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water: they pour down rain according to | sky, which is strong, and as a molten look the vapour thereof,

ing-glass? 28. Which the clouds do drop and distil 19. Teach us what we shall say unto upon man abundantly.

him: for we cannot order our speech by rea29. Also can any understand the spread son of darkness. ings of the clouds, or the noise of his taber 20. Shall it be told him that I speak? If a nacle ?

man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up. 30. Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, || 21. And now men see not the bright light and covereth the bottom of the sea. which is in the clouds ; but the wind pass

31. For by them judgeth he the people; eth and cleanseth them. he giveth meat in abundance.

22. Fair weather cometh out of the north: 32. With clouds he covereth the light; with God is terrible majesty. and commandeth it not to shine, by the cloud 23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot that cometh betwixt.

| find him out: he is excellent in power, and

find him 33. The noise thereof showeth concerning in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he it, the cattle also concerning the vapour. I will not afflict. CHAP. XXXVII.

24. Men do therefore fear him: he reGod is to be feared because of his great works. specteth not any that are wise of heart. T this also my heart trembleth, and

CHAP. XXXVIII. A is moved out of his place.

God, by his mighty works, convinceth Job of ignorance. 2. Hear attentively the noise of his voice, 1. THEN the Lord answered Job out and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. | 1 of the whirlwind, and said,

3. He directeth it under the whole heaven, || 2. Who is this that darkeneth counsel by and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. || words without knowledge ?

4. After it a voice roareth: he thundereth || 3. Gird up now thy loins like a man; for with the voice of his excellency; and he will I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. not stay them when his voice is heard. 4. Where wast thou when I laid the ; 5. God thundereth marvellously with his foundations of the earth? declare, if thou voice; great things doeth he, which we can- || hast understanding. not comprehend.

5. Who hath laid the measures thereof, 6. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to I line upon it? the great rain of his strength.

6. Whereupon are the foundations there." 7. He sealeth up the hand of every man, of fastened? or who laid the corner-stone that all men may know his work.

thereof, 8. Then the beasts go into dens, and re- 7. When the morning-stars sang together, main in their places.

and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 9. Out of the south cometh the whirlwind; 8. Or who shut up the sea with doors, and cold out of the north.

when it brake forth as if it had issued out. 10. By the breath of God frost is given; of the womb? and the breadth of the waters is straitencd. 9. When I made the cloud the garment

11. Also by watering he wearieth the thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingthick cloud; he scattereth his bright cloud, || band for it,

12. And it is turned round about by his 10. And brake up for it my decreed place, counsels, that they may do whatsoever he || and set bars and doors, commandeth them upon the face of the 11. And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, world in the earth.

but no further; and here shall thy proud 13. He causeth it to come, whether for || waves be stayed? correction, or for his land, or for mercy. 12. Hast thou commanded the morning

14. Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still since thy days; and caused the day-spring and consider the wondrous works of God. || to know his place;

15. Dost thou know when God disposed 13. That it might take hold of the ends them, and caused the light of his cloud to of the earth, that the wicked might be shashine ?

ken out of it? 16. Dost thou know the balancings of the | 14. It is turned as clay to the seal; and clouds, the wondrous works of him which || they stand as a garment. is perfect in knowledge ?

15. And from the wicked their light is 17. How thy garments are warm, when withholden, and the high arm shall be brohe quieteth the earth by the south wind? | ken.

18. Hast thou with him spread out the 16. Hast thou entered into the springs

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of tne sea? or hast thou walked in the search | 39. Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion ? of the depth? I

or fill the appetite of the young lions, 17. Have the gates of death been opened 40. When they couch in their dens, and unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of abide in the covert to lie in wait ? the shadow of death?

41. Who provideth for the raven his food ? , 18. Hast thou perceived the breadth of | when his young ones cry unto God, they the earth? declare, if thou knowest it all. wander for lack of meat.

19. Where is the way where light dwell . CHAP. XXXIX. . eth? and as for darkness, where is the place

of the wild goats and hinds, fc. thereof,

1. W NOWEST thou the time when the 20. That thou shouldest take it to the wild goats of the rock bring forth? bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve ? the paths to the house thereof ?

