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of the Ways of Lions, Wild Goats, Hinds, Wild Asses, Wild-oxen, and Ostrich 35 Canst thou send forth lightnings, 7 He scorneth the tumult of the

city, And say unto thee, Here we are?

Neither heareth he the shoutings 36 Who hath put wisdom in the of the 5 driver. linward parts?

8 The range of the mountains is Or who hath given understand his pasture, ing to the ? mind?

And he searcheth after every 37 Who can number the clouds by

green thing. wisdom?

9 Will the wild-ox be content to Or who can 3 pour out the bottles

serve thee? of heaven,

Or will he abide by thy crib? 38 When the dust runneth into a 10 Canst thou bind the wild-ox with mass,

his band in the furrow? And the clods cleave fast to Or will he harrow the valleys gether?

after thee?

11 Wilt thou trust him, because his 39 Canst thou hunt the prey for

strength is great? the lioness,

Or wilt thou leave to him thy Or satisfy the appetite. of the labor ? young lions,

12 Wilt thou confide in him, that 40 When they couch in their dens,

he will bring home thy seed, And abide in the covert to lie in

And gather the grain of thy wait?

41 Who provideth for the raven his

13 The wings of the ostrich wave
When his young ones cry unto proudly ;

But are they the pinions and And wander for lack of food ?

plurnage of 6 love? 39 Knowest thou the time 14 For she leaveth her eggs on the when the wild goats of

earth, the rock bring forth?

And warmeth them in the Or canst thou mark when the dust, hinds do calve?

15 And forgetteth that the foot may 2 Canst thou number the months crush them, that they fulfil?

Or that the wild beast may tramOr knowest thou the time when

ple them. they bring forth?

16 She 7 dealeth hardly with her 3 They bow themselves, they bring

young ones, as if they were

not hers: They cast out their pains.

Though her labor be in vain, 4 Their young ones become strong,

she is without fear; they grow up in the open field"; 17 Because God hath $ deprived her They go forth, and 4 return not

of wisdom, again.

Neither hath he imparted to her

5 Who hath sent out the wild ass 18 What time she Fiifteth up

Or who hath loosed the bonds of

She scorneth the horse and his

6 Whose home 'I have made the

19 Hast thou given the horse his And the salt land his dwelling

5 Or, taskmaster

6 Or, a stork 2 Or, meteor

7 Or, is hardened against
8 Heb. made her to forget wisdom.

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Jehovah sets forth Job's Ignorance of the Horse, Hawk, and Eagle. Još submits

Hast thou' clothed his neck with 3. Then Job answered Jehovah, the Iquivering mane?

and said, 20 Hast thou made him to leap as a 4 Behold, I any of small account; locust?

what shall I answer thee? The glory of his snorting is I lay my hand upon my mouth. terrible.

5 Once have I spoken, and I will 21 ? He paweth in the valley, and not answer ;

rejoiceth in his strength: Yea, twice, but I will proceed He goeth out to meet the armed

no further. 22 He mocketh at fear, and is not 6 Then Jehovah answereď Job dismayed ;

out of the whirlwind, and said, Neither türneth he back from 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: the sword.

I will demand of thee, and de23 The quiver rattleth against him, clare thou unto me. The Hashing spear and the jave 8 Wilt thou even annul my judglin.

ment? 24 He swalloweth the ground with Wilt thou condemn me, that thou fierceness and rage;

mayest be justified ? Neither 5 believeth he that it is 9 Or hast thou an arm like God? the voice of the trumpet.

And canst thou thunder with a 25 As oft as the trumpet sotundeth voice like him?

he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar 10 Deck thyself now with excellency off,

and dignity; The thunder of the captains, And array thyself with honor and the shouting.

and majesty.

11 Pour forth the overflowings of 26 Is it by thy wisdom that the

thine anger; hawk soareth,

And look upon every one that is And stretchetki her wings tow proud, and abase him. ard the south?

12 Look on every one that is proud, 27 Is it at thy conimand that the and bring him low; eagle mounteth up,

And tread down the wicked And maketh her nest on high? where they stand. 28 On the cliff she dwelleth, and 13 Hide them in the dust together; maketh her home,

Bind their faces in the hidden Upon the point of the cliff, and place. the stronghold.

