The Enfolded Book of Job

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35 | Chapter 36 | Chapter 37 | Chapter 38 | Chapter 39 | Chapter 40 | Chapter 41 | Chapter 42

Chapter 1

1.1 There was a man in the land of Hus, Uz, whose name was Job, Job; and that man was simple perfect and upright, and fearing one that feared God, and avoiding eschewed evil.

1.2 And there were born to unto him seven sons and three daughters.

1.3 And his possession His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a family exceedingly great: and very great household; so that this man was great among the greatest of all the people men of the east.

1.4 And his sons went, went and made a feast by feasted in their houses, every one in his day. And sending, they day; and sent and called for their three sisters, sisters to eat and to drink with them.

1.5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent to them, and sanctified them: them, and rising rose up early, early in the morning, and offered holocausts for every one burnt offerings according to the number of them. For he said: Lest perhaps them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and have blessed cursed God in their hearts. So Thus did Job all days. continually.

1.6 Now on there was a certain day, day when the sons of God came to stand present themselves before the Lord, LORD, and Satan came also was present among them.

1.7 And the Lord LORD said to him: unto Satan, Whence comest thou? And he Then Satan answered the LORD, and said: I have gone round about said, From going to and fro in the earth, and walked through from walking up and down in it.

1.8 And the Lord LORD said to him: unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant, servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a simple perfect and an upright man, and fearing one that feareth God, and avoiding escheweth evil?

1.9 And Then Satan answering, said: answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God in vain? for nought?

1.10 Hast thou not thou made a fence for an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all his substance round about, that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the works work of his hands, and his possession hath substance is increased on in the earth? land.

1.11 But stretch put forth thy thine hand a little, now, and touch all that he hath, and see if he bless will curse thee not to thy face.

1.12 Then And the Lord LORD said to Satan: unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand: power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand upon his person. And thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord. LORD.

1.13 Now upon And there was a certain day, day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine, wine in the house of their eldest brother, brother's house:

1.14 There And there came a messenger to unto Job, and said: said, The oxen were ploughing, plowing, and the asses feeding beside them, them:

1.15 And the Sabeans rushed in, fell upon them, and took all away, and slew them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have only am escaped alone to tell thee.

1.16 And while While he was yet speaking, another came, there came also another, and said: said, The fire of God fell is fallen from heaven, and striking hath burned up the sheep sheep, and the servants, hath and consumed them; and I alone have only am escaped alone to tell thee.

1.17 And while While he also was yet speaking, there came also another, and said: said, The Chaldeans made out three troops, bands, and have fallen fell upon the camels, and taken them; moreover, they have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the sword: edge of the sword; and I alone have only am escaped alone to tell thee.

1.18 He While he was yet speaking, and behold another there came in, also another, and said: said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother, brother's house:

1.19 A violent wind And, behold, there came on a sudden great wind from the side of the desert, wilderness, and shook smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon thy children, the young men, and they are dead: dead; and I alone have only am escaped alone to tell thee.

1.20 Then Job rose up, arose, and rent his garments, mantle, and having shaven shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

1.21 And said: said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord LORD gave, and the Lord LORD hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord, so is it done: away; blessed be the name of the Lord. LORD.

1.22 In all these things this Job sinned not by his lips, not, nor spoke he any foolish thing against God. charged God foolishly.

Chapter 2

2.1 And it came to pass, when on Again there was a certain day when the sons of God came, and stood came to present themselves before the Lord, LORD, and Satan came amongst them, and stood in his sight, also among them to present himself before the LORD.

2.2 That And the Lord LORD said to Satan: Whence unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And he answered, Satan answered the LORD, and said: I have gone round about said, From going to and fro in the earth, and walked through from walking up and down in it.

2.3 And the Lord LORD said to Satan: unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant, servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man simple and upright, perfect and fearing an upright man, one that feareth God, and avoiding evil, escheweth evil? and still keeping he holdeth fast his innocence? But integrity, although thou hast moved movedst me against him, that I should afflict to destroy him without cause.

2.4 And Satan answered, answered the LORD, and said: said, Skin for skin; and skin, yea, all that a man hath, he hath will he give for his life: life.

2.5 But put forth thy hand, thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and then thou shalt see that he will bless curse thee to thy face.

2.6 And the Lord LORD said to Satan: unto Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand, thine hand; but yet save his life.

2.7 So Satan went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, LORD, and struck smote Job with a very grievous ulcer, sore boils from the sole of the his foot even to the top of unto his head: crown.

2.8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and scraped he sat down among the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill. ashes.

2.9 And Then said his wife said to him: unto him, Dost thou still continue in thy simplicity? bless God retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

2.10 And But he said to her: unto her, Thou hast spoken like speakest as one of the foolish women: If women speaketh. What? shall we have received receive good things at the hand of God, why should and shall we not receive evil? In all these things Job this did not Job sin with his lips.

2.11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all the this evil that had befallen was come upon him, they came every one from his own place, Eliphaz, place; Eliphaz the Themanite, Temanite, and Baldad, Bildad the Suhite, Shuhite, and Sophar, Zophar the Naamathite. For Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come together and visit him, to mourn with him and to comfort him.

2.12 And when they had lifted up their eyes afar off, they and knew him not, and crying out, they wept, and rending lifted up their garments, voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

2.13 And So they sat down with him on upon the ground seven day days and seven nights nights, and no man spoke to him none spake a word: word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

Chapter 3

3.1 After this, Job this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day, day.

3.2 And he said: Job spake, and said,

3.3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A said, There is a man child is conceived.

3.4 Let that day be turned into darkness, darkness; let not God regard it from above, and neither let not the light shine upon it.

3.5 Let darkness, darkness and the shadow of death, cover it, death stain it; let a mist overspread it, and cloud dwell upon it; let it be wrapped up in bitterness. the blackness of the day terrify it.

3.6 Let a darksome whirlwind seize upon As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be counted in joined unto the days of the year, nor numbered in let it not come into the number of the months.

3.7 Let Lo, let that night be solitary, and not worthy of praise. let no joyful voice come therein.

3.8 Let them curse it who that curse the day, who are ready to raise up a leviathan: their mourning.

3.9 Let the stars be darkened with of the mist thereof: twilight thereof be dark; let it expect look for light, and not but have none; neither let it see it, nor the rising of the dawning of the day:

3.10 Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, my mother's womb, nor took away evils hid sorrow from my mine eyes.

3.11 Why did died I not die in from the womb? why did I not perish give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

3.12 Why received upon did the knees? knees prevent me? or why suckled at the breasts? breasts that I should suck?

3.13 For now I should I have been asleep and still, lain still and been quiet, I should have rest in my sleep: slept: then had I been at rest,

3.14 With kings and consuls counsellors of the earth, who which build themselves solitudes: desolate places for themselves;

3.15 Or with princes, princes that possess had gold, and fill who filled their houses with silver:

3.16 Or as a an hidden untimely birth, birth I should had not be; or been; as they that, being conceived, have not seen the infants which never saw light.

3.17 There the wicked cease from tumult, troubling; and there the wearied in strength are weary be at rest.

3.18 And There the prisoners rest together; they sometime bound together without disquiet, have hear not heard the voice of the oppressor.

3.19 The small and great are there, there; and the servant is free from his master.

3.20 Why Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are unto the bitter in bitterness of soul? soul;

3.21 That look Which long for death, and but it cometh not, as they that not; and dig for a treasure: it more than for hid treasures;

3.22 And they Which rejoice exceedingly exceedingly, and are glad, when they have found can find the grave?

3.23 To Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, hid, and whom God hath surrounded him with darkness? hedged in?

3.24 Before I eat For my sighing cometh before I sigh: eat, and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring: roarings are poured out like the waters.

3.25 For the fear thing which I feared, hath greatly feared is come upon me: me, and that which I was afraid of, hath befallen of is come unto me.

3.26 Have I was not dissembled? have in safety, neither had I not kept silence? have rest, neither was I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me. quiet; yet trouble came.

Chapter 4

4.1 Then Eliphaz, Eliphaz the Themanite, answered, Temanite answered and said: said,

4.2 If we begin to speak assay to commune with thee, perhaps thou wilt take it ill; thou be grieved? but who can withhold the words he hath conceived? himself from speaking?

4.3 Behold Behold, thou hast taught instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands: weak hands.

4.4 Thy words have confirmed them upholden him that were staggering, was falling, and thou hast strengthened the trembling knees: feeble knees.

4.5 But now the scourge it is come upon thee, and thou faintest: It hath touched faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

4.6 Where is Is not this thy fear, thy fortitude, confidence, thy patience, hope, and the perfection uprightness of thy ways?

4.7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished perished, being innocent? or when where were the just destroyed? righteous cut off?

4.8 On the contrary, Even as I have seen those who work seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow sorrows, and wickedness, reap them, the same.

4.9 Perishing by By the blast of God, God they perish, and consumed by the spirit breath of his wrath. nostrils are they consumed.

4.10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the lioness, fierce lion, and the teeth of the whelps of young lions, are broken: broken.

4.11 The tiger hath perished old lion perisheth for want lack of prey, and the young lions stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

4.12 Now there was a word spoken thing was secretly brought to me in private, me, and my ears by stealth, as it were, mine ear received the veins of its whisper. a little thereof.

4.13 In thoughts from the horror visions of a vision by the night, when deep sleep is wont to hold falleth on men,

4.14 Fear seized came upon me, and trembling, and which made all my bones were affrighted: to shake.

4.15 And when Then a spirit passed before me, my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. up:

4.16 There It stood one whose countenance still, but I knew not, could not discern the form thereof: an image was before my mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard the voice, as it were, of a gentle wind. voice, saying,

4.17 Shall mortal man be justified in comparison of God, or more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

4.18 Behold, they that serve him are not steadfast, and he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he found wickedness: charged with folly:

4.19 How much more shall they less in them that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

4.20 From They are destroyed from morning till evening they shall be cut down: and because no one understandeth, to evening: they shall perish for ever. ever without any regarding it.

4.21 And they that shall be left, shall be taken away from them: they shall die, and Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

Chapter 5

5.1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee, thee; and turn to some which of the saints. saints wilt thou turn?

5.2 Anger indeed For wrath killeth the foolish, foolish man, and envy slayeth the little silly one.

5.3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his beauty immediately. habitation.

5.4 His children shall be are far from safety, and shall be destroyed they are crushed in the gate, and neither is there shall be none any to deliver them.

5.5 Whose harvest the hungry shall eat, eateth up, and taketh it even out of the armed man shall take him by violence, thorns, and the thirsty shall drink robber swalloweth up his riches. their substance.

5.6 Nothing upon earth is done without a cause, and sorrow doth Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. ground;

5.7 Man Yet man is born to labour, and unto trouble, as the bird to fly. sparks fly upward.

5.8 Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, would seek unto God, and address unto God would I commit my speech to God: cause:

5.9 Who doth Which doeth great things, and unsearchable things and wonderful unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

5.10 Who giveth rain upon the face of the earth, and watereth all things with waters: sendeth waters upon the fields:

5.11 Who setteth To set up the humble on high, and comforteth with health high those that mourn. be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

5.12 Who bringeth to nought He disappointeth the designs devices of the malignant, crafty, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: perform their enterprise.

5.13 Who catcheth He taketh the wise in their craftiness, own craftiness: and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked: froward is carried headlong.

5.14 They shall meet with darkness in the day, day time, and grope at in the noonday as in the night.

5.15 But he shall save saveth the needy poor from the sword of sword, from their mouth, and the poor from the hand of the violent. mighty.

5.16 And to So the needy there shall be poor hath hope, but and iniquity shall draw in stoppeth her mouth.

5.17 Blessed Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: refuse not, therefore, therefore despise not thou the chastising chastening of the Lord. Almighty:

5.18 For he woundeth, maketh sore, and cureth: bindeth up: he striketh, woundeth, and his hands shall heal. make whole.

5.19 In six troubles he He shall deliver thee, and thee in the seventh, evil six troubles: yea, in seven there shall not no evil touch thee.

5.20 In famine he shall deliver redeem thee from death; death: and in battle, war from the hand power of the sword.

5.21 Thou shalt be hidden hid from the scourge of the tongue: and thou neither shalt not fear calamity thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

5.22 In At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: and thou neither shalt not thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

5.23 But For thou shalt have a covenant be in league with the stones of the lands, field: and the beasts of the earth field shall be at peace with thee.

5.24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle is shall be in peace, peace; and visiting thy beauty, thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

5.25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be multiplied, great, and thy thine offspring like as the grass of the earth.

5.26 Thou shalt enter into the come to thy grave in abundance, a full age, like as a heap shock of wheat is brought corn cometh in in its his season.

5.27 Behold, this is even so, as Lo this, we have searched out: which it, so it is; hear it, and know thou having heard, consider it thoroughly in for thy mind. good.

Chapter 6

6.1 But Job answered, answered and said: said,

6.2 O Oh that my sins, whereby I have deserved wrath, grief were throughly weighed, and the my calamity that I suffer, were weighed laid in a balance. the balances together!

6.3 As For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea, this would appear heavier: therefore, sea: therefore my words are full of sorrow: swallowed up.

6.4 For the arrows of the Lord Almighty are in within me, the rage poison whereof drinketh up my spirit, and spirit: the terrors of the Lord war God do set themselves in array against me.

6.5 Will Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or will loweth the ox low when he standeth before a full manger? over his fodder?

6.6 Or can an unsavoury thing be eaten, Can that which is not seasoned with unsavoury be eaten without salt? or can a man is there any taste that which, when tasted, bringeth death? in the white of an egg?

6.7 The things which before that my soul would not touch, now, through anguish, refused to touch are as my meats. sorrowful meat.

6.8 Who will grant Oh that I might have my request may come: request; and that God may give would grant me what the thing that I look for? long for!

6.9 And that he Even that hath begun may it would please God to destroy me, me; that he may would let loose his hand, and cut me off? off!

6.10 And that this may be my comfort, that afflicting me with sorrow, he spare not, nor Then should I contradict yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy one. One.

6.11 For what What is my strength, that I can hold out? or should hope? and what is my mine end, that I should keep patience? prolong my life?

6.12 My Is my strength is not the strength of stones, nor stones? or is my flesh of brass. brass?

6.13 Behold there is no Is not my help for me in myself, me? and my familiar friends also are departed is wisdom driven quite from me. me?

