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16 so the poor hath lope, and iniquity 1 To him that is aflicted, pity should te Hoppeth ber mouth.

Merved from liis friend: but he forlaketh 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God the rear of the Almigti.y. correctcth; therefore depite not thou the 15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as chattenrig of the Almighty :

a brouk, and as the itrean of brooks they 18 For he maketh fore, and birdeth np: pafs away; te woundath, and lis hands make whole. 16 Which are blackish hy reason of the

19 He thali deliver thee in fix troubles; ice, and wherein the Inow is bid: yea, in seved there thall no evil touch 17 What time they wax warm they vaihce.

nith; when it is hot they are conlund out 20 In fanine ke Mall redcen thee from of their place. death; and in war from the power of the 18 The paths of their way are turned a. fward.

fidt; tbty go to nothing, and perith, 21 Thou shalt he 114 from the fcourge of 19 The troops of 'Tema looked, the com. the tongue: neither thalt thou be afraid of panick of Sheba wairal for them. destruction when it cometh.

20 They were confounded because they 22 At dettruction and famine thou thalt had hoped, they came thither, and were laugh: neither thalt thou be afraid of the athamed. bealts of the carth.

2! For now ye are nothing; ye ice my. 23 For thou thalt be in league with the calling down, and are afraid, ftones of the field; and the beasts of the 22 Did I lay, Bring unto me! or, Give a held thall be at peace with thee.

reward for me of your lubliance ! 24 And thou shalt know that thy taber 23 Or, Dciiver me from the encinius hand? nacle fhall be in peace; an/ thou thalt viiit or, Redeem me from the land of the mighty : thy habitation, and thait not lin.

24 'Teach me, and I will bold my tonguc; 25 Thien thalt know also that thy teed and cause me to underttand wherein I have shall be greai, and thine spring as the grafs erred. of the earth.

25 How forcible are right words! but what 26 Thou shall come to thy grave in a full doth your arguing reprove! age, like as a sbock of corn corncth in in 26 Do ye inagine to reprove words, and his season.

the speeches of one that is desperate, which 27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; are as wind! hear it, and know thou it for thy good. 27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and C H A P, VÌ.

ye dig a pit for your friend. fob shereeth that his complaints are not cause 28 Now therefore, be content; look upon less he wifhoth for death, wherein he is me: for it is evident unto you if I lye, assured of comfort: 14 he reproveth his 29 Return, I pray you, let it not be inifriends of unkindnefs.

quity, , yea, return again, my righteouinela

is in it. Busion that ency agrict were thoroughly 30 Is there iniquity in my tongue cannot weighed, and my calamity laid in the ba-, my talte discern perverse things lances together!

CHA P. VII. 3 For now it would be heavier than the 1 Fob excufeth his defire of death : 12 he comfand of the sea : therefore my words are

plaineth of his own refleffness, and Gods swallowed up.

watchfulness. 4. For the arrows of the Almighty, arc Is there not an appointed time to man within me, the poison whereof drinketh up upon earth?, are not his days also like my fpirit: the terrors of God do set them the days of an lircling? felves in array againit me.

2 As a fervant earnestly defireth the sha. 5 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath dow, and as an hireling lookcth for the ri. grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder! ward of his work;

6 Can that which is unsavory be eaten 3 So am I made to pofTess months of vawithout falti or is there any, tátte in the nity, and wearifome nights are appointed white of an egg!

to me. 7 'The things that my soul refused to touch 4 When I lie down, I say, When thall ! are as iny forrowful meat.

arise, and the night be gone? and I am sun 8 Oh that might have my requeft; and of toilings to and fro unto the dawning of that God would grant me the thing that I the day. Jong for;

$ My feth is clothed with worms and clods 9 Even that it would please God to der of drit; may fin is broken, and become Atroy me; that he would let loose his hand, loathrome. and cut me off!

