Imágenes de páginas

O thy

and all the things wherein the king had pro 12 And Mordecai came again to the moted him, and how he had advanced him kings gate ; but Haman hafted to his fouse, above the princes and servants of the king mourning, and living his head covered,

12 Hainan said moreover, Yea, Etlier the 13 And Haman told Zeretb his wife and queen did let no man come in with the king all his friends every thing that had beraller Like the banquet that she had prepared buit him. Then laid his wise inen and Ztresh myself'; and to-morrow am I invited unto his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the her also with the king.

seed of the Jews, before whom thou bast 13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, fo begun to fall, thou thalt not prevail against long as I see Mordecai the Jew fitting at the him, but that furely fall before him. kings gate 1$ Then said Zereth his wife and all his him came the kings chamberlains, and hast

14 And while they were yet talking with frieuls unto him, Let a gallows be made of ed to bring Haman unto the banquet that fifty cubits high, and to-norrow speak thou Either bad prepared. unto the king dat Mordecai may be hanged

CHAP. VII. thereon : then go thou in merrily with Esther fueth for her own life and her peoples. the king unto the banquet. And the thing The king causelh Haman to be honged on his pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows own gallerus, to be made. c H A P. VĨ.

with Either the queen.

came to banquet 1 Ahasuerus rewardeth Mordecai : 10 Haman 2 And the king laid again unto Ether, on con manded to do lum honour.

the second day, at the banquei of wine, What N that niglat could not the king fleep, is thy petition, queen Elther and it thall be of records of the chronicles; and they were it shall be performed, even to the half of the read before the king.

kingdom. 2 And it was found written, That Mordecai 3 Then Either the queen answered and had told of Bigthuna and Tereth, two of the said, If I have found favour in thy fight, kings chamberlains, thc keepers of the door, king, and if it please the king, let my life who sought to lay handon the king Alafuerus be given inc at my petition, and my people

3 And the king said, What honour and lig- at my request. nity had been done to Mordecai for this ? 4 for we are sold, I and my people, to be Then said the kings servants that ministered destroyed, to be Qair, and to perilh but if unto him, there is nothing done for him,

we had b:en fold for bond-men and bond. 41 And the king faid, who is in the court? women, I had held my tongue; although (Now Haman was come into the outward the enemy could not countervail the kings court of the kings house, to speak unto the damage. king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that 5. Then the king Ahasuerus answered he had prepared for him.)

and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he $ And the kings (ervants Said unto him, and where is he, that durft presume in his Bebold, Hainan Aandeth in the court. And heart to the king said, Let him come in.

6 And Either said, 'The adversary and enc6 So Haman came in. And the king laid my is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was unto him, what shall be done unto the man afraid before the king and the queen. whom tho kug delighteth to honour! (Now 7 And the king, arising from the banquet Hanan thought in his heart, 'Towhom would of wine in his wrath, Tuent into the palace. the king debight to do more honour than to garden: and Hainan itood up to make me myself?)

queft for his life to Esther the queen; for lie Andi Haman answered the king, For the law that there was evil determined against man wbom the king deligliteth to honour, him by the king:

8 La the royal apparel be brought which 8 Then the king returned out of the pathe king usch to wear, and the horse that lace-garden into the place of the banquet the king rifeth upon, and the crowa-royal of wine ; and Haman was fallen upon the

bed whereon Either was. Then said the which is set upon his head :

9 And let this apparel and horse be deli- king, Will be force the queen also before me vered to the hand of one of the kings moft in the house! As the word went out of the noble princes, that they may array the man kings mouth they covered Hamans face. withal whom the king delighteth to lo And Harbonab, one of the chamberlains, nour and bring him on horleback through said before the king, Behold also the gallows, the street of the city, and proclaim before fifty cubits high, which Haman had made bim, Thus shall it be done to the man whom for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the the king delightcth to honour.

king, standeth in the houlc of Hainan. Then 10 Then the king laid to Haman, Make the king laid, Mang him thereon. haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as 10 so they hanged Hainan on the gallowa thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the Jew, that litteth at the kings gate: let was the kings wrath pacified.

CHAP. VIII. mothing tail of all that thou hatt tpoken.

