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Jod sheueth his calamity. CHAP. XVII, XVII. Bildad reproveth him. my mouth, and the moving of my lips sorrow, and all my niembers are as a sbould assuage your grie.

shadow. 6 Though I speak, my grief is not 8 Upright men shall be astonied at assuaged: and though I forbear, what this, and the innocent sball stir up am I eased

himself against the hypocrite. But now be bach made me weary : 9 The righteous also shall hold on thou bast made desolate all my com- bis way, and be that bath clean hands pany.

shall be stronger and stronger. 8 And thou bast filled me with wrin. 10 But as for you all, do ye retorn, kles, which is a witness against me: and and come now: for I cannot find one my leanness rising up in me beareth wise man among you. witness to iny face.

11 My days are past, my purposes 9 He teareth me in bis wrath, wbo are broken off, even the thoughts o: batesh me: he gnasbeth upon me with my heart. his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his 12 They change the night into day: eyes upon me.

the lignt is short because of darkness. 19 They have gaped upon me with 13 If I wait, tbe grave is mine bouse: their mouth; they have smitten me I have made my bed in the darkness. upon the cheek reproachfully; they 14 i bave said to corruption, Thou have gathered themselves together art my father : to the worm, Thou ar aga me.

my mothe and my sister. 11 God bath delivered me to the 15 And where is now my hope, as ungodly, and turned me over into the for my hope, who shall see it! hands of the wicked.

16 They shall go down to the bars 12 I was at ease, but be hath broken of the pit, when our rest together is la me asunder · he hath also taken me by the dust. my neck, and shaken me to pieces,

CHAP. XVIII. and set me up for bis mark. 13 His archers compass me round

THEN answered Bildad the Shubite,

and said, about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, ? How long will it be ere ye make an and doth not spare ; he poureth out end of words ? mark, and afterwards my gall upon the ground.

we will speak. 14 He breaketh me with breach up 3 Wherefore are we counted as on breacb, he runneth upon me like a beasts, and reputed vile in your sight? giant.

4 He teareth himself in his anger: 15 I hare sewed sackcloth upon my shall the earth be forsaken for thee! skin, and dehled my horn in the dust. and sha!! the rock be removed out of

16 My face is foul with weeping, bis place? and on my eyelids is the shadow of 5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall death;

he put out, and the spark of his fire 17. Not for any injustice in mine shall not shine. hands: also iny prayer is pure.

6 The light shall be dark in his la19 0 earth, cover not thou my hernacle, and his candle shall be put blood, and lei my cry bave no place. out with him.

19 Also now, bebold, my witness 7 The steps of his strength shall be is in beaven, and my record is on straitened, and his own counsel shall high.

cast him down. 20 My friends scorn me: but mine 8 For he is cast into a net by his owo eye poureth out ears unto God. feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

21'o that one might plead for a man 9 The gin shall take him by the bee!, with God, as a man pleadeth for his and the robber sball prevail against Deighbour !

bin). 22 When a few years are come, then 10 The snare is laid for bin in the I shall go the way whence I shall not ground, and a trap for bion in the way. Teturn.

11 Terrors shall make him afraid on CHAP. XVII.

every side, and sball drive him to bis My breath is corrupt, my days are rees

extinct, the graves are ready for 12 His strength shall be hunger-bit. nie.

ten, and destruction shall be ready az 9 Are there not mockers with me? his side. and doth not mine eye continue in 13 It shall devour the strength of his their provocation

skin: een the first-born of death sball 3 Lay down now, put me in a surety devour his strength with thee; who is le that will strike 14 His confidence sha! he rooted hands with me?

out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring 4 For thou hast hid their beart from him to the king of terrors. understanding: therefore shalt thou 15 It shall dwell in his tabernacie,. pot exalt them.

because it is none of his : brimstone 5 He that speaketh flattery to his shall he scattered upon bis habitation. friends, even the eyes of his children 16 His roots shall be dried up be. shall tail.

neath, and above sball his brancb be 6 He bath made me also a byword cut oif. of the people ; and aforetime I was as 17 His remeinbrance shall perisha a tabret.

from the earth, and be sball bave po

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Les chargeth his frunds with cruelty. JOB. Zophar shews the state of the wicked,

19 He shall be driven from ligbe, written ! oh that they were printed ing Into darkness, and chased out of the a book! world.