6.14 He To him that taketh away mercy is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend, for saketh friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Lord. Almighty.

6.15 My brethren have passed by me, dealt deceitfully as the torrent that passeth swiftly in a brook, and as the valleys. stream of brooks they pass away;

6.16 They that fear Which are blackish by reason of the hoary frost, ice, and wherein the snow shall fall upon them. is hid:

6.17 At the What time when they shall be scattered wax warm, they shall perish: and after vanish: when it groweth is hot, they shall be melted are consumed out of their place.

6.18 The paths of their steps way are entangled: turned aside; they shall walk in vain, go to nothing, and shall perish.

6.19 Consider the paths The troops of Thema, Tema looked, the ways companies of Saba, and wait a little while. Sheba waited for them.

6.20 They arc confounded, were confounded because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, had hoped; they came thither, and are covered with shame. were ashamed.

6.21 Now you For now ye are come: and now, seeing nothing; ye see my affliction, you casting down, and are afraid.

6.22 Did I say: say, Bring to me, and give unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?

6.23 Or deliver Or, Deliver me from the hand of the enemy, and rescue enemy's hand? or, Redeem me out of from the hand of the mighty?

6.24 Teach me, and I will hold my peace: tongue: and if cause me to understand wherein I have been ignorant of any thing, instruct me. erred.

6.25 Why have you detracted the words of truth, whereas there is none of you that can reprove me? How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

6.26 You dress up speeches only Do ye imagine to rebuke, reprove words, and you utter words to the wind. speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

6.27 You rush in upon Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and you endeavour to overthrow ye dig a pit for your friend.

6.28 However, finish what Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you have begun: give ear and see whether if I lie.

6.29 Answer, Return, I beseech pray you, without contention: and speaking that which let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is just, judge ye. in it.

6.30 And you shall not find Is there iniquity in my tongue, neither shall folly sound in tongue? cannot my mouth. taste discern perverse things?

Chapter 7

7.1 The life of Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth is a warfare, and earth? are not his days are also like the days of a hireling. an hireling?

7.2 As a servant longeth for earnestly desireth the shade, shadow, and as the an hireling looketh for the end reward of his work; work:

7.3 So am I also have had empty months, and have numbered made to myself possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights. nights are appointed to me.

7.4 If When I lie down to sleep, down, I shall say: say, When shall I rise? arise, and again, I shall look for the evening, and shall night be filled with sorrows even till darkness. gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

7.5 My flesh is clothed with rottenness worms and the filth clods of dust; my skin is withered broken, and drawn together. become loathsome.

7.6 My days have passed more swiftly are swifter than the web is cut by the weaver, a weaver's shuttle, and are consumed spent without any hope.

7.7 Remember O remember that my life is but wind, and my wind: mine eye shall not return to no more see good things. good.

7.8 Nor shall the sight The eye of man behold me: thy him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I shall be no more. am not.

7.9 As a the cloud is consumed, consumed and passeth vanisheth away: so he that shall go goeth down to hell the grave shall not come up. up no more.

7.10 Nor He shall he return any no more into to his house, neither shall his place know him any more more.

7.11 Wherefore, Therefore I will not spare refrain my month, mouth; I will speak in the affliction anguish of my spirit: spirit; I will talk with complain in the bitterness of my soul.

7.12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou hast inclosed me in settest a prison? watch over me?

7.13 If When I say: say, My bed shall comfort me, and I my couch shall be relieved, speaking with myself on ease my couch: complaints;

7.14 Thou wilt frighten Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrify terrifiest me with visions. through visions:

7.15 So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, strangling, and death rather than my bones death. life.

7.16 I have done with hope, loathe it; I shall now would not live no longer: spare me, alway: let me alone; for my days are nothing. vanity.

7.17 What is a man, that thou shouldst shouldest magnify him or why dost him? and that thou shouldest set thy thine heart upon him?

7.18 Thou visitest And that thou shouldest visit him early in the every morning, and thou provest try him suddenly. every moment?

7.19 How long wilt thou not spare depart from me, nor suffer let me to alone till I swallow down my spittle?

7.20 I have sinned: sinned; what shall I do to unto thee, O keeper thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me opposite to thee. and am as a mark against thee, so that I become burdensome am a burden to myself?

7.21 Why And why dost thou not remove pardon my sin, transgression, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold for now I shall I sleep in the dust: dust; and if thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Chapter 8

8.1 Then Baldad, answered Bildad the Suhite, answered, Shuhite, and said: said,

8.2 How long wilt thou speak these things, things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

8.3 Doth God pervert judgment, judgment? or doth the Almighty overthrow that which is just? pervert justice?

8.4 Although If thy children have sinned against him, and he hath left have cast them in the hand of away for their iniquity: transgression;

8.5 Yet if If thou wilt arise early to God, wouldest seek unto God betimes, and wilt beseech make thy supplication to the Almighty: Almighty;

8.6 If thou wilt walk clean wert pure and upright, upright; surely now he will presently would awake unto for thee, and will make the dwelling habitation of thy justice peaceable: righteousness prosperous.

8.7 In so much, that if Though thy former things were small beginning was small, yet thy latter things would be multiplied exceedingly. end should greatly increase.

8.8 For inquire enquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, age, and search diligently into prepare thyself to the memory search of the their fathers:

8.9 (For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that know nothing, because our days upon earth are but a shadow shadow:)

8.10 And Shall not they shall teach thee: they shall speak to thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their hearts. heart?

8.11 Can the rush be green grow up without moisture? or sedge bush mire? can the flag grow without water?

8.12 When Whilst it is yet in flower, his greenness, and is not plucked u with the hand, cut down, it withereth before all herbs. any other herb.

8.13 Even so So are the ways paths of all that forget God, an God; and the hypocrite's hope of the hypocrite shall perish:

8.14 His folly Whose hope shall not please him, be cut off, and his whose trust shall be like the a spider's web.

8.15 He shall lean upon his house, and but it shall no not stand: he shall prop hold it up, and fast, but it shall not rise: endure.

8.16 He seemeth to have moisture is green before the sun cometh; sun, and at his rising, branch shooteth forth in his blossom shall shoot forth. garden.

8.17 His roots shall be thick upon a heap of stones; are wrapped about the heap, and among seeth the stones he shall abide. place of stones.

8.18 If one swallow he destroy him up out of from his place, he then it shall deny him, and shall say: saying, I know thee not. have not seen thee.

8.19 For Behold, this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again and out of the earth. earth shall others grow.

8.20 Behold, God will not cast away the simple, nor reach out his hand to a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doer: doers:

8.21 Until Till he fill thy mouth be filled with laughter, laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

8.22 They that hate thee, thee shall be clothed with confusion: shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall not stand. come to nought.

Chapter 9

9.1 And Then Job answered, answered and said: said,

9.2 Indeed I know it is so, and that so of a truth: but how should man cannot be justified, compared just with God. God?

9.3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for of a thousand.

9.4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted hardened himself against him, and hath had peace? prospered?

9.5 Who hath removed Which removeth the mountains, and they whom he overthrew know not: which overturneth them in his wrath, knew it not. anger.

9.6 Who Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

9.7 Who Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not: not; and shutteth sealeth up the stars, as it were, under a seal: stars.

9.8 Who Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and walketh treadeth upon the waves of the sea sea.

9.9 Who Which maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, Pleiades, and the inner parts chambers of the south.

9.10 Who doth things Which doeth great and incomprehensible, things past finding out; yea, and wonderful, of which there is no wonders without number.

9.11 If Lo, he come to goeth by me, and I shall not see him: if him not: he depart, passeth on also, but I shall not understand. perceive him not.

9.12 If Behold, he examine on a sudden, taketh away, who shall answer can hinder him? or who can say: Why dost thou so? will say unto him, What doest thou?

9.13 God, whose wrath no man can resist, and under whom they stoop that bear up If God will not withdraw his anger, the world. proud helpers do stoop under him.

9.14 What am I then, that How much less shall I should answer him, and have choose out my words to reason with him?

9.15 I, who although Whom, though I should have any just thing, were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

9.16 And if he should hear me when If I call, had called, and he had answered me; yet would I should not believe that he had heard hearkened unto my voice.

9.17 For he shall crush breaketh me in with a whirlwind, tempest, and multiply multiplieth my wounds even without cause.

9.18 He alloweth will not my spirit suffer me to rest, and he take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

9.19 If strength be demanded, I speak of strength, lo, he is most strong: and if equity of judgment, no man dare bear witness for me. who shall set me a time to plead?

9.20 If I would justify myself, my mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I would shew myself innocent, he say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me wicked. perverse.

9.21 Although Though I should be simple, even this were perfect, yet would I not know my soul shall be ignorant of, and soul: I shall be weary of would despise my life.

9.22 One thing there This is that one thing, therefore I have spoken, both said it, He destroyeth the innocent perfect and the wicked he consumeth. wicked.

9.23 If the scourge slay suddenly, he scourge, let him kill at once, and not will laugh at the pains trial of the innocent.

9.24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, wicked: he covereth the face faces of the judges thereof: and thereof; if it be not he, not, where, and who is it then? he?

9.25 My Now my days have been are swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen flee away, they see no good.

9.26 They have are passed by away as ships carrying fruits, the swift ships: as an the eagle flying that hasteth to the prey.

9.27 If I say: say, I will not speak so: forget my complaint, I change will leave off my face, heaviness, and am tormented with sorrow. comfort myself:

9.28 I feared am afraid of all my works, knowing sorrows, I know that thou didst wilt not spare the offender. hold me innocent.

9.29 But if so also If I am be wicked, why have then labour I laboured in vain?

9.30 If I be washed, as it were, wash myself with snow waters, water, and make my hands shall shine ever 80. clean: never so clean;

9.31 Yet thou shalt thou plunge me in filth, the ditch, and my garments mine own clothes shall abhor me.

9.32 For I shall he is not answer a man that is like myself: nor one man, as I am, that may be heard with me equally I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.

9.33 There Neither is none there any daysman betwixt us, that may be able to reprove both, and to put might lay his hand between upon us both.

9.34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me. me:

9.35 Then would I will speak, and will not fear him: for I cannot answer while I am in fear. him; but it is not so with me.

Chapter 10

10.1 My soul is weary of my life, life; I will let go leave my speech against myself, complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

10.2 I will say to God: unto God, Do not condemn me: tell me; shew me why wherefore thou judgest me so? contendest with me.

10.3 Doth Is it seem good to unto thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thy own thine hands, and help shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

10.4 Hast thou eyes of flesh: or, shalt flesh? or seest thou see as man seeth?

10.5 Are thy days as the days of man, and man? are thy years as the times of men: man's days,

10.6 That thou shouldst inquire enquirest after my mine iniquity, and search searchest after my sin?

10.7 And shouldst know Thou knowest that I have done no wicked thing, whereas am not wicked; and there is no man none that can deliver out of thy hand? thine hand.

10.8 Thy Thine hands have made me, me and fashioned me wholly together round about, and dost about; yet thou thus cast me down headlong on a sudden? dost destroy me.

10.9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, clay; and thou wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10.10 Hast thou not milked poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

10.11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh: thou flesh, and hast put fenced me together with bones and sinews: sinews.

10.12 Thou hast granted me life and mercy, favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

10.13 Although thou conceal And these things hast thou hid in thy heart, yet thine heart: I know that thou rememberest all things. this is with thee.

10.14 If I have sinned, and sin, then thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost markest me, and thou wilt not suffer acquit me to be clean from my iniquity? mine iniquity.

10.15 And if If I be wicked, woe unto me: me; and if just, I shall be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery. head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

10.16 And for pride thou wilt take For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a lioness, fierce lion: and returning, again thou tormentest me wonderfully. shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

10.17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest thy wrath increasest thine indignation upon me, me; changes and pains war are against me.

10.18 Why didst Wherefore then hast thou bring brought me forth out of the womb? O Oh that I had been consumed, that given up the ghost, and no eye might not see me l had seen me!

10.19 I should have been as if though I had not been, been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

10.20 Shall Are not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may lament my sorrow take comfort a little: little,

10.21 Before I go and return no more, whence I shall not return, even to a the land that is dark of darkness and covered with the mist shadow of death: death;

10.22 A land of misery and darkness, where as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, and no without any order, but everlasting horror dwelleth. and where the light is as darkness.

Chapter 11

11.1 Then Sophar answered Zophar the Naamathite answered, Naamathite, and said: said,

11.2 Shall Should not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

11.3 Shall Should thy lies make men hold their peace to thee only? peace? and when thou hast mocked others, mockest, shall no man confute thee? make thee ashamed?

11.4 For thou hast said: said, My word doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thy sight. thine eyes.

11.5 And I wish But oh that God would speak with thee, speak, and would open his lips to thee, against thee;

11.6 That And that he might would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand they are double to that he which is! Know therefore that God exacteth much less of thee, thee less than thy thine iniquity deserveth.

11.7 Peradventure Canst thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty perfectly? unto perfection?

11.8 He It is higher than heaven, and as high as heaven; what wilt canst thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt hell; what canst thou know?

11.9 The measure of him thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

11.10 If he shall overturn all things, cut off, and shut up, or shall press them gather together, then who shall contradict can hinder him?

11.11 For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when vain men: he seeth iniquity, doth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

11.12 A For vain men would be wise, though man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself be born free like a wild ass's colt.

11.13 But If thou hast hardened thy prepare thine heart, and hast spread thy stretch out thine hands to him. toward him;

11.14 If thou wilt put away from thee the iniquity that is be in thy thine hand, put it far away, and let not injustice remain wickedness dwell in thy tabernacle: tabernacles.

11.15 Then mayst For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot, and spot; yea, thou shalt be steadfast, stedfast, and shalt not fear. fear:

11.16 Thou Because thou shalt also forget thy misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away. pass away:

11.17 And brightness like that of the noonday, thine age shall arise to thee at evening: and when be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt think thyself consumed, shine forth, thou shalt rise be as the day star. morning.

11.18 And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure. take thy rest in safety.

11.19 Thou Also thou shalt rest, lie down, and there shall be none to shall make thee afraid: and afraid; yea, many shall entreat thy face. make suit unto thee.

