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voice to the clouds, that 3 They bow themselves, abundance of waters may they bring forth their young

ones, they cast out their for35 Canst thou send light- rows. nings, that they may go, 4 Their young ones are and say unto thee, Here we in good liking, they grow up are?

with corn; they go forth, 36 Who hath put wisdom and return not unto them. in the inward parts ? or who 5 Who hath sent out the hath given understanding to wild ass free? or who hath the heart?

loosed the bands of the wild 37 Who can number the ass ? clouds in wisdom? or who 6 Whofe house I have can stay the bottles of hea- made the wilderness, and the ven,

barren land his dwellings. 38 When the dust groweth 7 He scorneth the multiinto hardness, and the clods tude of the city, neither recleave fast together? gardeth he the crying of the

39 Wilt thou hunt the driver. prey for the lion? or fill the 8 The range

of the mounappetite of the young lions, tains is his pasture, and he

40 When they couch in searcheth after every green their dens, and abide in the thing. covert to lie in wait?

9 Will the unicorn be 41 Who provideth for the willing to serve thee, or raven his food ? when his abide by thy crib ? young ones cry unto God, 10 Canit thou bind the they wander for lack of unicorn with his band in the

furrow? or will he harrow

the valleys after thee? CHAP. XXXIX.

II Wilt thou trust him Nowest thou the time because his strength is great?

when the wild goats or wilt thou leave thy labour of the rock bring forth, or to him? canst thou mark when the 12 Wilt thou believe him hinds do calve ?

that he will bring home thy 2 Canst thou number the seed, and gather it into thy months that they fulfil ? or barn? knowest thou the time when 13 Gaveft thou the goodly they bring forth?

wings unto the peacocks?

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or wings and feathers unto ground with fierceness and the ostrich ?

rage : neither believeth he 14 Which leaveth her

eggs

that it is the found of the in the earth, and warmeth trumpet. them in the dust,

25 He faith among the 15 And forgetteth that trumpets, Ha, ha: and he the foot may crush them, smelleth the battle afar off, or that the wild beast may the thunder of the captains, break them.

and the shouting. 16 She is hardened against 26 Doth the hawk fly by her young ones, as though thy wisdom, and stretch her they were not her's : her la- wings toward the south? bour is vain without fear : 27 Doth the eagle mount

17 Because God hath de- up at thy command, and prived her of wisdom, neither make her nest on high? hath he imparted to her un 28 She dwelleth and abi. derstanding

deth on the rock, upon the 18 What time she lifteth crag of the rock, and the up herfelf on high, she scorn- strong place. eth the horse and his rider. 29 From thence she seek

19 Haft thou given the eth the prey, and her eyes horse strength ? haft thou behold afar, off. clothed his neck with thun 30 Her young ones also der?

suck up blood : and where 20 Canst thou make him the slain are, there is she. afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is ter

CHAP. XL. rible.

Oreover, the Lord 21 He paweth in the val

answered Job, and dey, and rejoiceth in his faid, strength : he goeth on to 2 Shall he that contendeth meet the armed men. with the Almighty, instruct

22 He mocketh at fear, him? he that reproveth God, and is not affrighted; nei- let him answer it. ther turneth he back from 3 Then Job answered the the sword.

Lord, and said, 23 The quiver rattleth 4 Behold, I am vile: what against him, the glittering Thall I answer thee? I will fpear and the shield.

lay mine hand upon my 24. He swalloweth the mouth.

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5 Once have I spoken ; 16 Lo now, his strength but I will not answer : yea, is in his loins, and his force twice; but I will proceed is in the navel of his belly. no further.

17 He moveth his tail like 6 Then anfwered the a cedar : the finews of his Lord unto Job out of the stones are wrapped togewhirlwind, and said,

ther. 7 Gird up thy loins now 18 His bones are as strong like a man: I will demand pieces of brass: his bones are of thee, and declare thou like bars of iron. unto me,

19 He is the chief of the 8 Wilt thou also disannul ways of God: he that made my judgment? wilt thou con- him can make his sword to demn me, that thou mayest approach unto him. be righteous ?

20 Surely the mountains 9 Haft thou an arm like bring him forth food : where God? or canst thou thunder all the beasts of the field with a voice like him? play.