94 That they were graven with an 19 He sball peither bave son nor iron pen and lead, in the rock for ever! nephew among bis people, nor any 25 For I know that my Redeemer remaining in his dwellings.

lived, and that be sball stand at the 20 They that come after him shall latter day upon the eartb : be astonied at his day, as they that 26 And though after my skin woring went before were attrighted.

destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall 21 Surely sucb are ibe dwellings of 1 see God: the wicked, and this is the place of him 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and that kpoweth not God.

mine eyes shall behoid, and not anoCHAP. XIX.

ther though my reins be consumed CHEN Job answered and said, witbin me,

2 How long will ye vex my soul, 28 But ye should say, Why persecute an't break me in pieces with words. we biin, seeing the root of the matter

3 These ten rimes have ye re- is found in me proached me : ye are not ashamed 29 Be ye afraid of the sword : for That ye make yourselves strange 10 wrath bringeth the punishments of the me.

skord, that ye may know there is a 4 And be it indeed that I bave judgment. erred, mine error remainetb with my.

CHAP. XX. sell.

THEN answered Zopbar ibe Naama, 5 If indeed ye will magnify your thite, and said, selves against me, and pled against 9 Therefore do my thoughts cause me my reproach:

me to answer, and for this I make 6 Know now that God hath over baste. thrown me, and hath compassed me 3 I bave heard the check of my res with his net.

proach, and the spirit of my under 7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I standing causeth me to answer. am Dot beard: I cry aloud, but there 4 Koowest thou not tbis of old, is no judgment.

since man was placed upon earth, 8 He hath fenced up my way that 5. That the triumphing of the wicked I cannot pass, and he harb set dark- is short and the joy of the bypocrito ness in my paths.

but for a moment? 9 He hath stripped me of my glory, 6 f bough his excellency mount up and taken the crown from my head. to the heavens, and bis bead reach un.

10 He hato destroyed me on every to the clouds ; side, and I am gone : and inine hope 7 Yet he sball perish for ever like his båtb be reinoved like a tree.

own dung: they which have seea him 11 He batha also kindled his wrath sball say, Where is he? against me, and he counteth me unto 8 He shall fiy away as a dream, and him as one of enemies.

shall not be found : yea, he sball be 12 His troops come together, and cbased away as a vision of the night. Taise up their way against ine, and ca 9 The eye also which saw bim sball camp round about my tabernacle. see him no more ; neitber shall bis

13 He hath put my brethren far from place any more bebold bim. me, and mine acquaintance are verily 10 His children shall seek to please estranged from me.

Ibe poor, and his hands shall restore 14 My kinsfolk bare failed, and my their goods. familiar friends have forgotten me. 11 His bones are full of the sin of his

15 They that dwell in mine bouse, youtn, which shall lie down with him and my maids, count me for a stran in the dust. ger: I am an alien in their sight. 12 Tbougb wickedness be sweet in

16 I called my servant, and he gave his mouth, though be bide it under his me no answer; I entreated him with tongue ; niy mouth.

13 Though he spare it, and forsake 17 My brcatb is strange to my wife, it not ; but keep it still witbin by though I entreated for the children's mouth: sake of mine own body.

14 Yet his meat in his boweis is 18 Yea, young children despised wrned, it is the gall of asps within me; 1 arose, and they spake against him. me.

15 He bath swallowed down riches, 19 All my inward friends abborred and be shall vomit them up again : God me: and they whom I loved are turn- sball cast them out of his belly. ed against me.

