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CHAP. I. 1 The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children. 6 Satan aftfearing before God, obtaineth leave to tem/ht him. HERE was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job ; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven Sons and three daughters. 3His substance also was seventhousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. 5. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burntoffering according to the number of them all : for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually. 6 s Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LoRD, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou ? Then Satan answered the LoRD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking “R. down in it. 8 And the lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a Perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and esciieweth evil?

and said, Doth Job fear God for nought 2 | 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all. that he hath on every side 2 thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And the Lo R D said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So, Satan went forth from the presence of the LoRD. 13 || And there was a day when his soñs and his daughters overe eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses feeding beside them: 15 And the Sabeans fellusion them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword ; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them ; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. is While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans, made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried then | away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only an cscaped alone to tell thee. 18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 19 And behold, there came a great, wind from the wilderness, and smote the

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upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shavcd his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: The LoRD gave, and the LoRD hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lorp. 22. In all this Job sinned not, nor chargcd God foolishly. CHAP. II. 1 Satan assiearing again before God, obtaineth further leave to tempt Job. 7. He smiteth him quith wore boils. 9 Job refiroveth his wife, moving him to curse God. Ao there was a day when the sons of God came to present thernselves before the Lok D, and Satan came also among them to prescht himself before || the Lof d. | 2 And the Lon D said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satanatowered the Lon D, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. w t 3 And the Lo R D said unto Satan, IHast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the carth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil 2 and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him || without causc. 4 And Satan answered the Lok p, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a silan hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth tiline hand now, an touch his bone and his flesh, and he will Curse thce to thy face. 6 And the Lok D said unto Satan, Beo he is in thine hand; but save lis' ilc. 7 's So went Satan forth from the pres-, ence of the Lon. D, and smote Job with


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er to come to mourn with him, and to comfort him. 12 And when they lifted up their eye afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept ; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. 13 So they sat down with him u the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him : for they saw that his grief was very great. CHAP. III. 1 Job curseth the day and services of his birth. 13 The ease of death. FTPR this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 2 And Job spake, and said, 3 Let the day perish wherein I was horn, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. 4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regurd it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 5 Let darkness and the shadow of death. stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. 6 -ss for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days. of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. 7. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no

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8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. 9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have

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his crown. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down annong the ashes. 9 || Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest || as one of the foolish women speaketh. What, shah we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil In all this did not Job sin with liis lips. 11 * Now when Joi)'s three friends || heard of all this evil that was come upon || iiim, they came every one from his own place ; Fliphaz the Tehranite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zohar the Naauhathite: ior they had made win oppointment togeth- ||

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14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves ; 15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: 16 Or as an hidden untimely, birth I had not been ; as infants which never saw light. 17. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest: is There the prisoners rest together: they hear not the voice of the oppressor. 19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. . . 20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in mistry, and life unto the bitter

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21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures ; 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave 2 23 JWhy is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in : 24 For my signing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. 25 For the thing which I greatly fear. ed is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. 26 I was not in safety, neither had Î rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. CHAP. IV. . . 1 Elisihaz refiroveth Joãfor grant of religion. 7. He teacheth God’s judgments to be not for the righteous, but for the sticked. 12 His fearful vision to humble the excellencies of creatures before God. HEN Eliphaz the Temanite answercd and said, 2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved 2 but who can withhold himself from speaking 2 3 Behold, thou hastinstructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hand's. 4 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the f'. 5 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. 6 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of toy ways: 7. Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off? 8 Fven as I have seen, they that plough iniquity, and sow wickedness, rcap the sanne. 9 By the blast of God thcy perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consurned. 10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. 11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad. 12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof. 13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, 14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. 15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up : 16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, 17 shall mortal Uman be more Johan J.

