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God's great works.

CHAP. XXXVII. His uifdem unfearchable.

the wicked: bat giveth right to the light; and commandeth it not to fine pour.

by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
33 The noife thereof fheweth con-
cerning it, the cattle alfo concerning

7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne: yea, he doth the vapour. eftablish them for ever, and they are exalted.

T this alfo my heart trembleth,

And if they be bound in fetters, A and is moved out of his place.

and be holden in cords of affliction; 2 Hear attentively the noife of his 9 Then he theweth them their voice, and the found that goeth out work, and their tranfgrefflons that of his mouth.

they have exceeded.

3 He directeth it under the whole 10 He openeth alfo their ear to dif-heaven, and his lightning unto the cipline, and commandeth that they ends of the earth. return from iniquity.

11 If they obey and ferve bim, they fhall fpend their days in profperity, and their years in pleasures.

12 But if they obey not, they fhall perish by the fword, and they, thall die without knowledge.

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

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

15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppreffion.

16 Even fo would he have removed thee out of the ftrait into a broad place, where there is no traitneis; and that which should be fet on thy table bould be full of fatnefs.

4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not ftay them when his voice is heard.

5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

6 For he faith to the fnow, Be thou on the earth; likewife to the fmall rain, and to the great rain of his ftrength.

7 He fealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

8 Then the beafts go into dens, and remain in their places.

9 Out of the fouth cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. 10 By the treath of God froft is given and the breadth of the waters

17 But thou haft fulfilled the Judg-is firaitened. ment of the wicked: Judgment and Juftice take hold on thee.

18 Because there is wrath, beware left he take thee away with bir ftroke: then a great ranfom cannot deliver thee,

19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of ftrength. 20 Defire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this haft thou chofen rather than affliction.

22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can fay, Thou haft wrought iniquity?

24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

25 Every man may fee it; man may behold it afar off.

26 Behold, God is great, and wel know bim not, neither can the number of his years be fearched out.

27 For be maketh fmall the drops) of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

28 Which the clouds do drop and diftil upon man abundantly.

29 Alfo can any underftand the fpreadings of the clouds, or the noife of his tabernacle?

30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the fea.

II Alfo by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he fcattereth his bright cloud:

12 And it is turned round about by his counfels: that they may do what foever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

13 He caufeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

14 Hearken unto this, O Job: ftand fill, and confider the wondrous works of God.

15 Doft thou know when God dif pofed them, and caufed the light of his cloud to fhine?

16 Doft 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 fouth wind?

18 Haft thou with him fpread out the sky, which is Arong, and as a molten looking glafs?.

19 Teach us what we shall fay unto him; for we cannot order our speech, by reafon of darkness.

20 Shall it be told him that 7 fpeak? If a man fpeak, furely he shall be fwallowed up.

21 And now men fee not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind paffeth, and cleanfeth them.

22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. 31 For by them Judgeth be the 23 Touching the Almighty, we car people; he giveth meat in abun-not find him out: be is excellent in dance. power, and in judgment, and in 32 With clouds be covereth the plenty of juftice: he will not fit.


God convinceth Job

24 Men do therefore fear him; he reipeéteth not any that are wife of heart.

CHAP. XXXVIII. PHEN the LORD answered Job out Tof the whirlwind, and faid,

JOB. of ignorance and weakness. for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

20 7'o caufe it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

27 To fatisfy the defolate and wafte

2 Who is this that darkepeth coun-ground; and to caufe the bud of the fel by words without knowledge?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and anfwer thou me.

tender heb to fpring forth?

28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew! zo Out of whofe womb came the 4 Where waft thou when I laid the ice and the hoary froft of heaven, foundations of the earth? declare, if who hath gendered it?

thou haft understanding..

30 The waters are hid as with a

5 Who hath laid the meafures ftone, and the face of the deep is thereof, if thou knoweft? or who frozen, hath ftretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof faftened? or who laid the corner ftone thereof;

7 When the morning ftars fang together, and all the fons of God fhouted for joy?

8 Or who fhut up the fea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had iffued out of the womb?

9 When i made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a fwaddling band for it,

10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and fet bars and doors,

II And faid, Hitherto fhalt thou come, but no further: and here fhall thy proud waves be flayed?

12 Haft thou commanded the morning fince thy days; and caufed the day fpring to know his place;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be thaken out of it:

14 It is turned as clay to the feal; and they ftand as a garment.

15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arin fhall be broken..

16Haft thou entered into the fprings of the fea? or haft thou walked in the fearch of the depth?

17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or haft thou feen the doors of the fhadow of death?

