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his integruy ower, and let others bow down upon 30 Neither have I suffered my mouth, her.

to sin, by wishing a curge to his soul. 11 For this is a leinous criine; yea, | 31 If the men of my cavernacle said it is an iniquity to be punished by the not, Oh that we bad of his fleshi we judges.

cannot be satisfied. 12 For it is a fire that consumeth to 32 Tbe stranger did not lodge in the destruction, and would root out all street: lui l opened my doors to the inine increase.

traveller. 13 If I did despise the cause of my 33 11 l covered my transgression as man-servant, or of my maid-servant, Adam, by bidung mine iniquity in my when they contended with me :

14 IVhat then shall I do wien God 3+Did I fear a great multitude, or rigethup? und wlieu le visiteth, what did the contempt of fanilies terrify shall I auswer lum?

me, that I kept silence, and went not 16 Did not he that made me in the out of the door? womb. make him? and did not one 35 Oh that one would hear mel befashion us in the womb ?

bold, my desire is, that the Almighty 16 If I base withbell the poor from would answer me, and that mine adtheir desire, or have caused the eyes versary had written a book. of the widow to lail;

36 Surely I would take it upon ins' 17 Or lave eaten my morsel myself shoulder, and bind it as it ci'own 10 alone, and the fatherless hath not eat- me. en thereof;

37 I won!!! declare unto him the 18 (For from ny youth he was uumber of my steps; as a prince brought up with ine, as with a fallier, would I gouear unto him. And I bave guided lier from my mo'l 38 If my land cry against me, or that ther's womb :)

the surrolyy likewise thereof com19 If I llave seen any perish for want plain ; of clothing, or any poor without cor-l' 39 ir I have eaten the fruits thereof ering;

without money, or have caused the 20 If his loins lare not blessed me, owners thereor lo lose their life: and if he were not warmed with the 10 Let thistles grow instead of wbeat, fleece of my sleep;

and cockle instead of barley. The 21 If I bave lilled up my hand against words of Job are ended. the fatherless, when I saw my belo in


10 these three inen ceased to answer 22 Then let inine arm fall from my


Job, because he was righteous in shoulder-blade, and inine arm be bro his own eyes. ken from thie bone.

2 Then was kindled the wrath of 23 For lestruction from God vas a Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzile, terror to ine, and by reason of his of the kindred or Ram: against Job highness I could not endure.

was his wrath kindled, because he jus24 If I have inade gold iny bope, or lilies binnsell rather than God. have said to the fine gold, Thou are 3 Also against his three friends was my confidence;

his wrath kindled, because they had 25 If I rejoiced because my wealth found no answer, and yct had condenwas great, and because iny hand had ned Joh. golten inuclı;

4 Now Elibu bad waited ull Job 26 If I belield the sun when it shined, had spoken, because they were elder or the moon walking in brightness; than he.

27 And 'me heart bath been secretly 6 When Elihu saw that there was enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my no a vower in the mouth of these three band :

inen, tlien luis wraib was kindled. 28 This also wuere an iniquity to be 6 And Elihulle son or Baracbellio punished by the judge: for 1 sliould Buzite answered and said, I am young have denied the God that is above. and ye arc very old; whicrefore I was

29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of afraid, and durst not show you ming oim that bated me, or lined up myself opinioni. when evil sound üim:

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101 cperuance. titude of years should teach wisdom. wish in God's stead: I also an forined

8 But there is a spirit in man; and out of the clay. ihe isispiration of die Almighty givetb7 Behold, my terror shall not make them understanding.

tliee afraid, neitlicr alall my hand be 9 Great men are not always wise ; heavy upon thee. neitier do the aged understand judy- 8 Surely thou hast spoken in my liear. mer

ing, and I bare heard the voice of thy 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; words, saying, I also will show mine opinion.

glam clean without trunsgression, 11 Behold, I waited for your words ; I am innocent ; ueither is incre iniI

gave ear to your reasons, whilst je quity in me. searched out what to say.

