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God is to be feared.


God challenges Job to answer.

5 God thundereth marvellously with his 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof voice; great things doeth he, which we fastened? or who laid the corner-stone cannot comprehend. thereof:

6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued

8 Then the beasts go into dens, and re-out of the womb? main in their places.

9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind and cold out of the north.

10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. 11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: 12 And it is turned round about by his counsels that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. 14 Hearken unto this,OJob: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,

10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the day-spring to know his place;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the 17 How thy garments are warm, when search of the depth? he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

17 Have the gates of death been open18 Hast thou with him spread out the ed unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors sky, which is strong, and as a molten look-of the shadow of death? ing-glass?

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of 19 Teach us what we shall say unto the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallow

ed up.

21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

22 Fair weather cometh out of the north with God is terrible majesty.

23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle

24 Men do therefore fear him: he re-and war? specteth not any that are wise of heart.


24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the

HEN the LORD answered Job out of earth?

The whirlwind, and said,

2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, it thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?

God shews his power.

CHAP. XXXIX, XL. Job humbles himself to God.

29 Out of whose womb came the ice?| 12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy gendered it? barn?

30 The waters are hid as with a stone, 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto and the face of the deep is frozen. the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences the ostrich? of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in and warmeth them in the dust,

his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus 15 And forgetteth that the foot may with his sons? crush them, or that the wild beast may

33 Knowest thou the ordinances of hea-break them. ven? canst thou set the dominion thereof 16 She is hardened against her young in the earth? ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.


Kwild goats of the rock bring forth?

NOWEST thou the time when the

or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their


4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? 6 Whose house I have made the wilder

17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider. 19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? 20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she. CHAP. XL.

and said,

ness, and the barren land his dwellings. MOREOVER,, the LORD answered 7 He scoreth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the 2 Shall he that contendeth with the AImighty instruct him? he that reproveth 8 The range of the mountains is his pas- God, let him answer it. ture, and he searcheth after every green 3 T Then Job answered the LORD, and . thing.



9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I anthee, or abide by thy crib? will lay my hand upon my

swer thee?

10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his mouth. band in the furrow? or will he harrow the 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not valleys after thee? answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed

11 Wilt thou trust him, because his no further. strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Of the behemoth and leviathan:


God's great power over them.

7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I shall not one be cast down even at the sight will demand of thee, and declare thou unto


8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee. 15 T Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.

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10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? 11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?

14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.

16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined to

20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.gether: they are firm in themselves; they 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in cannot be moved. the covert of the reed, and fens.

22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw Jordan into his mouth.


24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by teason of breakings they purify themselves.

26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the

24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose habergeon. pierceth through snares.



ANST thou draw out leviathan with| a hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

3 Will he make many supplications unto

27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.

29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

30 Sharp stones are under him: he thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? spreadeth sharp-pointed things upon the

4 Will he make a covenant with thee? mire.

wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? 31 He maketh the deep to boil like a 5 Wilt thou play with him as with a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointbird? or wilt thou bind him for thy ment. maidens?

6 Shall thy companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?

7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish-spears?

8 Lay thy hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who lis made without fear.

34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride. CHAP. XLII.

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: T

HEN Job answered the LORD, and said,

Job submits himself to God.

PSALMS. God accepts and blesses him. 2 I know that thou canst do every thing, 10 And the LORD turned the captivity and that no thought can be withholden of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as

from thee.

3 Who is he that hideth counsel with- he had before. out knowledge? therefore have I uttered 11 Then came there unto him all his that I understood not; things too wonder- brethren, and all his sisters, and all they ful for me, which I knew not. that had been of his acquaintance before, 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will and did eat bread with him in his house: speak: I will demand of thee, and de- and they bemoaned him, and comforted clare thou unto me. him over all the evil that the LORD had 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing brought upon him: every man also gave of the ear but now mine eye seeth thee: him a piece of money, and every one an 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and re-ear-ring of gold. pent in dust and ashes.


12 So the LORD blessed the latter end

7 ¶ And it was so, that after the LORD of Job more than his beginning: for he had spoken these words unto Job, the had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thouLORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My sand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, wrath is kindled against thee, and against and a thousand she-asses.

thy two friends: for ye have not spoken 13 He had also seven sons, and three of me the thing that is right, as my ser- Jaughters.

vant Job hath.

14 And he called the name of the first, 8 Therefore take unto you now seven Jemima; and the name of the second, bullocks and seven rams, and go to my Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenservant Job, and offer up for yourselves a happuch. burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

16 After this lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD COM- 17 So Job died, being old and full of manded them: the LORD also accepted Job. days.

¶ The Book of PSALMS.


Bin the counsel of the ungodly, nor

LESSED is the man that walketh not

standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displea


6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous but the way of the ungodly a potter's vessel. shall perish.



THY do the heathen rage, and the
people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves,

10 Be wise now therefore, Oye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and and the rulers take counsel together, ye perish from the way, when his wrath against the LORD, and against his Anointed, is kindled but a little. Blessed are all saying,

they that put their trust in him.

The security of God's protection.


PSALMS. David prays against his enemies.

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight:

TA Psalm of David, when he fled from thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Absalom his son.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak

LORD, how are they increased that leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody

trouble me? many are they that rise and deceitful man.

up against me.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy 2 Many there be which say of my soul, house in the multitude of thy mercy and There is no help for him in God. Selah. in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

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8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre ; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteons; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

[EAR me when I call, O God of my HEAR righteousness: thou hast enlarged T me when I was in distress; have mercy x upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.


To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.

LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger,

neither chasten me in thy hot dis


2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I 3 But know that the LORD hath set apart am weak: O LORD, heal me: for my bones him that is godly for himself: the LORD are vexed. will hear when I call unto him.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou,

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune O LORD, how long? with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies' sake!

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee

6 There be many that say, Who will thanks? shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.


To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth,
A Psalm of David.


IVE ear to my words, O LORD, con-
sider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. 3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look


6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. 8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Shiggaion of David, which he sang un-
to the LORD, concerning the words of
Cush the Benjamite.

LORD my God, in thee do I put my
trust: save me from all them that per-

4 For thou art not a God that hath plea-secute me, and deliver me: sure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

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