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Satan's malice, according to their writing, and according to for their reed, the matters of the faftings and their appointed time every year;
their cry. 28 And that these days would be remember. 38 And the decree of Esther confirmed ed and kept throughout every generation, every these matters of Purim ; and it was written in family, every province, and every city; and the book. obat these days of Purim thould not fail from
С НА Р. Х. among the Jews, nor the memorial of them i Ahasuerus his greatness. 3 Mordecai's ado perith from their reed.
vancement. Abihail, and Mordecai' the Jew, wrote with the land, and upon the idles of the sea. all authority, to confirm this second letter of 2 And all the acts of his power and of his Purim.
might, and the declaration of the greatness of 30 And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of are they not written in the
book of the chroni. the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of cles of the kings of Media and Perlia? peace and truth,
3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king 31 To confirm these days of Purim in their Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and ac. times appointed, according as Mordecai the cepted of he multitude of his brethren, secking Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to and as they had decreed for themselves, and all his seed.
I The Book of JOB.
all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy I The uprightness of job; bis wealth; his face.
religious care for his children: 6 Satan, af. 12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Be. pea, ing before God, obtaineibleave to tempo hold, all that he hath is in thy, power; only bim.
upon himself put not forth thine band. So 'HERE was a man in the land of Uz, Satan went forth from the presence of the perfect and upright, and one that feared God, 13. And there was a day, when his sons and eschewed evil.
and his daughters were eating and drinking 2 And there were born unto him seven fons wine in their eldert brother's house: and three daughters.
14 And there came a messenger unto Job, His fubitance also was seven thousand and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the aftes sheep, and three thousand camels, and five feeding hefide them; hundred yok: of oxen, and five hundred me 15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took asses, and a very great household; so that this them away; yea, they have slain the servants, man was the greateit of all the men of the with the exige of the sword; and I only am eait.
escaped aiore to tell thee. 4 And his suns went and seafted in their 16 While he was yet speaking, there came houses, every ore his day; and sent and called also another, and said, The tire of God is fallen for their three fitters to eat and to drink with from heaven, and hath burnt up the sheep, and them,
the servants, and consumed them; and I only 5 And it was so, when the days of their am escaped alone to tell thee. feaiting were gone about, that Jób fent and 17 While he was yet speaking, there came sanctified them, and rose up early in the also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out morning, and ortered burnt-offerings accordo three bands, and tell upon the camels, and have ing to the number of them all: for job said, It carried them away, yea, and dain the servants may be that my sons have finned, and cursed with the edge of the sword; and I oniy ain God in their hearts. Thus did Job continual- escaped alone to tell thee. Jy:
18 While he was yet speaking, there came 6. Now there was a day when the sons of also another, and said, 'Thy fons and thy daugh Got came to present themselves before the ters were eating and drinking wine in their LORD, and Satan came also among them. eldest brother's house:
7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence 19 And, behold, there came a great wind comelt thou! Then
Satan answered the from the wilderness, and smote the four cornere Lord, and said, From going 'o and fro in of the house, and it fell upon the young men, the earth, and from walking up and down in and they are dead; and I only am eicaped alone
to tell thee. 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Haft thou 20 Then Job arore, antrent his mantic, and. considered my servant Joly, that there is none naved his head, and fell down upon the ground, like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright and worshipped, man, one that teareth God, and escheweth 21 An sid, Naked came ! out of my evil!
mother's womb, and naked thall I return Thien Satan answered the LORD, and said, thither : the LORD gave, and the LORD Dóth sob fear God for nonght?
hath taken away; blessed be the name of the 10 Halt not thou made an hedge about him, Lorr, and about his house, and about all that he hath 22 In all this Job finncd not, nor charged on every fide! Thou hast bleted the work of God foolithly. his hands, and bls substance is increased in the
CHA P. II. land:
1 Satan, appearing again before God, obtaina u But put forth thine hand cow, and touch cib furiber leave to rengi job: 7 besmitsin
Fob cursetb the day of bis birth. JOB.
