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God's wisdom unsearchable.


His omnipotency. up the ghoit, and no eye had seen me! I am not inferior to you: yea, who know th

19 I Mould have been as though I had not not fiich-things as these? keen; I thould have been carried from the I am as one mocked of his neighbour, nomb to the grave.

who calleth upon God, and he answereth 20 Are noi my days few? Cease then, and him: the juft uprighe man is laughed to let nx alone, that I may take comfort a little, scorn.

21 Before I go wbence I thall not return, 5 He that is ready to flip with his feet is as even to the land of darkness and the lhadow of a lamp despised in the thouglit of him that is at death;

ease. 12 Å land of darkness, as darkness itself; and 6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and of the shadow of death, without any order, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose abcre the light is as darkness.

hand God bringeth abundantly.
c H A P.

7 But aik now the beats, and they Mall 1 Zophar reprozeth Yob for juflifying himself. teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they

7 lind's arisdon is unicorchable. 13 The ajo ihall tell thee: (265ed?k118 of repentance.

8 Or speak to the carth, and it shall teach T CHFNanswered Zophar the Naamathite, and thee : and the fishes of the sea thall declare unto faid,

thee. 2 Should not the multitude of words be en-)Who knoweth not in all these that the hand facred? and thould a man fuil of talk be jufti.' of the LoxD hath wrought this! fied?

10 In whose hand

is the foul of every living 3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace! thing, and the breath of all mankind. and, when thou mocket, mall no man make ii Doth not the ear try words ? and the thee athamed!

mouth taite his meat ? 4 For thou haft said, My doctrine is pure, 12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in and I am clean in thine eyes.

length of days understanding. 5 But Oh that God would speak, and open 13 With him is wisdom and ftrength, he. Mislips againft thee;

hath counsel and understanding. 6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of 14 Benoid, he breaketh down, and it cannot wisdom, that they are double to that which is! be huilt again : he thutteth up a man, and there Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less can be no opening. than thine iniquitv deferveth.

15 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and 7 Canit thou by searching Snd out God! they dry up: also hic fendeth them out, and they Canit thou find out the Almighty unto periec. overturn the earth.

16 With him is ftrength and wisdom, the * It is as high as heaven; what canit thou do? deceived and the deceiver are his. deeper than hell; what can it thou know? 17 He Icadeth counsellors away spoiled, and

9 The measure thereof is longer than the maketh the judges fools. earth, and broader than the sea.

18 He looteth the bond of kings, and zirdeth 10 It he cut off, and Mut up, or gather toge. their loins with a girdle. ther, then who can hinder him?

19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and 11 For he knoweth vain meo: he seeth wick. overthroweth the mighty. edness also; will he not then confider it? 20 He removeth away the speech of the

12 for vain man would be wise, though man trutty, ard taketh away the undertanding of be boni like a wild ass's colt.

the aged. 13. If thou prepare thine leart, and ftretch 21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and ont thine hands toward him;

weakeneth the itrength of the mighty. 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far 22 He discovereth deep things out of dark. away, and let not wickexinets dwell in thy nels, and bringeth out to light the shadow of tahernacles.

death. iş For then thalt thou lit up thy face with. 23 He increaseth the nations, and deftroyeth out spot; yea, thou thalt be ttedtant, and thalt thum: he enlargeth the nations, and ttraiteneth not fear

them again. 16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery,und 24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of remember it as waiers that pass away: the perpje of the earth, and causeth them to

17 And thine age ihall be clearer than the wander 'th a wilderness where there is no ne onday; thou malt mine forth, thou shalt be way. as the morning.

25 They grope in the dark without light, 18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken hove; yea, thou malt dig about ibee, and thou an. fhalt take thy rett in fateiy.

4 CHAP. XIII. 19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none mall 1 Yob reproverb his friends of partiality: 14 make thee afraid; yea, many thall make fuit unto thce.

