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God's call to repentanoe. against Job was his wrath kindled, because he deep sleep falleth upon men, in slun,berings upjustified himself rather than God.

on the bed ; 3 Also against his three friends was his wrath 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealkindled, because they had found no answer, and eth their instruction, yet had condemned job.

17 That he may withdraw man from his pur4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, pose, and hide pride from man. because they were elder than he.

18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and 5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in his life from perishing by the sword. the mouth of these three men, then his wrath 19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, was kindled.

and the multitude of his bones with strong pain: 6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite an- 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul swered and said, I am young, and ye are very dainty meat. old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew 21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot you mine opinion.

be seen; and his bones that were not scen, stick 7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of out. years should teach wisdom.

22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, But there is a spirit in man: and the inspira- and his life to the destroyers. tiön of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 23 If there be a messenger with him, an inter9 Great men are not always wise; neither do preter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man the aged understand judgment.

his uprightness : 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will 24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deshew mine opinion.

liver him from going down to the pit : I have 11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to found a ransom. your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. 25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he

12 Yea, I attended unto you, and behold, there shall return to the days of his youth : was none of you that convinced Job, or that an- 26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be faswered his words:

vourable unto him: and he shall see his face with 13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wis-joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. dom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

27 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have 14 Now he hath not directed his words against sinned, and perverted that which was right, and me: neither will Ianswer him with your speeches. it profited me not ;

15 They were amazed, they answered no more : 28 He will deliver his soul from going into the . they left off speaking.

pit, and his life shall see the light. 16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but 29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes stood still, and answered no more ;)

17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enshew mine opinion.

lightened with the light of the living. 18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me 31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold constraineth me.

thy peace, and I will speak. 19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no 32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer me : vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. speak, for I desire to justify thee.

20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed : I will 33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, open my lips and answer.

and I shall teach thee wisdom. 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's per

CHAP. XXXIV. son, neither let me give flattering titles unto Elihu accuseth Job of presumption. man.

YURTHERMORE Elihu answered and said, 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in 2 Hear my words, O ye wise men ; and give 80 doing my Maker would soon take me away. ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. CHAP. XXXIII.

3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth Elihu blameth Job's complaint.

meat.

. 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my, 5 For Job hath said I am righteous: and God tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

hath taken away my judgment. 3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my 6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly incurable without transgression.

4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the 7 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scornbreath of the Almighty hath given me life.. ing like water; 5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in or- 8 Which goeth in company with the workers of der before me, stand up.

iniquity, and walketh withi wicked men ? 6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's 9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing stead: I also am formed oui of the clay. that he should delight himself with God.

7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, 10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of unneither shall my hand be heavy upon thee. derstanding : far be it from God, that he should 8 Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

should commit iniquity. 9 I ain clean without transgression, I am inno- 11 For the work of a man shall he render unto cent; neither is there iniquity in me.

him, and cause every man to find according to 10 Behold, he findeth occasions against ine, he his ways. counteth me for his enemy.

12 Yca, surely God will not do wickedly, nei11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh ther will the Almighty pervert judgment. all my paths.

13 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will an- or who hath disposed the whole world ? swer thee, that God is greater than man. 14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather

13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he unto himself his spirit and his breath; giveth not account of any of his matters. 15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man turn again unto dust. perceiveth it not.

16 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when hearken to the voice of my words.

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God cannot be unjust.
CHAP. XXXV, XXXVI.

He is to be magnified 17 Shall even he that hateth right govera? and 12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, bewilt thou condemn him that is most just ? cause of the pride of evil men.

18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked ? 13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

will the Almighty regard it. 19 How much less to him that accepteth not the 14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more yet judgment is before hiin; therefore trust thou than the poor? for they all are the work of his in him. hands.

15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visit20 In a moment shall they die, and the people ed in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: extremity : and the mighty shall be taken away without hand. 16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain;

21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he multiplieth words without knowledge. he seeth all bis goings.

CHAP. XXXVI. 22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death,

God is just in all his ways. where the workers of iniquity may hide them- El falso proceeded and said;

2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew theos 23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. that he should enter into judgment with God. 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and

24 Fle shall break in pieces mighty men without will ascribe righteonsness to iny Maker. number, and set others in their stead.