Elifbas reproveth bire. him with fore boils. 9 Fob reproverb his year; let it not come into the number of the wife who moved him to curse God.
months GAIN there was a day when the sons of 7 Lo, let that night be solitary ; let no joyful the LORD, and Satan came also among them to 8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who present himself before the LORD.
are ready to raise up their mourning. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From 9. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be whence comeft thou! And Satan answered the dark; let it look for light, but have none; nei. Lorr, and said, From going to and fro in ther let it see the dawning of the day: the earth, and from walking up and down in 10 Because it Mut not up the doors of my I.
mot ber's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine 3. And the LORD said unto Satan, Haft thou eyes. confidered my fervant job, that there is rone
11 Why died I not from the womb ? W'hy like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright did I not give up the gholt when I came out of man, one that feareth Gori, and escheweth evil the belly? and still he holdeth fait his integrity, although 12 Why did the knees prevent me! or why thou movedft me against him to deftroy him the breasts that I should suck? without caure.
13 For now thould I have lien Atill, and been 4 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, quiet, I thould have lept: then had been at skin for ikin; yta, all that a man hath will he reft, give for his lite:
14 with kings and counsellors of the earth, 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch which built delolate places for themselves;. his bone and his fieth, and he will curse thee to 15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled thy face.
their houses with filver: 6 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he
16 Or as an hidden citimely birth I had not is in thine hand; but save his life,
been; as infants which never saw light. 1 so went Satan forth from the pre.
17 There the wicked cease from troubling; fence of the LORD, and smoże job with fore and there the weary be at rett. boils, from the role of his foot unto his 18 There the prisoners rett together; they crown.
hear not the voice of the oppreffor. 8 And he took him a poliherd to serape 19 The small and great are there; and the himself withal; and he sat down among the servant is free from his master. ashes.
20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in 2. Then fait his wife unto him, Doft shou misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; Atill retain thine integrity ? Curse God, and 21 Which long for death, but it comerb die.
not; and dig for it more than for hid trea. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one fures; of the foolish women speaketh. 'What! shall 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad we receive good at the hand of God, and thall when they can find the grave? we not receive evil? In all this did not Job fin
23 Why is licht given to a man whore way with his lips.
is híd, and whom God hath hedged in! Now when Job's three friends heard of, 24 For my fighing cometh before I eat, and all this evil that was come upon him, they my roarings are poured out like the waters. came every one from his own place; Eliphaz 25 For the thing which I greatly feared is the 'Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite', and 20- come upon me, and that which I was afraid of phar the Naamiathite: for they had made an ap. is come unto me, pointment together to come to mourn with 26 I was not in safety, neither had I reft, him, and to comfort him.
neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar
CHAP. IV. off, and knew hini nor, they lifted up their i Eliphaz reproveth, Yob for want of religion: voice and wept; and they rent every one his
7 be teacherh God's judgments to be not for mantle, and sprinkled duft upon their heads to.
ibe righteous, but for the wicked: 12 bis ward heaven.
frarful vison, ro bumble the excellencies af 13 So they sat down with him upon the creatures before God. ground seven days and seven nights, and none TH
THEN Eliphaz the Temanite answered and Ipake a word unto him: for they saw that his said, grief was very great.
2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt с НА Р. ІІ.
thou be grieved! But who can withhold himself I Fob cursets the day and forures of his hirth, from speaking ? 13 The case of death. 25 He complaineth
3 Behola, thou haft inftruded many, and oj life, becaule of his anguilr.
thou haft strengthened the weak hands. Arrien hisisappened Job his mouth, and
4 Thy words bave upholden him that was
falling, and thou haft Atrengthened the feeble 2 And Job spake, and said,
knces. 3 Let the day perith wherein I was born, and § But now it is come upon thee, and thou the night in whicb it was said, There is a man winteft; it toucheth thce, and 'thou art child conceived.
iroubled. 4 Let that day be darkness; let not God re. 6 is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy gard it from above, neither let the light thine hope, and the uprightness of thy ways? upon it.
Remember, I pray thee, who ever pe$ Let darkness and the shadow of death rished, being innocent? or where were the fain it; let a cloud dwell upon il; let the black. righteous cut off? kss of the day terrify it.
8 Even as I have seen, they that plough ini, 6 As for that night, let darkness feize upon quity, and sow wickedness, reap the fame. It; let it not be joined unto the days of the g By the blaft of God they perish, and by Afiation is from God.
Chap. v, vl.
Fobjupifieth bis complaint. he breath of his noftrils are they consumed. from their mouth, and from the hand of the
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of mighty. the fierce lion, and the teeth otthe young lions, 10 so the poor hath hope, and iniquity are broken.
stoppeth her mouth. u The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God and trie ftout lion's whelps are scattered de correcteth; therefore despise not thou thie broad.
chaitening of the Almighty: 12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, 18 For he maketh fore, and bindeth up: he and mine ear received a little thereo.
woundeth, and his hands make whole. 13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, 19 He shall deliver thee in lix troubles; when deep sleep falleth on men,
yea, in seven there thall no evil touch 14. Fear came upon me, and trembling, thee. which made all my bones to thake.
