Job 17-42

Job 17:1

My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for

me.

Job 17:2

Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in

their provocation?

Job 17:3

Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will

strike hands with me?

Job 17:4

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt

thou not exalt them.

Job 17:5

He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his

children shall fail.

Job 17:6

He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a

tabret.

Job 17:7

Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a

shadow.

Job 17:8

Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up

himself against the hypocrite.

Job 17:9

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean

hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Job 17:10

But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one

wise man among you.

Job 17:11

My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my

heart.

Job 17:12

They change the night into day: the light is short because of

darkness.

Job 17:13

If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the

darkness.

Job 17:14

I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou are

my mother, and my sister.

Job 17:15

And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

Job 17:16

They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is

in the dust.

Job 18:1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 18:2

How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards

we will speak.

Job 18:3

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

Job 18:4

He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for

thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

Job 18:5

Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his

fire shall not shine.

Job 18:6

The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be

put out with him.

Job 18:7

The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel

shall cast him down.

Job 18:8

For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a

snare.

Job 18:9

The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail

against him.

Job 18:10

The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the

way.

Job 18:11

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to

his feet.

Job 18:12

His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at

his side.

Job 18:13

It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death

shall devour his strength.

Job 18:14

His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall

bring him to the king of terrors.

Job 18:15

It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his:

brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 18:16

His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be

cut off.

Job 18:17

His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no

name in the street.

Job 18:18

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

world.

Job 18:19

He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any

remaining in his dwellings.

Job 18:20

They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that

went before were affrighted.

Job 18:21

Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of

him that knoweth not God.

Job 19:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 19:2

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

Job 19:3

These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye

make yourselves strange to me.

Job 19:4

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

Job 19:5

If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me

my reproach:

Job 19:6

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

net.

Job 19:7

Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but

there is no judgment.

Job 19:8

He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness

in my paths.

Job 19:9

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

Job 19:10

He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath

he removed like a tree.

Job 19:11

He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto

him as one of his enemies.

Job 19:12

His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and

encamp round about my tabernacle.

Job 19:13

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

estranged from me.

Job 19:14

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

Job 19:15

They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger:

I am an alien in their sight.

Job 19:16

I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with

my mouth.

Job 19:17

My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the

children's sake of mine own body.

Job 19:18

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

Job 19:19

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

against me.

Job 19:20

My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with

the skin of my teeth.

Job 19:21

Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand

of God hath touched me.

Job 19:22

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

Job 19:23

Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a

book!

Job 19:24

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

Job 19:25

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the

latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26

And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh

shall I see God:

Job 19:27

Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not

another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Job 19:28

But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the

matter is found in me?

Job 19:29

Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the

sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Job 20:1

Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Job 20:2

Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make

haste.

Job 20:3

I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my

understanding causeth me to answer.

Job 20:4

Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the

hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 20:6

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach

unto the clouds;

Job 20:7

Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen

him shall say, Where is he?

Job 20:8

He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall

be chased away as a vision of the night.

Job 20:9

The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his

place any more behold him.

Job 20:10

His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall

restore their goods.

Job 20:11

His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with

him in the dust.

Job 20:12

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his

tongue;

Job 20:13

Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his

mouth:

Job 20:14

Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within

him.

Job 20:15

He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God

shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:16

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

Job 20:17

He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and

butter.

Job 20:18

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it

down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he

shall not rejoice therein.

Job 20:19

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath

violently taken away an house which he builded not;

Job 20:20

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of

that which he desired.

Job 20:21

There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for

his goods.

Job 20:22

In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand

of the wicked shall come upon him.

Job 20:23

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.

Job 20:24

He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike

him through.

Job 20:25

It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword

cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

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.

Job 20:27

The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up

against him.

Job 20:28

The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away

in the day of his wrath.

Job 20:29

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage

appointed unto him by God.

Job 21:1

But Job answered and said,

Job 21:2

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

Job 21:3

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

Job 21:4

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

my spirit be troubled?

Job 21:5

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

Job 21:6

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

flesh.

Job 21:7

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

Job 21:8

Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their

offspring before their eyes.

Job 21:9

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

Job 21:10

Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth

not her calf.

Job 21:11

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

dance.

Job 21:12

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

Job 21:13

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

Job 21:14

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the

knowledge of thy ways.

Job 21:15

What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit

should we have, if we pray unto him?

Job 21:16

Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far

from me.

