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mine affliction :

tude of words be answered ? 16 For it increaseth: thou and should a man full of huntest me as a fierce lion; talk be justified ? and again thou fhewest thy 3 Should thy lyes make self marvellous upon me. men hold their peace ? and

17 Thou renewest thy wit- when thou mockest, shall no nesses against me, and in- man make thee ashamed.? creasest thine indignation 4 For thou hast said, My upon me; changes and war doctrine is pure, and I am are against me.

clean in thine eyes. 187 Wherefore then hast 5 But, Ó that God thou brought me forth out would speak, and open his of the womb? O that I had lips against thee; given up the ghost, and no 6 And that he would shew eye had seen me!

thee the seecrets of wisdom, 19. I should have been as that they are double to that though I had not been, I which is! know therefore should have been carried that God exacteth of thee from the womb to the less than thine iniquity degrave.

serveth. 20 Are not my days few ? 7 Canst thou by searching cease ihen, and let me alone, find out God ? canst thou that I may take comfort a find out the Almighty unto little,

perfection? 21 Before I go whence I 8 It is as high as heaven; fhall not return, even to the what canst thou do? deeper land of darkness, and the than hell; what canst thou shadow of death;

know? 22 A land of darkness as 9 The measure thereof is darkness itself, and of the longer than the earth, and Thadow of death, without broader than the sea. any order, and where the 10 If he cut off, and shut light is as darkness.

up, or gather together, then

who can hinder him? CHAP. XI.

II For he knoweth vain

men: he feeth wickedness HEN answered Zo- also; will he not then consi

T phar the Naamathite, der is

and said,

12 For vain man would 2 Should not the multi- be wise, though man be born

as you ;

I am

like a wild ass's colt. the people, and wisdom shall

13 If thou prepare thine die with you. heart, and stretch out thine 3 But I have understandhands towards him;

ing as well 14 If iniquity be in thine not inferior to you : yea, hand, put it far away, and who knoweth not such things let not wickedness dwell in as thefe? thy tabernacles.

4 I am as one mocked of 15 For then shalt thou his neighbour, who calleth lift up thy face without spot ; upon God, and he answereth yea,

thou shalt be stedfast, him : the just upright man and shalt not fear:

is laughed to scorn. 16 Because thou shalt for 5 He that is ready to flip get thy misery, and remem- with his feet, is as a lamp ber it as waters that pass despised in the thought of away :

him that is at ease. 17 And thine age shall 6 The tabernacles of robbe clearer than the noon-bers prosper, and they that day: thou shalt thine forth, provoke God are secure; inthou shalt be as the morn- to whose hand God bringeth ing

abundantly. 18 And thou shalt be se 7 9 But ask now the çure, because there is hope ; beasts, and they shall teach yea, thou shalt dig about thee, thee ; and the fowls of the and thou shalt take thy rest air, and they shall tell thee: in safety.

8 Or speak to the earth, 19 Also thou shalt lie and it shall teach thee ; and down, and none Thall make the fishes of the sea shall dethee afraid; yea, many fhall clare unto thee. make fuit unto thee.

9 Who knoweth not in 20 But the

eyes of the all these, that the hand of wicked shall fail, and they the Lord

Lord hath wrought shall not escape, and their this? hope shall be as the giving 10 In whose hand is the up of the ghost.

soul of every living thing,

and the breath of all manCHAP. XII.

kind. ND Job answered and 11 Doth not the ear try said,

words ? and the mouth taste 2 No doubt but ye are his meat?

A faid,

12 With

26 With him is ftrength Luj mine eye hath feen

12 With the ancient is tions, and destroyeth them : wifdom ; and in length of he enlargeth the nations, and days, understanding. straiteneth them again.

13 With him is wisdom 24 He taketh away the and strength, he hath coun- heart of the chief of the fel and understanding. people of the earth, and

14 Behold, he breaketh causeth them to wander in a down, and it cannot be built wilderness where there is no again; he shutteth up a man, way. and there can be no open 25 They grope in the ing.

dark without light, and he 15 Behold, he with-hold-maketh them to stagger like eth the waters, and they dry a drunken man. up: also he sendeth them

CHAP. XIII. out, and they overturn the earth.

O, mine


hath feen

all this, mine ear hath and wisdom : the deceived heard and understood it. and the deceiver are his, 2 What ye know, the fame

17 He leadeth counsellors do I know also. I am not away spoiled, and maketh inferior unto you. the judges fools.

3 Surely I would speak to 18 He looseth the bonds of the Almighty, and I desire kings, and girdeth their loins to reason with God, with a girdle.

