man would be wise, milk, and curdled me like cbeese? though man be born like a wild ass's

11 Thou hast clothed me with skin colt. and flesh, and hast fenced me with 13 If thou prepare thine heart, and bones and sinews.

stretch out thine hands toward him ; 19 Thou hast granted me life and 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put favour, and thy visitation bath pre- it far away, and let not wickedness served my spirit.

dwell in thy tabernacles. 13 And these things bast thou bid 15 For then shalt thou lift up thy in thine heart: I know that this is face without spot , yea, thou shalt be with thee.

steadfast, and shall not fear : 14 If I sin, then thou markest me, 16 Because thou shalt forget thy mi. and thou will not acquit ne from mine sery, and remember it as waters that iniquity:

pass away : 15 If I be wicked, wo unto me; and 17 And thine age sha! be clearer

I be righteous, yet will l not lift up than the noon-day; thou shalt shina my head. I am full of confusion, tbere-forth, thou shalt be as the morning. fore see tbou mine affliction ;

18 And thou shalt be secure, be16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest cause there is hope, yea, thou shalt me as a fierce lion: and again thou dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy shewest thyself marvellous upon me. rest in safety.

17 Thou renewest thy witnesses 19 Also thou shalt lie down, and against me, and increasest thine in- none shall make thee afraid ; yea, dignation upon me ; changes and war many shall inake suit unto thee. are against me.

20 But the eyes of the wicked sball 18 Wherefore then hast thou brought fail, and they shall not escape, and me forth out of the womb Ob that ! their hope shall be as the giving up of bad given up the ghost, and no eye kad the ghost. secn me !

CHAP. XII. ada poshould bave been as though! AND Job answered and said,

2 No doubt but ye are the peon tied from the womb to the grave. ple, and wisdom shall die with you.

20 Are not my days few cease then, 3 But I have understanding as well and let me alone, that I may take as you; I am not inferior to you: comfort a little,

yea, who knoweth not such things as 21 Before I go whence I shall not re- these? turn, even to the land of darkness and 4 l am as one mocked of his neigh. tue shadow of death ;

hour, who calleth upon God, and he 22 A land of darkness, as darkness answereth him : the just upright man itself; and of the shariow of deatb, is laugtied to scorn. without any order, and where the light 5 He that is ready to slip with his is as darkness.

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as a lamp despised in the CHAP. XI.

thought of him that is at ease. THEN answered Zophar the Naa 6 The tabernacles of robbers pros. mathite, and said,

per, and they that provoke God are . Should not the multitude of words secure ; into whose hand God bringetba be answered ? and should a man full abundantly. of taik be justified ?

7 But ask now the beasts, and they 3 Should !hy lies make men hold shall reach thee; and the fowls of the their peace and when thon mockest, air, and they shall tell thee : shall no man make thee asbamed? 8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall

4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is teach thee: and the fishes of the sea pure, and I am clean in thine eyes. sball declare unto thee.

5 But oh that God would speak, and 9 Who knoweth not in all these that open his lips against thee;

the hand of tbe LORD bath wrought 6 And that he would shew thee the this? secrets of wisdom, that they are double 10 In whose hand is the soul of every to that

ow therefore that living thing, and the breath of all God exacteth of thee less than thine mankind. mquity deserveth.

11 Doth not the ear try words! and 7 Canst tlou by searching ind out the mouth taste bis meat? God canst thou find out the Almighty 12 With the ancient is wisdom ; and unto perfection

in length of days understanding. 8 it is as high as heaven; what 13 With him is wisdom and strength, canst thou do? deeper tban bell; what he hath counsel and understanding. canst thou know?

14 Behold, he breakesh down, and 9 The measure thereof is longer it cannot be built again : he shuttet than the earth, and broader than up a man, and there

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Sot's confidence in Ged. CHAP. XIII, XIV. The condition of man's life. Waters, and they dry up: also he 17 Hear diligently my speech, and sendeth them out, and they overturn my declaration with your cars. the earth.

18 Bebold now, I have ordered sa 10 with bim is strengtb and wis- cause ; I know that I still be justihed. doit : tbe deceived and the deceiver 19 Who is be that will piead with sie his.

