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Satan appeareth before God: Job.

He tempteth Fob. burnt-offerings according to the number came allo another, and said, Thy fons and of them all : for Job faid, It may be thy daughters were eating and drinking that my fons have finned, and cursed wine in their eldeft brothers house: God in their hearts. Thus did Job con 19 And behold, there came a great tinually.

wind from the wilderness, and (mote the 6 (Now there was a day, when the four corners of the house, and it fell upfons of God came to present themselves on the young men, and they are dead, before the Lord, and Satan came also and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. among them.

20 Then Job a role, and rent his man7 And the Lord said unto Satan, tle, and shaved his head, and fell down Whence comest thou? Then Satan an- upon the ground, and worshipped, swered the LORD, and said, From go 21 And said, Naked came 1 out of my ing to and fro in the earth, and from mothers womb, and naked shall I rewalking up and down in it.

turn thither : the LORD gave, and the 8 And the LORD said unto Saran, LORD bach taken away; blessed be de Hast thou considered my servant Job, name of the LORD. that there is none like him in the earth, 22 In all chis Job sinned not, nor a perfect and an uprighe man, one chat charged God foolishly. feareth God, and eschewech evil?

CHA P. II. 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, 1 Satan appearing again before God, obe and said, Doch Job fear God for nought? Laineth further leave . 10 temp Job,

10 Haft not chou made an hedge a .7 Hesmiteth him with sore boils. 9 Fob bout him, and about his house, and a reproverb his wife, moving him to cwse bout all that he hath on every side ? and his substance is increased the fons of God came

to present land.

themselves before the LORD, and Satan 11 But put forth thine band now, and came also among chem to prelent himtouch all that he bath, and he will curse felf before the LORD. thee to thy face.

2 And the LORD said unto Satan, 12 And the LORD said unto Sacan, Be- From whence comeft thou ? And Satan hold, all that he hath is in thy power, answered the LORD, and said, From goonly upon bimself put not forth chine ing to and fro in the earth, and from hand. So Satan went worth from the pre- walking up and down in it. fence of the LORD.

3. And the LORD said unto Saran, 13 And there was a day, when his Hast thou considered my servane Job, Sons and his daughters, were eating and that there is none like himin the earth, a drinking wine in cheir eldest brochers perfe& and an upright man, one dat house:

feareth God, and eschewech evil? and 14 And there came a messenger unto ftill he holdech faft bis integrity, al. Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, though chou movedft me against him, and the asses feeding beside them: to destroy him without cause.

15. And the Sabeans fell upon them, 4 And Saran answered the LORD, and took them away, yea, they have and said, Skin for skin, yea, all data flain the servants wich the edge of the man hath will he give for his life. sword, and I only am escaped alone to 5 But put forth chine hand now, and tell chee.

touch his bone and his fielh, and be 16 While he was yet speaking, there wil curse thee to thy face. came also another, and said, The fire of 6 And the LORD said unto Sa'an, God is fallen from heaven, and hath Behold, he is in thine hand, but lave burnt up the sheep, and the servants, his life. and consumed them, and I only am 7 So went Satan forth from che precfcaped alone to tell thee.

rence of che LORD, and smote Job with 15 While he was yet speaking, there fore boils, from the sole of his foot unto came also another, and said, The Chal- his crown. dcans made our three bands, and fell up 8 and he took him a potsherd to on the camels, and have carried them a- scrape himself withal; and he sat down way, yea, and Nain the servants with the among the ashes. edge of the sword, and I only am escaped Then said his wife unto him, one to tell thee.

Doft 'chou still retain thine integrity 18 While he was yet speaking, there curse God, and die.

Sob curseth his birth.

Chap. iii, iv.

The ease of deuth, io But be said unto her, Thou speak 14 With kings and counsellers of the eft as one of the foolish women speak earth, which builc desolate places for eth what? fhall we receive good as the themselves : hand of God, & hall we not receive evil? 15 'Or with princes that had gold, In all chis did not Job fin with hislips, who filled their houses with silver :

1 & Now when Jobs' three friends 16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I heard of all this evil that was come up- bad not been; as infants which never saw on him, they came every one from his light. own place; Elipbaz the Temanite, and 17 There the wicked cease from trouBildad the Shubite,' and Zophar the bling: and there the weary be at reft. Naamachite: fur chey had made an ap 18 There the prisoners reft wgether. pointment together to come to mourn chey hear not dhe voice of the oppressor, with him, and to comfort him.., 19 The small and great are there, and

12 And when they lift up their eyes the servant is free from his master. afar off, and knew him not, they lifred 20 Wherefore is light given to him up their voice, and wepe, and they rent that is in misery, and life unto the bitevery one his mantie, and sprinkled duft ter in soul ? upon their heads toward heaven. 21 Which long for death, but it come

13 So they sat down with him upon meth not, and dig for it more than for hid che ground seven days and seven nighrs, treasures ? and none spake a word unto him ; for 22 Which rejoyce exceedingly, and chey faw chat his grief was very great. are glad when chey can find the grave? CHA P. III.