4 But ye are forgers of 19 He leadeth princes a- lyes, ye are all physicians way spoiled, and overthrow- of no value. eth the mighty.

O that


would alto20 He removeth away the gether hold your peace; and (peech of the trufty, and it shall be your wisdom. . taketh away the understand 6 Hear now my reason"ing of the aged.

ing, and hearken to the 21 He poureth contempt pleadings of my lips. upon princes, and weakeneth 7 Will ye speak wickedly the strength of the mighty. for God?' and talk deceita

22. He discovereth deep fully for him? things out of darkness, and

8 Will ye accept


perbringeth out to light the son ? will' ye contend" for 1hadow of death.

God? 23 He increaseth the na 9 Is it good that he should


search you out? or as one | far from me: and let not man mocketh another, do ye thy dread make me afraid. ś mock him?

22 Then call thou, and IO He will surely reprove I will answer; or let me you, if ye do fecretly accept fpeak, and answer thou mne. persons.

23 How many are mine u Shall not his excel iniquitics and lins! make lency make you afraid ? and me to know my transgression his dread fall upon you? and my fin. . 12 Your remembrances

24 Wherefore hidest thou are like unto aihes your bo- thy face, and holdest me for dies to bodies of clay. thine enemy? 13 Hold your peace, let

25 Wilt thou break a leaf me alone, that I may speak, driven to and fro? and wilt and let come on me what thou pursue the dry stubwill.

ble? 14 Wherefore do I take 26. For thou writeft bitter my Aelh in my teeth, and things against me, and makest put my

life in mine hand ? me to possess the iniquities 15 Though he flay me, of my youth. vet will I trust in lim : but

27 Thou puttest my feet I will maintain minc own also in the stocks, and lookest ways before him.

narrowly unto all my paths; 16 He also shall be my thou settest å print upon the falvation : for an hypocrite heels of my feet. fhail not come before him.

28 And he, as a rotten 17. Hear diligently my thing, confumeth, as a garfpeech, and my declaration ment that is moth-eaten. with

your 18 Behold now, I have CHAP. XIV. ordered my cause; I know that I fall be justified.

AN that is born of 19 Who is he that will

a woman is of few plead with me? for now, if days, and full of trouble. I hold my tongue, I thall 2 He cometh forth like a give up the ghoit.

flower, and is cut down: he 204 Only do not two things I fleeth also as a shadow, and unto me : then will I not continueth not. hide myself from thee.

dost thou open 21 Withdraw thine hand thine eyes upon such an one,




3 And


and bringest me into judg-cret until thy wrath be pait, ment with thee?

that thou wouldest appoint 4 Who can bring a clean me a set time, and rememthing out of an unclean? not ber me !

14 If a man die, fhall he 5 Seeing his days are de- live again? all the days of termined, the number of his my appointed time will I months are with thee, thou wait, till my change come. haft appointed his bounds 15 Thou shalt call, and I that he cannot pass :

will answer thee: thou wilt 6 Turn from him that he have a desire to the work of may rest, till he shall accom- thine hands. plish, as an hireling, his day. 16 q For now thou num

79 For there is hope of bereit my steps, dost thou a tree, if it be cut down, that not watch over my sin? it will sprout again, and that 17. My tranfgreflion is the tender branch thereof sealed up in a bag, and thou will not cease.

fewest up mine iniquity. 8 Though the root thereof 18 And surely the mounwax old in the earth, and tain falling cometh to noight, the stock thereof die in the and the rock is removed out ground;

of his place: 9 Yet through the scent of

19 The waters wear the water it will bud, and bring stones; thou washest away forth boughs like a plant. the things which grow out of

10 But man dieth and the dust of the earth: and thou wasteth away: yea, man giv- destroyest the hope of man. eth

up the ghost, and where 20 Thou prevaileft for is he?

ever against him, and he 11 As the waters fail from pafTeth; thou changest his the sea, and the food decay- countenance, and sendest eth and drieth up:

12 So man lieth down, 21 His fons come to hoand riseth not till the hea- nour, and he knoweth it not; vens be no more, they shall and they are brought low, but not awake, nor be raised out he perceiveth it not of them. of their sleep.

22 But his flesh upon him 13 O that thou wouldest shall have pain, and his soul hide me in the grave; that within hin ihall mourn. thou. wouldest keep me le



him away.

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