2. Canst thou number the months that 21. Knowest thou it, because thou wast they fulfil; or knowest thou the time when then born? or because the number of thy | they bring forth ? days is great?

3. They bow themselves, they bring forth 22. Hast thou entered into the treasures their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. of the snow, or hast thou seen the treasures 4. Their young ones are in good liking, of the hail,

they grow up with corn; they go forth, and 23. Which I have reserved against the return not unto them. time of trouble, against the day of battle 5. Who hath sent out the wild ass free ? and war?

or who hath loosed the bands of the wild 24. By what way is the light parted, which ass ?.. scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 6. Whose house I have made the wilder

25. Who hath divided a water-course for | ness, and the barren land his dwellings. the overflowing of waters; or a way for the 7. He scorneth the multitude of the city, lightning of thunder ;

neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. 26. To cause it to rain on the earth, where 8. The range of the mountains is his pasno man is ; on the wilderness, wherein there | ture, and he searcheth after every green thing. is no man;

9. Will the unicorn be willing to serve 27. To satisfy the desolate and waste | thee, or abide by thy crib ? ground, and to cause the bud of the tender | 10. Canst thou bind the unicorn with herb to spring forth?

his band in the furrow ? or will he harrow 28. Hath the rain a father ? or who hath | the valleys after thee? begotten the drops of dew ?

11. Wilt thou trust him, because his 29. Out of whose womb came the ice ? | strength is great ? or wilt thou leave thy and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath || labour to him? gendered it ?

12. Wilt thou believe him, that he will 30. The waters are hid as with a stone, I bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy and the face of the deep is frozen.

barn? 31. Canst thou bind the sweet influences 13. Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ? peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the

32. Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in ostrich ? . bus season? or canst thou guide Arcturus | 14. Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, with his sons ?

and warmeth them in the dust, · 33. Knowest thou the ordinances of hea- | 15. And forgetteth that the foot may crush ven? canst thou set the dominion thereof them, or that the wild beast may break them. in the earth?

16. She is hardened against her young 34. Capst thou lift up thy voice to the ones, as though they were not hers: her clouds, that abundance of waters may cover || labour is in vain without fear; thee?

17. Because God hath deprived her of 35. Canst thou send lightnings, that they | wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? || understanding. .

36. Who hath put wisdom in the inward 18. What time she lifteth up herself on parts ? or who hath given understanding to high, she scorneth the horse and his rider. the heart?

19. Hast thou given the horse strength? 37. Who can number the clouds in wis-hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? dom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 20. Canst thou make him afraid as a grass

38. When the dust groweth into hard-hopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. ness, and the clods cleave fast together? 11. 21. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth

in his strength: he goeth on to meet the |15. Behold now behemoth, which I made armed men.

with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 22. He mocketh at fear, and is not af- 16. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, frighted; neither turneth he back from the and his force is in the navel of his belly. sword.

17. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the 23. The quiver rattleth against him, the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. glittering spear and the shield.

18. His bones are as strong pieces of 24. He swalloweth the ground with fierce-brass; his bones are like bars of iron. ness and rage ; neither believeth he that st. 19. He is the chief of the ways of God: is the sound of the trumpet..., he that made him can make his sword to

25. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, approach unto him. ha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the 20. Surely the mountains bring him forth thunder of the captains, and the shouting. || food, where all the beasts of the field play.

26. Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and 21. He lieth under the shady trees, in the stretch her wings toward the south? covert of the reed, and fens.

* 27. Doth the eagle mount up at thy com- 22. The shady trees cover him with their mand, and make her nest on high?

shadow; the willows of the brook compass 28. She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, || him about. upon the crag of the rock, and the strong 23. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and place.

|| hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up 29. From thence she seeketh the prey, Jordan into his mouth. and her eyes behold afar off.

24. He taketh it with his eyes: his nose 30. Her young ones also suck up blood : pierceth through snares. and where the slain are, there is she.

CHAP. XLI.
CHAP. XL.

