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Job accused of divers fins, Chap. xxii, xxil, xxir. He is exborled to repentance.
nocent: and it is delivered by the pureres i Eliphaz peweth that man's gondness pro- of thine hands. firetb noi God: s be accufeth you of divers
CHA P. XXIII. fins, to which he impureth bis calaniities. 1 Fob longeth to appear before God, 6 in con. The eliphaz the Temanite answered fidence of his mercy. 8 God, who is india
fible, observerbour ways. 11 Fob's innocen. Can a man be profitable unto God, as he gy. 13 God's decree is immutable. that wife may be profitable unto himself *HEN Job answered and said, thou art righteous ! or is it gain to bin, that my stroke is heavier than my groaning. thou make thy ways pertect !
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! 4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thec! that I might come even to his feat! will be enter with thee into judgment? 4 I would order my cause before him, and
s Is not thy wickedness great ? and thine fill my mouth with arguments. Iniquities infinite ?
s I would know the words which he would 6 For thou haft taken a pledge from thy antwcr me, and undertand what he would brother for nought, and Atripped the naked say unto me. of their clothing.
6 Will he plead againft me with his great 7 Thou hast not given water to the weary power? No; but he would put frengıb in me. to drink, and thou haft withholden bread 7 There the righteous might dispuce with from the hungry:
him; so should I be delivered for ever from 8 But as for the mighty man, he had the my judge. carth; and the honourable man dwelt in it. 8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not rbere
9 Thou haft fent widows away empty, and and backward, but I cannot perceive him. the arms of the fatherlers have been broken. 9 On the left hand, where he doth work,
10 Therefore snares are round about thee, but I cannot behold'him : he hideth himself and sudden fear troubleth thee;
on the right hand, that I cannot see bin : 11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; 10 But he knoweth the way that I take : and abundance of waters cover thee.
when he hath tried me, I thall come forth 12 Is not God in the height of heaven! as gold. and, behold, the height of the itars, how i My foot hath held his fteps, hits way high they are!
have I kept and not declined. 13 And thou sayeft, How doth God know?
12 Neither have ! gone back from the Can he judge through the dark cloud ? commandment of his lips; I have eitcened
14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that the words of his mouth more than my ne. he teeth not; and he walketh in the circuit cessary food. of heaven.
13 But he is in one mind, and who can Hat thou marked the old way which turn him! and what his roul defireth, even wicked men have trodden ?
tbat he doeth. 16 Which were cut down out of time, 14 For he performeth the thing that is apwhose foundation was overflown with a pointed for me: and many such tbings are food :
with him. 19 Which said unto God, Depart from us : 15 Therefore am I troubled at his prefen, e: and what can the Almighty do for them? when I confider, I am afraid of him
18 Yet he, filled their houses with good 16 For God maketh my heart fott, and the sbings: but the counsel of the wicked is far Almighty troubleth me: from nie. 19. The rightcoste doar 170
17 Becaule I was not cut off before the
and darkness, neither hath he covered the dark. the innocent laugh then to 20 Whereas our fubftankelis, ness from my face.
CHA P. XXIV. but the remnant of them the fire consumeth. 1 Wickedness goerb often unpunibed. 17 There
21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be is a secret judgment for the wicked. at 22 Receive, I pray ther, the law from his WHY Seeing times are not hidden from
the Almighty, do they that know him mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. not see his days?
23 if thou return to the Almighty, thou 2 Some remove the landmarks; they vio. thalt be built up, thou thalt put away ini. lently
take away flocks and feed thereof. quity far from thy tabernacles.
3 They drive away the ass of the fa. 24 Then thalt thou lay up gold as duft, and therless, they take the widow's ox for a the goid of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. pledge.
25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, 4 They turn the needy, out of the way: 1 and thou malt have plerity of filver.
the poor of the earth hide themselves to. 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in gether. the Almighty, and thalt lift up thy face un- 5 Behold, as wild alles in the desert, go to God.
they forth to their work; rising
betimes for a ? 27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for the in and' he shall hear thee, and thou thalt pay and for their children. thy VOWS.
6 They reap every one his corn in the field: 18 Thou Thalt also decree a thing, and it and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
8 thall be established unto thee : and the light thall thine upon thy ways.
ouł clothing, that they have no covering af 29 When men are cait down, then thou in the cold. falt ray, There is lifting up; and he thall 8 They are wet with the powers of the save the humble person. mountains, and embrace the rock for wint
Y 30 He shall deliver the iQand of the in. of a chelter.
more remembered; and wickedness thall be more and Caid,
A judgment for the wicked.
