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head at you.
themselves together against CHAP. XVI.
11 God hath delivered me to JOB REPROVETH HIS
the ungodly, and turned me over
into the hands of the wicked. THEN Job answered and 12 I was at ease, but he hath said,
broken me asunder: he hath 2 I have heard many such also taken me by my neck, and things : miserable comforters shaken me to pieces, and set me are ye all.
up for his mark, 3 Shall vain words have an 13 His archers compass me end? or what emboldeneth thee round about, he cleaveth my that thou answerest?
reins asunder, and doth not 4 I also could speak as ye do: spare; he poureth out my gall if your soul were in my soul's upon the ground. stead, I could heap up words 14 He breaketh me with breach against you, and shake mine upon breach, he runneth upon
me like a giant. 5 But I would strengthen you
15 I have sewed sackcloth with my mouth, and the moving upon my skin, and defiled my of my lips should assuage your horn in the dust. grief
16 My face is foul with weep6 Though I speak, my griefing, and on my eyelids is the is not assuaged: and though I shadow of death; forbear, what am I eased ? 17 Not for any injustice in
7 But now he hath made me mine hands: also my prayer is weary; thou hast made desolate pure. all my company.
18 O earth, cover not thou my 8 And thou hast filled me with blood, and let my cry have no wrinkles, which is a witness place. against me: and my leanness 19 Also now, behold, my witrising up in me beareth witness | ness is in heaven, and my reto my face.
cord is on high. 9 He teareth me in his wrath, 20 My friends scorn me: but who hateth me: he gnasheth mine eye poureth out tears unto upon me with his teeth; mine God. enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon 21 O that one might plead for
a man with God, as a man plead10 They have gaped upon meeth for his neighbour! with their mouth; they have 22 When a few years are come, smitten me upon the cheek re then I shall
the proachfully; they have gathered shall not return.
way whence I
13 If I wait, the grave is mine
house : I have made my bed in JOB'S APPEAL TO GOD.
the darkness. MY breath is corrupt, my
14 I have said to corruption, days are extinct, the graves are | Thou art my father : to the ready for me.
worm, Thou art my mother and 2 Are there not mockers with my sister. me; and doth not mine eye con 15 And where is now my hope? tinue in their provocation? as for my hope, who shall see
3 Lay down now, put me in a || it? surety with thee; who is he that
16 They shall go down to the will strike hands with me? bars of the pit, when our rest
4 For thou hast hid their heart together is in the dust. from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt tbem.
CHAP. XVIII. 5 He that speaketh flattery to
BILDAD REPROVETH JOB. bis friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
THEN answered Bildad the 6 He hath made me also a by- Shuhite, and said, word of the people; and afore 2 How long will it be ere ye time I was as a tabret.
make an end of words ? mark, 7 Mine eye also is dim by rea and afterwards we will speak. son of sorrow, and all my mem 3 Wherefore are we counted as bers are as a shadow.
beasts, and reputed vile in your 8 Upright men shall be asto- sight? nied at this, and the innocent 4 He teareth himself in his shall stir up himself against the anger: shall the earth be forhypocrite.
saken for thee? and shall the 9 The righteous also shall hold rock be removed out of his on his way, and he that hath place? clean hands shall be stronger 5 Yea, the light of the wicked and stronger.
shall be put out, and the spark of 10 But as for you all, do ye re his fire shall not shine. turn and come now: for I can 6 The light shall be dark in not find one wise man among his tabernacle, and his candle you.
shall be put out with him. 11 My days are past, my pur 7 The steps of his strength poses are broken off, even the shall be straitened, and his own thoughts of my heart.
counsel shall cast him down. 12 They change the night into 8 For he is cast into a net by day: the light is short because his own feet, and he walketh of darkness.
upon a snare.
in the way
9 The gin shall take him by the the place of him that knoweth heel, and the robber shall prevailnot God. against him. 10 The snare is laid for him in
CHAP. XIX. the ground, and a trap for him
JOB'S COMPLAINT OF HIS 11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall THEN Job answered and drive him to his feet.
12 His strength shall be hun 2 How long will ye vex mý ger-bitten, and destruction shall soul, and break me in pieces be ready at his side.
with words? 13 It shall devour the strength 3 These ten times have ye of his skin: even the first-born of reproached me :
ye are death shall devour his strength. ashamed that ye make your
14 His confidence shall be selves strange to me. rooted out of his tabernacle, and 4 And be it indeed that I have it shall bring him to the king of erred, mine error remaineth terrors.
15 It shall dwell in his taberna 5 If indeed ye will magnify cle, because it is none of his; yourselves against me, and plead brimstone shall be scattered against me my reproach: upon his habitation.
