| 21:14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.
21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
21:16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
21:19 God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it.
21:20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
21:21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
21:22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judges those that are high.
21:23 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
21:24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
21:25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.
21:26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me.
21:28 For you say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?
21:29 Have you not asked them that go by the way? and do you not know their tokens,
21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
21:31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he has done?
21:32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
21:33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
21:34 How then comfort you me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?
Job Chapter 22
22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
22:2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? or is it gain to him, that you makest your ways perfect?
22:4 Will he reprove you for fear of you? will he enter with you into judgment?
22:5 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite?
22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
22:7 You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withholden bread from the hungry.
22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it.
22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
22:10 Therefore snares are round about you, and sudden fear troubleth you;
22:11 Or darkness, that you can not see; and abundance of waters cover you.
22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
22:13 And you sayest, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he sees not; and he walks in the circuit of heaven.
22:15 Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
22:17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
22:20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto you.
22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.
22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.
22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
22:25 Yes, the Almighty shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver.
22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face unto God.
22:27 You shall make your prayer unto him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
22:28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you: and the light shall shine upon your ways.
22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of your hands.
Job Chapter 23
23:1 Then Job answered and said,
23:2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
23:5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
23:8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
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:
23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
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.
23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he doeth.
23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
23:16 For God makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.
Job Chapter 24
24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.
24:3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
24:5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.
24:6 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
24:11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.
24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.
24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.
24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
24:17 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
24:18 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholds not the way of the vineyards.
24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.
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.
24:21 He evil entreateth the barren that bears not: and does not good to the widow.
24:22 He draws also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.
24:23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.
24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
Job Chapter 25
25:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
25:2 Dominion and fear are with him, he makes peace in his high places.
25:3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom does not his light arise?
25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight.
25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
Job Chapter 26
26:1 But Job answered and said,
26:2 How have you helped him that is without power? how savest you the arm that hath no strength?
26:3 How have you counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?
26:4 To whom have you uttered words? and whose spirit came from you?
26:5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.
26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
26:8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
26:9 He holds back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.
26:10 He has compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
26:11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
26:12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
26:13 By his spirit he has garnished the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked serpent.
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?
Job Chapter 27
27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul;
27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all you yourselves have seen it; why then are you thus altogether vain?
27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper makes.
27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
27:22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
Job Chapter 28
28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
28:3 He sets an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
28:4 The flood breaks out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
28:5 As for the earth, out of it comes bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
28:6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it has dust of gold.
28:7 There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture's eye has not seen:
28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
28:9 He puts forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.
28:11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid brings he forth to light.
28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
28:13 Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
28:14 The depth says, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me.
28:15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
28:20 Whence then comes wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
28:23 God understands the way thereof, and he knows the place thereof.
28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole heaven;
28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yes, and searched it out.
28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Job Chapter 29
29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;
29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
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.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
29:22 After my words they spoke not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforts the mourners.
Job Chapter 30
30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
30:2 Yes, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
30:3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
30:5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
30:6 To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
30:7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
30:8 They were children of fools, yes, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
30:9 And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword.
30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
30:11 Because he has loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
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.
30:13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
30:14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
30:15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passes away as a cloud.
30:16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
30:18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
30:19 He has cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
30:20 I cry unto you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regardest me not.
30:21 You are become cruel to me: with your strong hand you opposest thyself against me.
30:22 You lifts me up to the wind; you causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
30:24 However he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
30:28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
Job Chapter 31
31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
31:2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
31:4 Does not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hasted to deceit;
31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
31:7 If my step has turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot has cleaved to mine hands;
31:8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.
31:9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;
31:10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
31:11 For this is an heinous crime; yes, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
31:12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
31:14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
31:17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless has not eaten thereof;
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;)
31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
31:22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou are my confidence;
31:25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
31:27 And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand:
31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
31:29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
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?
31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
31:37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
Job Chapter 32
32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
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 God.
32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not show you mine opinion.
32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.
32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
32:10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.
32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say.
32:12 Yes, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
32:13 Lest you should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
32:14 Now he has not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
32:15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
32:16 When I had waited, (for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
32:17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will show mine opinion.
32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which has no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
Job Chapter 33
33:1 Wherefore, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
33:2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.
33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.
33:5 If you can answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon you.
33:8 Surely you have spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
33:10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,
33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
33:12 Behold, in this you are not just: I will answer you, that God is greater than man.
33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.
33:14 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
33:16 Then he opens the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
33:18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
33:20 So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty meat.
33:21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
33:22 Yes, his soul draws near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
33:23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:
33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
33:26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favorable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
33:27 He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
33:28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
33:29 Lo, all these things works God oftentimes with man,
33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
33:31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I will speak.
33:32 If you have any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify you.
33:33 If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.