11.20 But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, fail, and the way to escape they shall fail them, not escape, and their hope shall be as the abomination giving up of the soul. ghost.

Chapter 12

12.1 Then And Job answered, answered and said: said,

12.2 Are you then men alone, No doubt but ye are the people, and shall wisdom shall die with you? you.

12.3 But I also have a heart understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: for yea, who is ignorant of these things, which you know? knoweth not such things as these?

12.4 He that is I am as one mocked by of his friends as I, shall call neighbour, who calleth upon God God, and he will hear answereth him: for the simplicity of the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

12.5 The He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thoughts thought of the rich, him that is ready for the time appointed. at ease.

12.6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, prosper, and they that provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all are secure; into their hands: whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

12.7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee: thee; and the birds fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee. thee:

12.8 Speak Or speak to the earth, and it shall answer teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall tell. declare unto thee.

12.9 Who is ignorant knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord LORD hath made all these things? wrought this?

12.10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit breath of all flesh of man. mankind.

12.11 Doth not the ear discern words, try words? and the palate of him that eateth, the taste? mouth taste his meat?

12.12 In With the ancient is wisdom, wisdom; and in length of days prudence. understanding.

12.13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

12.14 If Behold, he pull breaketh down, there is no man that can build up: if and it cannot be built again: he shut shutteth up a man, and there is none that can open. be no opening.

12.15 If Behold, he withhold withholdeth the waters, all things shall be dried up: and if they dry up: also he send sendeth them out, and they shall overturn the earth.

12.16 With him is strength and wisdom: he knoweth both the deceivers, deceived and him that is deceived. the deceiver are his.

12.17 He bringeth leadeth counsellors to a foolish end, away spoiled, and maketh the judges to insensibility. fools.

12.18 He looseth the belt bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a cord. girdle.

12.19 He leadeth princes away priests without glory, spoiled, and overthroweth nobles. the mighty.

12.20 He changeth removeth away the speech of the true speakers, trusty, and taketh away the doctrine understanding of the aged.

12.21 He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed. weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

12.22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth up out to light the shadow of death.

12.23 He multiplieth increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them, them: he enlargeth the nations, and restoreth straiteneth them again after they were overthrown. again.

12.24 He changeth taketh away the heart of the princes chief of the people of the earth, and deceiveth causeth them that they walk to wander in vain a wilderness where there is no way.

12.25 They shall grope as in the dark, and not in the dark without light, and he shall make maketh them to stagger like men that are drunk. a drunken man.

Chapter 13

13.1 Behold my Lo, mine eye hath seen all these things, and my this, mine ear hath heard them, and I have understood them all. it.

13.2 According to your knowledge What ye know, the same do I also know: neither am know also: I am not inferior to unto you.

13.3 But yet Surely I will would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

13.4 Having first shewn that you But ye are forgers of lies, and maintainers ye are all physicians of perverse opinions. no value.

13.5 And I wish you O that ye would altogether hold your peace, that you might be thought to peace! and it should be wise men. your wisdom.

13.6 Hear ye therefore now my reproof, reasoning, and attend hearken to the judgment pleadings of my lips.

13.7 Hath God any need of your lie, that you should Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

13.8 Do you Will ye accept this person, and do you endeavour to judge his person? will ye contend for God?

13.9 Or shall Is it please him, from whom nothing can be concealed? or shall good that he be deceived should search you out? or as a man, with your deceitful dealings? one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

13.10 He shall will surely reprove you, because in secret you if ye do secretly accept his person. persons.

13.11 As soon as he shall move himself, he shall trouble you: Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread shall fall upon you. you?

13.12 Your remembrance shall be compared to remembrances are like unto ashes, and your necks shall be brought bodies to bodies of clay.

13.13 Hold your peace a little while, peace, let me alone, that I may speak whatsoever my mind shall suggest to me. speak, and let come on me what will.

13.14 Why Wherefore do I tear take my flesh with in my teeth, and carry put my soul life in my hands? mine hand?

13.15 Although Though he should kill slay me, I yet will I trust in him: but yet I will reprove my maintain mine own ways in his sight. before him.

13.16 And he He also shall be my saviour: salvation: for no an hypocrite shall not come before his presence. him.

13.17 Hear ye diligently my speech, and receive my declaration with your ears hidden truths. ears.

13.18 If Behold now, I shall be judged, have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be found just. justified.

13.19 Who is he that will plead against with me? let him come: why am for now, if I consumed holding hold my peace? tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

13.20 Two things only Only do not to me, and two things unto me: then from thy face will I shall not be hid: hide myself from thee.

13.21 Withdraw thy thine hand far from me, me: and let not thy dread terrify me. make me afraid.

13.22 Call me, Then call thou, and I will answer thee: answer: or else I will let me speak, and do thou answer thou me.

13.23 How many are my mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my crimes transgression and offenses. my sin.

13.24 Why Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and thinkest holdest me thy for thine enemy?

13.25 Against a leaf, that is carried away with the wind, Wilt thou shewest thy power, break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursuest a pursue the dry straw. stubble?

13.26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume makest me for to possess the sins iniquities of my youth.

13.27 Thou hast put puttest my feet also in the stocks, and hast observed lookest narrowly unto all my paths, and hast considered paths; thou settest a print upon the steps heels of my feet: feet.

13.28 Who am to be consumed And he, as rottenness, and a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is motheaten. moth eaten.

Chapter 14

14.1 Man that is born of a woman, living for a short time, woman is filled with many miseries. of few days and full of trouble.

14.2 Who He cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state. not.

14.3 And dost doth thou think it meet to open thy thine eyes upon such an one, and to bring him bringest me into judgment with thee?

14.4 Who can make him bring a clean that is conceived thing out of unclean seed? is it an unclean? not thou who only art? one.

14.5 The Seeing his days of man are short, and determined, the number of his months is are with thee: thee, thou hast appointed his bounds which that he cannot be passed. pass;

14.6 Depart a little Turn from him, that he may rest until his wished for day come, rest, till he shall accomplish, as that of the hireling. an hireling, his day.

14.7 A tree hath hope: For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut, cut down, that it growth green will sprout again, and that the boughs tender branch thereof sprout. will not cease.

14.8 If its roots be Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and its the stock be dead thereof die in the dust: ground;

14.9 At Yet through the scent of water, water it shall spring, will bud, and bring forth leaves, as when it was first planted. boughs like a plant.

14.10 But man when he shall be dead, dieth, and stripped wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and consumed, I pray you where is he?

14.11 As if the waters should depart out of fail from the sea, and an emptied river should be dried up; the flood decayeth and drieth up:

14.12 So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be broken, he no more, they shall not awake, nor rise up be raised out of his their sleep.

14.13 Who will grant me this, O that thou mayst protect wouldest hide me in hell, and hide the grave, that thou wouldest keep me till secret, until thy wrath pass, and be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a time when thou wilt set time, and remember me? me!

14.14 Shall If a man that is dead, thinkest thou, die, shall he live again? all the days in which I am now in warfare, of my appointed time will I expect until wait, till my change come.

14.15 Thou shalt call me, call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thy hands thou shalt reach out thy right hand. thine hands.

14.16 Thou indeed hast numbered For now thou numberest my steps, but spare steps: dost thou not watch over my sins. sin?

14.17 Thou hast My transgression is sealed up my offences as it were in a bag, but hast cured my and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

14.18 A mountain And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and a the rock is removed out of its his place.

14.19 Waters The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the stones, and with inundation things which grow out of the ground by little dust of the earth; and little is washed away: so in like manner thou shalt destroy destroyest the hope of man.

14.20 Thou hast strengthened him prevailest for a little while, that ever against him, and he may pass away for ever: passeth: thou shalt change changest his face, countenance, and shalt send sendest him away.

14.21 Whether his children His sons come to honour or dishonour, honour, and he shall knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not understand. of them.

14.22 But yet his flesh, while he shall live, flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn over him. mourn.

Chapter 15

15.1 And Then answered Eliphaz the Themanite, answered, Temanite, and said: said,

15.2 Will Should a wise man answer as if he were speaking in the wind, utter vain knowledge, and fill his stomach belly with burning heat? the east wind?

15.3 Thou reprovest him by words, who is not equal to thee, and thou speakest that which is not good for thee. Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

15.4 As much as is in thee, Yea, thou hast made void castest off fear, and hast taken away prayers from restrainest prayer before God.

15.5 For thy iniquity hath taught thy mouth, mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou imitatest choosest the tongue of blasphemers. the crafty.

15.6 Thy Thine own mouth shall condemn condemneth thee, and not I: and thy yea, thine own lips shall answer testify against thee.

15.7 Art thou the first man that was born, born? or wast thou made before the hills?

15.8 Hast thou heard God's counsel, the secret of God? and shall his dost thou restrain wisdom be inferior to thee? thyself?

15.9 What knowest thou that we are ignorant of? what dost thou understand thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

15.10 There are with With us also aged are both the grayheaded and ancient very aged men, much elder than thy fathers. father.

15.11 Is it a great matter that Are the consolations of God should comfort small with thee? but thy wicked words hinder this. is there any secret thing with thee?

15.12 Why doth thy thine heart elevate thee, carry thee away? and why dost thou stare with what do thy eyes, as if they were thinking great things? eyes wink at,

15.13 Why doth That thou turnest thy spirit swell against God, to utter and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

15.14 What is man man, that he should be without spot, clean? and he that which is born of a woman woman, that he should appear just? be righteous?

15.15 Behold among Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints none is unchangeable, and saints; yea, the heavens are not pure clean in his sight.

15.16 How much more is man abominable, abominable and unprofitable, who filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

15.17 I will shew thee, hear me: me; and I will tell thee what that which I have seen. seen I will declare;

15.18 Wise Which wise men confess have told from their fathers, and hide have not their fathers. hid it:

15.19 To Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger hath passed among them.

15.20 The wicked man is proud travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of the years of his tyranny is uncertain. hidden to the oppressor.

15.21 The A dreadful sound of dread is always in his ears: and when there is peace, he always suspecteth treason. in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

15.22 He believeth not that he may shall return from darkness to light, looking round about out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword on every side. sword.

15.23 When he moveth himself to seek He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

15.24 Tribulation shall terrify him, Trouble and distress anguish shall surround make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king that is prepared for ready to the battle.

15.25 For he hath stretched stretcheth out his hand against God, and hath strengthened strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

15.26 He hath run against him with runneth upon him, even on his neck raised up, and is armed with a fat neck. neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

15.27 Fatness hath covered Because he covereth his face, face with his fatness, and the maketh collops of fat hangeth down on his sides. flanks.

15.28 He hath dwelt And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in desert houses that which no man inhabiteth, which are reduced into ready to become heaps.

15.29 He shall not be enriched, rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he push his root in prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

15.30 He shall not depart out of darkness: darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and he shall be taken away by the breath of his own mouth. mouth shall he go away.

15.31 He shall Let not believe, being vainly deceived by error, him that he may is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be redeemed with any price. his recompence.

15.32 Before his days be full he It shall perish: be accomplished before his time, and his hands branch shall wither away. not be green.

15.33 He shall be blasted shake off his unripe grape as a vine when its grapes are in the first flower, vine, and shall cast off his flower as an olive tree that casteth its flower. the olive.

15.34 For the congregation of the hypocrite is barren, hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall devour their tabernacles, who love to take bribes. consume the tabernacles of bribery.

15.35 He hath conceived sorrow, They conceive mischief, and hath brought bring forth iniquity, vanity, and his womb their belly prepareth deceits. deceit.

Chapter 16

16.1 Then Job answered, answered and said: said,

16.2 I have often heard many such things as these: you things: miserable comforters are all troublesome comforters. ye all.

16.3 Shall windy vain words have no an end? or is it any trouble to what emboldeneth thee to speak? that thou answerest?

16.4 I also could speak like you: and would God as ye do: if your soul were for in my soul.

16.5 soul's stead, I would comfort you also with words, could heap up words against you, and would wag my shake mine head over at you.

n=O18.16.6> n=O18.16.5> But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and would move the moving of my lips, as sparing you. lips should asswage your grief.

n=O18.16.7> But what shall I do? If n=O18.16.6> Though I speak, my pain will grief is not rest: asswaged: and if though I hold my peace, it will not depart from me. forbear, what am I eased?

n=O18.16.8> n=O18.16.7> But now my sorrow he hath oppressed me, and made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my limbs are brought to nothing. company.

n=O18.16.9> My wrinkles bear n=O18.16.8> And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me, me: and a false speaker riseth my leanness rising up against in me beareth witness to my face, contradicting me. face.

n=O18.16.10> n=O18.16.9> He hath gathered together his fury against me, and threatening teareth me he hath gnashed with in his teeth upon wrath, who hateth me: my enemy hath beheld he gnasheth upon me with terrible eyes. his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

n=O18.16.11> n=O18.16.10> They have opened their mouths gaped upon me, and reproaching me with their mouth; they have struck smitten me on upon the cheek, cheek reproachfully; they are filled with my pains. have gathered themselves together against me.

n=O18.16.12> n=O18.16.11> God hath shut delivered me up with to the unjust man, ungodly, and hath delivered turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

n=O18.16.13> n=O18.16.12> I that was formerly so wealthy, am all on a sudden at ease, but he hath broken to pieces: me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, he hath broken me, and hath shaken me to pieces, and set me up to be for his mark.

n=O18.16.14> He hath compassed n=O18.16.13> His archers compass me round about with his lances, about, he hath wounded cleaveth my loins, he hath not spared, reins asunder, and hath poured doth not spare; he poureth out my bowels on gall upon the earth, ground.

n=O18.16.15> n=O18.16.14> He hath torn breaketh me with wound breach upon wound, breach, he hath rushed in runneth upon me like a giant.

n=O18.16.16> n=O18.16.15> I have sowed sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and have covered defiled my flesh with ashes. horn in the dust.

n=O18.16.17> n=O18.16.16> My face is swollen foul with weeping, and on my eyelids are dim.