18 Haft thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knoweft it all.

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

20 That thoa fhouldeft take it to the bound thereof, and that thou fhouldeft know the paths to the houfe


21 Kaoweft thou it, becaufe thou

31 Canft thou bind the fweet influences of Pleiades, or loofe the bands of Orion?

32 Canft thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his feafon? or canft thou guide Arcturus with his fons?

33 Knoweft thou the ordinances of heaven? canf thou fet the dominion thereof in the earth?

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

35 Canft thou fend lightnings, that they may go, and fay unto thee, Here. we are?

36 Who hath put wifdom in the inward parts? or who hath given underftanding to the heart?

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

38 When the duft groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave falt together?

39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat,



NOWEST thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth t or canft thou mark when the hinds do calve?

2 Canft thou number the months that they fulf!? or knoweft thou the time when they bring forth?

3 They bow themfelves, they bring forth their young ones, they caft out their forrows.

Their young ones are in good waft then born? or because the num-liking, they grow up with corn; they ber of thy days is great? go forth, and return not unto them. 5 Who hath fent out the wild afs free? or who hath loofed the bands of the wild afs?

22 Hall thou entered into the treafares of the fnow? or haft thou feen the treafures of the hail,

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

24 By what way isthe light parted, which fcattereth the east wind upon the earth?

25 Who hath divided a water courie!

6 Whofe houfe I have made the wildernefs, and the barren land his dwellings.

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

8 The range of the mountains his

CHAP. XLI. Job humbleth himself.

Of the unicorn, oftrich, &c. pafture, and be fearcheth after every green thing.

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

TO Canft thou bind the unicorn with bis band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

11 Wilt thou truft him, because his ftrength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

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

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

14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the duft, 15 And forgetteth that the foot may trum them, or that the wild beaft may break them.

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

17 Becaufe God hath deprived her of wifdon, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

18 What time the lifteth up herself on high, the scorneth the horfe and his rider.

19 Haft thou given the horfe ftrength? haft thou clothed his neck with thunder?

4 Behold, I am vile; what thail I anfwer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

5 Once have I fpoken; but I with not anfwer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

6 Then anfwered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and faid,

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

8 Wilt thou alío difannul my judg ment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayeft be righteous?

9 Haft thou an arm like God? or canft thou thunder with a voice like him?

10 Deck thyfeif now with majefty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

II Caft abroad the rage of thy wrath and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the duft together; and bing their faces in fecret.

14 Then will I alfo confefs unto thee that thine own right hand can fave thee.

15 Dehold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grafs as

an ox.

20 Canft thou make him afraid as a 16¶ Lo now, his ftrength is in bis grasshopper? the glory of his noftrils lions, and his force is in the navel of terrible his belly.

21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in bis ftrength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

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

23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering fpear and the field.

24 He fwalloweth the ground with fiercenefs and rage: neither believeth he that it is the found of the trumpet.

17 He moveth his tail like a cedar : the finews of his ftones are wrapped together.

18 His bones are as ftrong pieces of brafs; his bones are like bars of iron.

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his fword to approach unto him.

20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beafts of the field play.

21 He lieth under the fhady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

25 He faith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he fmelleth the battle afas off, the thunder of the captains, 22 The thady trees cover him with and the fhouting. their shadow; the willows of the

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wif-brook compafs him about. dom, and stretch her wings toward the fouth?

27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her neft on bigh?

28 She dwelleth and abideth on the

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hafteth not: he trufteth that he can draw up Jordan Into his mouth.

24 He take:h it with his eyes: bir nofe pierceth through fnares. CHAP. XLI.

ANST thou draw out leviathan

rock, upon the crag of the rock, and C with an hook? or his tongue with

the furong place.

29 From thence the feeketh_theacord which thou lettelt down? prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

30 Her young ones alfo fuck up blood: and where the flain are, there is the.

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2 Canft thou put an hook into his nofe? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

3 Will he make many fupplications unto thee? will he fpeak foft words unto thee?

4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a fervant for ever?

5 Wilt thou play with him as til a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

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6 Shall thy companions make a ban-1 quet of him? fhall they part him

among the merchants?

7 Canft thou fill his fkin with barbed irons? or his head with fish fpears?

8 Lay thine hand upon him, re member the battle, do no more.

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: fhall not one be caft down even at the fight of him?

10 None is fo fierce that dare ftir him up: who then is able to ftand before me?

II Who hath prevented me, that I fhould repay him? whatfoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. 13 Who can difcover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?

14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. 15 His fcales are bus pride, fhut up together as with a clofe feal."

To One is fo near to another, that no air can come between them.

17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be fundered.


Job's death.


