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The King James Bible


Book 18    Job
001:001 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and
        that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and
        eschewed evil.
001:002 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
001:003 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three
        thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five
        hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this
        man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
001:004 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his
        day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to
        drink with them.
001:005 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone
        about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in
        the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the
        number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have
        sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job
        continually.
001:006 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present
        themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
001:007 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan
        answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the
        earth, and from walking up and down in it.
001:008 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant
        Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and
        an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
001:009 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for
        nought?
001:010 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house,
        and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed
        the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the
        land.
001:011 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and
        he will curse thee to thy face.
001:012 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in
        thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So
        Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
001:013 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were
        eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
001:014 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were
        plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
001:015 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they
        have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only
        am escaped alone to tell thee.
001:016 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said,
        The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the
        sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am
        escaped alone to tell thee.
001:017 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said,
        The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels,
        and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with
        the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell
        thee.
001:018 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said,
        Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in
        their eldest brother's house:
001:019 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and
        smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the
        young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to
        tell thee.
001:020 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and
        fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
001:021 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked
        shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken
        away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
001:022 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
002:001 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present
        themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to
        present himself before the LORD.
002:002 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And
        Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in
        the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
002:003 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant
        Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and
        an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and
        still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me
        against him, to destroy him without cause.
002:004 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all
        that a man hath will he give for his life.
002:005 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his
        flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
002:006 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but
        save his life.
002:007 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote
        Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
002:008 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he
        sat down among the ashes.
002:009 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine
        integrity? curse God, and die.
002:010 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish
        women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of
        God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job
        sin with his lips.
002:011 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was
        come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz
        the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the
        Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come
        to mourn with him and to comfort him.
002:012 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not,
        they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one
        his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
002:013 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven
        nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his
        grief was very great.
003:001 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
003:002 And Job spake, and said,
003:003 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which
        it was said, There is a man child conceived.
003:004 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above,
        neither let the light shine upon it.
003:005 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud
        dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
003:006 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be
        joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the
        number of the months.
003:007 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come
        therein.
003:008 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise
        up their mourning.
003:009 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for
        light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the
        day:
003:010 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid
        sorrow from mine eyes.
003:011 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost
        when I came out of the belly?
003:012 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should
        suck?
003:013 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have
        slept: then had I been at rest,
003:014 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate
        places for themselves;
003:015 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with
        silver:
003:016 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants
        which never saw light.
003:017 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be
        at rest.
003:018 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of
        the oppressor.
003:019 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from
        his master.
003:020 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life
        unto the bitter in soul;
003:021 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more
        than for hid treasures;
003:022 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find
        the grave?
003:023 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God
        hath hedged in?
003:024 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured
        out like the waters.
003:025 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that
        which I was afraid of is come unto me.
003:026 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet;
        yet trouble came.
004:001 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
004:002 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but
        who can withhold himself from speaking?
004:003 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened
        the weak hands.
004:004 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast
        strengthened the feeble knees.
004:005 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth
        thee, and thou art troubled.
004:006 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the
        uprightness of thy ways?
004:007 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or
        where were the righteous cut off?
004:008 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow
        wickedness, reap the same.
004:009 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his
        nostrils are they consumed.
004:010 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and
        the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
004:011 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's
        whelps are scattered abroad.
004:012 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received
        a little thereof.
004:013 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep
        falleth on men,
004:014 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to
        shake.
004:015 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh
        stood up:
004:016 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an
        image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a
        voice, saying,
004:017 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more
        pure than his maker?
004:018 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he
        charged with folly:
004:019 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose
        foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
004:020 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for
        ever without any regarding it.
004:021 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die,
        even without wisdom.
005:001 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which
        of the saints wilt thou turn?
005:002 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly
        one.
005:003 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his
        habitation.
005:004 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the
        gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
005:005 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of
        the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
005:006 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth
        trouble spring out of the ground;
005:007 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
005:008 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
005:009 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things
        without number:
005:010 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the
        fields:
005:011 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn
        may be exalted to safety.
005:012 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their
        hands cannot perform their enterprise.
005:013 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of
        the froward is carried headlong.
005:014 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the
        noonday as in the night.
005:015 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and
        from the hand of the mighty.
005:016 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
005:017 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore
        despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
005:018 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands
        make whole.
005:019 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there
        shall no evil touch thee.
005:020 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the
        power of the sword.
005:021 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither
        shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
005:022 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou
        be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
005:023 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and
        the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
005:024 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and
        thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
005:025 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine
        offspring as the grass of the earth.
005:026 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of
        corn cometh in in his season.
005:027 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou
        it for thy good.
006:001 But Job answered and said,
006:002 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid
        in the balances together!
006:003 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea:
        therefore my words are swallowed up.
006:004 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison
        whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set
        themselves in array against me.
006:005 Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox
        over his fodder?
006:006 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there
        any taste in the white of an egg?
006:007 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful
        meat.
006:008 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me
        the thing that I long for!
006:009 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let
        loose his hand, and cut me off!
006:010 Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in
        sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words
        of the Holy One.
006:011 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end,
        that I should prolong my life?
