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Job describeth the


ercellency of wisdomme oppressors, which they shall receire of 15 It cannot be gotten for gold, the Almighty

neither shall silver be weighed for the 14 If his children he multiphed, it price thereof. is for the sword: and his offspring 16 It cannot be valued with the shall not be satisfied with bread. gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx,

15 Those that remain of him shall or the sapphire. be buried in death: and his widows 17 The gold and the crystal cannot shall not weep.

equal it: and the exchange of it shall 16 Though he heap up silver as not be for jewels of fine gold. the dust, and prepare raiment as the 18 No mention shall be made of clay ;

coral, or of pearls: for the price of 17 He may prepare it, but the just wisdom is above rubies. shall put it on, and the innocent shall 19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not divide the silver.

equal it, neither shall it be valued 18 He buildeth his house as a moth, with pure gold. and as a bootb that the keeper 20 Whence then cometh wisdom maketh.

and where is the place of under. 19 The rich man shall lie down, standing? but he shall not be gathered : be 21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes openeth bis eyes, and he is not. of all living, and kept close from the

20 Terrors take hold on him as fowls of air. waters, a tempest stealeth him away 22 Destruction and death say, We in the night

have heard the fame thereof with 21 T be east wind carriech him away, our ears. and be departetb: and as a storm burl 23 God understandeth the way eth him out of his place.

thereof, and be knoweth the place 22 For God sball cast upon him, thereof. and not spare : be would rain flee out 24 For he looketh to the ends of of his hand.

the earth, and seeth under the whole 23 Men shall clap their hands at heaven; him, and shall biss him out of his 25 To make the weight for the place.

winds; and he weigbeth the waters by CHAP. XXVII.

measure. SURELY there is a vein for the

26 When he made a decree for silver, and a place for gold where the rain, and a way for the ligbining they fine it.

of the thunder: 2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and 27 Then did he see it, and declare brass is molten out of the stone. it; he prepared it, yea, and searched

3 He serreth an end to darkness, it out. and searcheth out all perfection: the 28 And unto man he said, Behold, stones of darkness, and the shadow of the fear of the LORD, that is wise death.

dom; and to depart froin evil is un. The flood breaketh out from the derstanding, inhabitants ; cuen the waters forgotten

CHAP. XXIX. of the foot: they are dried up, they MOREOVER Job continued bis parą. are gone away from men.

15 As for the earth, out of it cometh 2 Oh that I were as in months past, bread and under it is turned up as it as in the days when God preserved were fire.

me : 6 The stones of it are the place 3 When his candle sbined upon my of sappbires: and it hath dust of head, and when by his light I'walked gold.

through darkness; 7 There is a path which no fow! 4 As I was in the days of my youth, knoweth, and which the vulture's eye when the secret of God was upon my hath not seen:

tabernacle : 8 The lion's whelps have not trodden 3 When the Almighty was yet with it. Dor the fierce lion passed by it. me, when my children were about me

9 He putteth. forth his band upon 6 When I washed my steps wita the rock; he overturneth the moun- batter, and the rock poured me out tains by the root3.

rivers of oil; 10 He cutteth out rivers among the 7 When i went out to the gate rocks: and his eye seeth every pre- through the city, when I prepared my cious thing.

seat in the street ; 11 He bindeth the foods from over 9 The young men saw me, and bid flowing; and the thing that is hid themselves : and the aged arose, and kringeth he forth to light. 12 But where shall wisdom be

9 The princes refrained talking, and found? and where is the place of un- laid their hand on their mouth. derstanding?

10 The nobles held their peace, and 13 Mai knoweth not the price their tongue cleaved to the roof of thereof; neither is it found in the their mouth. land of the living

11 When the ear heard me, then it 14 The depth saith, it is not in blessed me; and when the eye saw me: and the sea saith, It is not with me, it gave witness to me:

stood up.


