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Job's complaint of misery.

JOB.

The portion of the wicked. 3 These ten times have ye reproached me: you are 6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, Before CH. 15.2not ashamed that you make yourselves strange to me. and his head reach unto the clouds :

And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error 7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: e Isa. 60, 6. d remaineth with myself.

flsa. 14, 15, they which have seen him shall say, Where is he? 5 If indeed ye will ® magnify yourselves against me, 8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be and plead against me my reproach ;

found; yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of & x3, 10. 6 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and the night. hath compassed me with his net.

9 9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no 7 Behold, I cry out of 5 wrong, but I am "not heard:{more; neither shall 'bis place any more behold him. i Rev. 12. 8. I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

10 His children shall seek to please the poor, and k Hab. 210. 8 He hath · fenced up my way that I cannot pass, his hands shall restore their goods. and he hath set darkness in my paths.

11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which 9 He hath stripped me of " my glory, and taken shall ' lie down with him in the dust. k ch. 20, 14, the crown from my head.

12 Though wickedness be "sweet in his mouth, 10 He hath destroyed ine on every side, and I am though he hide it under his tongue; 1 ch. 13, 15. gone : and my 'hope hath he removed like a tree.

13 Though he spare it, and " forsake it not, but
11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and keep it still within his mouth;
m Heb. 12, he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.. 14 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the

12 His troopscome "together, and raiseup their way gall of asps within him.
against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle. 15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall

13 He hath, 'ut my brethreno far from me, and mine? vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of g Prov. 28. p Mic. 7, 8. acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

his belly,
14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends 16 He shall suck the poison of asps : the 9 viper's
have forgotten me.
tongue shall slay him.

32 15 They that dwell in my house, and my maids, 17 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the , 2 kin',, i Titus 3,9, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. } brooks of honey and butter.

16 I called my 'servant, and he gave me no answer: 18 That which he laboured for shall he 'restore, I entreated him with my mouth. and shall not swallow ų down: according to his sub- sleut

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, 17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I en-{ stance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice Rs. 109, 4

treated for the children's sake of mine own body. therein. 1 2 Klugs 2

18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and 19 Because he hath oppressed and hath · forsaken i Mat. 25, they spake against me.

the poor; because he hath violently taken away a James 2,13 19 All my inward friends abhorred me. and they house which he builded not ; whom I loved are turned against me.

20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, L. 20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, he shall not save of that which he desired. *Ps. 1025 and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

21 There shall none of his meat be * left; there- 12 13 21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O yefore shall no man look for his goods. İleb 13, 2. my friends, for the hand of God hath touched me. 22 In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in Luke 13 22 Why do ye persecute me? as God, and are not straits:

every hand of the wicked shall come upon Rev. 18, 9. satisfied with my flesh ?

him.
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that 23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall
they were printed in a book !

cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shaìl rain Num. 2444
24. That they were graven with an iron pen and it upon him while he is eating.
lead in the rock for ever!

2 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the 25 For * I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that bow of steel shall strike him through. » Dan. 12,1. he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth : 25 It is drawn, and cometh out of the body ; yea, 11.

26 And though, after my skin, worms destroy this the glittering sword cometh out of his gall : terrors
body, yeu in my flesh shall I see God:

are upon him.
27 Whom I shall see " for myself, and inine eyes 26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places ;
shall behold, and not another; though my reins bed a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go

ilí 1 Cor. 15, consumed within me.

with him that is left in his tabernacle. 28 But ye should say, Why persecute we him ? 27 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the enerse 22 seeing the root of the matter is found in nie.

earth shall rise up against him. 29 Be ye afraid of the sword : for wrath bringeth 28 The increase of his house shall 5 depart, and his 17.

the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. f Eco 11,9. is 'a judgment.

29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, b.Mat. 24, CHAPTER XX.

and the heritage - appointed into him by God.
Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.

CHAPTER XXI.
THEN answered • Zophar the Naamathite, and The judgment of the wicked is in anotner world.
said,

UT Job answered and said,
2 Therefore do my thoughts cause mie to answer, 2. Hear diligently my speech ; and let this be 13.

; v Ga!. 1, 18. and for this b I make haste.

your consolations. 3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and 3 "Suffer me that I may speak ; and after that I bebis, the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer. I have spoken, mock on.

4 Knowest thou not this of old, since man was 4 As for me, is my complaint 'to man ? and if it 6, 26. e Ioan. 1. : placed upon earth,

were so, why should not my spirit be troubled ? 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is e short, and 5 Mark me, and be 'astonished, and lay your hand 120. the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment

upon your mouth.