20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and La mine eye hath feeu alltinis, inine ear they thall not cicape, and their hope ball be as

2 What ye know, the fame do I know also: 1 the giving up of the ghoft.

am not interior unto you. CHAP. XII.

3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and i Fob maintaincib himjeif again! his friends I desire to reason with God. ihat reprowe bim: 7 be acknowledge to the

4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all phy. general doćirine of God's anini potency. ficians of no value. AND Job anfn ered and faid,

so that ye would altogether hold your 2 No doubt but ye are the people, and peace; and it thould be your wisdom. wisdom thall die with you.

6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to 3 But I have undertanding as well as you : the picadings of my lipso

Jobis confidence in God.

Chap. xiv, XV. Ibe condition of man's life. ? Will ye speak wickedly for God? and 9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, talk deceitfully for him?

and bring forth boughs like a plant. 8 Will y'e accept his person? Will ye contend 10 But man diets, and waiteth away. yea, tor God?

man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? 9 Is it good that he should search you out ? II as the waters fail from the sea, and the or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock flood decayeth and drieth up: him?

12 So man liech down, and riseth not: uilt 10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do se. the heavens be no more, they thall not awake, cretly accept persons.

nor be raised out of their fleep. 11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid ! 13 O that thou wouldeit hide me in the grave, and his dread fall upon you!

that thou wouldest keep me fecret, untis chy 12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, wrath be part, that thou wouldest appoint me a your bodies to bodies of clay.

set time, and remember me ! 13 Hold your peace, let me alone that I may 14 Ita man die, thall he live again? All the Speak, and let come on me what will.

days of my appointer time will I wait, till my 14 Wherefore do I take my Heth in my change come. teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

15 Thou thalt call, and I will antwer thee : 15 Though he day me, yet will I truft in thou wilt have a defire to the work of thine him: but I will maintain mine own ways be. hands. fore him.

16 For now thou numbereft my fleps: doit 16 He also hall be my salvation : for an hy. :hou not watch over ny lin? pocrite shall not come before him.

17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and 17 Hear diligently my speech and my de. thou seweit up mme iniquity. claration with your ears.

18 And stely the mountain falling cometh 18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I to nought, and the rock is removed out of his know that I thall be justified.

place. 19 Who is he that will plead with me? for 19 The waters wear the stones : thou wash. now, if I hold my tongue, i thall give up the eft away the things which grow out of the duft ghott.

of the earth; and thou deitroyeft the hope of 20 Only do not two things unto me: then man. will I not hide myself from thee.

20 Thou prevaileft for ever againft him, and 21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and he pafseth : thou changest his countenance, and let not thy dread make me atraid.

sendest him away. 22 Then call thou, and I will answer : or let 21 His fons come to honour, and he knoweth me speak, and answer thou me.

it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiv. 23. How many are mine iniquities and fins! eth it not of them. Make me to know my transgrestion and my

22 But his seth upon him thall have pain, fin.

and his soul within him thall mourn, 24 Wherefore hideft thou thy face, and

CHAP. XV. holdeft me for thine enemy?

i Eliphaz reproveth Fob of impiety in justin 25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro! fying himself: 17 be proverb by tradition and wilt thou pursue the dry ftubble ?

the unquietness of wicked men. and makeft me the

3. ARE Thou Writeft bieter things againf me, Tuantwered Fliphaz the 'Temanite, ar.d youth.

2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, 27 Thou putreft my feet also in the ttocks, and fill his belly with the eart wind? and lookeit narrowly unto all my paths; thou

3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? festett a print upon the hects of my feet. or with speeches wherewith he can do no

28' And he, as a rotten thing, consumech, as a good! garment that is moth eaten.

4 Yea, thou cafteit off fear, and reftrainer CHAP. XIV.

prayer before God. I Fob entreateth God for favour, by the mort.

5 For thy mouth uttereth thinc iniquity, and nefs of life, and certainty o death. Though thou chooselt the tongue of the crafty. life once lo be irrecoverable, yei he wait.

