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28 This also overe an iniquity to be funished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above. 29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lified up unyself when evil found him : 39 Neiliner have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. 31 if the men of my talernacle said not, Oh that we had of his fell we cannot be satisfied. 32 The stranger did not lodge in the street : but I opened my doors to the traveller. 33 if I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom : 34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door 2 33 () that one would hear me ! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. 36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. 37 l would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him. 38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrowsiikewise thereof complain ; 39. If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: 40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. CHAP. XXXII. 1 Elihu is angry with Job and his three ..friends. 11 He refiroueth them for not satisfiling of Job. 16 His zeal to sf.cak. So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his oWs, eves. 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram : against job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. 3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4 Now Elihu had waited till job had spoken, because they were elder than he. 5. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three mch, then his wratin was kindled. 6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and y ç are very old ; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion. 7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. 18 But there is a spirit in man: and the
o of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 9 Great men are not alwaus wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion. 11 Behoid, I waited or vour words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. 12 Yea, I attended unto you, and behold, there was none of you that coolvinced Job, or that answered his words: 13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, Inot hall. 14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches. 15 They were amazed, they answered no more : they left off speaking. 16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;) 17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion. - 18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. 19 Behold, my beliy is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. 20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer. 21 Let me not, i pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soul take me away. CHAP. XXXIII. 1 Elihu off reth himself instead of God, with since, ify and meekness, to regso with Job. 8 He eaccuseth God from giving man an account of his ways of his greatness. 31 He inciteth Job to a ‘tention. W Hi-REFORE, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words. | 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 3 My words shal, 5c of the uprightness of my heart : and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly. 4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. 5 15 thou canst answer me, set thywords in order before me, stand up. - - 6 ochoki, i an according to thy wishin | God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay. Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee, 8 Shrey thou hastspoken in mine hear.
ing, and I have heard the voice of thy | words, saying,
inc. 10. Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he countch me for his enemy, 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh a] my oths. 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than flion. 13 Why dost thou strive against him 2 for he giveth not account of any of his matters. 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet mun perceiveth it not. 15 in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep faileth upon men, in slumbirings upon the bed; 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, 17 That he no y withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. 18 He keepesh back his soul from the pit, asid his life from pcrishing by the sword.
19 He is chaste ed also with pain upon ||
his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong fain : 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty mcat. 21 His flesh is consumed away, that it Cannot be seen ; and his bones that were not seen stick out. 22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers. 23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew utto man his uprightness: 24 Then he is grácious unto him, and soith, Deliver his from going down to the pit: l have found a raiom.
25 His flesh shall be fresher than a | man shall turn again unto dust.
breath ; 15 All flesh shall perish together, and
16 if now thou host understanding, hear
this: hearken to the voice of my words.
17 Shail eyen he that hateth right govern ? and wilt thou condemn him that
24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead. 25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed. , 26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others; 27 ause they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways: 28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. 29 When he giveth quietness, who then ean make trouble 2 and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him 2 whe'll crit be done against a nation, or against a man only: 30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared. 31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not of fend any more : 32 That ov/iich I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no xylore. 33 Should it be according to thy mind” he will recompense it, whether thou re. fuse, or whether thou choose ; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest. 34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me. 35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words overe without wisdom. 36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end, because of his answers for wicke" men. 37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among tis, and multiplieth his words against God. - CHAP. XXXV. 1 Comharison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him. 9 Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want g/faith. Fo spake moreover, and said, 2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's 2 3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee 2 and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? 4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. 5 Look unto the heavens, and see ; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. 6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him 2 or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him * 7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him 2 or what receiveth he of thine
9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the offiressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the "o. 10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; 11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? 12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. 13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it. 14 Although thou sayést thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. 15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity.: 16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge. CHAP. XXXVI. 1 Elihu showeth how God is just in his ways, 16 and how Job's sins hinder God’s blessings, 24 God’s works are to be magnified. LIHU also proceeded, and said, 2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe fighteousness to my Makei'. 4 For truly my word shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thce. 5 Behold, God is mighty, and despis. eth not any : he is mighly in strength and wisdom. - - 6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. 7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they " the throne ; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they arc exalted. 8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; 9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have cxceeded. - 10 He openeth also their ear to disci#. and commandeth that they return rom iniquity. 11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. 12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die with: out knowledge. 13. But the hypocrites inheart heap up wrath : they cry not when he bindeth them. 14 They die in youth, and their life is amon, the unclean. 15 (se delivereth the poor in his afflic: tion, and openeth their ears in oppression. 16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness. 17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee. 18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. 19 Will he esteem thy riches 2 mo, not gold, nor all the forces of strength. 20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. 21. Take heed, regard not iniquity : for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him * 23 Who hath enjoined him his way 2 or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity ? 34 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. 25 Every man may see it ; man may behold it afar off. 26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. 27 For he maketon small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: 28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly. 29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his rnacle 2 30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. 31. For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance. 32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt. 33. The noise thereofsheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the
Vapour. CHAP. XXXVII. 1 God is to be frared for his great quorks. 15 His wisdom is unsearchable in them. A", this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place. 2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. 4 After it a voice roareth : he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. 5 God thundereth marvellously with
6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the "arth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. 7. He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work. 8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. 9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind : and cold out of the north. 10 By the breath of God frost is giv. en : and the breadth of the waters is straitened. 11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud : he scattereth his bright cloud : 12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. 13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. 14 Hearken unto this, O Job : stand still, and consider the wonderous works of God. 15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his .. to shine? 16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wonderous works of him which is perfect in knowledge? 17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south ovind 2 1. Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass 2 19 Teach us what we shall say unto him ; for we cannot order our sheech by reason of darkness. 20 Shall it be told him that I speak? If a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up. 21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them. 22 Fair weather conneth out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. 24 Men do therefore fear him : he respecteth not any that are wise of heart. SHAP. XXXVIII. 1 God challengeth Job to answer. 4 God, by his mighty works, convinceth Job of ignorance, 31 and of imbecility. the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4. Where wast thou when I laid the toundations of the earth 2 declare, if thou
his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
432 God convinceth Job of ignorance, JOB.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy 2 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling. band for it, 10 And brake up for it my decreed filace, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed. 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspoo, know his place ; 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 24. It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. 13 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. 16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea 2 or hast thou walked in the search of the depth 2 17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee 2 or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death 2 16 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth 2 declare if thou knowest it all. 19 Where is the way where light dwelleth 2 and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof * 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born ? or because the number of thy days is great 2 22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow for hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war * 24 By what way is the light parted, othich scattereth the east wind upon the earth 2 25 Who hath divided a water-course for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, othere no man is ; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground ; and to cause the bud of the ten
| in his season 2 or canst thou guide Arctu
rus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven 2 canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth 2 34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee P 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are 2 SG Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart 2 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom * or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41 Who provideth for the raven his food P when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. CHAP. XXX}X. 1 Of the wild goats and /inds, 5 of the wild ass, 9 the unicorn, 13 the ficacock, stork, and ostrich, 19 the horse, 26 the harok, 27 the cage. NOVVEST thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth; or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil 2 or knowest thou the time when they bring forth 2 3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their Sorrows. 4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them. 5 \\ho hath sent out the wild ass free? Ol' who hath loosed the bands of the wild :4ss, G \\hose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings, 7. He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. 8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searchetla after every green thing. 9 VWill ãe unicorn be willing to serve
der herb to spring forth? !