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ang And said, it favour in his

king, and 'n chap. 9. 2:

Esther and Mordecai enriched. ESTHER, IX.

The Jews avenged. CHAPTER VIII.

| B.C. 510.1 14 So the posts that rode upon mules ON that day did the king Ahasuerus

| and camels went out, being hastened and give the house of Haman, the Jews' ene- a Pr. 13. 22. pressed on by the king's commandment. my, untoa Esther the queen. And Mor- 6 chap. 2.7. And the decree was given at Shushan the decai came before the king; for Esther cchap. 3. 10. palace. had told what he wasb unto her. .

15 And Mordecai went out from the 2 And the king took off his ring, which

Bor, violet, he had taken from Haman, and gave it

presence of the king in royal apparel of chap. 1. 6. Bhua

6. B blue and white, and with a great crown unto Mordecai. Anda Esther set Mor- a Ps. 37. 34. of gold, and with a garment of fine linen decai over the house of Haman.

Da. 2. 48. and purple: and the city of Shushan re. 3 And Esther spake yet again before e Ps. 18. 28. Ijoiced and was glad. the king, and fell down at his feet, and 30.5..ill 16 The Jews hade light, and gladness, y besought him with tears to put away

97. 11. and joy, and honour. the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and Pr. 11. 10. 17. And in every province, and in every his device that he had devised against the Is. 30. 29. city, whithersoever the king's commandJews.

y she wept

ment and his decree came, the Jews had 4 Then the king held out the golden

and be

joy and gladness, a feast' and a good 9 sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, | sought him. day. And many of the people of the land and stood before the king, 5 And said, If it please the king, and

| became Jews; for the feark of the Jews s chap. 4. 11.1 5.2.

fell upon them. if I have found favour in his sight, and

g ch.9. 19, 22. the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written

CHAPTER IX. to reverse the letters devised by Haman

Ex. 15. 16. Now in i the twelfth month, that is

De. 2. 25. the son of Hammedatha the Agagite,

11. 25.

• the month Adar, on the thirteenth day which Ś he wrote to destroy the Jews

i chap. 8. 12.

of the same, when the king's commandwhich are in all the king's provinces :

mentk and his decree drew near to be put 6 For how can I nendure to see the 8 device.

in execution, in the day that the enemies evil that shall come unto my people? or k chap. 3. 13. of the Jews hoped to have power over how can I endure to see the destruction

them, (though it was turned to the cons of my kindred?

Šor, who

trary, that the Jews had rule over them 7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto


that hated them,) Esther the queen, and to Mordecai the chap. 7. 4. 2 The Jews gathered themselves togeJew, Behold, In have given Esther the

Ne. 2. 3.

therm in their cities throughout all the house of Haman, and him they have i nbe able I provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hanged upon the gallows, because he laid that I may hand on sucho as sought their hurt; and his hand upon the Jews. .


no man could withstand them; for ther 8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it | m verse 16. fear of them fell upon all people. Liketh you, in the king's name, and seal chap. 8.11. 3 And all the rulers of the provinces, it with the king's ring : for the writing n verse 1. and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and which is written in the king's name, and o Ps.71.13,24. officers of the king, helped the Jews ; sealed with the king's ring, mayļ no man

une king's ring, may? no man chap. 8. 17. I because the fear of Mordecai fell upon reverse.

Ge. 35. 5. them. 9 Then: were the king's scribes called

4 For Mordecai was great' in the king's at that time in the third month, that is,

O those which

house, and his fame went out throughout

did the busithe month Sivan, on the three and twen

ness that

"all the provinces : for this man Mordecai tieth day thereof: and it was written, ac

belonged to waxed greatert and greater. cording to all that Mordecai commanded, the kina. | 5 Thus the Jews smote all their eneunto the Jews, and to the lieutenants,

mies with the stroke of the sword, and

q chạp.1. 19. and the deputies and rulers of the pro

slaughter, and destruction, and did « what

Da.6.8,12,15. vinces which are from“ India unto Ethio

they would unto those that hated them. pia, an hundred twenty and seven pro

r Ps. 18. 43. 6° And in Shushan the palace the Jews vinces, unto every province according 8 chap. 3. 12. slew and destroyed five hundred men. to the writing thereof, and unto every +2 Sa. 3. 1. 17 And Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and people after their language, and to the i Ch. 11. 9. Aspatha, Jews according to their writing, and ac Pr. 4. 18. 3 And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aricording to their language. .