16.18 These things have I suffered without is the iniquity shadow of death;

16.17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my hand, when I offered pure prayers to God. prayer is pure.

n=O18.16.19> n=O18.16.18> O earth, cover not thou my blood, neither and let my cry find a hiding place in thee. have no place.

n=O18.16.20> For behold n=O18.16.19> Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience record is on high.

n=O18.16.21> n=O18.16.20> My friends are full of words: my scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears to unto God.

n=O18.16.22> And n=O18.16.21> O that one might plead for a man might so be judged with God, as the son of a man is judged with pleadeth for his companion! neighbour!

n=O18.16.23> For behold short n=O18.16.22> When a few years pass away, and are come, then I am walking in a path by which shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Chapter 17

17.1 My spirit shall be wasted, breath is corrupt, my days shall be shortened and only are extinct, the grave remaineth graves are ready for me.

17.2 I have Are there not sinned, mockers with me? and my doth not mine eye abideth continue in bitterness. their provocation?

17.3 Deliver me, O Lord, and set Lay down now, put me beside thee, and let any man's hand fight against me. in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?

17.4 Thou For thou hast set hid their heart far from understanding, understanding: therefore they shall shalt thou not be exalted. exalt them.

17.5 He promiseth a prey that speaketh flattery to his companions, and friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

17.6 He hath made me as it were also a byword of the people, people; and aforetime I am an example before them. was as a tabret.

17.7 My Mine eye also is dim through indignation, by reason of sorrow, and all my limbs members are brought as it were to nothing. a shadow.

17.8 The just Upright men shall be astonished astonied at this, and the innocent shall be raised stir up himself against the hypocrite.

17.9 And the just man The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

17.10 Wherefore be But as for you all converted, and come, all, do ye return, and come now: for I shall not cannot find among you any one wise man. man among you.

17.11 My days have passed away, are past, my thoughts purposes are dissipated, tormenting broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

17.12 They have turned change the night into day, and after darkness I hope for day: the light again. is short because of darkness.

17.13 If I wait hell wait, the grave is my house, and mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

17.14 I have said to rottenness: corruption, Thou art my father; father: to worms, the worm, Thou art my mother mother, and my sister.

17.15 Where And where is now then my expectation, and who considereth hope? as for my patience? hope, who shall see it?

17.16 All that I have They shall go down into to the deepest pit: thinkest thou that there at least I shall have rest? bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Chapter 18

18.1 Then Baldad answered Bildad the Suhite answered, Shuhite, and said: said,

18.2 How long will you throw out it be ere ye make an end of words? understand first, mark, and so let us afterwards we will speak.

18.3 Why Wherefore are we reputed counted as beasts, and counted reputed vile before you? in your sight?

18.4 Thou that destroyest thy soul He teareth himself in thy fury, his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee, thee? and shall rocks the rock be removed out of their his place?

18.5 Shall not Yea, the light of the wicked shall be extinguished, put out, and the flame spark of his fire shall not shine? shine.

18.6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, his candle shall be put out. out with him.

18.7 The step steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong. down.

18.8 For he hath thrust his feet is cast into a net, net by his own feet, and he walketh in its meshes. upon a snare.

18.9 The sole of his foot gin shall be held in a snare, take him by the heel, and thirst the robber shall burn prevail against him.

18.10 A gin The snare is hidden laid for him in the earth, ground, and his a trap upon for him in the path. way.

18.11 Fears Terrors shall terrify make him afraid on every side, and shall entangle drive him to his feet.

18.12 Let his His strength shall be wasted with famine, hungerbitten, and let hunger invade destruction shall be ready at his ribs. side.

18.13 Let it It shall devour the beauty strength of his skin, let skin: even the firstborn of death consume shall devour his arms. strength.

18.14 Let his His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and let destruction tread upon it shall bring him like a king. to the king of terrors.

18.15 Let the companions of him that is not, It shall dwell in his tabernacle, let because it is none of his: brimstone shall be sprinkled in scattered upon his tent. habitation.

18.16 Let his His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his harvest destroyed above. branch be cut off.

18.17 Let the memory of him His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and let not his he shall have no name be renowned in the streets. street.

18.18 He shall drive him out of be driven from light into darkness, and shall remove him chased out of the world.

18.19 His seed He shall not subsist, neither have son nor his offspring nephew among his people, nor any remnants remaining in his country. dwellings.

18.20 They that come after him shall be astonished astonied at his day, and horror shall fall upon them as they that went before. before were affrighted.

18.21 These then Surely such are the tabernacles dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

Chapter 19

19.1 Then Job answered, answered and said: said,

19.2 How long do you afflict will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

19.3 Behold, these These ten times you confound me, and have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to oppress me.

19.4 For if And be it indeed that I have been ignorant, my ignorance shall be erred, mine error remaineth with me. myself.

19.5 But you set If indeed ye will magnify yourselves up against me, and reprove plead against me with my reproaches. reproach:

19.6 At least Know now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his scourges. net.

19.7 Behold Behold, I shall cry suffering violence, and no one will hear: out of wrong, but I shall am not heard: I cry aloud, and but there is none to judge. no judgment.

19.8 He hath hedged in fenced up my path round about, and way that I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness. darkness in my paths.

19.9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and hath taken the crown from my head.

19.10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am lost, gone: and he mine hope hath taken away my hope, as from he removed like a tree that is plucked up. tree.

19.11 His wrath is He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he hath counted counteth me unto him as one of his enemy. enemies.

19.12 His troops have come together, and have made themselves a raise up their way by against me, and have besieged my tabernacle encamp round about. about my tabernacle.

19.13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and my mine acquaintance like strangers have departed are verily estranged from me.

19.14 My kinsmen kinsfolk have forsaken me, failed, and they that knew me, my familiar friends have forgotten me.

19.15 They that dwell in my mine house, and my maidservants have counted maids, count me as for a stranger, and stranger: I have been like am an alien in their eyes. sight.

19.16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer, answer; I entreated intreated him with my own mouth.

19.17 My wife hath abhorred breath is strange to my breath, and wife, though I entreated intreated for the children children's sake of my womb. mine own body.

19.18 Even fools Yea, young children despised me, and when me; I was gone from them, arose, and they spoke spake against me.

19.19 They that were sometime All my counsellors, have inward friends abhorred me: and he they whom I loved most is are turned against me.

19.20 The flesh being consumed, my My bone hath cleaved cleaveth to my skin, skin and nothing but lips are left about to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

19.21 Have pity on upon me, have pity on upon me, at least you O ye my friends, because friends; for the hand of the Lord God hath touched me.

19.22 Why do you ye persecute me as God, and glut yourselves are not satisfied with my flesh?

19.23 Who will grant me Oh that my words may be written? who will grant me were now written! oh that they may be marked down were printed in a book? book!

19.24 With That they were graven with an iron pen and in a plate of lead, or else be graven with an instrument lead in flint stone? the rock for ever!

19.25 For I know that my Redeemer redeemer liveth, and in that he shall stand at the last latter day I shall rise out of upon the earth. earth:

19.26 And I shall be clothed again with though after my skin, and skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh I shall I see my God. God:

19.27 Whom I myself shall see, see for myself, and my mine eyes shall behold, and not another: this my hope is laid up in another; though my bosom. reins be consumed within me.

19.28 But ye should say, Why then do you say now: Let us persecute we him, and let us find occasion seeing the root of word against him? the matter is found in me?

19.29 Flee then from the face Be ye afraid of the sword, sword: for the sword is wrath bringeth the revenger punishments of iniquities: and know ye the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Chapter 20

20.1 Then Sophar answered Zophar the Naamathite answered, Naamathite, and said: said,

20.2 Therefore various thoughts succeed one another in me, and do my mind is hurried away thoughts cause me to different things. answer, and for this I make haste.

20.3 The doctrine with which thou reprovest me, I will hear, have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding shall answer for me. causeth me to answer.

20.4 This I know from the beginning, Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon the earth,

20.5 That the praise triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment. moment?

20.6 If Though his pride excellency mount up even to heaven, the heavens, and his head touch reach unto the clouds: clouds;

20.7 In the end Yet he shall be destroyed perish for ever like a dunghill, and his own dung: they that had which have seen him, him shall say: say, Where is he?

20.8 As a dream that fleeth He shall fly away he as a dream, and shall not be found, found: yea, he shall pass be chased away as a vision of the night: night.

20.9 The eyes that had seen him, eye also which saw him shall see him no more, more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

20.10 His children shall be oppressed with want, seek to please the poor, and his hands shall render to him his sorrow. restore their goods.

20.11 His bones shall be filled with are full of the vices sin of his youth, and they which shall sleep lie down with him in the dust.

20.12 For when evil shall Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he will hide it under his tongue. tongue;

20.13 He will Though he spare it, and not leave it, and will hide forsake it in not; but keep it still within his throat. mouth:

20.14 His bread Yet his meat in his belly shall be turned into bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him, him.

20.15 The riches which he He hath swallowed, swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit up, and them up again: God shall draw cast them out of his belly.

20.16 He shall suck the head poison of asps, and asps: the viper's tongue shall kill slay him.

20.17 Let him He shall not see the streams of rivers, the river, floods, the brooks of honey and of butter.

20.18 He shall be punished That which he laboured for all that shall he did, restore, and yet shall not be consumed: swallow it down: according to the multitude of his devices so also substance shall the restitution be, and he suffer. shall not rejoice therein.

20.19 Because he broke in hath oppressed and stripped hath forsaken the poor: poor; because he hath violently taken away a an house which he did not build. builded not;

20.20 And yet his belly was not filled: and when he hath the things Surely he coveted, shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not be able to possess them. save of that which he desired.

20.21 There was nothing left shall none of his meat, and meat be left; therefore nothing shall continue of no man look for his goods: goods.

20.22 When he shall be filled, In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be straitened, he shall burn, and in straits: every sorrow hand of the wicked shall fall come upon him.

20.23 May When he is about to fill his belly be filled, that belly, God may send forth shall cast the wrath fury of his indignation wrath upon him, and shall rain down his war it upon him. him while he is eating.

20.24 He shall flee from weapons of iron, the iron weapon, and shall fall upon a the bow of brass. steel shall strike him through.

20.25 The sword It is drawn out, drawn, and cometh forth from its scabbard, and glittereth in his bitterness: out of the terrible ones shall go and come body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

20.26 All darkness is shall be hid in his secret places: a fire that is not kindled blown shall devour him, he consume him; it shall be afflicted when go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

20.27 The heavens heaven shall reveal his iniquity, iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

20.28 The offspring increase of his house shall be exposed, he depart, and his goods shall be pulled down flow away in the day of God's his wrath.

20.29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the inheritance of his doings from the Lord. heritage appointed unto him by God.

Chapter 21

21.1 Then But Job answered, answered and said: said,

21.2 Hear, I beseech you, Hear diligently my words, speech, and do penance. let this be your consolations.

21.3 Suffer me, and me that I will speak, may speak; and after, if you please, laugh at my words. after that I have spoken, mock on.

21.4 Is As for me, is my debate against man, that I complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not have just reason to my spirit be troubled?

21.5 Hearken to me Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your finger on hand upon your mouth.

21.6 As for me, Even when I remember, remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

21.7 Why then Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches? mighty in power?

21.8 Their seed continueth before is established in their sight with them, a multitude of kinsmen, and of children's children in their sight. offspring before their eyes.

21.9 Their houses are secure and peaceable, and safe from fear, neither is the rod of God is not upon them.

21.10 Their cattle have conceived, bull gendereth, and failed not: faileth not; their cow has calved, calveth, and is casteth not deprived of her fruit. calf.

21.11 Their They send forth their little ones go out like a flock, and their children dance and play. dance.

21.12 They take the timbrel, timbrel and the harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

21.13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell. the grave.

21.14 Who have said to God: Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us, us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

21.15 Who What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us should we have, if we pray to unto him?

21.16 Yet because Lo, their good things are is not in their hand, may hand: the counsel of the wicked be is far from me.

21.17 How often shall oft is the lamp candle of the wicked be put out, out! and a deluge come how oft cometh their destruction upon them, and he shall distribute the them! God distributeth sorrows of in his wrath? anger.

21.18 They shall be are as chaff stubble before the face of the wind, and as ashes which chaff that the whirlwind scattereth. storm carrieth away.

21.19 God shall lay layeth up the sorrow of the father his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and when he shall repay, then shall he know. know it.

21.20 His eyes shall see his own destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

21.21 For what is it to him what befalleth pleasure hath he in his house after him: and if him, when the number of his months be diminished by one half? is cut off in the midst?

21.22 Shall any one teach God knowledge, who knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high? high.

21.23 One man dieth strong, and hale, rich in his full strength, being wholly at ease and happy. quiet.

21.24 His bowels breasts are full of fat, milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

21.25 But And another dieth in the bitterness of soul without any riches: his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

21.26 And yet they They shall sleep together lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

21.27 Surely Behold, I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

21.28 For you say: ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?

21.29 Ask any one of Have ye not asked them that go by the way, way? and you shall perceive that he knoweth these same things. do ye not know their tokens,

21.30 Because That the wicked man is reserved to the day of destruction, and he destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

21.31 Who shall reprove declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

21.32 He Yet shall he be brought to the graves, grave, and shall watch remain in the heap of the dead. tomb.

21.33 He hath been acceptable to the gravel The clods of Cocytus, and he the valley shall draw be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, and as there are innumerable before him.

21.34 How then do ye comfort ye me in vain, whereas seeing in your answer is shewn to be repugnant to truth? answers there remaineth falsehood?

Chapter 22

22.1 Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, Temanite answered and said: said,

22.2 Can a man be compared with profitable unto God, even though as he were of perfect knowledge? that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

22.3 What doth Is it profit God if any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou be just? art righteous? or what dost is it gain to him, that thou give him if makest thy way be unspotted? ways perfect?

22.4 Shall Will he reprove thee for fear, and come fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment: judgment?

22.5 And Is not for thy manifold wickedness great? and thy infinite iniquities? thine iniquities infinite?

22.6 For thou hast taken away the a pledge of from thy brethren without cause, brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

22.7 Thou hast not given water to the weary, weary to drink, and thou hast withdrawn withholden bread from the hungry.

22.8 In But as for the strength of thy arm thou didst possess mighty man, he had the land, earth; and being the most mighty thou holdest honourable man dwelt in it.

22.9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless thou hast broken in pieces. have been broken.

22.10 Therefore art thou surrounded with shares, snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee. thee;

22.11 And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see Or darkness, and that thou shouldst canst not be covered with the violence see; and abundance of overflowing waters? waters cover thee.

