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Job sheweth his own restlessness, CHAPTER VII ...VIII....IX. and acknowledgeth God's justice. 22 Did I say, ' Bring unto me? or, Give a reward

CHAPTER VIII. for me of your substance?

Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men. 23 Or, Deliver me from the enemies' hand? or, HEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 1 Sam. 12 Redeem me from the hand of the Y mighty ?

24 ? Teach me, and I will " hold my tongue; and and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

strong wind?
25 How forcible are right words! but what doth 3 Doth God. pervert judgment? or doth the Al- « Deut. 234
your arguing reprove?

mighty pervert justice ?
26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the 4 If thy children have sinned against him, and
HOR. 191 speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind? he have cast them away for their transgression;

27 Yea, ye d overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig 5 If thou wouldest' seek unto God betimes, and ch.22, 23 e Ps. 57,6 a pit for your friend.

make thy supplication to the Almighty ;
28 Now, therefore, be content: look upon me: for 6 If thou wert 5 pure and upright; surely now he i Tinni, e
it is e evident unto you if I lie.

would awake for thee, and make the habitation of
29 'Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, { thy righteousness prosperous.
James 3, return again, my righteousness is in it.

7 Though thy " beginning was smali, yet thy latter 2.1.9, 10.

2-4 30 Is there iniquity in 6 my tongue ? cannot my end should greatly increase. taste "discern perverse things ?

8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and Deut. 1,31. CHAPTER VII.

prepare thyself to the search of their fathers : Job excuseth his desire of death.

9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, 1,5
S there not a an appointed time to man upon earth? because our days upon earth are a shadow :)

are not his days also like the days of a bireling? 10 Shall not they 'teach thee, and tell thee, and
2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and utter words out of their heart?
as a bireling looketh for the reward of his work ; 11 Can the rush grow up without mire ? can the

3 So am I made to possess " months of vanity, and flag grow without water ?
weariscme nights are appointed to me.

12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut
4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and down, it withereth before any other herb.
the night be gone and I am full of 'tossings to 13 So are the paths of all that " forget God; and 16.
and fro unto the dawning of the day.

the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
5 My flesh is clothed with 5 worms and clods of 14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust
bch. 17, 4 dust; my skin is broken, and become " loathsome. shall be a spider's web.

6 My days are 'swifter than a weaver's shuttle, 15 He shall P lean upon his house, but it shall not 91. 7, 21, k Isa. 38,12 and are spent without " hope.

stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. 70 remember that my life is 'wind : mine eye 16 He is a green before the sun, and his branch shall no more see good.

shooteth forth in his garden. 8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me 17. His roots are wrapped about the heap, and at :3. no more : "thine eyes are upon me, and I am not. seeth the place of stones.

9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away ; 18 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall so he that goeth down to the grave shallo come up no deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of 1 Pr. 113, 7 10 He shall return no more to P his house, neither the earth shall others grow. 1 Px. 3?, 1, shall his place know him any more.

20 Behold, God will "not castaway a perfect man, 11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will neither will he help the evil-doers;

speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in 21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy r ch. 6, 12. the bitterness of my soul.

lips with rejoicing. 12' Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou ssettest a 22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with 1 Ps. 41,3. watch over me ?

shame ; and the dwelling-place of the wicked shall
13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my come to nought.
u Deut. 22, couch shall ease my coinplaint;

14 Then thou 'scarest ine with dreans, and ter- Man's innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions.

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rather than my life.

man be just with God?
16 I loathe it: I would not live always : * let me 3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer
alone; for my days are vanity.

him one of a thousand.
17 What is man that thou shouldest magnify him?

1 John3,20.

4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength : who 1P588, 18, and that thou shouldest set thy heart upon him? hath hardened himself against him, and hath pros- ? 18 And that thou shouldest visit him' every morn-pered ?

Nial.3, 13
ing, and try him every moment?

5 Which ® removeth the mountains, and they know : Nahwu i
19 - How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor not; which overturneth them in his anger;
let me alone till I swallow down my spittle ?

