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Job professeth his integrity.
CHAPTER XXXII....XXXIII.

Elihu reasoneth with Job. me, as with a father, and I have guided ? her from my 7 I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of CHRIST mother's womb;)

years should teach wisdom. 19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, 8 But there is 'a spirit

in man; and the inspira- i chap. 8,x, i James 1, or any poor without covering;

tion of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he 9 Great men are not always wise · neither do the
were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; aged understand judgment.

21 If I have lifted up my hand against the father- 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will I Cor. s, less, when I saw my help in the gate;

shew mine opinion. 22 Then let mine arm

fall from my shoulder-blade, 11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to 25. & 16, 17 4.2 Chr. 19, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

your reasons, wbilst you searched out what to say. 23 For' destruction from God was a terror to me, 12 Yea, PI attended unto you ; and, behold, there and by reason of his highness I could not endure. Wis none of you that convinced Job, or that 'an- 8,9,10.

24 'If I have made gold my hope, or have said to swered his words: g Phil. 212

is. Prov. 18. the fine gold, Thou art my confidence ;

13. Lest ye should say, We have found out wis25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and dom : 'God thrusteth him down, not man. Luke 12 15. because my hand had gotten much;

14 Now, he hath not directed his words against ri Tim.1,7. 26. If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon me; neither will I answer him with your speeches. walking in brightness,

15 They were * amazed; they answered no more; 27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or they left off speaking: 1 Mint. 15, my mouth bath kissed my hand :

16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but uch. 1, 21 28 This also were an iniquity" to be punished by the stood still, and answered no more,) Hos 13. judge: for I should have odenied the God that is above. 17 I said, I will answer also my part; I also will y1 Cor. I,

29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated shew mine opinion. me, or lifted up myself when evil found him ;

18 For 'I am full of matter; the spirit within me il

' 30 (Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by constraineth me. p Pass is wishing a curse to his soul ;)

19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath -no 'Mat 9, 17. 31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. 9 Ron 12 we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will a Lev. 19, 32 (The stranger did not lodge in the street; but copen my lips, and answer.

. *P1.71,2 I opened my doors to the traveller ;)

21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's per

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33 If I covered my iran.gressions as Adam, by son; neither let me give é flattering titles unto man. Gen. 312 hiding mine iniquity in my bosom ;

22 For 'I know not to give flattering titles; in so
31 (Did I fear a great multitude, or did the con- doing my Maker would soon stake me away.
tempt of families terrify me, that I' kept silence, and

CHAPTER XXXIII.
went not out of the door ?

Elihu offereth himself, instead of God, to reason with Job. is that ' answer meand that speeches, and hearken to all my words. mine adversary had written a book :

2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my o ps. 37, 31. 36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and tongue bath spoken in my mouth. 1 Mal. 5, 1. bind it as ’ a crown to me.

3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my 3,1 37 I would declare unto him the number of my heart; and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. d ch. 32, 6. steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.) 4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath

38 'If my land cry against me, or that thc furrows of the Almighty hath given me life. e Hab. 2,11. likewise thereof complain;

5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order
39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without before me, stand up;
money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose 6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's
their life;

stead; I also am formcd out of the clay. 40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle 7 Behold, 'my terror shall not make thee afraid, g Deut. 12 ech. 39, instead of barley. The words of Job ® are ended. neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee. CHAPTER XXXII.

8 Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and I b eh. 2, 90. Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. have heard the voice of thy words, saying, So O these three men ceased to answer Job, because 9 I am clean without transgression, I am 'inno- k ch 14, 17. he was righteous in his own eyes.

cent; neither is there iniquity in me. 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu, the son 10 Behold, befindeth occasions against me, he d Gen. 22 of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram;}' counteth me for his enemy;

against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justi- 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he"marketh ech. 34, 3. fied himself rather than God.

all my paths. 3 Also ayainst his three friends was his wrath kin- 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer p Ps. 115, s. dled, because they had found no answer, and yet had thee, that God is P greater than man. condemred Job.

13 Why dost thou strive against him ? for he ? Mat. su, 4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken,' giveth not account of any of his matters. Ech. 1, 11. because they were selder than he.

14 For God 'speaketh once, yea, twice, yet man, 5 When Élihu saw that there was no answer in the perceiveth it not. mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled. 15 In "a dream, in a vision of the night, when : Num. 12,

없 6 And Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, an-deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon

swered and said, I am young, and ye are very old , {the bed, alunes 1, wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth mine opinion.

