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put it far away, and let not the just upright man is laughed wickedness dwell in thy taber- to scorn. nacles.

5 He that is ready to slip with 15 For then shalt thou lift up bis feet, is as a lamp despised thy face without spot; yea, thou in the thought of him that is at shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear :

6 The tabernacles of robbers 16 Because thou shalt forget prosper, and they that provoke thy misery, and remember it as God are secure; into whose waters that pass away :

hand God bringeth abundant17 And ibine age shall be ly. clearer than the noon-day : thou 7 But ask now the beasts, and shalt shine forth, thou shalt be they shall teach thee; and the as the morning.

fowls of the air, and they shall 18 And thou shalt be secure, tell thee :

because there is hope ; yea, thou 8 Or speak to the earth, and

shalt dig about thee, and thou | it shall teach thee; and the shalt take thy rest in safety. fishes of the sea shall declare

19 Also thou shalt lie down, unto thee. and none shall make thee afraid; 9 Who knoweth not in all yea, many shall make suit unto these that the hand of the LORD thee.

hath wrought this? 20 But the eyes of the wick 10 In whose hand is the soul ed shall fail, and they shall not of every living thing, and the escape, and their hope shall be breath of all mankind. as the giving up of the ghost. 11 Doth not the ear try words?

and the mouth taste his meat ? CHAP. XII.

12 With the ancient is wis.

dom ; and in length of days GOD'S OMNIPOTENCY MAIN

understanding TAINED.

13 With him is wisdom and AND Job answered and said, strength; he hath counsel and 2 No doubt but ye are the understanding. people, and wisdom shall die 14 Behold, he breaketh down,

and it cannot be built again : 3 But I have understanding as he shutteth up a man, and there well as you; I am not inferior can be no opening. to you : yea, who knoweth not 15 Behold, he withholdeth the such things as these?

waters, and they dry up: also 4. I am as one mocked of his he sendeth them out, and they neighbour, who calleth upon overturn the earth. God, and he answereth him : 16 With him is strength and

with you.

unto you.

wisdom : the deceived and the || I know also: I am not inferior deceiver are his.

17 He leadeth counsellors away 3 Surely I would speak to the spoiled, and maketh the judges Almighty, and I desire to reafools.

son with God. 18 He looseth the bond of 4 But ye are forgers of lies, kings, and girdeth their loins ye are all physicians of no vawith a girdle.

lue. 19 He leadeth princes away 5 O that ye would altogether spoiled, and overthroweth the hold your peace; and it should mighty.

be your wisdom. 20 He removeth away the 6 Hear now my reasoning, and speech of the trusty, and tak hearken to the pleadings of my eth away the understanding of lips. the aged.

7 Will ye speak wickedly for 21 He poureth contempt upon God ? and talk deceitfully for princes, and weakeneth the him ? strength of the mighty.

8 Will ye accept his person ? 22 He discovereth deep things will ye contend for God ? out of darkness, and bringeth out 9 Is it good that he should to light the shadow of death. search

you

out? or as one man 23 He increaseth the nations, mocketh another, do ye so mock and destroyeth them: he en him ? largeth the nations, and straiten 10 He will surely reprove you, eth them again.

if ye do secretly accept per24 He taketh away the heart sons. of the chief of the people of the 11 Shall not his excellency earth, and causeth them to wan make you afraid ? and his dread der in a wilderness where there fall upon you? is no way

12 Your remembrances are 25 They grope in the dark like unto ashes, your bodies to without light, and he maketh bodies of clay. them to stagger like a drunken 13 Hold your peace, let me man.

alone, that I may speak, and let

come on me what will. CHAP. XIII.

14 Wherefore do I take-my

flesh in my teeth, and put my JOB'S CONFIDENCE IN GOD.

life in mine hand ? LO, mine eye hath seen all 15 Though he slay me, yet this, mine ear hath heard and will I trust in him : but I will understood it.

maintain mine own ways before 2 What ye know, the same do || him.

LIFE.

16 He also shall be my salva- consumeth, as a garment that is tion: for an hypocrite shall not moth-eaten. come before him. 17 Hear diligently my speech,

CHAP. XIV. and my declaration with your

THE CONDITIONS OF MAN'S ears.

18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I MAN that is born of a woshall be justified.

man is of few days, and full of 19 Who is he that will plead trouble. with me? for now, if I hold my 2 He cometh forth like a flow. tongue, I shall give up the er, and is cut down : he fleeth ghost.

also as a shadow, and continu. 20 Only do not two things eth not. unto me: then will I not hide 3 And dost thou open thine myself from thee.

eyes upon such an one; and 21 Withdraw thine hand far bringest me into judgment with from me : and let not thy dread thee? make me afraid.

4. Who can bring a clean thing 22 Then call thou, and I will out of an unclean ? not one.

or let me speak, and 5 Seeing his days are deter. answer thou me.

mined, the number of his 23 How many are mine ini. months are with thee; thou hast quities and sins ? make me to appointed his bounds that he know my transgression and my cannot pass ; sin.