6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and (Ps. 21, 1.
20 I have ”simued; what shall I do unto thee, O { the 'pillars thereof tremble ;
thou Preserver of men ? why hast thou set me as a 7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not,
mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? and sealeth up the stars ;

21 And why dost thou not † pardo, my transgres- 8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and
sion, and take away mine iniquity ? for now shall I be treadeth upon the waves of the sea ;
sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morn- 9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, i Ps. 147, 4
mg, but I shall not be

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No contending with God.


Job complaineth of his afflictions. 10 Which doeth great things past finding out, yea, 5' Are thy days as the days of man ? are thy years

and wonders without number.

as man's days,
11 Lo, he goeth' by me, and I see him not; he 6 That thou 6 inquirest after mine iniquity, and
passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

searchest after my sin ?
12 Behold, he taketh away,” who can hinder him? 7" Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there 2 Peter 3, 8

i Rev. 1, 11. who will say unto him, What doest thou ?

is none that can deliver out of thy hand. 13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud 8 Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me 5 Ps. 26, 1, Rom. 9, 20. helpers do stoop under him.

together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. 14 How much less shall Ioanswer him, and choose 9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made i John 10, out my words to reason with him ?

me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust 29. 15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I again? P not answer, but I would make supplication to my 10 Hast thou not 'poured me out as milk, and 2 Cor. 5, 1.

1 p Rom. 3, Judge.

curdled me like cheese?

I Acts 17, 28. 18 If I had called, and he had answered me: 11 Thou hast “ clothed me with skin and flesh, yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

12 Thou hast granted me "life and favour, and thy 17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multi- visitation hath preserved my spirit. clien. 22, 1. plieth my wounds 'without cause.

13 And these things hast thou ohid in thy heart : o Ps. 22, 10. 18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but I know that this is with thee. filleth ine with bitterness.

14 IF! sin, then thou Pmarkest me, and thou wilt o Ps. 199,1. 19 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and is not acquit me from mine iniquity. of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead ? 15 If I be wicked, wo unto me; and if I be 9 Isa. 3, 10

20 If I "justify myself, mine own mouth shall con- righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of v Pr. 27, 2 demn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove confusion; therefore ' see thou mine affliction ; me perverse.

16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a s Isa. 27, & 21 Though I were perfect, yet would I ' not know fierce lion; and again thou shewest thyself + marvel-t ch. 12, 10 my soul: I would despise my Jife.


upon me. 22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He de- 17 Thou renewest thy "witnesses against me, and u Ruth 1,21. stroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

increasest thine indignation upon me; * changes and = Ps. 73, 4 23 If the scourge "slay suddenly, he will laugh at war are against me. Ezek. 21, 3. the trial of the innocent.

18 Wherefore then hast thou Ybrought me forth out y ch. S, 11. 24 The earth * is given into the hand of the wicked:of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and Dan.7,7 he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, no eye had seen me!

z chap. 7.& where, and who is he?

19 I should have been as though I had not been ; 25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee I should have been carried from the womb to the bo Juin 7, .. away, they see no good.

grave. 26 They are passed away as the swist ships ; as 20 Are not my • days few ? cease then, and let me a Ps. 39, is s! Cor. 7, che cagle that hasteth to the prey.

alone, that I may take comfort a little,
27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will 21 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to
leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself ; the land of darkness and the shadow of death ;

28 I aine afraid of all my sorrows, I know that 22. A land of darkness, as darkness itself : and of Amos, thou wilt not hold me innocent.

the shadow of death, without any order, and where
29 If I be wicked, why then labour I'in vain ? the light is as darkness.
30 If I 5 wash myself with snow water, and make

my hands never so clean ;

Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.
mine own clothes shall abhor .

32 For he is not a 'man, as I am, that I should 2 Should not the multitude of words be answered ? Acts 17,
answer him, and we should come together in judg- and should a man full of talk be justified ?

