Job 1:1

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man

was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Job 1:2

And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

Job 1:3

His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand

camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses,

and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all

the men of the east.

Job 1:4

And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and

sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Job 1:5

And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that

Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and

offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job

said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their

hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Job 1:6

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves

before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1:7

And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered

the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from

walking up and down in it.

Job 1:8

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,

that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright

man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 1:9

Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Job 1:10

Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about

all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his

hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Job 1:11

But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will

curse thee to thy face.

Job 1:12

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy

power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went

forth from the presence of the LORD.

Job 1:13

And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and

drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

Job 1:14

And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing,

and the asses feeding beside them:

Job 1:15

And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have

slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped

alone to tell thee.

Job 1:16

While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The

fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and

the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell


Job 1:17

While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The

Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have

carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the

sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Job 1:18

While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy

sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest

brother's house:

Job 1:19

And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote

the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and

they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Job 1:20

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell

down upon the ground, and worshipped,

Job 1:21

And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I

return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed

be the name of the LORD.

Job 1:22

In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

Job 2:1

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves

before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself

before the LORD.

Job 2:2

And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan

answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and

from walking up and down in it.

Job 2:3

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job,

that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright

man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth

fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy

him without cause.

Job 2:4

And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a

man hath will he give for his life.

Job 2:5

But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and

he will curse thee to thy face.

Job 2:6

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save

his life.

Job 2:7

So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with

sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

Job 2:8

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down

among the ashes.

Job 2:9

Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity?

curse God, and die.

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women

speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall

we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 2:11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come

upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the

Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they

had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to

comfort him.

Job 2:12

And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they

lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle,

and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

Job 2:13

So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven

nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief

was very great.

Job 3:1

After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Job 3:2

And Job spake, and said,

Job 3:3

Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was

said, There is a man child conceived.

Job 3:4

Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither

let the light shine upon it.

Job 3:5

Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon

it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 3:6

As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined

unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the


Job 3:7

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

Job 3:8

Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their


Job 3:9

Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light,

but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:

Job 3:10

Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow

from mine eyes.

Job 3:11

Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I

came out of the belly?

Job 3:12

Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

Job 3:13

For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept:

then had I been at rest,

Job 3:14

With kings and counsellers of the earth, which built desolate places

for themselves;

Job 3:15

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

Job 3:16

Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never

saw light.

Job 3:17

There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Job 3:18

There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the


Job 3:19

The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his


Job 3:20

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the

bitter in soul;

Job 3:21

Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for

hid treasures;

Job 3:22

Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Job 3:23

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath

hedged in?

Job 3:24

For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out

like the waters.

Job 3:25

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which

I was afraid of is come unto me.

Job 3:26

I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet

trouble came.

Job 4:1

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 4:2

If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can

withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:3

Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the

weak hands.

Job 4:4

Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast

strengthened the feeble knees.

Job 4:5

But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee,

and thou art troubled.

Job 4:6

Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness

of thy ways?

Job 4:7

Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where

were the righteous cut off?

Job 4:8

Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness,

reap the same.

Job 4:9

By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils

are they consumed.

Job 4:10

The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the

teeth of the young lions, are broken.

Job 4:11

The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps

are scattered abroad.

Job 4:12

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a

little thereof.

Job 4:13

In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on


Job 4:14

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

Job 4:15

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

Job 4:16

It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image

was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Job 4:17

Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than

his maker?

Job 4:18

Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged

with folly:

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation

is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

Job 4:20

They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever

without any regarding it.

Job 4:21

Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even

without wisdom.

Job 5:1

Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the

saints wilt thou turn?

Job 5:2

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

Job 5:3

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his


Job 5:4

His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate,

neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 5:5

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the

thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 5:6

Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth

trouble spring out of the ground;

Job 5:7

Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:8

I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Job 5:9

Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without


Job 5:10

Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

Job 5:11

To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be

exalted to safety.

Job 5:12

He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands

cannot perform their enterprise.

Job 5:13

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the

froward is carried headlong.

Job 5:14

They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as

in the night.

Job 5:15

But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the

hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16

So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

Job 5:17

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not

thou the chastening of the Almighty:

Job 5:18

For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make


Job 5:19

He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no

evil touch thee.

Job 5:20

In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power

of the sword.

Job 5:21

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou

be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Job 5:22

At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be

afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Job 5:23

For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the

beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Job 5:24

And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou

shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

Job 5:25

Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine

offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26

Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn

cometh in in his season.

Job 5:27

Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for

thy good.

Job 6:1

But Job answered and said,

Job 6:2

Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the

balances together!

Job 6:3

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my

words are swallowed up.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof

drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array

against me.

Job 6:5

Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his


Job 6:6

Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any

taste in the white of an egg?

Job 6:7

The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

Job 6:8

Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the

thing that I long for!

Job 6:9

Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose

his hand, and cut me off!

