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18 Yet he filled their houses with good 15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence; Dhings : but the counsel of the wickcd is far when I contider, I am afraid of him. from me.

16 For God inaketh my heart soft, and the 19. The righteous see it, and are glad : and Almighty troubleth me: the innocent laugh them to fcoru.

17 Because I was not cut oft before the so Whereas our fubftance is not cut down; darkness, neither hath he covered the dark but the remnant of them the fire conlumethnets from my face. 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be

CHAP. XXIV. a peaco; thereby good shall come unto thee. I Wickedness goeth offer unpunished. 17 There

21 Keccive, I pray thee, the law from his is a jecrei judgment for the wicked. mouth, and lay up his words in thínc lieart. 22 thou return to the Almighty thou W Hiy feeing times are not hidden from

the Almighty, do they that know him thalt be built up, thou shalt put away ini- not see his days? quity far from thy tabernacles.

2 Some rcinove the land-marks; they vio24 Then thalt thou lay up gold as duit, and lently

take away Hocks, and feed thereof; the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

3. They drive away the als of the fa3 yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, therlels; they take the widows ox for a and thou shalt have plenty of filver.

pledge; 26 For then thalt thou have thy delight in 4 They turn the necdy out of the way: the Almighty, and thalt lift up thy face unto the poor of the earth hide themselves too

gether. *? 'Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, 5 Behold, as wild affes in the desert go and he than hear thee, and thou halt pay they forth to their work, riling

betimes for a thy vows.

prey: the wildernels yieldeth food for them is Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it and for their children; fall be citablifhed unto thee; and the light 6 They reap every one his corn in the field; thine upon thy ways.

and they gather the vintage of the wicked; 29 When men are cait down, then thou

7 They cause the naked to lodge without balt Gay, There is lifting up; and he thall cloathing, that they have no covering in the are the humble person.

cold; Bo He thail deiiver the illand of the inno

8 They are wet with the showers of the ceat: and it is delivered by the purencís mountains, and embrace the rock for want of thine hands.

of a shelter; CHA P. XXIII.

9 They pluck the fatherless from the brcaft, I Jo longer to appear before God, 6 income and take a pledge of the poor : Arace of his mercy. 8 God, who is invi.

10 They caule him to go naked without , terveth our ways. !! Fobs innocency. clothing, and they take away the theaf from 13 Geds decree is immutable.

the hungry;

11 which make oil within their walls, and Themen aufwered and said,

2 Even to day is my complaint bitter : tread their wine-presses, and suffer thirit. my aroke is heavier than my groaning: 12 Men groan from out of the city, and

Oh that I knew where I might find him! the foul of the wounded crieth out : yct that I might come even to his seat!

God layeth not folly to them. 41 woald order my cause before him, and 13. They are of those that rebel againtt AB iny mouth with arguments.

the light; they know not the ways thercof, i would know the words which he would nor abide in the paths thercof. anfuck me, and understand what he would 14 The murderer, riling with the light, Cay unto me.

kilieth the poor and needy, and in the night 6 WD he picad againft me with his great is as a thief. pover! No, but he would put strength in ine. 15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth

7 There the righteous might dispute with for the twilight, saying, No eye thall see me: him: to should i be delivered for ever from and disguiseth his face. sy judge

16 In the dark they dig through houses, Beliold, I go forward, but he is not there, which they had marked for themselves in and backward, but I cannot perceive him : the day-time; they know not the light.

9 On the left band, where he doth work, 17 For the morning is to them even as the but I cannot bchold him: he hidcth himself thadow of death : if one know them, they are Go the right hand, that I cannot see him : in the terrors of the fhadow of death,

10 But be knoweth the way that I take: 18 He is swift as the waters; their portion EN he hath tried me, I thall come forth is curred in the earth: he beholdeth not the a gold.

way of the vineyards. 11 My foct hath held his fleps; his way 19. Drought and heat consume thc frowfrave I Ecpt, and nat declined.

waters : fo doth the grave those which trave 12 Neither have I gonc back from the finned. cammandment of his fps; I have esteemed 20 The womb shall forget him; the worm the words of his mouta more than my ne- fhall feed sweetly on liim: he thall be no cetary food.

more remembered; and wickedness ihall be 13 But be is in one mind, and who can broken as a tree. turn him and what his soul desiseth, even 21 He evil-entreateth the barren that bear. Hur hiç docth.

cth not, and doeth not good ro the widow. 1 For he performeth the thing that is ap 22 Hc draweth also the mighty with his pokuted los me; md many such fpings are power; he rilcth up, and no mon is fure of


23 Though it be given him to be in safety 3 All the while my breath is in me, au whereon hc refteth, yet his eyes are upon the Spirit of God is in my noftrils; their ways.