Job's fortaer prosperity. CHAP. XXX, XXXI. His honour turned !nto contempt.' cried, and the fatherless, and him that 12 Upon my right hand rise the hod none to help him.

youth, they push away my feet, and 13 The blessing of him that was ihey raise up against me the ways of ready to perish came upon me: and their destruction. } caused the widow's heart to sing for 13 They mar, my path, they set joy.

forward my calamity, they have no 14 I put on righteousness, and it belper. clothed me: my judgment was as a 14 They came upon me as a wide robe and a diadem.

breaking in of waters: in the desola15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet tion ebey rolled themselves upon me. was I to the lame.

15 Terrors are turned upon me: 16 I was a father to the poor : and they pursue my soul as the wind the cause which I knew pot 1 searched and iny welfare passeth away as a out.

cloud. 17 And I brake the jaws of the 16 And now my soul is poured out wicked, and plucked the spoil out of upon me; the days of affliction have his teeth.

taken hold upon me. 18 Then I said, I shall die in my 17 My bones are pierced in me in nest, and I shall inultiply my days as the night season; and my sinews take the sand.

no rest. 19 My root was spread out hy the 18 By the great force of my disease is waters, and the dew lay all night upon my garment changed: it bindeth me my branch.

about as the collar of my coat. 20 My glory was fresh in me, and 19 He bath cast me into the mire, my bow was renewed in my band. and I am become like dust and ashes.

21 Unto me men gave ear, and 20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost waited, and kept silence at my coun- Dot bear me: I stand up, and tbou resel.

gardest me not. 22 After my words they spake not 21 Thou art become cruel to me: again; and my speech dropped upon with thy strong band thou opposest

thyself against me. 23 And they waited for me as for 99 Thou liftest me up to the wind; the rain; and they opened their thou causest me to ride upon it, and mouth wide as for the latter rain. dissolvest ny substance.

24 If I laughed on tbem, they be. 93 For I know that thou wilt bring lieved it not; and the light of my me to death, and to the house appointcountenance they cast not down.

ed for all living 25 I chose out their way, and sat 24 Howbeit he will not stretch out chief, and dwell as a king in the his hand to the grave, though they cry army, as one that comforteth the in his destruction. inburners.

25 Did 1 weep for him that was CHAP. XXX.

in trouble ? was not my soul grieved But how they there are younger than for the poor

26 When I looked for good, then evil thers I would have disdained to have came unto me: and when I waited for set with the dogs of my flock.

light, there came darkness. 2 Yea, whereto might the strength 27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: of their hands profit ine, in whom old the days of affliction prevented me. age was perished?

28 I went mourning without the sun : 3 For want and famine they were I stood up, and I cried in the congre. solitary; fleeing into the wilderness gation. an former time desolate and waste. 29 I am a brother to dragons, and a

4 Who cut up inailows by the companion to owls. bushes, and juniper roots for their 30 My skin is black upon me, and meat.

my bones are burned with beat. 5 They were driven forth from 31 My harp also is turned to mournamong men, (they cried after them as ing, and my organ into the voice of after a thier ;)

them that weep. 6 To dwell in the cliffs of the val. leys, in caves of the earth, and in the

CHAP. XXXI. socks.

7 Among Lushes they brayed; I MADE a covenant with mine eyes; under the nettles they were gathered why then should I think upon a together.

maid $ They were children of fools, yea, 2 For what portion of God is there children of base men: they were viler from above? and what inberitance of than the earth.

the Almighty from on bigh? 9 And now am I their song, yea, 7' 3 Is not destruction to the wicked? ani tbeir byword.

and a strange punishment to the work10 Tbey abbor me, they flee farers of iniquity? from me, and spare not to spit in my 4 Doth not be see my ways, and face.

count all my steps ? 11 Because he hath loosed my cord, 5 If I have walked with vanity, or if ard atflicted me, they have also let my foot bath hasted to deceit; loose the bridle before nie.

6 Let me be weigbed in an even

Job professeth his integrity.' JOB.