10 Behold, le findeth occasions 12 Yea, I attended unto you, and be against me, he counteth me for liis bold, there was none of you that con- eneiny; vinced Job, or that answered bis 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, words:

be manketh all my patlıs. 13 Lest ye should say, We have found 12 Behold, in this thou art not just : out wisdom: God thrustel bim dowo, I will answer thee, that God is greater oot mail.

than man. 14 Now he bath not directed his 13 Why dost thou strive against him? words against ine; deilber will I an- for be givelli not account of airy or Bwer bim will your speeches. his matters

15 They were ainazed, they answer. 14 For God speaketh once, yea Iwice, ed no more: they lelt oll speaking. yel mun perceiveth it not

16 When I had waites (for they 15 lu a dream, in a vision of thic spake 110t, but stood Still, and answer night, wlien deep sleep fallcil upon ed no more ;)

men, in slumberings upon tie bed; 17 I said, I will answer also my part, 16 Then be openeth llic ears of inen, I also will show mine opinion.

and sealeui teir instruction, 18 For I am full of matter, the spirit 17 That he may withdraw man from 20 within me constrainetlı me.

his purpose, and hide pride from jaar 19 Behold, my belly is as wine which is He keepeu back luis soul from the hath no velit; il is ready to burst like pit, and his life from perisling by the new boilies.

yword. 20 I will speak, that I may be re- 19 He is chastencd also wili pain freshed: I will open my lips and an upou his bed, and the multitude oi bis

bones with strong pain : 21 Let me not, I pray you, accepe 20 Solhat bis life abhorreth bread, any inan's person; beiller let me give and his soul dainty meat. flattering lilles unto man.

21 His tesli is consumed. nway',

tlat 22 For I know not to give flattering it camiot be seen ; and bis bones that titles ; in so doing niy Maker would were not seen, stick out. doon take me away.

22 Yea, his soul diaweth near unto CHAP. XXXIII.

the grave, and his life to the destroy.


W Hear in species and everken as if there be a messenger with him,

to all my words.

an interpreter, one among a thousand, 2 Behold, now I hare opened my to show unto man his uprightness: moulb, iny tougue hauh spoken in my 24 Then be is gracious unto hin, and moulli.

saith, Deliver him from going down to 3 Nly words shall be of the upright - the pit: I have found a raneom. ness of my heart: and my lips shall| 25 His flesh shall be fresher than a utter knowledge clearly.

child's: he shall return to the days of 4 The Spirit of God ballı made me, his youth. and the breath of the Almighty hath 26 He shall pray unto God, and le gilen me life.

will be savourable unto him : and he 5 If thou canst answer me, set thy shall see bis face with joy: for be will Norils in Orller before me,

reuder unto man his righteousness. % Behold, I am accoriling to thyl 27 He looketh upon men, and if any

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cunnot be unust. say, I have sinned, and perverted that gather unto himself his spirit and bi tuhich was right, and it profited me breath ; nol;

15 All flesh shall perish together, and 28 He will deliver his soul from go-man shall turn again unto dust. ing into the pit, and his life shall see 16 If now thou hast understanding, the light.

bear this: liearken to the voice of min 29 Lo, all these things worketh God words. oftentiines with man,

17 Shall even be that hateth right 30 To bring back his soul from the govern ? and wilt thou condemn lio. pit, to be enlightened will the light that is most just? or the living

18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art 31 Mark well, O Job, hearken noto wicked and to princes, le are me: bold thy peace, and I will speak. godly? 32 If thou hast any thing to say, an:

19 How much less lo him that accepswer me: apeak, for I desire to justi. Letlı not the persons of princes, nor fy thee.

regardetlitbe rich more than the poor? 33 If not, hearken unto me: liold thy for they all are the work of his hands. peace, and I shall teach tliee wisdom.

20 In a moment shall they die, and CHAP, XXXIF.

the people shall be troubled at mid

niglit, and pass away: and the mighty F URTHERMORE Elibu answer shall be laken away without hand, ed and said,

21 Forliis cyes are upon the ways of 2 Hear my words, O ye wisc men ; man, and he seeth all liis goings. and give ear uolo ine, ye that liave 22 There is no darkness, or siiadow knowled-e.

of death, where the workers of ini. 3 For the ear trieth words, as the quity may hide themselves. mouth tasteti meat.

23 For he will not lay upon man 4 Let us clioose to us judgment:iet more thanrighi, that he should enter us know among ourselves what is into judgment, with God. good.