Job 6:10

Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow:

let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

Job 6:11

What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I

should prolong my life?

Job 6:12

Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

Job 6:13

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

Job 6:14

To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but

he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:15

My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of

brooks they pass away;

Job 6:16

Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

Job 6:17

What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are

consumed out of their place.

Job 6:18

The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and


Job 6:19

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

Job 6:20

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and

were ashamed.

Job 6:21

For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

Job 6:22

Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?

Job 6:23

Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of

the mighty?

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand

wherein I have erred.

Job 6:25

How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Job 6:26

Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is

desperate, which are as wind?

Job 6:27

Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.

Job 6:28

Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if

I lie.

Job 6:29

Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my

righteousness is in it.

Job 6:30

Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse


Job 7:1

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days

also like the days of an hireling?

Job 7:2

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling

looketh for the reward of his work:

Job 7:3

So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are

appointed to me.

Job 7:4

When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone?

and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

Job 7:5

My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken,

and become loathsome.

Job 7:6

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without


Job 7:7

O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

Job 7:8

The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are

upon me, and I am not.

Job 7:9

As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to

the grave shall come up no more.

Job 7:10

He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know

him any more.

Job 7:11

Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of

my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 7:12

Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

Job 7:13

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

Job 7:14

Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

Job 7:15

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

Job 7:16

I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are


Job 7:17

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest

set thine heart upon him?

Job 7:18

And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every


Job 7:19

How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I

swallow down my spittle?

Job 7:20

I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men?

why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to


Job 7:21

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine

iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me

in the morning, but I shall not be.

Job 8:1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

Job 8:2

How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words

of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 8:3

Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 8:4

If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away

for their transgression;

Job 8:5

If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to

the Almighty;

Job 8:6

If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee,

and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Job 8:7

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly


Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to

the search of their fathers:

Job 8:9

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon

earth are a shadow:)

Job 8:10

Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of

their heart?

Job 8:11

Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

Job 8:12

Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth

before any other herb.

Job 8:13

So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope

shall perish:

Job 8:14

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

Job 8:15

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold

it fast, but it shall not endure.

Job 8:16

He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his


Job 8:17

His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.

Job 8:18

If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I

have not seen thee.

Job 8:19

Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others


Job 8:20

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help

the evil doers:

Job 8:21

Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

Job 8:22

They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling

place of the wicked shall come to nought.

Job 9:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 9:2

I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 9:3

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

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened

himself against him, and hath prospered?

Job 9:5

Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth

them in his anger.

Job 9:6

Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof


Job 9:7

Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

Job 9:8

Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of

the sea.

Job 9:9

Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the


Job 9:10

Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without


Job 9:11

Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I

perceive him not.

Job 9:12

Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him,

What doest thou?

Job 9:13

If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under


Job 9:14

How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason

with him?

Job 9:15

Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would

make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16

If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that

he had hearkened unto my voice.

Job 9:17

For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without


Job 9:18

He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with


Job 9:19

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who

shall set me a time to plead?

Job 9:20

If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am

perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

Job 9:21

Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise

my life.

Job 9:22

This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and

the wicked.

Job 9:23

If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the


Job 9:24

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces

of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Job 9:25

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

Job 9:26

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to

the prey.

Job 9:27

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness,

and comfort myself:

Job 9:28

I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me


Job 9:29

If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

Job 9:30

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

Job 9:31

Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall

abhor me.

Job 9:32

For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should

come together in judgment.

Job 9:33

Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon

us both.

Job 9:34

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

Job 9:35

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

Job 10:1

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I

will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 10:2

I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou

contendest with me.

Job 10:3

Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest

despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the


Job 10:4

Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?

Job 10:5

Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days,

Job 10:6

That thou inquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?

Job 10:7

Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver

out of thine hand.

Job 10:8

Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet

thou dost destroy me.

Job 10:9

Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and

wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Job 10:10

Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

Job 10:11

Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with

_bnes and sinews.

Job 10:12

Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath

preserved my spirit.

Job 10:13

And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is

with thee.

Job 10:14

If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine


Job 10:15

If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not

lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine


Job 10:16

For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou

shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

Job 10:17

Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine

indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

Job 10:18

Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I

had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

Job 10:19

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been

carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 10:20

Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take

comfort a little,

Job 10:21

Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness

and the shadow of death;

Job 10:22

A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death,

without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

Job 11:1

Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Job 11:2

Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full

of talk be justified?

Job 11:3

Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest,

shall no man make thee ashamed?

Job 11:4

For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

Job 11:5

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

Job 11:6

And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are

double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee

less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Job 11:7

Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the

Almighty unto perfection?

Job 11:8

It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what

canst thou know?

Job 11:9

The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the


Job 11:10

If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder


Job 11:11

For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then

consider it?

Job 11:12

For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

Job 11:13

If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

Job 11:14

If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness

dwell in thy tabernacles.

