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Haman hanged. Dufore he had advanced him above the princes and servants thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against Before of the king.

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12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen 14 And while they were yet talking with him, came

did let no man come in with the king unto the ban- the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman s. X? Kings quet that she had prepared but myself; and “to-mor- unto the banquet that Esther had a prepared. l's. 52, 1, 2 row am I invited unto her also with the king.

CHAPTER VII. 13 Yet y all this availeth me nothing, so long as I Esther maketh suit for her own life and her people's. see gate. 14 Then said " Zeresh his wife andini's his friends So the king and Haman came to banquet with 9 Jer. 2,7

Esther the . unto him, Let ba gallows be made of fitty cubits 2 And the king said again unto Esther, on the ase- . ch. 5, 6. Bohu

: 12,70 high, and to-morrow speak thou unto the king that cond day, at the banquet of wine, What is thy petic Rom.8,19

. Mordecai may be hanged thereon: d then go thou in{tion, queen Esther ? and it shall be granted thee: and d Pr. , 14. merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the what is thy request ? and it shall be performed, even

thing pleased Haman ; and he e caused the gallows to the half of the kingdom.
to be made.

3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I
CHAPTER VI.

have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please b Job 24 Ahasuerus rewardeth Mordecai.

the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and N * that night could not the king sleep; and he my people at my request :

commanded to bring the book of records of the * For we are sold, I and my people, to be de- d 1 Sam. 22 j'salm 46,1. Chronicles ; and they were read before the king; stroyed, to be slain, and to perish: but if we had been 23.

2 And it was fourd written, That Mordecai had sold for e bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my & 4, 8. </s4, 55, 7, told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's cham-tongue, although the enemy could not countervail e Josh.9,16.

berlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay the king's damage. 4 ch.2, 21. hand on the kin, Ahasuerus.

5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Titus 3, 8. 3 And the king said, e What honour and dignity Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that hath been done to Mordecai for this ? Then said the durst presume in his heart to do so ? king's servants that ministered unto him, There is 6 And Esther said, The S adversary and enemy is & Eccl. 8, 5. nothing done for him.

this wicked Haman. Then Haman was 'afraid be- 19.02.18, 4 And the king said, Who is in the court ? (Now fore the king and the queen.

Haman was come into the outward court of the king's 7 And the king, arising from the banquet of wine ( chap. 7,9. house, to speak unto the king 'to hang Mordecai on in his wrath, went into the palace-garden : and Ha- k Ps. 62, .. the gallows that he had prepared for him.)

man 'stood up to make request for his life to Esther 1 Trov. 28,

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5 And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, the queen; for he saw that there was evil deter-
Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, mined against him by the king.
Let him come in.

8 Then the king returned out of the palace-garden
6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto { into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman
him, What shall be done unto the man f whom the was "fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then a ch. 1, &
king delighteth to honour ? (Now Haman thought in said the king, Will he force the queen also before me

his heart, To whom would the king delight to do } in the house ? As the word went out of the king's 1's. 55, 27. honour more than to myself?)

mouth, they covered Haman's face. 7 And Haman answered the king, For the man 9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said p Job 20, er 6 whom the king delighteth to honour,

before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits 8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had q Ps. 73, 19. 92,4.. useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of

and the crown-royal whicn is set upon his head : Haman. Then the king said, 'Hang him therecn.
9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he Ps. 58

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the hand of one of the king's must roble princes, that {t had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's

they may array the man withal whom the king de-wrath pacified. I lien 11, lighteth to honour, and 'bring him on horseback

CHAPTER VIII. through the street of the city, and proclaim before Esther maketh suit to reverse Haman's letters. him, Jehus shall it be done to the man whom the O Nother day did the king Abasmerus be is the government king delighteth to

of Haman, Jew's enemy, unto Esther John 14.20 10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and the queen: and Mordecai came before the king; for blaub 534,4 take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and Esther had told what he was unto her. do even so to Mordecai the Jew that sitteth at the 2 And the king took off his ring, which he had Prov. 13,2 king's gate:let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken. taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And a ch. 8,10

i Then took Haman the apparel, and the horse, Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman. kp. 31,5. and karrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horse- 3 And Esther spake yet again before the king, and 3:31:21. back through the street of the city, and proclaimed fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to 23 , 20.47 before hiin, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom put away the 'mischief of Haman the Agagite, and the king diclighteth to honour.

his device that he had devised against the Jews. 12 And Mordecai 'came again to the kirg's gate: 4 Then the king & held out the golden sceptre w-sch 5, 2 1 its. 131, 1. but Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having ward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the his head covered.

king, 13 Aud Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his 5 And said. If it please the king, and if I have found friends every thing that had befallen him. Then favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If{king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written a Prov, 12 Mordecai be of the sced of the Jews, before whom to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of

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CHAPTER IX.