11 The took Haman the apparel, and the 1 Mordecai is advanced. Mafuerus granteth horse, asul arrayed Mordecai, and brought to the Jews to defend themselves. 15 More liim on horseback through the treet of the decai's honour, and tlu yrwi joy.

the house of Haman, the Jews cnerny the done unto the man whom the kingdom Oxhbat day did the king Ahasuerus give lightech to honour,

unco Either the queen : and Mordecai carbo 67-3

helore the king : for Eller had told what 15 And Mordecai went out from the prehe was into her.

sence of the king in royal apparel of blue 2 And the king took off his ring, which he and white, and with a great crown of gold, had taken from Haman, and gave it onto and with a garment of fine linen and pur. Mordecai. And Either let Mordecai over ple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and the house of Hanian.

was glad. 3 $ And Esther Spake yet again before the 16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and king, and fell down at his feet, and befought joy, and honour. him with tears to put away the mitchief of 17 And in every province, and in every ci. llaman the Agagite, and his device that he ty, whithersoever the kings commandinent had devised againt the Jews.

and his decree came, the Jews liad joy and 4 Then the king held out the golden scep: gladness, a featt and a good day. And many tre toward Enher, So Esther arole, and itood of the people of the land became Jews; for before the king,

the fear of the Jews fell upon them. 5 And faid, if it please the king, and if

CHAP. IX. I have found favour in his fight, and the The Fous flay their enemies, with the ten thing seem right before the king, and I be Sons of Haman. 20 The two days of Purim picaling in his eyes, let it be written to re are made festival, of Haminedatha the Agagite, which he wrote North the twelfth month, (that is the to deftroy the Jews which are in all the kings the farne, when the kings commandment provinces :

and his decree drew near to be put in execu. 6 For how can I endure to see the evil that tion, in the day that the enemies of the Jews Mhall come unto iny people; or how can I en- hoped to bave power over them, (though it dure to see the destruction of my kindred! was turned to the contrary, that the Jews

79 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto had rule over them that hated them,) Either the queen, and to Mordecai the Jew, 2. The Jews gathered themselves together Behoid, I have given Either the house of Ha. in their cities, throughout all the provinces man, and him they have hanged upon the of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such gallows, because he laid his hand upon the as fought their hurt; and no man could Jews.

witbitand them: for the fear of them fell 8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh upon all people. you, in the kings name, and feal it with the 3 And all the rulers of the provinces, and kings ring: for the writing which is written the lieutenants, and the deputies, and offiin the kings name, and sealed with the kings cers of the king, helped the Jews; because ring, inay no man reverse.

the fear of Mordecai fell upon them. Then were the kings fcribes called at 4 For Mordecai toas great in the kings that time in the third month, that is the house, and his faine went out throughout month Sivan,) an the thrce and twentieth all the provinces : for this man Mordecai suy thereof; and it was written, (according waxed greater and greater. to all that Mordecai coinmanded, unto the $ Thus the Jews fmote all their enemics Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the depu- with the ftroke of the sword, and daughter, ties and rulers of the provinces which are and deitruction, and did what they would from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twen- unto thote that hated them. ty and seven provinces, unto every province 6 And in Shuthan the palace the Jews New according to the writing thereof, and unto and deftroyed five lundred men.

Fory people after their language, and to the 17 And Barthandatha, and Dalphon, and laws, according to their writing, and accord. Aspatha, jaz to their language.

8 And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha, 10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus 9 And Parmathta, and Arifai, and Aridai, name, and sealed # with the kings ring; and and Vajezatha, sent letters by pott on horfeback, and riders 10 The ten fons of Haman, the con ot'Ham. on mules, cainels, and young dromedaries : medatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they;

Wherein the king granted the Jews which but on the ipoil laid they not their hand. tte e in every city to gather theinselves to

11 On that day the number of those that gether, and to stand for their life, to dettroy, were Nain in Shuthan the palace was brought to slay, and to caufe to perish, all the power before the king. of the people and province that would as 12 1 And the king faid unto Esther the Cault them, both little ones and women, and queen, The Jews, have rain and deltroyed to take the spoil of them for a prey;

five hundred men in Sharhan the palace, and 12 Upon one day, in all the provinces of the ten fons of Haman, what have

they done king Aliasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth in the rest of the kings provinces? Now, what day of the twelfth month, which is the month is thy petition and it shall be granted thec Adar.

or what is thy request further and it shalí 13.5 The copy of the writing, for a com. be done. mandment to be given in every province, 13 Then said Either, If it please the king, tues publithed unto all people, and that the let it be granted to the Jews which are in Jews should be ready againit that day to Shuthan to do to-morrow also according unto venge themselves on their enemies.