Job 11:15

For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be

stedfast, and shalt not fear:

Job 11:16

Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that

pass away:

Job 11:17

And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine

forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

Job 11:18

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig

about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

Job 11:19

Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many

shall make suit unto thee.

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and

their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 12:1

And Job answered and said,

Job 12:2

No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Job 12:3

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you:

yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Job 12:4

I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he

answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Job 12:5

He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the

thought of him that is at ease.

Job 12:6

The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are

secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of

the air, and they shall tell thee:

Job 12:8

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the

sea shall declare unto thee.

Job 12:9

Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought


Job 12:10

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of

all mankind.

Job 12:11

Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 12:12

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

Job 12:13

With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Job 12:14

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth

up a man, and there can be no opening.

Job 12:15

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth

them out, and they overturn the earth.

Job 12:16

With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are


Job 12:17

He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.

Job 12:18

He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.

Job 12:19

He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.

Job 12:20

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the

understanding of the aged.

Job 12:21

He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the


Job 12:22

He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light

the shadow of death.

Job 12:23

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the

nations, and straiteneth them again.

Job 12:24

He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and

causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 12:25

They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger

like a drunken man.

Job 13:1

Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood


Job 13:2

What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

Job 13:3

Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:4

But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Job 13:5

O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your


Job 13:6

Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 13:7

Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 13:8

Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

Job 13:9

Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh

another, do ye so mock him?

Job 13:10

He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.

Job 13:11

Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

Job 13:12

Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 13:13

Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me

what will.

Job 13:14

Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine


Job 13:15

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine

own ways before him.

Job 13:16

He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before


Job 13:17

Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

Job 13:18

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

Job 13:19

Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I

shall give up the ghost.

Job 13:20

Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

Job 13:21

Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Job 13:22

Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou


Job 13:23

How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my

transgression and my sin.

Job 13:24

Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

Job 13:25

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the

dry stubble?

Job 13:26

For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess

the iniquities of my youth.

Job 13:27

Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto

all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

Job 13:28

And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

Job 14:1

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

Job 14:2

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a

shadow, and continueth not.

Job 14:3

And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into

judgment with thee?

Job 14:4

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

Job 14:5

Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with

thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Job 14:6

Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an

hireling, his day.

Job 14:7

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout

again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Job 14:8

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof

die in the ground;

Job 14:9

Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs

like a plant.

Job 14:10

But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and

where is he?

Job 14:11

As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:

Job 14:12

So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they

shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Job 14:13

O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me

secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set

time, and remember me!

Job 14:14

If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time

will I wait, till my change come.

Job 14:15

Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to

the work of thine hands.

Job 14:16

For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

Job 14:17

My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine


Job 14:18

And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is

removed out of his place.

Job 14:19

The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow

out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

Job 14:20

Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest

his countenance, and sendest him away.

Job 14:21

His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought

low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

Job 14:22

But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall


Job 15:1

Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

Job 15:2

Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the

east wind?

Job 15:3

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith

he can do no good?

Job 15:4

Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

Job 15:5

For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue

of the crafty.

Job 15:6

Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips

testify against thee.

Job 15:7

Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the


Job 15:8

Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to


Job 15:9

What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which

is not in us?

Job 15:10

With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than

thy father.

Job 15:11

Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret

thing with thee?

Job 15:12

Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

Job 15:13

That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go

out of thy mouth?

Job 15:14

What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a

woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 15:15

Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not

clean in his sight.

Job 15:16

How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity

like water?

Job 15:17

I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;

Job 15:18

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

Job 15:19

Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among


Job 15:20

The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of

years is hidden to the oppressor.

Job 15:21

A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall

come upon him.

Job 15:22

He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is

waited for of the sword.

Job 15:23

He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that

the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 15:24

Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against

him, as a king ready to the battle.

Job 15:25

For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself

against the Almighty.

Job 15:26

He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his


Job 15:27

Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of

fat on his flanks.

Job 15:28

And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man

inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

Job 15:29

He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither

shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

Job 15:30

He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his

branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

Job 15:31

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his


Job 15:32

It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be


Job 15:33

He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off

his flower as the olive.

Job 15:34

For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall

consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Job 15:35

They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly

prepareth deceit.

Job 16:1

Then Job answered and said,

Job 16:2

I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

Job 16:3

Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou


Job 16:4

I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I

could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

Job 16:5

But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips

should asswage your grief.

Job 16:6

Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what

am I eased?

Job 16:7

But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

Job 16:8

And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me:

and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

Job 16:9

He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with

his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

Job 16:10

They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon

the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together

against me.

Job 16:11

God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the

hands of the wicked.

Job 16:12

I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me

by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Job 16:13

His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and

doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Job 16:14

He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a


Job 16:15

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

Job 16:16

My face is foul with weeping, and my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Job 16:17

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

Job 16:18

O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Job 16:19

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

Job 16:20

My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

Job 16:21

O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his


Job 16:22

When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not