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25 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. CHAP. XIII. ' 1. Job restroveth his/riends of/artiality. 14 He firofesseth his considence in God, 20 and entreat eth to know his own sins, and God's surpose in afflicting him. O, mine eye hath scen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it. 2 What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you. 3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. 4. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. 5 O that ye would altogether hold your peace; and it should be your wisdom. 6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips. 7 Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? 8 Willye accept his person 2 will ye contend for God? 9 is it good that he should search you out 2 or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him 2 10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do sccretly accept persons. 11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid : and his dread fall upon you? 12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. 13 Hold your peace, let me along, that I may speak, and let come on me what rvill. 14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand 2 15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him : but I will maintain mine own ways before him. 16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him. 17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your cars. 18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified. 19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shali give up the ghost. 20 || Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee. 21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid. 22 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me. 23 How many are mine iniquities and sins 2 make me to know my transgression and my sin. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy 2 25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? 26 For thou writest bitter things a

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gainst me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

He critreateth God for favour.

27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths ; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet. 28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten. CHAP. XIV. 1 Job entreateth God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death. 7 Though life once lost be irrecoverable, yet he waiteth for his change. 16 By sin the creature is subject to corrusition. AN that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. 2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. 3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee * 4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. 5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his dav. 7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not CC:\SQ. 8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; 9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. 10 But man dieth, aird wasteth away : youn giveth up the ghost, and where is he 11 .4s the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up : 12 So man licth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. 13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me ! 14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to work of thine hands. 16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thqu not watch over my sin” . 17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity: 18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place. 19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out

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of the dust of the earth ; and thou destroyest the hope of man. 20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth : thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not ; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mouro. CHAP. XV. 1 Eliohaz refrozeth Job of im/ie/l/ in ju'if,ing himself 17 Ho /roweth by oilion the unquietness afovicked mem. To answered Eliphaz the Temamite, and said, 2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind 2 5 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good? 4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God. 5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the graftv. 6 Thine own mouth condemneth thce, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee. 7.4rt thou the first man that was born ? or wast thou made before the hills 2 8 Hast thou heard the secret of God 2 and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? 9 What knowest thou that we know not that understandest thou, which is not in us 2 10 With us are both the gray-headed and very aged men, much elder than thy father. 11 .4re the consolations of God small with thee 2 is there any secret thing with thee * 12 Why doth thine heart carry thce away? and what do thine eyes wink at, 13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy month 2 14 What is man, that he shot:ld be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. 16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water 2 17 I will shew thee, hear me ; and that which I have seen, I will declare; 18 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it : .19 Unto whom alone the earth was given; and no stranger passed among them. 20 The wicked man travaileth with Pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor. 21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in

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operty the destroyer shall come upon llin. 22 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. 23 He wandcreth abroad for bread, &guino, Where is it 2 he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. 24 Troubic and anguish shall make him afraid ; they Sholl prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. 25 For he stretcheth out his hand against Go", and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty. 26 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers : 27 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks. 28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps. 29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the carth. 30. He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. 31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recomense. 32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green. 33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive. 34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. 35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth

deceit. CHAP. XVI. 1 Job refiroveth his friends of unmerciJulness. 7. He sheweth the /litifulness of his case. 17. He maintaineth his in71 octorice. HFN Job answered and said, 2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all. 3 Shall vain words inave an end ? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest ? 4 I also could speak as ye do : if your soul were in my soul's stcad, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. 5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief. 6 Though 1 speak, my grief is not as: suaged : and though I foodar, what am I eased ?

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7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company. 8 And thou has filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witnos to my face. 9 He tearesh me in his wrath, who hatcth me : he gnashcth upon me with his tecth ; mine enemy sharpeneth his tyco, upon me. 10 They have gaped upon me with their month; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully ; they have gathered themselves together against me. 11 God hath delivered mc to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. 12 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. 13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare ; he poureth out my gal; upon the ground. 14. He ion me with bleach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant. 15 I have scwed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust. 16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death ; 17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is sure. 18 () earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place. 19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. 20 My friends scorn me; but mine eye poureth out to ars unto God. 21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man /leadeth for his neighbour ! 22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way ovhence I shall not return. CHAP. XVII. 1 Job assicalesh from men to God. 6 The wn merciful dealing of men with the as./licted, may astonish, but not discourage the righteous. in lif", but in death. Y breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me. 2.4 re there not mockers with me 2 and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation 2 5 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me? 4 For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them. 5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the cyes of his children shall fail. 6 He hath made me also a by-word of the people ; and aioretime I was as a tabret.