6 My days are swifter than a weavers thut10. Then Mould I yet have comfort, yea, tle, and are spent without hope. I would hardeninyfclf in forrow ; let him. 1 O remember that my life is wind : mine not (pare; for I have not concealed the cye thali go more fee good. words of the holy One.

8 The eye of him that hath feun me thaill 11 What is my Areigth, that I mould fee me no more : thine eyes art ripun me, hope ! and what is mine end, that I should and I am not. prolong my life?

As the cloud ia confurnel and vanittır 1. Is my trength the strength of tones! eth away; lo hc that goeth down to the or is my Heth of brats?

grave ihall come up no more. 13 Is not my help in med and is wisdom 10 He thall return no more to his house, driven quite from me!

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11 Thecfore I will not refrain my mouth; 16 Hey green before the fin, and his I will speak in the air with of my spirit ; i branch fhaoteth forth in lis garden. will complain in the baternes or my fual. 17 His roots are wrapped about the heari

12 Am I a fed, or a while, that thoa fetand feeth the place of ilones, telt a watch over me?

13 if he dettroy hin from his place, then 13 When I fax, my bedl Mall comfort me, ithall deny bin, saying, I have not seen my conch thall cafe my coraplaints

thce. 14 Then thou scarcit me with dreams, and 19 Bchnld, this is the joy of his way,

and terrificít mne through vifions;

erit of the earth thali ughesse. 15 So that my loul chooseth Arngling, 20 behold, God will not calk away a pepe and death rather than my life.

fect was!, neither will he help the cvil-daers; 16 I loathe it: I would not live alway: let 21 Till he till this month with laughing, me alonc ; for my drys aurt vanity,

and thv lipik, h rcioictug. 17 What is man, that thou (rouldert mag 2: They that hate the shall be ciotted nify him! and that thou thonlueit fer thine with ibame: ara! the dwelting place of the Heart upon hin!

wickou fail correto hou. 18 And that thou thouldett vifit him every

CHAP. IX. morning, and try him Tory moment?

yol, acknotondin God's allic!, sluneth 19 How long wilt thou not denart fron tire is scoren in 10. 12 Mars me, 107 let me alone till fwallow down isanku.ney is not to be canned by afflic ny spittie?

20'l have finned: what fali do into T'Hen Job anfigeret! and , thee, O thou Preserver of me? why liat 2. I know it is to of a truth! but how thou set me as a mark against thee, so that hould man be just with God! i am a burden to inylcifi

3 If he will contend with him he cannot 21 And why doit thou not pardon my trans- antwer him one of a thonfand. Arction, and take away mine iniquity! for 4 He is wife in heart, and mightyir. Hrength: Low thall I sleep in the dust, and thou malt who hath hardened him rls againt him and Te k me in the morning, but I t'a' not lic. hath profpered ? CHAP. VIII.

5 Which removeth the mountains, and 3 Bildad shezoeth Gods justice in dealing with they know not; which overturneth 'thern

men according to their works : 8 he appealth in his anger; to antiquity to prove the certain deftrudion 6 Which Thaketh the earth out of her of the hypocrite': 20 he applieth Gods just place, and the pillars thereof tremble; dealing la Job.

7 Which commandtth the sun, and it en answered Bildad the Shushite, and riseth not; and realeth up the ftars ; faid,

8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens How long wilt thou speak these things and trendeth upon the waves of the sea ; and hotu long hall the words of thy mouth 9 Which inaketh Arcturus, Oriont, and De like a turung wird?

Pleiades, and the chambers of the south; 3 Doth God pervert judgment! or doth io Which docth great things pait finding the Almighty pervert juttice!

out, yea, and wonders without number. 4 If thy children have finncd against him, u lo, le gocth by me, and I see him not: and he have catt them away for their trans: he paicía on allo, but I perceive himn not. yrelion,

12 Belok, be taketh away, who can hir5 of thou wouldcit scck unto God be- der him? wlio will say unto him, What doeft cimes, and make thy fupplication to the thou? Almiality;

13 If God will not withdraw his anger, 6 If thou zert pure ard upright; Surely the proud lielpers do ttoop under him. now lle would awake for thice, aidinake the 14 How much less than I answer him, and habitation of thy righteounct prosperous. clinofe out my words to reafun with him?