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Elihu accuseth Job,

JOB.

and reproveth him. 17 That he may'withdraw man from his purpose, .. 14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto

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himself his spirit and his breath; 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his 15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall 3 Acts $, & life from perishing by the sword.

turn again unto dust. 19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, 16 If now thou hast " understanding, hear this ; cena and the multitude of his bones with strong pain : hearken to the voice of my words: 20 So that his life d abhorreth bread, and his soul d

17 Shall even he that hateth right govern ? and 15. dainty meat.

wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
21 His flesh is e consumed away, that it cannot be 18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art’ wicked ? and
seen ; and his bones that were not seen stick out. to princes, Ye are ungodly?

22 His soul draweth near unto the grave, and his 19 How much less to him that accepteth not the
life to the destroyers.

persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than il. 23 If there be ba messenger with him, an inter- the poor? for they all are the work of his hands. preter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his 20 In a moment shall they die, and the people uprightness ;

shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and < Ex. 12, 22 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver the mighty shall be taken away without hand. Nat. 13, him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom. 21 For e his eyes are upon the ways of man, and e2 Chr. 16, 25 His flesh shall be fresher

than a child's : he shall he seeth all his goings. * Acts 2, 38. return to the days of his youth:

22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, (Ps. 199,12 26 He shall " pray unto God, and he will be fa- where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. en Chron. vourable unto him ; and he shall see his face with 23 For he will not lay upon man more than right, 5 Ezra 913

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joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. that he should enter into judgment with God.

27 He looketh upon men; and if any say, 'I have 24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without
1:2 Sam. 12 sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it number, and 'set others in their stead.
P profited me not ;

25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he kRev. 2 2 28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, overturneth them in the night, so that they are'de- Rev. 18, o lxx. 38, 17 and his life shall see the light.

stroyed. 29 Lc, all these things worketh God foftentimes 26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open m Ps. 58,10 with man,

sight of others; 30 ·To bring back his soul from the pit, to be 27 Because they "turned back from him, and would 20r Ps. 56, 15. enlightened with the light of the living.

not consider any of his ways:
31 Mark well, O Job; hearken unto me: hold thy 28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come
peace, and I will speak.
unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

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32 If thou hast any thing to say, 'answer me: 29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make q 2 Sam. 1,
speak; for I desire to justify thee.

trouble ? and when he bideth his face, who then can Isaiah 26, 8 33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and behold him ? whether it be done against a nation, or u Pr. 3, 18. I shall teach thee "wisdom.

against a man only : CHAPTER XXXIV.

30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be 1 Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice....10 God' ensnared.

omnipotent cannot be unjust....31 Man must humble himself 31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have s Ps. 89, 9. unto God....34 Elihu reproveth Job.

* borne chastisement, I will not offend any more : FURTHERMORE, Elihu answered and said, 32 That which I see not, teach thou me: if I have ch. 13, 5.

2 Hear my words, O'ye wise men, and give done iniquity, I will do * no more. I Tim. s, ear "unto me, ye that have knowledge:

33 Should it be according to thy mind ? he will re3 For the car trieth words, as the mouth tastethcompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou sch 5, 14. meat.

choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest. 4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know 34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a amogg ourselves what is good.

wise man hearken unto me. 5 For Job hath e said, I am righteous : and God 35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his feb 19, 1. hath taken away my judgment.

words were without wisdom. 6 Should 'I lie against my right? my wound is 36 || My desire is, that Job may be tried unto the Or, Martin chap.1, 8. incurable without transgression.

und, because of his answers for wicked men. 7 What man is "like Job, who drinketh up scorning 37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; he' clap- Acts is, ıı. i like water;

peth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words
8 Which goeth in company with the workers of against God.
1 ch.9, 2. iniquity, and walketh with wicked men ?

CHAPTER XXXV.
9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man "nothing Comparison is not to be made with God.
that he should delight himself with God.
10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of under- ELIHU spake moreover, and said,

2 . Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou Rom. 2, standing: Far be it froin God, that he should do saidst, My righteousness is more than God's ? * *.92, 1: " wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should 3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto 65. o Ps. 62, 12 commit iniquity.

thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed cch. 9, 20. 11 For the work of a man shall heorender unto him, from my sin ? $ Gen. 19, and cause every man to ? find according to his ways. 4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with ch.

