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28. I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know as a fierce lion; and again thou showest that thou wilt not hold me innocent. thyself marvellous upon me.

29. If I be wicked, why then labour I in 17. Thou renewest thy witnesses against vain?

me, and increasest thine indignation upon 30. If I wash myself with snow water, me ; changes and war are against me. and make my hands never so clean;

18. Wherefore then hast thou brought me 31. Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given and mine own clothes shall abhor me. up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

32. For he is not a man, as I am, that I 19. I should have been as though I had should answer him, and we should come not been ; I should have been carried from together in judgment.

the womb to the grave. 33. Neither is there any days-man betwixt 20. Are not my days few? cease then, us, that might lay his hand upon ụs both. and let me alone, that I may take comfort

34. Let him take his rod away from me, a little, and let not his fear terrify me;

21. Before I go whence I shall not return, 35. Then would I speak, and not fear even to the land of darkness and the shadow him: but it is not so with me

of death; CHAP. X.

22. A land of darkness, as darkness itself: Job expostulateth with God about his afflictions.

and of the shadow of death, without any 1. Y soul is weary of my life: I will order, and where the light is as darkness. leave my complaint myself;

CHAP. XI. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself. 2. I will say unto God, Do not condemn 1. THEN answered Žophar the Naamame; show me wherefore thou contendest

thite, and said, with me.

2. Should not the multitude of words be 3. Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest answered? and should a man full of talk be oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work justified ? of thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of 3. Should thy lies make men hold their the wicked?

peace ? and when thou mockest, shall no 4. Hast thou


of flesh? or seest thou man make thee ashamed ? as man seeth?

4. For thou hast said, My doctrine is 5. Are thy days as the days of man? are pure, and I am clean in thine eyes. thy years as man's days,

5. But oh that God would speak, and 6. That thou inquirest after mine iniquity, open his lips against thee; and searchest after my sin?

6. And that he would show thee the se7. Thou knowest that I am not wicked;crets of wisdom, that they are double to that and there is none that can deliver out of thy which is ! Know, therefore, that God exacthand.

eth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. 8. Thy hands have made me, and fashion- 7. Canst thou by searching find out God? ed me together round about ; yet thou dostcanst thou find out the Almighty unto perdestroy me.

section? 9. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou 8. It is as high as heaven ; what canst hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou bring me into dust again?

know? 10. Hast thou not poured me out as milk, 9. The measure thereof is longer than the and curdled me like cheese?

earth, and broader than the sea. 11. Thou hast clothed me with skin and 10. If he cut off, and shut up, or gather flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and together, then who can hinder him? sinews.

11. For he knoweth vain men: he seeth 12. Thou hast granted me life and favour, wickedness also: will he not then consider it? and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. 12. For vain man would be wise, though

13. And these things hast thou híd in thy man be born like a wild ass's colt. heart: I know that this is with thee.

13. If thou prepare thy heart, and stretch 14. If I sin, then thou markest me, and out thy hands toward him; thou wilt

not acquit me from mine iniquity. 14. If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far 15. If I be wicked, wo unto me; and if I away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. tabernacles. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou 15. For then shalt thou lift up thy face mine affliction;

without spot; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, 16. For it increaseth. Thou huntest me l and shalt not fear:

16. Because thou shalt forget thy mi- 19. He leadeth princes away spoiled, and sery, and remember it as waters that pass overthroweth the mighty. away:

20. He removeth away the speech of the 11. And thine age shall be clearer than trusty, and taketh away the understanding the noon-day; thou shalt shine forth, thou of the aged. shalt be as the morning.

21. He poureth contempt upon princes, 18. And thou shalt be secure, because and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. there is hope ; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, 22. He discovereth deep things out of and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. darkness, and bringeth out to light the sha

19. Also thou shalt lie down, and none dow of death. shall make thee afraid ; yea, many shall 23. He increaseth the nations, and demake suit unto thee.

stroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, 20. But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and straiteneth them again. and they shall not escape, and their hope 24. He taketh away the heart of the chief shall be as the giving up of the ghost. of the people of the earth, and causeth them CHAP. XII.

to wander in a wilderness where there is Job maintaineth himself against his friends.

no way. 1:A ND Job answered and said,

25. They grope in the dark without light, 2. No doubt but ye are the people, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunand wisdom shall die with you.

ken man. 3. But I have understanding as well as

CHAP. XIII. you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who Job reproveth his friends of partiality. knoweth not such things as these?

