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and five hundred she-asses, man, one that feareth God, and a very great houshold; and escheweth evil? so that this man

was the

9 Then Satan answered greatest of all the men of the the Lord, and said, Doth east.

Job fear God for nought? 4 And his sons went and 10 Hast not thou made an feafted in their houses, every hedge about him, and about one his day: and sent and his house, and about all that called for their three sisters, he hath on every side ? thou to eat and to drink with hast blessed the work of his them.

hands, and his substance is 5 And it was so, when increased in the land. the days of their feasting II But put forth thine were gone about, that Job hand now, and touch all that sent and fanctified them, he hath, and he will curse and rose up early in the thee to thy face. morning, and offered burnt- 12 And the Lord said unto offerings according to the Satan, Behold, all that he number of them all: for Job hath is in thy power: only faid, It may be that my fons upon himself put not forth have sinned, and cursed God thine hand. So Satan went in their hearts. Thus did forth from the presence of Job continually.

the Lord. 69 Now there was a day 13 And there was a day when the fons of God came when his sons and his daughto present themselves before ters were eating and drinking the Lord, and Satan came wine in their eldest brother's also among them.

house : 7

And the Lord said unto 14 And there came a mesSatan, Whence comest thou? senger unto Job, and said, Then Satan answered the The oxen were plowing, and Lord, and said, From going the afles feeding beside them: to and fro in the earth, and 15 And the Sabeans fell from walking up and down upon them, and took them in it.

away, yea, they have slain 8 And the Lord said unto the servants with the edge Satan, Haft thou considered of the sword; and I only am my servant Job, that there is escaped alone to tell thee. none like him in the earth, 16 While he was yet speaka perfect and an upright ing, there came alló another,



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CHAP. II. and I only am

GAIN there was to tell thee.

day when the of 17 While he was yet speak- God came to present theming, there came also another, felves before the Lord, and and said, The Chaldeans made Satan came also among them out three bands, and fell upon to present himself before the the camels, and have carried Lord. them away, yea, and flain the 2 And the Lord said unto fervants with the edge of the Satan, From whence comest sword: and I only am escaped thou ? and Satan answered alone to tell thee.

the Lord, and said, From 18 While he was yet going to and fro in the speaking, there came also earth, and from walking up another, and said, Thy fons and down in it. and thy daughters were eat- 3 And the Lord said unto ing and drinking wine in Satan, Hast thou considered their eldest brother's house: my servant Job, that there is

And behold, there none like him in the earth, came a great wind from the a perfeat and an upright wilderness, and smote the man, one that feareth God, four corners of the house, and escheweth evil ? and still and it felt upon the young he holdeth fast his integrity, men, and they are dead: and although thou movedit me I only am escaped alone to against him, to destroy him tell thee.

without cause. 20 Then Job arose, and 4 And Satan answered the rent his mantle, and shaved Lord, and said, Skin for skin, his head, and fell down upon yea, all that a man hath will the ground, and worship- he give for his life. ped,

5 But put forth thine hand 21 And said, Naked came now, and touch his bone and I out of my mother's womb, his flesh, and he will curse thee and naked shall I return thi- to thy face. ther. The Lord gave, and the 6 And the Lord said unto Lord hath taken away; blessed Satan, Behold, he is in thine be the name of the Lord. hand; but fave his life.

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7 So went Satan forth him upon the ground feven from the presence of the days and seven nights, and Lord, and smote Job with none spake a word unto him: fore boils from the sole of for they saw that his grief his foot unto his crown. was very great.

8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself

CHAP. III. ; among the ashes.

Job 9 4 Then said his wife cursed his day. unto him, Dost thou still re- 2 And Job spake, and said, tain thine integrity ? curse 3 Let the day perish God, and die.

wherein I was born, and the 10 But he said unto her, night in which it was said, Thou speakest as one of the There is a man child confoolish

women speaketh : ceived. what? shall we receive good 4 Let that day be darkness; at the hand of God, and let not God regard it from shall we not receive evil? above, neither let the light in all this did not Job sin Ihine upon it. with his lips.