6 Know now that God hath 16 His roots shall be dried up overthrown me, and hath combeneath, and above shall his passed me with his net. branch be cut off.
7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, 17 His remembrance shall pe- but I am not heard: I cry aloud, rish from the earth, and he shall but there is no judgment. have no name in the street.
8 He hath fenced up my way 18 He shall be driven from that I cannot pass, and he hath light into darkness, and chased set darkness in my paths. out of the world.
9 He hath stripped me of my 19 He shall neither have son glory, and taken the crown from nor nephew among his people, my head. . nor any remaining in his dwel. io He hath destroyed me on lings.
every side, and I am gone: and 20 They that come after him mine hope hath he removed like shall be astonied at his day, as
a tree. they that went before were af 11 He hath also kindled his frighted.
wrath against me, and he count21 Surely such are the dwel- eth me unto him as one of his lings of the wicked, and this is enemies.
the hypocrite but for a moment?
12 His troops come together, an iron pen and lead in the rock and raise up their way against for ever! me, and encamp round about 25 For I know that my remy tabernacle.
deemer liveth, and that he shall 13 He hath put my brethren stand at the latter day upon the far from me, and mine acquaint- earth: ance are verily estranged from 26 And though after my
worms destroy this body, yet in 14 My kinsfolk have failed, my Aesh shall I see God: and my familiar friends have 27 Whom I shall see for my. forgotten me.
self, and mine eyes shall be. 15 They that dwell in mine hold, and not another; though house, and my maids, count me my reins be consumed within for a stranger: I am an alien in me.
28 But ye should say, Why 16 I called my servant, and he persecute we him, seeing the gave me no answer; I entreated root of the matter is found in him with my mouth.
me? 17 My breath is strange to my
29 Be ye afraid of the sword: wife, though I entreated for the for wrath bringeth the punishchildren's sake of mine own body ments of the sword, that ye
18 Yea, young children des- may know there is a judgment. pised me; I arose, and they spake against me.
CHAP. XX. 19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I
THE PORTION OF THE WICKED. loved are turned against me. THEN answered Zophar the
20 My bone cleaveth to my Naamathite, and said, skin and to my flesh, and I am 2 Therefore do my thoughts escaped with the skin of my
cause me to answer, and for this teeth.
I make haste. 21 Have pity upon me, have 3 I have heard the check of my pity upon me, Oye my friends; reproach, and the spirit of my for the hand of God hath touch- understanding causeth me to
answer. 22 Why do ye persecute me as
4 Knowest thou not this of old, God, and are not satisfied with since man was placed upon
earth, 23 Oh that my words were 5 That the triumphing of the now written! Oh that they were wicked is short, and the joy of printed in a book! 24 That they were graven with
6 Though his excellency mount
up to the heavens, and his head | his substance shall the restitureach unto the clouds;
tion be, and he shall not rejoice 7 ret he shall perish for ever therein. like his own dung: they which 19 Because he hath oppressed have seen him shall say, Where and hath forsaken the poor ; beis he?
cause he hath violently taken 8 He shall fly away as a dream, away an house which he builded and shall not be found : yea, he not : shall be chased away as a vision 20 Surely he shall not feel quiof the night.
etness in his belly, he shall not 9 The eye also which saw him save of that which he desired. shall see him no more; neither 21 There shall none of his shall his place any more behold meat be left: therefore shall no him.
man look for his goods. 10 His children shall seek to 22 In the fulness of his suffiplease the poor, and his hands ciency he shall be in straits: shall restore their goods. every hand of the wicked shall 11 His bones are full of the sin come upon
him. of his youth, which shall lie 23 When he is about to fill his down with him in the dust. belly, God shall cast the fury of
12 Though wickedness be his wrath upon him, and shall sweet in his mouth, though he rain it upon him while he is hide it under his tongue; eating.
13 Though he spare it, and 24 He shall flee from the iron forsake it not; but keep it still weapon, and the bow of steel within his mouth:
shall strike him through. 14 Yet his meat in his bowels 25 It is drawn, and cometh out is turned, it is the gall of asps of the body, yea, the glittering within him.
sword cometh out of his gall: 15 He hath swallowed down terrors are upon
him. riches, and he shall vomit them 26 All darkness shall be hid in up again ; God shall cast them his secret places : a fire not out of his belly.
blown shall consume him ; it 16 He shall suck the poison of shall go ill with him that is left asps : the viper's tongue shall in his tabernacle. slay him.
27 The heaven shall reveal his 17 He shall not see the rivers, iniquity; and the earth shall the floods, the brooks of honey rise up against him. and butter.
28 The increase of his house 18 That which he laboured for shall depart, and his goods shall shall he restore, and shall not flow away in the day of his swallow it down: according to wrath.