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31 After this opened Job his mouth, 2 and cursed his day. °And Job lan
swered and said : (3 Let the day perish wherein I was
born, And the night which said, There is
a man child conceived. * 4
Let that day be darkness;
Neither let the light shine upon it. 5 Let darkness and 8the shadow of
death 'claim' it 'for their own!; Let a cloud dwell upon it; Let 'all that maketh black the day
terrify it. 6 As for that night, let thickl dark
ness seize upon it: Let it not 4Sirejoice among the days
Or as 'an' hidden untimely birth
I had not been;
together; They hear not the voice of the
itaskmasteri. The small and great are there; And the servant is free from his
master. Wherefore is light given to him
that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul; Which "long for death, but it cometh
not; And dig for it more than for hid
treasures ; Which rejoice 10exceedingly, And are glad, when they can find
the grave ? Why is light given to a man whose
of the year;
way is bid,
And whom God hath hedged in? * 24 For my sighing cometh libefore I
eat, And my roarings are poured out
like 'waterl. 25 For 12the thing which I 'fear cometh!
upon me, And that which I lam! afraid of
icometh unto me. 26) 18] 'am' not lat ease', neither lam! I
quiet, neither 'havel I rest; But trouble 'cometh'.
Let it not come into the number of
the months. Lo, let that night be bibarren'; Let no joyful voice come therein. Let them curse it that curse the
day, Who are ready to 'rousel up Slevi.
athan!. Let the stars of the twilight thereof
be dark : Let it look for light, but have none; Neither let it 'behold! the 'eyelids!
of the 'morning! : Because it shut not up the doors of
my mother's womb, Nor hid "trouble from mine eyes. Why died I not from the womb ? Why did I not give up the ghost
when I came out of the belly ? Why did the knees treceivel me? Or why the breasts, that I should
suck? For now should I have lien Idown!
and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I
been at rest: With kings and counsellors of the
earth, Which built lup wastel places for
themselves; Or with princes that had gold, Who filled their houses with silver:
41) Then answered Eliphaz the Teman
ite, and said, 2 If lonel assay to commune with
thee, wilt thou be grieved ? But who can withhold himself from
speaking ? 3 Behold, thou hast instructed many,
And thou hast strengthened the
weak hands. *4 Thy words have upholden him that
was falling, And thou hast Iconfirmed the
14feeble knees. 5 But now it is come iuntol thee, and
thou 15faintest; It toucheth thee, and thou art
1 Or, I paint . Or, linguire after! 3 Or, deep darkness! (and so else
where) * Some ancient versions read, be
VERSION OF 1611.-- III. 2 spake; 3 (in).. (it was); 5 stain .. the blackness of ; 6 be joined unto; 7 solitary ; 8 raise . . their mourning ; 9 see .. dawning . . day; 10 sorrow; 12 prevent; 13 still ; 14 desolate; 16 a; 18 rest.. oppressor; 24 the waters ; 25 greatly feared is come .. was .. is come; 26 was . . in safety
Yet .. came. IV. 2 we; 4 strengthened ; 5 upon. = 
had .. was ..
* 6) Is not thy fear 'of God' thy con- 21 101 Isl not their "tent-cord plucked fidence,
up within them? And thy hope the lintegrity of thy They die, land thati without wisdom.
51 Call now; lis! there any that will 7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever
answer thee? perished, being innocent ?
And to which of the 11holy ones! Or where were the fuprightl cut
wilt thou turn? off?
2 For Ivexation killeth the foolish 8 According! as I have seen, they
man, that plow iniquity,
And 12 jealousyl slayeth the silly And sow litroublel, reap the same. 9) By the breath of God they perish, 3 I have seen the foolish taking root:
And by the blast of his langeri are But suddenly I cursed his habitathey consumed.
tion. 10 The roaring of the lion, and the 4 His children are far from safety, voice of the fierce lion,
And they are crushed in the gate, And the teeth of the younge lions, Neither is there any to deliver are broken.
them. The old lion perisheth for lack of 5 Whose harvest the hungry cateth prey,
up, And the whelps lof the lionessi are
And taketh it even
out of the scattered abroad.
thorns, 12 Now a thing was 'secretly brought And 13the 'snare gapeth for their to me,
substance. And mine ear received a 'whisper 6 Fori 14affliction cometh not forth of thereof.
the dust, 13 In thoughts from the visions of the Neither doth trouble spring out of night,
the ground; When deep sleep falleth on men,
7 Buti man is born unto trouble, Fear came upon me, and trembling, As 15the sparks fly upward.
Which made all my bones to shake. 8 But as for me, I would seek unto 15 Then a spirit passed before my
And unto God would I commit my The hair of my flesh stood up.
cause: 16 It stood still, but I could not dis- 9 Which doeth great things and cern the 'appearances thereof;
unsearchable; A form' was before mine eyes :
Marvellous things without number : * There was silence, and I heard a 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, voice, saying,
And sendeth waters
11 "So that he setteth' up on high those Shall a man be more pure than
that be low; his Maker?