12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither thee. will the Almighty ? pervert judgment.

5. Look unto the heavens, and see ; and behold 13 Who hath' given him a charge over the earth?} the clouds, which are higher than thou. + Fr. 3, 31. or who hath disposed the whole world ?

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Elihu sheweth God's justice.

CHAPTER XXXVI....XXXV11. God's works are to be magnified. Heports or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou? 20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off Before

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7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or 21 Take heed, e regard not iniquity . for this hast dEx. 12,2%.
what 'receiveth he of thy hand?

thou chosen rather than affliction.
8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art, 22 Behold, Godexalteth by his power: who steach-
* Eccl.a is, and thy righteousness may 'profit the son of man. eth like him?

9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they 23 Who hath "enjoined him his way? or who can
make the oppressed to cry; they cry out by reasonsay, Thou hast i wrought iniquity ?
of the arm of the mighty :

24 Remember that thou k magnify his work, which
10 But none saith, Where is God my f Maker, who men behold.
Psal. 149, 2. giveth " songs in the night;

25 Every man may see it: man may behold it
11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the afar off.
earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? 26 Behold, God is great, and "we know him not;

12 There they cry, but none giveth auswer, neither can the number of his years be searched m1 Cor. 13, po Pr. 1,29. because of the pride of evil men.

out.
13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will 27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they
the Almighty ? regard it.

pour down rain according to the vapour thereof,
14 Although thou sayest thou shalt 'not see him, 28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man

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yet judgment is before him ; therefore trust thou in abundantly.
him.

29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the Ps

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15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited clouds, or the' noise of his tabernacle?
in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great ex- 30 Behold, he s spreadeth his light upon it, and sch. 37, 5.
tremity :

covereth the bottom of the sea.
16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth "in vain : 31 For by them udgeth he the people; he giveth
he multiplieth words without knowledge.

"meat in abundance.
CHAPTER XXXVI.

32 With clouds he covereth the light ; and com- 1 Kings
Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways. mandeth it not to shine, by the cloud that cometh
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LIHU also proceeded, and said,

betwixt.
2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that 33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the
a 1 Cor. 10, I have yet to speak on God's behalf.

cattle also concerning the vapour. 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will

CHAPTER XXXVII. b2 Par. 3,5. e ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

God is to be feared because of his great works.
de for truly,my words shall not be." false : he that A Tikis also my heart · trembleth, and is moved a ch.38 1.
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out of his place.
5 Behold, God is mighty,' and despiseth not any : 2 Hcar attentively the noise of his voice, and the
he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

sound that goeth out of his mouth. 6 He s preserveth not the life of the wicked: but 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his d Isa. 25, 6. < P«. 51, 17. giveth right to the poor,

"lightning unto the ends of the earth. 7 He withdraweth not 'bis eyes from the righteous: 4 After it a voice roareth : be thundereth with the e Ps. 29, 2. b 'sal. 9, 4. but with kings are they on the throne ; yea, he doth voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them i Ps. 31, 13. establish them for ever, and they are exalted. when his voice is heard.

8 And if they be bound in 'fetters, and be holden 5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice ; fRev. 15, 8 in cords of affliction; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. & Ps.17

, 19. 9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their

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6 For " he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; h Gen. 1, 4. transgressions that they have exceeded.

likewise to the small 'rain, and to the great rain of his i Ps. 11, 6. 10 He" openeth also their ear to discipline, and strength. 1 ch. 33, 16. commandeth that they return from iniquity.

7 Ile * sealeth up the hand of every mail, that all 1 Ps. 111, 2. 11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend men'may know his work. o i's. 86, 8. their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures: 8 Then the beasts go into "dens, and remain in 3), 21.

20 12 But if they pley not, they shall P perish by the their places. sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind ; and cold
13 But the hypocrites in heart 'heap up wrath ; out of the north.
they cry not when he bindeth them:

10 By the" breath of God frost is given; and the iPa 104,
14 They die in youth, and their life is among the breadth of the waters is straitened.
unclean.