Fob protefleth his fincerity. 9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, no wisdom and bow haft thou plentifully and take a pledge of the poor.
declared the thing as it is? 10 They caufe him to go naked without 4 To whom halt thou uttered words and clothing, and they take away the theaf from whose spirit came from thee! the hungry;
s Dead things are formed from under the 11 Which make oil within their walls, and waters, and the inhabitants thereof. (read their wincprelles, and suffer thirft.
6 Hell is naked before him, and deftruc. i2 Men groan from out of the city, and tion hath no covering. the foul of the wounded crieth out : yet 7 He ftretcheth out the north over the God layeth not tolly to them.
empty place, and hangeth the earth upon 13 They are of those that rebel againft nothing. the light; they know not the ways thereof, 8 He binnleth up the waters in his thick for abide in the paths thereof.
clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. 14 The murderer rifing with the light 9 He holdeth back the face of bis throne, killeth the poor and needy, and in the night and spreadeth his cloud upon it. is as a thief.
10 He hath compafled the waters with 15. The eye also of the adulterer waiteth bounds, until the day and night come to for the twilight, saying, No eye thall fee me: an end. and disguiseth his face.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are 16. In the dark they dig through houses, astonished at his reprorf. which they had marked for themselves in 12. He divideth the sea with his power, the day time: they know not the light. and by his underftanding he smiteth through
17 For the morning is to them even as the the proud. thadow of death :ifone know them, they are 13 By his Spirit he hath garnithed the in the terrors of the shadow of death. heavens; Iis hand hath formed the crook.
18 He is swift as the waters; their portion ed serpent. is curred in the earth: he behoideth not the 14 Lo, there are parts of his ways: but how way of the vineyards.
little a portion is heard of him? but the thun. 19 Drought and heat confumc the snow der of his power who can understand? waters: sodoth the grave thoje wbich have
CHA P. XXVII. finned.
1 Fob protefleth his fincerity. 8 The hypocrite 20 The womb shall forget him; the worm is without hope. 11 The bleffings which the thall feed sweetly on him; he thall be no wicked have are often turned into curfes.
COREOVER, Jób continued his pari. broken as a tree.
21 He evil entreateth the barren tbar bear. 2 As God liveth, wbn hath taken away eth not: and doeth not good to the widow. my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath
22 He draweth also the mighty with his vexed my soul ; power; he riseth up, and no man is sure of 3 All the while my breath is in me, and
the spirit of God is in my noftrils; 23 Though it be given him to be in safety, 4 My lips Niall not speak wickedness, nor whereon he reiteth; yet his eyes are upon my tongue utter
deceit. their ways.
Ś God forbid that I should juftify you: till i 24 They are exalted for a little while, but die I will not remove mine integrity from me. are gone and brought low; they are taken 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will out of the way as all other, and cut off as not let it go: my heart thall not reproach the tops of the ears of corn.
me so long as I live. 25 And if it be not so now, who will * Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and make me a liar, and make my speech no. he that riseth up againtt me as the an. Thing worth!
righteous. CHA P. XXV.
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, Bildad fbewerb thai man cannot be justified though he hath gained, when God taketh before God.
away his soul? THEN answered Bildad the shelite, and 9 'Will God hear his cry when trouble
cometh upon him! 2 Dominion and fear are with him, he 10 Will he delight himself in the Almigh. maketh peace in his high places.
ty! will be always call upon God? 3 Is there any number of his armies and 11 I will teach you by the hand of God:tbar upon whom doth not his light arise !
which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. 4 How then can man be justified with 12 Behold, all ye yourselves have feen it: God? or how can he be clean that is born why they are ye thus altogether vain ! Of a woman?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man s Behold even to the moon, and it thiaeth with God, and the heritage of oppreffors, Bot; yea, the ftars are not pure in his fight. whicb they thall receive of the Almighty:
6'How much less man, that is a worm; 14 If his children be multiplied, it is for and the son of man, whicb is a worm! the sword; and his offspring shall not be CH' A P. XXVI.
satisfied with bread. a fob, reproving the uncharitable spirit of 15 Those that remain of him shall he
Bildad, s acknowledgesh the power of God buried in death: and his widows shall not weep. to be infinite and insearchable.