1. O

eye 4. who calleth upon God, and he answereth 2. What ye know, the same do I know him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. also: I am not inferior unto you.

5. He that is ready to slip with his feet is 3. Surely I would speak to the Almighty, as a lamp despised in the thought of him and I desire to reason with God. that is at ease.

4. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all 6. The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and physicians of no value. they that provoke God are secure; into whose 5. Oh that you would altogether hold hand God bringeth abundantly.

your peace! and it should be your wisdom. 7. But ask now the beasts, and they shall 6. Hear now my reasoning, and hearken teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they to the pleadings of my lips. shall tell thee:

7. Will you speak wickedly for God 3 8. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach and talk deceitfully for him ? thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare 8. Will ye accept his person? will ye unto thee.

contend for God? 9. Who knoweth not in all these, that the 9. Is it good that he should search you hand of the LORD hath wrought this? out ? or, as one man mocketh another, do

10. In whose hand is the soul of every ye so mock him? living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 10. He will surely reprove you,

if ye

do 11. Doth not the ear try words ? and the secretly accept persons. mouth taste his meat ?

11. Shall not his exeellency make you 12. With the ancient is wisdom; and in afraid ? and his dread fall upon you? length of days understanding.

12. Your remembrances are like unto 13. With him is wisdom and strength, he ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. hath counsel and understanding.

13. Hold your peace, let me alone, that I 14. Behold, he breaketh down, and it may speak, and let come on me what will. cannot be built again ; he shutteth up a 14. Wherefore do I take my flesh in my man, and there can be no opening. teeth, and put my life in my hand ?

15. Bebold, he withholdeth the waters, 15. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in and they dry up; also he sendeth them out, him: but I will maintain mine own ways and they overturn the earth.

before him. 16. With him is strength and wisdom : 16. He also shall be my salvation : for a the deceived and the deceiver are his. hypocrite shall not come before him.

17. He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, 17. Hear diligently my speech and my and maketh the judges fools.

declaration with your ears. 18. He looseth the bond of kings, and 18. Behold now, I have ordered my cause. girdeth their loins with a girdle.

I know that I shall be justified.


19. Who is he that will plead with me ? until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up appoint me a set time, and remember me! the ghost.

14. If a man die, shall be live again? All 20. Only do not two things unto me; then the days of my appointed time will I wait, will I not hide myself from thee.

till my change come. 21. Withdraw thy hand far from me; and 15. Thou shalt call; and I will answer let not thy dread make me afraid :

thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of 22. Then call thou, and I will answer; thy hands. or let me speak, and answer thou me. 16. For now thou numberest my steps;

23. How many are mine iniquities and dost thou not watch over my sin? sins ! make me to know my transgression 17. My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and my sin.

and thou sewest up mine iniquity. 24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and 18. And surely the mountain falling holdest me for thine enemy?

cometh to nought, and the rock is removed 25. Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and out of his place. fro! and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble ? 19. The waters wear the stones: thou

26. For thou writest bitter things against washest away the things which grow out of me, and makest me to possess the iniquities the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest of my youth.

the hope of man. 27. Thou 'puttest my feet also in the 20. Thou prevailest for ever against him; stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my and he passeth: thou changest his countepaths; thou settest a print upon the heels nance, and sendest him away. of my feet.

21. His sons come to honour, and he 28. And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, knoweth it not; and they are brought low, as a garment that is moth-eaten.

but he perceiveth it not of them. CHAP. XIV.

22. But his flesh upon him shall have pain, Job entreateth God for favour, by the shortness of life.

and his soul within bim shall mourn. 1. CAN that is born of a woman is ofl

CHAP. XV. few days, and full of trouble.

Eliphaz reproveth Job's impiety in justifying himself. 2. He cometh forth like a flower, and is 1.7HEN answered Eliphaz the Tema cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and

pite, and said, continueth not.