7 Though thy beginning was small, yet 15 Whom, though I were righteous, yat thy latter end thould reatly increasc. wonld I not an wet, but I would make lip

8 For enquire, I pray thet, of the former plication to my judge. age, and prepare thyfol to the scarcli of 16 If I had called, and he had answered their fathers :

me; yet would I not believe that he had 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know hearkened unto my voice. nothing, because ons days upon earth are a 19 For he breaketh me with a tenpeit, thadow:1

and multiplieih my wounds without caule. 10 Slall they not teach : see, oud tell thce, 18 He will not fuffer me to take my breath, and atter words out of their heart!

but filleth me with bitterne. u Can the ruth grow up without mire ? 19 If speak of itrength, 1o, he is ftrong: can the play grow without water?

and if of judgmnent, who dia# set me a time 12 Win it is yet in his greennes, and to plead? not cut down, it withereth bcíore any other 2o f 1 julify myself, mine own mouth herh.

(ball condemn me: ifta, I ara perica, is 13 so are the paths of all that forget God; thall also prove me perverie. and the hypocrites

hope shall perih : 21 Though I were perfect, yet kould I not 14 Whole hope all be cut off, and whole know my fonl; I would del pise niylife. trutt shall be a Spiders web.

22 This is one thing, therefore I said it. 15 He thall can upon his house, but it He destroyeth the perfea and the wieko. Thall not ftand: he mall told it fast, but it az

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34 The earth is given into the hand of 16 For it inerealeta. Thou huntett ine u the wicked: he covereth the faces of the a fierce lion; and again thou thewett tlyjudges thereof; if not, where and who is self marvellous upon ine. he?

17 Thou renowett thy witnesses against 25 Now my days are swifter than a poit; me, and increasett thine indignation upon they fiec away, they fee ne good.

me; changes and war are againit ine. 26 They are passed away as the swift fhips ; 18 Wherefore then had thou brought me as the cayle thai halleth to the prey. forth out of the womb! Oh that I had given

27. If I say, I will forget my complaint, up the ghoft, and no eye had seen me! I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort 19 1 hould have been as though I had not myself

been; I thould have been carried from thc 28 i am afraid of all my forrows, I know womb to the grave. that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

20 Are not my days few? cease then, and lot 29 If I be wicked, why then labour 1 in me alone, that I may take comfort a little, vain

21 Before I go whence I shall not return, 30 If I wash myself with snow-water, and even to the land of darkness, and the tha make my hands never so clean;

dow of death; 31 Yet thalt thou plunge me in the ditch, 22 A land of darkness, as darkness ilfelf: and mine own clothes shall abhor ine. and of the shadow of death, without any or

32 For he is not a man, as I am, that h der, and where the light is as darkness Thonlu anlwer him, and we should come to

c H AP. XI. gether in judgment.

i Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himsels. 33. Neither is there any days-man betwixt 7 Gods wisdom ir unsearchable. 13 The asa us, that might lay his hand upon us both. sured bleffing of repentance.

34 Let him take his rod away from me, Hen answered Zophar the Naamathite, and let not his fear terrify me;

35. The would I speak, and not fear him: 2 Should not the multitude of words be but it is not so with me.

answered ? and thould a man full of talk be C H A P. X.

juttified ? 1 Job, laking liberty of complaint, expoftulateth 3 Should thy lies make men hold their

builh God about his affligions : 18 he com- peace and when thou mockeft, fhall no plaineth of life, and craveth a little case man make thee ashamed! before death.