Job 21:17

How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their

destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.

Job 21:18

They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm

carrieth away.

Job 21:19

God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he

shall know it.

Job 21:20

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

of the Almighty.

Job 21:21

For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of

his months is cut off in the midst?

Job 21:22

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

Job 21:23

One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

Job 21:24

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

Job 21:25

And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth

with pleasure.

Job 21:26

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

Job 21:27

Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully

imagine against me.

Job 21:28

For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the

dwelling places of the wicked?

Job 21:29

Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their

tokens,

Job 21:30

That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be

brought forth to the day of wrath.

Job 21:31

Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what

he hath done?

Job 21:32

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

Job 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.

Job 21:34

How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there

remaineth falsehood?

Job 22:1

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be

profitable unto himself?

Job 22:3

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it

gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 22:4

Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into

judgment?

Job 22:5

Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

Job 22:6

For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and

stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 22:7

Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast

withholden bread from the hungry.

Job 22:8

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man

dwelt in it.

Job 22:9

Thou has sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have

been broken.

Job 22:10

Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

Job 22:11

Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover

thee.

Job 22:12

Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the

stars, how high they are!

Job 22:13

And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark

cloud?

Job 22:14

Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh

in the circuit of heaven.

Job 22:15

Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

Job 22:16

Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with

a flood:

Job 22:17

Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for

them?

Job 22:18

Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the

wicked is far from me.

Job 22:19

The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to

scorn.

Job 22:20

Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the

fire consumeth.

Job 22:21

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall

come unto thee.

Job 22:22

Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in

thine heart.

Job 22:23

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt

put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

Job 22:24

Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the

stones of the brooks.

Job 22:25

Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of

silver.

Job 22:26

For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift

up thy face unto God.

Job 22:27

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou

shalt pay thy vows.

Job 22:28

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto

thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Job 22:29

When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and

he shall save the humble person.

Job 22:30

He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by

the pureness of thine hands.

Job 23:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 23:2

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

groaning.

Job 23:3

Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his

seat!

Job 23:4

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

Job 23:5

I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what

he would say unto me.

Job 23:6

Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put

strength in me.

Job 23:7

There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered

for ever from my judge.

Job 23:8

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot

perceive him:

Job 23:9

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:

Job 23:10

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall

come forth as gold.

Job 23:11

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

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.

Job 23:13

But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul

desireth, even that he doeth.

Job 23:14

For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such

things are with him.

Job 23:15

Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid

of him.

Job 23:16

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

Job 23:17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he

covered the darkness from my face.

Job 24:1

Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know

him not see his days?

Job 24:2

Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed

thereof.

Job 24:3

They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox

for a pledge.

Job 24:4

They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide

themselves together.

Job 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.

Job 24:6

They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the

vintage of the wicked.

Job 24:7

They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no

covering in the cold.

Job 24:8

They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock

for want of a shelter.

Job 24:9

They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the

poor.

Job 24:10

They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the

sheaf from the hungry;

Job 24:11

Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and

suffer thirst.

Job 24:12

Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth

out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

Job 24:13

They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the

ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

Job 24:14

The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in

the night is as a thief.

Job 24:15

The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No

eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

Job 24:16

In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for

themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

Job 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.

Job 24:18

He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he

beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

Job 24:19

Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those

which have sinned.

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.

Job 24:21

He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to

the widow.

Job 24:22

He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man

is sure of life.

Job 24:23

Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his

eyes are upon their ways.

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 other, and cut off as the tops

of the ears of corn.

Job 24:25

And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech

nothing worth?

Job 25:1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 25:2

Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

Job 25:3

Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light

arise?

Job 25:4

How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that

is born of a woman?

Job 25:5

Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not

pure in his sight.

Job 25:6

How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a

worm?

Job 26:1

But Job answered and said,

Job 26:2

How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the

arm that hath no strength?

Job 26:3

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou

plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Job 26:4

To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

Job 26:5

Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants

thereof.

Job 26:6

Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

Job 26:7

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the

earth upon nothing.

Job 26:8

He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not

rent under them.

Job 26:9

He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon

it.

Job 26:10

He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night

come to an end.

Job 26:11

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

Job 26:12

He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he

smiteth through the proud.

Job 26:13

By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the

crooked serpent.

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?

Job 27:1

Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 27:2

As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who

hath vexed my soul;

Job 27:3

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my

nostrils;

Job 27:4

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

Job 27:5

God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove

mine integrity from me.