10 Deck thyself now with 21 He lieth under the majesty and excellency, and thady trees, in the covert of array thyself with glory and the reeds, and fens. beauty.

22 The shady trees cover II Cast abroad the rage him with their shadow: the of thy, wrath : and behold willows of the brook comevery one that is proud, and pass him about. abase him.

23 Behold, he drinketh 12 Look on every one up a river, and hafteth not: that is proud, and bring him he trusteth that he can draw low: and tread down the up Jordan into his mouth. wicked in their place.

24 He taketh it with his 13 Hide them in the dust eyes: his nose pierceth through together, and bind their faces snares. in secret.

CHAP. XLI. 14 Then will I also confess unto thee, that thine

ANST thou draw but right hand can fave thee.

leviathan with an hook? 15 Behold now, behe- or his tongue with a cord moth, which I made with which thou lettest down? thee: he eateth grass as an 2 Canst thou put an hook

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Who can open the supplications unto thee? will doors of his face ? his teeth he speak foft words unto are terrible round about. thee?

15 His scales are his 4 Will he make a cove- pride, shut up together as pant with thee? wilt thou with a close seal. take him for a servant for 16 One is fó near to ever?

another, that no air can come 5 Wilt thou play with between them. him as with a bird? or wilt 17 They are joined one

dens ?

ther, that they cannot be 6 Shall thy companions sundered. make a banquet of him? 18 By his neesings a light shall they part him among doth shine, and his eyes are the merchants ?

like the eye-lids of the morn7 Canft thou fill his skin ing. with barbed irons ? or his 19 Out of his mouth go head with filh-spears? burning lamps, and sparks of

8 Lay thine hand upon fire leap out. him, remember the battle, 20 Out of his noftrils do no more.

goeth smoke, as out of a 9 Behold, the hope of him feething pot or caldron. is in vain: Thall not one be 21 His breath kindleth cast down even at the fight coals, and a flame goeth out of him?

of his mouth. 10 None is fo fierce that 22 In his neck remaineth dare ftir him up: who then strength, and forrow is turnis able to stand before me? ed into joy before him.

II Who hath prevented 23 The flakes of his flesh me that I should repay him? are joined together : they are whatsoever is under the whole firm in themselves; they canheaven is mine.

not be moved, 12 I will not conceal his 24 His heart is as firm as parts, nor his power, nor his a stone : yea, as hard as a comely proportion.

piece of the nether mill13 Who can discover the fone. face of his garment? or who 25. When he raiseth up can come to him with his himself, the mightyare afraid:

by reason of breakings they from thee. purify themselves.

3 Who is he that hideth 26 The sword of him that counsel without knowledge? layeth at him cannot hold ; therefore have I uttered that the spear, the dart, nor the I understood not ; things habergeon.

too wonderful for

me,

which 27 He esteemeth iron as I knew not. traw, and brass as rotten 4 Hear, I beseech thee, wood.

and I will speak : I will 28 The arrow cannot demand of thee, and declare make him fee: fling-stones thou unto me. are turned with him into 5 I have heard of thee by Itubble.

the hearing of the ear: but 29 Darts are counted as now mine

eye

seeth thee. ftubble: he laugheth at the 6 Wherefore I abhor myshaking of a spear. self, and repent in dust and

30 Sharp stones are under alhes. him: he spreadeth sharp 7 9 And it was so, that pointed things upon the after the Lord had spoken mire.

these words unto Job, the - 31 He maketh the deep Lord said to Eliphaz the Teto boil like a pot: he maketh manite, My wrath is kindled the sea 'like'a pot of oint-against thee, and against thy tent.

two friends : for ye have not 32 He maketh a path to spoken of ine the thing that shine after him: one would is right, as my servant Job think the deep to be hoary.

hath. 33 Upon earth there is

8 Therefore take unto you not his like, who is made now seven bullocks and seven without fear.

rams, and go to my servant 34 He beholdeth all high Job, and offer ир

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yourikings: he is a king over all felves a burnt-offering; and the children of pride. my servant Job shall pray for

you : for him will I accept : CHAP. XLII. left I deal with you after HEN Job' answered your folly, in that ye have

the LORD, and said, not spoken of me the thing 2 I know that thou canst which is right, like my

serdo every thing, and that no vant Job. thought can be with-holden

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