6 Tnine own mouth condemneth thee, and erh for his chance, &r.

not f: yea, thine own lius teftify against M

AN that is born of a woman is of few thee.
days, and full of trouble.

7. Art thou the first man that was born? or 2 lle cometh forth like a flower, and is cut waft thou made before the hills? down: he fleeth also as a thadow, and continu

8 Hart thou heard the secret of God! and doft eth not.

thou reitrain wisdom to thyself! 3 And doft thou open thine eyes upon such 9 What knoweit thou, that we know not? an one, and bringer me into judgment with what understandert thou, which is not in us? thee?

10 With us are boun the grayheaded and 4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an un. very aged men, much elder than thy rather. clean ! Not one.

li Åre the consolations of God Imall with & Seeing his days are determined, the number thee? Is there any fecret thing with thee? othis months are with thee, thou haft appointed 12 Why doth thine heart carry thee away; his bounds that he cannot pass :

and what do thine eyes wink at, 6 Turn from him, that he may reft, till he

13 That thou turient tly spirit againft God, Hall accomplish, as an hireling, his day. and letteit such words go out of thy mouth?

7 For there is hope of tree, if it be cut 14 What is man, that he thould be clean; down,

that it will sprou: again, and that the and be which is born of a woman, that he tender branch thereot will not ccare.

thould be righteous ! 8 Though the root thereof wax old in the 15 Behold, he putteth no truft in his saints; carth, and the lock thereof die in the ground, yea, wie licasens are not cican in his fight.

Job goeweihbisca'anity


He appealeth n God. 198 How much more abominable and filthy is 10 They have gaped upon me with their man, which drinketh iniquity like water! mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheet

17 i will mew thec, hear me, and that reproachfully : tht y have gathered then felves which I have seen, I will declare;

together againtt me. 18 Which wire men have told from their II God hath delivered me to the ungodlj, fathers, and have not hid it:

and turned me over into the hands of the wick 19 Unto whom alonc the earth was given, ed. and no ftranger paried among them.

12 I was at ease, hêt he hath broken me 20 The wicked man travaileth with pain all asunder: he hath also taken by my neck, Bis days, and the number of years is hidden to and thaken me to picces, and set me up for bis the cppreffor.

mark, 21 A drca iful sound is in his ears: in profa 13 His archers compass me round abort; perity the destroyer thall come upon hin. he cleaveth my reins arunder, and doch not

22 He believeth not that he Mall return out spare; he poureth out my gall upon the of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. ground.

23 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, 14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, Where is it? He knoweth that the day of dark. he runneth upon me like a giant. ness is ready at his hand.

us I have fewed fackcloth upon my kin, and 24. Trouble and anguish thall make him defiled my horn in the dust. afraid; they shall prevail againtt him, as a king 16 My face is foul with weeping, and on *Teady is the battle.

mine eyelids is the shadow of deach. 25 For he ftretcheth out his hand againft 17 Not for any injuttice in mine hands : alfo God, and strengtheneth himself against the Al. my prayer is pure. mighty.

18 o'earth, cover not thou my blood, and 26 He runneth upon him, even in his neck, let my cry have no place. upon the thick boats of his bucklers:

ty Allo now, behold, my witness is in hea. 27 Because he covereth his face with his ven, and my record is on high. fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his 20 My friends scorn me; but mine eye flanks.

poureth out tears unto God, 28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and 21 O that one might plead for a man with in houses which no man inhabiteth, which God, as a man pleader for his neighbour ! are ready to become heaps.

22 When a few years are come, then I than 29 He thall not be rich, neither mall his go the way whence I tball not return. rubriance continue, neither shall be prolong the

CHAP. XVI. perfection thereof upon the earth.