4 For truly my words shall not be false : he that 25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he is perfect in knowledge is with thee. overturneth them in the night, so that they are 5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not destroyed.

any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. 26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open 6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but sight of others;

giveth right to the poor. 27 Because they turned back from him, and 7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the right would not consider any of his ways:

eous: but with kings are they on the throne; 28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. are exalted.

29 When he giveth quietness, who then can 8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who in cords of affliction ; then can behold him ? whether it be done against 9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their a nation, or against a man only:

transgressions that they have exceeded. 30 Thai the hypocrite reign not, lest the people 10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and be ensnared.

commandeth that they return from iniqui.y. * 31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have 11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend borne chastisement, I will not offend any more : their days in prosperity, and weir years in plea

32 That which I see not, teach thou me : if I sures. have done iniquity, I will do no more.

12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the 33 Should it be according to thy mind? he will sword, and they shall die without knowledge. recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether 13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: thou choose ; and not I: therefore speak what they cry not when he bindeth them. thou knowest.

14 They die in youth, and their life is among 34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a the unclean. wise man hearken unto me.

15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and 35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and openeth their ears in oppression. his words were without wisdom.

16 Even so would he have removed thee out 36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the of the strait into a broad place, where there is end, because of his answe for wicked men. no straitness; and that which should be set on 37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clap- thy table should be full of fatness. peth his hands among us, and multiplieth his 17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the words against God.

wicked; judgment and justice take hold on thee CHAP. XXXV.

18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take Job's self-righteousness reproved. thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom EThinkeke nove this to be rights that thou can widehe es celerite thy riches? no, not gold, nor, saidst, My righteousness is more than God's ? all the forces of strength.

3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be 20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off unto thee? and, What profit shall I have if I be in their place. cleansed from my sin ?

21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast 4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thou chosen rather than affliction. thce.

22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who 5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold teacheth like him? the clouds which are higher than thou.

23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who 6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity ? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest 24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which thou unto him?

men behold. 7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? 25 Every man may see it; man may behoid it or what receiveth he of thy hand ?

Jafar off. 8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art: 26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, and thy righteousness may profit the son of man. neither can the number of his years be searched

9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they out. make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by rea- 27 For he maketh small the drops of water son of the arm of the inighty.

they pour down rain according to the vapour 10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, thereof; who giveth songs in the night;

23 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon 11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of man abundantly. the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls 29 Also can any understand the spreadings of of heaven?

Ithe clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle ?

Gion is to be feared.

JOB.

Job's ignorance and imbecility. 30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and ened ?! or who laid the corner-stone thereof: covereth the bottom of the sea.

7 When the morning stars sang together, and 31 For by them judgeth he the people ; he giv- all the sons of God shouted for joy? eth meat in abundance.

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it 32 With clouds he covereth the light; and com-brake forth, as if it bad issued out of the womb? mandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, betwixt.

and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, 33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, 10 And-brake up for it my decreed place, and the cattle also concerning the vapour.

set bars and doors, CHAP. XXXVII.

11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no God's wisdom unsearchable.

further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed ? A T this also my heart trembleth, and is moved 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy out of his place.

days; and caused the day-spring to know his place; 2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand his lightning unto the ends of the earth. as a garment. 4 After it a voice roareth; he thundereth with 15 And from the wicked their light is withholdthe voice of his excellency: and he will not stay en, and the high arm shall be broken. them when his voice is heard.

16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea ? 5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; or hast thou walked in the search of the depth ? great things doeth he, which we cannot compre- 17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? bend.

or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? 6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the 18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth ? earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the declare if thou knowest it all. great rain of his strength.

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth ? and 7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that as for darkness, where is the place thereof, all men may know his work.

