THE REVEALED NAME SACRED SCRIPTURE

Job

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1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared Elohim, and shunned evil.

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1:2 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

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1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

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1:4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

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1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were ended, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose early in the morning, and offered burnt-offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed Elohim in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

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1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before YHWH, and Satan came also among them.

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1:7 And YHWH said to Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered YHWH, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down upon it.

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1:8 And YHWH said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears Elohim, and shunneth evil?

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1:9 Then Satan answered YHWH, and said, Does Job fear Elohim for naught?

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1:10 Have not you made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side? you have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

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1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.

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1:12 And YHWH said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only upon himself put not forth your hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of YHWH.

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1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

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1:14 And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them:

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1:15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only have escaped alone to tell you.

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1:16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of Elohim has fallen from heaven, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I only have escaped alone to tell you.

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1:17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yes, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only have escaped alone to tell you.

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1:18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

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1:19 And behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only have escaped alone to tell you.

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1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell upon the ground, and worshiped,

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1:21 And said, Naked came I from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return toward that place: YHWH gave, and YHWH has taken away; blessed be the name of YHWH.

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1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged Elohim foolishly.

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2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before YHWH, and Satan came also among them to present himself before YHWH.

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2:2 And YHWH said to Satan, From where come you? and Satan answered YHWH, and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down upon it.

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2:3 And YHWH said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears Elohim, and shunneth evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

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2:4 And Satan answered YHWH, and said, Skin for skin, even, all that a man has will he give for his life.

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2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

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2:6 And YHWH said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; but save his life.

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2:7 So Satan went forth from the presence of YHWH, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

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2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with it; and he sat down among the ashes.

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2:9 Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? curse Elohim, and die.

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2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of Elohim, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

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2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite; for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him, and to comfort him.

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2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they raised their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads towards heaven.

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2:13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

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3:1 After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day.

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3:2 And Job spoke, and said,

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3:3 Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a mail child conceived.

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3:4 Let that day be darkness; let not Elohim regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

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3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

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3:6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

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3:7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.

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3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

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3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:

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3:10 Because it prevented not my birth, nor hid sorrow from my eyes.

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3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not expire at the time of my birth?

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3:12 Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed?

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3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

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3:14 With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

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3:15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

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3:16 Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

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3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest.

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3:18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

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3:19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

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3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

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3:21 Who long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

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3:22 Who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

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3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom Elohim has hedged in?

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3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

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3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I dreaded has come to me.

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3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

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4:2 If we essay to commune with you, will you be grieved? but who can refrain from speaking?

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4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

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4:4 Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

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4:5 But now it has come upon you, and you faintest; it touches you, and you are troubled.

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4:6 Is not this your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

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4:7 Remember, I pray you, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off;

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4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

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4:9 By the blast of Elohim they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

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4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

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4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

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4:12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a small sound of it.

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4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men.

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4:14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.

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4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

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4:16 It stood still, but I could not discern its form: an image was before my eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

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4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than Elohim? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

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4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

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4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

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4:20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish forever without any regarding it.

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4:21 Does not their excellence which is in them depart? they die, even without wisdom.

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5:1 Call now, if there is any that will answer you; and to which of the saints will you turn?

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5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

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5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

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5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

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5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

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5:6 Although affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

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5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

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5:8 I would seek to Elohim, and to Elohim would I commit my cause:

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5:9 Who does great things and unsearchable; wonderful things without number:

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5:10 Who gives rain upon the earth, and sends waters upon the fields:

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5:11 To set on high those that are low: that those who mourn may be exalted to safety.

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5:12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

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5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

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5:14 They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope in the noon-day as in the night.

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5:15 But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

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5:16 So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

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5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom Elohim corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

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5:18 For he makes sore, and binds up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

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5:19 He will deliver you in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

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5:20 In famine he will redeem you from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

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5:21 You shall be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

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5:22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh: neither shall you be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

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5:23 For you shall be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

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5:24 And you shall know that your tabernacle will be in peace; and you shall visit to your habitation, and shall not sin.

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5:25 You shall know also that your seed will be great, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.

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5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, as a shock of grain comes in in its season.

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5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

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6:1 But Job answered and said,

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6:2 Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

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6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.

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6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison of which drinks up my spirit: the terrors of Elohim set themselves in array against me.

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6:5 Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

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6:6 Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

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6:7 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful food.

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6:8 Oh that I might have my request; and that Elohim would grant me the thing that I long for!

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6:9 Even that it would please Elohim to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!

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6:10 Then should I yet have comfort; yes, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

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6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

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6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

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6:13 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

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6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shown from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

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6:15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

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6:16 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and in which the snow is hid:

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6:17 In the time when they become warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

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6:18 The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.

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6:19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

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6:20 They were confounded because they had hoped; they came toward that place, and were ashamed.

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6:21 For now you* are nothing: you* see my casting down, and are afraid.

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6:22 Did I say, Bring to me? or Give a reward for me of your* substance?

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6:23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

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6:24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand in what I have erred.

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6:25 How forcible are right words! but what does your* arguing reprove?

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6:26 Do you* imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

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6:27 Yes, you* overwhelm the fatherless, and you* dig a pit for your* friend.

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6:28 Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident to you* if I lie.

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6:29 Return, I pray you*, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it.

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6:30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

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7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling?

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7:2 As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for the reward of his work;

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7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

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7:4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro to the dawning of the day.