14 Then will I also confess of thee 29 From thence she spieth out the That thine own right hand can prey ;

save thee. Her eres behold it afar off. 30 Her young ones also suck up 15 Behold now, 6 behemoth, which I blood;

made 7 as well as thee; And where the slain are, there He eateth grass as an ox. is she.

16 Lo now, his strength is in his

loins, 40 Jehovah

And his force is in the muscles of swered Job, and said,

his belly. 2 Shall he that cavilleth contend | 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: with the Almighty?

The sinews of his thighs are knit He that argueth with God, let together. him answer it.

18 His bones are as tubes of brass;

His 8 limbs are like bars of iron. 4 T', shaking.

3 Or, the weapons Tail'.

6 That is, the hippopotamus.

7 Heb. with standeth he still at 8c.


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Jehovah's Challenge. God's Power in the Hippopotamus and Crocodile depicted 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: +9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain : He only that made him giveth

Will not one be cast down even him his sword.

at the sight of him?
2) Surely the mountains bring him 10 None is so fierce that he dare stir

forth food,
Where all the beasts of the field Who then is he that can stand

before me?
21 He lieth under the lotus-trees,

11 Who hath first given unto me, In the covert of the reed, and the that I should repay him? fen.

Whatsoever is under the whole 22 The lotus-trees cover him with heaven is mine.

their shade ; The willows of the brook com- 12 I will not keep silence concerning pass him about.

his limbs, 2 Behold, if a river loverflow, he Nor his mighty strength, nor his trembleth not ;

goodly frame. He is confident, though a Jordan 13 Who can 5strip off his outer swell even to his mouth.

garment? 24 Shall any take him when he is on Who shall come within his jaws? the watch,

14 Who canopen thedoors of his face? Or pierce through his nose with a

6 Round about his teeth is terror. snare?

15 His 7 strong scales are his pride,

Shut up together as with a close *41 Canst thou draw out ? le seal.

viathan with a fishhook? 16 One is so near to another, Or

press down his tongue with a That no air can come between cord ?

them. 2 Canst thou put 3a rope into his 17 They are joined one to another; nose?

They stick together, so that they Or pierce his jaw through with a cannot be sundered.

18 His sneezings flash forth light, 3 Will he make many supplica

And his eyes are like the eyelids tions unto thee?

of the morning. Or will he speak soft words unto 19 Out of his mouth go burning thee?

torches, 4 Will he make a covenant with

And sparks of fire leap forth. thee,

20 Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, That thou shouldest take him for

As of a boiling pot and burning a servant for ever?

5 Wilt thou play with him as with 21 His breath kindleth coals,
a bird?

And a flame goeth forth from his
Or wilt thou bind him for thy

mouth. maidens?

22 In his neck abideth strength, 6 Will the bands of fishermen make

And terror danceth before him. traffic of him?

23 The flakes of his flesh are joined Will they part him among the

together: merchants ?

They are firm upon him ; they 7 Canst thou fill his skin with

cannot be moved.

24 His heart is as firm as a stone; Or his head with fish-spears?

Yea, firm as the nether millstone. 8 Lay thy hand upon him;

25 When he raiseth himself up, the Remember the battle and do so

mighty are afraid : Ch. 41. lin Heb.

5 Heb. uncorer the face of his garment. 1 Or, he violent 6 Or, His teeth are terrible roumd about

7 Or, courses of scales Heb. channels i 4 Or, spike


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? That is, the crocodile.
3 Heb. a rope of rushes.

Job confesses his Wrong. Jehovah condemns Job's Three Friends
By reason of consternation they 7 And it was so, that, after Jeho-
are beside themselves.

vah had spoken these words unto 26 If one lay at him with the sword, Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the it cannot avail;

Temanite, My wrath is kindled Nor the spear, the dart, nor the against thee, and against thy two 1 pointed shaft.

friends ; for ye have not spoken of 27 He counteth iron as straw, me the thing that is right, as my And brass as rotten wood.

servant Job hath. 8 Now therefore, 28 The arrow cannot make him flee: take unto you seven bullocks and Sling-stones are turned with him seven rams, and go to my servant into stubble.

