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God's great works. CHAP. XXXVII. His setsdom tentsearchable. the wicked; but giveth right to the light; and commandeth it not to shine poor.

by the cloud that cometh betwixt. 7 He withdraweth not

his eyes

33 The noise thereof sbewerb confrom the righteous : but with kingscerning it, the cattle also concerning are they on the throne : yea, he doth the vapour. establish them for ever, and they are

CHAP. XXXVII. exalted. 8 And if they be bound in fetters,

AT this also my heart, crembleth, and be bolden in cords of affliction ; 2 Hear attentively the Hoise of his

9 Then he sbeweth them their work, voice, and the sound that goeth out of and their transgressions that they have his moutb. exceeded.

3 He directeth it under the whole 10 He openeth also their ear to dis- beaven, and his lightning unto the cipline, and commandeth that they ends of the earth. return from iniquity:

4 Alter it a voice roareth: he thunu If they obey and serve him, they dereth with the voice of bis excellenshall spend tbeir days in prosperity, cy; and he will not stay them wben and their years in pleasures.

bis voice is heard. 12 But if they obey not, they shall 5 God thundereth marvellously with perish by the sword, and ney shall his voice ; great ibings doeth be, wbicia die without knowledge.

we cannot comprebend. 13 But the hypocrites in heart beap 6 For he saith to the snow, Be thotz up wrath: they cry not when he on the earth; likewise to the smart bindetb them.

rain, and to the great rain of his 14 They die in youth, and their life streagth. is anong the unclean.

7 He sealeth up the band of every 15 He delivereth the poor in his man; that all men may know his affliction, and openeth their ears in work. oppression.

8 Then the beasts go into dens, and 16 Even so would he have removed remain in their places. thee out of the strait into a broad 9 Out of the south cometh the whirl. place, where there is no straitness; wind : and cold out of the north. and that which should be set on thy 10 By the breath of God frost is tahle should be full of fatness.

given; and the breadth of the waters 17 But thou bast fulfilled the judg: it straitened. ment of the wicked: judgment and 11 Also by watering be wearieth Justice take bold on thee.

the thick cloud: he scattereth bis 18 Because there is wrath, beware bright cloud : Jest he take thee away with his 12 And it is turned round about by stroke: then a great ransom cannot bis counsels: that they may do wha:deliver thee.

soevenue commandeth them upon the 19 Will he esteem thy ricbes? no ; face of the world in the earth. noi gold, nor all the forces of strength. 13 He causeth it to come, whether

20 Desire not the night, when peo-ror correction, or for his land, or for ple are cut off in their place.

mercy. 21 Take heed, regard not iniquity : 14 Hearken unto this, o Job: stand for this bast thou chosen rather than still, and consider the wondrous works affiction.

of God. 22 Behold, God exalteth by his pow 13 Dost thou know when God diser: who teachetb like him?

posed them, and caused the light of 23 Who hath enjoined him bis way? his cloud to shine ? or who can say, Thou hast wrought 16 Dost thou know the balancings iniquity?

of the clouds, the wondrous works of 24 Remember that thou magnify bis him which is perfect in knowledge? work, which men behold.

17 How thy garments ure warm, 25 Every man may see it ; man may when he quieteth the earth by the behold it afar off.

south wind ? 26 Behold, God is great, and we 18 Hast thou with him spread out know him not, neither can the num- che sky, which is strong, and as a molber of his years be searched out. ten looking-glass?

27 For he maketh small the drops of 19 Teach us what we shall say unto water: they pour down rain accord him; for we cannot order our speech ing to the vapour thereof:

by reason of darkness. 28 Wbich be clouds do drop and 20 Shall it be told bim that I speak? distil upon man abuadantly.

