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17 How oft is the can- thoughts, and the devices dle of the wicked put out ? which ye wrongfully imagine and how oft cometh their de-against me. struction upon them? God 28 For ye fay, Where is distributeth sorrows in his the house of the prince ? anger.

and where are the dwelling· 18 They are as stubble places of the wicked ? before the wind, and as chaff 29 Have ye not asked that the storm carrieth a-them that go by the way? way.

and do ye not know their 19 God layeth up his ini- tokens ? quity for his children: he 30 That the wicked is rewardeth him, and he shall reserved to the day of deknow it.

. f ftruction ; they shall be 20 His eyes shall see his brought forth to the day of destruction, and he shall drink wrath. V of the wrath of the Al- 31 Who shall declare his mighty.

way to his face ? and who 21 For what pleasure hath shall repay him what he hath he in his house after him, done? i . when the number of his! 32 Yet shall he be brought months is cut off in the to the grave, and shall re

E main in the tomb. 22 Shall any teach God 33 The clods of the valley knowledge? seeing he judg- shall be sweet unto him, and eth those that are high. I every man fhall draw after

'23 , One dieth in his him, as there are innumerable full strength, being wholly before him. at eale and quiet.

| 34 How then comfort ye 24 His breasts are full me in vain, seeing in your of milk, and his bones are answers there remaineth fallmoistened with marrow. hood.

25 And another dieth in' the bitterness of his soul,

CHAP. XXII. and never eateth with pleasure.

THEN Eliphaz the Te.. 26 They shall lie down I'manitė answered and alike in the "dust, and the said, worms shall cover them. I 2 Can a man be profitable 27 Behold, I know your unto God, as he that is wise


midst ?

may be profitable unto him-1 13. And thou sayeft, How self?

doth God know ? can be 3 Is it any pleasure to judge through the dark the Almighty, that thou art cloud ? righteous ? or is it gain to 14 Thick clouds are a him that thou makest thy covering to him, that he ways perfect?' . feeth not; and he walketh

4 Will he reprove thee in the circuit of heaven, for fear of thee? will he 15 Hast thou marked the enter with thee into judg- old way which wicked men ment?

have trodden ? 5 Is not thy wickedness 16 Which were cut down great ? and thine iniquities out of time, whose foundainfinite ?

ltion was overflown with a 69 For thou hast taken a Aood; pledge from thy brother for 17 Which faid unto God, nought, and stripped the Depart from us; and what naked of their clothing can the Almighty do for.

7 Thou hast not given them? water to the weary to drink, 18 Yet he filled their and thou hast with-holden houses with good things: but bread from the hungry. the counsel of the wicked is

8 But as for the mighty far from me. man, he had the earth : and 19 The righteous see it, the honourable man dwelt and are glad : and the inin it.

nocent laugh them to scorn. 9 Thou hast fent widows 20 Whereas our substance away empty, and the arms is not cut down, but the of the fatherless have been remnant of them the fire broken.

confumeth. 10 Therefore snares are 21 9 Acquaint now thy-, round about thee, and sudden self with him, and be at fear troubleth thee; | peace : thereby good thall

11 Or darkness, that thou come unto thee. canft not fee; and abundance 22 Receive, I pray thee, of waters cover thee. the law from his mouth, and

12 Is not God in the lay up his words in thine height of heaven? and be- heart. hold the height of the Stars, 23 If thou return to the how high they are ! Almighty, thou ihalt be built


up, thou shalt, put away ini-|I might find him! that I quity far from thy taber- might come even to his feat! nacles.

14 I would order my cause 24. Then shalt thou lay before him, and fill my mouth up gold as dust, and the gold with arguments. of Ophir as the stones of the 5 I would know the words brooks.

which he would answer me, 25 Yea, the Almighty and understand what he would fhall be thy defence, and thou say unto me, lhalt have plenty of silver. 6 Will he plead against

26 For then shalt thou me with his great power ? have thy delight in the Al-No; but he would put mighty, and thalt lift up thy strength in me. face unto God. i 7 There the righteous,

27. Thou shalt make thy might dispute with him ; fo payer unto him, and he shall|fhould I be delivered for ever hear thee, and thou shalt pay from my judge. thy vows.