4 For thou haft said, My doctrine is pure, Y foul is weary of my life: I will leave and I am clean in thine eyes.

my, complaint upon myself; I will s But oh that God would speak, and opeo speak in the bitterness of my foul.

his lips against thee; 2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn 6 And that he would thew thee the le. me; thew me wherefore thou contendent crets of witdom, that they are double to that with me.

which is ! Know, therefore, that God exacteth 3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldett of thee less than thinc iniquity dexorveth, opprefs, that thou shouldett despise the work 7 Cantt thou by searching find out God? of thine hands, and thine upon the counsel cant thou find out the Almighty unto per of the wicked

fection? 4 Halt thou eyes of fleth / or seelt thou as . 8 I! is as high as heaven; what canft man feeth?

thou do: deeper than liell; what cantt thou 5 Are thy days as the days of man? are know? thy years as mans days;

9 The measure thereof is longer than the 6 That thou enquireit after mine iniquity, earth, and broader than the sta. and searchett after my find

10 If he cut off, and shut up, of gather 7 Thou knoweit that I am not wicked, and together, then who can hinder him: there is none that can deliver out of thine II For he knoweth vain men: he feeth hand.

wickedness allo; wil he not then consider it? 8 Thine hands have made me, and fa 12 For vain man would be wile, though shioned me together roun about; yet thou man be born like a wild alles colt. doft dettroy me.

13 If thou prepare thine heart, and thrctch: 9 Remember, I befcech thee, that thou haft made me as the clay; and wilt thou 14 l iniquity be in thine hand, put it far bring me into dutt again:

away and let not wickedness dwell in tby 10 Hatt thou not poured me out as milk, tabernacles. and curdled me like cheele?

15 For then thalt thou lift up thy face with. u "Thou haft clothed me with skin and ovat spot; yea, thou thalt bettcdfátt, and thalt Reth, and hatt fenced me with bones and not fear: finews.

16 Because thou thalt forget thy misery, 12 Thou haft granted me life and favour, and remember it as waters that pass away: and thy visitation hatb preferved my. lpirit. 17 And thine age thall be clearer than the

13 And these things halt thou hid in thinc noon-day; thou lhalt thinc forth, thou shalt heart : I know that this is with thee. be as the inorning.

14 If I fin, then thou markert me, and thou 18 And thou fhalt be secure, because there wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. is hope, yea, thou shall dig about thee, and

IS If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I thou thalt take thy reit in safety. be rigliteous, yet wiń i not lift up my head: • 19 Also thou thalt lie down, and none thall I am full of confusion; therefore fie thou make thet afraid ; yea, niany fhall make suit minc agliaion,

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CHAP. X111. and they shall not escape, and their hope i fobrenrotieth his friends of partially : 14 ia shall be as the giving up of the ghout. profeffith his confidence in God, &c. CHAP. XII.

o, inine eye hath fecni all this, mine car that reprove him : 13 he acknowledgeth the 1 What ye know, the fame do I know also: general doctrine of Gods omnipotency.

I can not inferior ninto you. And Job anwered and said, 2 No doubt but ye are the people, and and I delire to reason with God.

3 Surely I will speak to the Almighty, wiadom thall die with you.

4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all 3 But I have underttanding as well as you; phyficians of no value. I am not interior to you: yea, who knoweth Ś Oh that ye would alcogether hold your not such things as thefer

peace! and it'thould be your wisdom. 4 I amn as one mocked of his neighbour, 3 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken who calleth upon God, and he aniwereth to the pleadings of my lips. him: the jutt upright man is laughed to 7 Will ye Ipeak wickedly for God? and Scorn.

talk deceitfully for him? 5 He that is ready to hip with his feet 8 Will ye accept liis person will ye con. was a lamp despised in the thought of lin tend for God! that is at case. 6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and or, as one man mocketh another, do ye so

9 Is it good that he fhould search you out! they that provoke God are secure; into mock him? whore hand God bringeth abundantly.

10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do 7 But aik now the boatts, and they thall secretly accept persons. teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and II Shall not his excellency make you a: they fball tell thre:

fraid! and his dread fall upon you! 8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach 12 Your remembrances are like unto alhes, thee; and the fishes of the sea thall declare your bodics to bodies of clay. into thee.

