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Jab accused of divers sins. CHAP. XXII, XXIII. He is exhorted to repentance. 443 day of destruction ? they shall be brought || things : but the counsel of the wicked is forth to the day of wrath.

far from me. 31 Who shall declare his way to his 19 The righteous see it, and are glad : face ? and who shall repay him what he and the innocent langh them to scom. hath done?

20 Whereas our substance is not cut 32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, | down, but the remnant of them the fire and shall remain in the tomb.

consumeth. 33 The clocs of the valley shall be 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, sweet unto him, and every man shall and be at peace: thereby good shall come clraw after him, as there are innumerable unto thee. before him.

22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from 54 How then comfort ye me in vain, I his mouth, and lay up his words in thine seeing in your answers there remaineth heart. falsehood ?

23 If thou return to the Almighty, CHAP. XXII.

thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put a1 Eliphaz sheeeth thai man's goodness way iniquity far from thy tabernacles. profiieth not God. 5 He accuseth Job 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, of livers sins. 21 He exhorteth him to and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the

montance, with promises of mercy, brooks. T "UEN Eliphaz the Temanite answer- 25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy deed and said,

fence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. 2 Can a man be profitable unto God, 26 For then shalt thou have thy deas he that is wise may be profitable unto light in the Almighty, and shalt lift up himself?

thy face unto God. 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty,

27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unta that thou art righteous ? or is it gain to him, and he shall hear thee, and thou him, that thou makest thy ways per- || shalt pay thy vows. fect?

28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and 4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? it shall be established unto thee: and the will he enter with thee into judgment ? light shall shine upon thy ways.

5 Is not thy wickedness great ? and 29 When men are cast down, then thine iniquities infinite?

thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he 6 For thou hast taken a pledge from shall save the humble person. thy brother for nought, and stripped the 30 He shall deliver the island of the naked of their clothing:

innocent: and it is delivered by the pure7 Thou hast not given water to the ness of thine hands. weary to drink, and thou hast withhold

CHAP. XXIII. en bread from the hungrv.

1 Job longeth to appear before God, 6 in 8 But as for the mighty man, he had confidence of his mercy. 8 God, who is the earth; and the honourable man dwelt invisible, observeth our ways. 11 Job's in it.

innocency. 13 God's decree is immu9 Thou hast sent widows away empty,

table. and the arms of the fatherless have been HEN Job broken.

2 Even to-dayis my complaint bitter: 10 Therefore snares are round about my stroke is heavier than my groaning. thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; 3 Oh that I knew where I might find

11 Or darkness, that thou canst not him ! that I might come even to his seat ! see; and abundance of waters cover thee. 4 I would order my cause before him,

12 Is not God in the height of heav- and fill my mouth with arguments. en ? and behold the height of the stars, 5 I would know the words which he how high they are !

would answer me, and understand what 13 And thou sayest, How doth God he would say unto me. know ? can he judge through the dark 6 Will he plead against me with his cloud ?

great power? No; but he would put 14 Thick clouds are a covering to strength in me. him, that he seeth not; and he walketh 7 There the righteous might dispute in the circuit of heaven.

with him ; so should I be delivered for 15 Hast thou marked the old way ever from my judge. which wicked men have trolden ?

8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not 16 Which were cut down out of time, there ; and backward, but I cannot perwhose foundation was overflown with ceive him: a flood :

9 On the left hand, where he doth 17 Which said unto God, Depart from work, but I cannot behold him : he hidus: and what can the Almighty do for eth himself on the right hand, that I canthem?

not see him : 18 Yet he filled their houses with good 10 But he knoweth the way that I

444 God's decrecs immutable.


1 judgment for the wicked. take : when he hath tried me, I shall 15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth come forth as gold.

for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see 11 My foot hath held his steps, his me: and disgniseth his face. way have I kept, and not declined.

16 In the dark they dig through houses, 12 Neither have I gone back from the which they had marked for themselves in commandment of his lips; I have esteem- the dav-time : they know not the light. ed the words of his mouth more than my 17 For the morning is to them even necessary food.

as the shadow of death: if one know 19 But he is in one mind, and who them, they are in the terrors of the shadow can turn him ? and what his soul desireth, ll of death. even thas he doeth.

18 He is swift as the waters; their por14 For he performeth the thing that is tion is cursed in the carth : he beholdeth appointed for me : and many such things not the way of the vineyards. are with him.

19 Drought and heat consume the 15 Therefore am I troubled at his snow-waters : 80 doth the grave those presence : when I consider, I am afraid which have signed. of him.