006:012 Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of
        brass?
006:013 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
006:014 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his
        friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
006:015 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the
        stream of brooks they pass away;
006:016 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow
        is hid:
006:017 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are
        consumed out of their place.
006:018 The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing,
        and perish.
006:019 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for
        them.
006:020 They were confounded because they had hoped; they came
        thither, and were ashamed.
006:021 For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are
        afraid.
006:022 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your
        substance?
006:023 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the
        hand of the mighty?
006:024 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to
        understand wherein I have erred.
006:025 How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing
        reprove?
006:026 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that
        is desperate, which are as wind?
006:027 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your
        friend.
006:028 Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto
        you if I lie.
006:029 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again,
        my righteousness is in it.
006:030 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern
        perverse things?
007:001 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his
        days also like the days of an hireling?
007:002 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling
        looketh for the reward of his work:
007:003 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights
        are appointed to me.
007:004 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be
        gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of
        the day.
007:005 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is
        broken, and become loathsome.
007:006 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent
        without hope.
007:007 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see
        good.
007:008 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine
        eyes are upon me, and I am not.
007:009 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth
        down to the grave shall come up no more.
007:010 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place
        know him any more.
007:011 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the
        anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my
        soul.
007:012 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
007:013 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my
        complaints;
007:014 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through
        visions:
007:015 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my
        life.
007:016 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days
        are vanity.
007:017 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou
        shouldest set thine heart upon him?
007:018 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him
        every moment?
007:019 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I
        swallow down my spittle?
007:020 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of
        men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am
        a burden to myself?
007:021 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away
        my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt
        seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
008:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
008:002 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the
        words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
008:003 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert
        justice?
008:004 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them
        away for their transgression;
008:005 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy
        supplication to the Almighty;
008:006 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for
        thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
008:007 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should
        greatly increase.
008:008 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare
        thyself to the search of their fathers:
008:009 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our
        days upon earth are a shadow:)
008:010 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out
        of their heart?
008:011 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without
        water?
008:012 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it
        withereth before any other herb.
008:013 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's
        hope shall perish:
008:014 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a
        spider's web.
008:015 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall
        hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
008:016 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in
        his garden.
008:017 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of
        stones.
008:018 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him,
        saying, I have not seen thee.
008:019 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall
        others grow.
008:020 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he
        help the evil doers:
008:021 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with
        rejoicing.
008:022 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the
        dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
009:001 Then Job answered and said,
009:002 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with
        God?
009:003 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a
        thousand.
009:004 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened
        himself against him, and hath prospered?
009:005 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which
        overturneth them in his anger.
009:006 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars
        thereof tremble.
009:007 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up
        the stars.
009:008 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the
        waves of the sea.
009:009 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers
        of the south.
009:010 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders
        without number.
009:011 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but
        I perceive him not.
009:012 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto
        him, What doest thou?
009:013 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop
        under him.
009:014 How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to
        reason with him?
009:015 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I
        would make supplication to my judge.
009:016 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not
        believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
009:017 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds
        without cause.
009:018 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with
        bitterness.
009:019 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment,
        who shall set me a time to plead?
009:020 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I
        say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
009:021 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would
        despise my life.
009:022 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the
        perfect and the wicked.
009:023 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of
        the innocent.
009:024 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth
        the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
009:025 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see
        no good.
009:026 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that
        hasteth to the prey.
009:027 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my
        heaviness, and comfort myself:
009:028 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold
        me innocent.
009:029 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
009:030 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so
        clean;
009:031 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes
        shall abhor me.
009:032 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we
        should come together in judgment.
009:033 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his
        hand upon us both.
009:034 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear
        terrify me:
009:035 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with
        me.
010:001 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon
        myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
010:002 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou
        contendest with me.
010:003 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou
        shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the
        counsel of the wicked?
010:004 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?
010:005 Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,
010:006 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after
        my sin?
010:007 Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can
        deliver out of thine hand.
010:008 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round
        about; yet thou dost destroy me.
010:009 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay;
        and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
010:010 Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like
        cheese?
010:011 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me
        with bones and sinews.
010:012 Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath
        preserved my spirit.
010:013 And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that
        this is with thee.
010:014 If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me
        from mine iniquity.
010:015 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I
        not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see
        thou mine affliction;
010:016 For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again
        thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.
010:017 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine
        indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.
010:018 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh
        that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!
010:019 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have
        been carried from the womb to the grave.
010:020 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may
        take comfort a little,
010:021 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of
        darkness and the shadow of death;
010:022 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of
        death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
011:001 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
011:002 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a
        man full of talk be justified?
011:003 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou
        mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
011:004 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in
        thine eyes.
011:005 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
011:006 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they
        are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth
        of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
011:007 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the
        Almighty unto perfection?
011:008 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell;
        what canst thou know?
011:009 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than
        the sea.
011:010 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can
        hinder him?
011:011 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not
        then consider it?
011:012 For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild
        ass's colt.