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7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken and become lothsome.

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7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

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7:7 O remember that my life is wind: my eye will no more see good.

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7:8 The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are upon me, and I am not.

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7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more.

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7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

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7:11 Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

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7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me?

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7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;

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7:14 Then you scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

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7:15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

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7:16 I lothe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

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7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart upon him?

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7:18 And that you should visit to him every morning, and try him every moment?

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7:19 How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow my spittle?

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7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you, so that I am a burden to myself?

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7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

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8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

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8:2 How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?

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8:3 Does Elohim pervert judgment; or does the Almighty pervert justice?

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8:4 If your children have sinned against him, and he has cast them away for their transgression;

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8:5 If you would seek to Elohim early, and make your supplication to the Almighty;

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8:6 If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

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8:7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.

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8:8 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:

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8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

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8:10 Will they not teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

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8:11 Can the rush grow without mire? can the flag grow without water?

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8:12 Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withers before any other herb.

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8:13 So are the paths of all that forget Elohim; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

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8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

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8:15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

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8:16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shoots forth in his garden.

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8:17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and sees the place of stones.

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8:18 If he shall destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen you.

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8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

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8:20 Behold, Elohim will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

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8:21 Till he shall fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.

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8:22 They that hate you shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to naught.

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9:1 Then Job answered and said,

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9:2 I know it to be so of a truth: but how should man be just with Elohim?

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9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

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9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

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9:5 Who removes the mountains, and they know not: who overturneth them in his anger.

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9:6 Who shakes the earth out of her place, and its pillars tremble.

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9:7 Who commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.

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9:8 Who alone spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea.

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9:9 Who makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

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9:10 Who does great things past finding out; yes, and wonders without number.

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9:11 Lo, he goes by me, and I see him not: he passes on also, but I perceive him not.

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9:12 Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you?

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9:13 If Elohim will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

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9:14 How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?

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9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

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9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet I would not believe that he had listened to my voice.

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9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

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9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

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9:19 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

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9:20 If I justify myself, my own mouth will condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, that also will prove me perverse.

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9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

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9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, he destroys the perfect and the wicked.

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9:23 If the scourge shall slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

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9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of its judges; if not, where, and who is he?

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9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

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9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

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9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

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9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that you will not hold me innocent.

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9:29 If I am wicked, why then do I labor in vain?

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9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

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9:31 Yet will you plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me.

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9:32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.

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9:33 Neither is there any judge between us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

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9:34 Let him take away his rod from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

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9:35 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

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10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

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10:2 I will say to Elohim, Do not condemn me; show me why you contendest with me.

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10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

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10:4 Have you eyes of flesh? or see you as man sees?

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10:5 Are your days as the days of man? are your years as man's days,

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10:6 That you inquirest after my iniquity, and search after my sin?

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10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

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10:8 Your hands have made me and fashioned me in all my parts; yet you do destroy me.

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10:9 Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

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10:10 Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

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10:11 You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me with bones and sinews.

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10:12 You have granted me life and favor, and your visitation has preserved my spirit.

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10:13 And these things have you hid in your heart: I know that this is with you.

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10:14 If I sin, then you markest me, and you will not acquit me from my iniquity.

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10:15 If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see you my affliction;

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10:16 For it increases. You huntest me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself wonderful upon me.

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10:17 You renewest your witnesses against me, and increasest your indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

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10:18 Why then have you brought me forth from the womb? O that I had expired, and no eye had seen me!

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10:19 I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

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10:20 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

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10:21 Before I go what place I shall not return, even to the land of darkness, and the shadow of death;

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10:22 A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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11:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

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11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

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11:3 Should your falsehoods make men hold their peace? and when you mockest, shall no man make you ashamed?

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11:4 For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes.

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11:5 But Oh that Elohim would speak, and open his lips against you;

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11:6 And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that Elohim exacteth of you less than your iniquity deserveth.

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11:7 Can you by searching find out Elohim? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

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11:8 It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know?

X Job

11:9 The measure of it is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

X Job

11:10 If he shall cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

X Job

11:11 For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

X Job

11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man is born like a wild donkey's colt.

X Job

11:13 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands towards him;

X Job

11:14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.

X Job

11:15 For then shall you lift up your face without spot; yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear:

X Job

11:16 Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

X Job

11:17 And your age shall be clearer than the noon-day: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning.

X Job

11:18 And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.

X Job

11:19 Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall make suit to you.

X Job

11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the expiration of the breath.

X Job

12:1 And Job answered and said,

X Job

12:2 No doubt but you* are the people, and wisdom shall die with you*.

X Job

12:3 But I have understanding as well as you*; I am not inferior to you*: yes, who knows not such things as these?

X Job

12:4 I am as one mocked by his neighbor, who calls upon Elohim, and he answers him: the just upright man is derided.

X Job

12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

X Job

12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke Elohim are secure; into whose hand Elohim brings abundantly.

X Job

12:7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you:

X Job

12:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fishes of the sea shall declare to you.

X Job

12:9 Who knows not in all these that the hand of YHWH has worked this?

X Job

12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

X Job

12:11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste its food?

X Job

12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

X Job

12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.

X Job

12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

X Job

12:15 Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

X Job

12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

X Job

12:17 He leads counselors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools.

X Job

12:18 He looseth the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle.

X Job

12:19 He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty.