4 My lips shall not speak wickedneli, e 24 They are exalted for a little while, but my tongue utter deceit. arc gone and brought low; they are taken Ś God forbid that I thould juftify you still out of the way as all other, and cut off as die I will not remove my integrity iron 02 the tops of the ears of corn.

6 My righteouincis I hold fail, and wille 25 And if it be not fo now, who will make let it go; my heart fall not reproach me a liar, and make my speech nothing long as I live. worth?

7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, CHAP. XXV.

he that riscth up against me as the Bildad sheveth that man cannot be juflified righteous. before God,

8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and though he hath gained, when God take

away his foul? 2 Dominion and fear are with him; he 9 Wii God hear his cry when trozole maketh peace in his high-places.

comcth upon him! 3 Is there any number of his armies ! and 10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty upon whom doth not his light arise? will he always call upon God!

4 How then can man se justified with ul will teach you by the hand of God: Ild God? or how can he be clean that is born which is with the Almighty will I not conccal of a woman?

12 Behold, all ye yourselves have feest; not: yea, the ftars are not

pure in his fight with God, and the heritage of appreberi 5 Behold, even to the moon, and it shineth why then arc ye thus altogether vain!

6 How much less man, that is a worm and which they ihall receive of the Almight: the son of man, which is a worin! CHA P. XXVI,

14 If his children be multiplied, it for Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bil- the word; and his offspring thall not dad, 5 acknowledgesh the power of God to satisfied with bread. De infinite and unfearchable.

15 Those that remain of him full Du Tobenswered and Gaid;

buried in death; and his widows ftale 2 How haft thou helped him that is with weep. out power? how savest thou the arm that 16 Though he heap up silver as the state hath no ftrength?

and prepare raiment as the clay, 3 How hait thou counselled him that hath 17 He may prepare it, but the juft Quail dcclared the thing as it is? no wisdom! and how haft thou plentifully it on, and the innocent thall divide the file

18 He buildeth his house as a moth, an 4 To whom halt thou uttered words and as a booth tha! the keeper maketh. whofe fpirit came from me?

19 The rich man ihall lie down, but s Dead things are formed from under the hall not be gathered; he opencth lis erede waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

and he is not. 6 Hel is naked before him, and deftruc 20 Terrors take hold on hin as waters tion hath no covering.

tempeft ttealeth him away in the night 7 H* Atretcheth out the north over the 21 The east wind carrieth him away, a empty place, and hangeth the earth upon he departeth; and, as a form, hurleth him nothing

out of his place. 8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick 22 For God thall caft upon bim, and the clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them. spare: he would fain flee out of his hands 9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, mali hils him out of his place,

23 Men thall clap their hands at him, sa and spreadeth his cloud upen it. 10 'He hath compassed the waters with

CH A P. XXVIII. hounds, until the day and night come to an i Though man may seasch deep inte naturt. end.

to understand Göds ways is beyond his fad 11 The pillars of heaven tremble, and are altonished at his reproof.

23 being comprehended by God eels. 12 He divideth the sea with his power,

Urely there is a vein for the filver, and and by his underttanding he fmiteth through the proud.

2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brali 13 By his Spirit he hath garnithed the

is molten out of the stone. heavens; his hand hath forined the crooked eth out all perfection; the stones of darkaa

3 He fetteth an end to darknets, and search ferpent.

and the shadow of death. 14 Lo, thefe are parts of his ways; but how

4 The food breaketh out from the bar little = portion is leard of him but the bitant; even the waters forgotren of the thunder of his power who can underttand ? foot: they are dried up, they are gane away CHAP. XXVII.

from men. Job pretefteth kis fincerity, & The hypocrite is without hope. 11 The befings which the and under it, is turned up as it were fire

Ş. As for the earth, out of it comceh

brex wicèed have, are turned into curses.