K according 10 And he wrote in the king Ahasue to their win.. 9 And Parmashta, and Arisai, and Arirus' name, and sealed it with the king's

dai, and Vajezatha,

u chap. 1.1. ring; and sent letters by posts on horse

_10 The ten sonsw of Haman the son of back, and riders on mules, camels, and

v1 Ki. 21. 8. | Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, young dromedaries;

w chap. 5. 11. slew they, butx on the spoil laid they not 11 Wherein the king granted the Jews Job 18. 19. | their hand. which were in every city to gather them

27.13..15.) 11 On that day the number of those selves together, and to stand for their

Ps. 21. 10. | that were slain in Shushan the palace life, to destroy,y to slay, and to cause to chap. 8.11. | 1 was brought before the king. perish, all the power of the people and a came. 12 And the king said unto Esther the province that would assault them, both!


queen, The Jews have slain and destrovlittle ones and women, and to take the

.ed five hundred men in Shushan the

68.23, spoil of them for a prey, ..


| palace, and the ten sons of Haman; 12 Upon one day, in all the provinces


| what have they done in the rest of thé of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thir Eze, 39. 10. king's provinces? Now what is thy petiteenth day of the twelfth month, which

z ch.3.13, &c.

tion? and it shall be granted thee: or is the month Adar.


what is thy request further? and it shall 13 The copy of the writing, for a com

be done. mandment to be given in every province, I M revealed. 13 Then said Esther, If it please the was u published unto all people, and that v let men king, let it be granted to the Jews which the Jews should be ready against that day hang. are in Shushan to do to morrow also acto avenge themselves on their enemies.

- cording unto this day's decree, and vlet

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The feast of Purim.


The glory of Mordecai. Haman's ten sons be hanged a upon the B.C. 509. | king, he commanded by letters, that his gallows.

wicked device, which he devised against 14 And the king commanded it so to be a De. 21. 23. the Jews, should returnc upon his own done; and the decree was given at Shu- 2 Sa. 21.6,9. head, and that he and his sons should be shan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons. | Ga. 3. 13. hanged on the gallows.

15 Ford the Jews that were in Shushan | b chap.8.3,11. 26 Wherefore they called these days gathered themselves together on the four

c Ps. 7. 16.

Purim, after the name of ß Pur: thereteenth day also of the month Adar, and

fore, for all the words of this letter,e and slew three hundred men at Shushan; buts | d ver. 2, 13. of that which they had seen concerning on the prey they laid not their hand.

B that is, lot.

this matter, and which had come unto 16 But the other Jews that were in the

them, king's provinces gathered themselves to everse 20. 27 The Jews ordained, and took upon gether, and stood for their lives, and had t verse 10. them, and upon their seed, and upon all rest from their enemies, and slew of their

such as joined I themselves unto them,

gchap. 8.17. foes seventy and five thousand, but they

so as it should not y fail, that they would

Is. 56. 3, 6. laid not their hands on the prey,

Zec. 2. 11.

keep these two days according to their 17 On the thirteenth day of the month

writing, and according to their appointed y pass.

time, every year; same rested they, and made it a day of

28 And that these days should be refeasting and gladness.

8 in it. membered and kept throughout every ge18 But the Jews that were at Shushan

neration, every family, every province, assembled together on the thirteenth day Spass. and every city; and that these days of thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; ,. , Purim should not S fail from among the and on the fifteenth day of the same they

n be ended.

Jews, nor the memorial of them n perish rested, and made it a day of feasting and

O strength.

from their seed. gladness.