If a man speak, surely be shall be 29 Also can any understand the swallowed up. Epreadings of the clouds, or the noise 21 And now men see not the bright of bis tabernacle?

ligb.t which is in the clouds; but the 30 Bebold, he spreadeth his light wind passeth, and cleanseth them. upon it, and covereth the bottom of

22 Fair weather cometh out of the the sea.

north : with God is terrible majesty. 31 For by them judgeth be the 93 Touching the Almighty, we canpeople ; he giveth meat in abun.. not find him out: he is excellent in dioce.

power, and in judgment, and in plenty ut With clouds he covereth the of justice: he will not aitlice.

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God convinccth JOD

JOB. of imorance and weakness 24 Men do therefore fear bim : be, for the overflowing of waters, or A respecteto not any that are wise of way for the lightning of thunder; beart.

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, CHAP. XXXVIII.

where no man is; on the wilderness THEN the LORD answered Job out wherein there is no man

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste Wbo is this tbas darkeneth counsel ground; and to cause the bud of the by words without knowledge ? tender herb to spring forth?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man ; 28 Hath the rain a father or wire for I will demand of thee, and answer bath begotten the drops of the dew? tbou me.

29 Out of whose womb came the 4 Where wast thou when I laid the ice and the hoary frost of heaven, foundations of the earth? declare, if who hath gendered it? thou hast understanding.

30 Ine waters are hid as with a 5 Wbo hath laid the nieasures there- stone, and the face of the deep is froof, if thou knowest? or who balb zen. stretched the line upon it?

3! Canst thou bind the sweet ino Whereupon are the foundations fluences of Pleiades, or loose the thereof fastened? or who laid the cor- bands of Orion? per-stone thereof;

32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth 7 When the morning stars sang to- in bis season? or canst thou guide setber, and all the sons of God sbouted Arcturus with his sons? for joy?

33 K Rowest thou the ordinances of 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, beaven ? canst thou set the dominion when it brake forth, as if it had issued thereof in the earth? ou: of the womb ?

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to 9 When I made the cloud the gar- the clouds, that abundance of waters Inent thereol, and thick darkness a may cover thee? swaddling band for it,

35 Canst tbou send lightnings, that 10 And brake up for it my decreed they may go, and say unto thee, Here place, and set bars and doors,

we are 7 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou 36 Who bath put wisdom in the in. come, but no further : and here shall ward parts? or who hath given under: tby proud waves be stayed?

standing to the heart? 12 Hast thou commanded the morn 37 Who can number the clouds in ing since thy days; and caused the wisdom? or who can stay the bottles day-spring to know his place;

of heaven, 13 That it might take hold of the 38 When the dust groweth into ends of the eartb, that the wicked hardness, and the clods cleave fast might be sbaken out of it?

together? 14 It is turned as clay to the seal ; 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the end they stand as a garment.

lion? or fill the appetite of the young 15 And froin the wicked their light lions, is withholden, and the bigh arm sball 40 When they couch in their dens, be broken.

and abide in the covert to lie in 16 Hast thou entered into the springs wait ? of the sea' or last thou walked in the 4! Who providetb for the raven his search of the depth?

iood? when his young ones cry unto 17 Have the gates of death been God, they wander for lack of meat, opened unto thee? or bast thou seen the doors of the sbadow of

CHAP. XXXIX. death?

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth K NOWEST, thou the time when this of the earth? declare if thou knowest wild goats of the rock bring forth? it all.

or canst thou mark when the hinds do 19 Where is the way where light calve! dwelleth? and as for darkness, where 2 Canst thou nuinber the months s's the place thereof,

that they fulál? or knowest thou the 20 That hou shouldest take it to time when they bring forth? the bound thereof, and tbat thou 3 They bow themselves, they bring shouldest know the paths to the house forth their young ones, they cast out thereof?

their sorrows. 91 Koowest thou it, because thou 4 Their young ones are in good wast then born? or because the num- liking, they grow up with corn; they ler of thy days is great!

go forth, and return not unto them. 29 Hast thou eniered into the trea 5 Who bath sent out the wild ass sures of the snow! or bast thou seen free? or who hath loosed the bands the treasures of the hail,

of the wild ass? 23 Which I have reserved against the 6 Whose house I have made the time of trouble, against the day of bat- wilderness, and the barren land bis tle and war?