The ftones of it are the place of 9 Moreover, Job continued his parable, phires; and it hath duit par golelo

2.A: God liveth, who hath taken away and which the vultures eye hath not feeni my judgment; and the Almighty, who bath vexed my souls

8 The lions whelps have not truuden per the fierce Mon papel by it,

He putteth forth his band upon the rock; 12 Because I ddivered the poor that cried, * overturneth the mountains by the roots. and the fatherless, and him that had none to 10 He cutteth orx rivers among the rocks; help him. rd lis gye feeth cvery precious thing. 13 'The blessing of him that was ready to 11 He bineeth the floods from overflowing, perith came upon me: and I caused the 4162 lking that is hid bringeth hc forth to widows heart to fing for joy.

14 I put on righteousnels, and it clothed 1. But where shall wisdom be found! and me: my judgment was as a robe and a rers is the place of underftanding!

diadem. u kan knowcth not the price thereof; 15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was other

is it found in the land of the living. I to the lame. 14 The depth faith, it is not in me: and 16 I was a father to the poor and the e la faith, It is not with me.

cause which I know not I searchod out. 1 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither 17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, 33 tiver be weighed for the price thereof. and plucked the fpoil out of his teeth. 16 It cannot be valued with the gold of 18 Then I said, I shall die in my neit, and tikr, with the preclous onyx, or the fap- I shall multiply my days as the fand.

19 My root "vas Ipread out by the waters, 1: The gold and the chrytlal cannot equal and the dew lay all night upon my branch. and the exchange of it shall not be for 20 My glory was freih in me, and my bow sief ine gold.

was renewed in my hand. 18 No mention hall be made of coral, or 21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and parke: for the price of wisdom is above kep: filence at my counsel.

22 After my words they spake not again; 19 The topaz of Ithiopia Mall 110t equal and iny speech dropped upon them. idther thall it be valued with pure gold. 23 And they waited for me as for the rain;

Whence then cometh wisdom and and they opened their mouth wide as for the • STE U the place of underttanding?

latter rain, iL Secing it is hid from the eyes of all 24 If I laughed on them, they believed i ap, and kept close from the fowls of the not: and the light of my countenance they

calt not down. Dettrudion and death say, We have 25 I chose ont their way, and fat chief, In the fame thercof with our ears. and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that ** God anderttandeth the way thercof, comforteth the mourners. we knoweth the place thereof.

CHAP. XXX. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, 1 Jobs honour is turned into extreme contempi ; deeth under the whole heaven:

15 his prosperity into calamily. To make the weight for the winds, and Ereketh the waters by ireasure. 15 when he made a decree for the rain, have difilained to have set with the dogs of

mc in derision, wliofe fathers I would 4k way for the lightning of the thunder; my flock, + "Then did he fee it, and declare it; he 2 Yea, whereto might the strength of lit, yea, and searched it out.

their hands profit me, in whom old age was And unto man he said, Behold the fear perithed ? 2 LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart 3 For want and famine they were folitary : vil v underttanding..

Aleeing into the wilderness in former time CHAP. xxix.

defolate and waite: lesketh himself when he remembereth his 4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and 7 profperity and honour.

juniper roots for their meat. Moreover, Job continued his parable and

5 They were driven forth from among men,

(they crícd after them as after a thick, * Oh that I were as in months past, as in 6 'ro dwell in the clils of the valleys, in en roker Gad preserved me!

caves of the earth, and in the rocks. when his candle thined upon my head, 7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the 1. ken by his light I walked through dark nettles they were gathered together,

8 They were children of fools, yea, chile 4 Al was in the days of my youth, when dren of bale men; they were viler than the e letter of God was upon mný tabernacle; carth.

When the Almighty runs yet with ine, 9. And now am I their song; yea, I am as my children were about me, their by-word.

When I washed my steps with butter, 10 They abhor me, they Rec far from me, 4Gz rock poured me out rivers of oil ; and spare not to spit in my face, Then I went ont to the gate, througli the 11 Because lie hath loofed my cord, and Thom I prepared my leat in the street! affiaed me, they have also let loose the brl.

e young men fxw me, and hid them- dle before me. want the aged arose, and ttood up. 12 Upon my right hand rife the youth; they De grince reirnined talking, and laid push away my feet, and they raise up againit End on their mouth.

me the ways of their dertrudion. Dhe nobles held their peace, and their 13 They mar my path, they fit forward Stressed to the roof of their mouth. my calamity, they have no helper.

When the ear heard me, then it blested 14 They came it on me as a wide breaking. od when the eye saw me, it gave wit. in o taiers; in the desolation they rollcu

theinteives upon me.