20 The womb shall forget him ; the 16 For God maketh my heart soft, and worm shall feed sweetly on luim ; he shalt the Almighty troubleth me :

be no more remembered ; and wicked17 Because I was not cut off before ness shall be broken as a tree. the darkness, neither hath he covered the 21 He evil-entreater the barren that darkness from my face.

beareth not : and doeth not good to CHIP. XXIV.

the widow. 1 Wickedness goethofien unpunished. 17 22 He draweth also the mighty with 7% -ris a secret jurigment for the evicked. his power : he riscth up, and no man is W IY, seeing times are not hidden sure of life.

23 Though it be given him to be in know him not see his daus?

safety, whereon he resteth ; yet his eyes 2 Someremovetheland-marks; they vi- are upon their ways. olently take away flocks, and feed thereof. 24 They are exalted for a little while,

3 They drive away the ass of the fa- but are gone and brought low ; they are therless, they take the widow's ox for a taken out of the way as all other, and cut pledge.

off as the tops of the ears of corn. 4 They turn the neerly out of the 25 And it it be not so now, who will way : the poor of the earth hide them- make me a liar, and make my speech selves together.

nothing worth? 5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go

CHAP. XXV. they forth to their work; rising betimes Bildad sheweth that man cannot be justifor a prey : the wilderness yieldeti food

fied before God. for them and for their children.

HEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, 6 They reap every one his com in the and said, field : and they gather the vintage of 2 Dominion and fear are with him, the wicked.

he maketh peace in his high places. 7 They cause the naked to lodge with- $ Is there any number of his armies? out clothing, that they have no covering and upon whom doth not his light arise ? in the cold.

4 Ho then can man be justified with 8 They are wet with the showers of God? or how can he be clean that is bom the mountains, and embrace the rock for of a woman? want of a shelter,

5 Pehold even to the moon, and it 9 They pluck the fatherless from the | shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure breast, and take a pledge of the poor. in his sight.

10 They cause him to go naked with- 6 How much less man, that is a worm; out clothing, and they take away the and the son of man, which is a worm? sheaf from the hungry;

CHAP. XXVI. 11 Which make oil within their walls, 1 Job reproving the uncharitabie spirit of and tread their wine-presses, and suffer Bildad, 5 acknowledgeth the power of thirst. 12. Men groun from out of the city: ' BUT How hast thou helped him that is

God to be infinite and unsearchable. and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet Gex layeth not folly to then.

without power? howv savest thou the arm 13 They are of those that rebel against that hath no strength ? the light ; they know vot the ways there- 3 How hast thou counselled him that of, nor abide in the paths thereof. hath no wisdom ? and how hast thou plen

14 The murderer rising with the light | tifully declared the thing as it is? killeth the poor and needy, and in the 4 To whom hast thou uttered words: night is as a thief.

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Job firotesteth his si:rccriiy. CAAP. XXVII, XXVIII. Judgment for the wicked. 445

5 Dead things are formed from under for the sword : and his offspring shall not the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. be satisfied with bread.

6 Hell is naked before him, and de- 15 Those that remain of him shall be struction hath no covering.

buried in death ; and his widows shall 7 He stretcheth out the north over the enipty place, and hangeth the earth upon 16 Though he heap up silver as the nothing.

dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; 8 He bindetlı up the waters in his thick 17 He may prepare it, but the just clouds; and the cloud is not rent under shall put it on, and the innocent shall dithem.

vide the silver. 9 He holdetli back the face of his 18 He buildiet n his house as a moth, throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

10 He hath compassed the waters with 19 The rich man shall lie down, but bounds, until the day and night come to he shall not be gathered : he openeth his an end.

eyes, and he is not. 11 The pillars of heaven tremble and 20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, are astonished at his reproof.

a tenipest stealeth him away in the mgnt. 12 He divideth the sea with his power, 21 The east wind carrieth him away, and by his understanding he smiteth and he departeth: and as a storm liurlthrough the prond.

eth him out of his place. 13 By his spirit he hath garnished the 32 For God shall cost upon him, and heavens ; his hand hath formed the not spare : he would fain flee out of his Crooked serpent.

hani1. 14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but 23 Men shall clap their hands at him, how little a portion is heard of hin? but and shall hiss him out of his place. the thunder of his power who can under

CHAP. XXVIII. stand?

1 Thereis a knowledge of natural things, CHAP. XXVII. 12 But wisdom is an excellent gift of God.

, blessings which the wicked have are turned into 2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and

brass is molten out of the stone.