2. Should a wise man utter vain know3. And dost thou open thine eyes upon ledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? such a one, and bringest me into judgment 3. Should he reason with unprofitable with thee?

talk ? or with speeches wherewith he can 4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an do no good ? unclean ? not one.

4. Yea, thou castest off fear, and re5. Seeing his days are determined, the strainest prayer before God. number of his months are with thee; thou 5. For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, hast appointed his bounds that he cannot and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty. pass:

6. Thine own mouth condemneth thee, 6. Turn from him that he may rest, till and not I; yea, thine own lips testify against he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day. thee.

7. For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut 7. Art thou the first man that was born? down, that it will sprout again, and that the or wast thou made before the hills ? tender branch thereof will not cease.

8. Hast thou heard the secret of God? 8. Though the root thereof wax old in the and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? earth, and the stock thereof die in the 9. What knowest thou, that we know ground;

not? what understandest thou, which is not 9. Yet through the scent of water it will in us? bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. 10. With us are both the gray-beaded

10. But man dieth, and wasteth away; and very aged men, much elder than thy yea,man giveth up the ghost, and where is her father.

11. As the waters fail from the sea, and 11. Are the consolations of God small with the flood decayeth and drieth up;

thee? is there any secret thing with thee? 12. So man lieth down, and riseth not: 12. Why doth thy heart carry thee away? till the heavens be no more, they shall not and what do thine eyes wink at, awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. 13. That thou turnest thy spirit against

13. Oh that thou wouldest hide me in the God, and lettest such words go out of thy grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret !Imouth?



14. What is man, that he should be

CHAP. XVI. clean ? and he which is born of a woman,

Job maintaineth his innocence. that he should be righteous ?

NHEN Job answered and said, 15. Behold, he putteth no trust in his 2. I have heard many such things : saints ; yea, the heavens are not clean in miserable comforters are ye all. his sight:

3. Shall vain words have an end? or 16. How much more abominable and what emboldeneth thee that thou answerfilthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like est? water?

4. I also could speak as ye do: if your 17. I will show thee, hear me; and that soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap which I have seen I will declare;

up words against you, and shake my head 18. Which wise men have told from their | at you. fathers, and have not hid it:

5. But I would strengthen you with my 19. Unto whom alone the earth was given, mouth, and the moving of my lips should and no stranger passed among them. assuage your grief.

20. The wicked man travaileth with pain 6. Though I speak, my grief is not asall his days, and the number of years is suaged; and though I forbear, what am I bidden to the oppressor.

eased? 21. A dreadful sound is in his ears: in

7. But now he hath made me weary : prosperity the destroyer shall come upon | thou hast made desolate all my company. him.

8. And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, 22. He believeth not that he shall return which is a witness against me: and my leanout of darkness, and he is waited for of the ness rising up in me beareth witness to my sword.

face. 23. He wandereth abroad for bread, say- 9. He teareth me in his wrath who hateth ing, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; darkness is ready at his hand.

mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. 24. Trouble and anguish shall make him 10. They have gaped upon me with their afraid ; they shall prevail against him, as a mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek king ready to the battle.

reproachfully; they have gathered them25. For he stretcheth out his hand against selves together against me. God, and strengtheneth himself against the 11. God hath delivered me to the ungodly, Almighty.

and turned me over into the hands of the 26. He runneth upon him, even on his wicked. neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers; 12. I was at ease, but he hath broken

27. Because he covereth his face with his me asunder: he hath also taken me by my fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me flanks.

up for his mark. 28. And he dwelleth in desolate cities, 13. His archers compass me round about; and in houses which no man inhabiteth, he cleaveth my reins asander, and doth not which are ready to become heaps.

spare; he poureth out my gall upon the 29. He shall not be rich, neither shall his ground. substance continue, neither shall he prolong

14. He breaketh me with breach upon the perfection thereof upon the earth. breach; he runneth upon me like a giant.

30. He shall not depart out of darkness : 15. I have sewed sackcloth upon my the flame shall dry up his branches, and by skin, and defled my horn in the dust. the breath of his mouth shall he go away. 16. My face is foul with weeping, and

31. Let not him that is deceived trust in on mine eyelids is the shadow of death ; vanity; for vanity shall be his recompense. 17. Not for any injustice in my hands :

32. It shall be accomplished before his also my prayer is pure. time, and his branch shall not be green. 18. O earth, cover not thou my blood, and

33. He shall shake off his unripe grape let my cry have no place. as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as 19. Also now, behold, my witness is in the olive.

heaven, and my record is on high. 34. For the congregation of hypocrites 20. My friends scorn me; but mine eye shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the poureth out tears unto God. tabernacles of bribery.