20 In famine he thall redeem thee from 15 Then a spirit pailed before my face; the death; and in war from the power of the hair of my neth stood up:
sword. 16 It ftoud ttill, but I could not discern the 21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the form thereof: an image was before mine tongue neither thalt thou be afraid of dettruc. eyes; there was filence, and I heard a voice, tion when it cometh. saying,
22 At deftruction and famine thou shalt laugh: 17 Shall mortal man be more juft than neitiier thalt thou be afraid of the bearts of the God! Shall a man be more pure than his earth. Maker!
23 For thou shalt be in league with the stone's 18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; of the field; and the beasts of the field thall be and his angels he charged with folly:
at peace with thee. 19 How much less in them that dwell in 24 And thou nalt know that thy tabernacle houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dutt, kai be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habi. wbich are crushed before the moth!
tation, and thalt not lin. 20 They are destroye1 from morning tu 25 Tnou thalt know also that thy seed stan evening : they perish for ever without any re. be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the garding it.
earth. 21 Doth not their excellency which is in 26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full them go away! They die even without wit age, like as a shock of corn comicth in in his dom.
season. CHAP. V.
27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; 1 The barmo inconfideratinn. 3 The end of hear it, and know thou it for thy good. the wicked is misery. 8 God is to be 72.
CHAP VI. garded in aflillion. 17 The happy end of 1 Job poeweth that his complaints are not God's correction.
cause!ess: 8 he wisbeth for death, where
: in he is asured of comfort: 14 be reprovei) swer tnce; and to which of the saints wilt bis friends of unkindness: thou turn? 2 For wrath killeth the toolih man, and en
UT Job answered and said,
20h that my grief were throughly weight. vy fayeth the filly one.
ed, and my calanı.. y laid in the balances toge. 3 I have seen the foolith taking root : but ther! Suddenly I cursed his habitation.
3 For now it would be heavier than the sand 4 His children are far irom safety, and they of the sca: therefore my words are Swallowed are crushed in the gate, neither is there any io up. deliver them.
4 For the arrows of the Almighty are with. s Whose harveft the hungry cateth up, and in mc, the poison whereof drinkéth up my taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robo fpirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in ber (wallowcth up their substance.
array againit me. 6 Although alliation comcth not forth of the s Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grais? dust, neither doch trouble spring out of the orloveth the ox over his folder! ground,
6 Can that which is un'avoury be eaten with. 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks out falt: or is there any tatte in the white of an fly upward.
'8 I would seek unto God, and unto God 7 The things rbat my soul refused to touch woull I commit my cause;
are as my forrowful meat. 9 Which deth great things and unsearch. 8 Oh that I might have my request; and that able; marvellous things without number: God wouid grant me the thing that I long
10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and for! sendeth waters upon the fields:
Even that it would please God to destroy It To set up on high those that be low; mé; that he would let loose his hand, and cut that those which mouro may be exalted to me off! sarety.
10 Then Mould I yet have comfort; yea, I 12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, would harden mylelt in forrow: let him not so that their hands cannot perform ibeir entera fpare; for I have not concealed the words of the piile.
Holy One. 13 He taketh the wise in their own crafti. 1 What is my strength, that I thould hope? aels; and the counsel of the froward is carried and what is mine end, that I Mould prolong headlong.
my life? 14 They meet with darkness in the day. 12 Is my strength the Atrength of stones ? time, anu grope in the noonday as in the or is my Heth of brass? nighi.
13 Is not my help in ne? and is wisdom 19 But he laveth the poor from the sword, driven quite from me
Fob redrodeth his friends.
I be hypocriter's defru&jorge 14 To him that is afflicted pity foould be will complain in the bitterness of my soul Aewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the 12 dm I a fea, or a whale, that thou setcet fear of the Alınighty.
a watch over mc! 15. My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a 13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, brook, and as the Arcam of brooks they pass my couch thall ease my complaint; Swin which are blackish by reason of the ice, terfiett me through vifions:
14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and and wherein the snow is hid:
15 So that my lou chooseth ftrangling, and 17 What time they wax warm they vanish; death rather than my life. when it is hot they are consumed out of their 16 I loathe it; I would not live always : let place.
me alone; for my days are vanity. 18 The paths of their way are turned alide; 17. What is man,
that thou thouldett magni. they go to nothing, and perith.
fy him ? and that thou shouldert set thinc heart 19 The troops of Tema looked, the compa- upon him? nies of Sheba waited for them.