13 Hold your peace, let' ire alone that I 9 Who knoweth not in all these, that the may speak, and let come on me what will. band of the LORD bath wrought this?

14 Wherefore do I take my fieth in my 10 In whote land is the foul of every li. teeth, and put my life in mine hand! ving thing, and the breath of all man 15 Though he Nayme, yet will I trutt in him: Lind.

but I will maintain inine own ways before him. U Doth not the ear try words: and the 16 He also shall be my salvation : for an mouth tatte his meat?

hypocrite thall not come before him. 12 With the ancient is wisdonn; and in 17 Hear diligently my speech and my des length of days understanding.

claration with your ears. 13 With him is wisdom and itrength, he 18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; hath counsel and underifanding.

I know that I thall be juttifed. 14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it can 19 Whois he that will plead with me! fornow not be built again : hc thutteth up a man, if I hold my tongue, Ilhall give up the gholt. snd there can be no opening.

20 Only do not two things unto me; then 15 Behold, he with-hoideth the waters, will I not hide myself from thee: and they dry op; also he sendeth them out, 21 Withdraw thine hand far from me; and they overtuin the earthe

and let not thy dread make me afraid : 16 with him is strength and wisdom : the 22 Then call thou, and I will answer; of deceived and deceiver are his.

let me speak, and answer thou me. 17 He leadeth counsellors away {poiled, 23 How many are mine iniquities and fins ! and maketh the judges fools.

make ine to know my transgreflion and my 18 He loofcth the bond of kings, and gird- lin. eth their leins with a girdie.

24 Wherefore hideft thou thy face, and 19 He leadeth princes away fpoiled, and holdett me for thine enemy? overthroweth the inighty.

25 wilt thou break a leai driven to and 20 He removeth away the speech of the fro and wilt thou pursue the dry ttubble? turty, and taketh away the underttanding 26 For thou writeft bitter things against of the aged.

me, and makett me to pofless the iniquities 21 He poureth contempt upon prinees, of my youth. and weakeneth the ttrength of the migh 27 Thou putteft my feet also in the tocks,

and looket narrowly wnto all my paths; thou 22 He discovereth deep things out of dark- fettelt a print upon the heels of my feet. sers, and bringeth out to light the thadow 28 And he, as a rotren thing, confuncth, of death.

as a garment that is moth-eaten. 13 He inercaseth the nations, and dettray.

CHAP, XIV. eth them: bc enlargeth the nations, and 1 Jode entreateth God for favour. By the fkart. traiteneth them again.

nefs of life, and

certainty of death. Thorya 24 He taketh away the heart of the chief life once

lost be irrecoverable, yet he waitera of the peoplc of the earth, and caufeth them for his change, &c. to wandes in a wilderness where there is no

MAlays, and futi af trouble

An that is born of a woman w of fc# way.

15 They grupt in the dark without light, » He cometh forth like a lower, and is and he stukth them to tagger like a drunk cut down; be nectb allo a a Thadow, and taman

continucis not.

Se quith wood Is Therefore am I troubled at his presence:

CHA P. XV, XVI. 3 And doft thou open thine eyes upon such

8 Halt thou heard the secret of God! and an one, and bringelt ine into judgment with doit thou retrain wifdom to thyfell? chees

. What knowett thou, that we know not! 4. Who can bring a clean shing out of an what understandelt thou, which is not in ys? unclean not one.

10 With us are both the grey-headed and s seeing his days are determined, the num- very aged men, much elder than thy father. ber »f his months are with thee; thou haft

i de the confolations of God nali with appuinted his bounds that he cannot pass thee? is there any secret thing with thee!