Elimus reproveth hlm. balance, that God may know mine in- not, Oh that we bad of his Aesb! wé cegrity.

cannot be satisfied. 7 If my step bath turned out of the 32 The stranger did not lodge in the way, and mine heart walked after street ; but I opened my doors to the mine eyes, and if any blot hath clear. traveller. ed to mine bands;

33 If I covered my transgressions as # Then let me sow, and let another Adam, by biding mine iniquity in my eat; yea, let my oll'spring be rooted bosom: out.

34 Did I fear a great multitude, or 9 of mine beart have been deceived did the contempt of families terrify by a woman, or if I have laid wait at me, that I kept siferice, and went nos iny neighbour's door ;

out of the door? 10 Then let my wife grind unto 35 Oh that one would bear me! beanother, and let others bow down up. hold, my desire is, that the Almighty on her.

would answer me, and that mine ad11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, versary had written a hook. It is an foiquity to be punished by the 36 Surely I would take it upon my judges.

shoulder, and bind it as a crown to 12 for it is a fire that consurneth to me. destruction, and would root out all 37 I would declare unto himn the mine increase.

number of my steps as a prince 13 If I did despise the cause of my would I go near unto bim. man-servant or of my maid-servant, 38 If my land cry against me, or when they contended with me; that the furrows likewise thereof colla

14 What the shall I do when God plain ; riseth up! and when he visiteth, what 39 I have eaten the fruits thereot shall 7 answer bian?

without money, or have caused the 15 Did not be that made me in the owners thereor to lose their life: womb make bin? and did not one 40 Let thisties grow instead of fashion us in the womb?

wheat, and cockle instead of barley. 16 If I have withheld the poor from The words of Job are ended. their desire, or have caused ihe eyes of

CHAP. XXXII. the widow to fail;

So these three men ceased to answer 17 Or have enten my morsel myself Job, because he was righteous in his alone, and the fatherless bath not eaten own eyes. thererf;

2 Tben was kindled the wrath of 19 For from my youth he was Elibu the son of Barachel the Buzite, brought up with me, as rith a father, of the kindred of Ram: against Job and I have gided ber froin my mo- was his wrath kindled, because be jus. ther's womb ;)

tified himself rather than God. 19 If I have seen any perish for 3 Also against his three friends was want of clothing, or any poor without his wrath kindled, because they ha covering;

found no answer, and yet bad con. 20 Ir his loins have not blessed me, demned Job. and if he were not warned with the 4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had necce of my sheep:

spoken, because they were elder than 21 I have lifted up my hand be. against the fatherless, when I saw my 5 Wben Elibu saw that there was help in the gate :

no answer in the mouth of these 22 Then let inine arm fall from my three men, then bis wrath was kinshoulder blade, and inine arm be dled. broken from the bone.

6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the 83 For destruction from God rras Buzite answered and said, I am young. a terror to me, and by reason of his and ye are very old ; wherefore I was highness I could no: endure.

afraid, and durst got shew you mine 24 If I have made gold my hope, or opinion. have said to the fine gold, Thou art 71 said, Days should speak, and my confidence ;

multitude of years should teach wis25 If I rejoiced because my wealth dom. mas great, and because mine band had 8 But there is a spirit in man: and gotten mucb;

the inspiration of the Almighty giveth 96 If I beheld the sun when it sbined, the understanding. or the moon walking in brightness ; 9 Great men are not always wise ;

97 And my heart hath been secretly neither do the aged understand judge enticed, or my mouth bath kissed my ment. hand:

10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me: 2* This also were an iniquity to be I also will shew mine opinion. punished by the judge: for I should 11 Behold, I waited for your words ; have denied the God that is above. I gave ear to your reasons, wbilst ye

29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of searched out what to say. him that hated mo, or lified up myself 12 Yea, I attended unto you, and when evi! found him.

behold, there was none of you that 30 Neither have I suffered my mouth convinced Job, or that answered bis to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. words: i li the aien of my tabernacle suid 13 Lest ye should say, We have


God calleth man 20 repentancc. CHAP. XXXIV. God cannot be unjust. found out wisdom : God thrusteth bim the pit, and his life from perishing by down, not mag.

the sword. 14 Now he hath not directed his

19 He is chastened also with pain words against me : neither will I ad- upon his bed, and the multitude of bis swer him with your speeches.

bones with strong pain : 15 They were amazed, they answer 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, ed no inore: they left off speaking.. and his soul dainty meat.