The Jews slay their enemies. Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy {cities, throughout all the provinces of the king Aha- Beinre CHRIST the Jews which are in all the king's provinces : suerus, to lay hand on such as 'sought their hurt ; Cur is

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3 And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieu- & Exoxl. 25 7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the tenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, cap a queen, and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell Josh. 20, 1. Luthe2,35 given Esther the 'house of Haman, and him they have upon them.

. banged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand 4 For Mordecai was great in the king's house, 7 San. 13, upon the Jews.

and his faine went out throughout all the provinces ; Mark 11,18. 8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater. the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for 5 Thus the Jews *smote all their enemies with the Prov. 4,1%.

the writing which is written in the king's name, and stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, k Deut. 32, m Jons. 24, sealed with the king's ring, may "no man reverse. and did what they would unto those that hated them. Thes. 1,6.

9 Then were the king's scribes called at that time 6 And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and van. 6, 12 in the ° third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the destroyed five hundred men, • Psalm so, three and twentieth day thereof: and it was written, 7 Ana Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha, , 17. according to all that Mordecai commanded, unto the

8 And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha,
2. cor. 7, 6. Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and 9 And Parmashta, and Arisai, and Aridai, and

rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Vajezatha,
Ethiopia, a hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto 10 The ten sons of Haman, the son of Hamme-
every province according to the writing thereof, and datha, the enemy of the Jews, 'slew they ; but on 1 Exod. 17,
unto every people after their language, and to the the spoil laid they not their hand.
Jews according to their writing, and according to 11 On that day the number of those that were slain shapisi
their language.

in Shushan the palace was brought before the king. 37,11 10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus’ P name, 12 And the king said unto Esther the queen, The bel. is and sealed it with the king's ring; and sent letters by Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in

posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what slon: 12,5 youny dromedaries :

have they done in the rest of the king's provinces ! 3. pr. 10, 11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were Now what is thy petition ? and it shall be granted Philip. 4, 8. 2 a sings in every city to gather themselves together, and a to thee; or what is thy request further ? and it shall be

stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to done.
Ex: 34:16. perish, all the power of the people and province that 13 Then said Esther, " If it please the king, let it

would assault them, both little ones and women, and be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do
to take the spoil of them for a prey,

to-morrow also according unto this day's decree, and 12. Upon one day, in all the provinces of king { let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows. o2 Sam. 21 1,5 Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the 14 And the king commanded it so to be done ; and chap. 5, 11. Mar. 7, 2 twelfth month, which is the month Adar.

the decree was given at Shushan ; and they hanged the 13 The copy of the writing, for a commandment Haman's ten sons. to be given in every province, was published unto all}15 For the Jews that were in Shushan gatlicred

people, and that the Jews should be ready against themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the 92,51 , 15. that day' to avenge themselves on their enemies. month Adar, and slew three hundred menat Shuslan; p lieb. 11,

14 So the posts that rode upon mules and camels but on the prey they laid not their hand.

went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's 16 But the other Jews that were in the king's prou eb. 3, 15. commandment. And the decree was given at" Shu- vinces gathered themselves together, and stood for shan the palace.

their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew 15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of of their foes seventy and five thousand (but they laid

the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with not their hands on the prey) 1 Sam. 2, a great * crown of gold, and with a garment of fine 17 On the thirteenth day of the month Adar: and s.119.

linen and purple : and the city of Shushan rejoiced on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and Hag. 1, 2, 4. y r.29,2. and was glad.

made it a day of " feasting and gladness.
16 The Jews had a light, and gladness, and "joy, 18 But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled
and honour.

together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the four-
17 And in every province,and in every city, whither-teenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same
soever the king's commandment and his decree came, they rested, and made it a day of feas.ing and gladness. Heb.

1 < Ps.6i8, 10. the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good

19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in seut. 16,11, d Fx 13, 13. day. And many of the people of the land became the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the

RX * Gen.35,5. Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them. month Adar a day of gladness and † feasting, and a i. CHAPTER IX.

good day, and of sending portions one to another. The Jews slay their enemies, and the sons of Haman.

20 And Mordecai ' wrote these things, and sent P1. 124, 1, 2, TOW in the twelith month, that is the month { letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces

Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far, the king's commandment and his decree drew near to 21 To stablish this among them, that they should Es 13, s. be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it fifteenth day of the same yearly.