1:10? for now, if I bold ay tongue, i 17 He leadeth counsellors away shall give up the ghost. spoiled, and maketb the judges fools. 20 Only do not two things unto me ;

16 He looseth the bond of kings, then will l not bide myself from thee. and girdeth their loins with a girdle. 21 Withdraw bine band far from

19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, me: and let not iby dread make mc and overthroweth the mighty.

afraid. 20 He removerb away the speech of 22 Then call thou, and I will an. the trusty, and taketh away the uo- swer: or let me speak, and answer derstanding of the aged.

thou me. 21 He poureth contempt upon prin. 23 How many are mine iniquities ces, and weakeneth the strength of and sins? make me to

know my the mighty.

transgression and my sin. 99 le discovereth deep things out 24 wherefore hidest thou thy face, of darkness, and bringet out to light and holdest me for thine enemy? die sbadow of death.

93 Wilt thou break 1 leaf driven to 23 He increasetb the nations, and and fro! and wilt thou pursue the destroyeth them: he enlargezh the dry stubble> nations, and straiteneth them again. 26 For thou writest bitter things

24 He taketh away the heart of the against me, and toakerit me to possess chief of tbe people of the earth, and the iniquities of my youth. causctb them to wander in a wilder 27 Toqu puttes: iny roet also in the ness echere there is no way.

stocks, and loukest narrowly into ail 25 They grope in the dark without my paths; thou setiest a pript upun hight, and be inakerb them to stagger the heels of my feet. like a drunken mun.

23 And he, as a rotten thing, conCHAP. XIII.

sumetb, as a garment thans is moibLo mine eye, bath seen all this, eaten. ear hatb heard and

CHAP. XIV. stood it.

MAN that is born of a woman is of 2 What ye know, the same do I few days, and full of trouble. know also: I am not inferior unto – He cometh forth like a flower, you.

and is cut down : he feeth also as 3 Surely I would speak to the Al- a shadow, and continaeth not. mighty, and I desire to reason with 3 And dost tbou open thine eyes God,

upon such an one, and bringest ine A But ye are forgers of lies, ye are joto judgment with thee? all physicians of no value.

4 Who can bring a clean ling out of 5 0 that je would altogether hold an unclean? not one. your peace and it should be your 5 Sering his days are dete mined, wisdom.

tbe number of his months are with 6 Hear now my reasoning, and thee : thou hast appointed bis bounds bearken to the pleadings of iny lips.

that be cannot pass; 7. Will ye speak wickedly for God? 6 Turn from him, that he may rest, and talk deceitfully for him?

till be shall accomplish, as an bire. 8 Will ye accept his person will ling, bis day. ye contend for God?

7 For there is hope of a tree, if is 9 Is it good that he should search be cut down, that it will sprout again, you out? or as one man mocketh and that the tender brauch thereo! another, do ye so mock bim?

will not cease. 10 He will surely reprove you, if ye 8 Though the oốt thereof wax old do secretly accept persons.

in the earth, and the stock thereo! 11 Shall not bis excellency make die in theground; you afraid? and his dread fall upon 9 Yet through ide scent of water

it will hud, and bring forth bongs 19 Your remembrances are like un- like a plant. to asbes, your bodies to bodies of 10 Butinan dieth, and wasteta clay.

away: Jen, man giveth up the ghos, 13 Hold your peace, let me alone, and where is he? that I may speak, and Vet come on 11 As the waters fail from the sea, me what will

and the food decayeth ard drieth u. 14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in 19 So man lieth dowr, and rise a my teeth, and put my life in mice not: till the beavers be no more, hand ?

they shall not awake, nor be raised 15 Thongh he slay me, yet will 1 out of their sleep. trust in him : brt I will maintaic mine 13 O that thou wouidesi bide the in own ways before him.

the grave, that thou wouldest kes 15 He also shall be my salvation : me secrei, until thy wrath be part for an bypocrite shall not conie be- that thou wouldest apport: ne a sck tere birn,

time, atid remember me

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(Eliphat reproreth Jod.

JOB.