16 Though he heap up Slver as the dust, BUT UT jobani wered and said,
and prepare raiment as the clay ;, 2 How halt thou helped him that is 17 He may prepare it, but the juft thall put without power! hinw faveit thou the arm iron, and the innocent hall diviúe the silver, snat bath no ftrength !
18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and How haft thoj counselled him tbat bath as a booth :barthe keeper maleta.
for the wicked. 19 The rich man shall lie down, but he and a way for the lightning of the thunder: hall not be gathered : he openeth his eyes, 27 Then did he lee it, and declare it; he and he is not.
prepared it, yea, and searched it out. 20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a 28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear tempeft ftealeth him away in the night. of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart
21 The east wind carrieth hir away, and from evil is undertanding. he departeth: and as a form hurleth him
CHAP XXIX. out of his place.
Job bemnaneth himself when be rememberetb 22 For God Mall caft upon him, and not bis former prosperity and honour. 2 Men fhall clap their hands atahim, and MOREOVER, Job continued his parable, Mall hiss him out of his place.
2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in CHA P. XXVIII.
the days when God preserved me; i Though man may search deep into nature, 3 When his candlc ilined upon my head,
yet to underjand God's ways is beyond bis and when by his light I walked through Teach; 23 being comprebended by God only. darkness; URELY there is a vein for the silver, and # As I was in the days of my youth, when
the Secret of God was upon my tabernacle ; 2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass $ When the Almighty was yet with me. is molten cut of the Hone.
when my children were about mc; 3 He fetteth an end to darkness, and search 6 When I wathed my iteps with butter, eth out all perfection: the itoncs of darkness, and the rock poured me out rivers or oil; and the thadow of death.
7 When I went out to the gate through the 4 The food breaketh out from the inhablo city, when I prepared my seat in the street ! tant; even the waters forgotten of the foot 8 'The young men saw me, and hid them. they are dried up, they are gone away from felves : and the aged arose, and it Jod up. nien. s As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: their hand on their mouth.
9. The princes refrained talking, and laid and under it is turned up as it were fire.
10 The nobles held their peace, and their 6 The Atones ofit are the place of fapphires: tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. and it hath duit of gold.
ii When the ear heard me, then it blerr. 1 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, ed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: witness to me:
8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, 12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, nor inc fierce lion paffed by it.
and the fatherless, and him that had none to 9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; help him. he overdieneth the mountains by the roots. 13 The blessing of him that was ready to
10 He cuttech out rivers among the rocks; períth came upon me: and I caused the wiand his eye seeth every precious thing. dow's heart to sing for joy.
u nie bindeth the foods from overflowing; 14 I put on righteouiness, and it clothed and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth me: my judgment was as a robe and a dia. to light.
dern. 12 But where Mall wisdom be found 1 and 15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I where is the place of understanding!
to the lame. 13 Man knowe:n not the price thereof; 16 I was a father to the poor : and the cause neither is it sound in the land of the living. which I knew not I searched out.
14 The depth faith, it is not in me: and 17. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and the sea faith, It is not with me.
plucked the spoil out of his teeth. " It cannot be gotten for gold, neither 1&Then I laid, I thall die in my neft, and hall filver be weighed for the price thereof. I mall multiply my days as the sand.
16. It cannot be valued with the gold of 19 My root was spread out by the waters, Ophir, with the precicus onyx, or the fap- and the dew lay all night upon any branch. phire.
20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow 17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal was renewed in my hand. it: and the exchange of it pall not be for 21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and jewels of tine gold.
kept silence at my counsel. 18 No mencion shall be made of coral or 22 After my words they fpake not again ; of pearls : for the price of wisdom is above and my speech dropped upon them. rubies.
23. And they waited for me as for the rain ; 19 The topaz of Ethiopia thall not equal and they opened their mouth wide as for the It, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. latter rain.
20 Whence then cometh wisdom and 24 If I laughed on them, they believed in where is the place of understanding!
not; and the light of my countenance they 21 Seeing, it is bid from the eyes of all caft not down. living, and kept close from the fowls of the 25 I chose out their way and fat chief, and air.
dwelt as a king in the army, as one bar com22 Deftruction and death say, We have forteth the mourners. heard the fame thereof with our ears,
CHAP. XXX. 23 God understandeta the way thereof, and Job's bonour is turned into extreme contempr; he knoweth the place thereof. 24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, B havenome in derifion, whole fathers i
15 his prosperity into calamiry. and feeth under the whole heaven;
25 To make the weight for the winds; and would have disdained to have set with the he weigheta the waters by ineasure.
dogs of my flock. 16 When he made a decree for the rain, * Yea, whereto might the strength of
Fobis prosperity turned into calamity. JO B.