"And those which mourn Warel exli Behold, he 'putteth' no trust in his
alted to safety. servants;
12 He ifrustratethi the devices of the And his angels he 'chargethi with
So that their hands 16cannot per19 How much Imorel them that dwell
form their enterprise. in houses of clay,
He taketh the wise in their own Whose foundation is in the dust,
craftiness: Which crushed before the
And the counsel of the froward is moth !
carried headlong. 20) "Betwixt morning land' evening They meet with darkness in the they are destroyed :
day-time, They perish for ever without any And grope 'at' noonday as in the regarding it.
night. 10T, I mischief
8 Or, From morning to evening 13 According to many ancient versions, 2 Heb. brought by stealth, 9 Heb. broken in pieces.
the thirsty suallow up. Or, a lbreathi passed lover! 10 Or, Is not their excellency which is 14 Or, iniquity See ch. iv. 8. Or, I heard a still voice
15 Héb. the sons of flame or of light* Or, be just before God 11 See ch. xv, 15.
ning. Or, be pure lbefore his Maker 12 Or, indignation
16 Or, icand perform Inothing of Or, Vlikel
VERSION of 1611.– 6 this.. uprightness ; 7 righteous; 8 Even.. wickedness; 9 nostrils ; 11 stout Lion's ; 12 little; 16 form . . An image; 18 put .. charged ; 19 less in ; 20 from .. to; 21 Doth .. excellency which is in . . go away.. even.
v. 1 if.. be.. saints ; 2 wrath .. envy; 5 robber swalloweth up; 6 Although ; 7 Yet; 11 To set. . That.. may be ; 12 disappointeth ; 14 in the. = 
in them lremoved! ?
3 For now it would be heavier than the
sand of the Iseasi : Therefore thave! my words Ibeen
rashi. 4) For the arrows of the Almighty are
within me, The poison whereof my spirit drink
But he saveth from the sword loft
their mouth, "Even' the 'needy' from the hand of
the mighty So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth. Behold, happy is the man whom
God 'correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the
chastening of the Almighty. For he maketh sore, and bindeth
up; He woundeth, and his hands make
whole. He shall deliver thee in six
troubles; Yea, in seven there shall no evil
touch thee. In famine he shall redeem thee
from death; And in war from the power of the
sword. Thou shalt be hid from the scourge
of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of
destruction when it cometh. At destruction and dearth' thou
shalt laugh; Neither shalt thou be afraid of the
beasts of the earth. For thou shalt be in league with the
stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be
at peace with thee. And thou shalt know that thy 'tent
ist in peace; And thou shalt visit thy sifold',
and 4shalt 'miss nothing'. Thou shalt know also that thy seed
shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of
the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave in
The terrors of God do set them
selves in array against me. Doth the wild ass bray when he
hath grass ? Or loweth the ox over his fodder? Can that which ihath no savourl be
eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white
of an egg? My soul 'refuseth' to touch 'them; They are as 'loathsomel meat ito
mel. Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the
thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to
crush' me; That he would let loose his hand,
and cut me off ! Then should I yet have comfort; 8Yea, I would "exult' in 'pain 10that
spareth' not: 11 For I have not 121 denied the words
of the Holy One. What is my strength, that I should
Iwaiti ? And what is mine end, that I should
'be patienti? Is my strength the strength of
stones? Or is my flesh of brass ? Is lit! not that I have not help in
me, And Ithat 18effectual working' is
driven quite from me ? To him that is ready to faint kind
nessshould be shewed from his
friend; 141 Even to him thati forsaketh the
fear of the Almighty: My brethren have dealt deceitfully
as a brook, As the channel' of brooks thati
pass away; Which are iblackl by reason of the
7 Or, IWhatI things my soul refused
to touch, Ithesel are as my loath
ice, And wherein the
Thideth itself! :
10 Or, I though hel spare not
But he forsaketh
VERSION OF 1611.–15 poor .. From . . and; 22 famine ; 24 tabernacle shall be .. habitation .. not sin ; 26 his. - VI. 1 But; 2 grief.. throughly; 3 sea . . are swallowed up; 6 is unsavoury; 7 The things that .. refused . . my sorrowful ; 9 destroy; 10 harden myself . . sorrow; let him . . spare .. concealed ; 11 hope . . prolong my life; 13 my wisdom; 14 afflicted pity.. But he; 15 (And)..stream .. they ; 16 blackish.. is hid. = 
As a servant that! earnestly de
sireth the shadow, And as 'an' hireling that looketh
for his 'wages' : So am I made to possess months
of vanity, And wearisome nights are appointed
to me. When I lie down, I say, 8When shall I arise ? but the night
lis long! ; And I am full of tossings to and fro
unto the dawning of the day. My flesh is clothed with worms and
clods of dust; My skin "closeth up' and 'breaketh
out afresh!. My days are swifter than a weaver's
shuttle, And are spent without hope. Oh remember that my life is wind : Mine eye
shall no more see good. The eye of him that 'seethi me shall
Ibehold' me no more: Thine eyes Ishall be upon me, 'buti
I Ishalll not 'bel. As the cloud is consumed and van
17 What time they lwax warm, they
vanish : When it is hot, they are consumed
out of their place. 18 ?The caravans that travel by thel
way lof them turni aside;
The companies of Sheba waited for
them. 3) They were ashamed because they
had hoped ;
Ye see la terror', and are afraid.
