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3. How hast thou coun-1 14 Lo, these are parts of his félled him that hath no wil- / ways; but how little a pordom ? and how hast thou tion is heard of him? but plentifully declared the thing the thunder of his power as it is ? :

who can understand ? 4 To whom hast thou uttered words ? and whose fpi- l ... CHAP. XXVII. rii came from thee? IM Oreover, Job conti

5 Dead things are formed IV nued his parable, and from under the waters, and said, the inhabitants thereof. 2 As God liveth, who hath

6 Hell is naked before taken away my judgment; him, and destruction hath no and the Almighty, who hath covering.

vexed my soul; 7 He stretcheth out the 3 All the while my breath north over the empty place, is in me, and the spirit of and hangeth the earth upon God is in my nostrils; nothing.

14 My lips shall not speak 8 He bindeth up the wa- wickedness, nor my tongue ters in his thick clouds ; utter deceit. and the cloud is not rent 5 God forbid that I should under them. ;

l justify you : till I die, I will 9 He holdeth back the not remove mine integrity face of his throne, and spread from me. eth his cloud upon it.

6 My righteousness I hold 10 He hath compassed fast, and will not let it go; the waters with bounds, un- my heart shall not reproach til the day and night come me so long as I live. to an end.

7 Let mine enemy be as II The pillars of heaven the wicked, and he that tremble, and are astonished riseth up against me as the at his reproof.

unrighteous. 12 He divideth the sea 8 For what is the hope of with his power, and by the hypocrite, though he his understanding he smiteth hath gained, when God through the proud.

taketh away his soul? 13 By his spirit he hath 9 Will God hear his cry garnished the heavens : his when trouble cometh upon hand hath formed the crook- him? ed serpent.

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self in the Almighty? will ] 21 The east wind carrieth he always call upon God? him away, and he departeth:

110 I will teach you by the and as a storm hurleth him hand of God: that which is out of his place. with the Almighty will I 22 For God shall cast upon not conceal.

him, and not spare: he would 12 Behold, all ye your-fain fee out of his hand. selves have seen it; why then 23 Men shall clap their are ye thus altogether vain? hands at him, and shall hiss

13 This is the portion of him out of his place. a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppref- ! CHAP. XXVIII. fors which they shall receive CURELY there is a of the Almighty.

O vein for the silver, and a 14 If his children be mul-. place for gold where they tiplied, it is for the fword : fine it. and his offspring shall not be 2 Iron is taken out of the satisfied with bread. earth, and brass is molten

15 Those that remain of out of the stone. him shall be buried in death; | 3 He setteth an end to and his widows shall not darkness, and searcheth out weep.

all perfection: the stones of .16 Though he heap up darkness, and the shadow of silver as the dust, and pre- death. pare raiment as the clay: 4 The flood breaketh out

17 He may prepare it, but from the inhabitant ; even the juft fhall put it on, and the waters forgotten of the the innocent Thall divide the foot : they are dried up, they silver.

are gone away from men. 18 He buildeth his house 1 5 As for the earth, out of as à moth, and as a booth it cometh bread; and under that the keeper maketh. it is turned up as it were

Iq The rich man shall lie 1 fire... down, but he shall not be 6 The stones of it are the gathered : he openeth his place of fapphires: and it eyes, and he is not.

hath dust of gold. - 20 Terrors take hold on 7 There is a path which him as waters, a tempeft no fowl knoweth, and which stealeth him away in the the vulture's eye hath not night.

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8 The lion's whelps have above rubies. not trodden it, nor the fierce 19 The topaz of Ethiolion paffed by it.

pia shall not equal it, neither 9. He putteth forth his hall it be valued with pure hand upon the rock, he over-gold. ' turneth the mountains by the 20 Whence then cometh roots. .

wisdom ? and where is the 10 He cutteth out rivers place of understanding? among the rocks; and his 21 Seeing it is hid from eye feeth every precious the eyes of all living, and thing. .

kept close from the fowls of 11 He bindeth the floods the air. from overflowing: and the 22 Destruction and death thing that is hid bringeth he say, We have heard the forth to light.

fame thereof with our ears. 12 But where shall wif- 23 God understandeth the dom be found ? and where is way thereof, and he knowthe place of understanding? eth the place thereof:

13 Man knoweth not the 24 For he looketh to the price thereof; neither is it ends of the earth, and seeth found in the land of the liv- under the whole heaven; ing.

