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thers unto the, ostrich ? 14 Which lcayeth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, 15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. 16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers : her labour is vain without fear : 17 Because God hath deprived her of wis. dom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. 18 What time she listeth 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 glo. ry of his nostrils is 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 bę 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.

Chap. XL. The Behemoth, 9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? 10 Deck thyself

now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty. 15 Behold now, bea hemoth, which I made with thee: he eateth grass as an ox. `17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass : his bones are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his word to approach unto him. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food: where all the beasts of the field play. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reeds, and fens. 22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow: the willows of the brook compass him about. 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. 24 He taketh it with his eyes : his nose pierceth through snares. . Chap. XLI. The Leviathan. **CANST thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? 2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? 3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? 4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? 5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird ? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens ? 6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants ? 7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons ? or his head with fish-spears ? 10 None is 30 fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? 11 Who hath prevented me that I should repay him ? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. 14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about 15 His scales

are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. 16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. 17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they can. not be sundered. 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. .

22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 23 The flakes of his fesh are joined together : they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. 24 His heart is as firm as a stone : yea, as hard as a piece of the nether mill stone. 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. 26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot holds the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. 27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. 28 The arrow cannot make him fee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble. 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. 30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp-pointed things upon the mire. 31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot : he maketh the sea ļike a pot of ointment. 32 He maketh a path to shine after him : one would think the deep to be. hoary. 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. 34 He behold. eth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride. . - Chap. XLII. Close of Job's Life.

Then Job answered the Lord, and said, 2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge ? there.

fore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for ine, which I knew not. 4 Heary I beseech thee, and I will speak : 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 seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor my. self, and repent in dust and ashes.

17 And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words únto Job; the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanile, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends : for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. 10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends : also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house : and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him : every man also gave him a piece of inoney, and every one an ear ring of gold. 12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning : for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. 13 He had also seven sons, and three daughters. 15 And in all the land were no women found so 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 saw his sons, and his son's sons, even four generations. 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.


Psalm II. Kingdom of Christ. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the beavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. . 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little: blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalm IV. God's favour is happiness. Hear nie when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress, have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. 2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek afler leasing? 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart bim that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him. 4 Stand in

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