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are made festivul. Before day; that they should make them days of feasting and should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memo

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to the poor.

29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abi23 Ànd the Jews undertook to do as they had hail and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, 12 Chr. 29, y begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them ; to confirm this second letter of Purim.

24 Because Haman the son of Hammedatha the 30 And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the Ezek. 18. : Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom het hy

} 1 A Persian against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast || Pur of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth, fying a lot, (that is, the lot) to consume them, and to destroy 31. To confirm these days of Purim in their

times James 117 them :

appointed, according as Mordecaithe Jewand Esther 25 But when Esther came before the king, he the queen had enjoined them, and as they had de- their solo

commanded by letters, that his wicked device which creed t for themselves, and for their seed, the 'mat- 2 Cor.i, za 2 ch. 7, 10. he devised against the Jews, should return upon histers of the fastings and their scry.

own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged 32 And the decree of Esther confirmed these mat- [ch 4, 16. on the gallows.

ters of Purim ; and it was written in the book. 26 Wherefore they called these days Purim, after

CHAPTER X. Ezek 99,11. the name of Pur: therefore, for all the words of this

1 Ahasuerus' greatness....3 Mordecai's advancement. leiter, and finden weichathey had seen heconcerning AND the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the

land, and upon of sea. 27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and 2 And all the acts of his power, and of his might, b ch. 8,17. upon their seed, and upon all such as joined them- and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai,

selves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they whereunto the king advanced him, are they not Heb. mada

would keep these two days according to their wri- { written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of four stores & Ex. 13, 17. ting, and according to their appointed time, every Media and Persia ? Judg. 20, year ;

3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Aha- . 28 And that these days should be remembered and suerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of cLuke 232

kept throughout every generation, every family, every the multitude of his brethren,“ seeking the wealth of a Neb. 210 fer. 23, 2.* province, and every city; and that these days of Purim his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

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10 Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and, P. 3? The holiness, and religious care of Job for his children. about his house, and about all that he hath on every THE THERE was a man in the land of. Uz, whose side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and Ps. 127, 1 name was Job; and that man was perfect and his substance is increased in the land :

Prov. 107 dupright, and one that · feared God, and 'eschewed 11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that • Gen. 6, 9. evil.

he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. Ps. 15,2

2 And there were born unto him 8 seven sons and : 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Bebold, all that three daughters.

he hath is in thy power; 'only upon bimself put not Mal. 3, it 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the pres- Mat, h

e . 851 [ Pr. 16, 6. and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke offence of the LORD. y Ps. 128, 3. oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great 13 1 And there was a day when his sons and his idea 2,5 An 8,33

. household; so that this man was the greatest of all daughters were $ eating and drinking wine in their
the men of the east.
eldest brother's house:

Lake 21,34 4 And his sons went and ' feasted in their houses 14 And there came ba messenger unto Job, and h Prov. 19, * Gen.40, every one k his day; and sent and called for their said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding three sisters, 'to eat and to drink with them.

beside them ;
5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting 15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them
were gone about, that Job sent and " sanctified thern, away; yea, they have slain the servants with the

and " rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt- edge of the sword ; and 'I only am escaped alone to i Pr. 19, 10 u Rom. 1a offerings according to the number of them all : fortell thee.

Job said, " It may be that my sons have a sinned, 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also k Pr. 8, 2. o Lev. 1, 10, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job another, and said, 'The fire of God is fallen from James i, 2 ? ? , s 2 Cor. Il, continually.

heaven, and hath burnt up the sheep, and the ser. Heb. 12, 6 1 Now there was a day when the sons of God vants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped came to present themselves before the LORD, and alone to tell thee. *Satan came also among them.

17 While he was yet speaking, there came also 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three thou ? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, { bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried Froin ? going to and fro in the earth, and from walk-them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge ing up and down in it.

of the sword; and I ɔnly am escaped alone to tell thee. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou con- 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also m Eph 21 sidered iny servant Job, that there is none like him another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were 1 Heb. in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's foecheado feareth God, and escheweth evil?

house : 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth 19 And, behold, there came " a great wind from 2 Job fear God for nought ?

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CHAPTER II....III....IV.