24 He shall break in pieces mighty h For Job hatli said, I am righteous; men witiioui number, and set others and God bath taken away my judg. in their stead.

25 Therefore lie knoweth their works, 6 Should I lie against my riglit? my and be overturneil them in the night, wound is incurable without transgres. so that they are destroyed. aion.

26 He striketh them as wicked men 7 What man is like Job, who drink in the open sight of others; elb up scorning like water;

27 Because they turned back from 8 Which goeth in company with the him, and would not consider any ur workers of iniquity, and walketh with his ways: wicked men ?

28 So that they cause the cry of the 9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man poor to come unto hiin, and he hearnothing that he should delight himself eth the cry of the amicted. with God.

29 When he giveth quietnes, who 10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye then can make trouble? And when he men of understanding : far be it from hideth his face, who when can behold God, that he should do wickedne88 ; him ? wliether it be done against a naand from the Almiglity, that he should tion,

or against a man only : commit iniquity.

30 That the hypocrite reign not, Icat Il For the work of a man shall be the people be ensnared. render unto him, and cause every man 31 Surely it is mect to be said unto to find according to his ways.

God, I have borne chastisement, I will 12 Yea, surely God will not do wick- not offeral any more: edly, neither will the Alivighty per-| 32 That which I see not teach thou vert judgment.

me: if I have done iniquity, I will do 13 Who Jiath given liiin a charge no more. over the earth ? or who hath disposed 33 Should it be accorlingto thy mindi the wliole world?

! lie will recompense it, whellier thou 14 If he set his licart upon man, if he refuse, or whellier thou chvose; and


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in all his trays. not 1: therefore speak wbat lliousin vain; he multiplicth words wilb. koowest.

Jout knowledge. 34 Let men of understanding tell me,

CHAP. XXXVI and let a wise man liearken unto ine. 36 Jobbatli, spoken without knowi ELIHU also proceeded, and eaid,

, wisdom.

show thee that I have yet to speak on 36 My desire is, that Job may be God's behall. tried unto tlie end because of his an- 3 1 will fetch my knowledge from swers for wickell men.

afar, and will ascribe righteousnese tu 37 For lie addeth rebellion unto his my Maker. sin, le clappeth his hands among us, 4 Fur truly my words shall not be and inultiplieur his words against God. false: he that is perfect in kuowledge

is with thee. CHAP XXXV.

5 Behold, Godis mighty, and despi. E

LIHU spake moreover, and eaid, seth not any; he is mighty in strength

2 Thinkest thou this to be right, and wisdom. that thou saidst, My righteousness is 6 He preserveth not the life of the more than Gou's?

wicked: but giveth right to the poor. 3 For thou saidst, Wbat advantage 7 He withdrawelb not his eyes from will it be auto thee and, What profit the righteous: bul with kings are they shall I have, If I be cleansed from my on llie ilirone; yea, he doch establish sin ?

then for ever, and they are exalled. 4 I will answer thee, and tliy com 8 And if they be bound in setters, and panions with thee.

be bolden in cords of amliction; 5 Look unto the heavens, and see; 9 Then he showeth them their work and beholu the clouds which are liigh- and their transgressions that they have er than thou.

exceeded. 6 11 thon sinnest, what doest thou 10 He openelh also their ear to disci against him? or if thy trauegressione pline, aud commandeuh that they re be inultiplied, what doest thou unto turn from iniquity. oim?

11 If they obry and serve him, they 7 If thou be righteous, what givest shall spend their days in prosperity, thou hin? or what receivell lie of and their years in pleasures thy land?

12 But if they obey not, they shall 9 Thy wickedness may hurl a man perislı by the sword, and they shall die Ag thou ort; and thy righteousness without knowledge. may profil the son of mail.