16 He shall suck the poison of asps 20 My bone cleavetb co my skin and the viper's tongue shall slay him. to my flesh, and I am escaped with the 17 He shall not see the rivers, the skin of iny teeth.

floods, the brooks oí honey and butter. 91 Havé pily upon me, have pity up 18 i hat which he laboured for shall on me, o ye my friends for the band be restore, and shall not swallow is of God baih touched me.

down: according to his substance shall 22 Why do ye persecute me as God, the restitution be, and be shall not ieand are not satisfied with my flesb? joice therein. 23 Ob that my words were now 19 Because be liath oppressed and

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Job sherecth that they are CHAP. XXI, XXII. reserved for judgment. bath forsaken the poor ; because he 16 Lo, their good is not in their pash violently taken away an house hand : the counsel of the wicked is wbich he builded not ;

I far from ine. 20 Surely he shall not feel quietness 17 How oft is the candle of the in bis belly, be shall not save of that wicked put out, and how oft coineth which he desired.

their destruction upon them? God diso 21 There shall none of his meat be tributetb sorrows in his anger. fert ; therefore shall no man look for 19 They are as stubble before the bis goods.

wind, and as chaff that the storm car. 22 in the fulness of his sufficiency rieth away. he shall be in straits: every band of 19 God layeth up his iniquity for big the wicked shall come upon him. children: he rewardeth him, and be

23 When he is about to fill his belly, sball know it. God oball cast the fury of his wrath 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, upon bim, and shall rain it upon him and he sball drink of the wrath of the while he is eating.

Almighty 24 He shall fee from the iron wea

21 For what pleasure hath be in his pon, and the bow of steel shall strike house after him, when the number bım through.

of bis months is cut off in the 95 It is drawn, and cometh out of midst? the body; yea, the glittering sword 22 Shall any teach God knowledge ? cometh out of his gall: terrors are seeing be judgetb those that are bigh.

23 One dieth in bis full strength, be26 All darkness shall be bid in his ing wholly at ease and quiet. secret places : a fire not blown shall 24 His breasts are full of milk, and consume bim ; it shall go ill with him his bones are moistened with marrow. that is left in bis tabernacle.

25 And another dietb in the bitter97 Tbe heaven shall reveal his ini. ness of bis soul, and never eateth with quity ; and the earth shall rise up pleasure. against him.

26 They shall lie down alike in the 29 The increase of bis house shall dust, and the worms shall cover depart, and his goods shall flow away them. in the day of his wrath.

27 Bebold, I know your thoughts, 29 This is the portion of a wicked and the devices which ye wrongfully man from God, and the beritage apo imagine against me. pointed unto him by God.

28 For ye say, where is the house CHAP. XXI.

of the prince and where are the BUT Job answered and said, dwelling-places of the wicked ?

2 Hear diligently my speech, and 29 Hare ye not asked them that go Set this be your consolations.

hy the way? and do ye not know 3 Suffer me that I may speak; and their tokens, after that I have spoken, nock on. 30 That the wicked is reserved to

4 As for me, 'is my complaint to the day of destruction they shall be man? and if it were so, why should not brought forth to the day of wrath. ally spirit be troubled

31 Who sball declare his way to bis Ś Mark me, and be astonished, and face ? and who shall repay bím what lay your hand upon your mouth.

he hath done? 6 Even when I remember, I am 32 Yet shall he be brought to tbe afraid, and trembling taketh hold on grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

33 The clods of the valley shall be 5 Wherefore do the wicked live, sweet unto hiin, and eve y man shail become old, yea, are mighty in draw after him, as there are innume. power?

rable before him. & Their seed is established in their 34 How tben comfort ye me in pair, sight with them, and their offspring seeing in your answers there remainbefore their eyes.

eth falsehood? 9 Their houses are safe from fear,

CHAP. XXII. neither is the rod of God upon them. THEN Eliphaz the Temanite

10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth swered and said, not; their cow calverb, and casteth 2 Can a man be profitable unto God, not her calf.

as he that is wise may be profitable 11 They send forth their little unto bimsele? ones like a flock, and their children 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, dance.

that thou art righteous ? or is it gain 19 They take the timbre! and harp, to him, that thou makest tby ways and rejoice at the sound of the organ. perfect

13 They spend their days in wealth, 4 Will he reprove thee for fear of and in a moment go down to the thee? will be enter with thee into grave.

judgment ? 14 Therefore they say unto God, 5 Is not thy wickedness great and Depart from us ; for we desire not thine iniquities infinite? the knowledge of thy ways.