25 To make the weight 14 The depth faith, It is for the winds; and he weigh. not in me: and the sea faith, eth the waters by measure. It is not with me. . . 26 When he made a den

15 It cannot be gotten for cree for the rain, and a way gold, neither shall filver be for the lightning of the weighed for, the price there- thunder:

| 27 Then did he see it, 16 It cannot be valued and declare it; he prepared with the gold of Ophir; it, yea, and searched it out. with the precious onyx, or 28 And unto man he faid, the fapphire.

Behold, the fear of the Lord, 17 The gold and the cryf- that is wisdom; and to depart tal cannot equal it: and the from evil is understanding. exchange of it shall not be for

CHAP. XXIX. jewels of fine gold.

18 No mention shall be n O reover, Job contimade of coral, or of pearls: IV nued his parable, and for the price of wisdom is faid,

of,

2 Oh, that I were as in 13 The blessing of him months past, as in the days that was ready to perih when God preserved me: came upon me: and I caused

3 When his candle shined (the widow's heart to sing for upon my head, and when Ijoy. by his light I walked through 14 I put on righteousness, darkness;

and it clothed me: my judg4 As I was in the days of ment was as a robe and a my youth, when the secret diadem. of God was upon my ta- 15 I was eyes to the blind, bernacle;

and feet was I to the lame. 5 When the Almighty 16 I was a father to the was yet with me, when my poor : and the cause which I children were about me; knew not I searched out.

6 When I washed my 17 And I brake the jaws steps with butter, and the of the wicked, and plucked rock poured me out rivers the spoil out of his teeth. of oil;.

| 18 Then I said, I shall 7. When I went out to die in my neft, and I shall the gate through the city, multiply my days as the fånd. when I prepared my seat in 19 My root was spread the ftreet! ...

out by the waters, and the . 8 The young men saw dew lay all night upon my: me, and hid themselves : and branch. the aged arose, and stood up. 1 20 My, glory was fresh

9 The princes refrained in me, and my bow was retalking, and laid their hand newed in my hand. on their mouth.

21 Unto me men gave 10 The nobles held their ear, and waited, and kept peace, and their tongue silence at my counsel. cleaved to the roof of their 22 After my words they mouth.

(pake not again; and my 1. When the ear heard speech dropped upon them. me, then it blessed me; and. 23 And they waited for when the eye saw me, it gave me as for the rain; and they witness to me:

opened their mouth wide, as 12 Because I delivered the for the latter rain. poor that cried, and the fa- 24. If I laughed on them, therless, and him that had they believed it not;, and the none to help him.

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25 I chose out their way, 10 They abhor me, they and fat chief, and dwelt as a flee far from me, and spare king in the army, as one not to spit in my face. that comforteth the mourn i r Because he hath loosed

my cord, and afflicted me,

they have also let loose the Chap. XXX.

bridle before me. D UT now they that are 12 Upon my right hand B younger, than I have rise the youth, they pula me in deriliony whose fathers away my feet, and they raise I would have disdained to up against me the ways of have fet with the dogs of their destruction. my flock.

I. 13 They mar my path, 2 Yea, whereto might the they set forward my calastrength of their hands profit mity, they have no helper. me, in whom old age was 14 They came upon me perished ?

as a wide breaking in of 3 For want and famine waters : in the defolation they were solitary: fleeing they rolled themselves upon into the wilderness in former me. time desolate and waste: 15 Terrors are turned

4 Who cut up mallows upon me : they pursue my by the bushes, and juniper soul as the wind : and my roots for their meat. welfare passeth away as a

5 They were driven forthcloud. from among men : they cried 16 And now my soul is after them as after a thief; poured out upon me: the

6 To dwell in the cliffs days of affliction have takof the valleys, in caves of en hold upon me. . the earth, and in the rocks. 17 My bones are pierced

7 Among the bushes they in me in the night season: preyed; under the nettles and my finews take no rest. they were gathered toge- 18 By the great force of ther.

my disease is my garment 8 They were children of changed: it bindeth me about fools, yea, children of base as the collar of my coat. men; they were viler than 19' He hath cast me into the earth.

the mire, and I am become 9 And now am I their like dust and alhes. song, yea, I am their by-! 20I cry unto thee; and

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