22.12 Dost Is not thou think that God is higher than heaven, in the height of heaven? and is elevated above behold the height of the stars? stars, how high they are!

22.13 And thou sayst: What sayest, How doth God know? and can he judgeth as it were judge through a mist. the dark cloud?

22.14 The Thick clouds are his covert, and a covering to him, that he doth not consider our things, seeth not; and he walketh about in the poles circuit of heaven.

22.15 Dost Hast thou desire to keep marked the path of ages, old way which wicked men have trodden?

22.16 Who Which were taken away before their cut down out of time, and whose foundation was overflown with a flood hath overthrown their foundation. flood:

22.17 Who Which said to God: unto God, Depart from us: and looked upon what can the Almighty as if he could do nothing: for them?

22.18 Whereas Yet he had filled their houses with good things: whose way but the counsel of thinking be the wicked is far from me.

22.19 The just shall see, righteous see it, and shall rejoice, are glad: and the innocent shall laugh them to scorn.

22.20 Is Whereas our substance is not their exaltation cut down, and hath not fire devoured but the remnants remnant of them? them the fire consumeth.

22.21 Submit Acquaint now thyself then to with him, and be at peace: and thereby thou shalt have the best fruits. good shall come unto thee.

22.22 Receive Receive, I pray thee, the law of from his mouth, and lay up his words in thy thine heart.

22.23 If thou wilt return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, and thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacle. tabernacles.

22.24 He shall give for earth flint, Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and for flint torrents the gold of gold. Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

22.25 And Yea, the Almighty shall be against thy enemies, defence, and silver shall be heaped together for thee. thou shalt have plenty of silver.

22.26 Then For then shalt thou abound in delights have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face to unto God.

22.27 Thou shalt pray to make thy prayer unto him, and he will shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

22.28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall come to thee, be established unto thee: and the light shall shine in upon thy ways.

22.29 For he that hath been humbled, shall be in glory: When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he that shall bow down his eyes, he shall be saved. save the humble person.

22.30 The innocent He shall be saved, deliver the island of the innocent: and he shall be saved it is delivered by the cleanness pureness of his thine hands.

Chapter 23

23.1 Then Job answered, answered and said: said,

23.2 Now also Even to day is my words are in bitterness, and the hand of complaint bitter: my scourge stroke is more grievous heavier than my mourning. groaning.

23.3 Who will grant me Oh that I knew where I might know and find him, and him! that I might come even to his throne? seat!

23.4 I would set judgment order my cause before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints. arguments.

23.5 That I might would know the words that which he would answer me, and understand what he would say to unto me.

23.6 I would not that Will he should contend with me with much strength, nor overwhelm plead against me with the weight of his greatness. great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

23.7 Let him propose equity against me, and let There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judgment come to victory. judge.

23.8 But if Behold, I go to the east, forward, but he appeareth not; if to the west, I shall is not understand him. there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

23.9 If to On the left hand, what shall I do? where he doth work, but I shall not take hold on cannot behold him: if I turn myself to he hideth himself on the right hand, that I shall not cannot see him. him:

23.10 But he knoweth my way, and has the way that I take: when he hath tried me me, I shall come forth as gold that passeth through the fire: gold.

23.11 My foot hath followed held his steps, I have kept his way, and way have I kept, and not declined from it. declined.

23.12 I Neither have not departed I gone back from the commandments commandment of his lips, and lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth I have hid in more than my bosom. necessary food.

23.13 For But he is alone, in one mind, and no man who can turn away his thought: him? and whatsoever what his soul hath desired, desireth, even that hath he done. doeth.

23.14 And when For he shall have fulfilled his will in me, performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many other like such things are also at hand with him.

23.15 And therefore I Therefore am I troubled at his presence, and presence: when I consider him consider, I am made pensive with fear. afraid of him.

23.16 For God hath softened maketh my heart, heart soft, and the Almighty hath troubled me. troubleth me:

23.17 For Because I have was not perished because of cut off before the darkness that hangs over me, darkness, neither hath the mist he covered the darkness from my face.

Chapter 24

24.1 Times Why, seeing times are not hid hidden from the Almighty: but Almighty, do they that know him, know him not see his days. days?

24.2 Some have removed landmarks, have taken remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks by force, flocks, and fed them. feed thereof.

24.3 They have driven drive away the ass of the fatherless, and have taken away they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

24.4 They have overturned turn the way needy out of the poor, and have oppressed together way: the meek poor of the earth. earth hide themselves together.

24.5 Others like Behold, as wild asses in the desert desert, go they forth to their work: by watching work; rising betimes for a prey they get bread prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.

24.6 They reap every one his corn in the field that is not their own, field: and they gather the vintage of his vineyard whom by violence they have oppressed. the wicked.

24.7 They send men away naked, taking away their clothes who cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold: cold.

24.8 Who They are wet, wet with the showers of the mountains, and having no covering embrace the stones. rock for want of a shelter.

24.9 They have violently robbed pluck the fatherless, fatherless from the breast, and stripped take a pledge of the poor common people. poor.

24.10 From the naked and them that They cause him to go naked without clothing, and from the hungry they have taken take away the ears of corn. sheaf from the hungry;

24.11 They have taken Which make oil within their rest at noon among the stores of them, who after having trodden the winepresses walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

24.12 Out Men groan from out of the cities they have made men to groan, city, and the soul of the wounded hath cried out, and crieth out: yet God doth layeth not suffer it folly to pass unrevenged. them.

24.13 They have been rebellious to are of those that rebel against the light, light; they have know not known his ways, neither have they returned by his paths. the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

24.14 The murderer riseth at rising with the very break of day, he light killeth the poor and needy, and the poor man: but in the night he will be is as a thief.

24.15 The eye also of the adulterer observeth darkness, saying: waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and he will cover disguiseth his face.

24.16 He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in In the day dark they dig through houses, which they had appointed marked for themselves, and themselves in the daytime: they have know not known the light.

24.17 If For the morning suddenly appear, it is to them even as the shadow of death: and they walk in darkness as if it were one know them, they are in light. the terrors of the shadow of death.

24.18 He is light upon the face of swift as the water: cursed be his waters; their portion on is cursed in the earth, let him earth: he beholdeth not walk by the way of the vineyards.

24.19 Let him pass from Drought and heat consume the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell. waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

24.20 Let mercy The womb shall forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be remembered no more, but more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken in pieces as an unfruitful a tree.

24.21 For he hath fed He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not, not: and doeth not good to the widow he hath done no good. widow.

24.22 He hath pulled down draweth also the strong by mighty with his might: and when power: he standeth riseth up, he shall not trust to his and no man is sure of life.

24.23 God hath Though it be given him place for penance, and to be in safety, whereon he abuseth it unto pride: but resteth; yet his eyes are upon his their ways.

24.24 They are lifted up exalted for a little while and shall not stand, while, but are gone and shall be brought down low; they are taken out of the way as all things, and shall be taken away, other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn they shall be broken. corn.

24.25 And if it be not so, so now, who can convince will make me that I have lied, a liar, and set make my words before God? speech nothing worth?

Chapter 25

25.1 Times are not hid from the Almighty: but they that know him, know not his days.

25.2 Some have removed landmarks, have taken away flocks by force, and fed them.

25.3 They have driven away the ass of the fatherless, and have taken away the widow's ox for a pledge.

25.4 They have overturned the way of Then answered Bildad the poor, Shuhite, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth.

25.5 Others like wild asses in the desert go forth to their work: by watching for a prey they get bread for their children. said,

n=O18.25.6> They reap the field that is not their own, n=O18.25.2> Dominion and gather the vintage of his vineyard whom by violence they have oppressed.

25.7 They send men away naked, taking away their clothes who have no covering in the cold:

25.8 Who fear are wet, with the showers of the mountains, and having no covering embrace the stones.

25.9 They have violently robbed the fatherless, and stripped the poor common people.

25.10 From the naked and them that go without clothing, and from the hungry they have taken away the ears of corn.

25.11 They have taken their rest at noon among the stores of them, who after having trodden the winepresses suffer thirst.

25.12 Out of the cities they have made men to groan, and the soul of the wounded hath cried out, and God doth not suffer it to pass unrevenged.

25.13 They have been rebellious to the light, they have not known his ways, neither have they returned by his paths.

25.14 The murderer riseth at the very break of day, him, he killeth the needy, and the poor man: but maketh peace in the night he will be as a thief.

25.15 The eye of the adulterer observeth darkness, saying: No eye shall see me: and he will cover his face.

25.16 He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light. high places.

n=O18.25.17> If the morning suddenly appear, it is to them the shadow n=O18.25.3> Is there any number of death: his armies? and they walk in darkness as if it were in light.

25.18 He is light upon the face of the water: cursed be his portion on the earth, let him whom doth not walk by the way of the vineyards.

25.19 Let him pass from the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell. light arise?

n=O18.25.20> Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but n=O18.25.4> How then can man be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

25.21 For justified with God? or how can he hath fed the barren be clean that beareth not, and to the widow he hath done no good. is born of a woman?

n=O18.25.22> He hath pulled down the strong by his might: and when he standeth up, he shall not trust n=O18.25.5> Behold even to his life.

25.23 God hath given him place for penance, the moon, and he abuseth it unto pride: but his eyes shineth not; yea, the stars are upon not pure in his ways. sight.

n=O18.25.24> They are lifted up for n=O18.25.6> How much less man, that is a little while and shall not stand, and shall be brought down as all things, and shall be taken away, worm? and as the tops of the ears son of corn they shall be broken.

25.25 And if it be not so, who can convince me that I have lied, and set my words before God? man, which is a worm?

Chapter 26

26.1 Then But Job answered, answered and said: said,

26.2 Whose helper art thou? is it of How hast thou helped him that is weak? and dost without power? how savest thou hold up the arm of him that has hath no strength?

26.3 To whom How hast thou given counsel? perhaps to counselled him that hath no wisdom, wisdom? and thou how hast shewn thy very great prudence. thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

26.4 Whom To whom hast thou desired to teach? was it not him that made life? uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

26.5 Behold the giants groan Dead things are formed from under the waters, and they that dwell with them. the inhabitants thereof.

26.6 Hell is naked before him, and there is destruction hath no covering for destruction. covering.

26.7 He stretched stretcheth out the north over the empty space, place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

26.8 He bindeth up the waters in his clouds, so that they break not out thick clouds; and fall down together. the cloud is not rent under them.

26.9 He withholdeth holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud over upon it.

26.10 He hath set bounds about compassed the waters, till light waters with bounds, until the day and darkness night come to an end.

26.11 The pillars of heaven tremble, tremble and dread are astonished at his beck. reproof.

26.12 By his power He divideth the seas are suddenly gathered together, sea with his power, and by his wisdom has struck understanding he smiteth through the proud one. proud.

26.13 His By his spirit he hath adorned garnished the heavens, and heavens; his obstetric hand brought forth hath formed the winding crooked serpent.

26.14 Lo, these things are said in part parts of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a but how little drop a portion is heard of his word, who shall be able to behold him? but the thunder of his greatness? power who can understand?

Chapter 27

27.1 Moreover Job also added, taking up continued his parable, and said: said,

27.2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, judgment; and the Almighty, who hath brought vexed my soul to bitterness, soul;

27.3 As long as All the while my breath remaineth is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, nostrils;

27.4 My lips shall not speak iniquity, neither shall wickedness, nor my tongue contrive lying. utter deceit.

27.5 God forbid that I should judge you to be just: justify you: till I die I will not depart remove mine integrity from my innocence. me.

27.6 My justification, which I have begun to hold, righteousness I hold fast, and will not forsake: for let it go: my heart doth shall not reprehend reproach me in all my life. so long as I live.

27.7 Let my mine enemy be as the ungodly, wicked, and my adversary he that riseth up against me as the wicked one. unrighteous.

27.8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness hypocrite, though he take by violence, and hath gained, when God deliver not taketh away his soul?

27.9 Will God hear his cry, cry when distress shall come trouble cometh upon him?

27.10 Or can Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and Almighty? will he always call upon God at all times? God?

27.11 I will teach you by the hand of God, what God: that which is with the Almighty hath, and I will I not conceal it. conceal.

27.12 Behold you Behold, all know it, and ye yourselves have seen it; why do you speak vain things without cause? then are ye thus altogether vain?

27.13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance heritage of the violent, oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

27.14 If his sons children be multiplied, they shall be it is for the sword, sword: and his grandsons offspring shall not be filled satisfied with bread.

27.15 They Those that shall remain of him, him shall be buried in death, death: and his widows shall not weep.

27.16 If Though he shall heap together up silver as earth, the dust, and prepare raiment as clay, the clay;

27.17 He shall may prepare indeed, it, but the just man shall be clothed with it: put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

27.18 He hath built buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper he hath made a booth. maketh.

27.19 The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: lie down, but he shall open not be gathered: he openeth his eyes eyes, and find nothing. he is not.

27.20 Poverty like water shall Terrors take hold on him, him as waters, a tempest shall oppress stealeth him away in the night: night.

27.21 A burning The east wind shall take him up, and carry carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a whirlwind shall snatch storm hurleth him from out of his place.

27.22 And he For God shall cast upon him, and shall not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand he would willingly flee. hand.

27.23 He Men shall clasp his clap their hands upon at him, and shall hiss at him, beholding him out of his place.

Chapter 28

28.1 Silver hath beginnings of its veins, Surely there is a vein for the silver, and gold hath a place wherein it is melted. for gold where they fine it.

28.2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and stone melted with heat brass is turned into brass. molten out of the stone.

28.3 He hath set a time for setteth an end to darkness, and the end of searcheth out all things he considereth, the stone also that is in perfection: the dark stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

28.4 The flood divideth breaketh out from the people that are on their journey, those whom inhabitant; even the food waters forgotten of the needy man hath forgotten, and who cannot be come at. foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

28.5 The land, As for the earth, out of which bread grew in its place, hath been overturned with it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

28.6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires, sapphires: and the clods of it are hath dust of gold.

28.7 The bird hath not known the path, neither hath There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye of the vulture beheld it. hath not seen:

28.8 The children of the merchants lion's whelps have not trodden it, neither hath nor the lioness fierce lion passed by it.