3 He setteth an end to darkness, and able, and said,

searcheth out all perfection: the stones 2 As God liveth, who hath taken away of darkness, and the shadow of death. my judgment; and the Almighty, who 4 The flood breaketh out from the inhath vexed iny soul;

habitant ; even the waters forgotten of 3 All the while my breath is in me, the foot : they are dried up, they are and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; gone away from men.

4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, 5 As for the earth, out of it cometi nor my tongue utter deceit.

bread: and under it is turned up as it 5 God forbid that I should justify you :

were fire. till I die I will not remove mine integrity 6 The stones of it are the place of

sapphires : and it hath dust of gold. 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and 7 There is a path which no fowl knowwill not let it go: my heart shall not re- eth, and which the vulture's eye hath not proach me so long as I live.

7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, 8 The lion's whelps have not trodden and he that riseth up against me as the it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. unrighteous.

9 He putteth forth his hand upon the 8 For what is the hope of the hypo rock; he overturneth the mountains by crite, though he hath gained, when Gou the roots. taketh away his soul ?

10 He cutieth out rivers among the 9 Will God hear his cry when trouble rocks; and his eye secth every precious cometh upon him?

thing. 10 Will he delight himself in the Al- ii He bindeth the foods from overmighty? will he always call upon God? flowing; and the thing that is lid bring

11 I will teach you by the hand of eth he forth to light. God: that which is with the Almighty 12 But where shall wisdom be found? will I not conceal

and where is the place of understanding? 12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen 13 Min knoweth not the price thereit; why then are ye thus altogether vain ? of; neither is it found in the land of the

13 This is the portion of a wicked ma living; with God, and the heritage of oppressors, 14. The depth saitly, It is not in me: which they shall receive of the Almighty and the sea siith, It is siot widi me.

14 If his children be muitiplied, it is 15 It cannot be gotten for 'gold, nei

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446 The excellency of wisdom. JOB. Job bemoanèth his former prosperity.

12 Because I delivered the poor that thereof.

cried, and the fatherless, and him that had 16 It cannot be valued with the gold of none to help him. Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the 13 The blessing of him that was ready sapphire.

to perish came upon me: and I caused 17 The gold and the crystal cannot e- the widow's heart to sing for joy. qual it: and the exchange of it shall not 14 I put on righteousness, and it clothbe for jewels of fine gold.

ed me: my judgment was as a rube and 18 No mention shall be made of coral, a diadem. or of pearls : for the price of wisdom is 15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet above rubies.

was I to the lame. 19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not e- 16 I was a father to the poor : and the qual it, neither shall it be valued with cause which I knew not I searched out. pure gold.

17 And I brake the jaws of the wick20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and ed, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. where is the place of understanding ? 18 Then I said, I shall die in my liest,

21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all and I shall multiply my days as the living, and kept close from the fowls of sand. the air.

19 My root was spread out by the wa22 Destruction and death say, We have ters, and the dew lay all night upon my heard the fame thereof with our ears. branch.

23 Go understandeth the way there- 20 My glory was fresh in me, and my of, and he knoweth the place thereof. bow was renewed in my hand.

24 For be looketh to the ends of the 21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, earth, and seeth under the whole hcaven; and kept silence at my counsel.

25 Tomake the weight for the winds; 22 After my words they spake not aand he weigheth the waters by measure. gain ; and my speech dropped upon them.

26 When he made a decree for the 23 And they waited for me as for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the rain; and they opened their mouth wide thunder:

as for the latter rain. 27 Then did he see it, and declare it ; 24 If I laughed on them, they believed he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. it not; and the light of my countenance

28 And unto man he said, Behold, the they cast not down. fcar of the LORD, that is wisdom ; and 25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, to depart from evil is understanding. and dwelt as a king in the army, as one CHAP. XXIX.

that comforteth the mourners. Job bemoaneth himself of his former

CHAP. XXX. prosnerity and honour.

1 Joh's honour is turnedinto extreme conM"

REOVER, Job continued his par- 1 emp1; 15 his prosperity into calamity. able, and said,

UT now they that are younger than 2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; I would have disdained to have set with

3 When his candle shined upon my the dogs of my sock. head, and when by his light I walked 2 Yea, whereto might the strength of through darkness;

their hands profit me, in whom old age 4 As I was in the days of my youth, was perished? when the secret of God was upon my 3 For want and famine they were solitabernacle ;

tary; fleeing into the wiiderness in form5 When the Almighty was yet with er time desolate and waste. me, when my children were about me; 4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes,

6 When I washed my steps with but- and juniper roots for their meat. ter, and the rock poured me out rivers of 5 They were driven forth from among

men, (they cried after them, as afier a 7 When I went out to the gate through thief ;) the city, when I prepared my seat in the 6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, street!

in cares of the earth, and in the rocks. 8 Theyoung men saw me, and hidthem- 7. Among the bushes they brayed; unselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. derthenettiesthey were gathered together.