Jod repraeth his friends. 14 If a man die, shall be live again! / filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity all the days of my appointed time will like water? I wait, till my change come.

17 I will shew thee, bear me ; and 15. Thou shalt call, and I will an- that which I have seen I will declare ; swer thee: thou wilt have a desire to IS Which wise men bare told from the work of thine hands.

their fathers, and have not bu il : 16 For now thou nuinberest my 19 Unto whom alone the earth was steps : dost tbou not watch over my given, and no stranger passed among

them. 17 My transgression is sealed up in 20 The wicked man travaileth with a bag, and thou sewest up inine ini. pain all his days, and the number of quity.

years is hidden to the oppressor. IS And surely the mountain falling 21. A dreadful sound is in his ears; cometh to nought, and the rock is in prosperity the destroyer shall come removed out of his place.

upon him. 19 The waters wear the stones: thou 22 He believeth not that he shall washest away the things which grow return out of darkness, and be 15 out of the dust of the earth; and thou waited for of the sword. destroyest the hope of inan.

23 He wandereth abroad for bread, 20 Thou prevailest for ever against saying, Where is it? he knoweth that him, and he passetb : thou changest the way of darkness is ready at his bis countenance, and sendest him hand. away.

21 Trouble and anguisb shall make 21 His sons come to honour, and him afraid ; they shall prevail against he knoweth is not; and they are bim, as a king ready to ibe battle. brought low, but be perceiveih it not 25 For he stretcheth out his hand of them.

against God, and strengtheneth bin22 But his flesh upon him shall have selt against the Almighty: pain, and his soul within bin shaii 26 fie runner upon him, coen on mourn.

his neck, upon the thick bosses of his CHAP. XV.

bucklers: THEN answered Eliphaz the Tema. 27 Because he corereth his face with nite, and said,

his fatness, and make.h collops of lat 2 Should a wise man utter vain on his thanks. knowledge, and fill his belly with the 99 And he dwelleth in desolate ci. east wind?

ties, and in houses which no man in3 Should he reason with unprofitable habiteth, which are ready to becoine talk cr with speeches wherewith be beaps. can do no good!

29 He shall not be rich, neither 4 Yea, inou castest off fear, and shall his substance continue, neither restrainest prayer belore God.

shall be prolong the persection thereof 5 For the mouth uileresh thine ini upon the earth. quity, and thou choosest the toague of so le shall not depart out of darkthe crafts.

pess; the flame shali dry up his 6 Thine own mouth condemneth branches, and by the breach of his thee, anu not 1: yea, thine own lips mouth shall he go away. testify against thee.

31 Let not him that is deceived trust 7 Art thou the first man that was in vanity: for vanity shall be his reborg? or wast thou made before the compense. huis?

C2It shall be accoinplisher before stase thou heard the secret of his ime, and his branch shall not be God? anni dost thou restrain wisdom green. to thyself?

33 He shall shake off his unripe 9 What knowest thoa, that we know grape as the vine, and shall cast off not what understandest thou, which bis Mower as the olive. s not in us?

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congregation of hy. 10 With us are both the gray-head-pocrites shall be desolate, and fire ed and very aged men, much elder sball consume the tabernacles of brithan thy rather.

bery. li .Are the consolations of God smal! 35 They conceive mischief, and bring with thee? Is there any secret thing forth vanity, and their belly prepareth with thee?

deceit. 12 Why drto thine heart carry bee away? and what do thine eyes

CHAP. XVI. wink at, 13 Toat thou turnest thy spirit

THEN Joh answered, and said,

? 1 bave heard many such things: against God, and lettest such words go miserablc comforters are ye alt. ou! of thy mouth

3 Shall van words have an end? or 14 What is man, bat be sbould be what einboldeneth thee ibat thou clean and he which is born of a wo- answerest? man, that he should be righteous ? 4 1 also could speak as se do: il

15 Behold, ne putteth no trust in his your soul were in my soul's stead, ! saints ; sea, the heavens are not clean could heap up words against you, and in his sight.

shake mine bead at you, 1. Hoy wuch more abominable and í Dub i would strengthen you with

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