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The number of his months are with His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not;
Thou hast appointed his bounds that And they are brought low, but he he cannot pass; perceiveth it not of them. But his flesh upon him shall have pain, ·
Turn from him, that he may rest, Till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
And his soul within him shall mourn.
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down,
Judgment of the Wicked.
That it will sprout again,
And that the tender branch thereof Wherefore do the wicked live, will not cease. Become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth,
Their seed is established in their sight with them,
And the stock thereof die in the ground;
Yet through the scent of water will bud,
And their offspring before their eyes. it Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God upon them. They send forth their little ones like a flock,
And bring forth boughs like a plant.
As the waters fail from the sea,
And their children dance.
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us;
For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
That thou wouldest keep me secret, What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
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 put out?
cometh to nought,
And the rock is removed out of his And how oft cometh their destruction
Nor be raised out of their sleep.
The waters wear the stones:
Thou prevailest for ever against him, God layeth up his iniquity for his children:
and he passeth: Thou changest his countenance, and He rewardeth him, and he shall know it. sendest him away His eyes shall see his destruction,
And he shall drink of the wrath of But the thunder of his power who can
One dieth in his full strength,
And another dieth in the bitterness of
Man knoweth not the price thereof;
And never eateth with pleasure.
Have ye not asked them that go by
The depth saith, It is not in me;
And do ye not know their tokens,
But where shall wisdom be found?
God's Omniscience and Power.
Hell is naked before him,
And hangeth the earth upon nothing.
And spreadeth his cloud upon it.
Until the day and night come to an
The gold and the crystal cannot equal
And the cloud is not rent under them. Neither shall it be valued with pure
through the proud.
By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens;
And the exchange of it shall not be
No mention shall be made of coral,
For the price of wisdom is above
Whence then cometh wisdom?
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all
And kept close from the fowls of the
We have heard the fame thereof
The pillars of heaven tremble
God understandeth the way thereof,
His hand hath formed the crooked
And seeth under the whole heaven;
Lo, these are parts of his ways:
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 thunder;
sing for joy.
Then did he see it, and declare it;
put on righteousness and it clothed me; My judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
I was eyes to the blind,
And unto man he said,
And to depart from evil is understand
Oh that I were as in months past,
As in the days when God preserved Behold, God is great, and we know me; him not,
When his candle shined upon my Neither can the number of his years be searched out.
And when by his light I walked For he maketh small the drops of through darkness;
As I was in the days of my youth, When the secret of God was upon my tabernacle ;
When the Almighty was yet with
They pour down rain according to
When my children were about me; ings of the clouds,
And covereth the bottom of the sea.
And the sound that goeth out of his
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;
he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
When I went out to the gate through the city,
When I prepared my seat in street!
The young men saw me, and
And the aged arose, and stood up.
When the ear heard me, then it
And when the eye saw me, gave witness to me:
Because I delivered the poor that
And the fatherless, and him that had And none to help him.
The blessing of him that was ready God
thundereth marvelously with
swer thou me.
Great things doeth he, which we By words without knowledge?
to Where wast thou when I laid the
Or who hath stretched the line upon it?
And cold out of the north.
By the breath of God frost is given:
Also by watering he wearieth the
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
And thick darkness a swaddling band for it,
And caused the light of his cloud shine?
Dost thou know the balancings of
And brake up for it my decreed place,
Hitherto shalt thou come, but no
And here shall thy proud waves be
Hast thou commanded the morning
Hast thou entered into the springs of
He scattereth his bright cloud:
Dost thou know when God disposed
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 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? may go, Knowest thou it, because thou wast And say unto thee, Here we are? then born? Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
Or because the number of thy days is great?
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Which I have reserved against the
Against the day of battle and war?
Who hath divided a water-course for
To cause it to rain on the earth,
On the wilderness, wherein there is
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground;
And to cause the bud of the tender
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
Out of whose womb came the ice?
hath gendered it? Canst thou bind the sweet influences They go forth, and return not unto of Pleiades,
Or loose the bands of Orion?
Or canst thou guide Arcturus with Whose house I have made the wilderhis uns? Knowest thou the ordinances of And the barren land his dwellings. heaven? He scorneth the multitude of the city, Canst thou set the dominion thereof Neither regardeth he the crying of the in the earth? driver. Canst thou lift up thy voice to the The range of the mountains is his