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20 Surely the mountains bring | him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before
CANST thou draw out leviathan with an hook ? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens ?
6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of himn? shall they part him among the merchants :
7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain : shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him ? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26 The sword of him that layeth at bim cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27 He esteemeth iron as straw, und brass as rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling stones are turned with him into stubble.
29 Darts are counted as stubble:
he laugheth at the shaking of a for yourselves a burnt offering; and spear.
my servant Job shall pray for you: 30 Sharp stones are under him: for him will I accept: lest I deal he spreadeth sharp pointed things with you after your folly, in that ye upon the mire.
have not spoken of me the thing 31 He maketh the deep to boil which is right, like my servant Job. like a pot: he maketh the sea like a 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and pot of ointment.
Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the 32 He maketh a path to shine Naamathite went, and did accordo after him; one would think the deep ing as the Lord commanded them: to be hoary.
the Lord also accepted Job. 33 Upon earth there is not his 10 And the Lord turned the caplike, who is made without fear.
tivity of Job, when he prayed for 34 He beholdeth all high things : his friends : also the LORD gave Job he is a king over all the children of twice as much as he had before. pride.
11 Then came there unto him all
his brethren, and all his sisters, and CHAP. XLII.
all they that had been of his acTHEN Job answered the Lord, quaintance before, and did eat bread and said,
with him in his house: and they 2 I know that thou canst do every bemoaned him, and comforted him thing, and that no thought can be over all the evil that the Lord had withholden from thee.
brought upon him: every man also 3 Who is he that hideth counsel gave him a piece of money, and without knowledge? therefore have every one an earring of gold. I uttered that I understood not; 12 So the LORD blessed the latter things too wonderful for me, which end of Job more than his beginning: I knew not.
for he had fourteen thousand sheep, 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will and six thousand camels, and a thouspeak : I will demand of thee, and sand yoke of oxen, and a thousand declare thou unto me.
she asses. 5 I have heard of thee by the 13 He had also seven sons and hearing of the ear: but now mine three daughters. eye seeth thee.
14 And he called the name of the 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and first, Jemima; and the name of the repent in dust and ashes.
second, Kezia; and the name of the 7 And it was so, that after the third, Keren-happuch. LORD had spoken these words unto 15 And in all the land were no woJob, the LORD said to Eliphaz the men found so fair as the daughters Temnanite, My wrath is kindled a of Job: and their father gave them gainst thee, and against thy two inheritance among their brethren. friends : for ye have not spoken of 16 After this lived Job an hunme the thing that is right, as my ser dred and forty years, and saw his vant Job hath.
sons, and his sons' sons, even four 8 Therefore take unto you now generations. seven bullocks and seven rams, and 17 So Job died, being old and full go to my seryant Job, and offer up of days.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS.
BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. · 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous : but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy bill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash thein in pieces like a potter's vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
WHY do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
A Psalın of David, when he fled
from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head?
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I.
awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thou,sands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine eneinies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
PSALM IV. To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
A Psalm of David. HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. . 20 ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good ? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
GIVE car to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God : for unto thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they Aatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the
righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
To the chief Musician on Negi
noth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. .
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks ?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed : let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy :) .
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just : for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
PSALM VII. Shiggaion of David, which he sang
unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them