Of God's great power in the leviathan.
Job humbleth himself to God,

1. MANST thou draw out leviathan with M OREOVER, the LORD answered U a hook? or his tongue with a cord M Job, and said,

which thou lettest down? 2. Shall he that contendeth with the Al- 2. Canst thou put a hook into his nose? mighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, or bore his jaw through with a thorn? let him answer it.

| 3. Will he make many supplications un3. 1 Then Job answered the LORD, and to thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? said,

| 4. Will he make a covenant with thee! 4. Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. 5. Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?

5. Once have I spoken, but I will not an or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? swer; yea, twice ; but I will proceed no 6. Shall thy companions make a banquet further.

of him? shall they part him among the mer6. 1 Then answered the Lord unto Job chants? out of the whirlwind, and said,

7. Canst thou fill his skin with barbed 7. Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will irons? or his head with fish-spears? : demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 8. Lay thy hand upon him, remember the

8. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? battle, do no more." wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be 9. Behold, the hope of him is in vain: righteous?

shall not one be cast down even at the sight 9. Hast thou an arm like God? or canst of him? thou thunder with a voice like him?

10. None is so fierce that dare stir him 10. Deck thyself now with majesty and up; who then is able to stand before me? excellency; and array thyself with glory 11. Who hath prevented me, that I should and beauty.

repay him? whatsoever is under the whole 11. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath ; heaven is mine. and behold every one that is proud, and 12. I will not conceal his parts, nor his abase him.

| power, nor his comely proportion. 12. Look on every one that is proud, 13. Who can discover the face of his garand bring him low ; and tread down the ment ? or who can come to him with his wicked in their place.

double bridle ? 13. Hide them in the dust together, and 14. Who can open the doors of his face? bind their faces in secret.

his teeth are terrible round about. 14. Then will I also confess unto thee 15. His scales are his pride, shut up tothat thine own right hand can save thee. I gether as with a close seal.

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16. One is so near to another, that no air || 1 will demand of thee, and declare thou can come between them.

unto me. 17. They are joined one to another, they 5. I have heard of thee by the hearing of stick together, that they cannot be sundered. the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee:

18. By his geesings a light doth shine,and 6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. | in dust and ashes.

19. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, 7. | And it was so, that, after the LORD and sparks of fire leap out.

had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD 20. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is out of a seething-pot or caldron.

kindled against thee, and against thy two 21. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame friends : for ye have not spoken of me the goeth out of his mouth..

thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. »22. In his neck remaineth strength, and 8. Therefore take unto you now seven bulsorrow is turned into joy before him. | locks and seven rams, and go to my servant

23. The flakes of his flesh are joined to- | Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offergether: they are firm in themselves; they ing; and my servant Job shall pray for you, cannot be moved.

for him will I accept; lest I deal with you af. 24. His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, ter your folly, in that ye have not spoken of as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

25. When he raiseth up himself, the migh 9.1 So Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad ty are afraid: by reason of breakings they the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, purify themselves.'s you

went, and did according as the Lord com26. The sword of him that layeth at him manded them: the LORD also accepted Job. cannot hold ; the spear, the dart, nor the 10. And the LORD turned the captivity habergeon.

of Job, when he prayed for his friends : also 27. He esteemeth iron as straw,and brass the LORD gave Job twice as much as he as rotten wood.

had before. 28. Thearrow cannot make him flee:sling. 11. Then came there unto him all his brestones are turned with him into stubble. thren, and all his sisters, and all they that

29. Darts are counted as stubble: he had been of his acquaintance before, and laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

did eat bread with him in his house; and 30. Sharp stones are under him: he they bemoaned him, and comforted him over spreadeth sharp-pointed things upon the mire. all the evil that the Lord had brought upon

31. Hemaketh the deep to boil like a pot: || him: every man also gave him a piece of he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. | money, and every one an ear-ring of gold.

32. He maketh a path to shine after him ; | 12. So the Lord blessed the latter end one would think the deep to be hoary. of Job more than his beginning: for he had

33. Upon earth there is not his like, who | fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand is made without fear.

camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and 34. He beholdeth all high things: he is a | a thousand she-asses. king over all the children of pride.