1 Yob appealeth from men 10 God. 6 The ut 30 He fhall not depart out of darkness; the merciful dealing of men with the afflictes Aame Mall dry up his branches, and by the may afionis, but not discourage, the righe breath of his mouth thall he go away.

teous. 11 his bope is not in lifi, but in deaib. Bideo not him that he's

miseredvedpercet in My breathis corruzimy days are extindo 32 lt thall be accounplished before his time, 2 Are there not mockers with me and doth and his branch shall not be green.

not mine eye continue in their provoca. 33 He thall thake of his unripe grape as tion ! the vine, and thall cast off his flower as the 3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with clive.

thee; who is he that will strike hands with 34 For the congregation of hypocrites Malt mei de desolate, and fire thall consume the taber- 4 For thou haft hid their heart from unnacles of bribery.

ceritanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt 35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth bem. vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit. 5 He that speaketh Hattery to bis friends, CHAP. XVI.

even the eyes of his children thall fail. > fob reprovetb bis friends for unmerciful- 6 He hath made me alfo a by word of the nfs: 17 be maintainetb bis innocence. people, and atore: ime I was as a tabret.

7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, THEN

JOb answered and said,

2 I have heard many such things : miser. and all my members are as a shadow. able comforters are ye all.

8 Upright men thall be attonied at this, and 3 Shall vain words have an end? or wha the innocent thali ftir up himself againt the emboldeneth thee that thou answereft? hypocrite.

4 1 also could speak as ye do: if your soul The righteous also thall hold on his way, were in my soul's tead, I could heap up words and he that hath clean lands shall bt Atronger against you, and make mine head at you. and stronger

s Bút I would ftrengthen you with my 10 But as for you all, do ye return, and come mouth, and the moving of my lips fiould al. now: for I cannot find one wise man among fuage your grief.

you, 6 Though I speak, my griet is not affuaged: 11 My days are part, my purposes are broken and though I forbear, what am I cared ? off, even the thoughts of my heart.

7 But now he hath made me weary: thou 12 They change the night into day : the hait made desolate all my company.

light is short because or darkness. 8 And thou haft filled me with wrinkles, 13 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have which is a witness againfi me: and my lean made my bed in the darkness. ness rising up in me beareth'witness to my 14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my face.

father to the worm, Thou art my mother and 9 He teareth me in his wrath who bateth my fifter. me: he gnatheth upon me with his teeth; mine 15 And where is now my hope? as for my enemy tharpencth his eyes upon me,

hope, who thail (ce il ?

Calamities of the wicked. Chap. xviii, xix, 2x. fal: nay prefeated. 16 They thall go down to the bars of the not heard : I cry aloud, but there is no pit, when our reft together is in the duit. judgment. CHA P. XVIII.

8 He hath fenced up my way that I can * Bildad reproverb Fob for presumption and not pass, and he hath sei darkness in my

impatience. The calamities of the wicked. paths. THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and 9 He hath ftripped me of my glory, and

taken the crown from my head. How lang will it be ere ye make an end 10 He hath deitroyed me on ever; side, ang of words ! mark, and afterwards we will I am gone : and mine hope hath he remov. speak.

ed like a tree 3 Wherefore are we counted as beafts, and 11 He hath also kindled his wrath against reputed vile in your fight!

me, and he counteth me unto him as one o 4 He teareth himself in his anger : Shall his enemies. the earth

be forsaken for thee? and thall 12 His troops come cogether, and raise up the rock be removed cut of his place! their way against me, and encamp round

s Yea, the light of the wicked thall be put about my tabernacle. out, and the spark of his fire thall not thine. 13 He hath put my brethren far from me,

6 The light thall be dark in his tabernacle, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged and his candle thall be put out with him. from me.

7 The fteps of his ftrength thall be Atrait. 14 My kinsfolk have failer', and my fa. ened, and his own counsel shall cast him miliar friends have forgotten me. down.