6 For thou hast taken a pledge from 15 What is the Almighty, that we thy brother for nought, and stripped should serve bim! and what profil the naked of their clothing, abould we have, if we pray unto him? 7 Thou hast not given water to t

my flesh,

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Job, accused of disers sins,

JOB. longeth to appear before God. Seary to drink, and thou hast with-, bitter : my stroke is beavier than my bolden bread from the hungry.

groaning A But as for the mighty man, he 3 Ob that I knew where I might had the earth ; and the honourable find him! that I might corne con to man dweit in it.

bis seat ! 9 Thou hast sent widows away 41 would order iny cause before empty, and the arms of the ratherless him, and filling mouth with argue have been broken.

ments. 10 Therefore snares are round about 5 I would know the words which he thee, and sudden fear troublett would answer me, and understand thee :

what he would say unto me. 11 or darkness, that thou canst not 6 Will he plead against me with his see ; and abundance of waters cover great power? No ; but he would put tbee.

strength in me. 12 Is not God in the height of hea 7 There the righteous might dispate ver and behold the height of the with him ; so should I be delivered for stars, bow high they are !

ever from any judge. 13 And thou sayest, How doth God 8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not know can be judge tbrough the dark there ; ani backward, but I cannot cloud ?

perceive binn: 14 Thick clouds are a corering to 9 On the left hand, where he doth him, that be seeth not; and he walkerb work, but I cannot behold him: he in the circuit of heaven.

sideth himself on the right hand, that 15 Hast thou marked the old way i cannot see him : which wicked men have trodden ? 10 But he knoweth the way that !

16 Which were cut down out of take : when he bath tried me, I shall time, whose foundation was overtown coire forth as gold. with a food :

!! My foot hath held bis steps; bis 17 Which said unto God, Depart way have I kept, and not declined. from us : and what can the Almighty 12 Neither bave I gone back from do for them?

the commandment or his lips; I have 18 Yet he filled their houses with esteemed the words of his mouth more good things : but the counsel of the than my necessary food. wicked is far froin me.

13 But he is in one mind, and who 19 The righteous see it, and are can turn hiin? and relat his soul de. glad : and the innocent laugh then to sireth, eren that he doeth. scorn.

14 For he performeth the thing that 20 Whereas our substance is not cut is appointed for me : and many such down, but the reinnant of them the things are with him. fire consumeth.

15 Therefore am I troubled at his 21 Acquaint now thyse! with him, presence: when I consider, I am afraid and be at peace; thereby good shall of him. come unto thee.

16 For God maketh my heart soit, 22 Receive, I pray thee, the law and the Almighty troubleth me; froin his mouth, and lay up his words 17 Because I was not cut off before in tbine heart.

the darkness, nother hath he covered 23 If thou return to the Almighty, the darkness from my face. thou sbalt be built up, thou shalt

CHAP. XXIV. put away iniquity far from thy taber. WHY, sceing times are not liidden nacles.

from the Almighty, do they that 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as know him not see bis days dust, and the gold of Ophir as the 9 Some remove the landmarks; they stones of the brooks.

violently take away docks, and feed 25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thythereof. defence, and thou sbalt have plenty of 3 They drive away the ass of the silver.

fatherless, they take the widow's ox 26 For then shalt thou have thy de- for a pledge. light in the Almighty, and shalt lift up 4 They turn the needy out of the tus face unto God.

way: the poor of the earth hide them27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto selves together. him, and he shall bear thee, and bou 5 Behold, as wild asses in tbe de. shalt pay tby vows.

sert, go they forth to their work, 24 Thou shalt also decree a thing, rising betimes for a prey : the wilder. and it shall be established unto thee; ness yieldeth food for them and for and the light shall shine upon thy their children. ways.

6 They reap trety of his corn in 29 When men are cast down, then the field : and they gather the vintage thou shalt say, There is listing up; and of the wicked. Le shall save the humble person.

7 They cause the naked to lodye 30 He shall deliver the island of the without clothing, that they have do innocent: and it is delivered by the covering in tlie cold. pureness of thine hands.

8 They are wet with the showers of CHAP. XXIII.

the mountains, and embrace the rock VIEN Jolanswered and said,

for want of a shelter.