this days decree, and let Hamans ten tons be 14 So the potts that rodc upon mules, and hanged upon the gallows. camels went out, being haltened and prefred 14 And the king cominanded it so to be on by the kings commandment. And the done: and the decree was given at Shuthad; decree was given at Shuthan the palace, and they hanged Hamans ten suna,

19 For the Jews that were in Sliulhan fhould return upon his own head, and that he gathered themfelves together on the four- and luis fons thould be hanged on the gallows. teenth day also of the month Adar, and flew 26 Wherefore they called thele days Purim, three liundred men at Slauhan; but on the after the name of Pur: therefore, for all the prey they laid riot their hand.

words of this letter, and of that which they 16 But the other Jews that were in the lad seen concerning this matter, and which kings provinces gathered themselves toge. had come unto them, ther, and thood for their lives, and had reit 27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, from their enemies, and few of their focs and upon their feed, and upon al luch as leventy and five thousand (but they laid joined themselves unto them, so as it should not their hands on the prey)

not fail, that they would keep these two days 17 On the thirteenth day of the month A- according to their writing, and according dar: and on the fourteenth day of the same to their appointed time every year; reiled they, and made it a day of featting 28 And that these days should be remem. and gladnels.

bered and kept throughout cvery generati18 But the Jews that were at Shuthan af- on, every family, every province, and every fembled together on the thirteenth day there- city; and that these days of Purim shoula of, and on the fourteenth thereof: and on the not fail from among the Jews, nor the memofifteenth day of the same they retted, and rial of them perish from their seed. made it a day of featting and gladness.

29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of 19. Therefore the Jews of the villages, that Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the four- all anthority, to confirm the second letter of teenth day of the month Adar a day of glad. Parim. nefs and feasting, and a good day, and of 30 And Ire sent the letters unto all the Jews, fending portions one to another.

to the hundred twenty and seven provinces, 20 Aud Mordecai wrote these things, and of the kingdom of Aliáluerus, with words of fent letters unto all the Jews that were in peace and truth, all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both 31 To confirm these days of Purim in their nigh and far,

times appointed according as Mordecai the 21 To ftablish this among them, that they Jew and Enher the queen had enjoined them, should keep the fourteenth day of the month and as they had decreed for themfelves, and Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, for their feed, the matters of the fatlinga yearly,

and their cry. 22 As the days wherein the Jews retted 32 And the decree of Etther confirmed from their enemies, and the month which these matters of Furim; and it was written was turned unto them from forrow to joy, in the book. and from mourning into a good day; ibat

CHAP. X. they thould make them days of featting and i Ahasuerus his greatness. 3 Mordecai's adjoy, and of fending portions one to another, vancement. and gifts to the poor

Nd the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon had begun, and as Mordecai had written 2 And all the acts of his power, and of his unto them:

might, and the declaration of the greatness 24 Because Haman, the son of Hammer of Mordecai, whereinto the king advanced tha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, lim, are they not written la the book of the had devised against the Jews to dettroy Chronicles of the kings of Media and Perfia? them, and had caft Pur (that is the lot) to 3 For Mordecal thc Jew was next unto consume them, and to deftroy them : king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews,

25 But when Exher came before the king, and accepted of the multitude of his bre he commanded by letters, that his wicked thren, fecking the wealth of his people, and device, which he devised against the jews, speaking peace to all his feed.

lempe him.

9 The Book of JO B. c H A P.

4 And his sons went and featted in their I The uprightness of job;, his wealth i hotiles, every one his day; and fent and his religious care for his children

6 Satan, called for their three fitters, to eat and to Alpearing before God, obtaineth leeve to drink with them.

5 And it was so, wlion the days of their HERE was a man in the land of fealting were gone about, that job fent and Uz, whose name suas sob; and fanétitied them, and rose up early in the that man was perfect and upright, morning, and offered burnt-offerings dc

and one that scared God, and of cording to the number of them all: for Job chewed evit.

said, it may be that my sons have finncd, & And there were born unto hin feven and curfed God in their hearts. Thus did rons and three daughters.