6 Turn from him, that he may 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy rest, till he shall accomplish, as face, and holdest me for thine an hireling, his day. enemy?

7 For there is hope of a tree, 25 Wilt thou break a leaf dri. if it be cut down, that it will ven to and fro ? and wilt thou sprout again, and that the tenpursue the dry stubble ?

der branch thereof will not 26 For thou writest bitter || cease. things against me, and makest 8 Though the root thereof me to possess the iniquities of wax old in the earth, and the my youth.

stock thereof die in the ground; 27 Thou puttest my feet also 9 Yet through the scent of wa. in the stocks, and lookest nar- ter it will bud, and bring forth rowly unto all my paths; thou boughs like a plant. settest a print upon the heels of 10 But man dieth, and wast.

eth away : yea, man giveth up 28 And he, as a rotten thing, the ghost, and where is he?

answer:

my feet.

drieth up:

11 As the waters fail from the and he knoweth it not; and they sea, and the flood decayeth and are brought low, but he per

ceiveth it not of them. 12 So man lieth down, and 22 But his Aesh upon him riseth not: till the heavens be shall have pain, and his soul no more, they shall not awake, within him shall mourn. nor be raised out of their sleep.

CHAP. XV. 13 O that thou wouldest hide

ELIPHAZ REPROVETH JOB. me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret until THEN answered Eliphaz the thy wrath be past, that thou Temanite, and said, wouldest appoint me a set time, 2 Should a wise man utter and remember me !

vain knowledge, and fill his bel14 If a man die, shall he lively with the east wind ? again ? all the days of my ap

3 Should he reason with unpointed time will I wait, till my profitable talk ? or with speechchange come.

es wherewith he can do no .15 Thou shalt call, and I will good ? answer thee: thou wilt have a 4 4 Yea, thou castest off fear, desire to the work of thine and restrainest

prayer

before hands.

God. 16 For now thou numberest 5 For thy mouth uttereth thine my steps : dost thou not watch iniquity, and thou choosest the over my sin ?

tongue of the crafty. 17 My transgression is sealed 6 Thine own mouth condemn. up in a bag, and thou sewest eth thee, and not I : yea, thine up mine iniquity.

own lips testify against thee. 18 And surely the mountain 7 Art thou the first man that falling cometh to nought, and was born? or wast thou made the rock is removed out of his before the hills ? place.

8 Hast thou heard the secret of 19 The waters wear the stones: God? and dost thou restrain wisthou washest away the things dom to thyself ? which grow out of the dust of 9 What knowest thou, that the earth; and thou destroyest we know not ? what underthe hope of man.

standest thou, which is not in 20 Thou prevailest for ever us? against him, and he passeth :

10 With us are both the graythou changest his countenance, headed and very aged men, and sendest him away.

much elder than thy father. 21 His sons come to honour, 11 Are the consolations of

God small with thee? is there make him afraid; they shall preany secret thing with thee? vail against him, as a king ready

12 Why doth thine heart car to the battle. ry thee away? and what do 25 For he stretcheth out his thine eyes wink at,

hand against God, and strength13 That thou turnest thy spi-eneth himself against the Alrit against God, and lettest such mighty. words go out of thy mouth? 26 He runneth upon him, even

14 What is man, that he on his neck, upon the thick should be clean? and be which bosses of his bucklers: is born of a woman, that he 27 Because he covereth his should be righteous ?

face with his fatness, and mak15 Behold, he putteth no trust eth collops of fat on his flanks. in his saints; yea, the heavens 28 And he dwelleth in desolate are not clean in his sight. cities, and in houses which no

16 How much more abomina man inhabiteth, which are ready ble and filthy is man, which to become heaps. drinketh iniquity like water? 29 He shall not be rich, nei.

17 I will shew thee, hear me ; ther shall his substance conand that which I have seen, Itinue, neither shall he prolong will declare ;

the perfection thereof upon the 18 Which wise men have told earth. from their fathers, and have not 30 He shall not depart out of hid it:

darkness; the flame shall dry up 19 Unto whom alone the earth his branches, and by the breath was given, and no stranger pass of his mouth shall he go away. ed among them.

31 Let not him that is deceiv. 20 The wicked man travailethed trust in vanity: for vanity with pain all bis days, and the shall be his recompence. number of years is hidden to 32 It shall be accomplished the oppressor

before his time, and his branch 21 A dreadful sound is in his shall not be

green. ears: in prosperity the destroyer 33 He shall shake off his unshall come upon him.

ripe grape as the vine, and shall 22 He believeth not that he cast off his flower as the olive. shall return out of darkness, and 34. For the congregation of he is waited for of the sword. hypocrites shall be desolate, and

23 He wandereth abroad for fire shall consume the tabernabread, saying, Where is it? he cles of bribery. knoweth that the day of dark 35 They conceive mischief, ness is ready at his hand. and bring forth vanity, and their 24 Trouble and anguish shall belly prepareth deceit.

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