21. Oh that one might plead for a man with 35. They conceive mischief, and bring God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour' forth vanity, and their belly prepareth de- 22. When a few years are come, then I ceit.

the way

whence I shall not return.

shall go


straitened, and his own counsel shall cast Job appealeth from men to God.

him down.

8. For he is cast into a net by his own "My is tinct, the graves are ready for me.

feet, and he walketh upon a snare. 2. Are there not mockers with me? and

9. The gin shall take him by the heel, doth not mine eye continue in their provo- and the robber shall prevail against him. cation ?

10. The snare is laid for him in the 3. Lay down now, put me in a surety ground, and a trap for him in the way. with thee; who is he that will strike hands

11. Terrors shall make him afraid on with me?

every side, and shall drive him to his feet. 4. For thou hast hid their heart from un- 12. His strength shall be hunger-bitten, derstanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt and destruction shall be ready at his side. them. dikwelina Panamericano

13. It shall devour the strength of his 5. He that speaketh battery to his friends, skin : even the first-born of death shall de even the eyes of his children shall fail. vour his strength.

.6. He hath made me also a by-word of 14. His confidence shall be rooted out of the people, and aforetime I was as a tabret. his tabernacle; and it shall bring him to

7. Mine eye also is dim by reason of sor- the king of terrors. row, and all my members are as a shadow. 15. It shall dwell in his tabernacle, be.

8. Upright men shall be astonished at cause it is none of his : brimstone shall be this, and the innocent shall stir up himself scattered upon his habitation. against the hypocrite.

16. His roots shall be dried up beneath, 9. The righteous also shall hold on bis and above shall his branch be cut off. way, and he that hath clean hands shall 17. His remembrance shall perish from be stronger and stronger.

the earth, and he shall have no name in 10. But as for you all, do you return, the street. and come now: for I cannot find one wise 18. He shall be driven from light into man among you.

darkness, and chased out of the world. u. My days are past, my purposes are

19. He shall neither have son nor nephew broken off, even the thoughts of my heart. among his people, nor any remaining in his

12. They change the night into day: the dwellings. light is short because of darkness.

20. They that come after him shall be 13. If I wait, the grave is my house: I astonished at his day, as they that went have made my bed in the darkness. before were affrighted.

14. I have said to corruption, Thou art 21. Surely such are the dwellings of the my father: to the worm, Thou art my mo- wicked, and this is the place of him that ther and my sister.

knoweth not God. 15. And where is now my hope ? as for

CHAP. XIX. my hope, who shall see it?

21 Job craveth pity : 25 He believeth the resurrection. 16. They shall go down to the bars of 1. THEN Job answered and said, the pit, when our rest together is in the

2. How long will ye vex my soul, dust.

and break me in pieces with words? CHAP. XVIII.

3. These ten times have ye reproached Bildad reprøveth Job of presumption and impatience. me: you are not ashamed that

you make 1. THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, yourselves strange to me. and said,

4. And be it indeed that I have erred, 2. How long will it be ere you make an mine error remaineth with myself. end of words? mark, and afterwards we 5. If indeed ye will magnify yourselves will speak.

against me, and plead against me my re3. Wherefore are we counted as beasts, proach ; and reputed vile in your sight?

6. Know now that God hath overthrown 4. He teareth himself in his anger: shall me, and hath compassed me with his net. the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the 7. Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am rock be removed out of his place?

not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judg5. Yea, the light of the wicked shall be ment. put out, and the spark of his fire shall not 8. He hath fenced up my way that I canshine.

not pass, and he hath set darkness in my 6. The light shall be dark in his taberna- paths. cle, and his candle shall be put out with him. 9. He hath stripped me of my glory, and 7. The steps of his strength shall be taken the crown from my head.


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