29 Then Esther the queen, the daugh19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, h verse 20. ter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew. that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made chap.8. 10. | wrote with all 0 authority, to confirm the fourteenth day of the month Adar a

i chap. 8. 17.

this second a letter of Purim. day of gladnessi and feasting, and a good De.16.11,14

30 And he sent the letters unto all the day, and of sending a portions one to

Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven

k verse 22. another.

provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus,

Ne. 8. 10..12 20 And Mordecai wrote these things,

with words of peace and truth, and sent letters unto all the Jews that their souls. 31 To confirm these days of Purim in were in all the provinces of the king Aha

their times appointed, according as Morsuerus, both nigh and far,


decai the Jew and Esther the queen had 21 To stablish this among them, that m Ps. 30. 11. enjoined them, and as they had decreed they should keep the fourteenth day of n Lu. 2.1. for « themselves, and for their seed, the the month Adar, and the fifteenth day

matters of the fastings! and their cry. of the same, yearly,

Ge. 10.5.

32 And the decree of Esther confirmed

Ps. 72. 10. 22 As the days wherein the Jews rest

Is. 24. 15.

these matters of Purim; and it was writed from their enemies, and the month

ten in the book. which was turned m unto them from sor- La made him

CHAPTER X. row to joy, and from mourning into a great,

AND the king Ahasuerus laid a tributen good day that they should make them Da. 2.48. upon the land, and upon theo isles of the days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the Ge. 41. 40. 12 And all the acts of his power, and poor.


of his might, and the declaration of the 23 And the Jews undertook to do as a chap.3.6, 7. greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

king, advanced him, are they not writrRo. 14. 18.

ten in the book of the chronicles of the 24 Because Haman the son of Hamln crush.

kings of Media and Persia? medatha the Agagite, the enemy of all

3 For Mordecai the Jew was next” uuthe Jews, had devised ? against the Jews ! | Ne. 2. 10. I to king Ahasuerus, and great among the to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that


2.6.9. Jews, and accepted" of the multitude of

Ro. 10.1. is, the lot, to i consume them, and to

| his brethren, seeking. the wealth of his destroy them:

v she. people, and speaking peace to all his 25 But when v Esther came before the

I seed. 344

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* The Book of JOB.


| B.C. 1520. I away, yea, and slain the servants with THERE was a man in the land of a Uz,

- the edge of the sword; and I only am whose name was Job;b and that man was $ Moses is escaped alone to tell thee. perfect and upright, and one that feared thought to 18 While he was yet speaking, there God, and eschewed evil.

have wrote came also another, and said, Thy sons 2 And there were born unto him seven

the Book of
Job, whilst

and thy daughters were eating and drinksons and three daughters.

among the ing wine in their eldest brother's house : 3 His B substance also was seven thou. Midianites, 19 And, behold, there came a great wind sand sheep, and three thousand camels, B. C. 1520. from ythe wilderness, and smote the four and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five a1 Ch.1.17,42 corners of the house, and it fell upon the hundred she asses, and a very great La. 4. 21. young men, and they are dead; and I 8 household ; so that this man was the Eze. 14. 14, only am escaped alone to tell thee. greatest of all the 5 men of the east.

20.1 20 Then Job arose, and rentd his n man4 And his sons went and feasted in c Pr. 16. 6. tle, and shaved his head, and fell e down their houses, every one his day; and sent Bor, cattle. | upon the ground, and worshipped, and called for their three sisters, to eat from aside. | 21 And said, Naked I came I out of and to drink with them.

dor, hus. my mother's womb, and naked shall I 5 And it was so, when the days of their bandry. return thither: the LORD! gave, and the feasting were gone about, that Job sents sons. LORD hath taken away; blessed " be the and sanctified them, and rose up early in à Ge. 37. 29. name of the LORD. the morning, and offered burnt offerings

| 22 In: all this Job sinned not, nor according to the number of them all: for

nor, robe.

charged God foolishly.

el Pe. 5. 6. Job said, It may be that my sons have

fi Ti. 6. 7.

CHAPTER II. sinned, and cursed k God in their hearts.