Bildad shrreth God's power, CHAP. XXVII. Job prolesteth his sincerity. the breast, and take a pledge of the

CHAP. XXVI. poor. 10 They cause him to go nated BUT Job answered and said,

? How hast thou helped him that without clothing, and they take away is without power how savest thou the shear from the hungry;

the arm thni hath no strength ? 11 Which make oil within their 3 How hast thou counselled him that walls, and tread their wine-presses, hath no wisdoin! and how bast thou and suffer thirst.

pientifully declared the thing as it is. 19 Men groan from out of the city, 4 To whom bast thou uttered words? and the soul of the wounded crieih and whose spirit caine from thee? out: yel God layeth not foily to them. 5 Dead things are fornied from

13 They are of those tbal rebel under the waters, and the intabitany agwnst the light; they know not the thereof. ways thereof, nor abide in the paths 6 Hell is naked before him, and dethereof.

struction hath no covering. 14 The murderer rising with the 7 He stretcheth out the north over light killeth the poor and need y, and the empty place, and hangeth the in the night is as a thiei.

earth upon nothing. 15 The eye also of the adulterer 9 He bindeth up the waters in his waiteth for the twilight, saying, No thick clouds; and the cloud is no: eye shall

me: and disguiseib his sent under them. face.

9 He holdeth back the face of his 16 In the dark they dig through tone, and spreadeth his cloud upon bouses, which they had marked for it themselves in the day-time : they 19 He hath compassed the waters know not the light.

with bounds, anul the day and night 17 For the morning is to them even come to an end. as the shadow of death: if one know 1 lhe pillars of heaven tremble, them, they are in the terrors of the land are astonished at his reproof. shadow of death,

19 He divideth the sea with his 19 He is swift as the waters; their power, and by his understanding be portton is cursed in the carth: be smileth through the proud. beholdeth not the way of the vine 13 By his spirit he hath garnishert yards.

the heavens; Iris hand bash formed 19 Drought and heat consume the the crooked serpent. now-waters : so doth the grave those 14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: which bave sinned.

but how little o portion is heard of 20 The woinb shall forget bin; the him? but the thunder of his power worin shall feed sweetly on himn; he who can understand: shall be no more remembered ; and

CHAL'. XXVII. wickedness shall be broken as a tree. MOREOVER Job continued bis para

21 He evil entreateth the varren that beareth not: and doeth not good 2 As Gou liveth, who hath taken to the widow.

away my judgment; and the A. 22 He draweth also the mighty with mighty, who hath vexed my soul ; bis power: he risetb up, and no man 3 All the while iny breath is in me, is sure of life.

and the spirit of God is in my 23 Though it be given him to be in nostrils; safety, wnercon he resterb; yet his 4 My lips shall not speak wicked. eyes are upon their ways.

ness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 24 They are exalted for a little 6 God forbid that I should justify while, but are gone and brought low you: till I die I will not remove Duine they are taken out of the way as all integrity from me. other, and cut off as the tops of the 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and cars of corn.

will not let it go : my heart shall not 25 And if it be not so now, wbo will reproach me so long as I live. make me a liar, and make my speech 7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked. nothing worth

and he that risetb up against me as CHAP. XXV.

tbe unrighteous. THEN answered Bildad the Sbuhite, 8 For what is the hope of the hyand said,

pocrite, though he bath gained, when 2 Dominion and fear are with him, God taketh away he soul? be maketh peace in his bigh places. 9 Will God bear bis cty wb

3 is there any number of bis ar- trouble cometh upon him! mies? and upon whom doth not his 10 Will be delight himseil in the light arise ?

Almighty? will be always call upon 4 How then can man be justified God with God? or how can be be clean 11 will teach you by the band of 1 Nat is born of a woman?

God: that which is with the Al 5 Behold even to the moon, and it mighty will I not conceal. shineth not; yea, the stars are not 12 Behold, all ye yourselves have pure in his sight.

seen it ; why then are ye thus alto6 How mucb less man, that is a getber vain? worm and the son of map, which is 13 This is the portion of a wicked WOTO?

man witb God, and the beritage of

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