CHAP. iv., v. God to be sought in affliction. 433

God? shall a man be more pure than his maker * 18 Behold, he put no trust in his sero ; and his angels he charged with Oliy . 19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, othich are crushed before the moth 2 20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it. 21 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away 2 they die, even with

out wisdom. CHAP. V. 1 The harm of inconsideration. 3 The end of the wicked is misery. 6 God is to be regarded in affliction. 17. The {{s} end of God’s correction. ALL now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn ? 2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. 3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. 4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them. 5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their subStance. 6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks sly upward. 8 I would seck unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which deeth great things and unsearchable ; marvellous things without number : 10 Who giveth rain upon the carth, and sendeth waters upon the fickls: 11 To set up on high those that be low : that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. 12 o disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprize. 13. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 14. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night. 15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. - - 16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her month. if Behold, happy is the man, whom God correcteth : therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty : 18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth

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22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field : and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin. 25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. 26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season. h 27 Lo o: lo searched. so it is ; ear it, and know thou it for t CHAP. VI. y good 1. Job sheweth that his com/laints are not causeless. 8. He wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort. 14 He refiroveth his friends of unkindness. UT Job answered and said, 2 Of that my . were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together 3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up. 4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof § up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. 5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder 2 6 Can that which is unsavoury be cater, without salt 2 or is there any taste in the white of an egg 2 7. The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat. 8 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for : 9 Even that it would please God to destroy me ; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 10 Then should I yet have comfort; ea, I would harden myself in sorrow : let him not spare; for I have not conce led the words of the Holy One. 11 What is my strength, that I should

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15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a block, and as the stream of brooks

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16 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: 17 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. 18 The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish. 19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them. 20 They were confounded because they had hoped ; they came thither, and were ashamed. 21 For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid. 22 Did I say, Bring unto me 2 or, Give a reward for me of your substance 2 23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand 2 or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty 2 24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 25 How forcible are right words' but what doth your arguing reprove? 26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind 2 27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a fit for your friend. 28 Now thereforebe content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie. , 29 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousIncSS is in it. 30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things 2 CHAP. VII. 1 Job ercuseth his desire of death. 12 He com/itaineth of his own restlessness, and of God's watchfulness. S there not an appointed time to man upon earth 2 are not his days also like the days of an hireling 2 2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work : 3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. 4.When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day. 5 My flesh is clothed with worms and

hope 2 and what is mine end, that I clods of dust; my skin is broken, and be| come loathsome.

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He excuseth his desire of death. CHAP. v III. Ix. The hysiocrite's destruction. 435

7 O remember that my life is wind : mine eye shall no more see good. 8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more : thine eyes are upon me, and I am not. 9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away : so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. 10. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more. 11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth ; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. 12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me 2 13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint ; 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions : 15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life. 16 I loatheit; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity. 17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him 2 18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment 2 19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle 2 20 I have sinned ; what shall I do unto thee, Othou preserver of men 2 why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? 21 And why dost thou not pardon my ssion, and take away mine iniquii. for now shall Isleep in the dust; and ou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be. CHAP. VIII. 1 Bildad sheveth God’s justice in dealing with men according to their works. 8 He allogeth antiquity to firove the certain destruction of the hysiocrite. 20 He affilieth God's just deasing to Job. HEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 2 How long wilt thouspeak these thing, 2 and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind 2 3 Doth God pervert judgment; or doth the Almighty pervert justice 2 4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression ; 5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; 6 If thou overt pure and upright ; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

7. Though o beginning was small, yet thy latter end s ...' greatly increase. 8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the formerage, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) 10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart? 11 Can the rush grow up without mire 2 can the flag grow without water 2 12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb. 13 So are the paths of all that forget }od; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish : 14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web. 15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not star!d: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. 16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. 17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones. 18 1s he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee. 19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow. 20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: 21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing. 22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought. CHAP. IX. 1 Job, acknowledging God's justice, shelteth that there is no contending with him. 22 Man’s innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions. HEN Job answered and said, 2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? 3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand 4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength : who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered 2 5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. 6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. 7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars, 8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the Sea. 9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. 10 Which doeth great things past

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