13. He had also seven sons, and three CHAP. XLII.

daughters. 1. Job submitteth himself unto God. 16. Job's age and death. 14. And he called the name of the first 1. THEN Job answered the LORD, and Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; 1 said,

and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. 2. I know that thou canst do every thing, 15. And in all the land were no women and that no thought can be withholden from found so fair as the daughters of Job: and

| their father gave them inheritance among 3. Who is he that hideth counsel without their brethren. knowledge ? therefore have I uttered that I 16. After this lived Job a hundred and understood not; things too wonderful for me, | forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' which I knew not.

sons, even four generations. 4. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: 1 17. So Job died, being old and full of days.

thee.

9 The BOOK of PSALMS.

PSALM I. 1 The happiness of the godly., 4 The unhappiness of the

| standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in ungodly.

| the seat of the scornful: 1. DLESSED is the man that walketh 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord;

D not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor l and in his law doth hemeditate day and night. 3. And he shall be like a tree planted by 7. Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wi- the cheek-bone; thou hast broken the teeth ther; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. of the ungodly.

4. The ungodly are not so: but are like 8. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD : the chaff which the wind driveth away. thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. 5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand

PSALM İV. in the judgment, nor sinners in the congre- 1 David prayeth for audience: 2. He reproveth and exhorteth

his enemies. 6 Man's happiness is in God's favour. gation of the righteous.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth. 6. For the LORD knoweth the way of the

A Psalm of David. righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall

1. LTEAR me when I call, O God of my perish.

Il righteousness: thou hast enlarged PSALM II.

me when I was in distress ; have mercy upon i The kingdom of Christ: 10 Kings are exhorted to accept it. | me, and hear my prayer. 1. W H Y do the heathen rage, and the 2. O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn

w people imagine a vain thing? my glory into shame ? how long will ye love 2. The kings of the earth set themselves, vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. and the rulers take counsel together, against 3. But know that the Lord hath set apart the Lord, and against his Anointed, saying, him that is godly for himself: the LORD will

3. Let us break their bands asunder, and | hear when I call unto him. cast away their cords from us.

14. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune 4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall || with your own heart upon your bed, and laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. | be still. Selah..

5. Then shall he speak unto them in his. 5. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness; wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. | and put your trust in the Lord.

6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy | | 6. There be many that say, Who will hill of Zion.

show us any good ? Lord, list thou up the 7. I will declare the decree: the LORD | light of thy countenance upon us. hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this ll 7. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, day have I begotten thee.

more than in the time that their corn and 8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the |their wine increased. heathen for thine inheritance, and the utter- 8. I will both lay me down in peace, and most parts of the earth for thy possession. sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me

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

PSALM V. potter's vessel.

1 David prayeth, and professelh his study in prayer. 7 Da10. Be wise now, therefore. O ve kings: || vid, professing his jaith, prayeth unto God to guide him. be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth.

A Psalm of David. 11. Serve the LORD with fear, and re-1. MIVE ear to my words, O LORD ; conjoice with trembling.

U sider my meditation. 12. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and 2. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my ye perish from the way, when his wrath is King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. : kindled but a little. Blessed are all they 3. My voice shalt thou hear in the mornthat put their trust in him.

ing, O LORD; in the morning will I direct PSALM III. The security of God's protection.

my prayer unto thee, and will look up. A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 4. For thou art not a God that hath 1. T ORD, how are they increased that pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil

U trouble me? many are they that rise dwell with thee. up against me.

5. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: 2. Many there be which say of my soul, thou hatest all workers of iniquity. There is no help for him in God. Selah. 1 6. Thou shalt destroy them that speak

3. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head. and deceitful man.

4. I cried unto the LORD with my voice. 7. But as for me, I will come into thy and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. house in the multitude of thy mercy; and

5. I laid me down and slept ; I awaked: in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy for the Lord sustained me.

temple. 6. I will not be afraid of ten thousands 8. Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousof people, that have set themselves against ness, because of mine enemies; make thy me round about. .

way straight before my face.

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