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The destruction of the wicked.
CHAPTER XXII....XXIII.

Job echorted to repent. 6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and e trem- 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that thou art cir. 1520. bling taketh hold on my flesh.

righteous ? or is it gain to him that thou makest thy cir. 1520. 7° Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, ways perfect yea, are & mighty in power ?

4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he 2.
8 Their seed is established in their sight with enter with thee into judgment ?
them, and their offspring before their eyes.

5 Is not thy wickedness great ? and thine iniquities
9 Their houses are safe from sear, neither is the infinite ?
i rod of God upon them.

6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother Acts 28, 4. 10 Their bull gendereth, and “ faileth not; their for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing. e cb. 31, 5: Lev. 16 cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, 11 They send forth their little ones like 'a sock, and thou hast' withholden bread from the hungry. Prov. 25, IP 144,13, and their children dance.

8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth ; Jam. 2,15 12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at and the honourable man dwelt in it. the sound of the organ.

9 Thou hast sent widows away empty; and the

3 13 They spend their days in wcalth, and in a "arms of the fatherless have been broken: Luke 12, 19 moment go down to the grave.

10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and 6. 14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; sudden fear troubleth thee;

; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abun15 °What is the Almighty, that we should serve } dance of "waters cover thee. 41.3, 14. him ? and what profit should we have, if we pray 12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and, behold, unto him?

the 'height of the stars, how high they are! 16 Lo, P their good is not in their hand: the coun- 13 And thou sayest, How doth God know ? can iz Prov. 1, 10. sel of the wicked is far from me.

he judge through the dark cloud ? 17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out ? 14 • Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he i2

and how oft cometh their destruction upon them ? seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven. 9 Luke 12, God a distributeth sorrows in his anger.

15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked 1 Cor.10, 18 They are as 'stubble before the wind, and as {men have trodden ;

2 Peter 2,60 Zeph. 21, chaff that the storm carrieth away.

16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foun19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children : 'he dation was Poverflown with a flood; . Rev. 18, 5. rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

17 Which said unto God, Depart from us : and g Psal. 4,6. 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall what can the Almighty do 9 for them ? * drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

18 Yet he "filled their houses with good things : Ps. 17, 14 21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after { but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. u Ps.55, 25. him, when the number of his months is cut off in 19 The righteous see it, and are glad; and the the midst ?

innocent laugh them to scorn. 22 Shall any 'teach God knowledge ? seeing he

20 Whereas our substance is not cut down : but Act 17,31. judgeth those that are high. the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

2 Peter 2,5 23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at ease and quiet:

peace: thereby "good shall come unto thee. o Ps. 17, 10..

24 His ? breasts are full of milk, and his bones are
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22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, x Ps 113, moistened with marrow.

and lay up his words in thy heart. a Lev. 3, 15. 25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, 23Ifthou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built and never eateth with pleasure.

up, thou shaltputawayiniquity far from thytabernacles.
26 They shall lie down balike in the dust, and the 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the is
worms shall cover them.

gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
27 Behold, 'I know your thoughts, and the devices 25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and
which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
thou shalt have plenty of silver.

b . 28 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince ? 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Song 23

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and where are the dwelling-places of the wicked ? Almighty, and shalt ° lift up thy face unto God.

29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? 27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he d Isa. 68, 8 and do ye not know their tokens,

shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 30 That the wicked is 'reserved to the day of 28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be 2 Pet. 2, 9. destruction ? they shall be brought forth to the day of {estabiished unto thee ; and the light shall shine · Paal. 1, 2 wrath.

upon thy ways.
• 31 Who shall declare his way 8 to his face ? and 29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say,
wbo shall repay him what he hath done?

There is lifting up; and he shall save the 'humble
32 Yet shall be be brought to the grave, and shall person.
remain in the tomb.

30. He shall deliver the island of the innocent ;
33 The clods of the valley shall be swect unto him, and it is delivered by the pureness of thy hands.
and every man shall 'draw after him, as there are

CHAPTER XXIII. innumerable before him.

God, who is invisible, observeth our ways. k Isi. 50,11.

Job and
answers there remaineth falsehood ?
CHAPTER XXII.

stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God. 3 Oh that I knew where I miglit find him! that Song 9, 1,

2 TH THEN Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, I might come even to his seat ! 2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he 4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my lukee,

Psal., that is wise may be profitable unto himself? mouth with arguments.

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Sin often goeth unpunished.

