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+ Heb. if he Curse thee not
servant Job, that there is none like him in the A.C. 2130.
9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
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 Or, cattle. increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, t and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he to thy face. " hath is in thy # power; only upon himself put not forth | Heb. hand. thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
13 | And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them :
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.
16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, $ The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath Or, a great burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and || fell if Hel. rushed. 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.
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:
19 And, behold, there came a great wind * from the wil. * Hel. from derness, 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.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his #mantle, and shaved + Or, robe. his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, “ Naked came I out of my mother's womb, e Fcclcs. v. and naked shall I return thither : the LORD gave, and vi. 7. the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the LORD.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor I charged God fool- t Cr, attribut. ishly.
ed tly to God
fch. i. 7.
Second Trial of Job.
JOB 11. VER. 1-11.
present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also
2 And the Lord said unto Satan, From whence comest
3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered 8 ch. i. 1,8. my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, 8 a
perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and
escheweth evil ? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, sullow Metem although thou movedst me against him, * to destroy him
4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine + Or, only. hand ; + but save his life.
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.
8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal ; and he sat down among the ashes.
9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity ? curse God, and die.
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.
h Prov. xvii. 17.
The Friends of Job visit him, and hear his Complainings.
JOB II. VER. 11. TO THE END.
him not, they lifted
12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew 'A.C. 2130.
their voice, and wept ; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven,
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.
19. Jer. xv. 10. & xx. 14.
those who have a bitter day.
among the days.
* Heb. the
1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. 2 And Job * spake, and said,
3 í Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night ich. . is, in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
5 Let darkness and the shadow of death + stain it; let 101 a cloud dwell upon it; I let the blackness of the day ter. Or, let them
terrify it, as rify it.
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 not rejoice into the number of the months.
7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
ä leviathan. 9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see * the dawn
eyelids Qf the ing of the day :
morning 10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
11 Why died I not from the womb ? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck ?
13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept : then had I been at rest,
14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;
15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver :
16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been ; as infants which never saw light.
17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the + weary be at rest.
18 There the prisoners rest together ; they hear not the strength. voice of the oppressor.
# Heb. wait.
A.C. 2130. 19 The small and great are there; and the servant is
free from his master.
20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul,
21 Which * long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures ;
22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave ?
23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, kand whom God hath hedged in?
24 For my sighing cometh + before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon it came upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
k cb. xix. 8.
+ Heb. before ту теаt. .
1 Heb. I fear. ed a fear, and
First Controversy between Job and his Friends, begun by Eli
phaz; who asserts, that the Sufferings of Job were the Punishment of his Iniquity.
1 Eliphaz reproveth Job for want of religion. 7 He teacheth God's judgments
to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked. 12 His fearful vision, to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
can refrain from words?
# Hel, the bowing hnees.
1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said; Heb.a word. 2 If we assay s to commune with thee, wilt thou be || Heb. who grieved ? but || who can withhold himself from speaking ?
3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
4 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened * the feeble knees.
5 But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
6 Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?
7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
8 Even as I have seen, 'they that plow iniquity, and sow Gal. vi.7,8." wickedness, reap the same.
9 By the blast of God they perish, and + by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
I Prov. xx. 8. Hos. X. 13.
+ That is, by his anger : as Is. xxx. 33.
2 Pet. ii. 4. 11 Or, nor in
n 2 Cor. iv. 7. & v. l.
11 The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout A.C. 2130. lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
12 Now a thing was * secretly brought to me, and mine Heb. by ear received a little thereof.
13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
14 Fear + came upon me, and trembling, which made + Het. met I all my bones to shake.
15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my my omele flesh stood up:
16 It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, & there was silence, 2017 I heard and I heard a voice, saying,
17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants ; || and his mch. xv. 15. angels he charged with folly :
19 How much less in them that dwell in " houses of whom he pul clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed lights before the moth? 20 They are * destroyed from morning to evening : they lleb. beaten
in pieces perish for ever without any regarding it.
21 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
JOB V. 1 The karm of inconsideration. 3 The end of the wicked is misery. 6 God is
to be regarded in affliction. 17 The happy end of God's correction. 1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou + turn?
+ Or, look. 2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and #envy slayeth Or, indignathe silly one.
3 I have seen the foolish taking root : but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth
6 Although $ affliction cometh not forth of the dust, Or, inquiry. neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 7 Yet man is born unto || trouble, as * the sparks fly burning
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I com- Rom. xi. 33. mit my cause :
9.Which doeth great things and unsearchable ; mar- search. vellous things I without number :
11 , labour. • Heb. the sons of the
lift up to fly. ocb. ix. 10. Ps. lxxii. 18.
+ Heb. and there is no
1 Hcb, till there be na number.