1023 Why is light giden to a man whole 1 Job curseth the day and services of his way is hid, and whom God hach hedged birth. 13 The ease of death. Frer this opened Job his mouth, 24 For my fighing cometh before I cursed his day.

eat, and my rorings aré, poured out like 2 And Job (pake, and said;

the waters. 3. Let the day perish wherein I was 25 For the thing which I greatly fearborn, and the night in which it was said, ed is come upon me, and that which I There is a man-child conceived. was afraid of, is come unto me.

4 Let that day be darkness, let isot God 26 I was not in safety, neither had I regard it from above, neither let the rest, neither was I quier : yer trouble light shine upon it. 5 Let darkness and the shadow of

CHA P. IV. deách stain ir, let a cloud dwell upon it, 1 Eliphaz reproverb Job for want of relet the blackness of the day terrific it. ligion. 7 He teacheth Gods judgments

6 As for chat night, ler darkness seize to be nor for the righteous, bur for the upon it. let it not be joyned unto the wicked. 12 His fearful vision, to hundays of the year, let it not come into the ble the excellencies of creatures before number of the months.


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ed and said, 8 Let them curse it that curre che z If we assay to commune with thee, day, who are ready to raise up their wilt thou be grieved? but who can wichmourning,

hold himself from speaking? 9 Let the stars of the iwilight there 3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, of be dark, let it look for light, but have and thou hast strengthned the weak none, neither let it ice th: dawning of hands. the day :

4 Thy words have upholden him that 10 Because it shut not up the doors of was falling, and thou haft strengthned my mothers womb, nor hid sorrow from the feeble knees. mine eyes.

But now it is come upon thee, and 11 Why died I not from the womb ? thou faintest; it touchech chee, and thou w by did I not give up the ghost when I art-troubled. caine out of the belly?

6 Is not this chy scar, chy confidence, 12 Why did the knees prevent me? thy hope, and the uprighness of chy or why the breafts that I should suck?

13 For now should I have lien stil, -7 Remember, I pray, chee, whoras and been quier,l Mould have flepr; chen perilled, being innoc ocor had I been at reftis

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Eliphaz reproveth Job.


Affliction is from Gedo 8. Even as I have feen, dey that plow of the duft, neither doch trouble spring iniquicy, and 'low wickedness, reap the out of the ground : fame.

7. Yer man is born unto trouble, as 9 By the blast of God they perish, the sparks fly upward. and by che breach of his noftrils are chey 8 I would seek unto God, and unto consumed.

God would I commit my cause: 10 The roring of the lion, and the voice 9 Which doth great things, and un of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the searchable ; marvellous things-wichor -young lions are broken.

number. II The old lion perisheth for lack of 10 Who givech rain upon the earth, prey, and the stout lions whelps are and fenderh waters upon the fields : scattered abroad.

11 To set up on high those that be 12 Now a thing was secretly brought low; char chose which mourn may be to me, and mine ear received a little exalted to safety. -thereof.

12 He disappointech che devices of the 1.3 In thoughts from the visions of the crafty, so that their hands cannot pernight, when deep sleep fallech on men, form their enterprise.

14 Fear came upon me,and trembling, 1} He takech the wise in their own which made all my bones to shake. craftiness: and the counsel of the iro

15 Then a spirit passed before my ward is carried headlong. face, the hair of my felh stood ur. 14 They meet with darkness in the

16 Jt stood fill,but I could not discern day-time, and grope in the noon-day as the form thereof : an image was before in the night. mine eyes, there was filence, and I heard 15 But he faveth the poor from the a voice. saying,

sword, from their mouth, and from ebe! 17 Shall mortal man be more just hand of the mighty. than God? shall a man be more pure 16 So the poor bath hope, and inithan his maker?

quity stoppeth her mouth. 18 Behold, he put no trust in his fer 17 Bchold, happy is the man whom vants; and his angels he charged with God corre&terh: therefore despise noe folly :

chou the chaftning of the Almigbry : 19 How much less on them that dwell 18 For he maketh fore,and bindeth up: in houses of clay, whose foundation is he woundech and his hands make whole. in the duft, which are crushed before the 19 He shall deliver thee in fix troumoch?