JOB.

Bildad asserieth God's sovercignty. 5 I would know the words which he would had marked for themselves in the day-time : they Before

3 CH. 1520. answer me, and understand what he would say unto know not the light.

17 For the morning is to them even as the 'shadow 6 Will he plead against me with his great power ? of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of Jer. 3, 7Isa:57, 16. . no; but he would put strength in me.

the shadow of death.
7 There the righteous might dispute with him 18 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed
so should I be delivered for ever from my s judge.

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in the earth : "he beholdeth not the way of the vine- 1 Kings 8. ch. 22.5 8 Behold, I go forward, “but he is not there, and yards.

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backward, but I cannot perceive him:

19 Drought and heat consume the snow-waters ;
9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I can- so doth the grave those which have sinned.
not behold him : hehideth himself on the right hand, 20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall
that I cannot see him :

feed sweetly on him : he shall be " no more remem- & 104, 35. 10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he bered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree. 1 Ps. 66, 10. hath 'tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

21 He evil entreateth the *barren that beareth not, .. 11 My foot liath held his steps: his way have I and doeth not good to the widow. kept, and not declined.

22 He draweth also the mighty with his power : , Esth.se 12 Neither have I gone back from the command-he riseth up, and no man is sure of life. Rev. 2 10 ment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his 23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon n Psal. 119, mouth more than my necessary food.

he resteth; yet ’ his eyes are upon their ways. 13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? 24 They are exalted for a little while, but are and whut his soul desiresh, even that he doeth. gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way & 39, 5.

14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed as all other, and cut off as the "tops of the ears of corn. • Ps. 55, 23 3.1 Thess, for me: and many such things are with him.

25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a
15 Therefore am I 4 troubled at his presence; when liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
I consider, I am afraid of him.

CHAPTER XXV.
16 For God maketh my heart 'soft, and the Al- Bildad sheweth that man cannot be justified before God.
mighty me:

THE

THEN Shuhite, and , 17 I

2. fear with himmaketh 18. neither hath he covered the darkness from my face. peace in his high places. CHAPTER XXIV.

3 Is there any number of his armies ? and upon Col. 1, 122

d 1 Wickedness goeth often unpunished....17 There is a secret whom doth not his light arise ? judgment for the wicked.

4 How then can man be justified with God? or e James 1, seeing times are not hidden from the how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

Almighty, do they that know him not see his 5 Behold, even to the moon, and it shineth not; Rom. 3,25. days?

yea, the stars are not pure in his sight:

6 2 Some, remove the land-warks; they violently 6 How much less man, that is a worm, and the Solom. & Prov. 328. take away flocks, and feed thereof;

son of man, which is a worm ? 3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless; they

CHAPTER XXVI. take the widow's ox for a pledge;

Job reproveth the uncharitable spirit of Bildad. 4 They turn the needy out of the way: the “ poor BUT How hast enou - helped him that is without Prov. 26

Job answered and said, of the earth hide themselves together.

2 thou a 25, 5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength ? Eccl

. 12,10 is provide to their work,' rising betimes for a prey: the wilder- 3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wis- 11.

ness yieldeth food for them and for their children. dom ? and how hast thou 'plentifully declared the 5 chap. 11,

6 They reap every one his 'corn in the field, and thing as it is ? they gather the vintage of the wicked ;

4. To whom hast thou uttered words ? and whose 20. 7 They cause the Snaked to lodge without clothing, { spirit came from thee? that they have no covering in the cold ;

5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, 9 ch. 12, 3, 8 They arc wet with the showers of the mountains, and the inhabitants thereof. Heb11, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter ;

6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath e Prov. 15, 9 They'pluck the fatherless from the breast, and no covering. take a pledge of the poor ;

7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, 10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and 'hangeth the earth upon nothing. 1. Deut. 25, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry; 8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds ;

11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread and the cloud is not rent under them. 1 Jer. 23, 13. their wine-presses, and 'suffer thirst.

9 He holdeth back the face of his h throne, and Isa. 66, 12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul ofi spreadeth his cloud upon it. Eccl . Si: the wounded crieth out ; " yet God layeth not folly to 10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, them.

until the day and night come to an end.
13 They are of those that rebel against the light; 11 The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astonished
they know not the ways thereof, norabide in the paths at his " reproof.
thereof.

