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Comparison not to be made with God. CHAP. XXXVI.

God is just in all hus ways.

4 'I will answer thee, and thy com-thee "that I have yet to speak on God's panions with thee. behalf.

5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and 3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar behold the clouds which are higher than and will ascribe righteousness to my thou. Maker.

6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou 4 For truly my words shall not be false : dagainst him? or if thy transgressions he that is perfect in knowledge is with be multiplied, what doest thou unto thee.


5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth


7 If thou be righteous, what givest not any: he is mighty in strength and thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

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2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew

b ch. 34. 8. c ch. 22. 12.

Heb. I will return to thee words. d Prov. 8. 36. Jer. e ch. 22. 2, 3. Ps. 16. 2. Prov. 9. 12. Rom. 11. 35. f Ex. 2. 23. ch. 34. 28. Isai. 51. 13. h Ps. 42. 8. & 77. 6. & 149. 5. Acts 16. 25. 21ch. 27. 9. Prov. 15. 29. Isai. 1. 15. Jer. 11. 11. i Ps. 94. 12. k Prov. 1. m ch. 9. 11. n Ps. 37. 5, 6. CHAP. XXXVI. a Heb. that there are yet words for God. d That is, Job. p ch. 34. 35, 37. & 38.2. VOL. 1. Nos. 55 & 56. 4Q

That is, God.

o Ps. 89. 32.

a ch. 9. 4. & 12. 13, 16.

6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. 7 b He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.


8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

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12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.


14 h They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

15 He delivereth the tion, and openeth their


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16 Even so would he have removed thec out of the strait i into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of 1 fatness.

17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment

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of the wicked: 'judgment and justice take hold on thee.

18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then "a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for P this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: a who teacheth like him?

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He is to be feared because of them.

2 "Hear attentively the noise of his voice and the sound that goeth out of his mouth

3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his 'lightning unto the ends of the earth.

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6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.


7 He sealeth up the hand of every that all men may know his work. 8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.


9 Out of the south cometh the whirl wind: and cold out of the north.

10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.


11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud he scattereth his bright cloud:

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33. The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning "the va-shine?

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16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

earth a Ps. 29. 3. & 68. 33. b ch. 5. 9. & 9.10. & 36, 26. Rev. 15. 3. e Ps. 147. 16, 17 d Heb. and to the shower of rain, and to the showers of rain of his strength. 109. 27. e Ps. 104. 22.

u 1 Cor. 13,

y Ps. 147. 8. z Prov. 3, 20.


I Heb. the roots. b ch. 37. 13. & 38, 23.

c Ps. 136. 25. Acts 14. 17.

1 Kings 18. 41, 45.

m Heb. that which gosth up.


a Heb. Hear in hearing.

b Heb. light.

a ch. 37. d Ps. 147. 8. c Heb. wings of the

f ch. 38. 29, 30. Ps. 147. 17, 18.

I Ps. 111. 2 650

e Heb. Out of the chamber. f Heb. scattering winds g Heb. the cloud of his light. g Ps. 148.8. 9. 18, 23. 1 Sam. 12. 18, 19. Ezra 10. 9. eh. 36, 31. k 2 Sam. 21. 10. 1 Kings 18. 45.

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h lleb. a rod. i ch. 38.96, 27 m ch. 36 29. n ch. 36. 4.

God, by his mighty works,


convinceth Job of ignorance.

18 Hast thou with him spread out the|| 9 When I made the cloud the garment sky, which is strong, and as a molten thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling looking glass?

19 Teach us what we shall say unto

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10 And brake up for it my decreed

him; for we cannot order our speech by ||place, and set bars and doors, reason of darkness.

11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come,

20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if but no further and here shall thy proud a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed waves be stayed?

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4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the cornerstone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?



12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that 'the wicked might be shaken out of it?

14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.


15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and "the high arm shall be broken.

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16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

17 Have P the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors

of the shadow of death?

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,


20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, 24 By what way is the light parted, when it brake forth, as if it had issued which scattereth the east wind upon the

out of the womb?


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fch. 1. 6.

d Heb. made to sink,
g Gen. 1. 9. Ps. 33. 7. & 104. 9. Prov 8. 29. Jer.
e Or, established my decree upon it. h ch. 26. 10. f Heb. the pride of thy waves.
i Ps. 89. 9. & 93. 4. k Ps. 74. 16. & 148. 5. g Heb. wings. I Ps. 104. 35. m ch. 18.
n Ps. 10. 15. o Ps. 77. 19. p Ps. 9. 13. h Or, at q Ps. 135. 7. r Ex. 9. 18, Josh 10 11

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God convinceth Job of imbecility.

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25 Who hath divided a watercourse for food? when his young ones cry unto God, the overflowing of waters, or a way for the they wander for lack of meat. lightning of thunder;

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?


1 Of the wild goats and hinds. 5 Of the wild ass. 9 The unicorn. 13 The peacock, stork, and ostrich. 19 The horse. 26 The hawk. 27 The eagle. [BEFORE CHRIST 1520.]

KNOWEST thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when a the hinds do

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33 Knowest thou the ordinances of 6 b Whose house I have made the wilheaven? canst thou set the dominion derness, and the "barren land his dwellthereof in the earth?

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters cover thee?


35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee," Here we



36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,


7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.


9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

11 Wilt thou trust him, because his 38 ' When the dust 'groweth into hard-strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy ness, and the clods cleave fast together? labour to him?

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8 ch. 28. 26. taken, y ch. 37. 10.

t Ps. 107.35. u Jer. 14. 22. Ps. 147. 8. x Ps. 147. 16. i Heb. is z ch. 9. 9. Amos 5. 8. k Or, the seven stars. Heb. Cimah. n Heb. Cesil. n Or, the twelve signs. o Hob. guide them. a Jer. 31. 35. P Heb. Behold us. b ch. 32. 8. Ps. 51. 6. Eccles. 2. 26. 9 Heb. who can cause to lie down. When the dust is turned into mire. s Heb. is poured. c Ps 104. 21 & 145. 15

12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich ?

t Heb. the life d Ps. 147. 9. Matt. 6. 26.
CHAP. XXXIX. a Ps. 29. 9. b ch. 24. 5. Jer. 2. 24. Hos. 8. 9.
a Heb, salt
places. b Heb. of the exactor. ch. 3. 18.
c Or the
c Num. 23. 22. Deut. 33 17
feathers of the stork and ostrich.

Of the horse, &c.


Job humbleth himself to God.

14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth,MOREOVER the LORD answered Job

or warmeth them in dust,

and said,

15 And forgetteth that the foot may 2 Shall he that a contendeth with the crush them, or that the wild beast may Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

break them.

16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

3 ¶ Then Job answered the LORD, and


4 b Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my

17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her mouth. understanding.

18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider. 19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils terrible.


21 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting. 26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?


28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes

behold afar off.

30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.



1 Job humbleth himself to God. 6 God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom. 15 Of the behemoth. [BEFORE CHRIST 1520.]

J Lam. 4. 3.

e ch. 35. 11.

g Heb. by thy mouth.

Alleb. the armour.

Lake 17. 37.

d Heb. terrors. e Or, His feet dig.
g Jor. 49. 16. Obudiah 4.

f Jer. 8. 6.
h Matt. 24.

CHAP XL a ch 33. 12. Ezra 9.6 ch. 42. f. Ps. 51. 4. c ch. 29. 9 Ps 39 9. d ch.


5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.


6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,


7. Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou

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