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.

Job 27:7

Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as

the unrighteous.

Job 27:8

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when

God taketh away his soul?

Job 27:9

Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

Job 27:10

Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

Job 27:11

I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty

will I not conceal.

Job 27:12

Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus

altogether vain?

Job 27:13

This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of

oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

Job 27:14

If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring

shall not be satisfied with bread.

Job 27:15

Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows

shall not weep.

Job 27:16

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Job 27:17

He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent

shall divide the silver.

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper

maketh.

Job 27:19

The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth

his eyes, and he is not.

Job 27:20

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in

the night.

Job 27:21

The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm

hurleth him out of his place.

Job 27:22

For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of

his hand.

Job 27:23

Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his

place.

Job 28:1

Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where

they fine it.

Job 28:2

Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.

Job 28:3

He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the

stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

Job 28:4

The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten

of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

Job 28:5

As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up

as it were fire.

Job 28:6

The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.

Job 28:7

There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye

hath not seen:

Job 28:8

The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by

it.

Job 28:9

He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains

by the roots.

Job 28:10

He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every

precious thing.

Job 28:11

He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid

bringeth he forth to light.

Job 28:12

But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of

understanding?

Job 28:13

Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of

the living.

Job 28:14

The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with

me.

Job 28:15

It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the

price thereof.

Job 28:16

It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx,

or the sapphire.

Job 28:17

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it

shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

Job 28:18

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of

wisdom is above rubies.

Job 28:19

The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued

with pure gold.

Job 28:20

Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:21

Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the

fowls of the air.

Job 28:22

Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our

ears.

Job 28:23

God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

Job 28:24

For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole

heaven;

Job 28:25

To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by

measure.

Job 28:26

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of

the thunder:

Job 28:27

Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched

it out.

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

and to depart from evil is understanding.

Job 29:1

Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 29:2

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved

me;

Job 29:3

When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked

through darkness;

Job 29:4

As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my

tabernacle;

Job 29:5

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

Job 29:6

When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers

of oil;

Job 29:7

When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat

in the street!

Job 29:8

The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and

stood up.

Job 29:9

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

Job 29:10

The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of

their mouth.

Job 29:11

When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me,

it gave witness to me:

Job 29:12

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him

that had none to help him.

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.

Job 29:14

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

and a diadem.

Job 29:15

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

Job 29:16

I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched

out.

Job 29:17

And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his

teeth.

Job 29:18

Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as

the sand.

Job 29:19

My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon

my branch.

Job 29:20

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

Job 29:21

Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

Job 29:22

After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Job 29:23

And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth

wide as for the latter rain.

Job 29:24

If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my

countenance they cast not down.

Job 29:25

I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the

army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

Job 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.

Job 30:2

Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old

age was perished?

Job 30:3

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness

in former time desolate and waste.

Job 30:4

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.

Job 30:5

They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as

after a thief;)

Job 30:6

To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in

the rocks.

Job 30:7

Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered

together.

Job 30:8

They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were

viler than the earth.

Job 30:9

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

Job 30:10

They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my

face.

Job 30:11

Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let

loose the bridle before me.

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.

Job 30:13

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

Job 30:14

They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation

they rolled themselves upon me.

Job 30:15

Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my

welfare passeth away as a cloud.

Job 30:16

And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have

taken hold upon me.

Job 30:17

My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no

rest.

Job 30:18

By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me

about as the collar of my coat.

Job 30:19

He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Job 30:20

I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou

regardest me not.

Job 30:21

Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest

thyself against me.

Job 30:22

Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and

dissolvest my substance.

Job 30:23

For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house

appointed for all living.

Job 30:24

Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they

cry in his destruction.

Job 30:25

Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved

for the poor?

Job 30:26

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for

light, there came darkness.

Job 30:27

My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Job 30:28

I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the

congregation.

Job 30:29

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Job 30:30

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

Job 30:31

My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of

them that weep.

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

Job 31:2

For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of

the Almighty from on high?

Job 31:3

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the

workers of iniquity?

Job 31:4

Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

Job 31:5

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

Job 31:6

Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine

integrity.

Job 31:7

If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after

mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

Job 31:8

Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted

out.

Job 31:9

If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait

at my neighbour's door;

Job 31:10

Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

Job 31:11

For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished

by the judges.

Job 31:12

For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out

all mine increase.