Job Chapter 34
34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
34:2 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear unto me, you that have knowledge.
34:3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment.
34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?
34:8 Which goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.
34:9 For he has said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
34:10 Therefore hearken unto me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
34:11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
34:12 Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
34:13 Who has given him a charge over the earth? or who has disposed the whole world?
34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
34:16 If now you hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
34:17 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?
34:18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly?
34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
34:20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.
34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
34:25 Therefore he knows their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
34:26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
34:27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.
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:
34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
34:31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
34:33 Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore speak what you knows.
34:34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
34:36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
34:37 For he adds rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
Job Chapter 35
35:1 Elihu spoke moreover, and said,
35:2 Thinkest you this to be right, that you saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
35:3 For you saidst, What advantage will it be unto you? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4 I will answer you, and your companions with you.
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
35:6 If you sinnest, what doest you against him? or if your transgressions be multiplied, what doest you unto him?
35:7 If you be righteous, what givest you him? or what receives he of your hand?
35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you art; and your righteousness may profit the son of man.
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.
35:10 But none says, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night;
35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12 There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
35:14 Although you sayest you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him.
35:15 But now, because it is not so, he has visited in his anger; yet he knows it not in great extremity:
35:16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
Job Chapter 36
36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.
36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
36:6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.
36:7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
36:8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
36:9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
36:10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.
36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15 He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.
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 should be full of fatness.
36:17 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you.
36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.
36:19 Will he esteem your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.
36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teaches like him?
36:23 Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have wrought iniquity?
36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
36:27 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof:
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea.
36:31 For by them judges he the people; he gives meat in abundance.
36:32 With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes betwixt.
36:33 The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
Job Chapter 37
37:1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
37:2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth.
37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
37:4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
37:5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.
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.
37:7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
37:8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
37:9 Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
37:12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commands them upon the face of the world in the earth.
37:13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
37:15 Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
37:16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
37:17 How your garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
37:18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passes, and cleanseth them.
37:22 Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respects not any that are wise of heart.
Job Chapter 38
38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
38:3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.
38:4 Where was you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.
38:5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you knows? or who has stretched the line upon it?
38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
38:10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
38:11 And said, Hereto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed?
38:12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
38:16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?
38:17 Have the gates of death been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
38:18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you knows it all.
38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
38:20 That you shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that you shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
38:21 Knowest you it, because you was then born? or because the number of your days is great?
38:22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,
38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
38:25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
38:28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
38:31 Canst you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
38:32 Canst you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?
38:33 Knowest you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?
38:34 Canst you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
38:35 Canst you send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto you, Here we are?
38:36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
38:41 Who providesfor the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Job Chapter 39
39:1 Knowest you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or can you mark when the hinds do calve?
39:2 Canst you number the months that they fulfil? or knows you the time when they bring forth?
39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
39:4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
39:5 Who has sent out the wild ass free? or who has loosed the bands of the wild ass?
39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
39:7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
39:9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?
39:10 Canst you bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after you?
39:11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? or will you leave your labor to him?
39:12 Will you believe him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather it into your barn?
39:13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
39:14 Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
39:15 And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without fear;
39:17 Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
39:19 Have you given the horse strength? have you clothed his neck with thunder?
39:20 Canst you make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoices in his strength: he goes on to meet the armed men.
39:22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
39:23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believes he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
39:25 He says among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
39:26 Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
39:27 Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high?
39:28 She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
39:29 From there she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
Job Chapter 40
40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.
40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
40:7 Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you unto me.
40:8 Will you also disannul my judgment? will you condemn me, that you mayest be righteous?
40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?
40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
40:11 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
40:14 Then will I also confess unto you that your own right hand can save you.
40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox.
40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
40:21 He lies under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
40:23 Behold, he drinks up a river, and hasteth not: he trusts that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
40:24 He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
Job Chapter 41
41:1 Canst you draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which you lettest down?
41:2 Canst you put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
41:3 Will he make many supplications unto you? will he speak soft words unto you?
41:4 Will he make a covenant with you? will you take him for a servant for ever?
41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird? or will you bind him for your maidens?
41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
41:7 Canst you fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
41:8 Lay your hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
41:10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
41:11 Who has prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
41:15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
41:18 By his neesings a light does shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
41:20 Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as out of a seesing pot or caldron.
41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
41:22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
41:25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
41:26 The sword of him that lays at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
41:30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
41:31 He makes the deep to boil like a pot: he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
41:32 He makes a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
41:34 He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
Job Chapter 42
42:1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from you.
42:3 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
42:4 Hear, I ask you, and I will speak: I will demand of you, and declare you unto me.
42:5 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye sees you.
42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD 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 hath.
42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up 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.
42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.
42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
42:11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
42:12 So the LORD 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 asses.
42:13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
42:14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
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.
42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
42:17 So Job died, being old and full of days.