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8 The lion's whelps have above rubies. hot trodden it, nor the fierce 19 The topaz of Ethiolion passed by it.
pia shall not equal it, neither 9 He putteth forth his Thall it be valued with pure hand upon the rock, he over-gold. turneth the mountains by the 20 Whence then cometh roots.
wisdom ? and where is the 10 He cutteth out rivers place of understanding ? among the rocks; and his
21 Seeing it is hid from eye seeth every precious the eyes of all living, and thing.
kept close from the fowls of II He bindeth the floods the air. from overflowing: and the 22 Destruction and death thing that is hid bringeth he say, We have heard the forth to light.
fame thereof with our ears. 12 But where shall wife 23 God understandeth the dom be found ? and where is way thereof, and he knowthe place of understanding? eth the place thereof:
13 Man knoweth not the 24 For he looketh to the price thereof: neither is it ends of the earth, and seeth found in the land of the live under the whole heaven; ing.
25 To make the weight 14 The depth faith, It is for the winds; and he weighnot in me: and the sea faith, eth the waters by measure. It is not with me.
26 When he made a de15 It cannot be gotten for cree for the rain, and a way gold, neither shall filver be for the lightning of the weighed for the price there-thunder: of.
27 Then did he fee it, 16 It cannot be valued and declare it; he prepared with the gold of Ophir ; it, yea, and searched it out. with the precious onyx, or
28 And unto man he said, the sapphire.
Behold, the fear of the Lord, 17 The gold and the cryf- that is wisdom ; and to depart tal cannot equal it: and the from evil is understanding. exchange of it shall not be for
CHAP. XXIX. jewels of fine gold.
18 No mention shall be Oreover, Job contimade of coral, or of pearls : nued his parable, and for the price of wisdom is faid,
2 Oh, that I were as in | 13 The blessing of him months past, as in the days that was ready to perish when God preserved me: came upon me: and I caused
3 When his candle shined the widow's heart to fing for upon my head, and when joy. by his light I walked through 14. I put on righteousness, darkness;
and it clothed me: my judg4 As I was the days of ment was as a robe and a my youth, when the secret diadem. of God was upon my ta
15 I was eyes to the blind, bernacle ;
and feet was I to the lame. 5 When the Almighty 16 I was a father to the was yet with me, when my poor : and the cause which I children were about me; knew not I fearched out.
6 When I washed my 17 And I brake the jaws fteps with butter, and the of the wicked, and plucked rock poured me out rivers the spoil out of his teeth. of oil ;
18 Then I said, I shall 7 When I went out to die in my neft, and I shall the gate through the city, multiply my days as the fand.. when I prepared my seat in 19 My root was spread the street!
out by the waters, and the 8 The young men faw dew lay all night upon my me, and hid themselves : and branch. the aged arose, and stood up. 20 My glory was fresh 9
The princes refrained in me, and my bow was retalking, and laid their hand newed in my hand. . on their mouth.
21 Unto me men gave 10 The nobles held their ear, and waited, and kept peace, and their tongue filence at my counsel. cleaved to the roof of their 22 After my words they mouth.
spake not again ; and my II When the ear heard speech dropped upon them. me, then it blessed me; and 23 And they waited for when the eye
it gave me as for the rain; and they witness to me:
opened their mouth wide, as 12 Because I delivered the for the latter rain. poor that cried, and the fa
24. If I laughed on them, therless, and him that had they believed it not; and the none to help him.
they cast not down.
word. 25 I chose out their way, 10 They abhor me, they and fat chief, and dwelt as a flee far from me, and spare king in the army, as one not to spit in my
face. that comforteth the mourn 11 Because he hath loosed
my cord, and afflicted me,
they have also let loose, the CHAP. XXX.
bridle before me. UT now they that are 12 Upon my right hand
younger than I have rise the youth, they push me in derision, whose fathers away my feet, and they raise I would have disdained to up against me the ways of have set with the dogs of their destruction.