He coinplaineth of life. Before house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; Before Chr. 1620. dead ; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. { let a cloud dwell upon it; let the 'blackness of the

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shaved his head, and o fell down upon the ground, and 6 As for that night, let * darkness seize upon it; let
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it not be 'joined unto the days of the year; let it not
21 And said, "Naked came I out of my mother's come into the number of the months.
womb, and naked shall I return thither : the LORD 7 Lo, let that night be " solitary ; let no "joyful k Acts 27,

m q Eccl. 5,15. "gave, and the LORD haths taken away ; blessed be} voice come therein. Jam. 1, 17. the name of the LORD.

8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are 1 Ds. 74, 16. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God ready to raise up their mourning. foolishly

9 Let the P stars of the twilight thereof be dark ; v Isn. 13, 21. 1 Isa. 24, 15. CHAPTER II.

let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see .Jer. 9, 17. Satan obtaineth further leave to tempt Job

the dawning of the day : A

GAIN there was a day when the sons of God 10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's 3 a Isa. 1,2

came to present themselves before the LORD, wonb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. Nat. 18, ia and Satan came also among them to present himself 11 Why died I not from the womb ? why did hiss

? before the LORD.

I not give up the ghost when I came out of the r Isa. 48, 8. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence belly ? comest thou ? And Satan answered the Lord, and 12 Why did the knees prevent me ? or why the ich. 10, 13.

said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from breasts that I should suck ? sa lake la walking up and down in it.

13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, 3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou con- I should have slept : then had I been at rest, lleb. 11, sidered my servant Job, that there is none like him 14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which

in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that built desolate places for themselves ; d Mat. t & feareth God, and escheweth evil ? and still he hold

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15 Or with princes that had gold, who "filled e John 9, 2 eth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me{their houses with silver : against him, to destroy him without cause.

16 Or as a 'hidden untimely birth I had not been; 2 4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin as infants which never saw light. 8 Ps. 6,2 for skin ; yea, 'all that a man hath will he give for 17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and a John 7, 8. his life :

there the "weary be at rest.
5 But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone 18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear
and his flesh,
and he will curse thee to thy face.

not the voice of the oppressor.
6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in 19 The'small and great are there ; and the ser-
1 Ps 142, 4. thy hand; but "save his life.

vant is free from his master.
7 1 So went Satan forth from the presence of the 20 Wherefore is - light given to him that is in
LORD, and smote Job with 'sore boils, from the sole { misery, and life unto the 'bitter in soul;

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of his foot unto his crown.

21 Which " long for death, but it cometh not; 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself and dig for it more than for híd treasures ; peh. 21, 15 withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 22 Which "rejoice exceedingly, and are glad when i Prov. 31,6.

9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still they can find the grave ? Mat. 18, retain thine integrity ? Curse God, and die.

23 Why is light given to a man whose way is "hid, 1 Phil. 1, 21. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of} and whom God hath o hedged in ? 11. 18 the 'foolish women speaketh. What! shall we re- 24 For my sighing cometh P before I eat, and my

ceive good at the hand of God, and shall we not roarings are poured out like the waters.
receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his “lips. 25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come • Lam. 3, 7

11 1 Now when Job's *three friends heard of all upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come p ch. 7, 18. u Ps. 99, 1. this evil that was come upon him, they came every unto me. 1 Pr. 17,17. one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, 26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither

and Bildad the .Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamáth- was I quiet; yet trouble came. Jer. 19, 7. ite: for they had made an appointment together to

CHAPTER IV. lien. 36, come to mourn with him, and to comfort him.

Eliphaz reprcveih Job for want of religion. 12 And eyes afar off, and

• . 3, 1,4 Gen. 25, 2 d knew not, wept; said, Josh. 15, and they rent every one bis niantle, and sprinkled 2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou : dust upon their heads toward heaven.

o be grieved ? but who can withhold himself from ¢ Rev. 19 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground speaking ? Lam. 4,7. seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word Behold, thou hast "instructed many, and thou 4. Gen. 18, unto him: for they saw that' his grief was very great { hast strengthened the weak hands. CHAPTER III.

4 Thy words have upholden him that was ' falling, Job curseth the day and services of his birth.

and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees. A TER this - opened Job his mouth, and " cursed

5 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faint- & Heb. 12, :

est; it'toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. 2 And Job spake, and said,

6 is not this thy fear, thy 'confidence, the "upc Jer. 21, 14 3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and rightness of thy ways, and thy hope ?

ichap. 1, 11 the night in which it was said, There is a man child 7 Remember, I pray thie, who ever perished, being k chap. 1, 1 conceived.

innocent ? or where were the righteous cut off? 4 Let that day bed darkness; let not God regard 8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and n. 2 Kings Act 27, it from above, neither let' the light shine upon it sow wickedness, reap the same.