HEN Job anfwered the LORD, and


2 I know that thou canft do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

3 Who is he that hideth counfel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew


4 Hear, I befeech thee, and I will fpeak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye feeth thee.

6 Wherefore I abhor myfelf, and repent in duft and ashes.

7And it was fo,that after the LORD had fpoken these words unto Job, the LORD faid to Eliphaz the Tema nite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and againft thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing ibat is right, as my fervant Job bath.

8Therefore take unto you now fever bullocks and feven rams, and go to my fervant Job, and offer up for yourfelves a burnt offering; and my fervant Job fhall pray for you: for him 18 By his neefings a light doth will I accept: left I deal with you fhine, and his eyes are like the eye-after your folly, in that ye have not lids of the morning.

19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and fparks of fire leap out. 20 Out of his noftrils goeth fmoke, as out of a feething pot or caldron. 21 His breath kindleth coals, and flame goeth out of his mouth.


22 In his neck remaineth ftrength, and forrow is turned into joy before


23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together they are firm in themfelves; they cannot be moved.

24 His heart is as firm as a ftone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

25 When he raifeth up himfelf, the mighty are afraid: by reafon of breakings they purify themfelves.

26 The fword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the fpear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

27 He efleemeth iron as flraw, and brafs as rotten wood.

28 The arrow cannot make him flee: fling ftones are turned with him into Stubble.

29 Darts are counted as ftubble: he laugheth at the fhaking of a fpear. 30 Sharp ftones are under him: he fpreadeth sharp pointed things upon

the mire.

31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the fea like a pot of ointment.

32 He maketh a path to fhine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

34 lie beholdeth all high things: he és a king over all the children of pride.

poken of me the thing which is right, like my fervant Job.

9. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shubite, and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD alfo accepted Job.

10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: alfo the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

II Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his fifters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his houfe: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man alfo gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold."

12 So the LORD bleffed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thoufand theep, and fix thousand camels, and a thoufand yoke of oxen, and a thousand the affes."

13 He had alfo feven fons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the firft, Jemima; and the name of the fecond, Kezia: and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

15 And in all the land were no women found fo fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and faw his fons, and his fons fons, even four generations, 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.



PSALM 1. LESSED is the man that walketh not in the counfel of the ungodly, nor ftandeth in the way of finners, nor fitteth in the feat of the fcornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he fhall be likea tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his feafon; his leaf alfo fhall not wither; and whatfoever he doeth fhall profper.

4 The ungodly are not fo: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly fhall not ftand in the judgment, nor finners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly fhall perish.


3 But thou, O LORD, art a fhield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

5 1 laid me down and fiept; I awaked; for the LORD fuftained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thou fands of people, that have fet therafelves against me round about.

7 Arife, O LORD; fave me, O my God: for thou haft fmitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou haft broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongetb unto the LORD: thy bleffing is upon thy people. Selah. PSALM IV.

To the chief mufician on Neginoth, a pfalm of David.


my righteoufnefs: thou haft enTEAR me when I call, O God of larged me when I was in diftrefs; have mercy upon me, and hear my

WHY do the heathen rage, and prayer.

the people imagine a vain 20 ye fons of men, how long will thing? ye turn my glory into fhame? bow 2 The kings of the earth fet them-long will ye love vanity, and feek after felves, and the rulers take counfel leading? Selah.

together, againft the LORD, and 3 But know that the LORD hath against his anointed, faying,

3 Let us break their bands afunder, and caft away their cords from us. 4 He that fitteth in the heavens fhall laugh: the LORD fhall have them in derifion.

5 Then fhall he fpeak unto them in bis wrath, and vex them in his fore difpleasure.

6 Yet have I fet my king upon holy hill of Zion.


7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath faid unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten


8 Afk of me, and I fhall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermoft parts of the earth for thy poffeffion.

fet apart him that is godly for him. felf: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4 Stand in awe, and fin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be ftill. Selah.

5 Offer the facrifices of righteouf nefs, and put your truft in the LORD.

6 There be many that fay, Who will fhew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

7 Thou haft put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and fleep: for thou, LORD, only makeft me dwell in fafety. PSALM V.

Thou shalt break them with al¶ To the chief muficlan upon Nehirod of iron; thou fhalt dafh them in pieces like a potter's veffel.

io Be wife now therefore, O ye. kings: be inftructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.


loth, a pfalm of David. IVE ear to my words, O LORD, confider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3 My voice halt thou hear in the 12 Kifs the Son, left he be angry, morning, O LORD; in the morning and ye perish front the way, when will I direct my prayer unto thee, and his wrath is kindled but a little. will look up. Bleffed are all they that put their trust in him.

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4 For thou art not a God that hath pleafure in wickednefs: neither fhall evil dwell with thee,

5 The foolifh fhall not ftand in thy fight: thou hateft all workers of iniquity.

6 Thou fhalt deftroy them that fpeak leafing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy

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