11 Also by watering ke wearieth the thick cloud;
15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and he scattereth his bright cloud,
openeth their ears in oppression :

12 And it is turned rourd about by his P counsels ; r Ios 8, . 16 Even se would he have removed thee out of the that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Ts. 18, 19. strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; upon the face of the world in the earth.

and that which should be set on thy table should be 13 He causeth it to corne, whether for "correction, 15. 5.36, . y full of fatness.

or for his land, or for 8 mercy. 17 But thou hast 2 fulfilled the judgment of the 14 Hearken unto this, O Job:'stand still and "conwicked : judgment and justice “ take hold on thee. sider the wondrous works of God.

18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee 15 Dost thou know when God * disposed them, and 2. Ps. 119, 49, 7. away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot caused the light of his cloud to shine? deliver thec.

16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, 1,2 all the forces of strength. 19 Will he esteem thy 'riches ? no, not gold, nor the wondrous works of him which is perfect ?in zi sam. §

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JOB.

ignorance and imbecility. 17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth{ 24 By what way is the light parted, which scat

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tereth the east wind upon the earth ?
18 Hast thou with liim spread out the sky, which 25 Who hath divided a water-course for the over-
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20 Shall it be told him that I speak ? Ifa man speak, is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; surely he shall be o swallowed up.

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and 21 And now men'see not the bright light which to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth ? (1 Cor. 13, is in the clouds; but the wind passeth and cleanseth 28 Hath the rain @ a father? or who hath begotten - Jer. 14,22. them.

the drops of dew? 22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God 29 Out of whose womb camethe ice? and the'hoary p. 117, 10. is terrible majesty.

frost of heaven, who hath gendered it ? 23 Touching the Almighty,we cannot find him out: 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face g ch. 36, &.

he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in of the deep is frozen. h. Atat 10, plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Ple- Aruos 3,8 24 Men do therefore fear him : he respecteth not iades, or loose the bands of Orion ? any that are i wise of heart.

32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season ?
CHAPTER XXXVII.

or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons ?
God, by his nighty works, convinceth Job of ignorance. 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? caust

k fien. 1, 16.
THEN the LORD answered Job out of the "whirl-thou set the dominion thereof in the earth :
wind, and said,

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that "Jam. 5, 17. 2 Who is this that « darkeneth counsel by e words abundance of waters may cover thee? e ch. 42, 8. without knowledge ?

35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go,
3 'Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will and say unto thee, Here we are?
demand of thee, and answer thou me.

36 Who hath put wisdom in the "inward parts ? or 1s51,6 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations who hath ogiven understanding to the heart? ( ch. 40, 7. of the earth ? declare, if thou hast understanding. 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who Janies 1,

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou can stay the bottles of heaven, !ı 1 Chr.12, knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ? clods cleave fast together ? or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

39 Wilt thou Phunt the prey for the lion ? or fill the 2. 105; 7 When the morning-stars sang together, and all appetite of the young lions, the sons of God shouted for joy?

40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in 8 Or who'shut up the sea with doors, when it brake the covert to lie in wait ? k ch. 1,6. forth as if it had issued out of the womb ?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food ? when his 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of frov. 8, 29. thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,

meat. 10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set

CHAPTER XXXIX. bars and doors,

Of the wild goats and binds, &c. in P: 89, 10. ther; here shall " be

11. And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no fur- K NOWEST thou the time when the wild goats • Ps. 1081&.

12 Hast thou o commanded the morning since thy { when the "hinds do calve ? !! days; and caused the day-spring to know his place ; 2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young a ps. 29,4 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand ones, they cast out their sorrows. as a garment.

4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow 15 And from the wicked their 'light is withholden, up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto :D. 32 and the high arm shall be broken.

them. 16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea ? 5 Who hath sent out the 'wild ass free? or who 12" (Ps. 97, 19. or hast thou walked in the search of tlic depth? hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

17 Have the gates of death been opened unto 6 Whose house I have made the "wilderness, and us. 23.0, thee? or last thou seen the doors of the shadow of the barren land his dwellings. death?

7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither . Phil. 1, 5. 18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth ? regardeth he the crying of the driver. declare, if thou knowest it all.

8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and 19 Where is the way where y light dwelleth ? and he searcheth after every green thing.

il Pet. 22 as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

9 Will the * unicorn be willing to serve thee, or k Num. 23,

k 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, abide by thy crib? and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house 10 Canst thou 'bind the unicorn with his band in 1 ch. 31, 38. thereof?

the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 21 knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is or because the number of thy days is great ?

great ? or wilt thou m leave thy labour to him?
22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow, 12 Wilt thou believe hiin, that he will bring home
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CHAPTER XL.... XLI.