13 But tlie hypocrites in lieart leap 9 By reason of the multitude of op-up wrath: they cry not, when he pressions they make the oppressed to bindeth thein. cry: they cry out by reason of the arm 14 They die in youth, and their life of the mighty,


the unclean. 10 But none saitli, Wliere is God my 15 He delivered the poor in his af. Maker, who giveth songe in the night; fiction, and openeth their ears in op

11 Wbo teachetli us more than the pression. beasts of ile earth, and maketh us 16 Even so would he bare removed wiser than the lowls of heaven? thee out of the strait into a broad

12 There tliey cry, but none giveth place, where there is no straitress; answer, because of the pride of evil and that which should be set on tay

table should be full or fatness. 13 Surely God will not hear ranity, 17 But thou hast fulfilled tbe judg neither will the Almighty regard it. ment of the wicked: judgment and

14 Although thou sayest thou shalt justice take hold on thee. not see him, ycl judgment is before 18 Because there is wrath, bervore nim; therefore trust thou in bim, lest be take thee away will his stroke:

15 But now, because it is not so, he then a greut ransom cannot deliver hath visited in his anger; yet he thee. knoweth il pot in great extremily: 19 Will he esteem thy riches? no 16Therefore doth Job open his mouth (not gold, nor all the forces ol' strengel


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16 be nagrafica. 20 Desire not the night, when peo. 8 Theu the beasts go into dens, and pile are cut off in their place.

remain in their pluces. 21 Take lieed, regard pot iniquity; 9 Out of the south comrth the whirlfor this last tliou chosen rather than wind; and cold out of the north. uliction.

10 By the breath of God frust is 22 Behold, God cxalteth by his pow. given; and the breaath of the waters er: who teacheth like him?

is straitened. 23 Who bath enjoined him bis way? 11 Also by watering he wearieth the or who can say, Thou bast wrought thick cloud; he scattereth bis bright iniquity?

cloud, 24 Remember that thon inagnify his 12 And it is turned round about by vork, which men belold.

his counsels'; that they may do wliat25 Every man may see it: man may soever he conimandetli them upon the behuld it ular oll:

face of the world in the earts. 26 Behold, God is great and we know 13 He causeth it to come, wietlier hin noi, neither can the number of for correction, or for liis land, or for his years be searched out.

mercy, 27 Forle inaketh small the drops or 1 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand water: they pour down rain according still, and consider the wondrous works lo che vapour thereor,

of God. 28 Which the clouds do drop and dis- 15 Dost thou know wlien God dis. til upon man abundantly.

posed them, and caused the light of his 29 Also cani ariy understand the cloud to shine? spreadings of the clouds, or the noise 16 Dost thou know the balancinge of of his tabernacle?

the cloulls, the wondrous works of him 30 Behold, he spreadeth bis light which is perfect in knowledge? upon il, und covereth the bolion of 17 How thy garments 172 Warni, the sea.

when he quieteth the earth by the 31 For by them judgeth he the peo-southi avind? le; he givetli meat in abundance. 18 Hast thou with bim spread out the

32 With clouds he covereth the sky', which is strong, and as a molten glit; and commandeth it not to shine, by the cloud that comelb betwixt. 19 Teach us what we shall say unto

33 Tlie poise thereof showeth con- liim; for we cannot order 0:1' specch cerning it, the cattle also concerning by reason of darkness. the vaflour.

20 Shall it be told him that I speak ? CHAP. XXXVII.

la inan speak, surely be shiul be T this also my heart trembleth, swallowed up.

and 18 moved out of his piace. 21 And 110w men sce not the brig! 2 Hear attentively the noise of his light which is in the clouds; but the yoice, and the sound that yoelli out of wind passeth, and cleansein them. bis mouth.

22 Fair weather conielle out of the 3 He directelh it under the whole north: with God is terrible majesty. heaven, and his lightning unto the ends 23 Touching the Almighty, we can. of the earth.

not find him out; he is excellent in 4 Aller il a voice roareth: he thun- power, and in judgment, and in plenty derell with the voice of his excellen- of justice: he will not alict. cy; and lie will not stay then wben 24 Men do therefore fear him: he his voice is heard.

l'especteth not any that are wise of 6 God thundereth marvellously with heart. his voice; great things doeth be, which

CHAP. XXXVIII. we cannot comprehend.

HEN the LORD angwered Job out 6 For le gailli to the suow, Pe thou on the eartlı; likewise to the small 2 Who is this that darkeneth counse. raju, and to the great rain of big by words without knowledge ? strength.

3 Gird up now diy loios like a man; 7 He sealcth up the hand of every sor I will demand of thee, and answer man; that all inen may know his thou me. wor!

4 Vliere wast thou when I laid ijie


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