dwellings. 24 By what way is the light parted, 7 He scorneth the multitude of the which scatterecb ibe east wind upon city, neither regardetta be the crying orth?

of the driver. Wibo batb divided a watercourse 8 The range of the mountains is 2.3

fear :

r of the unicorn, ostrich, &c. CHAP. XL, XLI. Job rumbleth himself pasture, and be searcbeth after every A Bebold, I am vile; what shart green thing

I answer thee? I will iay mine hand 9 Will the unicorn be willing to upon my mouth. serve thee, or abide by thy crib? 5 Once bave I spoken; but I will

10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with not answer : yea, twice; but I wili his band in the furrow? or will be proceed no further. harrow the valleys after tbce ?

6 ( Then answered the LORD unto 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his Job out of the whirlwind, and said, strength is great? or wilt thou leave 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: thy labour to him

I will deinand of thee, and declare 12 Wilt thou believe him, that he thou unto me. will bring home thy seed, and gatber 8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgit into thy barn?

ment? wilt thou condeinn me, that 13 Gavest thout the goodly wings thou mayest be righteous? unto the peacocks? or wings and

9 Hast thou an arm like God? or feathers unto the ostrich?

canst thou thunder with a voice like 14. Which leaveth her eggs in the bim? earth, and warmeth them in the dust, 10 Deck thysell now with majesty

15 And forgetteth tbat the foot may and excellency; and array thyself crush them, or that the wild beast with glory and beauty. may break them.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy 16 She is hardened against her wrath : and bebold every one that is young ones, as though they were not proud, and abase him. hers: her labour is in vain without 12 Look on every

one that is proud,

and bring him low; and tread down 17 Because God hath deprived her the wicked in their place. of wisdoin, neither hath be imparted 13 Hide them in the dust together, to her understanding.

and bind their faces in secret. 18 What time she lifteth up herself 14. Then will I also confess unto on high, sbe scornetb the horse and thee that thine own right hand can his rider

save thee. 19 Hast thou given the horse 15 | Bebold now behemoth, which I strength hast thou clothed his neck made with thee; he eateth grass as with thunder >

an ox. 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a 16 Lo now, his strength is in his grasshopper? the glory of his Qostrils loins, and his force is in the gavel of is terrible.

bis belly. 21 He paweth in the valley, and re 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: joiceth in his strength. be goeth on to the sinews of his stones are wrapped ineet the armed men.

together. 22 Ke mocketh at fear, and is not 18 His bones are as strong pieces affrighted ; neither turneth he back of brass ; his bones are like bars of from the sword.

iron. 23 The quiver rattleth against him, 19 He is the chief of the ways of the glittering spear and the shield. God: be that made him can make his

44 He swalloweth the ground with sword to approach unto him. fierceness and rage : neither believ. 40 Surely tbe mountains bring bim eth be that it is the sound of the forth food, where all the beasts of trumpet.

the field play. 25 He saith among the trumpets,

21 He lieb under the shady trees, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle in the covert of the reed, and fens. afar off, the thunder of the captains, 22 Tbe sbady trees cover bim with and the shouting,

their shadow: the willows of the 26 Doth the bawk fly by thy wis-brook compass him about. dom, and stretch ber wings toward 23 Beoold, he drinketh up a river, the south?

and hasteth not: he trusteth that he 27 Doth the eagle mount up at can draw up Jordan into his mouth. thy command, and make her nest on 24 He taketh it with his eyes : his high?

nose pierceth through snares. 29 She dwelleth and abideth on the

CHAP. XLI. rock, upon the crag of the rock, and CANST thou draw out leviathan

29 Froin thence she seekreth the a cord which thou lettest down? prey, and ber eyes behold afar off. 2 Canst thou put an book into his

30 Her young ones also suck up nose? or bore his jaw through with blood : and where the slain are, there a thorn! es she.

