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him, to destroy him without 12 And when they lifted up

their eyes afar off, and knew 4 And Satan answered the him not, they lifted up their LORD, and said, Skin for skin, voice, and wept; and they rent yea, all that a man hath will he every

every one his mantle, and give for his life.

sprinkled dust upon their heads 5 But put forth thine hand | toward heaven.X now, and touch his bone and

13 So they sat down with him his flesh, and he will curse thee upon the ground seven days to thy face.

and seven nights, and none 6 And the LORD said unto spake a word unto him : for Satan, Behold, he is in thine they saw that his grief was very hand ; but save his life.

great. 7 So went Satan forth from

CHAP. III. the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from


HIS BIRTH. the sole of his foot unto his

AFTER this Job opened his 8 And he took him a potsherd mouth, and cursed his day. to scrape himself withal; and 2 And Job spake, and said, he sat down among the ashes. 3 Let the day perish wherein

9 Then said his wife unto I was born, and the night in him, - Dost thou still retain which it was said, There is a thine integrity ? curse God, and man child conceived. die...

4 Let that day be darkness; 10 But he said unto her, Thou let not God regard it from speakest as one of the foolish | above, neither let the light women speaketh. What! shall shine upon it. we receive good at the hand of 5 Let darkness and the shaGod, and shall we not receivedow of death stain it; let a evil? In all this did not Job sin | cloud dwell upon it; let the with his lips.

blackness of the day terri. 11 Now when Job's three | fy it. friends heard of all this evil 6 As for that night, let darkthat was come upon him, they ness seize upon it; let it not came every one from his own be joined unto the days of the place: Eliphaz the Temanite, year, let it not come into the and Bildad the Shuhite, and number of the months.

7 they had made an appointment ry, let no joyful voice come together to come to mourn with therein. him, and to comfort him.

8 Let them curse it that curse

the day, who are ready to raise 21 Which long for death, but up their mourning.

it cometh not; and dig for it 9 Let the stars of the twilight more than for hid treasures; thereof be dark; let it look for 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, light, but have none; neither and are glad, when they can let it see the dawning of the find the grave? day :

23 Why is light given to a man 10 Because it shut not up the whose way is hid, and whom doors of my mother's womb, God hath hedged in? nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. 24 For my sighing cometh

11 Why died I not from the before I eat, and my roarings womb ? why did I not give upare poured out like the waters. the ghost when I came out of 25 For the thing which I the belly ?

greatly feared is come upon me, 12 Why did the knees pre- and that which I was afraid of vent me? or why the breasts is come unto me. that I should suck ?

26 I was not in safety, neither 13 For now should I have lain had I rest, neither was I quict; still, and been quiet, I should yet trouble came. have slept; then had I been at rest,

CHAP. IV. 14 With kings and counsel

ELIPHAZ REPROVETH JOB. lors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; THEN Eliphaz the Teman

15 Or with princes that had ite answered and said, gold, who filled their houses 2 If we assay to commune with silver:

with thee, wilt thou be grieved? 16 Or as an hidden untimely but who can withhold himself birth I had not been; as infants from speaking? which never saw light.

3 Behold, thou hast instructed 17 There the wicked cease many, and thou hast strengthfrom troubling; and there the ened the weak hands. weary be at rest.

4 Thy words have upholden 18 There the prisoners rest to him that was falling, and thou gether; they hear not the voice hast strengthened the feeble of the oppressor.

knees. 19 The small and great are

5 But now it is come upon there; and the servant is free thee, and thou faintest; it touchfrom his master.

eth thee, and thou art troubled. 20 Wherefore is light given 6 Is not this thy fear, thy conto him that is in misery, and fidence, thy hope, and the uplife unto the bitter in soul; rightness of thy ways?


7 Remember, I pray thee, who || whose foundation is in the dust, ever perished, being innocent? which are crushed before the or where were the righteous cut moth? off?

20 They are destroyed from 8 Even as I have seen, they morning to evening: they pethat plough iniquity, and sow rish for ever without any regardwickedness, reap the same.

ing it. 9 By the blast of God they 21 Doth not their excellency perish, and by the breath of his which is in them go away? they nostrils are they consumed. die, even without wisdom.

10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion,

CHAP. V. and the teeth of the young lions,


11 The old lion perisheth for CALL now, if there be any lack of prey, and the stout lion's that will answer thee; and to whelps are scattered abroad. which of the saints wilt thou

12 Now a thing was secretly turn? brought to me, and mine ear 2 For wrath killeth the foolish received a little thereof.

man, and envy slayeth the silly 13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep 3 I have seen the foolish tak

ing root: but suddenly I cursed 14 Fear came upon me, and his habitation. trembling, which made all

my 4 His children are far from bones to shake.

safety, and they are crushed in 15 Then a spirit passed before the gate, neither is there any to my face; the hair of my flesh deliver them.