20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound 8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths their places.

to the house thereof? 9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind : and 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then cold out of the north.

born? or because the number of thy days is great? 10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the 22 Fast thou entered into the treasures of the breadth of the waters is straitened.

snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick 23 Which I have reserved against the time of cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

trouble, against the day of battle and war ? 12 And it is turned round about by his counsels : 24 By what way is the light parted, which scatthat they may do whatsoever he commandeth tereth the east wind upon the earth ? them upon the face of the world in the earth. 25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the

13 He causeth it to come, whether for correc- overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning tion, or for his land, or for mercy.

of thunder; 14 Hearken unto this, O Job : stand still, and 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man consider the wondrous works of God.

is ; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and and caused the light of his cloud to shine ? to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring orth?

16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, 28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotthe wondrous works of him which is perfect in ten the drops of dew? knowledge ?

29 Out of whose womb came the ice ? and the 17 How thy garments are warm, when he quiet-boary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? cth the earth by the south wind ?

30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the 18 Hast thou with him spread out ine sky, which face of the deep is frozen. is strong, and as a molten looking-glass? 31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of

19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ? we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness. 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his sea

20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man son? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons ? speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven ? 21 And now men see not the bright light which canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and 34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, cleanseth them.

that abundance of waters may cover thee? 22 Fair weather cometh out of the north : with 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, God is terrible majesty.

and say unto thee, Here we are ? 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts ? out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, or who hath given understanding to the heart ? and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom ? or

24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not who can stay the bottles of heaven, any that are wise of heart.

38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and CHAP. XXXVIII.

the clods cleave fast together ? God challengeth Job to answer him. 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill The third and answered Job out of the the appetite hefy the xhung times

40 When they couch in their dens, and abide 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words in the covert to lie in wait ? without knowledge ?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will his young ones cry unto God, they wander for demand of thee, and answer thou me.

Jack of meat. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations

CHAP. XXXIX. of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. God's power visible in the creation. h West hack vaid hath steaches therine Jitro thanh KNOW EPS Tak herunteerime when the wild care 6 Wohcieupon are the foundations thereof fast-! when the hinds do calve ?

of the wild aus, unicor 4, &e.
CHAP. XL, XLI.

of the behemoth. 2Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? 8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment ? wilt or knowest thou the time when they bring forth ? thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous ? 3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their 9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou young ones, they cast out their sorrows. thunder with a voice like him ? 4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow 10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellen up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto cy; and array thyself with glory and beauty. them.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath : and be5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free ? or who hold every one that is proud, and abase him. hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring 6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, him low; and tread down the wicked in their and the barren land his dwellings.

place. 7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither 13 Hide them in the dust together; and hir al regardeth he the crying of the driver.

their faces in secret. 8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, 14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thing and he searcheth after every green thing. own right hand can save thee.

9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or 15 11 Behold now behemoth, which I made with abide by thy crib ?

thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 19 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his the furrow ? or will he harrow the valleys after force is in the navel of his belly. thee?

17 He moveth his tail like a cedar; the sinews 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is of his stones are wrapped together. great ? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him ? 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass ; his 12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring bones are like bars of iron. home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that

13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the pea- made him can make his sword to approach unlo cocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich ? him.

14 Wbich leaveth her eggs in the earth, and 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, warmeth them in the dust,

where all the beasts of the field play. 15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert or that the wild beast may break them.

of the reed, and fens. 16 She is hardened against her young ones, as 22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; though they were not hers : her labour is in vain the willows of the brook compass him about. without fear;

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth 17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into neither bath he imparted to her understanding. his mouth. 18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she 24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth scorneth the horse and his rider.

through snares. 19 Hast thou given the horse strength ? hast thou

CHAP. XLI. clothed his neck with thunder ?

Of God's great power in the leviathan. 20 Canst thou make him afraid

as a grasshop- CANST tho draw.cout leviathan with a hook? per?

tongue with a 21 Ile paweih in the valley, and rejoiceth in his down? strength : he goeth on to meet the armed men. 2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose ? or bore

22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; his jaw through with a thorn ? neither turneth he back from the sword.

3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? 23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glitter- will he speak soft words unto thee? ing spear and the shield.

4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou 24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness take him for a servant for ever ? and rage; neither believeth he that it is the sound 5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird ? or of the trumpet.

wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? 25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! and 6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of him ? he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the shall they part him among the merchants ? captains, and the shouting.