28.9 He hath stretched putteth forth his hand to upon the flint, rock; he hath overturned overturneth the mountains from by the roots.

28.10 In the rocks he hath cut He cutteth out rivers, rivers among the rocks; and his eye hath seen seeth every precious thing.

28.11 The depths also of rivers he hath searched, He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and hidden things the thing that is hid bringeth he hath brought forth to light.

28.12 But where is shall wisdom to be found, found? and where is the place of understanding?

28.13 Man knoweth not the price thereof, thereof; neither is it found in the land of them that live in delights. the living.

28.14 The depth saith: saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith: saith, It is not with me.

28.15 The finest gold shall not purchase it, It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed in exchange for it. the price thereof.

28.16 It shall not cannot be compared valued with the dyed colours gold of India, or Ophir, with the most precious stone sardonyx, onyx, or the sapphire.

28.17 Gold or The gold and the crystal cannot equal it, neither shall any vessels it: and the exchange of gold it shall not be changed for it. jewels of fine gold.

28.18 High and eminent things No mention shall not be mentioned in comparison made of it: but coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is drawn out of secret places. above rubies.

28.19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be equal to it, neither shall it be compared to the cleanest dyeing. valued with pure gold.

28.20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

28.21 It Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air know it not. air.

28.22 Destruction and death have said: With our ears we say, We have heard the fame thereof. thereof with our ears.

28.23 God understandeth the way of it, thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

28.24 For he beholdeth looketh to the ends of the world: earth, and looketh on all things that are seeth under heaven. the whole heaven;

28.25 Who made a To make the weight for the winds, winds; and weighed he weigheth the waters by measure.

28.26 When he gave made a law decree for the rain, and a way for the sounding storms. lightning of the thunder:

28.27 Then did he saw see it, and declared, and prepared, declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it. it out.

28.28 And unto man he said to man: Behold said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, LORD, that is wisdom: wisdom; and to depart from evil, evil is understanding.

Chapter 29

29.1 Moreover Job also added, taking up continued his parable, and said: said,

29.2 Who will grant me, Oh that I might be according to the were as in months past, according to as in the days in which when God kept me? preserved me;

29.3 When his lamp candle shined over upon my head, and I walked when by his light in darkness? I walked through darkness;

29.4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was secretly in upon my tabernacle? tabernacle;

29.5 When the Almighty was yet with me: and me, when my servants round children were about me? me;

29.6 When I washed my feet steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil? oil;

29.7 When I went out to the gate of through the city, and when I prepared my seat in the street they prepared me a chair? street!

29.8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the old men rose up aged arose, and stood. stood up.

29.9 The princes ceased to speak, refrained talking, and laid the finger their hand on their mouth.

29.10 The rulers nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their throat. mouth.

29.11 The When the ear that heard me blessed me, then it blessed me; and when the eye that saw me me, it gave witness to me:

29.12 Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; cried, and the fatherless, and him that had no helper. none to help him.

29.13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, me: and I comforted caused the widow's heart of the widow. to sing for joy.

29.14 I was clad with justice: put on righteousness, and I it clothed myself with me: my judgment, judgment was as with a robe and a diadem.

29.15 I was an eye eyes to the blind, and a foot feet was I to the lame.

29.16 I was the a father of to the poor: and the cause which I knew not, not I searched out most diligently. out.

29.17 And I broke brake the jaws of the wicked man, wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth I took away the prey. teeth.

29.18 And Then I said: said, I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree I shall multiply my days. days as the sand.

29.19 My root is opened beside was spread out by the waters, and the dew shall continue in lay all night upon my harvest. branch.

29.20 My glory shall always be renewed, was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand shall be repaired. hand.

29.21 They that heard me, waited for my sentence, Unto me men gave ear, and being attentive held their peace waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

29.22 To After my words they durst add nothing, spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

29.23 They And they waited for me as for rain, the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for a the latter shower. rain.

29.24 If at any time I laughed on them, they believed not, it not; and the light of my countenance fell they cast not on earth. down.

29.25 If I had a mind to go to them, I sat first, chose out their way, and when I sat chief, and dwelt as a king, with his army standing about him, yet I was a comforter of them king in the army, as one that mourned. comforteth the mourners.

Chapter 30

30.1 But now the they that are younger than I have me in time scorn me, derision, whose fathers I would not have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock: flock.

30.2 The Yea, whereto might the strength of whose their hands profit me, in whom old age was to me as nothing, and they were thought unworthy of life itself. perished?

30.3 Barren with For want and hunger, who gnawed in famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness, disfigured with calamity wilderness in former time desolate and misery. waste.

30.4 And they ate grass, and barks of trees, and Who cut up mallows by the root of junipers was bushes, and juniper roots for their food. meat.

30.5 Who snatched up these things out of the valleys, and when they had found any of them, they ran to They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them with as after a cry. thief;)

30.6 They dwelt To dwell in the desert places cliffs of torrents, and the valleys, in caves of the earth, or upon and in the gravel. rocks.

30.7 They pleased themselves among these kind of things, and counted it delightful to be Among the bushes they brayed; under the briers. nettles they were gathered together.

30.8 The They were children of foolish and fools, yea, children of base men, and not appearing at all upon men: they were viler than the earth.

30.9 Now I And now am turned into I their song, and yea, I am become their byword.

30.10 They abhor me, and they flee far from me, and are spare not afraid to spit in my face.

30.11 For Because he hath opened his quiver, loosed my cord, and hath afflicted me, and hath put a they have also let loose the bridle into my mouth. before me.

30.12 At the Upon my right hand of my rising, my calamities forthwith arose: rise the youth; they have overthrown push away my feet, and have overwhelmed they raise up against me with the ways of their paths as with waves. destruction.

30.13 They have destroyed mar my ways, path, they have lain in wait against me, and set forward my calamity, they have prevailed, and there was none to help. no helper.

30.14 They have rushed in came upon me, me as when a wall is broken, and a gate opened, and have wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves down to my miseries. upon me.

30.15 I am brought to nothing: as a wind thou hast taken away Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my desire: soul as the wind: and my prosperity hath passed welfare passeth away like as a cloud.

30.16 And now my soul fadeth within myself, and is poured out upon me; the days of affliction possess have taken hold upon me.

30.17 In My bones are pierced in me in the night my bone is pierced with sorrows: season: and they that feed upon me, do not sleep. my sinews take no rest.

30.18 With By the multitude great force of them my garment disease is consumed, and they have girded my garment changed: it bindeth me about, about as with the collar of my coat.

30.19 I am compared to dirt, He hath cast me into the mire, and I am likened to embers become like dust and ashes.

30.20 I cry to unto thee, and thou hearest me not: dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou dost not regard me. regardest me not.

30.21 Thou art changed to be become cruel toward me, and in the hardness of to me: with thy strong hand thou art opposest thyself against me.

30.22 Thou hast lifted liftest me up, and set up to the wind; thou causest me as it were to ride upon the wind, it, and thou hast mightily dashed me. dissolvest my substance.

30.23 For I know that thou wilt deliver bring me to death, where a and to the house is appointed for every one that liveth. all living.

30.24 But yet thou stretchest Howbeit he will not forth thy stretch out his hand to their consumption: and if the grave, though they shall fall down thou wilt save. cry in his destruction.

30.25 Did not I wept heretofore weep for him that was afflicted, and in trouble? was not my soul had compassion on grieved for the poor. poor?

30.26 When I expected good things, and evils are come upon looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, and darkness broke out. there came darkness.

30.27 My inner parts have boiled without any rest, bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction have prevented me.

30.28 I went mourning without indignation; the sun: I rose stood up, and I cried in the crowd. congregation.

30.29 I was the am a brother of to dragons, and a companion of ostriches. to owls.

30.30 My skin is become black upon me, and my bones are dried up burned with heat.

30.31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of those them that weep.

Chapter 31

31.1 I made a covenant with my eyes, that mine eyes; why then should I would not so much as think upon a virgin. maid?

31.2 For what part should portion of God is there from above have in me, above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

31.3 Is not destruction to the wicked, wicked? and aversion a strange punishment to them that work the workers of iniquity?

31.4 Doth not he consider see my ways, and number count all my steps?

31.5 If I have walked in with vanity, and or if my foot hath made haste hasted to deceit: deceit;

31.6 Let him weigh me be weighed in a just balance, and let an even balance that God may know my simplicity. mine integrity.

31.7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and if my mine heart hath followed my walked after mine eyes, and if a spot any blot hath cleaved to my hands: mine hands;

31.8 Then let me sow sow, and let another reap: and eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

31.9 If my mine heart hath have been deceived upon by a woman, and or if I have laid wait at my friend's door: neighbour's door;

31.10 Let Then let my wife be the harlot of grind unto another, and let other men lie with others bow down upon her.

31.11 For this is a an heinous crime, and a most grievous iniquity. crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

31.12 It For it is a fire that devoureth even consumeth to destruction, and rooteth up would root out all things that spring. mine increase.

31.13 If I have despised to abide judgment with did despise the cause of my manservant, manservant or of my maidservant, when they had any controversy against me: contended with me;

31.14 For what What then shall I do when God shall rise to judge? riseth up? and when he shall examine, visiteth, what shall I answer him?

31.15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him also: him? and did not one and the same form me fashion us in the womb?

31.16 If I have denied to withheld the poor what they desired, and from their desire, or have made caused the eyes of the widow wait: to fail;

31.17 If I Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof: thereof;

31.18 (For from my infancy mercy grew youth he was brought up with me: and it came out me, as with me a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb:) womb;)

31.19 If I have despised him that was perishing seen any perish for want of clothing, and the or any poor man that had no covering: without covering;

31.20 If his sides loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep: sheep;

31.21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw myself superior my help in the gate:

31.22 Let my shoulder Then let mine arm fall from its joint, and let my shoulder blade, and mine arm with its bones be broken. broken from the bone.

31.23 For I have always feared destruction from God as waves swelling over was a terror to me, and by reason of his weight highness I was unable to bear. could not endure.

31.24 If I have thought made gold my strength, and hope, or have said to the fine gold: My confidence: gold, Thou art my confidence;

31.25 If I have rejoiced over rejoice because my great riches, wealth was great, and because my mine hand had gotten much. much;

31.26 If I beheld the sun when it shined and shined, or the moon going walking in brightness: brightness;

31.27 And my heart in secret hath rejoiced, and I have kissed been secretly enticed, or my hand with, mouth hath kissed my mouth: hand:

31.28 Which is a very great iniquity, and a denial against This also were an iniquity to be punished by the most high God. judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

31.29 If I have been glad rejoice at the downfall destruction of him that hated me, and have rejoiced that or lifted up myself when evil had found him. him:

31.30 For I Neither have not given I suffered my mouth to sin, sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

31.31 If the men of my tabernacle have not said: Who will give us said not, Oh that we had of his flesh that flesh! we may cannot be filled? satisfied.

31.32 The stranger did not stay without, lodge in the street: but I opened my door was open doors to the traveller.

31.33 If as a man I have hid my sin, and have concealed covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom. bosom:

31.34 If Did I have been afraid at fear a very great multitude, and or did the contempt of kinsmen hath terrified me: and have not rather held my peace, families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not gone out of the door. door?

31.35 Who Oh that one would grant me a hearing, hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty may hear my desire: would answer me, and that he himself that judgeth would write mine adversary had written a book, book.

31.36 That Surely I may carry would take it on upon my shoulder, and put bind it about me as a crown? crown to me.

31.37 At every step of mine I would pronounce it, and offer it declare unto him the number of my steps; as to a prince. prince would I go near unto him.

31.38 If my land cry against me, and with it or that the furrows likewise thereof mourn: complain;

31.39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, and or have afflicted the son of caused the tillers thereof: owners thereof to lose their life:

31.40 Let thistles grow up to me instead of wheat, and thorns cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

Chapter 32

32.1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself. was righteous in his own eyes.

32.2 And Eliu Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation: now he was angry Ram: against Job, Job was his wrath kindled, because he said he was just before justified himself rather than God.

32.3 And he Also against his three friends was angry with his friends, wrath kindled, because they had not found a reasonable no answer, but only and yet had condemned Job.

32.4 So Eliu Now Elihu had waited while till Job was speaking had spoken, because they were his elders that were speaking. elder than he.

32.5 But when he When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three were not able to answer, he men, then his wrath was exceedingly angry. kindled.

32.6 Then Eliu And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, answered and said: said, I am younger in days, young, and you ye are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, very old; wherefore I was afraid to afraid, and durst not shew you my mine opinion.

32.7 For I hoped that greater age would said, Days should speak, and that a multitude of years would should teach wisdom.

32.8 But, as I see, But there is a spirit in men, man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

32.9 They that are aged Great men are not the wise men, always wise: neither do the ancients aged understand judgment.

32.10 Therefore I will speak: said, Hearken to me, me; I also will shew you my wisdom. mine opinion.

32.11 For Behold, I have waited for your words, words; I have given gave ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words. reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

32.12 And as long as I thought you said some thing, I considered: but, as Yea, I see, attended unto you, and, behold, there is was none of you that can convince convinced Job, and answer or that answered his words. words:

32.13 Lest you ye should say: say, We have found wisdom, out wisdom: God hath cast thrusteth him down, not man.

32.14 He Now he hath spoken nothing to me, and I will not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him according to with your words. speeches.

32.15 They were afraid, and amazed, they answered no more, and more: they left off speaking.

32.16 Therefore because When I have had waited, and they have not spoken: (for they stood, spake not, but stood still, and answered no more: more;)

32.17 I also said, I will answer also my part, and I also will shew my knowledge. mine opinion.

32.18 For I am full of matter to speak of, and matter, the spirit of my bowels straiteneth within me constraineth me.

32.19 Behold, my belly is as new wine which wanteth vent, which bursteth the hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new vessels. bottles.

32.20 I will speak and take breath a little: speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips, lips and will answer.

32.21 Let me not, I will not pray you, accept the person of man, and I will not level God with any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

32.22 For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker may maker would soon take me away.

Chapter 33

33.1 Hear therefore, O Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

33.2 Behold Behold, now I have opened my mouth, let my tongue speak within hath spoken in my jaws. mouth.

33.3 My words are from shall be of the uprightness of my upright heart, heart: and my lips shall speak a pure sentence. utter knowledge clearly.