13 They mar my path, 2 Yea, whereto might the they set forward my calastrength of their hands profit mïty, they have no helper. me, in whom old age was 14 They came upon me perished?
as a wide breaking in of 3 For want and famine waters: in the defolation they were solitary: fleeing they rolled themselves upon into the wilderness in former me. time defolate and waste: 15 Terrors are turned
4. Who cut up mallows upon me: they pursue my by the bushes, and juniper soul as the wind : and my roots for their meat.
welfare passeth away as a 5 They were driven forth cloud. from among men : they cried 16 And now my soul is after them as after a thief; poured out upon me: the
6 To dwell in the cliffs days of affliction have takof the valleys, in caves of en hold upon me. the earth, and in the rocks. 17 My bones are pierced
7 Among the bushes they in me in the night season: preyed; under the nettles and my finews take no rest. they were gathered toge 18 By the great force of ther.
my disease is my garment 8 They were children of changed: it bindeth me about fools, yea, children of base as the collar of my coat. men ; they were viler than 19 He hath cast me into the earth,
the mire, and I am become 9 And pow am I their like dust and ashes. song, yea, I am their by 20 I cry unto thee, and
thou doft not hear me : Imourning, and my organ into ftand up, and thou regardest the voice of them that weep. me not.
CHAP. XXXI. 21 Thou art become cruel to me : with thy strong hand Made a covenant with thou opposest thyself against mine eyes; why then
should I think upon a maid? 22. Thou liftest me up to 2 For what portion of the wind; thou causest me God is there from above? to ride upon it, and diffolveft and what inheritance of the
Almighty from on high? 23
For I know that thou -3 Is not destruction to wilt bring me to death, and the wicked? and a strange to the house appointed for punishment to the workers of all living.
iniquity? 24 Howbeit, he will not
4 Doth not he fee my Itretch out bois hand to the ways, and count all my fteps? grave, though they cry in 5 If I have walked with his destruction.
vanity, or if my foot hath 25 Did not I weep for hasted to deceit; him that was in trouble ; 6 Let me be weighed in was not my soul grieved for an even balance, that God the poor?
may know mine integrity. 26 When I looked for 7 If my step hath turned good, then evil came unto out of the way, and mine me : and when I waited for heart walked after mine eyes, light, there came darkness. and if any blot hath cleaved
27 My bowels boiled, and to my hands; rested not: the days of af 8 Then let me fow, and fiction prevented me.
let another eat; yea,
my 28 I went mourning with offspring be rooted out. out the sun: I stood up, and 9 If mine heart have been I cried in the congrega- deceived by a woman, or if tion.
I have laid wait at my 29 I am a brother to dra- neighbour's door; gons, and a companion to 10 Then let my wife grind owls.
unto another; and let others 30 My skin is black upon bow down upon her. me, and my bones are burn 11 For this is a heinous ed with heat.
it is an iniquity 31 Myharp also is turned to 'to be punished by the judges.
12 For it is a fire that 22 Then let mine arm fall confumeth to
to destruction, from my shoulder blade, and and would root out all mine mine arm be broken from increase.
the bone. 13 If I did despise the cause 23 For destruction from of my man servant or of my God was a terror to me, and maid fervant, when they by reason of his bighness I contended with me;
could not endure. 14 What then shall I do 24. If I have made gold when God riseth 'up? and my hope, or have said to the when he visiteth, what shall fine gold, Thou art my conI answer him?
fidence; 15 Did not he that made 25 If I rejoiced because me in the womb, make him? my wealth was great, and ‘and did not one fashion us in because mine hand had gotthe womb ?
ten much; 16. If I have withheld the 26 If I beheld the sun poor from their desire, or when it shined, or the moon have caused the eyes of the walking in brightness ;. widow to fail :
27 And my heart hath 17 Or have eaten my been secretly enticed, or my morsel myself alone, and the mouth hath kissed my hand: fatherless hath not eaten 28 This also were an inthereof;
iquity to be punished by the 18 (For from my youth judge: for I should have dehe was brought up with me nied the God that is above. as with a father, and I have 29 If I rejoiced at the deguided her from my mother's ftrućtion of him that hated womb :)
me, or lifted up myself when 19 If I have seen any pe-evil found him : rifh for want of clothing, or 30 (Neither have I sufany poor without covering; fered my mouth to sin by
20 If his loins have not wishing a curfe to his soul.) blessed me, and if he were 31 If the men of my tanot warmed with the fleece bernacle said not, Oh, that of my sheep;
we had of his flesh! we can21 If I have lifted up my not be satisfied. hand against the fatherless, 32 The stranger did not when I saw my help in the lodge in the street: but I gate :
opened my doors to the tra