8 Behold, I go forward, 28 Thou shalt also decree but he is not there : and a thing, and it shall be ésta- backward, but I cannot per, blifhed unto thee: and the ceive him : light shall shine upon thy 9 On the left hand, where ways.


The doth work, but I cannot 29 When men are cast Ibehold him : he hideth himdown, then thou shalt fay, self on the right hand, that There is lifting up; and he I cannot see him: fall save the humble per- 10 But he knoweth the fon.

way that I take: when he 30 He shall deliver the hath tried me, I shall come island of the innocent: and forth as gold. it is delivered by the pure-! 114 My foot hath held his ness of thine hands... steps, his way have I kepty

and not declined. CHAP. XXIII,

1 12 Neither have I gone THEN Job answered back from the command1 and said,

ment of his lips; I have 2 Even to day is my com-esteemed the words of his plaint bitter : my stroke is mouth more than my, neheavier than my groaning. cessary food.

3 Oh, that I knew where 13 But he is in one mind,


'am at when to loda hey cauta

and who can turn him ? and yieldeth food for them and what his soul desireth, even for their children. that he doeth.

6 They reap every one his 14 For he performeth the corn in the field : and they thing that is appointed for gather the vintage of the me: and many such things wicked. are with him.

17 They cause the naked 15 Therefore am I trou- to lodge without clothing, bled at his presence: when that they have no covering in I consider, I am afraid of the cold. him.

| 8 They are wet with the 16 For God maketh my showers of the mountains, heart soft, and the Almighty and embrace the rock for troubleth me: I want of a shelter.

17 Because I was not cut 9 They pluck the fatheroff before the darkness; nei- less from the breast, and take ther hath he covered the dark- a pledge of the poor. . ness from my face. L 10 They caufe him to go CHAP. XXIV. TVS naked without clothing, and

they take away the sheaf VITHY, seeing times from the hungry.

V are not hidden from 11. Which make oil within the Almighty, do they that their walls, and tread their know him not see his days ? wine-presses, and suffer thirst.

2 Some remove the land- 12. Men groan from out marks; they violently take of the city, and the soul of away focks, and feed there the wounded crieth out : yet

God layeth not folly to 3 They drive away the them. ass of the fatherlefs, they 13 They are of those that take the widow's ox for a rebel against the light : they pledge.

| know not the ways thereof, 4. They turn the needy nor abide in the paths therea out of the way: the poor of of. the earth hide themselves to-1 14 The murderer rising gether.

with the light, killeth the 5 Behold, as wild affes in poor and needy, and in the the desert, go they forth to night is as a thief. their work, rising betimes 15 The eye also of the for a prey:. the wilderness adulterer waiteth for the twi.


light, saying, No eye shall see la little while, but are gone me: and disguiseth his face. and brought low; they are á 16 In the dark they dig -taken out of the way as all through houses, which they other, and cut off as the tops had marked for themselves in of the ears of corn. the day-time : they know 25. And if it be not so not the light.

now, who will make me a 1.17 For the morning is to liar, and make my speech them even as the shadow of nothing worth? death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the CHAP. XXV. shadow of death.

THEN answered Bil18. He is swift as the wa I dad the Shuhite, and ters; their portion is cursed said, in the earth : he beholdeth 2 Dominion and fear are not the way of the vine- with him, he maketh peace yards.

in his high places. * 19 Drought and heat con- 3 Is there any number of sume the snow-waters : lo his armies ? and upon whom doth the grave those which doth not his light arife? have finned.

4 How then can man be 20 The womb shall forget justified with God? or how him, the worm shall feed can he be clean that is born sweetly on him: he shall be of a woman? no more remembered : and 5 Behold even to the moon, wickedness shall be broken and it shineth not; yes, the as a tree.

stars are not pure in his 21 He evil entreateth the fight : barren that beareth not, and 6 How much less man, doeth not good to the wi- that is a worm; and the dow.

fon of man, which is a 22 He draweth also the worm. mighty with his power : he riseth up, and no man is sure

CHAP. XXVI. of life.

DUT Job answered and 23 Though it be given B faid, him to be in safety, whereon 12 How hast thou helped he reíteth; yet his eyes are him that is without power ? upon their ways.

how favest thou the arm that 24 They are exalted for hath no strength ?

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