Job 31:13

If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant,

when they contended with me;

Job 31:14

What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what

shall I answer him?

Job 31:15

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

us in the womb?

Job 31:16

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the

eyes of the widow to fail;

Job 31:17

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not

eaten thereof;

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;)

Job 31:19

If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without

covering;

Job 31:20

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the

fleece of my sheep;

Job 31:21

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my

help in the gate:

Job 31:22

Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken

from the bone.

Job 31:23

For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his

highness I could not endure.

Job 31:24

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art

my confidence;

Job 31:25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had

gotten much;

Job 31:26

If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

Job 31:27

And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my

hand:

Job 31:28

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should

have denied the God that is above.

Job 31:29

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up

myself when evil found him:

Job 31:30

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his

soul.

Job 31:31

If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we

cannot be satisfied.

Job 31:32

The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to

the traveller.

Job 31:33

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my

bosom:

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?

Job 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.

Job 31:36

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

Job 31:37

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I

go near unto him.

Job 31:38

If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof

complain;

Job 31:39

If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the

owners thereof to lose their life:

Job 31:40

Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The

words of Job are ended.

Job 32:1

So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in

his own eyes.

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 God.

Job 32:3

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they

had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Job 32:4

Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder

than he.

Job 32:5

When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three

men, then his wrath was kindled.

Job 32:6

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am

young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not

shew you mine opinion.

Job 32:7

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

Job 32:8

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty

giveth them understanding.

Job 32:9

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand

judgment.

Job 32:10

Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

Job 32:11

Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst

ye searched out what to say.

Job 32:12

Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that

convinced Job, or that answered his words:

Job 32:13

Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down,

not man.

Job 32:14

Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer

him with your speeches.

Job 32:15

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

Job 32:16

When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered

no more;)

Job 32:17

I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

Job 32:18

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

Job 32:19

Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst

like new bottles.

Job 32:20

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

Job 32:21

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give

flattering titles unto man.

Job 32:22

For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would

soon take me away.

Job 33:1

Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my

words.

Job 33:2

Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.

Job 33:3

My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall

utter knowledge clearly.

Job 33:4

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath

given me life.

Job 33:5

If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

Job 33:6

Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed

out of the clay.

Job 33:7

Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand

be heavy upon thee.

Job 33:8

Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice

of thy words, saying,

Job 33:9

I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there

iniquity in me.

Job 33:10

Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

Job 33:11

He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

Job 33:12

Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is

greater than man.

Job 33:13

Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of

his matters.

Job 33:14

For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

Job 33:15

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon

men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Job 33:16

Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Job 33:17

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

Job 33:18

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by

the sword.

Job 33:19

He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his

bones with strong pain:

Job 33:20

So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

Job 33:21

His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones

that were not seen stick out.

Job 33:22

Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the

destroyers.

Job 33:23

If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a

thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

Job 33:24

Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down

to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Job 33:25

His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the

days of his youth:

Job 33:26

He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he

shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his

righteousness.

Job 33:27

He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted

that which was right, and it profited me not;

Job 33:28

He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall

see the light.

Job 33:29

Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

Job 33:30

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light

of the living.

Job 33:31

Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

Job 33:32

If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to

justify thee.

Job 33:33

If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee

wisdom.

Job 34:1

Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

Job 34:2

Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have

knowledge.

Job 34:3

For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

Job 34:4

Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is

good.

Job 34:5

For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my

judgment.

Job 34:6

Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without

transgression.

Job 34:7

What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Job 34:8

Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with

wicked men.

Job 34:9

For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight

himself with God.

Job 34:10

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from

God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he

should commit iniquity.

Job 34:11

For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man

to find according to his ways.

Job 34:12

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty

pervert judgment.

Job 34:13

Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the

whole world?

Job 34:14

If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit

and his breath;

Job 34:15

All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

Job 34:16

If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my

words.

Job 34:17

Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him

that is most just?

Job 34:18

Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are

ungodly?

Job 34:19

How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor

regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of

his hands.

Job 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.

Job 34:21

For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

Job 34:22

There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of

iniquity may hide themselves.

Job 34:23

For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter

into judgment with God.

Job 34:24

He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in

their stead.

Job 34:25

Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the

night, so that they are destroyed.

Job 34:26

He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

Job 34:27

Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his

ways:

Job 34:28

So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he

heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Job 34:29

When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he

hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against

a nation, or against a man only:

Job 34:30

That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

Job 34:31

Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I

will not offend any more:

Job 34:32

That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will

do no more.

