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The number of his months are with His sons come to honour, and he thee, knoweth it not; Thou hast appointed his bounds that And they are brought low, but he
he cannot pass;
Turn from him, that he may rest,
For there is hope of a tree, if it be
That it will sprout again,
perceiveth it not of them.
But his flesh upon him shall have
And that the tender branch thereof Wherefore do the wicked live,
And bring forth boughs like a plant. They send forth their little ones like a But man dieth, and wasteth away: flock,
Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and And their children dance.
where is he?
As the waters fail from the sea,
Nor be raised out of their sleep.
They take the timbrel and harp,
Therefore they say unto God, Depart
For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
grave, That thou wouldest keep me secret, What is the Almighty, that we should until thy wrath be past,
That thou wouldest appoint me a set And what profit should we have, if time, and remember me! we pray unto him? If a man die, shall he live again? Lo, their good is not in their hand: All the days of my appointed time The counsel of the wicked is far from will I wait, till my change come. me.
And surely the mountain falling How oft is the candle of the wicked cometh to nought, put out?
And the rock is removed out of his And how oft cometh their destruction place.
The waters wear the stones:
Thou prevailest for ever against him, God layeth up his iniquity for his and he passeth:
Thou changest his countenance, and He rewardeth him, and he shall know it.
And he shall drink of the wrath of But the thunder of his power who can
And never eateth with pleasure.
And do ye not know their tokens,
But where shall wisdom be found?
Man knoweth not the price thereof;
The depth saith, It is not in me;
Neither shall silver be weighed for
That the wicked is reserved to the It cannot be valued with the gold of
day of destruction?
They shall be brought forth to day of wrath.
God's Omniscience and Power.
Hell is naked before him,
And the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls:
For the price of wisdom is above rubies.
And hangeth the earth upon nothing.
And the cloud is not rent under them. Neither shall it be valued with pure He holdeth back the face of his
And spreadeth his cloud upon it.
Until the day and night come to an
Whence then cometh wisdom?
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all
And kept close from the fowls of the air.
Destruction and death say,
The pillars of heaven tremble
By his Spirit he hath garnished the
His hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
Lo, these are parts of his ways:
We have heard the fame thereof
God understandeth the way thereof,
And seeth under the whole heaven;
But how little a portion is heard of And he weigheth the waters by
When he made a decree for the rain, And I caused the widow's heart to
And a way for the lightning of the
Then did he see it, and declare it ;
And unto man he said,
And to depart from evil is understand-
Oh that I were as in months past,
sing for joy.
put on righteousness and it clothed me; My judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
As in the days when God preserved Behold, God is great, and we know
When his candle shined upon my Neither can the number of his years
And when by his light I walked For he maketh small the drops of
As I was in the days of my youth, When the secret of God was upon my tabernacle ;
When the Almighty was yet with me,
They pour down rain according to
the vapor thereof;
Which the clouds do drop
When my children were about me; ings of the clouds,
When I went out to the gate through
When I prepared my seat in the
The young men saw me, and themselves:
And covereth the bottom of the sea. With clouds he covereth the light; And commandeth not to shine by
the cloud that cometh betwixt. God's Wisdom unsearchable. At this also my heart trembleth, And is moved out of his place. Hear attentively the noise of his voice,
And the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
He directeth it under the whole heaven,
And his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
After it a voice roareth; he thundereth with the voice of his excellency;
And the fatherless, and him that had And none to help him.
The blessing of him that was ready God
he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
thundereth marvelously with
Great things doeth he, which we By words without knowledge?
swer thou me.
the earth; Likewise to the small rain, and to Where wast thou when I laid the
the great rain of his strength. Then the beasts go into dens, And remain in their places.
Out of the south cometh the whirlwind:
And cold out of the north.
foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ?
Or who hath stretched the line upon it?
By the breath of God frost is given:
Also by watering he wearieth the
He scattereth his bright cloud:
Dost thou know when God disposed
And caused the light of his cloud
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds,
The wondrous works of him which is
perfect in knowledge? Hast thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass?
Teach us what we shall say unto him;
For we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
And now men see not the bright light| which is in the clouds:
But the wind passeth, and cleanseth
Fair weather cometh out of the north:
He is excellent in power, and in judg-
God challength Job to answer him.
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
And thick darkness a swaddling band
And brake up for it my decreed place,
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no
And here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
And caused the day-spring to know his place;
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?
Or hast thou walked in search of the depth?
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?
Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the
Declare if thou knowest it all.
And as for darkness, where is the
That thou shouldest take it to the That abundance of waters may cover bound thereof,
And that thou shouldest know the Canst thou send lightnings, that they paths to the house thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Which I have reserved against the
time of trouble,
Against the day of battle and war? By what way is the light parted, Which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Who hath divided a water-course for the overflowing of waters, Or a way for the lightning of thunder;
To cause it to rain on the earth,
where no man is ;
And say unto thee, Here we are? Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
Or who hath given understanding to
Who can number the clouds in wisdom?
Or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
they wander for lack of meat.
God's Power visible in the Creation. Knowest thou the time when the
wild goats of the rock bring forth? Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil?
Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
Or who hath begotten the drops of They bow themselves, they bring
forth their young ones, They cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; They go forth, and return not unto them.
Who hath sent out the wild ass free?
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in Or who hath loosed the bands of the
Or canst thou guide Arcturus with Whose house I have made the wilder
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?
Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
And the barren land his dwellings.
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the The range of the mountains is his