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z ver. 19 Neh. 8. 11.
See ch &
The feast of Purim.
Ahasuerus's greatness. the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of and every city; and that these days of Refere the same, yearly,
Purim should not + fail from among the 22 As the days wherein the Jews rested Jews, nor the memorial of them fperish + Heb. pen.
from their enemies, and the month which from their seed.
joy, and from mourning into a good day: ter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew,
23 And the Jews undertook to do as Jews, to bthe hundred twenty and seven l ch. 1. 1.
with words of peace and truth,
medatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all their times appointed, according as Mora ch. 3. 6, 7. the Jews, had devised against the Jews decai the Jew and Esther the queen had
to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that enjoined them, and as they had decreed + Heb.crush, is, the lot, to tconsume them, and to de- for themselves and for their seed, then Wie bereits stroy them;
matters of the fastings and their cry. ich. 4- 3,16 25 But to when Esther came before 32 And the decree of Esther confirmed
the king, he commanded by letters that these matters of Purim; and it was writ-
26 Wherefore they called these days
his might, and the declaration of the great-
them, and upon their seed, and upon all advanced him, are they not written in Het made ich 17. such as joined themselves unto them, so the book of the chronicles of the kings
as it should not + fail, that they would of Media and Persia? + Heb. pass. keep these two days according to their 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next Gea. 4.
writing, and according to their appointed unto king Ahasuerus, and great among 36 7.
the Jews, and accepted of the multitude
+ Heb. when she came.
c ch. 7. 10. Ps. 7. 16.
d ver. 20.
a Gen, 105 Ps. 72 ta Isai. 2013
bch. & 15
Zech. 2. 11.
Before CHRIST cir. 1520.
Before CHRIST cir. 150
a Gen. 22.
THE BOOK OF JOB.
their houses, every one his day; and sent
and called for their three sisters to eat
Job for his children. 6 Satan, appearing
5 And it was so, when the days of their
the morning, ®and offered burnt offer- & Ges. Sa WHERE was a man “in the land of ings according to the number of them all:
Uz, whose name was bJob; and for Job said, It may be that my sons have 11. James that man was perfect and upright, and sinned, and" cursed God in their hearts. Kissat Gen. 6% one that a feared God, and eschewed evil. Thus did Job + continually.
2 And there were born unto him se 6 1 Now there was a day h when the bed ven sons and three daughters.
sons of God came to present themselves & Bones 3 His || substance also was seven thou- before the Lord, and + Satan came also sand sheep, and three thousand camels, tamong them. and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, 1. hans hundred she asses, and a very great ||hous. Whence comest thou? Then Satan an
hold; so that this man was the greatest swered the LORD, and said, From 'going to to be cons of all the men of the east.
to and fro in the earth, and from walking kaa 4 And his sons went and feasted in | up and down in it.
& ch. 2. 3. d Prov. 8.13 & 16.6.
1 Or, kur bandry.
Before CHRIST cir. 1520.
Satan afflicting Job, he blesseth God. CHAP. II.
Job smitten with sore boils. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, 22 "In all this Job sinned not, nor cir. 1520.' + Hast thou considered my servant Job, ll charged God foolishly. + Heb. Hase that there is none like him in the earth, hou see thiga la perfect and an upright man, one that 1 Satan appearing again before God obtaineth buted goling
CHAP. II. feareth God, and escheweth evil?
further leave to tempt Job. 7 He smiteth to God. 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and "him with sore boils. 9 Job reproveth his said, Doth Job fear God for nought? wife, moving him to curse God. 11 His
10 Hast not thou made an hedge three friends condole with him in silence.
a ch. 2. 10.
heart on. k ch. 2 3. I ver. 1.
in Ps. 34. 7 Isai. 52.
a ch. 1. 6.
about him hardhebath bois bourse, sia A Gas or there awas a day when the
2. Prov. 10.
. Or, cattle.
e ch. 4. 5% 19. 21.
cure thee meet to thy face. p Isai. 8. 21.