Job 34:33

Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether

thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what

thou knowest.

Job 34:34

Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

Job 34:35

Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

Job 34:36

My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his

answers for wicked men.

Job 34:37

For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us,

and multiplieth his words against God.

Job 35:1

Elihu spake moreover, and said,

Job 35:2

Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is

more than God's?

Job 35:3

For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What

profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

Job 35:4

I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

Job 35:5

Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are

higher than thou.

Job 35:6

If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy

transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

Job 35:7

If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of

thine hand?

Job 35:8

Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may

profit the son of man.

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.

Job 35:10

But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

Job 35:11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us

wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Job 35:12

There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil

men.

Job 35:13

Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:14

Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before

him; therefore trust thou in him.

Job 35:15

But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he

knoweth it not in great extremity:

Job 35:16

Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words

without knowledge.

Job 36:1

Elihu also proceeded, and said,

Job 36:2

Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on

God's behalf.

Job 36:3

I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness

to my Maker.

Job 36:4

For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in

knowledge is with thee.

Job 36:5

Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in

strength and wisdom.

Job 36:6

He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the

poor.

Job 36:7

He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are

they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they

are exalted.

Job 36:8

And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

Job 36:9

Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they

have exceeded.

Job 36:10

He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they

return from iniquity.

Job 36:11

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in

prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Job 36:12

But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall

die without knowledge.

Job 36:13

But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he

bindeth them.

Job 36:14

They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

Job 36:15

He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in

oppression.

Job 36:16

Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad

place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on

thy table should be full of fatness.

Job 36:17

But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and

justice take hold on thee.

Job 36:18

Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his

stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

Job 36:19

Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of

strength.

Job 36:20

Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

Job 36:21

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than

affliction.

Job 36:22

Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

Job 36:23

Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought

iniquity?

Job 36:24

Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

Job 36:25

Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

Job 36:26

Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of

his years be searched out.

Job 36:27

For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according

to the vapour thereof:

Job 36:28

Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

Job 36:29

Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of

his tabernacle?

Job 36:30

Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of

the sea.

Job 36:31

For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

Job 36:32

With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by

the cloud that cometh betwixt.

Job 36:33

The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning

the vapour.

Job 37:1

At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.

Job 37:2

Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out

of his mouth.

Job 37:3

He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the

ends of the earth.

Job 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.

Job 37:5

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he,

which we cannot comprehend.

Job 37:6

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small

rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

Job 37:7

He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Job 37:8

Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

Job 37:9

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

Job 37:10

By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is

straitened.

Job 37:11

Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his

bright cloud:

Job 37:12

And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do

whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the

earth.

Job 37:13

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or

for mercy.

Job 37:14

Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous

works of God.

Job 37:15

Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his

cloud to shine?

Job 37:16

Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of

him which is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:17

How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south

wind?

Job 37:18

Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a

molten looking glass?

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech

by reason of darkness.

Job 37:20

Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be

swallowed up.

Job 37:21

And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the

wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

Job 37:22

Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

Job 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.

Job 37:24

Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of

heart.

Job 38:1

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 38:2

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Job 38:3

Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and

answer thou me.

Job 38:4

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if

thou hast understanding.

Job 38:5

Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath

stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the

corner stone thereof;

Job 38:7

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted

for joy?

Job 38:8

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had

issued out of the womb?

Job 38:9

When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a

swaddlingband for it,

Job 38:10

And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

Job 38:11

And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall

thy proud waves be stayed?

Job 38:12

Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the

dayspring to know his place;

Job 38:13

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked

might be shaken out of it?

Job 38:14

It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

Job 38:15

And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall

be broken.

Job 38:16

Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in

the search of the depth?

Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the

doors of the shadow of death?

Job 38:18

Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest

it all.

Job 38:19

Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is

the place thereof,

Job 38:20

That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou

shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

Job 38:21

Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number

of thy days is great?

Job 38:22

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen

the treasures of the hail,

Job 38:23

Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of

battle and war?

Job 38:24

By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon

the earth?

Job 38:25

Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a

way for the lightning of thunder;

Job 38:26

To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness,

wherein there is no man;

Job 38:27

To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the

tender herb to spring forth?

Job 38:28

Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Job 38:29

Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who

hath gendered it?

Job 38:30

The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is

frozen.

Job 38:31

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands

of Orion?

Job 38:32

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide

Arcturus with his sons?