12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his
14 The murderer, rising with the light, killeth the understanding he smiteth through the "proud.
poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

13 By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his o Isz. 27, 1
15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
twilight, saying, No eye Pshall see me; and disguiseth 14 Lo, these cre parts of his ways; but how P lit- 12.
his face.

tle a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his q 2 Cor. 47 16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they power who can understand ?

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The hypocrite is without hope. CHAPTER XXVII....XXVIII....XXIX.

Wisdom the gift of God. CHAPTER XXVII.

8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the
CHRIST
The blessings wliich the wicked have are turned into curses.

fierce lion passed by it.
MOREOVER, "Job continued his parable, and 9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock ; le

overturneth the mountains by the roots.
2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judg- 10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks ; ånd 4 414 23
ment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; his eye' seeth every precious thing.

3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit 11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and Pol. 1, 9, of God as in my nostrils,

the thing that is " hid bringeth he forth to light. d Zeph. 3,

4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my 12 But where shall wisdom be found ? and where 14. «Gal. 2, 11. tongue utter deceit.

is the place of understanding ? 5 God forbid that I should justify you : till I dic I 13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is Rom. 11, will not remove mine integrity from me.

it found in the " land of the living.

14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea m 1 Kings K ch.2, .

6 My righteousness : I hold fast, and will not let it b " bau24, go : my heart shall not reproach me so long as I saith, It is not with me. live.

15 It cannot be gotten for P gold, neither shall silver 17. 7 'Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that be weighed for the price thereof. riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with 8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he } the precious ? onyx, or the sapphire. Luke 12 hath gained, when God "taketh away his soul? 17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and 9 Will God hear his cry when 'trouble cometh the exchange of it shall not be for "jewels of fine gold.

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18 Nomention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: 4 Ex 28,20. 10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will for the price of wisdom is above rubies. he always call upon God?

19 T'he topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither ". 11 "I will teach you by the hand of God: that shall it be valued with pure gold. Luke 13 which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. 20 Whence then cometh wisdom ? and where is

12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it ; why the place of understanding ? then are ye thus altogether "vain ?

21 Seeing it is 'hid from the eyes of all living, and Mat 13, 13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, kept close from the fowls of the air. PRev.6,17 and the heritage of Poppressors, which they shall 22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the receive of the Almighty.

fame thereof with our ears.
14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; 23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he
and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. knoweth the place thereof.

15 Those that remain of himn shall be 'buried in 24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and a Prov. 18, Ps. 78, 64. death ; and his widows shall not weep. ;

* seeth under the whole heaven;
16 Though he 'heap up silver as the dust, and pre- 25 To make the weight for the winds; and he

Amos pare raiment as the clay;

weigheth the waters by measure. 17 He may prepare u, but the just shall put it on, 26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way 2Jct. 524 and the innocent shall divide the silver.

for the lightning of the thunder ; 18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth 27 Then did he see it, and declare it ; he prepared Rom. ', that the keeper maketh.

it, yea, and searched it out. 2 Kings

19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not 28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of 29. ? Ps. 37, 36 be gathered : " he openeth his eyes, and he is not. the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is « Ps. III,

20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest understanding. * EL1229. stealeth him away in the night.

CHAPTER XXIX.
21 The cast wind carrieth him away, and he de- Job bemoaneth himself of his former prosperity.

, a 1 1,6 22 cast upon , and Amos 2 14 would fain · flee out of his hand.

2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the . 23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall days when God preserved me; 23. hiss him out of bis place.

3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when CHAPTER XXVIII.

by his light I walked through - darkness;
There is a knowledge of natural things.

4 As I was in the days of my youth when the
URELY there is a vein for the silver, and a place a secret of God was upon my tabernacle ;
for gold they it.

5 When the Almighty was yet ® with me, when my Gen. 49
2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and "brass is molten children were about me;
out of the stone.

6 When I'washed my steps with butter, and the Deut. 52, 3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searchethrock poured me out rivers of oil; 41 Kings out all "perfection : the stones of darkness, and the 7 When I went out to the gate, through the city, 6. shadow of death.

when I prepared my seat in the street ;
4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even 8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves :
the waters forgotten of the foot : they are dried up, and the aged arose, and stood up.
they are gone away from men.

9 The princes krefrained talking, and 'laid their 1 Judg. 18, 5 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread; and hand on their mouth. (Ex. 24,10. under it is turned up as it were fire.

10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue
6 The stones of it are the place of ' sapphires ; and cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
it hath dust of gold.