18 And that thou shouldeft vifit him every 20 They were confounded because they had morning, and try him every moment? hoped: they came thither, and were afliamed. 19. How long wilt thou not depart from me,
21 For now ye are nothing; ye see my caft- nor let me alone till I swallow down my ing down, and are afraid.
syittle? 22 Did 1 say, Bring unto ine ! or, Give a re- 20 I have finned, what mall I do unto thee, ward for me of your fubiance !
O thou Preserver of men? Why hatt thou set me 23. Or, Delivér me from the enemies hand! as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to or, Redeem me from the hand of the migh. myself! ty!
21 And why doft thou not pardon my tranf. 24 Teach me, and I will hold my bongue: greision, and take away mine iniquity! for now and cause me to understand whereio I have mhall Aleep in the dutt; and thou thalt seek nie erred.
in the morning, but I fall not be. 25 How forcible are right words! but what
CHA P. VIII. doth your arguing reprove!
1 Bildad Mewath Goa's juftice in dealing with 26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the men according to their works: 8 ke appeal speeches of one that is desperate, which are as erbio antiquity io prove the certain dejirur. wind?
1:07 of the bypocrite: 20 be applierb'God's 27 Yes, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye jul dealing 10 yob. dig a pit for your friend. 28 Now therefore, bc content; look upon
The answered Bildad the shuhite, and me: for it is evident unto you i Ilie.
2 How long wilt thou speak these things? 29 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniqui- and how long all the words of thy mouth be ty; yea, return again, my righteousness is in like a strong wind?
1 Doth God pervert judgmert? or doth the 30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? Cannot Almighịy pervert justice ? mý tatte discern jerverse things!
4 If thy children have anned again ft him CHA P. VII.
and he have catt them away for their trans. > Job excujeth his defire of death: 12 he come gseihon; plavierb of his own rijtlefress, and God's If 'thou wouldent seek unto God he. watch fulries.
times, and make thy supplication to the Al. S there not an appointed time to man upon mighty
earth.! Are not his days also like the days of @ If thou w'ere pure and upright ; surely now an hireling?
he would awake for thee, and make the babitz. 2 As a lervant earnestly defireth the shadow, tion of thy righteousness prosperous. and as an hireling looketh for the treward of 7 Though thy beginning was imall, yet thy - his work ;
larier end ihould greatly increase. 3 so ain I made to postess months of va. 8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former nity, and wearisome nights are appointed to age, prepare thyseli to the search of their
fathers: 4 When I lie down, I say, When shall i 2 (For we are bur of yesterday, and knows arife, and the night be gonci an 11 am full of nothing, because our days upon earth are a toilings to and fro unto the dawning of the thadow :)
10 shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, My Ach is clothed with worms and clods and utter words out of their heart! of dust; my ikin is broken, and become loath. Can the ruth grow up without mire! Cab fome,
the fag grow without water? 6 My days are swifter than a weaver's fhut. 12 Whilft it is yet in his greenness, and tle, and are spent without hope.
not cut down, it withereth before any other O remember that my life is wind: mine herb. ere thall no more fee good.
13 so are the paths of all that forget God; 8 The eye of him that hath scen me shall and the hypocrite's hope thall perith : fee me no more: thinc eyes are upon me, and I 14 Whole hope thall be cut ost, and whore am not.
truft fball be a Spider's web. As the cloud is consumed and vanitheth is He mall lean upon his house, but it shall a way; so he that goeth down to the grave thall noi ttand: he thall hold it faft, but it thall not come up no more.
endure. 10 He shall return no more to his house, nei. 16 He is green before the tun, and his branch ther thall his place know him any more. thooteth forth in his garden.
11 Therefore I will not refrain my miruth; 17. His roots are wrapped about the heap, will speak in the anguish of my spirit; and seeth the place of ftcoes.
: Which taketh the earth out of her place, Miguel disputar of my dife;. ! will leave
No contending with God.
Chap. IX, X.
