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

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

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

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

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

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

20 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.

21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

| 8 He hath fenced up my way

that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

9 He bath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

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

11 He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.

12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.

13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

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

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

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

18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.

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

20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, 0 ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me. :

22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

CHAP. XIX. THEN Job answered and said,

2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

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

4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

6 Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.

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

23 Oh that my words were now shall be chased away as a vision of written! oh that they were printed the night. in a book!

9 The eye also which saw him 24 That they were graven with shall see him no more; neither shall an iron pen and lead in the rock for his place any more behold him. ever!

10 His children shall seek to 25 For I know that my Redeemer please the poor, and his hands shall liveth, and that he shall stand at the restore their goods. latter day upon the earth: .

11 His bones are full of the sin of 26 And though after my skin his youth, which shall lie down with worms destroy this body, yet in my him in the dust. flesh shall I see God:

12 Though wickedness be sweet 27 Whom I shall see for myself, in his mouth, though he hide it unand mine eyes shall behold, and not der his tongue; another; though my reins be con 13 Though he spare it, and forsake sumed within me.

it not; but keep it still within his 28 But ye should say, Why per mouth: secute we him, seeing the root of 14 Yet his meat in his bowels is the matter is found in 'me?

turned, it is the gall of asps within 29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for him. wrath bringeth the punishments of 15 He hath swallowed down the sword, that ye may know there riches, and he shall vomit them up is a judgment.

again: God shall cast them out of

his belly. CHAP. XX.

16 He shall suck the poison of

asps : the viper's tongue shall slay THEN answered Zophar the Na him. amatbite, and said,

17 He shall not see the rivers, 2 Therefore do my thoughts cause the floods, the brooks of honey and me to answer, and for this I make butter. haste.

18 That which he laboured for 3 I have heard the check of my shall he restore, and shall not swalreproach, and the spirit of my un low it down: according to his subderstanding causeth me to answer. stance shall the restitution. be, and

4 Knowest thou not this of old, he shall not rejoice therein. since man was placed upon earth, 19 Because he hath oppressed and

5 That the triumphing of the hath forsaken the poor; because he wicked is short, and the joy of the hath violently taken away an house hypocrite but for a moment?

which he builded not; 6 Though his excellency mount 20 Surely he shall not feel quietup to the heavens, and his head ness in his belly, he shall not save reach unto the clouds;

of that which he desired. 7 Yet he shall perish for ever like 21 There shall none of his meat his own dung: they which have be left; therefore shall no man look seen him shall say, Where is he? for his goods. ·

8. He shall fly away as a dream, 22 In the fulness of his sufficiand shall not be found: yea, he ency he shall be in straits: every

hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

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

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

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

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.

27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

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

29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

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

10 Their bull gendereth, and fail. eth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

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

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

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

14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve bim? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

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

17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft cometh their destruction upon them? God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

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

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

22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

CHAP. XXI. BUT Job answered and said,

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

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

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

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

6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

7 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

8 Their seed is established in their



23 One dieth in his full strength, is it gain to him, that thou makest being wholly at ease and quiet. thy ways perfect ?

24 His breasts are full of milk, and 4 Will he reprove thee for fear his bones are moistened with mar of thee? will he enter with thee into

judgment? 25 And another dieth in the bit 5 Is not thy wickedness great! terness of his soul, and never eateth and thine iniquities infinite? with pleasure.

6 For thou hast taken a pledge 26 They shall lie down alike in from thy brother for nought, and the dust, and the worms shall cover stripped the naked of their cloththem.

27 Behold, I know your thoughts, 7 Thou hast not given water to and the devices which ye wrongfully the weary to drink, and thou hast imagine against me.

withholden bread from the hun28 For ye say, Where is the house gry. of the prince? and where are the 8 But as for the mighty man, he dwelling places of the wicked ? had the earth; and the honourable

29 Have ye not asked them that man dwelt in it. go by the way? and do ye not 9 Thou hast sent widows away know their tokens,

empty, and the arms of the father30 That the wicked is reserved less have been broken. to the day of destruction? they shall 10 Therefore snares are round be brought forth to the day of about thee, and sudden fear trouwrath.

bleth thee; 31 Who shall declare his way to 11 Or darkness, that thou canst bis face? and who shall repay him not see; and abundance of waters what he hath done?

cover thee. 32 Yet shall he be brought to 12 Is not God in the height of the grave, and shall remain in the heaven? and behold the height of tomb.

the stars, how high they are ! 33 The clods of the valley shall 13 And thou sayest, How doth be sweet unto him, and every man God know? can he judge through shall draw after him, as there are the dark cloud ? innumerable before him.

14 Thick clouds are a covering 34 How then comfort ye me in to him, that he seeth not; and he vain, seeing in your answers there walketh in the circuit of heaven. remaineth falsehood ?

15 Hast thou marked the old way

which wicked men have trodden? CHAP. XXII.

16 Which were cut down out of

time, whose foundation was overTHEN Eliphaz the Temanite an flown with a flood: swered and said,

17 Which said unto God, Depart 2 Can a man be profitable unto from us : and what can the Almighty God, as he that is wise may be pro do for them ? fitable unto himself?

18 Yet he filled their houses with 3 Is it any pleasure to the Al good things : but the counsel of the mighty, that thou art righteous? or wicked is far from me.

• 19 The righteous see it, and are glad : and the innocent laugh them to scorn. · 20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. - 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

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

3 () that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

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

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

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

7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

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

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

10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

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.

13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him ? and what bis soul desireth, even that he doeth.

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

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

16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

17 Because I was not cut off before


THEN Job answered and said,

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

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