+ Heb, to seallow him
e.ch. 9. 17.
all that he hath on side? sons of God came to
and his || substance is increased in the also among them to present himself before
the LORD. 11 °But put forth thine hand now, 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From Heb. v he and touch all that he hath, tand he will whence comest thou? And Satan an- beh. 1.7. P curse thee to thy face.
swered the LORD, and said, From going 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Be- to and fro in the earth, and from walking 1a1.3.1914
. hold, all that he hath is in thy tpower; up and down in it.
hand. "So Satan went forth from the thou considered my servant Job, that
there is none like him in the earth, a cch. 1. 1, & Eecles..
13 | And there was a day 'when his perfect and an upright man, one that sons and his daughters were eating and feareth God, and escheweth evil? and drinking wine in their eldest brother's still he holdeth fast his integrity, al- d ca. 97.5, 6. house:
though thou movedst me against him, 14 And there came a messenger unto +® to destroy him without cause. Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, 4 And Satan answered the LORD, and up, and the asses feeding beside them: said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man
15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, hath will he give for his life. and took them away; yea, they have 5 But put forth thine hand now, and fch. 1.11. slain the servants with the edge of the touch his 6 bone and his flesh, and he will 5 ch. 19. 20. sword; and I only am escaped alone to curse thee to thy face. tell thee.
6 " And the LORD said unto Satan, h ch. 1. 12. 16 While he was yet speaking, there Behold, he is in thine hand; || but save 1 Or, only. 108, A great came also another, and said, ||The fire of his life.
God is fallen from heaven, and hath 7 [ So went Satan forth from the
unto his crown.
came also another, and said, The Chal- scrape himself withal; *and he sat down k 2 Sam. 13: lleb. rask- deans made out three bands, and fell among the ashes.
upon the camels, and have carried them 9 Then said his wife unto him,
10 But he said unto her, Thou speak18 While he was yet speaking, there est as one of the foolish women speaketh. * ver. $ 13. came also another, and said, 'Thy What? "shall we receive good at the Reh. ;2';
sons and thy daughters were eating and hand of God, and shall we not receive Jam. 5.10,11. drinking wine in their eldest brother's evil? "In all this did not Job Psin with ch. 1. 22. house:
19 And, behold, there came a great 11 | Now when Job's three 'friends & Prov.17.17. Heo tren wind + from the wilderness, and smote heard of all this evil that was come upon te
the four corners of the house, and it him, they came every one from his own
dead; and I only am escaped alone to the 'Shuhíte, and Zophar the Naamathite: Gen. 25. 2. Gen. 37.29 tell thee.
for they had made an appointment toge20 Then Job arose, 'and rent his || man- ther to come to mourn with him and to ch.42.!! Pet se tle, and shaved his head, and fell "down comfort him. rets upon the ground, and worshipped,
12 And when they lifted their
up 21 And said, '" Naked came I out of afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up ibi.. my, mother's womb, and naked shall I their voice, and wept; and they rent every Matt.se return thither: the LORD 'gave, and the one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon . Neh.
Lord hath 'taken away; "blessed be the their heads toward heaven. Thess. name of the LORD.
13 So they sat down with him upon
19. ch.42.6. Ezek. 27. 30. Matt. 11. 21.
I ch. 21. 15. m ver. 3.
PP 39 I.
Rom. 12. 15.
nch. 19. 3.
+ Heb. I
bch. 10. 21, 22. & 16.16. &
Jer. 13. 16.
Con refrana from words?
Or, let it rol rejoice
+ Heb. the bercing
1 Or, a levia. than.
Job curseth the day of his birth.
Eliphaz reproveth him. CHRIst the ground * seven days and seven nights, 23 Why is light given to a man whose
and none spake a word unto him: for way is hid, “and whom God hath hedg-cir. 1580. * Gen. 50.10. they saw that his grief was very great. ed in? CHAP. III.
24 For my sighing cometh t before I lum.37 | Job curseth the day and services of his birth. eat, and my roarings are poured out like my soul
13 The ease of death. 20 He complaineth the waters.
25 For the thing which I greatly feareda fear, A
ÉTER this opened Job his mouth, feared is come upon me, and that which are come and cursed his day.