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JOB.

Job justifieth his complaint. 9 By the blastot God they perish, and by the breath 19 He shall deliver thee in ? six troubles; yea, in CHRIST of his nostrils are they consumed.

seven there shall no evil touch thee. 10 The roaring of the " lion, and the voice of the 20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death ; 1-2 Tim. * fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. and in war from the power of the sword. 11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the "

21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the as. Cor. 10, stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

tongue ; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction 12 Now a thing was” secretly brought to me, and when it cometh. 1 Cor. 13, mine ear received a little thereof.

22 At destruction and famine thou shalt" laugh: c Ps. 91, 1. 13 In thoughts from the 'visions of the night, when neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the d Jami. 1, 2. r Gen. 15, 1. deep sleep falleth on men,

earth.
14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which 23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of
made all my bones to shake.

the field ; and the beasts of the field shall be at peace e Psal. 8,7 15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair with thee. u Rom. 11, of my flesh stood up:

24 And thou shalt' know that thy tabernacle shall Ecct. 8, 5. 16 It stood still, but I could " not discern the form be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and * Rev. 8,15. thereof: an image was before mine eyes; there was shalt not sin. y lab. 2, 20. * silence, and I heard ' a voice, suying,

25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be 17 Shall’ mortal man be more just than God? great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. a Luke 18, shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, h Ist. 65, 20. 18 Behold, he puto no trust in his servants; and like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season. b. Prob. 10, his angels be é clarged with folly :

27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it,

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19 How much less on them that' dwell in houses and know thou it for * thy good.
of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are

CHAPTER VI. 4. Psal. 103, crushed before the moth ?

Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless. 20 They are destroyed from morning to evening

BUToh answered and said, they perish for ever, without any regarding it.

2 Oh that my á grief were thoroughly weighed, a ch. 4,27. 21 Doth not heir excellency which is in them go and my calamity laid in the balances together! away? they die, even without wisdom.

3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the CHAPTER V.

sea : therefore my words are swallowed up.
God is to be regarded in affliction.

4 For the 'arrows of the Almighty are within me,
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"ALL now, if there be any that will* answer thee; the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors %

and to which of the saints wilt thou turn ? of God do set themselves in array against me.
2 For e wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy 5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass ? or 7.

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slayeth the silly one.

loweth the ox over his fodder ? 3 I have seen the foolish taking root : but sud- 6 Can that which is 5 unsavoury be eaten without e Ps. 37,36. denly I cursed his habitation.

salt ? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? * His children are ' far from safety, and they are 7 The things that my soul - refused to touch are as h Lam. 4, 4 crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver ihem. my 'sorrowful meat.

5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh} 8 Oh that I might have my request; and that God i Ps. 103, 9. it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth would grant me the thing that " I long for; up their substance.

9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; 6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the 'dust, { that he would.let loose his hand, and cut me off! i Araos 3,6. neither doth trouble spring out of the ground,

10 Then should I yet have comfort, yea, I would
7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly harden myself in sorrow : let him not spare ; for I
upward.

have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I 11 What is my strength, that I should hope ? and 20.
commit my cause;

what is mine end, that I should prolong my ufe ?
9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable ; 12 Is my strength othe strength of stones ? or is my Rott. 1, 18.
marvellous things without number :

flesh of brass ?
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth 13 Is not P my help in me? and is wisdom driven 11, 15.

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waters upon the fields:

quite from me ?
11 To " set up on high those that be low; that 14 To him that is afflicted a pity should be shewed
those which mourn may be exalted to safety. from his friend ; but he forsaketh the fear of the 1z."

12 He disappointeth the P devices of the crafty, so} Almighty. 1. Ps. 93. 9. that their hands ? cannot perform their enterprise.

15 My brcthren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, Pa 99, 11. 13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; and as the strearn of brooks they pass away ; Ps. 9,13. and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 16 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and

14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, and wherein the snow is hid : 1993 grope in the noon-day as in the night.

17 What time they wax warm they vanish : when
15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. 18 The paths of their way are turned aside ; they

16 So the poor hath hope, and " iniquity stoppeth go to nothing, and perish.
her mouth.

19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies s Gen. 23, 17 Behold, * happy is the man whom God correct- of Sheba waited for them. eth ; therefore despise not thou the chastening of the 20 They were confounded because they had 'Jer. 14, 3.

t Almighty :

hoped ; they came thither, and were ashamed. 13 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; he 21 For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting itusva 6,1. woundeth, and his hands make whole.

down, and are u afraid.

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