X Job

12:20 He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

X Job

12:21 He pours contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

X Job

12:22 He reveals deep things out of darkness, and brings to light the shadow of death.

X Job

12:23 He increases nations, and destroys them: he enlarges nations, and straiteneth them again.

X Job

12:24 He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

X Job

12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

X Job

13:1 Lo, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it.

X Job

13:2 What you* know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you*.

X Job

13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with Elohim.

X Job

13:4 But you* are forgers of lies, you* are all physicians of no value.

X Job

13:5 O that you* would altogether hold your* peace and it would be your* wisdom.

X Job

13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

X Job

13:7 Will you* speak wickedly for Elohim? and talk deceitfully for him?

X Job

13:8 Will you* accept his person? will you* contend for Elohim?

X Job

13:9 Is it good that he should search you* out? or as one man mocks another, do you* so mock him?

X Job

13:10 He will surely reprove you*, if you* do secretly accept persons.

X Job

13:11 Shall not his excellence make you* afraid? and his dread fall upon you*?

X Job

13:12 Your* remembrances are like to ashes, your* bodies to bodies of clay.

X Job

13:13 Hold your* peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

X Job

13:14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

X Job

13:15 Though he shall slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

X Job

13:16 He also shall be my salvation: for a hypocrite shall not come before him.

X Job

13:17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your* ears.

X Job

13:18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.

X Job

13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall expire.

X Job

13:20 Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you.

X Job

13:21 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid.

X Job

13:22 Then call you, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer you me.

X Job

13:23 How many are my iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

X Job

13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

X Job

13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

X Job

13:26 For you writest bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

X Job

13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly to all my paths; you set a print upon the heels of my feet.

X Job

13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten.

X Job

14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

X Job

14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

X Job

14:3 And do you open your eyes upon such one, and bring me into judgment with you?

X Job

14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

X Job

14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

X Job

14:6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

X Job

14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender branch will not cease.

X Job

14:8 Though its root shall become old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground;

X Job

14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

X Job

14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man yields his breath, and where is he?

X Job

14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decays and drieth up:

X Job

14:12 So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens shall be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

X Job

14:13 O that you would hide me in the grave, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

X Job

14:14 If a man dies, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change shall come.

X Job

14:15 You shall call, and I will answer you: you will have a desire to the work of your hands.

X Job

14:16 For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin?

X Job

14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and you sewest up my iniquity.

X Job

14:18 And surely the mountain falling comes to naught, and the rock is removed out of its place.

X Job

14:19 The waters wear the stones: you washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroyest the hope of man.

X Job

14:20 You prevailest forever against him, and he passes: you changest his countenance, and send him away.

X Job

14:21 His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

X Job

14:22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

X Job

15:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

X Job

15:2 Should a wise men utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

X Job

15:3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches with which he can do no good?

X Job

15:4 Yes, you cast off fear, and restrainest prayer before Elohim.

X Job

15:5 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choosest the tongue of the crafty.

X Job

15:6 Your own mouth condemns you, and not I: yes, your own lips testify against you.

X Job

15:7 Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills?

X Job

15:8 Have you heard the secret of Elohim? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself?

X Job

15:9 What know you that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us?

X Job

15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much older than your father.

X Job

15:11 Are the consolations of Elohim small with you? is there any secret thing with you?

X Job

15:12 Why does your heart carry you away? and what do your eyes wink at,

X Job

15:13 That you turnest your spirit against Elohim, and let such words go out of your mouth?

X Job

15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

X Job

15:15 Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

X Job

15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinks iniquity like water?

X Job

15:17 I will show you, hear me; and that which I have seen, I will declare;

X Job

15:18 Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

X Job

15:19 To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

X Job

15:20 The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

X Job

15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

X Job

15:22 He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for by the sword.

X Job

15:23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

X Job

15:24 Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

X Job

15:25 For he stretches out his hand against Elohim, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

X Job

15:26 He runs upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:

X Job

15:27 Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes collops of fat on his flanks.

X Job

15:28 And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

X Job

15:29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection of it upon the earth.

X Job

15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

X Job

15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

X Job

15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

X Job

15:33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

X Job

15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

X Job

15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

X Job

16:1 Then Job answered and said,

X Job

16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you* all.

X Job

16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth you that you answerest?

X Job

16:4 I also could speak as you* do: if your* soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you*, and shake my head at you*.

X Job

16:5 But I would strengthen you* with my mouth and the moving of my lips should assuage your* grief.

X Job

16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

X Job

16:7 But now he has made me weary: you have made desolate all my company.

X Job

16:8 And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.

X Job

16:9 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes upon me.

X Job

16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves against me.

X Job

16:11 Elohim has delivered me to the unElohimly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

X Job

16:12 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

X Job

16:13 His archers encompass me; he cleaves my reins asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall upon the ground.

X Job

16:14 He breaks me with breach upon breach, he runs upon me like a giant.

X Job

16:15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

X Job

16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids are the shadow of death;

X Job

16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

X Job

16:18 O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

X Job

16:19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

X Job

16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to Elohim.

X Job

16:21 O that one might plead for a man with Elohim, as a man pleadeth for his neighbor!

X Job

16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way what place I shall not return.

X Job

17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

X Job

17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

X Job

17:3 Lay down now, put me in a legally responsible with you; who is he that will strike hands with me?

X Job

17:4 For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

X Job

17:5 He that speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

X Job

17:6 He has made me also a by-word of the people; and in former time I was as a tabret.