33.4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty gave hath given me life.

33.5 If thou canst, canst answer me, and set thy words in order before me, stand up against my face. up.

33.6 Behold God hath made me as well as thee, and of the same clay Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also was formed. am formed out of the clay.

33.7 But yet let not Behold, my wonder terrify thee, and let terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my eloquence hand be burdensome to heavy upon thee.

33.8 Now Surely thou hast said spoken in my mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words: words, saying,

33.9 I am clean, and clean without sin: transgression, I am unspotted, and there innocent; neither is no there iniquity in me.

33.10 Because Behold, he hath found complaints findeth occasions against me, therefore he hath counted counteth me for his enemy. enemy,

33.11 He hath put putteth my feet in the stocks, he hath observed marketh all my paths.

33.12 Now this is the thing Behold, in which this thou art not justified: just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

33.13 Dost Why dost thou strive against him, because him? for he hath giveth not answered thee to all words? account of any of his matters.

33.14 For God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time. yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

33.15 By In a dream dream, in a vision by of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, and they are sleeping in their beds: slumberings upon the bed;

33.16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and teaching instructeth them in what they are to learn. sealeth their instruction,

33.17 That he may withdraw a man from the things he is doing, his purpose, and may deliver him hide pride from pride. man.

33.18 Rescuing He keepeth back his soul from corruption: the pit, and his life from passing to perishing by the sword.

33.19 He rebuketh is chastened also by sorrow in the with pain upon his bed, and he maketh all the multitude of his bones to wither. with strong pain:

33.20 Bread becometh abominable to him in So that his life, life abhorreth bread, and to his soul the meat which before he desired. dainty meat.

33.21 His flesh shall be is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were covered shall be made bare. not seen stick out.

33.22 His Yea, his soul hath drawn draweth near to corruption, unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

33.23 If there shall be an angel speaking for a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among thousands, a thousand, to declare man's uprightness, shew unto man his uprightness:

33.24 He shall have mercy on Then he is gracious unto him, and shall say: saith, Deliver him, that he may not go him from going down to corruption: the pit: I have found wherein I may be merciful to him. a ransom.

33.25 His flesh is consumed with punishments, let him shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth. youth:

33.26 He shall pray to unto God, and he will be gracious to favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy, and joy: for he will render to unto man his justice. righteousness.

33.27 He shall look looketh upon men, and shall say: if any say, I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, perverted that which was right, and I have not received what I have deserved. it profited me not;

33.28 He hath delivered will deliver his soul from going into destruction, that it may live the pit, and his life shall see the light.

33.29 Behold, Lo, all these things God worketh three times within every one. God oftentimes with man,

33.30 That he may withdraw their souls To bring back his soul from corruption, and enlighten them the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

33.31 Attend, Mark well, O Job, and hearken to me, and unto me: hold thy peace, whilst and I will speak.

33.32 But if If thou hast any thing anything to say, answer me, speak: me: speak, for I would have thee desire to appear just. justify thee.

33.33 And if thou have If not, hear hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will shall teach thee wisdom.

Chapter 34

34.1 And Eliu continued his discourse, Furthermore Elihu answered and said: said,

34.2 Hear ye, wise men, my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye learned, hearken to me: that have knowledge.

34.3 For the ear trieth words, and as the mouth discerneth meats by the taste. tasteth meat.

34.4 Let us choose to us judgment, and judgment: let us see know among ourselves what is the best. good.

34.5 For Job hath said: said, I am just, righteous: and God hath overthrown taken away my judgment.

34.6 For in judging me there is a lie: Should I lie against my arrow right? my wound is violent incurable without any sin. transgression.

34.7 What man is there like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

34.8 Who Which goeth in company with them that work the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men? men.

34.9 For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although said, It profiteth a man nothing that he run should delight himself with him. God.

34.10 Therefore, Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding, hear me: understanding: far from God be wickedness, it from God, that he should do wickedness; and iniquity from the Almighty. Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

34.11 For he will render to the work of a man his work, shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to the ways of every one he will reward them. his ways.

34.12 For in very deed Yea, surely God will not condemn without cause, do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

34.13 What other Who hath he appointed given him a charge over the earth? or whom who hath he set over disposed the world which he made? whole world?

34.14 If he turn set his heart to him, upon man, if he shall draw gather unto himself his spirit and breath unto himself. his breath;

34.15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return into ashes. turn again unto dust.

34.16 If then now thou hast understanding, hear what is said, and this: hearken to the voice of my words.

34.17 Can Shall even he be healed that loveth not judgment? hateth right govern? and how dost wilt thou so far condemn him that is most just?

34.18 Who saith Is it fit to the king: say to a king, Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly: wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?

34.19 Who How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes: princes, nor hath regarded regardeth the tyrant, when he contended against rich more than the poor man: poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

34.20 They In a moment shall suddenly they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and they shall pass, pass away: and take away the violent mighty shall be taken away without hand.

34.21 For his eyes are upon the ways of men, man, and he considereth seeth all their steps. his goings.

34.22 There is no darkness, and there is no nor shadow of death, where they the workers of iniquity may be hid who work iniquity. hide themselves.

34.23 For it is no longer in the power of he will not lay upon man to more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

34.24 He shall break in pieces many and innumerable, mighty men without number, and shall make set others to stand in their stead.

34.25 For Therefore he knoweth their works: works, and therefore he shall bring night on them, and overturneth them in the night, so that they shall be are destroyed.

34.26 He hath struck them, striketh them as being wicked, wicked men in the open sight. sight of others;

34.27 Who as it were on purpose have revolted Because they turned back from him, and would not understand all consider any of his ways:

34.28 So that they caused cause the cry of the needy poor to come to unto him, and he heard heareth the voice cry of the poor. afflicted.

34.29 For when When he granteth peace, giveth quietness, who is there that then can condemn? When make trouble? and when he hideth his countenance, face, who is there that then can behold him, him? whether it regard nations, be done against a nation, or all men? against a man only:

34.30 Who maketh a man that is a That the hypocrite to reign for the sins of not, lest the people? people be ensnared.

34.31 Seeing then Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have spoken of God, borne chastisement, I will not hinder thee in thy turn. offend any more:

34.32 If That which I have erred, see not teach thou me: if I have spoken done iniquity, I will add do no more.

34.33 Doth God require it of thee, because Should it hath displeased thee? for thou begannest be according to speak, thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: but if therefore speak what thou know any thing better, speak. knowest.

34.34 Let men of understanding speak to tell me, and let a wise man hearken to unto me.

34.35 But Job hath spoken foolishly, without knowledge, and his words sound not discipline. were without wisdom.

34.36 My father, let desire is that Job may be tried even to the end: cease not from unto the man end because of iniquity. his answers for wicked men.

34.37 Because For he addeth blasphemy upon rebellion unto his sins, let him be tied fast in the mean time amongst us: sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and then let him provoke God to judgment with multiplieth his speeches. words against God.

Chapter 35

35.1 Moreover Eliu spoke these words: Elihu spake moreover, and said,

35.2 Doth thy thought seem right Thinkest thou this to thee, be right, that thou shouldst say: I am saidst, My righteousness is more just than God? God's?

35.3 For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit thee shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

35.4 Therefore I will answer thy words, thee, and thy friends companions with thee.

35.5 Look up to heaven unto the heavens, and see, see; and behold the sky, that it is clouds which are higher than thee. thou.

35.6 If thou sin, sinnest, what shalt doest thou hurt against him? and or if thy iniquities transgressions be multiplied, what shalt doest thou do against unto him?

35.7 And if If thou do justly, be righteous, what shalt givest thou give him, him? or what shall receiveth he receive of thy thine hand?

35.8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man that is like thee: as thou art; and thy justice righteousness may help profit the son of man.

35.9 By reason of the multitude of oppressors oppressions they shall cry out: and shall wail for make the violence oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of tyrants. the mighty.

35.10 And he hath not said: But none saith, Where is God, who made me, God my maker, who hath given giveth songs in the night? night;

35.11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and instructeth maketh us more wiser than the fowls of the air. heaven?

35.12 There shall they cry, and he will not hear, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

35.13 Surely God therefore will not hear in vain, and the Almighty vanity, neither will look into the causes of every one. Almighty regard it.

35.14 Yea, when Although thou sayest thou shalt say: He considereth not: be judged before not see him, and expect yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

35.15 For he doth But now, because it is not now bring on so, he hath visited in his fury, neither doth anger; yet he revenge wickedness exceedingly. knoweth it not in great extremity:

35.16 Therefore doth Job openeth open his mouth in vain, and vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

Chapter 36

36.1 Eliu Elihu also proceeded, and said: said,

36.2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee: for thee that I have yet somewhat to speak in on God's behalf.

36.3 I will repeat fetch my knowledge from the beginning, afar, and I will prove ascribe righteousness to my Maker just. Maker.

36.4 For indeed truly my words are without a lie, and perfect knowledge shall not be proved to false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

36.5 Behold, God doth not cast away the is mighty, whereas and despiseth not any: he himself also is mighty. mighty in strength and wisdom.

36.6 But he saveth He preserveth not the wicked, and he life of the wicked: but giveth judgment right to the poor.

36.7 He will withdraweth not take away his eyes from the just, and he placeth righteous: but with kings are they on the throne throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

36.8 And if they shall be bound in chains, fetters, and be bound with the holden in cords of poverty: affliction;

36.9 He shall shew Then he sheweth them their works, work, and their wicked deeds, because transgressions that they have been violent. exceeded.

36.10 He openeth also shall open their ear, ear to correct them: discipline, and shall speak, commandeth that they may return from iniquity.

36.11 If they shall hear obey and observe, serve him, they shall accomplish spend their days in good, prosperity, and their years in glory. pleasures.

36.12 But if they hear obey not, they shall pass perish by the sword, and they shall be consumed in folly. die without knowledge.

36.13 Dissemblers and crafty men prove But the wrath of God, neither shall hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when they are bound. he bindeth them.

36.14 Their soul shall They die in a storm, youth, and their life is among the effeminate. unclean.

36.15 He shall deliver delivereth the poor out of in his distress, affliction, and shall open his ear openeth their ears in affliction. oppression.

36.16 Therefore Even so would he shall set have removed thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath strait into a broad place, where there is no foundation under it: straitness; and the rest of that which should be set on thy table shall should be full of fatness.

36.17 Thy cause hath been judged as that But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked, cause and wicked: judgment thou shalt recover. and justice take hold on thee.

36.18 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee aside. away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

36.19 Lay down Will he esteem thy greatness without tribulation, and riches? no, not gold, nor all the mighty forces of strength.

36.20 Prolong Desire not the night that night, when people may come up for them. are cut off in their place.

36.21 Beware thou turn Take heed, regard not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery. thou chosen rather than affliction.

36.22 Behold, God is high in exalteth by his strength, and none is power: who teacheth like him among the lawgivers. him?

36.23 Who can search out hath enjoined him his ways? way? or who can say to him: say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

36.24 Remember that thou knowest not magnify his work, concerning which men have sung. behold.

36.25 All men Every man may see him, every one beholdeth it; man may behold it afar off.

36.26 Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: and we know him not, neither can the number of his years is inestimable. be searched out.

36.27 He lifteth up For he maketh small the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods: water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

36.28 Which flow from the clouds that cover all above. do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

36.29 If he will spread out clouds as Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tent, tabernacle?

36.30 And lighten with Behold, he spreadeth his light from above, he shall cover also upon it, and covereth the ends bottom of the sea.

36.31 For by these he them judgeth people, and he the people; he giveth food to many mortals. meat in abundance.

36.32 In his hands With clouds he hideth covereth the light, light; and commandeth it not to come again. shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

36.33 He The noise thereof sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it. the cattle also concerning the vapour.

Chapter 37

37.1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its his place.

37.2 Hear ye attentively the terror noise of his voice, and the sound that cometh goeth out of his mouth.

37.3 He beholdeth directeth it under all the heavens, whole heaven, and his light is upon lightning unto the ends of the earth.

37.4 After it a noise shall roar, voice roareth: he shall thunder thundereth with the voice of his majesty, excellency; and shall he will not be found out, stay them when his voice shall be is heard.

37.5 God shall thunder wonderfully thundereth marvellously with his voice, he that doth voice; great and unsearchable things. things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

37.6 He commandeth the snow For he saith to go down upon the earth, and snow, Be thou on the winter earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the shower great rain of his strength.

37.7 He sealeth up the hand of all men, that every one man; that all men may know his works. work.

37.8 Then the beast shall beasts go into his covert, dens, and shall abide remain in his den. their places.

37.9 Out of the inner parts shall a tempest come, south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

37.10 When By the breath of God bloweth there cometh frost, frost is given: and again the breadth of the waters are poured out abundantly. is straitened.

37.11 Corn desireth clouds, and Also by watering he wearieth the clouds spread their light: thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

37.12 Which go And it is turned round about, whithersoever the will of him about by his counsels: that governeth them shall lead them, to they may do whatsoever he shall command commandeth them upon the face of the whole earth: world in the earth.

37.13 Whether in one tribe, He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or in for his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found. for mercy.

37.14 Hearken to these things, unto this, O Job: Stand, stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

37.15 Dost thou know when God commanded disposed them, and caused the rains, to shew his light of his clouds? cloud to shine?

37.16 Knowest Dost thou know the great paths balancings of the clouds, and the wondrous works of him which is perfect knowledges? in knowledge?

37.17 Are not How thy garments hot, are warm, when he quieteth the south wind blows upon earth by the earth? south wind?

37.18 Thou perhaps hast made the heavens Hast thou with him, him spread out the sky, which are most is strong, and as if they were of a molten brass. looking glass?

37.19 Shew Teach us what we may shall say to him: or unto him; for we are wrapped up in cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

37.20 Who shall tell Shall it be told him the things that I speak? even if a man shall speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

37.21 But And now they men see not the light: bright light which is in the air on a sudden shall be thickened into clouds, and clouds: but the wind shall pass passeth, and drive them away. cleanseth them.

37.22 Cold Fair weather cometh out of the north, and to God praise north: with fear. God is terrible majesty.

37.23 We Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him worthily: out: he is great excellent in strength, power, and in judgment, and in justice, and plenty of justice: he is ineffable. will not afflict.