15 They that dwell in mine house, and 8 For he is caft into a net by his own feet, my maids, count me for a stranger : 1 am and he walketh upon a snare.

an alien in their fight. 9 The gin hall take bim by the heel, and 16 I called my lervaat, and he gave nie no the robber shall prevail against him.

answer; I entreated him with my mouth. 10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, 17 My breath is ftrange to my wise, though and a trap for him in the way.

I entreated for the children's Jake of mine Jl Terrors thall make him afraid on every own body. fide, and shall drive him to his feet.

18 Yea, young children despised me; I 211 His ftrength hall be hungerbitten, and rose, and they pake against me. deftruation ball be ready at his lide.

19 All my inward friends abhorred me: 1; It shall devour the Atrength of his tkin: and they whom I loved are turned against even the firstborn of death thall devour his me. strength.

20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to 14. His confidence thall be rooted out of my feth, and I am escaped with the ikin of his tabernacle, and it mall bring him to the my teeth. king of terrors.

21 Have picy upon me, have pity upon me, 1$ It thall dwell in his tabernacle, because Oye my friends; for the hand of God hath It is none of his : brimstone shall be scattered touched me. upon his habitation.

22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and 16 His roots thall be dried up beneath, and are not satisfied with my flesh ? abave shall his branch be cut off.

23 O that my words were now written ! 17 His remembrance hall perish from oh that they were printed in a book ! the earth, and he thall have no name in 24 That they were graveu with an iron the ftreet.

pen and lead, in the rock for ever! 18 He thall be driven from light into dark. 25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, ness, and chased out of the world.

and that he hall stand at the latter day upon 19 He shall neither have son nor nephew the earth. among his people, aor any remaining in his 26 And though after my skin worms deftroy dwellings.

this body, yet in my der shall I see God : 20 They that come after bim shall be afto- 27 Whom I thall fre for myself, and mine nied at his day, as they that went before eyes mall behold, and not another; though were atfrighted

my reins be consumed within me. 21 Surely, such are the dwellings of the 28 But ye should say, Why perfecute we wicked, and this is the place of bim that him, seeing the root of the matter is found knowetb not God.

in me! CHAP. XIX.

29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath - Fob, complaining of his friends' cruelty, bringeth the punimments of the sword, that

Joewerh there is mijery enough in him to ye may know there is a judgment. gratify it: 21 be calleth for piry.

CHA P. XX. THE Job answered and faid,

Zopbar Heweth the certain downfal and 2 How long will ye vex my soul, and

portion of the wicked. break me in pieces with words? 3 These ten times have ye reproached me:

THEN raadswered Zophar the Naamatbite, ye are not ashamed thai ye make your. 2 Therefore do my thoughts cause felves Arange to me.

answer, and for this I make hatte. 4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine 3 I have heard the check of my reproach, error remaineth with myself.

and the spirit of my under fanding causeth me s. If indeed ye will magnify yourselves to answer. against me, and plead againtt me my re.

4 Knoweft cbou nor this of old, since man proach :

was placed upon earth, 6 Know now that God hath overthrown s That the triumphing of the wicked in me, and hath compassed me with his net. mort, and the joy of the hypocrite but for

7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am moment

The fare and purlion of the wickéd. J O B. Fob fbeweth eaufc for is grief. 0 Though his excellency mount up to 4 As for me, is my complaint to man the heavens, and his head' reach unto the and if it were so, why should not my spiri clouds :

be troubled ? 7. Yet he shall per ith for ever like his own s Mark me, and be attonithed, and lag dung : they which have seen him thall say, your hand upon your mouth. Where is he?

6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and 8 He thall fly away as a dream, and fhall trembling taketh hold on my flefh. not be found : yea, he Mall be chased away n Wherefore do the wicked live, become as a vision of the night.

old, yea, are mighty in power! 9 The eye also wbich saw him thall see 8 Their seed is established in their fight kiin no more;. neither hall his place any with them, and their offspring before their more behold him.

eyes. 10 His children thall seek to please the poor, 9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither and his hands thall restore their goods. is the rod of God upon them.