3 Will he make many supplications CHAP. XL.

unto thee? will be speak soft words MOREOVER the LORD answered unto thee Joh, and said,

4 Will he make a covenant with 9 Sball be that contendeth with the thee? wilt thou take him for a servant Almighty instruct him? he that re- for ever? proveth God, let him answer it.

5 Wilt thou play with him as rreth 3. Then Job answered the LORD, a bird ? or wilt thou bind him for thy ud said,

maidens

In the leviathon.

JOB.

Job's death. 6 Sball thy companions make a ban

CHAP. XLII. quet of bime chals key part bim THEN Job answered the LORD, and

7. Canst thou fill his skin with 9 I know that thou canst do every barbed irons ? or his head witb fish-thing, and that do thought can be Spears?

withbolden from thee. Lay thine hand upon bim, re 3 Who is be that bidetb counsel member the battle, do no more. without knowledge therefore bave !

9 Bebold, the hope of him is in uttered that I understood oot; things vain: shall not one be cast down even too wonderful for me, which I knew at the sight of him?

not. 10 None is so fierce that dare stir 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will him up: who tben is able to stand speak: I will demand of thee, and before me?

declare thou unto me. 11 Wbo hath prevented me, that 1 5 I bave heard of thee by the hearshould repay him whatsoever is undering of the ear: but now mine eyes the whole beaven is mine.

seeth thee. 12 1 will not conceal his parts, por 6 Wherefore I abbor myself, and rehis power, nor his comely proportion. pent dust and ashes.

13 Who can discover the face of his 7.1 And it was so, that after the LORD garment? or who can come to him had spoken these words unto Joh, with his double bridle?

the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temas 14 Woo can open the doors of his nite, My wrath is kindled against face? his teeth are terrible sound about. thee, and against thy two friends : for

15 His scales are his pride, shut up ye bave not spokeb of me the thing together as with a close seal.

that is right, as my servant Job hath. 16 One is so near to another, that 8 Therefore take unto you now seren no air can come between them. bullocks, and seven rains, and go to

17 They are joined one to another, my servant Job, and offer up for your. they stick together, that they cannot selves a burnt-offering; and my ser. be sundered.

vant Job shall pray for you: for hiin 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, will I accept : lest deal with you and his eyes are like tbe eyelids of the after your folly, in that ye have not inorning.

spoken of me the thing which is right, 19 Out of his mouth go burning like my servant job. lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. 9. So Elipbaz the Temanite, and

20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, Bildad the Shubite, and Zophar the as out of a seething-pot or caldron. Naamathite went, and did according

21 His breato kindleth coals, and a as the LORD commanded them: the fame goeth out of bis mouth.

LORD also accepted Job. 22 in his neck remaineth strength, 10 And the LORD turned the capand sorrow is turned into joy before tivity of Job, when he prayed for bis bim.

friends : also the LORD gave Job twice 23 The fakes of his flesh are joined as much as he had before. together : they are firm in them 11 Then came there unto him all his selves, they cannot be moved. bretbren, and all his sisters, and all

84 His heart is as firm as a stone; they that had been of his acquaintyea, as hard as a piece of the nether ance before, and did eat bread with malistone.

bin in his house : and they bemoaned 25 When he raisetb up himself, the him, and comforted him over all the mighty are afraid : bs reason of evil that the LORD had brought upon wieakings they purify themselves. bim : every man also gave him a

26 The sword of him that layeth at piece of money, and every one an bim cannot hold: the spear, the dart, ear-ring of gold nor the habergeon.

12 So the LORD blessed the latter 27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and end of Job more than his beginning brass as rotten wood.

for he had fourteen thousand sheep. 28 The arrow cannot make him fee: and six thousand camels, and a thou. sling-stones are turned with him into sand yoke of oxen, and a thousand srubble.

she-asses. 29 Darts are counted as stubble : 13 He bad also seven sons and three he laugbeth at the shaking of a spear.

daughters. 30 Sharp stones are under him : he 14 And be called the name of the spreadeth sharp-pointed things upon first, Jemima ; and the name of tbe Ibe inire.

second, Kezia ; and the name of the 31 He maketh the deep to boil like third, Keren-happuch. a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot 15 And in all the land were no oi ointinent.

women found so fair as the daugbters 39 He maketh a path to shine after of Job: and their father gave them him; one would think the deep love inheritance among their brethren. boarv.