11 When the ear heard me, then it " blessed , Mark 7. 7 There is s a path which no fowl knoweth, and me; and when the eye saw me, o it gave witness Fobo 12 37 which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

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being turned into calamity. 12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the 17 My bones are pierced in me in the night. Retore fatherless, and him that had none to help him. season; and my sinews take no rest.

13 P The blessing of him that 9 was ready to perish 18 By the great force of my disease is my garment

came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to changed : it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. is! 2 Tim.", sing for joy.

19 He hath cast me into the ? mire, and I am a Prov 4. 14 ' I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my become like dust and ashes. judgınent was as a robe and á diadem.

20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I Ps.99, 11. rls. 132, 9. 15 I was : eyes to the blind, and ' feet was I to the stand up, and thou regardest me not. lame.

21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong 16 I was a father to the poor; and the cause which hand thou opposest thyself against me. 1 Micah 4,6. I knew not "I searched out.

22 Thou liftest me up to the wind ; thou causest ) Mat. 15, 17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance. Y plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, io! 18 Then ? I said, I shall die in my a nest, and I and to the house appointed for all living. ySam.17, shall multiply my days as the sand.

24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the 27. 19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the grave, though they cry in his destruction. dew lay all night upon my branch.

25 Did not > I weep for him that was in trouble ? 20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was was not my soul grieved for the poor? 1Jer. 17, 7. d renewed in my hand.

26 When I looked for good, then evil camo urto 21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept me; and when I waited for light, there came darkness. is. silence at my counsel.

27 My' bowels boiled, and rested not; the days of h Jer 8, 15. 22% After my words they spake not again; and my affliction prevented me. si prov. Bo speech dropped upon them.

28 I went 'mourning without the sun: I stood

I 23 And they waited for me as for the rain ; and up, and I cried in the congregation. they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 29 I am "a brother to dragons, and a companion Ps. 12 3

24 If I 'laughed on them, they * believed it not ;}to owls. and the light of my countenance they cast not down. 30 °My skin is black upon me, and my bones are n Jer. 8, 2.

25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt burnt with heat. i Prov. 29% as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the 31 '

My harp also is turned to mourning, and my k Luke 24, mourners.

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CHAPTER XXX.

CHAPTER XXXI.
Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt.

Job maketh a solemn protestation of his integrity.
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in derision, whose fathers I would have disained I MADE a covenant with ".mine eyes ; why then

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to have set with the dogs of my flock.

2 For what portion of God is there from above? Heb. 18,5 2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? i'rov. 23, profit me, in whom old age was perished ?

3 Is not destruction to the wicked ? and a strange Jude 7. 3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing punishment to the workers of iniquity? 4 Isa. 35, 1; into the wilderness in formertime desolate and waste: 4 Doth not he e see my ways, and count all my prov. 5, 21. 4 Who cut up .mallows by the bushes, and juni- steps ie l have ' walked with vanity, or if my 5 foot , ?

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cried after them as after a thief,)

6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that " Ps. 28, 1. 6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of God 'may know mine integrity. 1 Uur. 5, 13. the earth, and in the rocks.

7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and 7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath k Eccl. 11

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cleaved to my hands;
8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base 8 Then let me 'sow, and let another eat : yea, let
men ; they were viler than the earth.

my offspring be rooted out.
9 And now am I their 'song; yea, I am their by- 9 If my heart have been deceived by a woman; m Eccl. 7,
word.

or if I have " laid wait at my neighbour's door ; -10 They abhor me, they * Aee far from me, and 10 Then let iny wife grind unto another, and let " Jer. 5, 10 1. Mat.26, spare not to 'spit in my face.

others bow down upon her.

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11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and "afflicted 11 For this is a heinous crime; yea, it is an
me, they have also let loose the bridle before me. iniquity to be punished by the judges.

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12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push 12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction,
away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways and would 4 root out all mine increase.
of their destruction.

13 If I did 'despise the cause of my man-servant, 14 Sun. 25, 13 They "mar my path, they p set forward my or of my maid-servant, when they contended with me; calamity, they have no helper.

14 What then shall I do when God riseth up ? and, 14. They came upon me as a wide breaking-in when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? I !cut. 52, of waters : in the desolation they rolled themselves 15 Did not he that made me in the womb make ироп те.

thim? and did not one fashion us in the womb ? 15 Terrors are turned upon me. they pursue my 16 If I have withheld the poor from ileir u desire, Luke 16, soul as the wind; and my welfare passeth away as a or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail ; cloud.

17 Or have * eaten my morsel myself alone, and is. 16 And now my soul is poured out upon me: the the fatherless bath not eaten thereof; days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

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