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Of the behemoth and leviathan:

7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I shall not one be cast down even at the sight
God's great power over them.
will demand of thee, and declare thou unto of him?

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


& 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.

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

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

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

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 air can come between them. bind their faces in secret.

17 They are joined one to another, they

14 Then will I also confess unto thee stick together, that they cannot be sunthat thine own right hand can save thee.dered. 15 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.

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

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

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 the covert of the reed, and fens.

cannot be moved.

as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea,

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

25 When he raiseth up himself, the they purify themselves. mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings

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

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. CHAP. XLI.

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.

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain:

gether as with a close seal.
15 His scales are his pride, shut up to-

16 One is so near to another, that no

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

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

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

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

draw leviathan with

CAST hour law ongue with a cord sling-stones are turned with him in

28 The arrow cannot flee:

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 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?

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

he is

34 He beholdeth all high things
a king over all the children of pride.


29 Darts are counted as stubble :
laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
30 Sharp stones are under him:


HEN Job answered the LORD, and


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Job submits himself to God.

PSALMS. God accepts and blesses him.
10 And the LORD turned the captivity

2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden of Job, when he prayed for his friends: from thee. also the LORD gave Job twice as much as

11 Then came there unto him all his

3 Who is he that hideth counsel with- he had before. out knowledge? therefore have I uttered 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, 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 servant 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 burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept : lest deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.


9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD COMmanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.



LESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

I The Book of PSALMS.

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.


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.

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

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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

17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

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


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 a potter's vessel.

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



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

WHY do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, 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

deceitful man.

trouble me? many are they that rise 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 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.

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

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

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 displeasure.


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. 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.

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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.

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

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


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 thanks?

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 f 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.


T Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto 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.

God's glory magnified by his works. PSALMS.

David praises God's judgment.

3 O LORD my God, If I have done this; over the works of thy hands; thou hast if there be iniquity in my hands ; put all things under his feet:

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine ene-T To the chief Musician upon Muth-labmies and awake for me to the judgment ben, A Psalm of David. that thou hast commanded.


WILL praise thee, O LORD, with my

7 Soshall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes there- marvellous works. fore return thou on high.


8 The LORD shall judge the people judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.

3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

90 let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and


10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

60 thou enemy! destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroy

12 If he turn not, he will whet his ed cities; their memorial is perished with sword; he hath bent his bow, and made them. it ready.

7 But the LORD shall endure for ever:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!


13 He hath also prepared for him the he hath prepared his throne for judgment. instruments of death; he ordaineth his 8 And he shall judge the world in arrows against the persecutors. righteousness, he shall minister judgment

14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, to the people in uprightness. and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. PSALM VIII.

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

9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD: consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from

LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set the gates of death: thy glory above the heavens.


14 That I may shew forth all thy praise

2 Out of the mouth of babes and suck-in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will lings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

rejoice in thy salvation.

15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. him? and the son of man, that thou visitest| Selah. him?

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,

5 For thou hast made him a little lower and all the nations that forget God. than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

David prays against the wicked.

PSALMS. Providence and justice of God.


19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the
nations may know themselves to be but
men. Selah.

3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the

throne is in heaven: his be

why hidest thou thyself in times of hold, his eyelids try the children of men. 5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.


2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God the upright. is not in all his thoughts.


5 His ways are always grievous; thy T To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, judgments are far above out of his sight: A Psalm of David. as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. TELP, LORD; for the godly man

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. 7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold

be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. among the children of men.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit 2 They speak vanity every one with and fraud: under his tongue is mischief his neighbour: with flattering lips and and vanity. with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips,


8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the villages in the secret places doth he mur-and the tongue that speaketh proud things: der the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. 11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thy hand: : forget not the humble. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, thou wilt the vilest men are exalted. not require it. PSALM XIII.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou behold-T To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. OW

est mischief and spite, to requite it with How long wilt thou forget me, o thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. hide thy face from me?


15 Break thou the arm of the wicked 2 How long shall I take counsel in my and the evil man: seek out his wicked-soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how ness till thou find none. long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, rest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. PSALM XIV.



To the chief Musician, APsalm of David. IN the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your TTo the chief Musician, 4 Psalm of David. mountain? 2 For lo, the wicked bend their bow, THE fool hath said in his heart, There

is no God. They are corrupt, they


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