X Job

17:7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shade.

X Job

17:8 Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

X Job

17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

X Job

17:10 But as for you* all, do you* return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you*.

X Job

17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

X Job

17:12 They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.

X Job

17:13 If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

X Job

17:14 I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.

X Job

17:15 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who will see it?

X Job

17:16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

X Job

18:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

X Job

18:2 How long will it be before you* make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

X Job

18:3 Why are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your* sight?

X Job

18:4 He tears himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for you? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?

X Job

18:5 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.

X Job

18:6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

X Job

18:7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.

X Job

18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a snare.

X Job

18:9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.

X Job

18:10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.

X Job

18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

X Job

18:12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

X Job

18:13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the first-born of death shall devour his strength.

X Job

18:14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

X Job

18:15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

X Job

18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

X Job

18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

X Job

18:18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

X Job

18:19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

X Job

18:20 They that come after him shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before were frightened.

X Job

18:21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knows not Elohim.

X Job

19:1 Then Job answered and said,

X Job

19:2 How long will you* vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

X Job

19:3 These ten times have you* reproached me: you* are not ashamed that you* make yourselves* strange to me.

X Job

19:4 And be it indeed that I have erred, my error remains with myself.

X Job

19:5 If indeed you* will magnify yourselves* against me, and plead against me my reproach:

X Job

19:6 Know now that Elohim has overthrown me, and has encompassed me with his net.

X Job

19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

X Job

19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

X Job

19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

X Job

19:10 He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope has he removed like a tree.

X Job

19:11 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me to him as one of his enemies.

X Job

19:12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp around my tabernacle.

X Job

19:13 He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me.

X Job

19:14 My kinsmen have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

X Job

19:15 They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.

X Job

19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.

X Job

19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the children's sake of my own body.

X Job

19:18 Yes, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me.

X Job

19:19 All my intimate friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.

X Job

19:20 My bone cleaves to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.

X Job

19:21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O you* my friends; for the hand of Elohim has touched me.

X Job

19:22 Why do you* persecute me as Elohim, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

X Job

19:23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

X Job

19:24 That they were graven with an iron pen in lead, in the rock forever!

X Job

19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he will stand at the latter day upon the earth:

X Job

19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see Elohim:

X Job

19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

X Job

19:28 But you* would say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

X Job

19:29 Be you* afraid of the sword: for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you* may know there is a judgment.

X Job

20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

X Job

20:2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make hurry.

X Job

20:3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.

X Job

20:4 Know you not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

X Job

20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

X Job

20:6 Though his excellence shall mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds;

X Job

20:7 Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung: they who have seen him shall say, Where is he?

X Job

20:8 He shall fly away as a dream, and will not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

X Job

20:9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

X Job

20:10 His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

X Job

20:11 His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

X Job

20:12 Though wickedness may be sweet in his mouth, though he may hide it under his tongue;

X Job

20:13 Though he may spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

X Job

20:14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

X Job

20:15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: Elohim shall cast them out of his belly.

X Job

20:16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

X Job

20:17 He shall not see the river, the floods, the brooks of honey and buttermilk.

X Job

20:18 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.

X Job

20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he did not build.

X Job

20:20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

X Job

20:21 There shall none of his food be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

X Job

20:22 In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

X Job

20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, Elohim shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

X Job

20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

X Job

20:25 It is drawn, and comes out of the body; yes, the glittering sword comes out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

X Job

20:26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

X Job

20:27 The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

X Job

20:28 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

X Job

20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from Elohim, and the heritage appointed to him by Elohim.

X Job

21:1 But Job answered and said,

X Job

21:2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your* consolations.

X Job

21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on.

X Job

21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

X Job

21:5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your* hand upon your* mouth.

X Job

21:6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh.

X Job

21:7 Why do the wicked live, become old, and, are mighty in power?

X Job

21:8 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

X Job

21:9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of Elohim upon them.

X Job

21:10 Their bull genders, and fails not; their cow calveth, and casts not her calf.

X Job

21:11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

X Job

21:12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

X Job

21:13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

X Job

21:14 Therefore they say to Elohim, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.

X Job

21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him?

X Job

21:16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

X Job

21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft comes their destruction upon them? Elohim distributeth sorrows in his anger.

X Job

21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

X Job

21:19 Elohim lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.

X Job

21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

X Job

21:21 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

X Job

21:22 Shall any teach Elohim knowledge? seeing he judges those that are high.

X Job

21:23 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

X Job

21:24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

X Job

21:25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.

X Job

21:26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

X Job

21:27 Behold, I know your* thoughts, and the devices which you* wrongfully imagine against me.

X Job

21:28 For you* say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?

X Job

21:29 Have you* not asked them that go by the way? and do you* not know their tokens,

X Job

21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they will be brought forth to the day of wrath.

X Job

21:31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he has done?

X Job

21:32 Yet he shall be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

X Job

21:33 The clods of the valley will be sweet to him, and every man will draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

X Job

21:34 How then comfort you* me in vain, seeing in your* answers there remains falsehood?

X Job

22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

X Job

22:2 Can a man be profitable to Elohim, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

X Job

22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? or is it gain to him, that you make your ways perfect?

X Job

22:4 Will he reprove you for fear of you? will he enter with you into judgment?

X Job

22:5 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite?

X Job

22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for naught, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

X Job

22:7 You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

X Job

22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it.