6 Turn from him that he may reit, till he 12 Why doth thine hcart carry thee away! Thall accomplith, as an hireling, his day.

and what do thine eyes wink at, 7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut 13 That thou turnett thy {pirit against God, down, that it will lprout again, and that the and lettett such words go out of thy inoath? tender branch thereof will not cease,

14 What is man, that he thouki be clean! 8 'Though the root thereof wax old in the and he which is born of a woman, that he carth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; ihould be righteous !

9 Yet through the scent of water it will 15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his faints, bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. yea, the heavens are not clean in his light. 10 But man dieth, and waiteth away, yea,

16 How much more abominable and tilthy man giveth up the gholt, and where is he? is man, which drinkcth iniquity like water

11 As the waters fail from the lea, and the 17 I will thew thee, hear me; and that food decayeth and drieth up;

which I have seen I will declare ; 12 so man lieth down, and riseth not: till

18 Which wise men have told from their the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, fathers, and have not hid it; nor be raised out of their fleep.

19 Unto whom alone the earth was given, 13 Oh that thou wouldeit hide me in the and no stranger passed among them : grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret 20 The wicked man travaileth with pain until thy wrath be patit, that thou wouldett all his days, and the number of years is hidappoint me a fet time, and remember me ! den to the oppreflor.

14 If a man dic, thall he live again? All the 21 A dreailful found is in his ears: in prodays of my appointed time will I wait, till sperity the dettroyer thall come upon him. my cluange come.

22 He believeth not that he fhail return out 15 Thou thalt call, and I will answer thee: of darkness: and he is waited for of the sword. thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine 23 He wandcreth abroad for bread, saya hands.

ing, Where is it? he knoweth that the day 16 For now thou numbereft my steps; dost of darkness is ready at his hand. thou not watch over ny lin:

24 Trouble and anguith thall make him 17. My tranigreiton á fealed up in a bag, afraid ; they thall prevail againtt him as a and thou leweit up mine iniquity.

king ready to the battle. 18 And Surely the mountain falling cometh 25 For he ltretcheth out his hand against to nought, and the rock is removed out of God, and trengtheneth himself again the his place.

Almighty. 19 The waters wear the ftones: thou 26 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, waihett away the things which grow out of upon the thick bolses of his bucklers ; the dust of the earth; and thou deltroyelt the

27 Because he covereth his face with his hope of man.

fatness, and maketh collops of fat on kie 20 'Thou prevailett for ever againit him, fanks. and he palleth, thou changett his counte

28 And he dwelleth in defolate cities and Dance, and fendett birn away.

in house, which no man inhabiteth, which 21 His fons come to honour, and he know. are ready to becoine heaps. eth it not; and they are brought low, but he

19 He thall not be rich, neither shall luis perceiveth it not of them.

fubftance continue, neither thall he prolong 32 But bis flelh upon him thall have pain, the perfection thereof upon the earth. and his soul within him thall mourn.

30 He thall not depart out of darkness; the CHAP. XV.

Aame thall dry up his branches, and by the 1 Kliphas reproveth Job of impiety in justifying breath of his mouth thall he go away.

himself: f7 he provetk by Tradition the un 31 Let not him that is deccived, truk in quiet flate of qvicked men,

vanity : for vanity Thall be his recompence. "Hen antwered Eliphaz the Temanite,

32 1t thall be accomplithed before his time,

and his branch ball not be green. 13 should a wise man utter vain knowledge, the vine, and thall call off his flower as the

33 He thall fhake off his unripe grape as and fill his belly with the east wind! 3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk!

olive. or with peeches wherewith he can do no 34 For the congregation of hypocrites that good!

be defolate, and tire shall consume the taber4 Yea, thou castett off fear, and reftrainett nacles

of bribery: prayer before God.

35 They conceive mischiel, and bring forth S For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity,

vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit. and thou chooselt the tongue of the crafty.

CHAP. xvi. 6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, 1. Fob reproveth his friends for unmercifulness : and not 15 yea, thine own lips teftify againit

17 he maintaineth his innocence, thre.

THen Job anfwered and said, 7 Art thou the firtt man that was borat or

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