11 His bones are full of the fin of his youth, 10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth oot; which thall lic down with him in the duit. their cow calveth, and caftech not her calf.

12 Though wickedness be sweet in his 11 They send forth their little ones like a mouth, though he hide it under his tongue ; flock, an] their children dance.

13. Though he spare it, and forsake it not, 12 They take the timbrel and harp, and but keep it fill within his mouth :

rejoice at the sound of the organ. 14 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, 13 They spend their days in wealth, and it is the gall of afps within him.

in a moment go down to the grave. 15 He hath Swallowed down riches, and 14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart he ihall vomit them up again : God shall catt trom us; for we defise not the knowledge Chem out of his belly.

of thy ways. 16 He tall fuck the poison of arps: the Is What is the Almighty, that we should viper's tongue shall slay him.

Serve him! and what profit should we have, 17 He thall not see the rivers, the floods, if we pray unto him?. the brooks of honey and butter.

16 10, their good is not in their hand: the 18 That which he laboured for mall he counsel of the wicked is far from me. reftore, and shall not swallow it down : ac- 17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put cording this fubftance fall the reftitution out? and how oft cometh their deftruction be, and he mall not rejoice therein.

upon them! God difributeth sorrows in his 19. Because he hath opprefled and hath anger. forsaken the poor; because he hath violently 18 They are as ftubble before the wind, taken away an house which he builded not; and as chart that the storm carrieth away.

20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in 19 God layeth up his iniquity for his chil. his belly, he thall not save of that which dren: he rewardeth him, and he thall know he desired.

21 There shall rone of his meat be left; 20 His eyes thall see his destruction, and he therefore Mall no man look for his goods. Tall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

22 In the fulness of his suficiency he hall 21 For what pleasure bath he in his house be in Atraits : every hand of the wicked shall after him, when the number of his months come upon him.

is cut off in the midit! 23 W'pen he is about to fill his belly, God 22 shall any teach God knowledge ? see. Niall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and ing he judgeth those that are high. thall rain it upon him while he is eating.

23 One dieth in his full itrength, being 24 Me thail fee from the iron weapon, and wholly at eale and quiet. the bow of tteel Thall Atrike him through. 24 His breafts are full of milk, and his

25 It is drawn, and cometh out of the bones are moistened with marrow. bouy, yea, the glittering sword cometh out 25 And anotier dieth in the bitterness of of his gall terrors are upon him.

his foul, and never eateth with

pleasure. 26 All darkness fall be hid in his secret 26 They hall lie down alike in the duft, places: a fire not blown thall consume him and the worms thall cover.them. It shall go ill with him that is left in his 27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the tabernacle.

devices which ye wrongtully imagine against 29 The heaven shall reveal bis iniquity; me. and the earth shall rise up against him.

28 For ye say, Where is the house of the 28 The increase of his house thall depart, prince ? and where are the dwelling places and bis.goods Thall flow away in the day of of the wicked ?. his wrath.

29 Have ye not asked them that go by the 29 'This is the portion of a wicked man way and do ye not know their tokens, from God, and the heritage appointed unto 30 That the wicked is reserved to the day him by God.

of defruction! They thall be brought forth CHA P. XXI.

to the day of wrath. 1 Job weweth that even in i be judgment of 31 Who Mall declare his way to his face? man he hath reason to be grieved. 7. Some- and who thall repay

him what he hath done ? times the wicked colo prosper as ibey de. 32 Yet fhalt he be brought to the grave, spise God: 16 Sometimes their deftruétion anú thall remain in the tomb. is manifeft.

33 The clods of the valley fall be sweet BUT Heat Miligener my, speech, and let him, as their are innumerable before hima. This be your confolations.

34 How then comfort ye me in vain, 3 Sutter me that I may speak; and after roeing in your answers there remaingia 151 baie juken, mock ov.

falschood ?

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