37.24 Therefore men shall Men do therefore fear him, and all that seem to themselves to be wise, shall him: he respecteth not dare to behold him. any that are wise of heart.

Chapter 38

38.1 Then the Lord LORD answered Job out of a the whirlwind, and said: said,

38.2 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words? darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

38.3 Gird up now thy loins like a man: man; for I will ask demand of thee, and answer thou me.

38.4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? tell me declare, if thou hast understanding.

38.5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

38.6 Upon what Whereupon are its bases grounded? the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof, thereof;

38.7 When the morning stars praised me sang together, and all the sons of God made a joyful melody? shouted for joy?

38.8 Who Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth brake forth, as issuing if it had issued out of the womb: womb?

38.9 When I made a the cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in thick darkness a mist as in swaddling bands? swaddlingband for it,

38.10 I set And brake up for it my bounds around it, decreed place, and made it set bars and doors: doors,

38.11 And I said: said, Hitherto thou shalt thou come, and shalt go but no further, further: and here thou shalt break shall thy swelling waves. proud waves be stayed?

38.12 Didst Hast thou commanded the morning since thy birth command the morning, days; and shew the dawning of caused the day its place? dayspring to know his place;

38.13 And didst thou That it might take hold of the extremities ends of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken earth, that the ungodly wicked might be shaken out of it?

38.14 The seal shall be restored It is turned as clay, clay to the seal; and shall they stand as a garment.

38.15 From And from the wicked their light shall be taken away, is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

38.16 Hast thou entered into the depths springs of the sea, and sea? or hast thou walked in the lowest parts search of the deep? depth?

38.17 Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and unto thee? or hast thou seen the darksome doors? doors of the shadow of death?

38.18 Hast thou considered perceived the breadth of the earth? tell me, declare if thou knowest all things? it all.

38.19 Where is the way where light dwelleth, dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place of darkness? thereof,

38.20 That thou mayst bring every thing shouldest take it to its own bounds, the bound thereof, and understand that thou shouldest know the paths of to the house thereof. thereof?

38.21 Didst Knowest thou know then that it, because thou shouldst be wast then born? and didst thou know or because the number of thy days? days is great?

38.22 Hast thou entered into the storehouses treasures of the snow, snow? or hast thou beheld seen the treasures of the hail: hail,

38.23 Which I have prepared for reserved against the time of the enemy, trouble, against the day of battle and war?

38.24 By what way is the light spread, and heat divided parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

38.25 Who gave hath divided a course to violent showers, watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for noisy thunder: the lightning of thunder;

38.26 That To cause it should to rain on the earth without earth, where no man in is; on the wilderness, where wherein there is no mortal dwelleth: man;

38.27 That it should fill To satisfy the desert and desolate land, and should bring forth green grass? waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

38.28 Who is Hath the father of rain? rain a father? or who begot hath begotten the drops of dew?

38.29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost from heaven of heaven, who hath gendered it?

38.30 The waters are hardened like hid as with a stone, and the surface face of the deep is congealed. frozen.

38.31 Shalt Canst thou be able to join together the shining stars bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or canst thou stop loose the turning about bands of Arcturus? Orion?

38.32 Canst thou bring forth the day star Mazzaroth in its time, and make the evening star to rise upon the children of the earth? his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

38.33 Dost Knowest thou know the order ordinances of heaven, and heaven? canst thou set down the reason dominion thereof on in the earth?

38.34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that an abundance of waters may cover thee?

38.35 Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will that they return may go and say to thee: unto thee, Here we are?

38.36 Who hath put wisdom in the heart of man? inward parts? or who gave hath given understanding to the cock understanding? heart?

38.37 Who can declare the order of number the heavens, clouds in wisdom? or who can make stay the harmony bottles of heaven to sleep? heaven,

38.38 When was the dust poured on the earth, groweth into hardness, and the clods fastened cleave fast together?

38.39 Wilt thou take hunt the prey for the lioness, and satisfy lion? or fill the appetite of her whelps, the young lions,

38.40 When they couch in the dens their dens, and lie abide in wait the covert to lie in holes? wait?

38.41 Who provideth food for the raven, raven his food? when her his young ones cry to unto God, wandering about, because they have no meat?

wander for lack of meat.

Chapter 39

39.1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bring forth among of the rocks, rock bring forth? or hast canst thou observed mark when the hinds when they fawn? do calve?

39.2 Hast Canst thou numbered number the months of their conceiving, that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

39.3 They bow themselves to themselves, they bring forth young, and their young ones, they cast them, and send forth roarings. out their sorrows.

39.4 Their young ones are weaned and go to feed: in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not to unto them.

39.5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free, and free? or who hath loosed his bonds? the bands of the wild ass?

39.6 To whom Whose house I have given a house in made the wilderness, and his dwellings in the barren land. land his dwellings.

39.7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he heareth not the cry crying of the driver.

39.8 He looketh round about The range of the mountains of is his pasture, and seeketh for he searcheth after every green thing, thing.

39.9 Shall Will the rhinoceros unicorn be willing to serve thee, or will he stay at abide by thy crib?

39.10 Canst thou bind the rhinoceros unicorn with thy thong to plough, his band in the furrow? or will he break the clods of harrow the valleys after thee?

39.11 Wilt thou have confidence in trust him, because his great strength, and strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labours labour to him?

39.12 Wilt thou trust him believe him, that he will render thee the bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barnfloor? barn?

39.13 The wing of the ostrich is like Gavest thou the goodly wings of unto the heron, peacocks? or wings and of feathers unto the hawk. ostrich?

39.14 When she Which leaveth her eggs on in the earth, thou perhaps wilt warm and warmeth them in the dust. dust,

39.15 She And forgetteth that the foot may tread upon crush them, or that the beasts of the field wild beast may break them.

39.16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured her's: her labour is in vain, no fear constraining her. vain without fear;

39.17 For Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given imparted to her understanding.

39.18 When What time shall be, she setteth lifteth up her wings herself on high: high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

39.19 Wilt Hast thou give strength to given the horse or clothe strength? hast thou clothed his neck with neighing? thunder?

39.20 Wilt Canst thou lift make him up like the locusts? afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terror. terrible.

39.21 He breaketh up paweth in the earth with valley, and rejoiceth in his hoof, he pranceth boldly, strength: he goeth forward on to meet the armed men.

39.22 He despiseth mocketh at fear, he turneth and is not his affrighted; neither turneth he back to from the sword.

39.23 Above him shall the The quiver rattle, rattleth against him, the glittering spear and shield shall glitter. the shield.

39.24 Chasing and raging he He swalloweth the ground, ground with fierceness and rage: neither doth believeth he make account when that it is the noise sound of the trumpet soundeth. trumpet.

39.25 When he heareth He saith among the trumpet he saith: trumpets, Ha, ha: ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the encouraging thunder of the captains, and the shouting of the army. shouting.

39.26 Doth the hawk wax feathered fly by thy wisdom, spreading and stretch her wings to toward the south?

39.27 Will Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest in high places? on high?

39.28 She dwelleth and abideth among on the rocks, and dwelleth among cragged flints, rock, upon the crag of the rock, and stony hills, where there is no access. the strong place.

39.29 From thence she looketh for seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

39.30 Her young ones shall also suck up blood: and wheresoever where the carcass shall be, she slain are, there is immediately there. she.

Chapter 40

40.1 And Moreover the Lord went on, LORD answered Job, and said to Job: said,

40.2 Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, ought to let him answer him. it.

40.3 Then Job answered the Lord, LORD, and said: said,

40.4 What can Behold, I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my mine hand upon my mouth.

40.5 One thing I Once have spoken, which I wish spoken; but I had will not said: and another, to which answer: yea, twice; but I will add proceed no more. further.

40.6 And Then answered the Lord answering LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, said: and said,

40.7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will ask demand of thee, and do declare thou tell unto me.

40.8 Wilt thou make void also disannul my judgment: and judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayst mayest be justified? righteous?

40.9 And hast Hast thou an arm like God, and God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

40.10 Clothe Deck thyself now with beauty, majesty and set thyself up on high, excellency; and be glorious, array thyself with glory and put on goodly garments. beauty.

40.11 Scatter Cast abroad the proud in rage of thy indignation, wrath: and behold every arrogant man, one that is proud, and humble abase him.

40.12 Look on all every one that are is proud, and confound them, bring him low; and crush tread down the wicked in their place, place.

40.13 Hide them in the dust together, together; and plunge bind their faces into the pit. in secret.

40.14 Then I will I also confess unto thee that thy thine own right hand is able to can save thee.

40.15 Behold behemoth whom now behemoth, which I made with thee, thee; he eateth grass like as an ox.

40.16 His Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

40.17 He setteth up moveth his tail like a cedar, cedar: the sinews of his testicles stones are wrapped together.

40.18 His bones are like pipes as strong pieces of brass, brass; his gristle bones are like plates bars of iron.

40.19 He is the beginning chief of the ways of God, who made him, God: he will apply that made him can make his sword. sword to approach unto him.

40.20 To him Surely the mountains bring him forth grass: there food, where all the beasts of the field shall play.

40.21 He sleepeth lieth under the shadow, shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and in moist places. fens.

40.22 The shades shady trees cover his shadow, him with their shadow; the willows of the brook shall compass him about.

40.23 Behold, he will drink drinketh up a river, and not wonder: and hasteth not: he trusteth that the he can draw up Jordan may run into his mouth.

40.24 In his eyes as He taketh it with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes. eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

Chapter 41

41.1 Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, an hook? or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord? cord which thou lettest down?

41.2 Canst thou put a ring in an hook into his nose, nose? or bore through his jaw through with a buckle? thorn?

41.3 Will he make many supplications to thee, or unto thee? will he speak soft words to unto thee?

41.4 Will he make a covenant with thee, and thee? wilt thou take him to be for a servant for ever, ever?

41.5 Shalt Wilt thou play with him as with a bird, bird? or tie wilt thou bind him up for thy handmaids? maidens?

41.6 Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?

41.7 Wilt Canst thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes skin with barbed irons? or his head? head with fish spears?

41.8 Lay thy thine hand upon him: him, remember the battle, and speak do no more.

41.9 Behold his hope shall fail him, and in Behold, the sight hope of all he him is in vain: shall not one be cast down. down even at the sight of him?

41.10 I will not None is so fierce that dare stir him up, like one that is cruel, for up: who can resist my countenance? then is able to stand before me?

41.11 Who hath given me before prevented me, that I should repay him? All things that are whatsoever is under the whole heaven are is mine.

41.12 I will not spare him, conceal his parts, nor his mighty words, and framed to make supplication. power, nor his comely proportion.

41.13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can go into the midst of come to him with his mouth? double bridle?

41.14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

41.15 His body is like molten shields, scales are his pride, shut close up together as with scales pressing upon one another. a close seal.

41.16 One is joined so near to another, and not so much as any that no air can come between them: them.

41.17 They stick are joined one to another and another, they hold one another fast, and shall not stick together, that they cannot be separated. sundered.

41.18 His sneezing is like the shining of fire, By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

41.19 Out of his mouth go forth burning lamps, like torches and sparks of lighted fire. fire leap out.

41.20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that as out of a seething pot heated and boiling. or caldron.

41.21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth goeth out of his mouth.

41.22 In his neck strength shall dwell, remaineth strength, and want goeth sorrow is turned into joy before his face. him.

41.23 The members flakes of his flesh cleave one to another: he shall send lightnings against him, and are joined together: they shall not are firm in themselves; they cannot be carried to another place. moved.

41.24 His heart shall be is as hard firm as a stone, and stone; yea, as firm hard as a smith's anvil, piece of the nether millstone.

41.25 When he shall raise him up, raiseth up himself, the angels shall fear, and being affrighted shall mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

41.26 When a The sword shall lay of him that layeth at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor a breastplate. the habergeon.

41.27 For he shall esteem He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

41.28 The archer shall not put arrow cannot make him to flight, the stones of the sling flee: slingstones are to turned with him like into stubble.

41.29 As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and Darts are counted as stubble: he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

41.30 The beams of the sun shall be Sharp stones are under him, and him: he shall strew gold under him like spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

41.31 He shall make maketh the deep sea to boil like a pot, and shall make it as when ointments boil. pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

41.32 A He maketh a path shall to shine after him, he shall esteem him; one would think the deep as growing old. to be hoary.

41.33 There is no power upon Upon earth that can be compared with him there is not his like, who was is made to fear no one, without fear.

41.34 He beholdeth every all high thing, things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

Chapter 42

42.1 Then Job answered the Lord, LORD, and said: said,

42.2 I know that thou canst do all things, every thing, and that no thought is hid can be withholden from thee.

42.3 Who is this he that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I therefore have spoken unwisely, and things I uttered that above measure exceeded my knowledge. I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

42.4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will ask demand of thee, and do declare thou tell unto me.

42.5 With I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, ear: but now my mine eye seeth thee.

42.6 Therefore Wherefore I reprehend abhor myself, and do penance repent in dust and ashes.

42.7 And it was so, that after the Lord LORD had spoken these words to unto Job, he the LORD said to Eliphaz the Themanite: Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, because you friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right before me, right, as my servant Job hath.

42.8 Take Therefore take unto you therefore now seven oxen bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a holocaust, burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: his face I will accept, that folly be not imputed to you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken right things before me, as of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job hath. Job.

42.9 So Eliphaz the Themanite, Temanite and Baldad Bildad the Suhite, Shuhite and Sophar Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord had spoken to them, and LORD commanded them: the Lord LORD also accepted the face of Job.

42.10 The Lord also was And the LORD turned at the penance captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And friends: also the Lord LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

42.11 And Then came there unto him all his brethren came to him, brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that knew him had been of his acquaintance before, and they ate did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him upon over all the evil that God the LORD had brought upon him. And him: every man also gave him one ewe, a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

42.12 And So the Lord LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. And beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

42.13 And he He had also seven sons, sons and three daughters.

42.14 And he called the name of one Dies, the first, Jemima; and the name of the second Cassia, second, Kezia; and the name of the third Cornustibii. third, Kerenhappuch.

42.15 And there were not found in all the earth land were no women found so beautiful fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

42.16 And Job After this lived after these things, a Job an hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, sons, and his children's children, unto the fourth generation, sons' sons, even four generations.

42.17 and he died an So Job died, being old man, and full of days.