I was afraid of is come unto me. 2 And Job + spake, and said,
26 I was not in safety, neither had
7 He teacheth God's judgments to be not
for the righteous, but for the wicked. 12 5 Let darkness and the shadow of His fearful vision, to humble the excellency 28. 3. Po. 23. death || stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; of creatures before God. 107. 10, 14. 1 let the blackness of the day terrify it. VHEN Eliphaz the Temanite answer
upon it; || let it not be joined unto the 2 If we assay † to commune with thee, Heb.
days of the year, let it not come into the wilt thou be grieved? but + who can + Heb. whe them terrify number of the months.
withhold himself from speaking? 7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no 3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, Amos 8. 10. joyful voice come therein.
and thou hast strengthened the weak • Isai. 5 3 8 Let them curse it that curse the hands. among the day, who are ready to raise up || their 4 Thy words have upholden him that Jer . g. 17, mourning:
was falling, and thou hast strengthened blsai. 35 39 Let the stars of the twilight thereof the feeble knees.
be dark; let it look for light, but have 5 But now it is come upon thee, and knees eyelids of the none; neither let it see + the dawning of thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou
art troubled. 10 Because it shut not up the doors of 6 Is not this “thy fear, a thy confi- sheis. my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from dence, thy hope, and the uprightness of mine eyes.
thy ways? Why died I not from the womb? 7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever • Pt. 37.5 why did I not give up the ghost when I perished, being innocent? or where were came out of the belly?
the righteous cut off?
13 For now should I have lain still same,
|| by the breath of his nostrils are they are 14 With kings and counsellers of the consumed. f ch. 15. 28. earth, which 'built desolate places for 10 The roaring of the lion, and the Exod. is themselves;
voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of 15. 30. mai. 15 Or with princes that had gold, who the young lions, are broken. filled their houses with silver:
ii "The old lion perisheth for lack of P. 586. g Ps. 58.8.
16 Or Bas an hidden untimely birth prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scat- P. 3*** I had not been; as infants which never tered abroad. saw light.
12 Now a thing was † secretly brought song 17 There the wicked cease from trou- to me, and mine ear received a little bling; and there the tweary be at rest. thereof.
18 There the prisoners rest together; 13 'In thoughts from the visions of the ich. 33 15b ch. 39. 7. "they hear not the voice of the oppressor. night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
19 The small and great are there; and 14 Fear † came upon me, and “trem- Heb. mit the servant is free from his master. bling, which made tall my bones to k Heb 3 is
20 Wherefore is light given to him shake. hos Samos that is in misery, and life unto the bitter 15 Then a spirit passed before my face; w bine. 4. 77. Prov. in soul;
the hair of my flesh stood up: 21 Which + long for death, but it 16 It stood still, but I could not disRev. 9.6. cometh not; and dig for it more than "for cern the form thereof: an image was be
fore mine eyes, || there was silence, and I got: I here 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are heard a voice, saying, glad, when they can find the grave? 17 "Shall mortal man be more just eh. g ?
morning, ch. 41. 18.
mch. 15. 15
39. 1 Sam. 2.
6. Isai. 30.
nch. 15 16
24. 16. iCor. 10. 13
& Ps. 33. 19.
+ Heb.from the hands.
+ Heb. braten is piece.
q Ps. 39. 11.
| Or, much. z Ps. 72. 16.
a Ps. 37.55
Prov. 9. 12.
God to be regarded in affliction.
CHAP. V. VI. The happy end of God's correction. than God? shall, a man be more pure , thou the chastening of the Almighty: Referst than his maker?