Job continually, 3 His substance also was Kved thousand 6, Now there was a day when the song of theep,

and three thousand camels, and five God came to present themselves before the hundred yoke of oxen, and tive hundred LORD, and Satan came also among them. the-afes, and a very great bouttolu; ko that 7 And the LORD said unto Satan, whence this man was the greatest of all the men of comeft thout Thes Satan answered the

Low, and (an, From going to and fro in


the earth, and from walking up and down the LORD, and fald, from going to and fro in it.

ill the earth, and from walking up and down 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hatt in it. thou confidered my servant Job, that there 3 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hatt is none like him in the earth, a perfect and thou considered my fervant Job, that there an upright man, one that feareth God, and is none like him in the earth, a perfect and elcheweth evil?

an upright man, one that searcth God, and 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and etcheweth evil and still lic holdcth fait his faid, Doth Job fear God for nought?

integrity, although thou movett me againit lo Hatt not thou made an hedge about him, hin to deltroy lion without caure. and about his houle, and about all that he 4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said hath on every fide? Thou hatt blessed the skin for lkin; yea, all that a man hath will work of his hands, and his fubitance is in- he give for liis life : creased in the land:

5 But put forth thine liand now, and touch 11 But put forth thine hand now, and luis bone and his ficth, and lie will curse thee touch all that he hath, and he will curse to thy face. thec thy face,

6 and the Lord frid unto Satan, Bchold, 12 And the LORD faid unto Satav, Be- he is in thine hand; but fave his life. hold, all that he hath is in thy power; only 79 So went Satan forth from the preupon himself put not forth thine Irand. So fence of the LORD, and Imote Job with Satan wear forth from the presence of the fore boils, from the role of his foot unio LOND.

his crown. 13. And there was a day, when his fons 8 And be took him a potsherd to scrape and his danghters were eating and drinking himself withal; and he'lat down among wine in their eldett brothers house :

the aihes, 14 And there came a mellenger unto Job, 9 9 Tlien faid his wife unto him, Dott and faid, the oxen were plowing, and thí thou itill retain thine integrity? curse God, ales feeding bcfade them;

and die. IS And the Sabeans féll upon them, and 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakeit as took then away, yea, they have sain the one of the foolith women speaketh. What! fervants with the edge of the sword; and thall we receive good at the hand of God, I only am escaped alone to tell thce.

and shall we not reccive evil? In all this did 16 While he was yet speaking, there came not Job fin with his lids. allo another, and said, The fire of God is fal 11 9 Now, when Jobs three friends heard len from heaven, and hath burnt up thc theep, of all" this evil that was come upon him, and the servants, and consumed them; and they came every one from his own place; I only am escaped alone to tell thec.

Eliphaz the Teinanite, and Bildad the Shu17 'Whilc he was yet (peaking, there came hite, and Zophar the Naamathite : for they also another, and said, The Chaldeans made had made an appointment together to como out three bands, and fell upon the camels, to mourn with him, and to comfort him. and have carried them away, yea, and Bain 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar the servants with the edge of the sword; and off, and knew hin not, they lifted up their I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

voice and wept; and they rent every one 18'While he was yet speaking, there came bis mantle, and (prinkled dutt upon their also another, and said, 'Thy lons and thy heads toward heaven. daughters were cating and drinking wine 13 So they fat down with him upon the in their eldest brothers house:

ground seven days, and seven nights, and 19 And, behold, there came a great wind none fpake a word unto him : for thcy law from the wilderness, and fmote the four that his grief was very great. corners of the house, and it fell upon the

CHAP. III. young men, and they are dead; and I only ! Job curseth the day and services of his birth. am escaped alone to tell thee.

13 The case of death, 20 He complainch 20 Then Job arofe and rent his mantle, of life, because of his anguish. and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

Fter this opened Job his mouth, and A

cursed his day, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my 2 And job fpakc, and faid, mothers womb, and naked fhall I return 3 Let the day perith wherein I was born, thither : the LORD gave, and the LORD and the niglie in which it was said, There t:ath taken away; blefred be the name of is a man-child conceived. the LORD.

4 Let that day be darkness ; let not God 2: 11 all this Job finned not, nor charged regard it from above, ucither let the light God foolishly.

thine upon it. CHAP. II.

§ Let darknefs and the thadow of death ''Satan, appearing again before God, obtaineth Aain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the further leave to lempt Job: 7 he smileth blackness of the day terrify it. him with fore boils, . Fob reproveth his 6. As for that night, let' darkness seize up wife who moved him to curse God.

on it: let it not be joined unto the days of A Good came was present therceives before the line months.

Gain there was a day when the sons of the year; let it not come into the number the LORD, and Satan came also among them 7 Lo, let that night be solitary; let no to present himself, before the LORD. joyful voice come therein.