He profeserb his integrity. their hands progr me, in whom old age was perithed?
I ; why
then thould I think upon a maid ! 3 For want and famine they were solitary ; 2 For what portion of God is there from 2. flecing into the wilderness in former ume bove! and what inheritance of the Almigh. desolate and wafte.
ty from on high? 4. Who cut up mallows by the buthes, and 3. Is not destruction to the wicked? and juniper roots for their meat.
a ftrange punishment to the workers of s They were driven forth from among men, iniquity? (they crícd after them as after a thief;)
4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all 6 'To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in my ite ps! caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
ś if I have walked with vanity, or if my 7. Among the bushes they brayed ; under the foot hath haited to deceit; nettles they were gathered together.
6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, 8 They were children of fools, yea, children that God may know mine integrity. of ba se men : they were viler than the earth. 7 If my hep hath turned out of the way,
9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and byword.
if any biot hath cleaved to mine hands; 10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, 8 Then let me fow, and let another eat; and spare not to spitin my face.
yea, let my offspring be rooted out. u Because he hath looted my cord, and aí o'lf mine heart hath been deceived by a Nicted me, they have also let loose the bridle woman, or if I have laid wait at my neigh. before me.
bour's door; .2 Upon my right hand rise the youth ; they 10 Then 'let my wife grind unto another, puth away my feet, and they raise up againit and let others bow down upon her. me the ways of their deftruction.
u For this is an heinous crime, yea, it is 13 They mar my path, they set forward my an iniquity to be punished by the judges. calamity, they have no helper.
12 For it is a fire that consumeth to deftruc. 14 They came upon me as a wide breaking tion, and would root out all mine in. in of waters: in the desolation they rolled create. themselves upon me.
13 If I did despise the cause of my man. 15 Terrors are turned upon me : they pur- servant or of my maidfervant, when they Sie my soul as the wind; and my weltare contended with me; palleth away as a cloud.
14 What then thall I do when God riseth 16 And now my foal is poured out upon up! and when he visiteth what shall I an. me; the days of a Miction have taken hold fwer him? upon me.
15 Did not he that made me in the womb 17 My bones are pierced in me in the night make him! and did not one fashion us in season : and my finews take no reft.
the womb ! 18 By the great force of my disease is my 16 if I have withheld the poor from garment changed; it bindeth me about as their desire, or have caused the eyes of thic the collar of my coat.
widow to fail ; 19 He hath caft me into the mire, and I 17.01 have eaten my morsel myself alone, am become like duit and ashes.
and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; 20 I cry unto thee, and thou doft not hear 18 (For from my youth he was brought up me : I stand up, and thou regardeft me not. with me, as with a tather, and I have guided
21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy her from my mother's womb;) Mrong hand thou opposeAt thyself againit me. 19 If I have seen any, perish for want of
22 Thou lifteft me up to the wind; thou clothing, or any poor without covering; cauicit me to ride upon it, and disolveft my 20 If his loins have not blefled me, and Substance.
if he were not warmed with the Acece of 23 For I know that thou wilt bring me my iheep, :: death, and to the house appointed for all 11 If I have lifted up my hand againft the living,
fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate; 24 Howbeit, he will not ftretch out his hand 22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoul. to the grave, though they cry in his deftruc. der blade, and mine arm be broken from tion.
the bone, 25 Did not I weep for him that was in 23 For deftruction from God was a terror trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the to me, and by reason of his highness I could poor?
not endure. 25 When I looked for good, then evil came 24 If I have made gold my hope, or have unto me: and when I waited for light, there said to the fine gold, Thou art my confi. came darkness.
dence; 27 My bowels boiled, and refted not : the 25 ir i rejoiced because my wealth was days of a Miction prevented me.
great, and because mine hand had gotten 28 I went mourning without the fun : 1 much; stood up, and I cried in the congregation. 26 If I beheld the fun when it shined, or
29 I am a brother to dragons, and a com. the moon walking in brightneis ; panion to ouls.
27 And my heart hath been secretly en. 30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones ticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand : are burned with heat.
28 This also were an iniquity to be punish. 31 My harpallo is turned to mourning, and ed by the judge: for I thould have denied my organ into the voice of them that wecr. the God that is above. CHAP. XXXI.