3 Should thy lies makc men hold their peace ? 33 Neither is there any k days-man betwixt us, and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee that might lay his hand upon us both.

ashamed ? 34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let 4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I & 9, 2, 3,

, m ch.1,6. not his 'fear terrify me;

am clean in thine eyes.
35 m Then would I speak, and not fear him: but"it ū But oh that God would speak, and op: 2 his lips
is not so with me.

against thee;

6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of Eph. 3, 10. Job expostulateth with God about his afflictions. wisdom, that they are double to that which is ! Know, My soul is weary of my life : I will leave my therefore, that God exacteth of thee o less than thine 2.0

22:23 complaint upon will speak in bitterness of my soul.

9 Canst thou by scarching find out God ? canst 2 I will say unto God, Do not condemnme; shew thou find out the Almighty unto 'perfection?

c kon.8,.. me wherefore thou contendest with me.

8 It is & as high as heaven ; what canst thou do? 3 Is it good unto thee, that thou shouldest oppress, deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

Eph. 9,18 Epl 2, 10. that thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, 9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, 1San. 16, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked ?

and broader than the sea. di.1, 14. 4 Hast thou e eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man 10 If he cut off

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then who can hinder him ?

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Job acknowledgeth God's omnipotency, CHAPTER XII....Xill. and reproveth his friends of partiality.

11 For he knoweth 'vain men: he seeth wicked- 20 He removeth away the speech of the trusty, cir . 1520. ness also: will he not then consider it?

and taketh away the understanding of the aged. 12 For vain man would be wise, though man be 21 He poureth "contempt upon princes, and weaki Ps. 92, 9. born like a wild ass's colt.

eneth the strength of the mighty. 13 If thou 'prepare thy heart, and stretch out thy 22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, u Aras 12, hands toward him ;

and bringeth out to Kght the shadow of death. 14 If iniquity be in " thy hand, put it far away, 23 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth Eccl.774 m 1 Tim. 2, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them

15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without again. 2. John 3, spot; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear: 24 He taketh away 'the heart of the chief of the

16 Because thou shalt o forget thy misery, and people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a remember it as waters that pass away :

wilderness where there is no way. 17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noon- 25 They ogrope in the dark without light, and he p Philip. 2 day; thou shalt P shine forth, thou shalt be as the maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. morning

CHAPTER XIII. 18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is

Job reproveth his friends of partiality.

O, Lev. 26, take a thy rest in safety:

19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make 2 What ye know, the same * do I know also: I am ? Cor. 11, thee afraid ; yea, many shall make suit unto thee. not inferior unto you.

20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they 3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I

shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving desire to reason with God. Ench 5, 13 up of the ghost.

4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of CHAPTER XII.

no value. Job maintaineth himself against his friends.

5 Oh that you would altogether hold your peace! i l'inz 1; 7.

and it should be your wisdom. . AND Job answered and said,

2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wis- 6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the 24 Prov. 2.11. dom shall die with you. b

pleadings of my lips.
3 But I have understanding as well as you ; I 7 Will you speak wickedly' for God ? and talk
Joha 7,49.

not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such} deceitfully for him ?
things as these ?

8 Will ye 'accept his person ? will ye contend for

宝 at Sam. 1,

41 am as one mocked of his neighbour, who call-God?
eth upon God, and he answereth him : the just up- 9 Is it good that he should search you out? or, as
right man is laughed to scorn.

one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp 10 He will surely 'reprove you, if ye do secretly
despised in the thought of him that is at ease. accept persons.

6 The tabernacles of robbers 'prosper, and theyį 11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid ? and
Hab. 1, 3, 5 that provoke God are secure ; into whose hand God his dread fall upon you ?
bringeth abundantly.

12 Your remembrances are like unto 'ashes, your Prov. 90, Proy 6

7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach bodies to bodies of clay. thce; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell 13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may m Prov. 28, thee :

speak, and let come on me what will. 8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee


14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and a pet. and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. put my life in my hand ?