X Job

22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

X Job

22:10 Therefore snares are around you, and sudden fear troubles you;

X Job

22:11 Or darkness, that you can not see; and abundance of waters cover you.

X Job

22:12 Is not Elohim in the hight of heaven? and behold the hight of the stars, how high they are!

X Job

22:13 And you say, How does Elohim know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

X Job

22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he sees not; and he walks in the circuit of heaven.

X Job

22:15 Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

X Job

22:16 Who were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood!

X Job

22:17 Who said to Elohim, depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them!

X Job

22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

X Job

22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent deride them.

X Job

22:20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

X Job

22:21 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: by this good shall come to you.

X Job

22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

X Job

22:23 If you shall return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.

X Job

22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

X Job

22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be your defense and you shall have plenty of silver.

X Job

22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to Elohim.

X Job

22:27 You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.

X Job

22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you: and the light shall shine upon your ways.

X Job

22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is exaltation; and he shall save the humble person.

X Job

22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of your hands.

X Job

23:1 Then Job answered and said,

X Job

23:2 Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

X Job

23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

X Job

23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

X Job

23:5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.

X Job

23:6 Would he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

X Job

23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered forever from my judge.

X Job

23:8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

X Job

23:9 On the left hand, where he does work, but I cannot behold him: he hides himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

X Job

23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

X Job

23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

X Job

23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

X Job

23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

X Job

23:14 For he performs the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

X Job

23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

X Job

23:16 For Elohim makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubles me:

X Job

23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.

X Job

24:1 Why, seeing times are not hid from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

X Job

24:2 Some remove the landmarks: they violently take away flocks, and their feed.

X Job

24:3 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

X Job

24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

X Job

24:5 Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising early for a prey: the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.

X Job

24:6 They reap every one his grain in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

X Job

24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.

X Job

24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

X Job

24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

X Job

24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;

X Job

24:11 Who make oil within their walls, and tread their wine-presses, and suffer thirst.

X Job

24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet Elohim lays not folly to them.

X Job

24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not its ways, nor abide in its paths.

X Job

24:14 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

X Job

24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

X Job

24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the day-time: they know not the light.

X Job

24:17 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one knows them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

X Job

24:18 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholds not the way of the vineyards.

X Job

24:19 Drouth and heat consume the snow-waters: so does the grave those who have sinned.

X Job

24:20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

X Job

24:21 He oppresses the barren that bears not: and does not good to the widow.

X Job

24:22 He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.

X Job

24:23 Though it is given him to be in safety, on which he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

X Job

24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all others, and cut off as the tops of the ears of grain.

X Job

24:25 And if it is not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech of no worth?

X Job

25:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

X Job

25:2 Dominion and fear are with him, he makes peace in his high places.

X Job

25:3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom does not his light arise?

X Job

25:4 How then can man be justified with Elohim? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

X Job

25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; and the stars are not pure in his sight.

X Job

25:6 How much less man, that is a worm; and the son of man, who is a worm?

X Job

26:1 But Job answered and said,

X Job

26:2 How have you helped him that is without power? how save you the arm that has no strength?

X Job

26:3 How have you counseled him that has no wisdom? and how have you abundantly declared the thing as it is?

X Job

26:4 To whom have you uttered words? and whose spirit came from you?

X Job

26:5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

X Job

26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.

X Job

26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing.

X Job

26:8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

X Job

26:9 He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud upon it.

X Job

26:10 He has encompassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

X Job

26:11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.

X Job

26:12 He divides the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

X Job

26:13 By his spirit he has garnished the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked serpent.

X Job

26:14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

X Job

27:1 Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said,

X Job

27:2 As Elohim lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty who has afflicted my soul;

X Job

27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of Elohim is in my nostrils;

X Job

27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

X Job

27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you*: till I die I will not remove my integrity from me.

X Job

27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

X Job

27:7 Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that rises up against me as the unrighteous.

X Job

27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when Elohim takes away his soul?

X Job

27:9 Will Elohim hear his cry when trouble comes upon him?

X Job

27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon Elohim?

X Job

27:11 I will teach you* by the hand of Elohim: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

X Job

27:12 Behold, all you* yourselves* have seen it; why then are you* thus altogether vain?

X Job

27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with Elohim, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

X Job

27:14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

X Job

27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

X Job

27:16 Though he should heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay?

X Job

27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

X Job

27:18 He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes.

X Job

27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.

X Job

27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

X Job

27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

X Job

27:22 For Elohim shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

X Job

27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

X Job

28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.

X Job

28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is melted out of the stone.

X Job

28:3 He sets an end to darkness, and searches out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

X Job

28:4 The flood breaks out from the inhabitant: even the waters forgotten by the foot: they are dried up, they have gone away from men.

X Job

28:5 As for the earth, out of it comes bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

X Job

28:6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it has dust of gold.

X Job

28:7 There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vultur's eye has not seen:

X Job

28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

X Job

28:9 He puts forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.

X Job

28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.

X Job

28:11 He binds the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid he brings forth to light.

X Job

28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

X Job

28:13 Man knows not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.

X Job

28:14 The depth says, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me.

X Job

28:15 It cannot be obtained for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price of it.

X Job

28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

X Job

28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

X Job

28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

X Job

28:19 The topaz of Cush shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

X Job

28:20 From where then comes wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

X Job

28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

X Job

28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame of it with our ears.