16 After this lived Job an bundred 33 lipon earth there is not his like, and forty years, and saw his sons, and who is made without fear.

bis sons' sons, even four generations. 34 He teho detto all high things : he 17 So Job died, being old and full

THE BOOK OF PSALMS.

PSALM I.

3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for BESOED, is the man that walketh me iny glory, and the lifter up of

not in the counsel of the ungodly, mine head. nor standeth in the way of sinners, 4 1 cried unto the LORD with my nor sitteth in the seat of the scorn-voice, and he heard ine out of his holy

hill. Selah. 2 But his delight is in the law of the 5 I laid me down and slept ; I awakLORD ; and in his law doth he meditate ed : for the LORD sustained me. day and night.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands 3 And he shall be like a tree planted of people, that have set shemselves by the rivers of water, that bringeth against me round about. forth his fruit in his season : his leaf 7 Arise, O LORD ; save ide, O my also shall not wither; and whatsoever God : for thou hast smitten all mine be doeth shall prosper.

enemies upon the cheek-bone ; thon 4 The ungodly are not so: but are hast broken the teeth of the ungodiy. Jike the chair which the wind driveth 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: away.

thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not

PSALM IV. stand in the judgment, nor sinners in

To the chief Musician on Neginoth. the congregation of the righteous.

A Psalm of David. 66 For the LORD knoweth the way of HEAR me when I call, o God of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

larged me when I was in distress; PSALM II.

have mercy upon me, and hear iny WHY do the heathen rage, and prayer:

the people imagine a vain 40 ye sons of men, bow long will thing?

yc turn my glory into shame? how long 2 The kings of the earth set them-vill ye love vanity, and seek after leasselves, and the rulers take counseling Selah. together, against the LORD and against 3 But know that the LORD hath set bis Anointed, saying,

apart bim that is godly for himseit : 3 Let us break their bands asunder, the LORD will hear when I call unto and cast away their cords from us. him.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall 4 Stand in awe, and sin not : com. laugh : the LORD shall have them in mune with your own beart upon your derision.

bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in 5 Offer the sacrifices of nighteous. his wrath, and vex them in his sore ness ; and put your trust in the LGRD, displeasure.

6 There be many that say, Who will 6 Yet have ! set my king upon my shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up holy hill of Zion.

the light of thy countenance upon us. 71 will declare the decree : the 7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my more than in the time that their corn Son; this day have I begotten thee. and their wine increased.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the 8 I will both lay me down in peace, heathen for thine inheritance, and the and sleep : for thou, LORD, only uttermost parts of the earth for thy makest me dwell in safety. possession.

PSALM V. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth. of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces

A Psalm of David. like a potter's vessel.

GIVE

LIVE ear to my words, O LORD ; 10 Be wise now, therefore, Oye consider any meditation. kings; be instructed, ye judges of the 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, earth.

iny King, and my God: for unto thee 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and will I pray. Tejoice with trembling.

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the 12 Kiss the Son, lest be be angry, morning, O LORD ; in the morning and ye perish from the way, wh his will i direct my prayer unto thee, and wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed will look up. are all they that put their trust in 4 For thou art not a God that hat! bim.

pleasure in wickelness; neither shall PSALM III.

evil dwell with thee. A Psalm of David, when he fled from 5 The foolish shall not stand in Absalom his son.

thy sight : thou hatest all workers of LORD, how are they increased that iniquity,

trouble me? many are they that rise 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak up against me.

leasing: the LORD' will abbor the 2 Many there be which say of my bioody and deceitful man. soul, There is no belp for Lim in God. 7 But as for me, I will come into Selah.

thy house in the multitude of the

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