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His hose is in death. 7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow. 8 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. 9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. 10 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now : for I cannot find one wise mon among you. 11 Mly days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart. 12 They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness. 13 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness. 14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, thou art my mother, and my sister. | 15 And where is now my hope? as for

my hope, who shall see it 2 16 They shall go down to the bars of

the pit, when our rest together is in

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1 Piłład refiroveth Job of firesum/tion and patience 5 The calamities of the wicked. | HEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, | and said, 2 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak. S Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

. 4 He teareth himself in his anger: shal!

the earth beforsaken for thee 2 and shall the rock be removed out of his place 2 5 Yea, the light of the wicked sha'. | be put out, and the spark of his fire shall | not shine. 6. The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him. | 7. The steps of his strength shall be straitched, and his own counsel shall cast him down. 8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare. 9. The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him. 10 The snare is said for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way. 11 Terrors shall make him afraid on evcry side, and shall drive him to his feet. 12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side. 13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the first-born of death shalldevour his strength. 14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

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be scattered upon his habitation. 16 His roots shall be dried up beneath,

and above shall his branch be cut off.

17 His remembrance shail perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street. 18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world. 19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings. 20 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted. 21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God. CHAP. XIX. 1 Job, com/saining of his friends cruelty, sheveth there is mistry enough in him to feed their crurity. 21 1/e craveth fig, 25. He believeth the resurrection. HEN Joo answered and said, 2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? 3 These ten times have ye reproached

-> me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me. 4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error emaineth with myself. 5. If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against ine, and plead against me my reproach : 6 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net. 7. Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard : I cry aloud, but there is no judgment. 8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths. 9. He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. 10. He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree. 11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies. 12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp

round about my tailernacle. 13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me. 14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my faIniliar friends have forgotten me. 15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. 16 I called my servant, and he gave

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18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me. 19 All my inward friends abhorred me : and they whom I loved are turned against me. 20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. 21 Have pity upon me, have pity u me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me. 22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh 2 23 Oh that my words:were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book 24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead, in the rock for ever ! 25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth : 26 And though after my skin worms

| destroy this body, yet in ray fiesh shall I

sce God : 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another ; though my reins be consumed within me. 28 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is

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29 Beye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringer/l the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment. CHAP. XX. Z//ar sheweth the state and fortion of the quick, d. T HEN answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste. 3 l have heard the check of my re

| proach, and the spirit of my understand

ing causeth me to answer. 4 Knowest thru not this of old, since man was placed upon earth, 5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment 2 6 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; - 7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him, shall say, Where is he * 8 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. 9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him. 10 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their S. - 11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust. 12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under histongue; 13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not ; but keep it still within his mouth: 14 Yef his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. 15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly. 16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him. 17. He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter. 18 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down : according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice thercin. 19 Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not ; 20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. 21 There shall none of his meat be left ; therefore shall no man look for his goods. 22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him. 23 Jī’hen he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating. 24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through. 25 i. is drawn, and conneth out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him. 26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret laces: a fire not blown shall consume him ; it shall 52 ill with him that is left in his tabernacle. 27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him. 28 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. , 29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God. - CHAP. XXI. 1 Joh sheiweth, that even in the judgment of man he hath reason to be grieved. 7 Sometimes the twicked do

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it be troubled 2 5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth. 6 Fven when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh. 7. Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power * 8. Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. 9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. 10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not ; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. 11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. 12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. 13. They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. 14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. 15. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him 2 and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him P 16 Lo, their good is not in their hand : the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how of cometh their destruction upon them 2 God distributeth sorrows in his anger. 18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. 19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children : he rewardeth him, and he shall know it. 20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst 2 22 Shall any teach God knowledge 2 secing he judgeth those that are high. 23 One dieth in his full strength, ing wholly at ease and quiet. 24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones arc moistened with marrow. 25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. 26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. 27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and

the devices which ye wrongfully imagine

against me. 28 For ye say, Where is the house of

UT Job answered and said, 2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations. 3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

the prince? and where are the dwelling

places of the wicked 2 29 Have ye not asked them that go by

the way 2 and doye not know their toens. 30 That the wicked is reserved to the

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