16 When I bad waited, (for they 21 His fiesla is consumed away, that spake not, but stood still, and an it cannot be seen; and his bones chas swered no more :)

were not seen stick out. 17 I said, I will answer also my part, 22 Yea, his soul draweth near unte I also will shew mine opinion.

the grave, and his life to the destroy 19 For I am full of matter, the spiriters. withio me constraineth me.

23 If there be a messenger with 19 Behold, my belly is as wine him, an interpreter, one among a which bath no vent: it is ready to burst thousand, to stew unto man bis up like new bottles.

rightness: 20 I will speak, that I may be re 24 Then he is gracious unto him. freshed : I will open my lips and an- and saith, Deliver him front going swer.

down to the pit: I have found a ran 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept som. any man's person, neither let me give 25 His Aesh shall be fresher than a flattering titles un to mar..

child's : bc shall return to the days ou 22 For I know not to give flattering his youth: titles ; in so doing my Maker would 26 lie shall pray unto God, and be soon take me away.

will be favourable unto hinsand be CHAP. XXXIII.

shall see his face with joy : for be will WHEREFORE, Job, pray thee, hear render unto man his nighteousness.

my speeches, and bearken to all 27 He looketh upon men, and if any my words:

say, I have sinned, and perverted that 2 Bchold, now I bave opened my which was right, and it profited me mouth, my tongue bath spoken in iny Sol; mouth.

28' He will deliver his soul from go3 My words shall be of the uprighting into the pir, and bis life shall see ness of my heart : and my lips stall the light. uiter knowledge ciearly.

29 Lo, all these things worketh Godt 4 The Spirit of God bath made me, oftentimes with man, and the breath of the Alınighty hath 30 To bring back bis soul from the biven me ile.

pit, to be enligttened with the ligos 5 If thou canst answer me, set thy of the living. words in order before me, stand up. 31 Mark well, o Job, bearken uno

6 Beboid, I an according to thyme : hold thy peace, and I will speak. wish in God's stead: I also ain formed 32 If thou hast any iting to say, out of the clay.

answer me: speak, for I desire to 7 Behold, my terror shall not make justily thee. thee atraid, neither shall my hand be 33 ii noi, hearken unto me: bold heavy upon thee.

thy peace, and I sball teach thee 8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine wisdom. hearing, and I have beard the voice of

CHAP. XXXIV. shy words, saying,

FURTHERMORE Elihu answered and 9 1 an clean without transgression, said, I om innocent ; neither is there in 9 Hear my words, O ye wise men ; quity in ine.

anil five ear un o me, ye that bave 10 Bebold, he findeth occasions knowledge. againis! me, be counteta me for his 3 For ibe ear trieth words, as the enemy i

mouth tasteth ireat. 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, 4 Let us choose to us judgment ; he inarketh all my paths.

let us know among ourselves what is 12 Behold, in this thou art not just : gooi. I will answer tbee, that God is greater 5 For Job hath said, I am righteous : than nan.

and God hath taken away my judg13 Why dost thou strive against him? ment. for be giveth not account of any oi bis 6 Should i lic against my rigbt? my matters.

wound is incurable without transgres14 for God speake'h once, yea, siou. twice, yet man percciverb it not.

7 What man is like Job, who drink 15 in a dream, in a vision of the eth up scoring like water? night, when deep sleep fallerb upon 9 Which goerb in company with the men,

in slaunberings upon the bed ; workers of iniquity, and walketh with 16 Then be openetk the ears of men, wicked inen. and sealeta their instruction,

9 For he bath said, It profiteth a 17 Tbat he may withdraw man man nothing that oc should delight from his purpose, and hide pride foin himself

wiib God. man.

10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye 18 He keepeth back bis soul from nea of waderstanding : far te it from

Flihu reproveth Job.