011:013 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands
        toward him;
011:014 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not
        wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
011:015 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou
        shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
011:016 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as
        waters that pass away:
011:017 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt
        shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
011:018 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou
        shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
011:019 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;
        yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
011:020 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not
        escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
012:001 And Job answered and said,
012:002 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
012:003 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to
        you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
012:004 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and
        he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
012:005 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised
        in the thought of him that is at ease.
012:006 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God
        are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
012:007 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the
        fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
012:008 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes
        of the sea shall declare unto thee.
012:009 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath
        wrought this?
012:010 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the
        breath of all mankind.
012:011 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
012:012 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days
        understanding.
012:013 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and
        understanding.
012:014 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he
        shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
012:015 Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he
        sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
012:016 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver
        are his.
012:017 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges
        fools.
012:018 He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a
        girdle.
012:019 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.
012:020 He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the
        understanding of the aged.
012:021 He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength
        of the mighty.
012:022 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out
        to light the shadow of death.
012:023 He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth
        the nations, and straiteneth them again.
012:024 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the
        earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there
        is no way.
012:025 They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to
        stagger like a drunken man.
013:001 Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and
        understood it.
013:002 What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto
        you.
013:003 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason
        with God.
013:004 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
013:005 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be
        your wisdom.
013:006 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my
        lips.
013:007 Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
013:008 Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?
013:009 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man
        mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
013:010 He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.
013:011 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall
        upon you?
013:012 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies
        of clay.
013:013 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come
        on me what will.
013:014 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in
        mine hand?
013:015 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will
        maintain mine own ways before him.
013:016 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come
        before him.
013:017 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
013:018 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be
        justified.
013:019 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my
        tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
013:020 Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself
        from thee.
013:021 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me
        afraid.
013:022 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer
        thou me.
013:023 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my
        transgression and my sin.
013:024 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine
        enemy?
013:025 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue
        the dry stubble?
013:026 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to
        possess the iniquities of my youth.
013:027 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly
        unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my
        feet.
013:028 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is
        moth eaten.
014:001 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of
        trouble.
014:002 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also
        as a shadow, and continueth not.
014:003 And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest
        me into judgment with thee?
014:004 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
014:005 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are
        with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
014:006 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as
        an hireling, his day.
014:007 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will
        sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not
        cease.
014:008 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock
        thereof die in the ground;
014:009 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth
        boughs like a plant.
014:010 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost,
        and where is he?
014:011 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and
        drieth up:
014:012 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no
        more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
014:013 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest
        keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest
        appoint me a set time, and remember me!
014:014 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my
        appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
014:015 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a
        desire to the work of thine hands.
014:016 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my
        sin?
014:017 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up
        mine iniquity.
014:018 And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the
        rock is removed out of his place.
014:019 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which
        grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the
        hope of man.
014:020 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou
        changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
014:021 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are
        brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
014:022 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within
        him shall mourn.
015:001 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
015:002 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly
        with the east wind?
015:003 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches
        wherewith he can do no good?
015:004 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
015:005 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the
        tongue of the crafty.
015:006 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own
        lips testify against thee.
015:007 Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before
        the hills?
015:008 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain
        wisdom to thyself?
015:009 What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou,
        which is not in us?
015:010 With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder
        than thy father.
015:011 Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any
        secret thing with thee?
015:012 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes
        wink at,
015:013 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such
        words go out of thy mouth?
015:014 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of
        a woman, that he should be righteous?
015:015 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens
        are not clean in his sight.
015:016 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh
        iniquity like water?
015:017 I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will
        declare;
015:018 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid
        it:
015:019 Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed
        among them.
015:020 The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the
        number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
015:021 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer
        shall come upon him.
015:022 He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he
        is waited for of the sword.
015:023 He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth
        that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
015:024 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail
        against him, as a king ready to the battle.
015:025 For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth
        himself against the Almighty.
015:026 He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses
        of his bucklers:
015:027 Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh
        collops of fat on his flanks.
015:028 And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man
        inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
015:029 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue,
        neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the
        earth.
015:030 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up
        his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
015:031 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall
        be his recompence.
015:032 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall
        not be green.
015:033 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall
        cast off his flower as the olive.
015:034 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire
        shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
015:035 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their
        belly prepareth deceit.
016:001 Then Job answered and said,
016:002 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye
        all.
016:003 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that
        thou answerest?
016:004 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's
        stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head
        at you.
016:005 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my
        lips should asswage your grief.
016:006 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I
        forbear, what am I eased?
016:007 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my
        company.
016:008 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness
        against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to
        my face.
016:009 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me
        with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
016:010 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me
        upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves
        together against me.
016:011 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into
        the hands of the wicked.
016:012 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also
        taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up
        for his mark.
016:013 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins
        asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the
        ground.
016:014 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me
        like a giant.
016:015 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in
        the dust.
016:016 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow
        of death;
016:017 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
016:018 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no
        place.
016:019 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on
        high.
016:020 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
016:021 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth
        for his neighbour!
016:022 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I
        shall not return.
017:001 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are
        ready for me.
017:002 Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue
        in their provocation?
017:003 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that
        will strike hands with me?
017:004 For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore
        shalt thou not exalt them.
017:005 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his
        children shall fail.
017:006 He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I
        was as a tabret.