5 Let darkness and the Now when Job's three shadow of death stain it; let friends heard of all this evil a cloud dwell upon it, let the that was come upon him, blackness of the day terrify it. they came every one from 6 As for that night, let his own place; Eliphaz the darkness seize upon it; let it Temanite, and Bildad the not be joined unto the days Shuhite, and Zophar the of the year, let it not come Naamathite; for they had into the number of the made an appointment toge- months. ther to come to mourn with 7 Lo, let that night be him, and to comfort him. solitary, let no joyful voice

12 And when they lifted come therein. up their eyes afar off, and 8 Let them curfe it that knew him not, they lifted up curse the day, who are reatheir voice, and wept; and dy to raise up

their mournthey rent every one his man- ing. tle, and sprinkled dust upon 9

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none, neither let it see the in soul; dawning of the day.

21 Which long for death, 10 Because it shut not up but it cometh not; and dig the doors of my mother's for it more than for hid treawomb, nor hid forrow from sures;

22 Which rejoice exceed1 Why died I not from ingly, and are glad, when the womb ? why did I not they can find the grave ? give up the ghost when 23 Why is light given to a came out of the belly? man whose way is hid, and

12 Why did the knees whom God hath hedged in? prevent me ? or why the 24 For my sighing cometh breasts that I should suck. before I eat, and my roar

13 9 For now should I ings are poured out like the have lain still, and been quiet, waters. I should have flept; then had 25 For the thing which I I been at rest;

greatly feared is come upon 14 With kings and coun- me, and that which I was sellors of the earth, which afraid of is come unto me. built desolate places for 26 I was not in safety, themselves;

neither had I rest, neither 15 Or with princes that was I quiet; yet trouble had gold, who filled their came. houses with silver:

CHAP. IV. 16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been ; HEN Eliphaz the as infants which never saw

Temanite answered light.

and said, 17 There the wicked 2 If we assay to commune cease from troubling ; and with thee, will thou be grievthere the weary be at rest;

ed ? but who can withhold 18 There the prisoners himself from speaking ? reft together; they hear not 3 Behold, thou haft inthe voice of the oppreffor. structed many, and thou hast

19. The small and great strengthened the weak hands. are there : and the servant is 4 Thy words have upfree from his master. holden him that was falling,

20 Wherefore is light and thou hast strengthened given to him that is in mi- the feeble knees. sery; and life unto the bitter 5 But now it is come

upon I


upon thee, and thou fainteft; could not discern the form it toucheth thee, and thou thereof: an image was beart troubled.

fore mine eyes, there was 6 Is not this thy fear, thy filence, and I heard a voice, confidence, thy hope, and saying, the uprightness of thy ways? 17 Shall mortal man be

7. Remember, I pray more just than God? fhall thee, who ever perished be a man be more pure than his ing innocent? or where were Maker? the righteous cut off?

18 Behold, he put no 8 Even as I have seen, trust in his fervants; and his they that plow iniquity, and angels he charged with low wickedness, reap the folly : fame.

19 How much less in them 9 By the blast of God that dwell in houses of clay, they perish, and by the breath whose foundation is in the of his noftrils are they con- dust, which are crushed befumed.

fore the moth? 10 The roaring of the 20 They are destroyed lion, and the voice of the from morning to evening : fierce lion, and the teeth of they perish for ever without the young lions are broken. any regarding it.

1 The old lion perisheth 21 Doth not their excelfor lack of prey, and the stout lency which is in them go lion's whelps are scattered away they die even withabroad,

out wisdom. 12 Now a thing was fecretly brought to me, and

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that will answer 13 In thoughts from the thee; and to which of the visions of the night, when faints wilt thou turn? deep sleep falleth on men, 2 For wrath killeth the

14 Fear came upon me, foolish man, and envy llayeth and trembling, which made the silly one. all my bones to shake.

39 I have seen the foolish 15 Then a spirit passed taken root: but suddenly I before my face; the hair of cursed his habitation. my Alesh stood up.

4. His children are far 36 It stood ftill, but I from safety, and they are

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