9 The princes refrained talking, and 8 They were children of fools, yea, laid their hand on their mouth.

children of base men : they were viler 10 The nobles held their peace, and than the earth. their tongue cleaved to the roof of their 9 And now I am their song, yea, I am mouth.

their by-word. 11 When the ear heard me, then it 10 They abhor me, they flee far from blessed me; and when the eye saw me, me, and spare not to spit in my face. it gave witness to me:

11 Because he hath loosed my cord,


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Job's prosperity turned into calamity. CHAP. XXXI. He professeth his integrity. 447 and afflicted me, they have also let loose 4 Doth not he see my ways, and count the bridle before me.

all iny steps ? 12 Upon my right hand rise the youth ; 5 If I have walked with vanity, or if they push away my feet, and they raise up my foot hath hasted to deceit ; against me the ways of their destruction. 6 Let me be weighed in an even bal

15 They mar my path, they set for- ance, that God may know mine integriward my calamity, they have no helper.lty.

14 They came upon me as a wide break- 7 If my step hath turned ont of the ing in of waters: in the desolation they way, and mine heart walked after mine rolled themselves unon me.

eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine 15 Terrors are turned upon me: they hands ; pursue my soul as the wind; and my wel- 8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; fare passeth away as a cloud.

yea, let my offspring be rooted out. 16 And now my soul is poured out up- 9 If mine heart have been deceived by on me; the days of affliction have taken a woman, or if I have laid wait at my hold upon me.

neighbour's door; 17 My boues are pierced in me in the 10 Then let my wife grind unto anothnight season: and my sinews take no rest. er, and let others bow down upon her.

18 By the great force of my discase is 11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it my garment changed ; it bindeth me is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. about as the collar of my coat.

12 For it is a fire that consumeth to 19 He hath cast me into the mire, and destruction, and would root out all mine I am become like dust and ashes.

increase. 20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not 13 If I did despise the cause of my hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest | man-servant or of my maid-servant, when me not.

they contended with me; 21 Thou art become cruel to me: with 14 What then shall I do when God tly strong hand thou opposest thyself a- riseth up? and when he visiteth, what gainst me.

shall I answer him? 22 Thou liftest me up to the wind ; 15 Did not he that made me in the thou causest me to ride upon it, and dis- womb make him ? and did not cne fashsolvest my substance.

ion us in the womb? 23 For I know that thou wilt bring me 16 If I have withheld the poor from Lo death, and to the house appointed for their desire, or have caused the eyes of all living.

the widow to fail; 24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his 17 Or have eaten my morsel myself hand to the grave, though they cry in his alone, and the fatherless hath noi eaten destruction.

thereof; 25 Did not I weep for him that was in 18 (For from my youth he was brought traible? was not my soul grieved for the up with me, as with a father, and I have poor?

guided her from my mother's womb ;) 26 When I looked for good, then evil 19 If I have seen any perish for want came unto me : and when I waited for 1 of clothing, or any poor without coverlight, there came darkness.

ing; 27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: 20 If his loins have not blessed me, and the days of affliction prevented me. if he were not warmed with the fleece of

28 I went mourning without the sun: I my sheep; stood up, and I cried in the congregation. 21 If I have lifted up my hand against

29 I am a brother to dragons, and a the fatherless, when I saw my help in the kompanion to owls.

gate : 30 My skin is black upon me, and my 22 Then let mine arm fall from my bones are burned with heat.

shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken 31 My harp also is turned to mourning, from the bone. and my organ into the voice of them that 23 For destruction from God was a Weep.

terror to me, and by reason of his highCHAP. XXXI.

ness I could not endure. 1 Job makcth a solemn firotestation of his 24 If I have made gold my hope, or

integrity in several duties. have said the fine gold, Thou art my I

MADE a covenant with minc eyes ; || confidence; why then should I think upon a maid? 25 If I rejoiced because my wealth

2 For what portion of God is there was great, and because mine hand had from above? and what inheritance of gotten much; the Almighty from on high?

26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, 3 Is not destruction to the wicked ? and or the moon walking in brightness ; a strange punishment to the workers of 27 And my heart hath been secretly eniniquity?

ticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

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