18 P For he maketh sore, and bindeth cir. 1520. 18 Behold, he “put no trust in his up: he woundeth, and his hands make p Deut. 32.
servants; || and his angels he charged whole. Or, nor in with folly:
19 'He shall deliver thee in six trou- 26. Hos. 6. I. 19 How much less in them that dwell bles: yea, in seven "there shall no evil &91.3. Pro*. pul light,
in houses of clay, whose foundation is touch thee. 2 Cor. 47. in the dust, which are crushed before the 20 'In famine he shall redeem theer Ps. 91. 10. moth?
from death: and in war † from the power & 37. 19. P P. 9,96. 20 P They are + destroyed from morn- of the sword.
ing to evening: they perish for ever with 21 Thou shalt be hid || from the ? Ps. 31. 20. out any regarding it.
scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou Or, when 21 Doth not their excellency which be afraid of destruction when it cometh. scourgeth. tch. 36. 12. is in them go away? 'they die, even with 22 At destruction and famine thou out wisdom.
shalt laugh: “neither shalt thou be afraid " Isai. 11.9. CHAP. V. of the beasts of the earth.
25. Ezek. 31. 1 The harm of inconsideration. 3 The end
23 *For thou shalt be in league with Ps. 91. 12. of the wicked is misery. 6 God is to be the stones of the field: and the beasts of Hos. 2. 18. regarded in affliction. 17 The happy end the field shall be at peace with thee. of God's correction.
24 And thou shalt know || that thy ta- ! or, that ALL now, if there be any that will bernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt tabernacle.
answer thee; and to which of the visit thy habitation, and shalt not ||sin. 1 Or, err. I Or, look. saints wilt thou || turn?
25 Thou shalt know also that 'thy seed y Ps. 112. 2. 2 For wrath Killeth the foolish man, shall be ll great, and thine offspring "as 1 Or, indig. and ||envy slayeth the silly one.
the grass of the earth. 3 * I have seen the foolish taking root: 26 * Thou shalt come to thy grave in a Prov.9. 11. Jer. 12. but suddenly I cursed his habitation. full age, like as a shock of corn #cometh + Heb.as
4 His children are far from safety, and in in his season. Ps. 109. 12. they are crushed in the gate, neither is
27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it b Ps. 11. 2. there any to deliver them.
is; hear it, and know thou it +for thy Heles for 5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth good. up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their sub-1 Job sheweth that his complaints are not
CHAP. VI. Or,iniquity. • Gen. 3. 17, stance.
causeless. 8 He wisheth far death, wherein 6 Although || affliction cometh not he is assured of comfort. 14 He reproveth Or, labour. forth of the dust, neither doth trouble his friends of unkindness. asses of the spring out of the ground;
UT Job answered and said, burung coal lift up to sty.
7 Yet man is born unto || trouble, as 2 Oh that my grief were throughly + the sparks fly upward.
weighed, and my calamity tlaid in the Heb. lifted $5.5 Ps.
8 I would seek unto God, and unto balances together! 2. God would I commit my cause:
3 For now it would be heavier than a Prov. 27.3. 9 'Which doeth great things and un- the sand of the sea: therefore || my words that searchable; marvellous things t without are swallowed up. number:
4 For the arrows of the Almighty are 4. 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, within me, the poison whereof drinketh P. 38. 2. 12.57, 10. and sendeth waters upon the tfields: up my spirit: the terrors of God do set & Ps. 88.15,
11 b To set up on high those that be themselves in array against me. 10 13 asi. low; that those which mourn may be 5 Doth the wild ass bray + when he Heb.ar exalted to safety.
hath grass? or loweth the ox over his place, 12 'He disappointeth the devices of fodder?
Same the crafty, so that their hands || cannot 6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten Neb. 15 perform their enterprise.
without salt? or is there any taste in the 13 He taketh the wise in their own white of an egg? Or, carrot craftiness: and the counsel of the froward 7 The things that my soul refused to fora euy is carried headlong.
touch are as my sorrowful meat. 14 "They || meet with darkness in the 8 Oh that I might have my request; Dent. 3 daytime, and grope in the noonday as in and that God would grant me fthe thing expectation is Amoet the night.
that I long for! 15 But " he saveth the poor from the 9 Even that it would please God to d 1 Kingo 19.
sword, from their mouth, and from the destroy me; that he would let loose his Pr 35- 10 hand of the mighty.
hand, and cut me off! 16 "So the poor hath hope, and ini 10 Then should I yet have comfort; Po quity stoppeth her mouth,
yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: e Acts 20. 20. 17 °Behold, happy is the man whom let him not spare; for "I have not conJam. I. 12. God correcteth: therefore despise not I cealed the words of the Holy One.