Job 38:33

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion

thereof in the earth?

Job 38:34

Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters

may cover thee?

Job 38:35

Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here

we are?

Job 38:36

Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given

understanding to the heart?

Job 38:37

Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of

heaven,

Job 38:38

When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast

together?

Job 38:39

Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the

young lions,

Job 38:40

When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Job 38:41

Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto

God, they wander for lack of meat.

Job 39:1

Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or

canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

Job 39:2

Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the

time when they bring forth?

Job 39:3

They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out

their sorrows.

Job 39:4

Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go

forth, and return not unto them.

Job 39:5

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of

the wild ass?

Job 39:6

Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his

dwellings.

Job 39:7

He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the

crying of the driver.

Job 39:8

The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after

every green thing.

Job 39:9

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

Job 39:10

Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he

harrow the valleys after thee?

Job 39:11

Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou

leave thy labour to him?

Job 39:12

Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather

it into thy barn?

Job 39:13

Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers

unto the ostrich?

Job 39:14

Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

Job 39:15

And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast

may break them.

Job 39:16

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers:

her labour is in vain without fear;

Job 39:17

Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to

her understanding.

Job 39:18

What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and

his rider.

Job 39:19

Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with

thunder?

Job 39:20

Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his

nostrils is terrible.

Job 39:21

He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on

to meet the armed men.

Job 39:22

He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back

from the sword.

Job 39:23

The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

Job 39:24

He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth

he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

Job 39:25

He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar

off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job 39:26

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the

south?

Job 39:27

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

Job 39:28

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and

the strong place.

Job 39:29

From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

Job 39:30

Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is

she.

Job 40:1

Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

Job 40:2

Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that

reproveth God, let him answer it.

Job 40:3

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

Job 40:4

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand

upon my mouth.

Job 40:5

Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will

proceed no further.

Job 40:6

Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 40:7

Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare

thou unto me.

Job 40:8

Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou

mayest be righteous?

Job 40:9

Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like

him?

Job 40:10

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with

glory and beauty.

Job 40:11

Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is

proud, and abase him.

Job 40:12

Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down

the wicked in their place.

Job 40:13

Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

Job 40:14

Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save

thee.

Job 40:15

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

Job 40:16

Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel

of his belly.

Job 40:17

He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped

together.

Job 40:18

His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of

iron.

Job 40:19

He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his

sword to approach unto him.

Job 40:20

Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of

the field play.

Job 40:21

He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

Job 40:22

The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook

compass him about.

Job 40:23

Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he

can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

Job 40:24

He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

Job 41:1

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord

which thou lettest down?

Job 41:2

Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a

thorn?

Job 41:3

Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words

unto thee?

Job 41:4

Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant

for ever?

Job 41:5

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy

maidens?

Job 41:6

Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among

the merchants?

Job 41:7

Canst thou fill his skin with barbed iron? or his head with fish

spears?

Job 41:8

Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

Job 41:9

Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even

at the sight of him?

Job 41:10

None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand

before me?

Job 41:11

Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under

the whole heaven is mine.

Job 41:12

I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely

proportion.

Job 41:13

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

his double bridle?

Job 41:14

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

about.

Job 41:15

His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.

Job 41:16

One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

Job 41:17

They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot

be sundered.

Job 41:18

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

of the morning.

Job 41:19

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

Job 41:20

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

Job 41:21

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

Job 41:22

In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before

him.

Job 41:23

The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in

themselves; they cannot be moved.

Job 41:24

His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the

nether millstone.

Job 41:25

When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of

breakings they purify themselves.

Job 41:26

The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart,

nor the habergeon.

Job 41:27

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

Job 41:28

The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into

stubble.

Job 41:29

Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

Job 41:30

Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon

the mire.

Job 41:31

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot

of ointment.

Job 41:32

He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be

hoary.

Job 41:33

Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

Job 41:34

He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of

pride.

Job 42:1

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

Job 42:2

I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be

withholden from thee.

Job 42:3

Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I

uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I

knew not.

Job 42:4

Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and

declare thou unto me.

Job 42:5

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye

seeth thee.

Job 42:6

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Job 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

thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the

thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

Job 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 ye have not spoken of me the thing

which is right, like my servant Job.

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.

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.

Job 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.

Job 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.

Job 42:13

He had also seven sons and three daughters.

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.

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.

Job 42:16

After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons,

and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Job 42:17

So Job died, being old and full of days.