AGAIN? there was a day when the sons

y La. 3. 38. Thus did Job * continually.

Ps. 89.38.52 of God came to present themselves before 6 Now there was a day when the i chap. 2. 10. the LORD, and Satan came also_ among sons of God camen to present themselves

O or, attri

them to present himself before the LORD. before the LORD, and a Satan came also

buted folly

olul 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From M among them.

to God.

whence comest thou? And Satan an7 And the LORD said unto Satan,

* Le.24.15,16

swered the LORD, and said, From going Whence comest thou? Then Satan an

Ichap.1.6,&c to and fro in the earth, ana ir

to and fro in the earth, and from walking swered the LORD, and said, From goingo

up and down in it. to and fro in the earth, and from walking

k all the days.

3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast up and down in it.

mchap.2.1,&c thou considered my servant Job, that 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast

Inchap. 38. 7. there is none like him in the earth, &

1 Ki. 22. 19. thou v considered my servant Job, that

19. perfect and an upright man, one that there is none like him in the earth, a

the adver- feareth God, and escheweth evil? and perfect and an upright man, one that

1 Ch. 21. 1.

still he holdeth fast his integrity,” al. feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Zec. 3.1.

though thou movedst me against him, to 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and Re. 12.9. 10. + destroy him without cause. said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

u in the

14 And Satan answered the LORD, and 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about l midst of said, Skin for skin ; yea, all that a man him, and about his house, and about all them

hath will he giver for his life. that he hath on every side? Thou hast | Mat. 12. 43. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and blessed the work of his hands, and his 1 Pe. 5. 8. touch his bone and his flesh, and he will Psubstance is increased in the land :

v set thine curse thee to thy face... 11 But put forth thine hand now, and heart on. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Be. touchs all that he hath, and he will pchap.27.5,6 hold, he is in thine hand; but save his curse thee to thy face. .

Ps. 26. 1. life. 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Be. 41. 12. So went Satan forth from the presence hold, all that he hath is in thy o power; swallow of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils, only upon himself put not forth thine him up. from the sole of his foot unto his crown. hand. So Satan went forth from the ? Ps. 34. 7. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape presence of the LORD.

r Mat. 6. 25. | himself withal; and he sat down among 13 And there was a dayu when!

por, cattle. and his daughters were eating and drink schap. Then said his wife unto him, Dost ing wine in their eldest brother's house : gif he curse | thou still retain thine integrity ? curse 14 And there came a messenger unto

thee not. God, and die. Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, Is. 8. 21.

| 10'But he said unto her, Thou speakest and'the asses feeding beside them;

tor, only.

as one of the foolish women speaketh. 15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and

What! shall we receive good at the hand

o hand, took them away; yea, they have slain the

I of God, and shall we not receive evil?

Ge. 16. 6. servants with the edge of the sword; and Ec: 9.12: In all this did not Job sin* with his lips. I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

v Mat. 11.21.) 11 Now when Job's three friends heard 16 While he was yet speaking, there w Ja.5.10,11. of all this evil that was come upon him, came also another, and said, x The fire | Ps. 39. 1. they came every one from his own place; of God is fallen from heaven, and hath

Eliphaz the Temanite,y and Bildad the burned up the sheep, and the servants, fire.

Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite : and consumed them; and I only am y Ge. 36. 11. for they had made an appointment togeescaped alone to tell thee.

Je. 49. 7. ther to come a to mourn with him, and 17 While he was yet speaking, there - Ge. 25. 2. to comfort him. came also another, and said, The Chal- a Ro. 12. 15. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes deans made out three bands, and ¥ felly rushed. afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up upon the camels, and have carried them

| their voice and wept; and they rent every

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Job's complaint of life.


The address of Eliphaz. one his mantle, and sprinkled dusta upon | B.C. 1520. | 3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and their heads toward heaven.

| thou hast strengthened the weak hands. 13 So they sat down with him upon the a Ne. 9. 1. 4 Thy words have upholden him that ground sevend days and seven nights,

La. 2. 10. was falling; and thou hast strengthened

6 Is. 35. 3. and none spake a word unto him : for

the B feeble knees.

c Ezr. 9. 3..5. they saw that his grief was very great.

d Ge. 50. 10.