29. If I rejoiced at the destruction of him Fob make! a folemn profellation of bis inte. that hated me, or liited up my felt when evil grity in jederal duties,
Elibu reprovetb Fob :
His meal to speak. 30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to 16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, fin by withing a curse to his soul.
but ftood ftill, and answered no more ;) 31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, 17,1 faid, I will answer also my part, I also Oh that we had of his feih! we cannot be will thew mine opinion. fatisfied.
18 for I am full of matter, the spirit with 32 The ftranger did not lodge in the street : in me conftraineth me. bur I opened my doors to the traveller.
19 Behold my belly is as wine which hath 33 If'l covered my transgretsions as Adam, no vent; it is ready to burit like new bottles. by hiding mine iniquity in my borom :
20 I will speak, that I may be refreihed: 34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did I will open my lips and answer. the contempt of families terrify me, that 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's I kept silence, and went not out of the person, neither let' me give fat iering titles door?
unto man. 35 Oh that one would hear me ! behold, my 22 For I know not to give flattering titles : defire is, that the Almighty would answer in so doing my Maker would soon take me me, and that mine adversary had written away. a book.
CHAP. XXXIII. 36 Surely I would take it upon my shoul. 1 Elibu offereth himself inftead of God, with der, and bind it as a crown to me.
fincerity and meekness, io reason with job: 37 I would declare unto him the number 8 he excujeth God from giving man an ac. of my steps; as a prince would I go near un. count of his qvays, by his grearness: 31 he
bespeaketh yob's farther attention, 33my land cry againfl me, or that the W Heeches, anü'ncarken to all my words. furrows likewise thereof complain;
39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof with. 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, out money, or have cauled the owners there. my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. of to lose their life :
3 My words shall be of the uprightness of 40. Let thittles grow instead of wheat, and my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge cockle inftead of barley. The words of job clearly. are ended.
4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the CHA P. XXXII.
breath of the Almighty hath given me life. i Elihu is angry with Yob and his three s Ifthou canft answer me, set thy words in
friends : 1! be repraveih them for not sa. order befúre me, ftand up. Lisfying of yob: bis zeal to speak.
6 Behold, I am according to thy with in Sbecause he was righteous in his con these three men ceased to answer Job, God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
7 Behold, my terror thall not make thee eyes.
afraid, neither thall my hand be heavy upon 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the thee. son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred 8 Surely thou haft spoken in mine hear. of Ram : against Job was his wrath kindled, ing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, because he justified himself rather than God. Jaying,
} Also against his three friends was his 91 am clean without transgression, I am wrath kindied, because they had found no innocent; neither is there iniquity in me. answer, and yet had condemned Job.
10 Behold, he findeth occations againft me 4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, he counteth me for his enemy, because they were clder than fie.
11 He putteth my feet in the ttocks, he s When Eishu saw that there was no an. marketh all my paths. Swer in the mouth of these three men, then 12 Behold, in this thou art not just : I will his wrath was kindled.
answer thee, that God is greater than man. 6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Bu. 13. Why dost thou strive against him ? ior zite answered and said, I am young, and ye he givcth not account of any of his matter's. are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and 14 For God speaketh once, yea, twice, yel durft not thew you mine opinion.
man percciveth it not. ,? I said, Days thould speak, and mulutude 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when of years ihould teach wisdom.
deep fleeg falleth upon men, in Numberings 8 But there is a fpirit in man: and the in. upon the bed ; Spiration of the Almighty giveth them ue- 16 Then he openeth the ears of 11.2n, and derstanding.
sealeth their inftruction, 9 Great men are not always wife: neither 17 That he may withdraw man from his do the aged understand judgment.
purpose, and hide pride from man. 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, will thew mine opinion.
and his life from perishing by the sword. 11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave 19 He is chaftened also with pain upon his ear to your reasons, while ye searched out bed, and the multitude of his bones with what to say.
Atrong pain : 12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his there was none of you that convinced Job, of foul dainty mcat. that answered his words:
21 His Heth is consumed away, that it can13 Left ye thould say, We have found out not be seen; and his bones ihat were not wisdom. God thrufteth him down, not man. feen ftick out.
14 Now he hath not directed bis words a- 22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the gainit me: neither will I answer him with grave, and his life to the dettroyers. your speeches.
2? If there be a meifenger with him, an Is They were amazed, they answered no interpreter, one among a thousand, to new More: they left off speaking.
unto man his uprightness :