& 16. 2. & 17.11. Ps.co.
+ Heb. To him that melteth.
38. 12.00 6. Jan 414 f Ps 78.33
h Ps. 36. 11. & 41.9.
+ Heb, shall not return
+ Heb. they are cut off
b San. 12
li Sam. 1.10. ch.11
. Ezek. 27. 22,
1 Or, For now ve are
Heb. to it. nch. 13.4 + Heb. not. o Ps. 38. 11.
+ Heb. then my bests.
Job reproveth his friends of unkindness. JOB.
Job excuseth his desire of death. 11 What is my strength, that I should and I am full of tossings to and fro unto cir. 1520. hope? and what is mine end, that I should the dawning of the day. prolong my life?
5 My flesh is a clothed with worms and a Isai. 14.11. 12 Is my strength the strength of clods of dust; my skin is broken, and be+ Heb. bra- stones? or is my flesh tof brass? come loathsome.
13 Is not my help in me? and is wis 6 ° My days are swifter than a weaver's ch.9. 25. dom driven quite from me?
shuttle, and are spent without hope. 14 +® To him that is afflicted pity 7 O remember that f my life is wind: & 103.13.
should be shewed from his friend; but he mine eye + shall no more ll see good. $ Prov. 17. forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. 8 ® The eye of him that hath seen me
15 " My brethren have dealt deceit- shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon & 40.6
9 As the cloud is consumed and va- I Toure,
17 What time they wax warm, f they 10 He shall return no more to his 'That is! Thebe, in the vanish: + when it is hot, they are tcon- house, ' neither shall his place know him some se heat therenf. sumed out of their place.
any more. 18 The paths of their way are turned
11 Therefore I will not refrain my en la aside; they go to nothing, and perish. mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my 15 16 kGen.25.15 19 The troops of "Tema looked, the spirit; I will complain in the bitterness 9 & 20 21 1. Kings to companies of Sheba waited for them. of my soul.
20 They were confounded because 12 An I a sea, or a whale, that thou * Jer. 14.3. they had hoped; they came thither, and settest a watch over me? were ashamed.
"When I say, My bed shall com- a ch.9 37. 21 || For now "ye are + nothing; ye see fort me, my couch shall ease my comlike to them. my casting down, and oare afraid. plaint;
22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams,
23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's 15 So that my soul chooseth strang-
16 "I loathe it; I would not live alway: 2 ch. 10, 1-
magnify him? and that thou shouldest PP 629 25 How forcible are right words! but set thine heart
18 And that thou shouldest visit him
19 How long wilt thou not depart + Heb. ye 27 Yea, tye overwhelm the fatherless, from me, nor let me alone till I swallow and ye Pdig a pit for your friend.
down my spittle? + P. 5. 6.
28 Now therefore be content, look 20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto Hebibefore upon me; for it is tevident unto you if thee, 'O thou preserver of men? why I lie.
'hast thou set me as a mark against thee, panna 29 "Return, I pray you, let it not be so that I am a burden to myself?
iniquity; yea, return again, my righteous 21 And why dost thou not pardon my ! That is, in ness is || in it.
transgression, and take away mine ini30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? quity? for now shall I sleep in the dust;
cannot tmy taste discern perverse things? | and thou shalt seek me in the morning, palate, ch. CHAP. VII.
but I shall not be.
with men according to their works. 8 He
struction of the hypocrite. 20 He applieth 13, 14. P. like the days of an hireling?
God's just dealing to Job.
NHEN answered Bildad the Shuhite,
2 How long wilt thou speak these
vanity, and wearisome nights are appoint- thy mouth be like a strong wind? 67.ch. 17.12. ed to me.
3 *Doth God pervert judgment? or ; 4 When I lie down, I say, When doth the Almighty pervert justice? shall I arise, and † the night be gone? 4 If thy children have sinned against 5 ct.n.si