7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons ? or 26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch his head with fish-spears? her wings toward the south?

8 Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, do no more. and make her nest on high ?

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain : shall not 28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon one be cast down even at the sight of him? the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who

29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her then is able to stand before me? eyes behold afar off.

11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay 30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where him ? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is the slain are, there is she.

mine. CHAP. XL.

12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, Job humbleth himself before God. nor his comely proportion. MOREOVER, the Lord answered Job, and 13 Wh can discover the face of his garment !

or who can come to him with his double bridle ? 2 Shall he that contendeth with the Alınighty 14 W no can open the doors of his face ? his teeth instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him an- are terrible round about. swer it.

15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as 3 T Then Job answered the LORD, and said, with a close seal. 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? 16 One is so near to another, that no air can I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

come between them. 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: 17 They are joined one to another, they stick yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. together, that they cannot be sundered. 61 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his the whirlwind, and said,

eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will de- 19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks mand of thee, and declare thou unto me. lof fire leap out.

Job sul mitteth himself to God.

PSALMS.

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and deala. 20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a 6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust seething pot or caldron.

and ashes. 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth 7.1 And it was so, that after the LORD had out of his mouth.

spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled is turned into joy before him.

against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. my servant Job hath.

24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks as a piece of the nether millstone.

and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering; and my afraid: by reason of breakings they purify them- servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I acselves.

cept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that 26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot ye have not spoken of ine the thing which is hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. right, like my servant Job.

27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rot- 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuten wood.

hite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did 28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones according as the LORD commanded them: the are turned with him into stubble.

LORD also accepted Job. 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at 10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, the shaking of a spear.

when he prayed for his friends : also the LORD 30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth gave Job iwice as much as he had before. sharp-pointed things upon the mire.

11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, 31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he and all his sisters, and all they that had been of maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with

32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and would think the deep to be hoary.

comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made brought upon him: cvery man also gave him a without fear.

piece of money, and every one an ear-ring of gold. 34 He beholdeth all high things : he is a king 12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more over all the children of pride.

than his beginning: for he had fourteen thouCHAP. XLII.

sand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thouGod accepteth and blesseth Job. sand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. THEN hob answered the Lord, and said, 13 He had also seven sons, and three daughters.

2 1 know that thou canst do every thing, 14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and that no thought can be withholden from thee. and the name of the second, Kezia ; and the

3 Who is he that hideth counsel without know- name of the third, Keren-happuch. ledge ? therefore bave I uttered that I understood 15 And in all the land were no women found so not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew fair as the daughters of Job: and their father not.

gave them inheritance among their brethren. 4 Ilear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will "16 After this lived Job a hundred and forty demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, eveit

51 have heard of thee by the hearing of the four generations. ear: but now mine eye seeth thee:

17 So Job died, being old and full of days. | The Book of PSALMS. PSALM I.

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said Happy state of the godly, &c. unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I be LESSED is the man that walketh not in the gotten the BLI

counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of scornful.

the earth for thy possession. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou in his law doth he meditate day and night. shalt dash them in pieces like a potler's vessel.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the 10 Be wise now therefore, Oye kings: be inrivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in structed, ye judges of the earth. his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

trembling. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish which the wind driveth away.

from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a lit5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the tle. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the

PSALM III. righteous.

The security of God's protection. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the right- TA Psalm of David, when he fled from Absolom eous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

his son. PSALM II.

ORD, how are they increased that trouble Christ's spiritual kingdom. WI THY do the heathen rage, and the people ima- 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There gine a vain thing?

is no help for him in God. Selah. 2 Tl.e kings of the earth set themselves, and the 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, glory, and the lifter up of my head. and against his Anointed, saying,

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and ho 3. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast heard me out of his holy hill. Selah, away their cords from us.

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD sustained me. LORD shall have them in derision.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, that have set themselves against me round about and vex them in his sore displeasure.

7 Arise, O LORV; sare me, O my God; for thou 6Yellaveisetny Kingiipon my holy hill of Zion.Ttast smitten all mine enemies upon the check

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