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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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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

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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

456 Mb contending orith God. JOB. finding out; yea, and wonders without number. 11 Lo, he gocth by me, and I see him not : he passeth on also, but I perceive lim not. 12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hunder him 2 who will say unto him, What doest thou ? 13 Is God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him. 14. How much less shall l answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him 2 15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge. 16 If I had called, and he had answered me ; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice. 17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cat:Se. 18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but ill...tl, ... e. with bitterness. 19 If I of ak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to filead 2 20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse. 21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul : I would despise my life. 22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 23 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent. 24. The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he ” 25 Now my days are swifter than a ost: they flee away, they see no good. 26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey. 37 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself: 28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. 29 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain? 30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; 31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and misle own clothes shall ablmor me. 32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. §3 Neither is there any o betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. . 34 Let him take his rod away from me,

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35 Then would I speak, and not fear him ; but it is not so with me. CHAP. X. 1 Joh, taking liberty of com/laint, ersiostulato with God about his afflictions. 18 fl. com/uaineth of life, and craveth a little case before death. Y soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me. 3 Is it good unto thee that thou should

est oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon

the counsel of the wicked 2 4 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth 2 5 ore thy days as the days of man? are o years as man's days, 6 That thou inquirest after mine iniquity; and searchest after my sin? 7 Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand. 8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. 9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? 10 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese ? 11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. 12 Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. 13 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee. 14 If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. 15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and #/ I be rightcous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion ; therefore see thou mine affliction; 16 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion : and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me. 17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war arc & gainst me. 18 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb 2 Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had Secil me ! 19 I should have been as though I had not been ; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. 20. Are not my days few cease then, and let me alone, that I may take com

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21 Before I go whence I shall not returm, even to the land of darkness, and the shadow of death;

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darkness. - CHAP. XI. 1 Zofihar refiroveth Job for justifising himself. 5 God’s wisdom is unsearchaff/e. 13 The assured blessing of resentance. THE answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2 Should not the multitude of words be answered 2 and should a man full of talk be justified ? 3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed 2 4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes. 5 But on that God would speak, and open his lips against thee; 6 And that he would shew thce the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. 7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection ? 8. It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know 2 9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10. If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him 2 11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it 2 12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s coit. 13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him ; 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell ... thy tabernacles. 15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot ; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear: 16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away : 17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. 18 And thou shalt be secure, because therc is hope ; yea, thou shalt dig about ther, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. 19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none simall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

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God's omni/ootence. 437 CHAP. XII. 1 Joh maintainfoth himself against his friends that refirove him. W. He acÁnowledgeth the general doctrine of God's omni/lotency. ND Job answered and said, 2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. 3 But I have understanding as well as 'ou ; I am not inferior to you : yea, who noweth not such things as these ? 4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him : the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 5. He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. 6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are occure; into whose hand God bringethabundant's. 7 13ut ask now the bcasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8 Or speak to the carth, and it shall teach thce: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thcc. 9 Who knoweth not in all those that the hand of the loss D hath wrought this 2 10. In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat 2 12 With the ancient is wisdom ; and in length of days understanding. 13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding. 14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. 15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up ; also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. 16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. 17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and Inoketh the judges fools. 18 He looseth the bond of ki:gs, and girdeth their loins with a girdie. 19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. 20 He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. 21. He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. 22 He discovereth deep to..ngs out of darkness, and bringetin out to fight the shadow of death. 23 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them : he enlargeti, the nations, and straiteneth then, again. 24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where shore is no way.

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