God's great works. Cod, that he shouid do wickedness, 34 Let men of understanding tell And from the Almigbty, that he should me, and let a wire man bearken unto comnit iniquity.

me. 11 For the work of a man sball be 35 Job hatb spoken without knowrender unto him., and cause every man ledge, and his words were without to find according to his ways.

wisdom. 19 Yea, surely God will not do 36 My desire is that Job may be wickedly, neither will the Almighty tried unto the end, because of his anpervert judgment.

swers for wicked men. 13 Who hath given him a charge 37 For he addeth rebellion unto his over the earth or who bath disposed sin, be clappeth hù hands among us, the whole world?

and multiplieth his words against God. 14 If be set his heart upon man, if

CHAP. XXXV. her father unto bimself bis spirit and ELiHuspake moreover, and said,

15 All flesh sball perish togetber that thou saidst, My righteousness is and man shall turn again unto dust. inore than God's ?

16 If now thou hast understanding, 3. For thou saidst, What advantage Bear this : hearken to the voice of my will it be unto thee and, Wbat profit words.

shall i bave, if I be cleansea

from my 17 Sball even he chat hateth right sin ? govern? and wilt thou condenin him 4 I will answer thee, and thy comthat is most just?

panions with thee. 18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art 5 Look unto the beavens, and see ; wicked and to princes, Ye are un and bebold the clouds which are higher Godly?

than thou. 19 How much less to him that accept 6 If thou binnest, what doest thou eth not the persons of princes, nor against him? or if thy transgressions regardeth the rich more than the be multiplied, what doest thou unto poor? for they all are the work of bis him ? hands.

7 If thou be righteous, what givest 20 In a morrent shall they die, and thou him? or what receiveth he of the people shall be troubled at mid-thine band? night, and pass away : and the mighty 8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man shall be taken away without hand. as thou art ; and thy righteousness

21 For his eyes are upon the ways may profit the son of man. of man, and he seeth all his goings. 9 By reason of the multitude of op

22 There is no darkness, nor shadow pressions they make the oppressed to of death, where the workers of ini-cry: they cry out by reason of the arm quity nay hide themselves.

of the mighty. 23 For' he will not lay upon man 10 But none saith, Where is God more than rig!t ; that he should enter my maker, who giveth songs in the into judgment with God.

night ; 94 He shall break in preces mighty 11 Who teacheth us more than the men without number, and set others beasts of the earth, and inaketh us in their stead.

wiser than the fowls of heaven? 25 Therefore he knoweth their works, 12 There they cry, but none giyath and he overturneth them in the night, answer, because of the pride of evil su that they are destroyed.

men. 26 He striketh them as wicked men 13 Surely God will not bear vanity, in the open sight of others;

neither will the Almighty regard it. 27 Because they turned back from 14 Altbough thou sayest thou shalt bin, and would not consider any of not see nim, yet judgment is before his ways:

him ; thesefore trust thou in him. 29 So that they caused the cry of the 15 But now, because it is not so, le poor to come unto him, and be bear- bath visited in his anger; yet be eth the cry of the afflicted.

knoweth it not in great extremity : 29 When he giveth quietness, who 16 Therefore doth Job open his tben can make trouble and when he mouth in vain : he multiplieth words hideth his face, who then can behold without knowledge. him ? whether it be done against a na

CHAP. XXXVI. tion, or against a man only:

ELIHU also proceeded, and said, 30 Tbat the hypocrite reign not, lest 2 Sutfer me a little, and I will the people be enmared.

shew tbee that I have yet to speak on 31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God's behalf. God, I have borge chastisement, I will 3 1 will fetch my knowledge from not offend any more :

afar, and will ascribe righteousness to 32 That which I see not teach thou my Maker. He : f i bave done iniquity, I will do For truly my words shall not be do inore.

false : he that is perfect in knowledge 33 Should it be according to thy is with thee. mind? he will recompense is whether $ Bebold, God is mighty, and detlou refuse, or whether thou choose : spiseth not any; he is mighty in Wri roti: therefore speak whai thou strength and wisdom.

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