15 But now it is come upon thee, and CHAPTER III.

thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou AFTER this opened Job his mouth, and CHAPT Khi mouth and Blowing,

He. 12. 12.

art troubled. cursed his day.

6 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy

y answered. 2 And Joby spake, and said,

hope, and the uprightness of thy ways ?

ech.10.18, &c 3 Lete the day perish wherein I was

Ý Remember, I pray thee, who ever

Je. 20. 14. 1. born, and the night in which it was said,

f Ga. 6. 7, 8.

| perished, being innocent ? or where were There is a man child conceived.

| the righteous cut off ?

&i, e, his an. 4 Let that day be darkness ; let not

| 8 Even as I have seen, theys that plow ini.

ger, God regard it from above, neither let the chap. 15.30.) quity, and sow wickedness, reap the same. light shine upon it.

Is. 11.4. 9 By the blast of God they perish, and 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death o Ps. 58. 6. by 8 the breath of his nostrils are they Ś stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; n let Sor, chal consumed. the blackness of the day terrify it.


10 The roaring of the lion, and the 6 As for that night, let darkness seize nor, let them voice of the fierce lion, and the teethy upon it; let it not be joined unto the terrify it, I of the young lions, are broken. days of the year; let it not come into the

as those

11 The old lion perisheth for lack of

who have a number of the months.

bitter day,

prey, and the stout lion's whelps are 7 Lo, let that night be solitary; let no

Am. 8. 10.

scattered abroad. joyful voice come therein.

0 or, rejoice

12 Now a thing was k secretly brought to 8 Let them curse it that curse the day,


me, and mine ear received a little thereof. who are ready to raise up ^ their mourn. Le bu stealth.

13 In thoughts from the visions of the ing.

h Je.9.17..20.

night, when deep sleep falleth on men, 9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be

14 Fear u came upon me, and trembling,

Xor, a levi. dark; let it look for light, but have none;

which made v all my bones to shake.

athan. neitber let it see the a dawning of the day; I

u met me.

T 15 Then a spirit passed before my face; 10 Because it shut not up the doors of

| the hair of my flesh stood up:

v the multimy mother's womb, nor hid sorrow romtude of

16 It stood still, but I could not discern mine eyes.

Ja eyelids of

| the form thereof: an image was before 11 Why died I not from the womb?

the morning.

mine eyes ; p there was silence, and I why did I not give up the ghost when I

por, I heard

heard a voice, saying, came out of the belly ?

a still voice.

17 Shall mortal man be more just than 12 Why did the kneesi prevent me? or i Is. 66. 12. | God? shall a man be more pure than his why the breasts that I should suck?

oor, nor in

Maker? 13 For now should I have lain still and his angels, 18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; been quiet, I should have slept: then in whom he and his angelsk he charged with folly: had I been at rest,

put light. 1. 19 How much less in them that dwell in 14 With kings and counsellors of the k2 Pe. 2. 4. houses of clay, whose foundation is in the earth, which built desolate? places for - beaten in dust, which are crushed before the moth? themselves;


el 20' They are destroyed from morning 15 Or with princes that had gold, who

Ichap. 15. 28.

8: to evening: they perish for ever, without

m Ps. 146.3, filled their houses with silver: .

n Is. 2. 22.

" any regarding it. 16 Or as an hidden untimely birtho I

o P8. 58. 8. 1

| 21 Dothm not their excellency which is had not been; as infants which never I wearied in them go away? they dier even withsaw light.

in strength. out wisdom. 17 There the wicked cease from trou. Ixor, look. - CHAPTER V. bling; and there the weary be at rest.

yor, indig.

CALL now, if there be any that will 18 There the prisoners rest together; ' nation. answer thee; and to which of the saints they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Tp Ps. 37. 35. wilt thou x turn? 19 The small and great are there; and wait.