bles: yea, in seven there shall no evil 20 They are destroyed from morning touch thee. to evening: they perish for ever without 20 In samine he shall redeem thee any tegarding is.

from death; and in war, from the power 21 Doth not their excellency which of the sword. has in crem, go away? they die even 21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge without wisdom.

of the tongue : neither shalt thou be CH A P. V.

afraid of destruction when it comerh. 1 The harm of inconfideration. 3 The end 22 Ac destruction and famine chou

of the wicked is misery. 6 God is to be shalt laugh: neicher shalt thou be afraid
regarded in affliction. 17 The happy fof the beasts of the earch.
end of Gods correction.

23 For chou soalt be in league with All now, if there be any that will the stones of the field, and the beasts

answer chee; and to which of the of the field shall be at peace with thee. latnis wilt thou turn?

24 And thou shalt know that thy ca2 For wrach killeth the foolish man, bernacle fall be in peace; and thou shal and envy Slayech the filly one. visit thy habitation, and ihalt not fin.

3 I have teen the foolish taking root: 25 Thou shalt know also that thy feed but suddenly I curled his habitation. soall be great, and thine offspring as the

4 His children are far from safety, and grass of the earth. they are crushed in the gate, neicher is 26 Thou shalt coine to thy grave in a irere any tu de iver then.

full age, like as a shock of corn comech 5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, in, in his season. and takech ir even out of the chorns, and 27 Lo chis, we have searched it, fo it is;

the tobber swalloweth up their sub- hear it, and know thou it for thy good. france.

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juftifieth his complaint, Chap, vi, vii. and excuseth hu desire of death. causess : 8 He wisbeth for death, where- hand? or redeem me from the hand of in he is alsured of comfort : 14 Here the mighty?

proveth his friends of unkindness. 24 Teach me, and I will hold my B Ut Job answered and said, tongue: and cause me to understand

2. Oh that my grief were through- wherein I have erred. ly weighed, and my calamity laid in the 25 How forcible are right words ! balances together!

but what doth your arguing reprove? 3 For now it would be heavier than 26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, the fand of the sea : therefore my words and the speeches of one chat is desperate, are swallowed up.

which are as wind? 4. For the arrows of the Almighty are 27 Yea, ye overwhelm che facherless, within me, the poison whereof drinketh and you dig a pic for your friend. up my spirit : the terrors of God do 28 Now therefore be content, look upsér themselves in aray against me. on me, for it is evident unto you, if Ilie.

5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath 29 Return, I pray you, let it not be grass? or lowerh the ox over his fodder? iniquity; yea, return again, my righte

6 Can that which is unfavoury be ea:- ousness is in ic. en without falt? or is there any taste in 30 Is there iniquity in my tongue ? the white of an egg?

cannot my rafte discern perverse things? 7 The things that my soul refused to

CHA P. VII. touch, are as my sorrowful meat. 1 Fob excufeth his defre of death: 12 He

8 o that I might have my request ! complaineth of his own reflefness, and and that God would grant me the thing Gods watchfulness. that I long for!

9 Even that it would please God to upon earth? are not his days also like destroy me; that he would let loose his the days of an hireling? hand, and cut me off.

2. As a servant earnestly desireth the 10 Then should I yet have comfort, fhadow, and as an hireling looketh foc yea, I would harden my self in sorrow; the reward of his work : het him not spare, for I have not con 3 So am I made to posless months of cealed the words of the holy One. vanity, and wearisom nights are appoint,

,11 What is my strength, that I should ed to me. hope ? and what is mine end, that I 4 When I lie down, I say, When shall should prolong my life?

I arise, and the night be gone? and I 12 Is my strength the strength of am full of tellings to and fro unto che ftones ? or is my fierh of brass ? dawning of the day.

13. Is not my help in me? and is wif s My flesh is clothed with worms and dom driven quite from me?

clóds of duft, my skin is broken, 14 To him that is ati:&ted picy foreld come lotisom. be shewed from his friend; but he forla 6.My days are swifter than a weavers keth the fear of the Almighty. shuttle, and are spent without hope.

15 My brethren have deale deceit. = Oremember that my life is wind : fully as a brook, and as the stream of mine eye shall no more see good. brooks they pass away:

8 The eye ot him that hath seen me 16 Which are blackish by reason of shall see me no more : thine eyes are upp the ice, and wherein the snow is hid : on me, and I am not.