X Job

28:23 Elohim understands the way of it, and he knows its place.

X Job

28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole heaven;

X Job

28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weighs the waters by measure.

X Job

28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

X Job

28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

X Job

28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the Master, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

X Job

29:1 Moreover, Job continued his parable, and said,

X Job

29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when Elohim preserved me;

X Job

29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

X Job

29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of Elohim was upon my tabernacle;

X Job

29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;

X Job

29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

X Job

29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!

X Job

29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.

X Job

29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

X Job

29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

X Job

29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

X Job

29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

X Job

29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

X Job

29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

X Job

29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

X Job

29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

X Job

29:17 And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

X Job

29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

X Job

29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

X Job

29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

X Job

29:21 To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

X Job

29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

X Job

29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.

X Job

29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

X Job

29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.

X Job

30:1 But now they that are younger than I, have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

X Job

30:2 Yes, to what might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age had perished?

X Job

30:3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

X Job

30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their food.

X Job

30:5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them, as after a thief;)

X Job

30:6 To dwell in the clefts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

X Job

30:7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were collected.

X Job

30:8 They were children of fools, yes, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

X Job

30:9 And now I am their song, yes, I am their by-word.

X Job

30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

X Job

30:11 Because he has loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.

X Job

30:12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

X Job

30:13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

X Job

30:14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

X Job

30:15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passes away as a cloud.

X Job

30:16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

X Job

30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

X Job

30:18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

X Job

30:19 He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.

X Job

30:20 I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

X Job

30:21 You have become cruel to me: with your strong hand you opposest yourself against me.

X Job

30:22 You lift me up to the wind; you causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

X Job

30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

X Job

30:24 Yet he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

X Job

30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

X Job

30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

X Job

30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction came upon me.

X Job

30:28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

X Job

30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

X Job

30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

X Job

30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

X Job

31:1 I Made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

X Job

31:2 For what portion of Elohim is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

X Job

31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

X Job

31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

X Job

31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

X Job

31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that Elohim may know my integrity.

X Job

31:7 If my step has turned out of the way, and my heart walked after my eyes, and if any blot has cleaved to my hands;

X Job

31:8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.

X Job

31:9 If my heart has been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;

X Job

31:10 Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down upon her.

X Job

31:11 For this is a hainous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

X Job

31:12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

X Job

31:13 If I despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, when they contended with me;

X Job

31:14 What then shall I do when Elohim rises up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

X Job

31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

X Job

31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

X Job

31:17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it;

X Job

31:18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

X Job

31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

X Job

31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

X Job

31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

X Job

31:22 Then let my arm fall from my shoulder-blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.

X Job

31:23 For destruction from Elohim was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

X Job

31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

X Job

31:25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much;

X Job

31:26 If I have beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

X Job

31:27 And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand:

X Job

31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the Elohim that is above.

X Job

31:29 If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or have lifted up myself when evil found him:

X Job

31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

X Job

31:31 If the men of my tabernacle have not said, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

X Job

31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveler.

X Job

31:33 If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:

X Job

31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

X Job

31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

X Job

31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

X Job

31:37 I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near to him.

X Job

31:38 If my land cries against me, or its furrows likewise complain;

X Job

31:39 If I have eaten the fruits of it without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life:

X Job

31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

X Job

32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

X Job

32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than Elohim.

X Job

32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

X Job

32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken because they were older than he.

X Job

32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

X Job

32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you* are very old; therefore I was afraid, and durst not show you* my opinion.

X Job

32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

X Job

32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

X Job

32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

X Job

32:10 Therefore I said, Listen to me; I also will show my opinion.

X Job

32:11 Behold, I waited for your* words; I gave ear to your* reasons, whilst you* searched out what to say.

X Job

32:12 Yes, I attended to you*, and behold, there was none of you* that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

X Job

32:13 Lest you* should say, We have found out wisdom: Elohim thrusteth him down, not man.

X Job

32:14 Now he has not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your* speeches.

X Job

32:15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

X Job

32:16 When I had waited, (for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

X Job

32:17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will show my opinion.

X Job

32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

X Job

32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which has no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

X Job

32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

X Job

32:21 Let me not, I pray you*, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man.

X Job

32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing, my Maker would soon take me away.

X Job

33:1 Therefore, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and listen to all my words.

X Job

33:2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

X Job

33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

X Job

33:4 The Spirit of Elohim has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

X Job

33:5 If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up.

X Job

33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in Elohim's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

X Job

33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon you.

X Job

33:8 Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of your words, saying,

X Job

33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

X Job

33:10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

X Job

33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

X Job

33:12 Behold, in this you are not just: I will answer you, that Elohim is greater than man.

X Job

33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.

X Job

33:14 For Elohim speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.

X Job

33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

X Job

33:16 Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

X Job

33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

X Job

33:18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

X Job

33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

X Job

33:20 So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food.

X Job

33:21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

X Job

33:22 Yes, his soul draws near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

X Job

33:23 If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness:

X Job

33:24 Then he is gracious to him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

X Job

33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he will return to the days of his youth:

X Job

33:26 He shall pray to Elohim, and he will be favorable to him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness.

X Job

33:27 He looks upon men, and if any shall say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

X Job

33:28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

X Job

33:29 Lo, all these things Elohim often works with man,

X Job

33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

X Job

33:31 Mark well, O Job, listen to me: hold your peace, and I will speak.