Of the behemoth and leviathan. 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warm- 16 Lo now, his strength is in his "loins, and his cth them in the dust,

force is in the navel of his belly. 15 And forgetteth that the foot may t crush them, 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar : the sinews of or that the wild beast may break them.

his stones are wrapped together. 16 She is hardened against her young ones, as 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass ; his Eph. € 1. though they were not hers: her labour is in vain with-{bones are like bars of iron. out fear;

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that x Ps. 104, 17 Because God hath † deprived her of wisdom, made him can make his sword to approach unto him. her forget. neither hath he imparted to her understanding. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth y food, in

18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she where all, he beasts of the field play. scorneth the horse and his rider.

21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of Ps. 15, 1,

19 Hast thou given the horse 4 strength ? hast thou the reed, and fens.
clothed his neck with 'thunder?

22 The shady trees cover hirn with their shadow;
20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper ?{the 'wiilows of the brook compass him about.
the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

23 Behold, he drinketh up'a river, and hasteth not: 21 He Spaweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in he trusteth that he can draw up · Jordan into his a Gen. 14, 2 udges his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed mer..

mouth.
22 He t mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted ; 24 He taketh it with his eyes : his nose pierceth
neither turneth he back from the sword.

through snares.
23 The quiver rattleth against him, the " glittering

CHAPTER XLI.
spear and the shield.

Of God's great power in the leviathan.
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ANST thou draw out leviathan with a hook ? a Rs. 104, rage ; neither believeth he that it is the sound of the or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest trumpet.

down? 25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! and

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2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose? or bore u Isa. 2,1 he'smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the his jaw through with a thorn ? , captains, and the shouting.

Ž Will he make many supplications unto thee ? Kings 20 26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch will he speak soft words unto thee? her wings toward the south ?

4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou 27 Doth the eagle 'mount up at thy command, take him for a servant for ever?

d a Jer. 49,16. and make her a nest on high?

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28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the thou bind him for thy maidens ?
+ crag of the rock, and the strong place.

6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of him ? Gen. 17, 29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes shall they part him among the merchants ? illet. glut, behold afar off.

7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons ? or his 25. 30 Her young ones also † suck up blood : and head with fish-spears? 1. Mat. 24, where the slain are, there is she.

f 2 Kings 8 Lay thy band upon him, 'remember the battle, 10.4. CHAPTER XL.

do no more. Job humbleth himself to God.

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vail : shall not one
OREOVER, the Lord answered Job, and said, be cast down even at the sight of him?

2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty
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10 None is so fierce that darc stir him up; who
a chu. 19, & instruct him? he that · reproveth God, let him an- then is able 5 to stand before me?
• Gen. 32 swer it.

11 Whio hath prevented me, that I should repay )Rom. 11 3 1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven' is mine. 35.

4 Behold, I am vile;' what shall I answer thee? 12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor 1:24, 1.6 v ch. 23, 9. I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

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13 Who can discover the face of his garment ? or l'er. 4, 2, twice ; but I will proceed no further.

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who can come to him with his double bridle ? 6 1 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the 14 Who can open the doors of his face ? t bis teeth lles, the whirlwind, and said,

are terrible round about.
7. Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will de- 15 Ilis scales are his pride, shut up together as 1 Pel's, &
mand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

with a close seal.
8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt
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16 One is so near to another, that no air can come Ps 9, 2, thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous ? between them.

9 Hast thou 'an arm like God? or canst thou: 17 They are joined one to another, they stick toII's 33, 1. thunder with a voice like him?

gether, that they cannot be sundered. 10'Deck thyself now with majesty and excel- 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes Innie4, lency;

and array thyself with glory and beauty. are like the evelids of the morning.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath ; and be- 19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks 2. Nat. "', hold every one that is " proud, and abase him. of fire leap out.

12 Look on every one ikat is proud, and bring him 20 Out of bis nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a p Mal.4, 1. low; and P tread down the wicked in their place. seething-pot or caldron.

13 Hide them in the dust together, and · bind their 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth
faces in secret.

out of his mouth.
14 Then will I also 'confess unto thee that thine 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is
* own right hand can save thee.

turned into joy before him.
15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with 23 The Aakes of his flesh are joined together :
{ Gen. 1,', thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

they are firm in themselves ; they cannot be moved.

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