017:007 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members
        are as a shadow.
017:008 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall
        stir up himself against the hypocrite.
017:009 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath
        clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
017:010 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot
        find one wise man among you.
017:011 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the
        thoughts of my heart.
017:012 They change the night into day: the light is short because of
        darkness.
017:013 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the
        darkness.
017:014 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm,
        Thou art my mother, and my sister.
017:015 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
017:016 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest
        together is in the dust.
018:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
018:002 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and
        afterwards we will speak.
018:003 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your
        sight?
018:004 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken
        for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
018:005 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark
        of his fire shall not shine.
018:006 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle
        shall be put out with him.
018:007 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own
        counsel shall cast him down.
018:008 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon
        a snare.
018:009 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall
        prevail against him.
018:010 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in
        the way.
018:011 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive
        him to his feet.
018:012 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be
        ready at his side.
018:013 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn
        of death shall devour his strength.
018:014 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it
        shall bring him to the king of terrors.
018:015 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his:
        brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
018:016 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his
        branch be cut off.
018:017 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have
        no name in the street.
018:018 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of
        the world.
018:019 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any
        remaining in his dwellings.
018:020 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they
        that went before were affrighted.
018:021 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the
        place of him that knoweth not God.
019:001 Then Job answered and said,
019:002 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with
        words?
019:003 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that
        ye make yourselves strange to me.
019:004 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with
        myself.
019:005 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead
        against me my reproach:
019:006 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me
        with his net.
019:007 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud,
        but there is no judgment.
019:008 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set
        darkness in my paths.
019:009 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my
        head.
019:010 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine
        hope hath he removed like a tree.
019:011 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me
        unto him as one of his enemies.
019:012 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me,
        and encamp round about my tabernacle.
019:013 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are
        verily estranged from me.
019:014 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have
        forgotten me.
019:015 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a
        stranger: I am an alien in their sight.
019:016 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him
        with my mouth.
019:017 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the
        children's sake of mine own body.
019:018 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake
        against me.
019:019 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are
        turned against me.
019:020 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped
        with the skin of my teeth.
019:021 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the
        hand of God hath touched me.
019:022 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my
        flesh?
019:023 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed
        in a book!
019:024 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock
        for ever!
019:025 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at
        the latter day upon the earth:
019:026 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my
        flesh shall I see God:
019:027 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and
        not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
019:028 But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of
        the matter is found in me?
019:029 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments
        of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.
020:001 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
020:002 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I
        make haste.
020:003 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my
        understanding causeth me to answer.
020:004 Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
020:005 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the
        hypocrite but for a moment?
020:006 Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head
        reach unto the clouds;
020:007 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which
        have seen him shall say, Where is he?
020:008 He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he
        shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
020:009 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither
        shall his place any more behold him.
020:010 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands
        shall restore their goods.
020:011 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie
        down with him in the dust.
020:012 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it
        under his tongue;
020:013 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still
        within his mouth:
020:014 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps
        within him.
020:015 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up
        again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
020:016 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall
        slay him.
020:017 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey
        and butter.
020:018 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not
        swallow it down: according to his substance shall the
        restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
020:019 Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because
        he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
020:020 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not
        save of that which he desired.
020:021 There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man
        look for his goods.
020:022 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits:
        every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
020:023 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of
        his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is
        eating.
020:024 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall
        strike him through.
020:025 It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering
        sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.
020:026 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not
        blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left
        in his tabernacle.
020:027 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise
        up against him.
020:028 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall
        flow away in the day of his wrath.
020:029 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage
        appointed unto him by God.
021:001 But Job answered and said,
021:002 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
021:003 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock
        on.
021:004 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why
        should not my spirit be troubled?
021:005 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.
021:006 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on
        my flesh.
021:007 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in
        power?
021:008 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their
        offspring before their eyes.
021:009 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God
        upon them.
021:010 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and
        casteth not her calf.
021:011 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their
        children dance.
021:012 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of
        the organ.
021:013 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to
        the grave.
021:014 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not
        the knowledge of thy ways.
021:015 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what
        profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
021:016 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked
        is far from me.
021:017 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft
        cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows
        in his anger.
021:018 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the
        storm carrieth away.
021:019 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him,
        and he shall know it.
021:020 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the
        wrath of the Almighty.
021:021 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the
        number of his months is cut off in the midst?
021:022 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that
        are high.
021:023 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and
        quiet.
021:024 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with
        marrow.
021:025 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never
        eateth with pleasure.
021:026 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall
        cover them.
021:027 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye
        wrongfully imagine against me.
021:028 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are
        the dwelling places of the wicked?
021:029 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know
        their tokens,
021:030 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they
        shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
021:031 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him
        what he hath done?
021:032 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the
        tomb.
021:033 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man
        shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
021:034 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there
        remaineth falsehood?
022:001 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
022:002 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be
        profitable unto himself?
022:003 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?
        or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
022:004 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee
        into judgment?
022:005 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?
022:006 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and
        stripped the naked of their clothing.
022:007 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast
        withholden bread from the hungry.
022:008 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the
        honourable man dwelt in it.