Fob expoftulateth with God. 18 If he destroy him from his place, then 26 Thev are passed away as the swift thip 1 Thall deny him, saying, I have not seen as the eagle that hattech to the prey. hee.
27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I 19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and will leave off my heaviness, and
comfort niy. out of the earth thall others grow.
felt; 20 Behold, God will not caft away a perfect 28 I am afraid of all my forrows, I know pran, neither will he help the evil doers: that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and 29. If I he wicked, why then labour I in thy lips with rejoicing.
vain? 22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with go If I wash myself with snow water, and thame; and the dwelling place of the wicked make my hands never to clean ; Thall come to nought.
31 Yet thalt thou plunge me in the ditch, CHAP. IX.
and mine own cluthes thali abhor me, 3 Job, acknowledging God's juflice, skewerb 32 For be is not a man, as I ani, that I
ibere is no contending with bin. 22 Man's should answer him, and we thould come toge. innocency is not 19 be condemred by afflic. ther in judgment. tions.
33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, THEN Job answered and faid,
thar might lay his hand upon us both, 2 I know it is fo of a truth: but how 34 Let him take his rod a way trom me, and Should man 5e juft with God?
let not his fear terrify me: z If he will contend with him, he cannot an. 35. Then woule (peak, and not fear him; fwer him one of a thousand.
but it is not 10 with me. 4 He is wife in heart, and mighty in ftrength:
снар. х. who hath hardened bimfelf against him and i fob, taking liberty of complaint, expofularhath profpered?
ern with God about his afflictims: 18 be S Which removeth the mountains, and complaineth of life, and craveth a lirile they know not; which overturneth them in eate before deith. his anger
my complaint upon I and the pillars thereof tremble;
in the bitternels of my soul. 7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth 2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; not, and sealeth up the stars;
Mew me wherefore thou contendeft with 8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, me. god treadeth upon the waves of the lea.
3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldeft 9. Which maketh Arcturus, , Orion, and oppress, that thou shouldett despise the work Pléiades, and the chambers of the south; of thine hands, and shine upon the counse) of
10 Which doeth great things paft finding the wicked! out; yea, and wonders without number. 4 Haft thou eyes of Aeth ? or seeft thou as
II Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: man seeth? he pafreth on also, but I perceive him not. s Are thy days as the days of man? Are thy
12 Behold, he raketh away, who can hin. years as man's (tays, der him? Who will say unto him, What docit 6 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, thout
and scarchett after my fin! 13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the 7 Thou knowent that I am not wicked; and proud helpers do stoop under him.
there is none that can deliver out of thine 14 How much less thall I answer him, and hand. choose out my words to reason with tim? 8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned
15 Whom, though 1 were righteous, yet me together round about; yet thou duft deftroy would I not answer, but I would make suppli. me. cation to my judge.
9 Remember, I heseech thee, that thou haft 16 If I had called, and he had answered me; made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me 3'er would I not believe that he had hearkened into duft again? unto my voice.
10 Halt thou not poured me out as milk, and 17. For he breaketh me with a tempeft, and curdled me like cheese? multiplieth my wounds without caule.
II Thou haft clothed me with skin and 18 Htc will not furter me to take my breath, flesh, and haft fenced me with bones and but filleth me with bittcrcess.
finews. 19 11 ! Speak of ftrength, lo, be is ftrong: 12 Thou haft granted me life and favour, and Endit of judgment, who thall set me a limero thy visitation
hath preserved my spirit. pleud?
13 And these things halt thou hid in thine 20 It I juftify myself, mine own mouth shall heart: I know that this is with thee. condemn me: ít i jay, i am perted, it fall al- 14 if I fit, then thou markeft me, and thou fo prove me perverse.
wilt not acquit me fren mine iniquity. 21 Though I were pertect, yet would I not 15 If i be wicked, woe unto me; and if I know my soul I would despise my life. be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. i
22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He am full of contufion; therefore sec thou mine destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. affliction
23 if the scourge way suddenly, he will 16 For it increaseth. Tisou hun eft me as a laugh at the trial of the innocent.
fierce lion: and again thou the went inyleli mar. 24 The earth is given into the and vellous upon m the wicked: he covereth the faces of the 1 Thou cenewest thy witneftes againit me, fudges thereof; if not, where, and who is and increasest thine indignation upon me: he !
changes and war are againft me. 25 Now my days are swifter than a post : 18 Wherefore then hatt thou brought me they fice 2way, they see ao good.
forth out of the wombt oh tiat I had given