1 And the LORD said unto Satan, From $ Let them curse it that curse the day. whionce comet chou! And Satan answered who are ready to raise up their mourning,

9 Let the Hars of the twilight thereof be

1 The old lion perighed for lack of prey, dark: let it look for light but have none; and the itout lions whelps are scattered á neither let it see the dawning of the day:

broad. 10 Becaufe it shut not up the doors of my 12 Now a thing was secretly brought to mother's womb, nor hid förrow from mine me, and mine ear received a little thereof. eyes.

13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, u Why died I not from the wond? why when deep feep falleth on men, did I mol give up the ghoit when I came out 14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, of the belly

which made all my bones to thake. 12 Why did the knees prevent me? or 15 Then a spirit palled before my face; why the breafts that I should fuck!

the hair of my Heth ftood up : 13 For row should I have lain ftill, and 16 It tood fill, but Icould not discern the been quiet, I thould have Nept: then had I form thereof : an image was before mine been at rett;

eyes , there was Glence, and I heard a voice, 14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, saying, which built delolate places for themselves; 17 Shall mortal inan be more jutt than

15 Or with princes that had gold, who' God? thall a man be more pure than his filled their houses with filser:

Maker! 16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had 13 Behold, he put no trut in his servants ; not been; as infants which never saw light. and his angels he charged with folly :

17 There the wicked cease from troubling; 19 How much less in them that dwell ini and there the weary be at rett.

houses of clay, whose foundation is in the 18 There the prisoners rett together; they dutt, which are cruthed before the moth? bear not the voice of the oppreffor,

20 They are dcttroyed from morning to 19 The small and great are there, and evening : they perish for ever without any the servant i free from his matter.

regarding it. 20 Wherefore is light given to him that is 21 Doch not their excellency, which is in in mifery, and life unto the bitter in soul; them go away? they die even without wil

ar Which long for death, but it cometh dom. not; and dig for it more than tor hid trea.

CHAP. V. Sures;

1 The hurm of inconfideration. 3. The end of 22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are the wicked is mifery. 8 God is to be reglad when they can find the grave?

garded in affli&ion. 17 The happy end of 23. Why is light given to a man whose way Gods corredion. 24 Formy tighing cometh hellre eat, and the mothers and to which of the mainis my roarings are poured out like the waters. wilt thou turn

25 For the thing which I greatly feared is 2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and come upon me, and that which I was afraid envy flayeth the filly one. of is come unto me.

3 I have seen the foolith taking root : but 26 I was not in safety, neither had I reft, suddenly I cursed his

habitation. peither was I quiet: yet trouble came.

4 His children are far from safety, and CHAP. IV.

they are crushed in the gate, neither is there * Kliphaz reproveth Fob for want of religion : any to deliver them.

7 he teacheth Gods judgments not to be for Ś Whore harveft the hungry eateth frarfui vifion, to bumble ike excellencies of the robber swalloweth up their fubstance. creatures before God.

6 Although adiaion cometh not forth or 'Hen Eliphaz thc Temanite answered and the dutt, neither doth trouble spring out of

the ground, 1 If we affay to commune with thee, wilt 7 Yet nian is born unto trouble, as the thou be grieved! but who can with-hold sparks fly ypward. himself from Speaking?

8 I would seek unto God, and unto God 3 Behold, thou hast inttructed many, and would I commit my cause; thou haft ftrengthened the weak hands. . Which doeth great things and insearch.

4 Thy words have upholden him that was able; marvellous things without number : felling, and thou halt trengthened the feeble 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and Enees.

sendeth waters upon the helds : s Buc now it is come upon thee, and thou 11 To set up on high those that be low; saintett; it toucheth thee, and thou art trou- that thoft which mourn may be exalted to Dled.

safety, 61 not the thy fear, thy confidence, thy 12' He disappointeth the devices of the nope, and the uprightness of thy ways! crafty, so that their hands cannot perforin

i Remember, I pray thee, who ever pe. their enterprise. Hihed, being innocent? or where were the 13 He taketh the weise in their own craf

tinelsand the countel of the froward is righteous cut off ?

8 Even as I have seen, they that plow ini- carried headlong. quity, and low wickednels, reap the same. 14 'They meet with darkness in the day.

9 By the blast of God they perifti, and by time, and grope in thc noon-day as in the the brcath of his noftrils are they consumed. night.

10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice is Bot he fareth the poor from the swote, of the Herce lion, and the teeth of the young from their mouth, and from the land of the

nighty. Lune, are broken


« AnteriorContinuar »