Job, and offer up for yourselves a 29 Clubs are counted as stubble : burnt-offering; and my servant Job He laugheth at the rushing of the shall pray for you; for him will I javelin

accept, that I deal not with you 30 His underparts are like sharp after your folly; for ye have not potsherds:

spoken of me the thing that is right, He spreadeth as it were a thresh- | as my servant Job hath. 9 So Eli

ing-wain upon the mire. phaz the Temanite and Bildad the 31 He maketh the deep to boil like Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite a pot :

went, and did according as Jehovah He maketh the sea like a pot of commanded them: and Jehovah acointment.

cepted Job. 32 He maketh a path to shine after io And Jehovah turned the caphim ;

tivity of Job, when he prayed for One would think the deep to be his friends: and Jehovah gave Job hoary.

twice as much as he had before. 11 33 Upon earth there is not his like, Then came there unto him all his

That is made without fear. brethren, and all his sisters, and all 34 He beholdeth everything that is they that had been of his acquainthigh:

ance before, and did eat bread with He is king over all the sons of him in his house: and they bepride.

moaned him, and comforted him

concerning all the evil that Jeho42

Then Job answered Jeho- vah had brought upon him: every
vah, and said,

man also gave him a piece of 2 I know that thou canst do all money, and every one a ring of gold. things,

12 So Jehovah blessed the latter And that no purpose of thine can end of Job more than his begin. be restrained.

ning: and he had fourteen thousand 3 Who is this that hideth counsel sheep, and six thousand camels, and without knowledge ?

a thousand yoke of oxen, and a Therefore have I uttered that thousand she-asses. 13 He had also which I understood not,

seven sons and three daughters. 14 Things too wonderful for me, And he called the name of the first, which I knew not.

Jemimah; and the name of the sec4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will ond, Keziah; and the name of the speak;

third, Keren-happuch.

15 And in I will demand of thee, and de- all the land were no women found so clare thou unto me.

fair as the daughters of Job: and 5 I had heard of thee by the hear their father gave them inheritance ing of the ear;

among their brethren. 16 And after But now mine eye seeth thee: this Job lived a hundred and forty 6 Wherefore I s abhor myself, years, and saw his sons, and his sons'

And repent in dust and ashes. sons, even four generations. 17 So 1 Or, coat of mail 2 Heb. son of the bou.

Job died, being old and full of days. 3 Or, loathe my words

4 Heb. kesitah.

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the Wicked Against Jehovah, and against his contrasted.

anointed, saying, Blessed is the man that walk

3 Let us break their bonds asunder, eth not in the counsel of the

And cast away their cords from wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sin- 4 He that sitteth in the heavens

will laugh: Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers :

The Lord will have them in 2 But his delight is in the law of


5 Then will he speak unto them And on his law doth he meditate

in his wrath, day and night.

And 4 vex them in his sore dis3 And he shall be like a tree

pleasure: planted by the streams of

6 Yet I have set my king.

Upon my holy hițl of Zion.
That bringeth forth its fruit in

7 I will tell of the decree:
Whose leaf also doth not wither;

Jehovah said unto me, Thou art And 2 whatsoever he doeth shall

my son ; prosper.

This day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I will give thee But are like the chaff which the

the nations for thine inheri

tance, 5 Therefore the wicked shall not

And the uttermost parts of the stand in the judgment,

earth for thy possession. Nor sinners in the congregation

9 Thou shalt break them with a of the righteous.

rod of iron ; 6 For Jehovah knoweth the way of

Thou shalt dash them in pieces

like a potter's vessel. But the way of' the wicked shall

10 Now therefore be wise, o ye

kings: The Reign of Jehovah's Anointed.

Be instructed, ye judges of the

2 Why do the nations : rage,
And the peoples meditate a

11 Serve Jehovah with fear,

And rejoice with trembling. 2 The kings of the earth set them

12 Kiss the son, lest he be angry,

and ye perish in the way,

For his wrath 5 will soon be And the rulers take counsel to

kindled. 1 Blessed are all they that take

refuge in him. ? Or, in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper

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