9 Who knoweth not in all these, that the hand of 15 Though he slay me, oyet will I trust in him : se! the Lord hath wrought this ?

but I will maintain mine own ways before him. 10 In whose 'hand is the soul of every living thing, 16 He also shall be my salvation : for a hypocrite 9 Mat. 24

and the breath of all inankind. ch

shall not come before him.
11 Doth not the ear try words; and the mouth 17 Hear diligently my speech and my declaration "10.56, 2
taste his meat ?

with your ears.
12 With the 'ancient is wisdom ; and in length of 18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; ' I know
days understanding.

that I shall be justified.
13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath 19 Who is he that will plead with me ? for now, ben. 20
counsel and understanding.

if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. 14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be 20 Only do not "two things unto me; then will I 3. & 5, » Mal 1, 4 built again ; he shutteth up a man, and there can be not hide myself from thee. no opening

21 Withdraw *thy hand far from me; and let 15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they not thy dread make me afraid:

2.08.28, 1, Acts 14, dry up ; also he sendeth them out, and they overturn 22 Then Y call thou, and I will answer ; ' or let the earth.

me speak, and answer thou me. p Ps. 29, 1. 16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived 23* How many are mine iniquities and sins! make and the deceiver are his.

me to know my transgression and my sin. 9 Col. 2, 16. 17 He leadeth counsellors 9 away spoiled, and 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest maketh the judges fools.

me for thine enemy? 18 He'looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their 25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and 2.

20 loins with a girdle.

wilt thou pursue the dry stubble ? s Rev. 19,

19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and 'over- 26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and throweth the mighty.

makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Psalm 14,6. e ler. 90,10.

h : Sam. 16
Gal. 6 1.

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cir. 1520.

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d ch. 16, 5.

e Luke 19,

f ch. 13, 5.

a Ps. 4, 5,

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The condition of man's life.


Eliphaz reproveth Job, fr. 27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and 5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou CHRIST lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a closest the tongue of the crafty. print upon the heels of my feet.

6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I, 28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a gar- yea, thine own lips testify against thee. 1 Ps. 192,2fi. ment that is ' moth-eaten.

Ý Art thou the'' first inan that was born? or wast 22.

thou made before the hills ?
Job entreateth God for savour, by the shortness of life. 8 Hast thou heard the secret of God ? and dost

AN that is born of a woman is of a few days, thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
and full of trouble.

9 What knowest thou, that i we know not? what wch. 12,2 2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down understandest chou, which is not in us? cs. 34, 15, he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. . 10 * With us are both the gray-headed and very wi Cor.6,2

3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a aged men, much elder than thy father. d. Ps. 51,9, one, and bringest me into judgment with thee? 11 Are the consolations of God small with thee? 12 Cor. 1, 3 4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? is there any secret thing with thee?

m not one.

12 Why doth thy heart carry thee away ? and Kings 5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of what do thine eyes wink at,

his months are with thee; thou hast appointed his 13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and e chap.7, 1. e bounds that he cannot pass :

letteșt such words go out of thy mouth? 6 Turn from him that he'may rest, till he shall 14 What is man, that he should be clean ? and he i3, 2. Het: 12, 13. accomplish, as a hireting, his day.

which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? . Prov. 20, 7 For there is ' hope of a tree, if it be cut down, 15 Bebold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, 5.

that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch P the heavens are not clean in his sight:
thereof will not cease.

16 How much more abominable and filthy is man,
8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, which drinketh iniquity like water ?
Cor. 15, and the stock thereof "die in the ground;

17 I will shew thee, hear me, and that which I r1 Cor. 11,

9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and } have seen I will declare ;
bring forth boughs like a plant.

18 Which wise men have told from their fathers, Gen. 18, 10 But man dieth, and wasteth away ; yea, man and have not hid it : Luet. 1, 11. giveth up the ghost, and i where is he?