X Job

33:32 If you have any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify you.

X Job

33:33 If not, listen to me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.

X Job

34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

X Job

34:2 Hear my words, O you* wise men; and give ear to me, you* that have knowledge.

X Job

34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tasteth food.

X Job

34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

X Job

34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous: and Elohim has taken away my judgment.

X Job

34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

X Job

34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

X Job

34:8 Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

X Job

34:9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with Elohim.

X Job

34:10 Therefore listen to me, you* men of understanding: far be it from Elohim, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

X Job

34:11 For the work of a man he shall render to him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

X Job

34:12 Yes, surely Elohim will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

X Job

34:13 Who has given him a charge over the earth? or who has disposed the whole world?

X Job

34:14 If he should set his heart upon man, if he should gather to himself his spirit and his breath;

X Job

34:15 All flesh would perish together, and man would turn again to dust.

X Job

34:16 If now you have understanding, hear this: listen to the voice of my words.

X Job

34:17 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?

X Job

34:18 Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You* are unElohimly?

X Job

34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

X Job

34:20 In a moment they shall die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.

X Job

34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

X Job

34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

X Job

34:23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with Elohim.

X Job

34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

X Job

34:25 Therefore he knows their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

X Job

34:26 He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

X Job

34:27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:

X Job

34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

X Job

34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

X Job

34:30 That the hypocrite may not reign, lest the people should be ensnared.

X Job

34:31 Surely it is meet to be said to Elohim, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

X Job

34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

X Job

34:33 Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you shall refuse, or whether you shall choose; and not I: therefore speak what you know.

X Job

34:34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man listen to me.

X Job

34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

X Job

34:36 My desire is that Job may be tried to the end, because of his answers for wicked men.

X Job

34:37 For he adds rebellion to his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against Elohim.

X Job

35:1 Elihu spoke moreover, and said,

X Job

35:2 Thinkest you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than Elohim's?

X Job

35:3 For you said, What advantage will it be to you? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

X Job

35:4 I will answer you, and your companions with you.

X Job

35:5 Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you.

X Job

35:6 If you sinnest, what do you against him? or if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you to him?

X Job

35:7 If you are righteous, what give you to him? or what receives he from your hand?

X Job

35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are: and your righteousness may profit the son of man.

X Job

35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

X Job

35:10 But none says, Where is Elohim my maker, who gives songs in the night;

X Job

35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

X Job

35:12 There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

X Job

35:13 Surely Elohim will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

X Job

35:14 Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him.

X Job

35:15 But now, because it is not so, he has visited to in his anger; yet he knows it not in great extremity:

X Job

35:16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

X Job

36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,

X Job

36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on Elohim's behalf.

X Job

36:3 I will bring my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

X Job

36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.

X Job

36:5 Behold, Elohim is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

X Job

36:6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.

X Job

36:7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them forever, and they are exalted.

X Job

36:8 And if they are bound in fetters, and are held in cords of affliction;

X Job

36:9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

X Job

36:10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.

X Job

36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

X Job

36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

X Job

36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.

X Job

36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

X Job

36:15 He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.

X Job

36:16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on your table would be full of fatness.

X Job

36:17 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you.

X Job

36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

X Job

36:19 Will he esteem your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

X Job

36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

X Job

36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.

X Job

36:22 Behold, Elohim exalts by his power: who teaches like him?

X Job

36:23 Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity?

X Job

36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.

X Job

36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

X Job

36:26 Behold, Elohim is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

X Job

36:27 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor of it.

X Job

36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distill upon man abundantly.

X Job

36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

X Job

36:30 Behold, he spreads his light upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

X Job

36:31 For by them he judges the people; he gives food in abundance.

X Job

36:32 With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the intervening cloud.

X Job

36:33 The noise of it shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

X Job

37:1 At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of its place.

X Job

37:2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth.

X Job

37:3 He directs it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.

X Job

37:4 After it a voice roars: he thunders with the voice of his excellence; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.

X Job

37:5 Elohim thunders marvelously with his voice; great things he does, which we cannot comprehend.

X Job

37:6 For he says to the snow, Be you on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

X Job

37:7 He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

X Job

37:8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

X Job

37:9 From the south comes the whirlwind: and cold from the north.

X Job

37:10 By the breath of Elohim frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

X Job

37:11 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

X Job

37:12 And it is turned around by his counsels: that they may do whatever he commands them upon the face of the world on the earth.

X Job

37:13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

X Job

37:14 Listen to this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of Elohim.

X Job

37:15 Do you know when Elohim disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

X Job

37:16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

X Job

37:17 How your garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

X Job

37:18 Have you with him spread out the sky which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass?

X Job

37:19 Teach us what we shall say to him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

X Job

37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? If a man shall speak, surely he will be swallowed up.

X Job

37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passes, and cleanses them.

X Job

37:22 Fair weather comes from the north: with Elohim is terrible majesty.

X Job

37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice: he will not afflict.

X Job

37:24 Men therefore fear him: he respects not any that are wise of heart.

X Job

38:1 Then YHWH answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

X Job

38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

X Job

38:3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.

X Job

38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

X Job

38:5 Who has laid the measures of it, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it?

X Job

38:6 Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;

X Job

38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohim shouted for joy?

X Job

38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

X Job

38:9 When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,

X Job

38:10 And broke up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

X Job

38:11 And said, Until now shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed.