022:009 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the
        fatherless have been broken.
022:010 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear
        troubleth thee;
022:011 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters
        cover thee.
022:012 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of
        the stars, how high they are!
022:013 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the
        dark cloud?
022:014 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he
        walketh in the circuit of heaven.
022:015 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
022:016 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was
        overflown with a flood:
022:017 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty
        do for them?
022:018 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel
        of the wicked is far from me.
022:019 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh
        them to scorn.
022:020 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them
        the fire consumeth.
022:021 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good
        shall come unto thee.
022:022 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his
        words in thine heart.
022:023 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou
        shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
022:024 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as
        the stones of the brooks.
022:025 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have
        plenty of silver.
022:026 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and
        shalt lift up thy face unto God.
022:027 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee,
        and thou shalt pay thy vows.
022:028 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established
        unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
022:029 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting
        up; and he shall save the humble person.
022:030 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is
        delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
023:001 Then Job answered and said,
023:002 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than
        my groaning.
023:003 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even
        to his seat!
023:004 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with
        arguments.
023:005 I would know the words which he would answer me, and
        understand what he would say unto me.
023:006 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he
        would put strength in me.
023:007 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be
        delivered for ever from my judge.
023:008 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I
        cannot perceive him:
023:009 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him:
        he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
023:010 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I
        shall come forth as gold.
023:011 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not
        declined.
023:012 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I
        have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary
        food.
023:013 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul
        desireth, even that he doeth.
023:014 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many
        such things are with him.
023:015 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am
        afraid of him.
023:016 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
023:017 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he
        covered the darkness from my face.
024:001 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they
        that know him not see his days?
024:002 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks,
        and feed thereof.
024:003 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the
        widow's ox for a pledge.
024:004 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide
        themselves together.
024:005 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their
        work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food
        for them and for their children.
024:006 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the
        vintage of the wicked.
024:007 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have
        no covering in the cold.
024:008 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace
        the rock for want of a shelter.
024:009 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge
        of the poor.
024:010 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take
        away the sheaf from the hungry;
024:011 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their
        winepresses, and suffer thirst.
024:012 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded
        crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
024:013 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not
        the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
024:014 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy,
        and in the night is as a thief.
024:015 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
        saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.
024:016 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for
        themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
024:017 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one
        know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
024:018 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the
        earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
024:019 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave
        those which have sinned.
024:020 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him;
        he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken
        as a tree.
024:021 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not
        good to the widow.
024:022 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and
        no man is sure of life.
024:023 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth;
        yet his eyes are upon their ways.
024:024 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought
        low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off
        as the tops of the ears of corn.
024:025 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my
        speech nothing worth?
025:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
025:002 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high
        places.
025:003 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his
        light arise?
025:004 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean
        that is born of a woman?
025:005 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars
        are not pure in his sight.
025:006 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which
        is a worm?
026:001 But Job answered and said,
026:002 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest
        thou the arm that hath no strength?
026:003 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast
        thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
026:004 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from
        thee?
026:005 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the
        inhabitants thereof.
026:006 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
026:007 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth
        the earth upon nothing.
026:008 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is
        not rent under them.
026:009 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his
        cloud upon it.
026:010 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and
        night come to an end.
026:011 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his
        reproof.
026:012 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding
        he smiteth through the proud.
026:013 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath
        formed the crooked serpent.
026:014 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is
        heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
027:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
027:002 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the
        Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
027:003 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in
        my nostrils;
027:004 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
        deceit.
027:005 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not
        remove mine integrity from me.
027:006 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart
        shall not reproach me so long as I live.
027:007 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against
        me as the unrighteous.
027:008 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
        when God taketh away his soul?
027:009 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
027:010 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call
        upon God?
027:011 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the
        Almighty will I not conceal.
027:012 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus
        altogether vain?
027:013 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage
        of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
027:014 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his
        offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
027:015 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
        widows shall not weep.
027:016 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as
        the clay;
027:017 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the
        innocent shall divide the silver.
027:018 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the
        keeper maketh.
027:019 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he
        openeth his eyes, and he is not.
027:020 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him
        away in the night.
027:021 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a
        storm hurleth him out of his place.
027:022 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee
        out of his hand.
027:023 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of
        his place.
028:001 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold
        where they fine it.
028:002 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the
        stone.
028:003 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all
        perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
028:004 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters
        forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away
        from men.
028:005 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is
        turned up as it were fire.
028:006 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust
        of gold.
028:007 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's
        eye hath not seen:
028:008 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion
        passed by it.
028:009 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the
        mountains by the roots.
028:010 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every
        precious thing.
028:011 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is
        hid bringeth he forth to light.
028:012 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of
        understanding?
028:013 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the
        land of the living.
028:014 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not
        with me.
028:015 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed
        for the price thereof.
028:016 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious
        onyx, or the sapphire.
028:017 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of
        it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
028:018 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price
        of wisdom is above rubies.
028:019 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be
        valued with pure gold.
028:020 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of
        understanding?
028:021 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close
        from the fowls of the air.
028:022 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with
        our ears.
028:023 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place
        thereof.