19 What time they wax warm, they 2 As the cloud is consumed and va. vanish: when it is hot, they are consu- nitheth away: so he that goeth down to med out of their place.

the grave, shall come up no more. 18 The paths of their way are turned 10 He shall recurn no more to his afide; they go to nothing, and perish. house, neither Ihall his place know him

19 The troops of Tema looked, the any more. companies of Sheba waited for them. il Therefore I will not refrain my

20 They were confounded because mouth, I will speak in the anguish of my chey had hoped ; they came thither, spirit, I will complain in the bürterne's and were ashamed.

of my soul. 21 For now ye are nothing; ye see my 12 Am I a fea, or a whale, that shou casting down, and are afraid. ferreft a warch over me?

22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or give 13 When I say, My bed Mall coma seward for me of your substance ? fort me, my couch thall ease niy cor

23 Or deliver me from the enemies plaint:

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Job excuseth his desire of death. Job. The hypocrites destruciio. -14 Then thou scarest me wich dreams, and not cut down, it withereth before and terrifieft me through visions. any other herb.

15 So chat my soul choosech strang 13 So are the paths of all that forget ling, and death rather dan my life. God, & the hypocrites hope thall per th:

16 I lothe it, I would not live alway : 14 Whose hope shall be cut off and let me alone, for my days are vanity. whose truft fball be a spiders web.

17 What is man, that thou shouldīt 15 He Thail leanupon his house, but magnifie bim? and that thou should it shall not stand': he shall hold it fast, fer chine heart upon him ?.

but it shall not endure. 18 And that thou Mouldft visit him 16 He is green before the fun, and his every morning, and try him every mo- branch shootech forch in his garden. ment?

17 His roots are wrapped about dhe 19 How long wilt thou not depart heap, and feech the place of stones. from me, nor lcr me alone till I swallow 18 If he deftroy him from his place, down my spittle?

then it shall deny him, saying, I have not 20 I have finned, what shall I do unto seen thee. thee, O thou preferver. of men ? why 19 Behold, chis is the joy of his way, haft thou set me as a mark against chee, and out of the earth shall others grow. fo chat lam a burden to my self? 20 Behold, God will not caft-awaya

21 And why dort thou not pardon my perfe& man, neicher will he help the transgreflion, and take away mine ini- evil-doers : quity? for now shall I sleep in the dust, 21 Till he fill thy mouch with laugh

and chou shalt seek me in the morning, ing, and thy lips wich rejoycing. but I fball not be.

22 They chac hate chce shall be clothed CH A P. VIII.

with name, and che dwelling-place of Bildad Sbeweth Gods juftice, in dealing the wicked shall come to nought. with men according to their works.

8 He alledgcih antiquiry to prove the 1. Fob acknowledging Gods juflice, bes-
serrain defiruction of the hypocrite. erb there is no contending with him.
20 He appliech Gods just dealing 10 23 Mans innocency is not to be condema.

ed by afflictions.
"Hen answered Bildad the Shuhite, Hen Job answered and said,
and said,

2 I know it is so of a truth: bat Î How long wilt thou speak these how should man be just with God? things and how long foall the words of 3 If he will contend with him, he canchy mouth be like a strong wind ? not answer him one of a thousand.

3 Doch God pervert judgment? or 4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in doch the Almighty pervert justice ! strength : who hath hardned himself a

4 If thy children have fioned against gainst him, and hath prospered? him, and he have cast them away for $ Which removech the mountains, their tranfgreffion :

and chey know.nor: which overiumnech If chou woulust seek unto God be. chem in his anger. rimes, and make thy supplication to the 6 Which Thakech the earch out of her Almighty;

place, and the pillars thereof tremble. 6 if 'chou wert pure and upright; 7. Which commandech che sun, and it surely now he would awake for chee, and cisech not: and sealech up the Atars. make che habitation of thy righteous 8 Which alone spreadech out the hez ness prosperous.

vens, and creadeth upon che waves of che 7 Though thy beginning was small, Tea. yer chylatter end should greatlyincrease. 9 Which makech Ar&urus, Orion,

8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the for- and Pleiades, and che chambers of its mer age and prepare thyself to the search south. of their fathers.

10 Which doch great things pat 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and finding out, yea, and wonders withou know nothing, because our days upon number. sarch are a shadow.)

11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see his 10 Shall not chey teach chee, and tell not: he paflech on also, but I perceir ither, and utter words out of their heart? him not. ni Can the rush grow up without 12 Behold, he takech

away, whocan mire? can che fag grow withoat wafer? hinder him?" who will say unto hinn,

iz Whilft it is yet in his greennels, What doft chou?

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