19 Unto whom alone the earth was given, and 'no Amos 3,4% 11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood stranger passed among them. h Trut. 31, decayeth and drieth up;

20 The wicked man " travaileth with pain all Ti.n. 6, 9 12 So man" lieth down, and riseth not: till the shis days, and the number of years is hidden to the 1 2 Pet. 3, heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be oppressor. Rev. 11, 1. raised out of their sleep.

21 * A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity Jer. 23, 2. 13 Oh that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, the destroyer shall come upon him. that thou wouldest keep me "secret until thy wrath


22 He believeth not that he shall return out of 6, 33. be

past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. and remember me !

23 Hewandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is 33,72 14 If a man die, shall he "live again? All the days is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready 109, 16. Cor.15, of my appointed time, will I wait, till my change come. at his hand.

15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou 24 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they Thess. 4, wilt have a desire to the work of thy hands. a

shall a prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. a ' Cor. 10, 16 For now thou Pnumberest my steps; dost thou 25 For he stretcheth out his hand against God, not watch over my sin ?

and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
17 My transgression is 9 sealed up in a bag, and 26 Hec runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon it!
thou sewest up mine iniquity.

the thick bosses of his bucklers;
18 And surely the mountain falling 'cometh to 27 Because he covereth his face with his " fatness,
nought, and the rock is removed out of his place. and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

19 The waters wear the stones : thou washest 28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in e ch.3 i4 142.3 away the things which grow out of the dust of the houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to

earth ; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

become heaps.
20 Thou prevailest for ever against him; and he 29 He shall not be frich, neither shall bis substance

( 1 Tim. 6,9. passeth : thou changest his countenance, and sendest continue, neither shall he prolongthe perfection thereof

upon the earth. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it 30 He shall not depart out of darkness: the flame » Eccl.919 not; and they are brought low, but he "perceiveth it shall dry up his branches, and by the 6 breath of his 2 Then. % u .

k. not of them.

mouth shall he go away. 22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his 31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity ; ! Pmv. 11, 1 ch.21, 32. soul within him shall ! mourn.

for vanity shall be his récompense.

32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and Prov. 18,
Eliphaz reproveih Job's impiety in justifying himself. bis branch shall not be green.
THEN answered Eliphaz the 'Temanite, and said, 33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine,

2 Should * a wise man utter vain knowledge, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
and fill his belly with the east wind ?

34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be 3 Should he reason with "unprofitable talk ? or desolate, and fire shall consume the 'tabernacles of 1 ch.2 8. with speeches wherewith he can do no good ? bribery.

4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer 35 They" conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, 18. before God.

and their belly prepareth deceit.

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cir. 1320,

T'Ethave heard manya' such things :

h Rom. 11,


b ch. 13, 1. Phil. i, in,

k 2 Sam. 1.


m Deut. 28, 67.

n ch.114.


Gul ,

c Mat 11,


och. 5,

(Ps. RA, 15.

105. 18. Ecci., 7.

g Prov. 17,

h Lun 3,10.

gbe Heteareth me in his wrath who hateth mezhe THE How long will it be ere you " ınake an end of the?


3. & 34, 1.

c ch. 17, 6,

Ps. 73, 22

Job maintaineth his innocence. CHAPTER XVI....XVII. ..XVIII....XIX. The calamities of the wicked. CHAPTER XVI.

8 Upright men shall be bastonished at this, and the CHRIST Job maintaineth his innocence.

innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. cit. 1520 THEN Job answered ,

9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he a chap. 12, 21 have heard many such things : miserable} that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. 96. 23. 13, 2 comforters are ye all.

10 But as for you all, do you return, and come now: ; Acts 13.46. 3 Shall vain words have an end ? or what em-for I cannot find 'one wise man among you. holdeneth thee that thou answerest?

11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, i. (Cor. 1, 4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were even the thoughts of my heart.

| 1 Cor. 6, 5. 1 Pet. 3, 9. in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, 12 They change the night into day: the light is and shake my head at you.

short because of darkness. 5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, 13 If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made 2. Cor. 1;. and the moving of my lips should assuage your my bed in the darkness. grief.