028:024 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the
        whole heaven;
028:025 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters
        by measure.
028:026 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the
        lightning of the thunder:
028:027 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and
        searched it out.
028:028 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is
        wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
029:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
029:002 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God
        preserved me;
029:003 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I
        walked through darkness;
029:004 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was
        upon my tabernacle;
029:005 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about
        me;
029:006 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out
        rivers of oil;
029:007 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared
        my seat in the street!
029:008 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose,
        and stood up.
029:009 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their
        mouth.
029:010 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the
        roof of their mouth.
029:011 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye
        saw me, it gave witness to me:
029:012 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
        and him that had none to help him.
029:013 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and
        I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
029:014 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as
        a robe and a diadem.
029:015 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
029:016 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
        searched out.
029:017 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out
        of his teeth.
029:018 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my
        days as the sand.
029:019 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
        night upon my branch.
029:020 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
029:021 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
        counsel.
029:022 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped
        upon them.
029:023 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
        mouth wide as for the latter rain.
029:024 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of
        my countenance they cast not down.
029:025 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in
        the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
030:001 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision,
        whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs
        of my flock.
030:002 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in
        whom old age was perished?
030:003 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the
        wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
030:004 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their
        meat.
030:005 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them
        as after a thief;)
030:006 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth,
        and in the rocks.
030:007 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were
        gathered together.
030:008 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they
        were viler than the earth.
030:009 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
030:010 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in
        my face.
030:011 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have
        also let loose the bridle before me.
030:012 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and
        they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
030:013 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no
        helper.
030:014 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the
        desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
030:015 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind:
        and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
030:016 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction
        have taken hold upon me.
030:017 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews
        take no rest.
030:018 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it
        bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
030:019 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and
        ashes.
030:020 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and
        thou regardest me not.
030:021 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou
        opposest thyself against me.
030:022 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon
        it, and dissolvest my substance.
030:023 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house
        appointed for all living.
030:024 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though
        they cry in his destruction.
030:025 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul
        grieved for the poor?
030:026 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I
        waited for light, there came darkness.
030:027 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction
        prevented me.
030:028 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in
        the congregation.
030:029 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
030:030 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
030:031 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the
        voice of them that weep.
031:001 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon
        a maid?
031:002 For what portion of God is there from above? and what
        inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
031:003 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to
        the workers of iniquity?
031:004 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
031:005 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to
        deceit;
031:006 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine
        integrity.
031:007 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked
        after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
031:008 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be
        rooted out.
031:009 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid
        wait at my neighbour's door;
031:010 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down
        upon her.
031:011 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be
        punished by the judges.
031:012 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root
        out all mine increase.
031:013 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my
        maidservant, when they contended with me;
031:014 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth,
        what shall I answer him?
031:015 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one
        fashion us in the womb?
031:016 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused
        the eyes of the widow to fail;
031:017 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath
        not eaten thereof;
031:018 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a
        father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
031:019 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor
        without covering;
031:020 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed
        with the fleece of my sheep;
031:021 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw
        my help in the gate:
031:022 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be
        broken from the bone.
031:023 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of
        his highness I could not endure.
031:024 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold,
        Thou art my confidence;
031:025 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine
        hand had gotten much;
031:026 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
        brightness;
031:027 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath
        kissed my hand:
031:028 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I
        should have denied the God that is above.
031:029 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or
        lifted up myself when evil found him:
031:030 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to
        his soul.
031:031 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his
        flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
031:032 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my
        doors to the traveller.
031:033 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine
        iniquity in my bosom:
031:034 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families
        terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
031:035 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the
        Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written
        a book.
031:036 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a
        crown to me.
031:037 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince
        would I go near unto him.
031:038 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise
        thereof complain;
031:039 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have
        caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
031:040 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of
        barley. The words of Job are ended.
032:001 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was
        righteous in his own eyes.
032:002 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the
        Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath
        kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
032:003 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because
        they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
032:004 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were
        elder than he.
032:005 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these
        three men, then his wrath was kindled.
032:006 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I
        am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and
        durst not shew you mine opinion.
032:007 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach
        wisdom.
032:008 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the
        Almighty giveth them understanding.
032:009 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand
        judgment.
032:010 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine
        opinion.
032:011 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons,
        whilst ye searched out what to say.
032:012 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you
        that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
032:013 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth
        him down, not man.
032:014 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I
        answer him with your speeches.
032:015 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off
        speaking.
032:016 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and
        answered no more;)
032:017 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine
        opinion.
032:018 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
032:019 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to
        burst like new bottles.
032:020 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and
        answer.
032:021 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let
        me give flattering titles unto man.
032:022 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker
        would soon take me away.
033:001 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to
        all my words.
033:002 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in
        my mouth.
033:003 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips
        shall utter knowledge clearly.
033:004 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty
        hath given me life.
033:005 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me,
        stand up.
033:006 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am
        formed out of the clay.
033:007 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my
        hand be heavy upon thee.
033:008 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the
        voice of thy words, saying,
033:009 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is
        there iniquity in me.
033:010 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for
        his enemy,
033:011 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
033:012 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that
        God is greater than man.