Give unto me?
your substance ?
sary's' hand ? Or, Redeem me from the hand of
the 'oppressors!? 13 Teach me, and I will hold my
'peacel : And cause me to understand where
in I have erred. ** How forcible are words of upright
ness!! But what doth your arguing re
prove ? ** Do ye imagine to reprove words?
'Seeing that the speeches of one
that is desperate are tas wind. 21 Yea, ye 'would cast lots upon the
fatherless, And make merchandise of your
Now therefore be 'pleased to look
upon me; For Isurely' I 'shall not' lie Ito your
facel. * Return, I pray you, let Ithere be no
injustice! ; Yea, return again, 6my 'causel is
frighteous! Is there linjustice on' my tongue? Cannot my taste discern 'mischiev
ous' things ? Is there not sla Twarfarel to man upon earth ? And are not his days like the days of lan' hireling?
So he that goeth down to 101 Sheol!
shall come up no more. He shall return no more
to his house, Neither shall his place know him
any more. Therefore I will not refrain
mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my
spirit ; I will complain in the bitterness of
Am I a sea, or a isea-monsterl,
Ibones! 111 loathe imy lifel; 1 12 would not live
alway : Let me alone; for my days are
9 Or, is broken and become loathsome 10 Or, the grave 11 Or, I Iwaste away! 12 Or, Ishalli 13 Or, las a breaths
VERSION OF 1611.-18 paths of their . . are turned .. to nothing ; 19 troops ; 21 my casting down ; 22 Bring . . reward; 23 enemy's .. mighty ; 24 tongue ; 25 right; 26 And .. which ; 27 overwhelm ..
a pit for ; 28 content .. it is evident unto you if ; 29 it not be iniquity .. righteousness in it: 30 iniquity in .. perverse.
- VII. 1 an appointed time . . also .. a; 2a .. the reward of . Hork : 4 and .. be gone; 5 is broken .. become loathsome ; 8 hath seen .. see .. are .. and .. am ; 8 the grave; 12 whale ;' 15 life ; 16 it. = 
Because our days upon earth are a
shadow :) Shall not they teach thee, and tell
thee, And utter words out of their heart? Can the rush grow up without
mire ? Can the flag grow without water? Whilst it is yet in lits' greenness,
and not cut down, It withereth before any other herb. So are the paths of all that forget
God; And the hope 'of the godless man!
shall perish: Whose Iconfidence! shall bibreak in
sunderl, And whose trust lisi a spider's web. He shall lean upon his house, but it
shall not stand : He shall hold fast "thereby', but it
shall not endure. He is green before the sun, And his 'shoots gol forth lovers his
garden. His roots are wrapped Sabout the
heap, "He beholdeth the place of stones. If he be destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, saying, I
have not seen thee. Behold, this is the joy of his way, And out of the Searth shall others
Ispring! Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, Neither will he 'uphold! the evil
doers. 10 He 'will yeti fill thy mouth with
Naughter, And thy lips with 'shoutingl. They that hate thee shall be clothed
with shame; And the tent of the wicked shall
Ibe no morel
81 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite,
and said, 2 How long wilt thou speak these
things? And how long shall the words of thy
mouth be like a 'mighty' wind ? 3 Doth God pervert judgement ?
Or doth the Almighty pervert jus
tice? 4 81f thy children have sinned against
him, And he have delivered! them linto
the hand of their transgression : 5 If thou wouldest seek Idiligently'
unto God, And make thy supplication to the
Almighty; 6 If thou wert pure and upright;
Surely now he would awake for
thee, And make the habitation of thy
righteousness prosperous. 7 And though thy beginning was
small, Yet thy latter end should greatly
increase. 8 For inquire, I pray thee, of the
And 'apply. thyself to 'that which!
their fathers have searched out": 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and
91 Then Job answered and said,
11 But how 'can' man be just 12with
God? 3 131f he 'be pleased to contend with
him, He cannot answer him one of a
thousand. He is wise in heart, and mighty in
10 Or, Till he fill 11 Or, I Fori 19 Or, before 13 Or, if lone should desirel... he
Icould noti c.
Version of 1611.- 19 depart; 20 (shall). . preserver . . against; 21 sleep.. in the morning. VIII. 2 strong; 4 cast .. away for; 5 betimes ; 8 prepare .. the search of ; 12 his; 13 hypocrite's; 14 hope . . be cut off shall be ; 15 it; 16 branch shooteth .. in; 17 And seeth ; 18 destroy him; 19
grow; 20 help ; 21 Till . . laughing . . rejoicing ; 22 dwelling place . . come to nought. IX. 2 should; 3 will. =