14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father : 6 Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged ; and to the worm, Thou art my mother and my sister. John ti, 33. though I forbear, what am I e eased ?

15 And where is now my hope ? as for my hope, 13:39, 7.16 7 But now he hath made 'me weary: thou hast { who shall see it?

2 Cor. 1, 10 made desolate all my company.

16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when p ch. 3, 17 8. And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is our Prest together is in the dust. a witness against me : and my leanness rising up in


Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.

answered , a ch. 32. 3. gnasheth upon me with his teeth ; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

words ? mark, and afterwards we will speak. icb. 31,3?. 10 They have 'gaped upon me with their mouth :

3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and re- io they have smittea me upon the cheek reproachfully puted vile in your sight? they have gathered themselves together against me. 4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth 4 ch. 13, 14

il God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed

turned me over into the hands of the wicked. out of his place ? I ch. 1, 1, 12 I was at ease, but he hath broken measunder: 1

5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, a potom i 20 he bath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to and the spark of his fire shall not shine. pieces, and set me up for his mark.

6 The light shall be 'dark in his tabernacle, and 13, 5. 13 His archers compass me round about; he cleav- his candle shall be put out with him. n lev. 2 2 eth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth 7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and

gcb. 3, 12, out my gall upon the ground.

his sown counsel shall cast him down.
14 He breaketh me with "breach upon breach ; hc 8 For he is cast into "a net by his own feet, and he
runneth upon me like a giant.

walketh upon a snare.
15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, andode- 9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the
filed my horn in the dust.

robber shall prevail against him.

i chap. 5, 5. 16.My face is Pfoul with weeping, and on mine 10 The snare is laid for bim in the ground, and *a 2 Pet. 2,

а eyelids is the shadow of death;

trap for him in the way.
17 Not for any injustice in my hands : also my 11 'Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, 1 P. 55, 17
prayer is pure.

and shall drive him to his feet.
18 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let'my 12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and de-
cry have no place.
struction shall be ready at his side.

m Ps. 7, 12
19 Also now, behold, 'my witness is in heaven, 13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the
and my record is on high.

first-born of death shall devour his strength. 20 My friends scorn me; but mine eye poureth 14 llis confidence shall be rooted out of his taber- n ch.8, 14. out tears unto God.

nacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors. Heb. 2, 15. 21 Oh that one might plead for a man with God, as 15 It shall ' dwell in his tabernacle, because it is p Isa. 13, 19. a man pleadeth for his neighbour !

none of his : brimstone shall be scattered upon his
22 When a few years are come, then I shall *go habitation.
the way whence I shall not return.

16 His a roots shall be dried up bencath, and above 9 P&. 57, 35.
shall his branch be cut off.

I'rov. 10,7 Job appealeth from men to God..

17. His remembrance shall perish from the earth,

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for me.

18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, 2 Are there not mockers with me? and doth not and chased out of the world. .mine eye continue in their provocation ?

19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among 3 Lay down pow, put me in a surety with thee; his scople, nor any remaining in his dwellings. Hela 7, 22 who is he that will strike hands with me?

20 They that come after him shall be astonished u Ps. 37, 13 4 For thou hast bid their heart from understand-uat his day, as they that went before were aftrighted. 2 Thes. » ing: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and titus I, 16.
5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the { this is the place of him that *knoweth not God.
eyes of his children shall fail.

6' He hath made me also a by-word of the people, 21 Job craveth piiy....25 He bclieveth the resurrection.
and aforetime I was .

P. 6, 7.&
81, 10.
all my members are as a shadow.

me in pieces with words?

ei Kings 21 o. Ps. 52, 12 Sam. 16, 10

& ch. 1R, 2

- Marinereye along as dimbare reason of sorrow, and THEN How along evil and seniany soul, and break

b 1 Sam. :

2 Pct. 2 & In. 10

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