033:013 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of
        any of his matters.
033:014 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
033:015 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth
        upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
033:016 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their
        instruction,
033:017 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from
        man.
033:018 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from
        perishing by the sword.
033:019 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude
        of his bones with strong pain:
033:020 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
033:021 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his
        bones that were not seen stick out.
033:022 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the
        destroyers.
033:023 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a
        thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
033:024 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from
        going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
033:025 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to
        the days of his youth:
033:026 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him:
        and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto
        man his righteousness.
033:027 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and
        perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
033:028 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life
        shall see the light.
033:029 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
033:030 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with
        the light of the living.
033:031 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will
        speak.
033:032 If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire
        to justify thee.
033:033 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach
        thee wisdom.
034:001 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
034:002 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that
        have knowledge.
034:003 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
034:004 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what
        is good.
034:005 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my
        judgment.
034:006 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without
        transgression.
034:007 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
034:008 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and
        walketh with wicked men.
034:009 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should
        delight himself with God.
034:010 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it
        from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty,
        that he should commit iniquity.
034:011 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause
        every man to find according to his ways.
034:012 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the
        Almighty pervert judgment.
034:013 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath
        disposed the whole world?
034:014 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his
        spirit and his breath;
034:015 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto
        dust.
034:016 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the
        voice of my words.
034:017 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn
        him that is most just?
034:018 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes,
        Ye are ungodly?
034:019 How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of
        princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they
        all are the work of his hands.
034:020 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled
        at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away
        without hand.
034:021 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
        goings.
034:022 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers
        of iniquity may hide themselves.
034:023 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should
        enter into judgment with God.
034:024 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set
        others in their stead.
034:025 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in
        the night, so that they are destroyed.
034:026 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
034:027 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any
        of his ways:
034:028 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and
        he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
034:029 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when
        he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be
        done against a nation, or against a man only:
034:030 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
034:031 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne
        chastisement, I will not offend any more:
034:032 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I
        will do no more.
034:033 Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it,
        whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I:
        therefore speak what thou knowest.
034:034 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken
        unto me.
034:035 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without
        wisdom.
034:036 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his
        answers for wicked men.
034:037 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands
        among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
035:001 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
035:002 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My
        righteousness is more than God's?
035:003 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and,
        What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
035:004 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
035:005 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which
        are higher than thou.
035:006 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy
        transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
035:007 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth
        he of thine hand?
035:008 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
        righteousness may profit the son of man.
035:009 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
        oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the
        mighty.
035:010 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the
        night;
035:011 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh
        us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
035:012 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride
        of evil men.
035:013 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty
        regard it.
035:014 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is
        before him; therefore trust thou in him.
035:015 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger;
        yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
035:016 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth
        words without knowledge.
036:001 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
036:002 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to
        speak on God's behalf.
036:003 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe
        righteousness to my Maker.
036:004 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in
        knowledge is with thee.
036:005 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in
        strength and wisdom.
036:006 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to
        the poor.
036:007 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.
036:008 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of
        affliction;
036:009 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that
        they have exceeded.
036:010 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that
        they return from iniquity.
036:011 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in
        prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
036:012 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they
        shall die without knowledge.
036:013 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when
        he bindeth them.
036:014 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
036:015 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their
        ears in oppression.
036:016 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a
        broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which
        should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
036:017 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment
        and justice take hold on thee.
036:018 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his
        stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
036:019 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of
        strength.
036:020 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
036:021 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen
        rather than affliction.
036:022 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
036:023 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast
        wrought iniquity?
036:024 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
036:025 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
036:026 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the
        number of his years be searched out.
036:027 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain
        according to the vapour thereof:
036:028 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
036:029 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the
        noise of his tabernacle?
036:030 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the
        bottom of the sea.
036:031 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in
        abundance.
036:032 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to
        shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
036:033 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also
        concerning the vapour.
037:001 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his
        place.
037:002 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that
        goeth out of his mouth.
037:003 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto
        the ends of the earth.
037:004 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his
        excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
037:005 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth
        he, which we cannot comprehend.
037:006 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to
        the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
037:007 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his
        work.
037:008 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
037:009 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
        north.
037:010 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the
        waters is straitened.
037:011 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth
        his bright cloud:
037:012 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do
        whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in
        the earth.
037:013 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his
        land, or for mercy.
037:014 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the
        wondrous works of God.
037:015 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of
        his cloud to shine?
037:016 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous
        works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
037:017 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the
        south wind?
037:018 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as
        a molten looking glass?
037:019 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our
        speech by reason of darkness.
037:020 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he
        shall be swallowed up.
037:021 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds:
        but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
037:022 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
        majesty.
037:023 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
        in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will
        not afflict.
037:024 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise
        of heart.
038:001 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
038:002 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
038:003 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
        and answer thou me.
038:004 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
        declare, if thou hast understanding.
038:005 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
        hath stretched the line upon it?
038:006 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
        the corner stone thereof;
038:007 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
        shouted for joy?
038:008 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if
        it had issued out of the womb?
038:009 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
        a swaddlingband for it,
038:010 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
038:011 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here
        shall thy proud waves be stayed?