IS Terrors are turned upon me: they pur 13 If I did despise the cause of my min fue iny soul as the wind; and my welfare servant, or of my maid-servant, whether pafleth away as a cloud.

contended with me; 16 And now my loul is poured out upon 14 What then thall I do when God rietá me: the days of 'afiliction have taken hold mp? and when he visiteth, what thal 1 13 upo!1 me.

fwer him! 17 My bones are pierced in me in the night 15 Did not be that made me in the season, and my finews take no reit. make him? and did not onc fation at

78 By the great force of my disease is my the womb ? garment changed: it bindeth me about as 16 If I have with-held the poor frost the collar of my coat.

desire, or have caused the eyes of the w 19 He hath cait me into the mire, and I to fail ; am become like duft and athes.

17 Or have eaten my morlel myself alon 20 I cry unto thcc, and thou doft not hear and the fatherless hatá not eaten tscreci, ie: I fta up, and thou regardett me not. 18 (For from my youth he was brought

21 Thou art become cruel to me; with thy with me, as with a father, and I have gain Atrong

hand thou opposett thyself against me. cd her froin my mothers wound 22 "Thou liftett me up to the wind; thou 19 If I have seen any perish for want causeft me to ride upon it, and diffolvett iny clothing, or any poor without covering; fubftance.

20 If his loins have not blefiei mxe, 2-3 23 For I know that thou wilt bring me if he were nol warmed with the fleece art to death, and to the house appointed for all iheep: living.

21 If I have lifted up my hand again 24 Howbeit, he will not Aretch out his fatherlers, when I saw my help in the gate, hand to the grave, though they cry in his 22 Then let minc arm fall from my the dettruction.

der-blade, and mine arm be broken fonu" 25 Did not I weep for him that was in bone. trouble! was not my soul grieved for the 23 For deftruction from God was a terre poor?

to me, and by reason of his highnck Ic 26 When I looked for good, then evil not endure. came unlo me ; and when I waited for light, 24 If I have made gold my hope, kar there came darkness.

said to the fine gold, Thou art my csei 27 My bowels boiled, and retted not: the dence: days of affliction prevented me.

25 If I rejoiced because my wealth 28 I went mourning without the fun: I great, and because mine harid bad gutt itood up, and I cried in the congregation. much;

29 I am a brother to dragons, and a com 26 if I beheld the fun when it ruined, panion to owls.

the moon walking in brightness, 30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones 27 And my heart hath been secretly are burnt with heat.


or my mouth hath kitled my hand, 31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and 28 This also were an iniquity te ki my organ into the voice of them that weep. by the judge: for I should have derie CHAP. XXXI.

God that is above. yob maketh a solemn protej!ation of his integrity 29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of in several duties.

that hated me, or lifted up myfeli w I ; why cvjo foundchema then thould I think upon a maid?

30 (Neither hay: I fnffered my mouts 2 For what portion of God is there from fin, by wishing a curse to his foulz) above: and what inheritance of the Almigh 31 If the men of my tabernacle (ad ty from on high?

Oh that we had of his felh! we canta 3 Is not destruction to the wicked and satisfied. a itrange punishment to the workers of 32 The ftranger did not lodge in thicire iniquity!

but I opened my doors to the traveler. 4 Dóth not he sec my ways, and count an 33. If I covered my tranigreffionts as $12 my iteps ? 's if I have walked with vanity, or if my

by hiding mine iniquity in my valami

3+ (Did I fear a great multitude, or foot hath hafted to deceit;

the contempt of families terrify me, 6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, I kept filence, and went not ont a that God may know mine integrity.

door? 7. If my ttep hath turned out of the way, 35 Oh that one would hear me! bela and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and my defire is, that the Almighty would if any blot hath cleaved to my hands; swer me, and that mine adversary had a

8 tim let me fow, and let another eat; ten a book, yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

36 Surely I would take it upon my dre 9 If mine heart have been deceived by a der, and bind it as a crown to me. woman; or if I have laid wait at my neigh 37 I would declare unto him the aer bouts door;

of my fteps; as a prince would I go10 Then let my wife grind unto another, unto him.) and let others bow down upon her.

38 If my land cry againt me, or that in 11 For this is an heinous crime, yea, it is furrows likewise thereof complain; an iniguity to be punished by the jud, es. 39 If I have eaten the traits thereof.

1: For it is a fire that confumeth to deftruc- out money, or have caused the owners the tlon, and would root out all mine incrcalc. of to lose their life;

? CHA P. XXXII, XXXIII. * Let thifles grow intlead of wheat, and 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of ekle inttead of barley. The words of Job my heart; and my lips thall utter known ended.

ledge clearly CHAP. XXXII.