5 Whose harvest the hungry 16 It stood still, but I could eateth up, and taketh it even not discern the form thereof: out of the thorns, and the robber an image was before mine eyes, swalloweth up the

their substance. there was silence, and I heard a 6 Although affliction cometh voice, saying,

not forth of the dust, neither 17 Shall mortal man be more doth trouble spring out of the just than God? shall a man be ground; more pure than his maker? 7 Yet a man is born unto

18 Behold, he put no trust in trouble, as the sparks fly uphis servants; and his angels he ward. charged with folly:

8 I would seek unto God, and 19 How much less in them unto God would I commit my that dwell in houses of clay, cause:

falleth on men,

stood up:

9 Which doeth great things || shalt thou be afraid of destrucand unsearchable; marvelloustion when it cometh. things without number:

22 At destruction and famine 10 Who giveth rain upon the thou shalt laugh: neither shalt earth, and sendeth waters upon thou be afraid of the beasts of the fields;

the earth. 11 To set up on high those 23 For thou shalt be in league that be low; that those which with the stones of the field: and mourn may be exalted to safe- the beasts of the field shall be at ty.

peace with thee. 12 He disappointeth the de 24 And thou shalt know that vices of the crafty, so that their thy tabernacle shall be in peace; hands cannot perform their en and thou shalt visit thy habitaterprise.

tion, and shalt not sin. 13 He taketh the wise in their 25 Thou shalt know also that own craftiness; and the counsel thy seed shall be great, and of the froward is carried head- thine offspring as the grass of long

the earth. 14 They meet with darkness 26 Thou shalt come to thy in the day-time, and grope in grave in a full age, like as a the noon-day as in the night. shock of corn cometh in in his

15 But he saveth the poor season. from the sword, from their 27 Lo this, we have searched mouth, and from the hand of it, so it is; hear it, and know the mighty.

thou it for thy good. 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

CHAP. VI. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: there

JOB WISHETH FOR DEATH. fore despise not thou the chas BUT Job answered and said, tening of the Almighty:

2 Oh that my grief were 18. For he maketh sore, and throughly weighed, and my cabindeth up: he woundeth, and lamity laid in the balances tohis hands make whole.

gether! 19 He shall deliver thee in six 3 For now it would be heavier troubles: yea, in seven there than the sand of the sea: thereshall no evil touch thee.

fore my words are swallowed 20 In famine he shall redeem up. thee from death: and in war 4 For the arrows of the Alfrom the power of the sword. mighty are within me, the poi

21 Thou shalt be hid from the son whereof drinketh up my scourge of the tongue: neither spirit: the terrors of God do set

themselves in array against me. son of the ice, and wherein the

5 Doth the wild ass bray when snow is hid: he hath grass? or loweth the ox 17 What time they wax warm, over his fodder?

they vanish: when it is hot, 6 Can that which is unsavory they are consumed out of their be eaten without salt? or is place. there any taste in the white of 18 The paths of their way are an egg?

turned aside: they go to nothing, 7 The things that my soul re- and perish. fused to touch are as my sor 19 The troops of Tema lookrowful meat.

ed, the companies of Sheba 8 Oh that I might have my waited for them. request; and that God would

20 They were confounded begrant me the thing that I long cause they had hoped; they for!

came thither, and were ashamed. 9 Even that it would please 21 For now ye are nothing; God to destroy me; that he ye see my casting down, and are would let loose his hand, and afraid. cut me off!

22 Did I say, Bring unto me? '10 Then should I have com or, Give a reward for me of fort; yea, I would harden my- your substance ? self in sorrow: let him not 23 Or, Deliver me from the spare ; for I have not conceal-enemy's hand? or, Redeem me ed the words of the Holy One. from the hand of the mighty?

11 What is my strength that I 24 Teach me, and I will hold should hope? and what is minemy tongue: and cause me to unend, that I should prolong myderstand wherein I have erred. life?

25 How forcible are right 12 Is

my strength the strength words! but what doth your of stones? or is my flesh of brass? | arguing reprove?

13 Is not my help in me? and 26 Do ye imagine to reprove is wisdom driven quite from words, and the speeches of one me?

that is desperate, which are as 14 To him that is afflicted pity wind? should be shewed from his friend: 27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fa. but he forsaketh the fear of the therless, and ye dig a pit for Almighty.

15 My brethren have dealt de 28 Now therefore be content, ceitfully as a brook, and as the look upon me; for it is evident stream of brooks they pass unto you if I lie. away;

29 Return, I pray you, let it 16 Which are blackish by rea not be iniquity; yea, return

your fricnd.

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