038:012 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the
        dayspring to know his place;
038:013 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the
        wicked might be shaken out of it?
038:014 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
038:015 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high
        arm shall be broken.
038:016 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou
        walked in the search of the depth?
038:017 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou
        seen the doors of the shadow of death?
038:018 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou
        knowest it all.
038:019 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
        where is the place thereof,
038:020 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
        thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
038:021 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the
        number of thy days is great?
038:022 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou
        seen the treasures of the hail,
038:023 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the
        day of battle and war?
038:024 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east
        wind upon the earth?
038:025 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
        or a way for the lightning of thunder;
038:026 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the
        wilderness, wherein there is no man;
038:027 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud
        of the tender herb to spring forth?
038:028 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
038:029 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
        who hath gendered it?
038:030 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep
        is frozen.
038:031 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the
        bands of Orion?
038:032 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
        guide Arcturus with his sons?
038:033 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the
        dominion thereof in the earth?
038:034 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of
        waters may cover thee?
038:035 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto
        thee, Here we are?
038:036 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given
        understanding to the heart?
038:037 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the
        bottles of heaven,
038:038 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast
        together?
038:039 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of
        the young lions,
038:040 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie
        in wait?
038:041 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry
        unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
039:001 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring
        forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
039:002 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou
        the time when they bring forth?
039:003 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they
        cast out their sorrows.
039:004 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn;
        they go forth, and return not unto them.
039:005 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the
        bands of the wild ass?
039:006 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land
        his dwellings.
039:007 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he
        the crying of the driver.
039:008 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth
        after every green thing.
039:009 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy
        crib?
039:010 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or
        will he harrow the valleys after thee?
039:011 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt
        thou leave thy labour to him?
039:012 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and
        gather it into thy barn?
039:013 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and
        feathers unto the ostrich?
039:014 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
039:015 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild
        beast may break them.
039:016 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were
        not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;
039:017 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he
        imparted to her understanding.
039:018 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the
        horse and his rider.
039:019 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck
        with thunder?
039:020 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his
        nostrils is terrible.
039:021 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he
        goeth on to meet the armed men.
039:022 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he
        back from the sword.
039:023 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the
        shield.
039:024 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
        believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
039:025 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the
        battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the
        shouting.
039:026 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
        the south?
039:027 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on
        high?
039:028 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the
        rock, and the strong place.
039:029 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
        off.
039:030 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
        there is she.
040:001 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
040:002 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he
        that reproveth God, let him answer it.
040:003 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
040:004 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine
        hand upon my mouth.
040:005 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I
        will proceed no further.
040:006 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and
        said,
040:007 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
        declare thou unto me.
040:008 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
        that thou mayest be righteous?
040:009 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
        like him?
040:010 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array
        thyself with glory and beauty.
040:011 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that
        is proud, and abase him.
040:012 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
        down the wicked in their place.
040:013 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in
        secret.
040:014 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
        can save thee.
040:015 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
        as an ox.
040:016 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the
        navel of his belly.
040:017 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
        wrapped together.
040:018 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
        bars of iron.
040:019 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
        his sword to approach unto him.
040:020 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the
        beasts of the field play.
040:021 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
        fens.
040:022 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of
        the brook compass him about.
040:023 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
        that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
040:024 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
041:001 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with
        a cord which thou lettest down?
041:002 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
        with a thorn?
041:003 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft
        words unto thee?
041:004 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a
        servant for ever?
041:005 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him
        for thy maidens?
041:006 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part
        him among the merchants?
041:007 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with
        fish spears?
041:008 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
041:009 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down
        even at the sight of him?
041:010 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to
        stand before me?
041:011 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is
        under the whole heaven is mine.
041:012 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
        proportion.
041:013 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to
        him with his double bridle?
041:014 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible
        round about.
041:015 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close
        seal.
041:016 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
041:017 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they
        cannot be sundered.
041:018 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
        eyelids of the morning.
041:019 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap
        out.
041:020 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or
        caldron.
041:021 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
041:022 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy
        before him.
041:023 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in
        themselves; they cannot be moved.
041:024 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of
        the nether millstone.
041:025 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason
        of breakings they purify themselves.
041:026 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear,
        the dart, nor the habergeon.
041:027 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
041:028 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with
        him into stubble.
041:029 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a
        spear.
041:030 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things
        upon the mire.
041:031 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like
        a pot of ointment.
041:032 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep
        to be hoary.
041:033 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
041:034 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the
        children of pride.
042:001 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
042:002 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can
        be withholden from thee.
042:003 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore
        have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for
        me, which I knew not.
042:004 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
        and declare thou unto me.
042:005 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
        eye seeth thee.
042:006 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
042:007 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto
        Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, 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.
042:008 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and
        go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
        offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
        I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye
        have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my
        servant Job.
042:009 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
        Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them:
        the LORD also accepted Job.
042:010 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.
042:011 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
        money, and every one an earring of gold.
042:012 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.
042:013 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
042:014 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of
        the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
042:015 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.
042:016 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his
        sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
042:017 So Job died, being old and full of days.

 

 


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