4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the www is angry with Feb and his three friends: breath of the Almighty hath given me life. 11 de reproveth them for not satisfying of 5 If thou cantt answer me, set thy words Mob: 16 his seal to speak.

in order before me, Itand up; these three men ceased to answer Job, 6 Behold I am according to thy with in because he was righteous in his own cyes. Gods

ítead; I also am forned out of the clay. i Then was kindlal the wrath of Elihu the 7 Behold my terror thall not make thee

of Baschel the Buzite, of the kindred afraid, neither hall my hand be heavy upon 20n; againt Job was his wrath kindled, thee. nak be justified himself rather than God. 8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hear

All against his three friends was his ing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, ** kinded, because they had found no sayins, a, and yel had condemned Job.

91 am clean without tranfgression, I am 4 Now Elihu had waited till fob hadi

poken, innocent; neither is there iniquity in me. nuk they reere elder than he.

10 Behold, he findeth occalions againft me, When Elihu law that there was no an- he counteth me for his enemy.

the mouth of the three men, then 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he srath was kindled.

marketh all my paths. And Ehhu, the son of Barachel the Bu 12 Behold, in this thou art not jutt; I will

infwered and said, I am young, and ye answer thee, that God is greater than man. • ay old; wherefore I was afraid, and 13. Why doit thou strive again't him; for not fou you mine opinion.

he giveth not account of any of his matters. - 1 fail, Days thould speak, and multitude 14 For God speaketh once, yea, twice, pet *tars thould teach wildom.

man perceiveth'it not. But 'arre is a spirit in inan; and the in 15 In a dream, in a vifion of the night, con of the Alīnighty giveth thein un- when deep sleep falleth upon men, in dum.

berings upon the bed; Orest men are not alvays wife; neither 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and chkaged understand judgment.

fealeth their initruction, ty Tl crefore I said, Hearken to me; I also 17 That he may withdraw man from his Iraw mine opinion.

purpose, and kide pride from man. Achold, I waited for your words; I gave 18 He keepeth back his foul from the pit, lan your reasons, whüt ye searched out and

his life from perithing by the fuord.

19 He is chaltencd also with pain upon his Te, I attended unto you; and behold, bed, and the multitude of his bones with to none of you that convinced Job, trong pain : at answered his words;

20 So that his life abliorreth bread, and his Last you should say, we have found out roul dainty

meat. van God thrutteth him down, not man. 21 His fleth is consumed away, that it canNow, he hath not directed his words not be seen; and his bones ihat were not tutt roc: neither will I answer him with seen itick out. Ipesches.

22 Yea, his foul draweth nea: unto the I They were amazed; they answered no grave, and his life to the destroyers. "23they left off speaking.

23 If there be a messenger with him, an hicri had waited, (for they spake not, interpreter, one among a thousand, to thew v od till, and answered no more,) unto man his uprightness; It Faid, I will answer also my part; I 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and faith, wil thew mine opinion.

Deliver him from going down to the pit ; I For I am full of matter; the fpirit with · have found a raniom. ne, contraineth me.

25 His Aeth shall be fresher than a chlids: 19 Bchold, my belly is as wine ruhich hath he shall return to the days of his youth:

cest; it is ready to burit like new bottles. 26 He fall pray unto God, and he will be ai il peak, that I may be refreshed : favourable unto him; and he hall ke his I open my lips, and answer.

face with joy; for he will render unto man 11 lme not, I pray you, accept any his righteousness. *"* perfon; neither let me give flattering 27 He looketh upon men; and if any fay, to man.

I have finned, ad perverted that which rvas 12 Far I know not to give Aattering ti- right, and it profited me not,

** so doing my Maker would soon take 28. He will deliver his soul from going into ray.

the pit, and his lifc thall see the light. CHAP. XXXII.

29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftepaffereth himself instead of God, with times with man, my aud meekness, to renfor rith Job : 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to

erufeth God from giving man an ac- be enlightened with the light of the living. wist his tvars, by his greatness : 31 he 31 Mark well, o Job : hearken unto me: dan Jobs farther attention.

hold thy peace, and I will peak. Hercfore, Job, I pray thee, hear my 32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer

frecches, and hearken to all my words. me: speak; for I desire to juttify thee. Fichold now I have opened my mouth, 33 If not, bearken unto ine: hold thy 1. wgut hath spoken in my mouth. peace, and I thall teach thçe wisdom.

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