2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, the servant is free from his master.

a Re. 9. 6. and y envy slayeth the silly one. 20 Wherefore is light given to him that is Bor, iniquity. I 3 IP have seen the foolish taking root: in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; r chap. 19. 8. but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

21 Which & longe for death, but it La. 3.7 4 His children are far from safety, and cometh not; and dig for it more than for my meat, they are crushed in the gate, neither is hid treasures; ..

81 Co. 10. 13. there any to deliver them. 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are 8 or, labour. 5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, glad when they can find the grave ?

Ś sons of the land taketh it even out of the thorns, and 23 Why is light given to a man whose way burning I the robber swalloweth up their substance. is hid, and whom God hath hedged” in?

coal lift

6 Although Baffliction cometh not 24 For my sighing cometh before yil

up to fly.

forth of the dust, neither doth trouble eat, and my roarings are poured out likend feared a

spring out of the ground; the waters.

fear, and

17 Yets man is born unto S trouble, as

it came 25 For n the thing which I greatly

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| the 5 sparks fly upward. feared is come upon me, and that which

Othere is no

8 I would seek unto God, and unto I was afraid of is come unto me.


God would I commit my cause;. 26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, « till there bel 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchneither was I quiet; yet trouble came. no number. able; marvellous things k without number: CHAPTER IV.

1 out-places. | 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and THEN Eliphaz the Temanite answeredu a word. sendeth waters upon the fields : and said,

vrefrain 11 To set up on high those that be low; 2 If we assay u to commune with thee, from words. that those which mourn may be exalted wilt thou be grieved ? but who can vwith-Ne. 4. 15. to safety. hold himself from speaking ?

12 Het disappointeth the devices of the Job's reply to Eliphaz.


He reproveth his friends. crafty, so that their hands cannot per-| B. C. 1520. l be shewed from his friend; but he forsak. form B their enterprise.

eth the fear of the Almighty. 13 Hea taketh the wise in their own Bor, anything 15 My brethrenb have dealt deceitfully craftiness; and the counsel of the fro- al Co. 3. 19. as a brook, and as the stream of brooks ward is carried headlong.

6 Ps. 38. 11. they pass away; 14 They y meet with darkness in the day-yor, run into, 16 Which are blackish by reason of time, and grope in the noonday as in thenight. Is. 59. 10. | the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: 15 Butë he saveth the poor from the

Am. 8. 9. I 17 What time they wax warm, they sword, from their mouth, and from the

c Ps. 107, 41. &

S vanish: 5 when it is hot, they are conhand of the mighty. .

dare cut off.

sumed out of their place. 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity | Sin the heat

18 The paths of their way are turned stoppeth her mouth.


aside; they go to nothing, and perish. 17 Behold, happyd is the man whom


19 The troops of Temae looked, the God correcteth; therefore despise not aHe. 12. 5. companies of Sheba waited for them. thou the chastening of the Almighty:

Ja. 1. 12. 20 They were confounded because they 18 For he maketh şore, and bindeth up; Ge. 25. 15. had hoped; they came thither, and were he woundeth, and his hands make whole. De. 32. 39. ashamed.

19 Heg shall deliver thee in six troubles ; Ps. 91. 3. 21 For now Oye are knothing; ye see yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. Oor, ye are | my casting down, and are afraid. 20 In famineh he shall redeem thee like to it,

22 Did I say, 'Bring unto me? or, Givo from death ; and in war from the power

or, them,

a reward for me of your substance? of the sword.

K not.

| 23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? 21 Thou shalt be hid M from the scourge

h Ps. 37. 19.

| or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

hands. of the tongue;i neither shalt thou be

24 Teach me, and I will hold my afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Mor, when

tongue; and cause me to understand 22 At destruction and famine thou

the tongue

wherein I have erred.

scourgeth. shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid

i Ps. 31. 20.