X Job

38:12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the day-spring to know its place;

X Job

38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

X Job

38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

X Job

38:15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.

X Job

38:16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?

X Job

38:17 Have the gates of death been opened to you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

X Job

38:18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.

X Job

38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is its place,

X Job

38:20 That you should take it to its bound, and that you should know the paths to its house?

X Job

38:21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?

X Job

38:22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

X Job

38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

X Job

38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?

X Job

38:25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

X Job

38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness in which there is no man;

X Job

38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

X Job

38:28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of the dew?

X Job

38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?

X Job

38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

X Job

38:31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

X Job

38:32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? or can you guide Arcturus with its sons?

X Job

38:33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set its dominion on the earth?

X Job

38:34 Can you lift your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?

X Job

38:35 Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are?

X Job

38:36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?

X Job

38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

X Job

38:38 When the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

X Job

38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

X Job

38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

X Job

38:41 Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to Elohim, they wander for want of food.

X Job

39:1 Know you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or can you mark when the hinds do calve?

X Job

39:2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? or know you the time when they bring forth?

X Job

39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

X Job

39:4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with grain; they go forth, and return not to them.

X Job

39:5 Who has sent out the wild donkey free? or who has loosed the bands of the wild donkey?

X Job

39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.

X Job

39:7 He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the crying of the driver.

X Job

39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.

X Job

39:9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

X Job

39:10 Can you bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after you?

X Job

39:11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? or will you leave your labor to him?

X Job

39:12 Will you believe him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather it into your barn?

X Job

39:13 Gave you the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich!

X Job

39:14 Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

X Job

39:15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

X Job

39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without fear;

X Job

39:17 Because Elohim has withheld wisdom from her, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

X Job

39:18 When she lifts herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

X Job

39:19 Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?

X Job

39:20 Can you make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

X Job

39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: he goes on to meet the armed men.

X Job

39:22 He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; neither turns he back from the sword.

X Job

39:23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

X Job

39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believes he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

X Job

39:25 He says among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

X Job

39:26 Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings towards the south?

X Job

39:27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high?

X Job

39:28 She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

X Job

39:29 From that place she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

X Job

39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

X Job

40:1 Moreover, YHWH answered Job, and said,

X Job

40:2 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves Elohim, let him answer it.

X Job

40:3 Then Job answered YHWH, and said,

X Job

40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

X Job

40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.

X Job

40:6 Then YHWH answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

X Job

40:7 Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you to me.

X Job

40:8 Will you also disannul my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

X Job

40:9 Have you an arm like Elohim? or can you thunder with a voice like his?

X Job

40:10 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellence; and array yourself with glory and beauty.

X Job

40:11 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

X Job

40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

X Job

40:13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in secret.

X Job

40:14 Then will I also confess to you that your own right hand can save you.

X Job

40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox.

X Job

40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

X Job

40:17 He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his male organs are wrapped together.

X Job

40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

X Job

40:19 He is the chief of the ways of Elohim: he that made him can make his sword to approach him.

X Job

40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

X Job

40:21 He lies under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

X Job

40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him.

X Job

40:23 Behold, he drinks up a river, and hastens not: he trusts that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

X Job

40:24 He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

X Job

41:1 Can you draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?

X Job

41:2 Can you put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

X Job

41:3 Will he make many supplications to you? will he speak soft words to you?

X Job

41:4 Will he make a covenant with you? will you take him for a servant forever?

X Job

41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird? or will you bind him for your maidens?

X Job

41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants.

X Job

41:7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

X Job

41:8 Lay your hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

X Job

41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

X Job

41:10 None is so fierce that he dare rouse him: who then is able to stand before me?

X Job

41:11 Who has first benefited me, that I should repay him? whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.

X Job

41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

X Job

41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?

X Job

41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible around.

X Job

41:15 His scales are his pride, shut together as with a close seal.

X Job

41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

X Job

41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

X Job

41:18 His sneezings flash light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

X Job

41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire dart forth.

X Job

41:20 Out of his nostrils issueth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

X Job

41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame issueth from his mouth.

X Job

41:22 In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

X Job

41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

X Job

41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

X Job

41:25 When he raises himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

X Job

41:26 The sword of him that attacketh him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

X Job

41:27 He esteems iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

X Job

41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.

X Job

41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laughs at the shaking of a spear.

X Job

41:30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreads sharp pointed things upon the mire.

X Job

41:31 He makes the deep to boil like a pot: he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

X Job

41:32 He makes a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

X Job

41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

X Job

41:34 He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

X Job

42:1 Then Job answered YHWH, and said,

X Job

42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you.

X Job

42:3 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that which I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

X Job

42:4 Hear, I beseech you, and I will speak: I will ask of you, and declare you to me.

X Job

42:5 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you.

X Job

42:6 Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

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42:7 And it was so, that after YHWH had spoken these words to Job, YHWH said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends: for you* have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

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42:8 Therefore take to you* now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer for yourselves* a 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 you* have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

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42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as YHWH commanded them: YHWH also accepted Job.

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42:10 And YHWH turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also YHWH gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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42:11 Then came there to him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house: and they condoled with him, and comforted him over all the evil that YHWH had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an ear-rings of gold.

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42:12 So YHWH blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she donkeys.

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42:13 He had also seven sons, and three daughters.

X Job

42:14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

X Job

42:15 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.

X Job

42:16 After this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

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42:17 So Job died, being old and full of days.