25 How forcible; are right words! but of the beasts of the earth.

įEc. 12. 11.

what doth your arguing reprove ? 23 For thou shalt be in league with the k Is. 11. 9. 126 Do ye imagine to reprove words, stones of the field; and the beastsk of vor, that and the speeches of one that is despethe field shall be at peace with thee. I peace is thy rate, which are as wind?

24 And thou shalt know v that thy ta tabernacle. 27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, bernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt + cause to and ye dig a pit for your friend. visit thy habitation, and shalt not p sin.

fall upon. 28 Now, therefore, be content; look up25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed por, err. on me: for it is evident unto you if I lie. shall be "great, and thine offspring as before 29 Return, I pray you, let it not be the grass of the earth.

your face,

iniquity; yea, return again, my righte26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a

Tor, much,

ousness is in ''it. full age, like as a shock of corn X cometh

o i.e. this

30 Is there iniquity in my tongue ? can

matter. in in his season.

i Pr. 9. 11.

not my 4 taste discern perverse things? 27 Lo this, we have searchedm it, so it is;


Ix ascendeth. hear it, and know thou it for B thy good.


Is there not yan appointed” time to man CHAPTER VI. BUT Job answered and said,

upon earth ? are not his days also like m Pr. 2. 3..5.

the days of an hireling? 2 Oh that my grief were throughly

B thyself,
Pr. 9. 12.

2 As a servant : earnestly desireth the weighed, and my calamity Slaid in thely a warfare.

shadow, and as an hireling looketh for balances together!

nch.14.5, 14.

the reward of his work; 3 For now it would be heavier than the 6 capeth 3 So am I made to possess months of sando of the sea : therefore n my words after. vanity, and wearisome nights P are apare swallowed up.

šlifted up.

pointed to me. 4 For the arrows of the Almighty are o Pr. 27. 3. * 4 When? I lie down, I say, When shall within me, the poison whereof drinketh yi.e. I want I arise, and the night be gone? and I up my spirit: the terrors? of God do words to am full of lossings to and fro unto the set themselves in array against me.

express my dawning of the day. 5 Doth the wild ass bray k when he hath grief,

5 My flesh is clothed with worms and grass ? or loweth the ox over his fodder ?

Ps. 77.4.

clods of dust; my skin is broken, and

pPs. 6. 6. 6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten

become loathsome.

9 De. 28. 67. without salt? or is there any taste in the

| 6 My days are swifter than a weaver's white of an egg?

O evening be

| shuttle, and are spent without hope.

measured. The things that my soul refused to | r Ps.88.15,16.)

7 O remember that my life is wind : touch are as my sorrowful meat.

K at grass.

mine eye shall ^ no more ri see good. 8 Oh that I might have my request; & Ge. 42. 36.

8 The eye of him that hath seen me and that God would grant me v the thing not return.

shall see me no more: thine eyes are that I long for!

u to see, i.e.

upon me, and I am not. . 9 Even thatt it would please God to l' to enjoy. 19 As the cloud is consumed and vanishdestroy me; that he would let loose his v my expec eth away; so he that goeth down to the hand, and cut me off!

tation, grave shall come up no more, 10 Then should I yet have comfort; i.e. I can 10 Hev shall return no more to his house, yea, I would harden myself in sorrow:

live no

neither shall his place know him any more. let him not spare; foru I have not con- |


11 Therefore I will not refrain my

tl Ki. 19. 4. cealed the words of the Holyw One.

Jon. 4.3, 8.

smouth;. I will speak in the anguish of 11 What is my strength, that I should

« Ps. 40. 9. |

my spirit; I will complain in the bitter. hope? and what is mine end, that I Ac.20.20,27 ness of my soul. should prolong my life?

v Ps.49.12,14. 12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou 12 Is my strength the strength of w Is. 57. 16. settest a watch over me? stones ? or is my flesh Pof brass ?

p brazen. 13 When I say, My bed shall comfort 13 Is not my help in me? and is wis- omelteth. | me, my couch shall ease my complaint; dom driven quite from me?

* He. 13. 3. 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, 14 To him that is afflicted* pity should I

| and terrifiest me through visions;

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