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such an one, and '•bringest me into judgment
with thee ?

4 tWho *can bring a clean thing out of
an unclean ? not one.

5 ^Seeing his days are determined, the
number of his months are with thee, thou
hast appointed his bounds that he canno/


The condition of man's life.

6 sTurn from him, that he may f rest,
till he shall accomplish, ''as an hireling, his

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.

8 Though the root thereof wax old in
the earth, and the stock thereof die in the
ground ;

9 Yet through the scent of water it will
bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

10 But man dieth, and t wasteth away :
yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is

11 ^s the waters fail from the sea, and
the flood decayeth and drieth up :

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.

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 !

14 If a man die, shall he live again ? all
the days of my appointed time 'will I wait,
"till my change come.

15 "Thou shalt call, and I will answer
thee : thou wilt have a desire to the work of
thine hands.

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

17 pMy transgression is sealed up in a bag,
and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

18 And surely the mountain falling f com-
eth to nought, and the rock is removed out
of his place.

19 The waters wear the stones: thou
t washest away the things which grow out of
the dust of the earth ; and thou destroyest
the hope of man.

20 Thou prevailest for ever against him,
and he passeth : thou changest his counte-
nance, and sendest him away.

21 His sons come to honour, and ^he
knoweth it not ; and they are brought low,
but he perceiveth it not of them.

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


1 Eliphaz reproveth Job of impiety in justifying himself.
17 Heproveth hy tradition the unquietness of wicked

THEN" answered Eliphaz the Temanite,
and said,

2 Should a wise man utter f vain know-
ledge, and fill his belly with the east wind ?

3 Should he reason with unprofitable
talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do
no good f



nliout 1520.

B cli. 7. 16,
I!). *: 10. 20
Ps. :19. 13.
t Hob.
h ch. 7. 1.
i vcr. 14.

t Hob.

IS wmheved.

k Ps. 102.

Isai. 51. 6.
& 65. 17. &.
66. 22.
Acts 3. 21.
Rom. 8. 20.
2 Pel. 3. 7,
10, 11.
Rev. 20. 11.
& 21. 1.

1 ch. 13. 15.
m ver. 7.
n ch. 13. 22.

o ch. 10. 6.
14. & 13. 27.
tc 31. 4. &.
Ps. 56. 8. &
130. 1,2,3.
Prov. 5. 21.
p DcuU 32.

Hos. 13.12.

t Hob.

t Hob.


g Ecclcs.9.
Isai. 63. 16.

t Heb.

of wind.


about ySHfl.

t Hob.
thou makcst
II Or,
t Hob.
a Luko 19.

b Pa. 00. 2.

Prov. 8. 25.

c Rom. 11.


1 Cor. 2. 11.

d ch. 13. 3.

o ch. 32. 6,


r 1 Kines 8.


2 Chron. 6.


ch. 14. 4.

Pa. 14. 3.

Prov. 20. 9.


1 John 1. 8,


K ch.4. 18.


h ch. 4. 19.
Ps. 14. 3.
& S3. 3.
i ch. 34. 7.
Prov 19.28.

I Joel 3. 17.

m Ps. 90. 12.

t Heb.
Ji sound
of fears.
n 1 Theaa.

o Pa. 59. 15.
& 109. 10.

p ch. 18. 12.

q ch. 17. 10.

Eliphaz reproveth Job of impiety.

4 Yea, f thou castest ofi" fear, and restrain-
est II prayer before God.

5 For thy mouth t uttereth thine iniquity,
and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.

6 "Thine own mouth condemneth thee,
and not I : yea, thine own lips testify against

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

8 "Hast thou heard the secret of God?
and dost thou- restrain wisdom to thyself?

9 •'What knowest thou that we know
not ? what understandest thou, which is not
in us?

10 "With us are both the gray-headed and
very aged men, much elder than thy father.

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

12 Whydoth thine heart carry thee away?
and what do thine eyes wink at,

13 That thou turnest thy spirit against
God, and lettest such words go out of thy
mouth ?

14 ''What is man, that he should be clean ?
and he which is born of a woman, that he
should be righteous ?

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

16 ''How much more abominable and
filthy is man, 'which drinketh iniquity like
water ?

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

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

19 Unto whom alone the earth was given,
and 'no stranger passed among them.

20 The wicked man travaileth with pain
all his days, "and the number of years is
hidden to the oppressor.

21 t A dreadful sound is in his ears : "in
prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

22 He believeth not that he shall return
out of darkness, and he is waited for of the

23 He "wandereth abroad for bread, say-
ing, Where is it? he knoweth that Pthe day
of darkness is ready at his hand.

24 Trouble and anguish shall make him
afraid ; they shall prevail against him, as a
king ready to the battle.

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

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

27 1 Because he covereth his face with
his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his



Job reproveth his friends of unniercifulness.

28 And he dwelleth in desolate cities,!
and in houses which no man inhahiteth,
which are ready to become heaps.

29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his
substance continue, neither shall he prolong
the perfection thereof upon the earth.

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

31 Let not him that is deceived "trust in
vanity : for vanity shall be his recompense.

32 It shall be || accomplished 'before his
time, and his branch shall not be green.

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

34 For the congregation of hypocrites
shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the
tabernacles of bribery.

35 "They conceive mischief, and bring
forth II vanity, and their belly prepareth


I Job reproveth his friends of unmcTcifulness. 7 He shew-
eth the pitifulness of his case. 17 He maintaineth his

THEN Job answered and said,
2 I have heard many such things :

II ^ miserable comforters are ye all.

3 Shall t vain words have an end 1 or what
emboldeneth .thee that thou answerest ?

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 my head
at you.

5 But I would strengthen you with my
mouth, and the moving of my lips should
assuage your grief

6 Though I speak, my grief is not as-
suaged : and though I forbear, f what am
I eased ?

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

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.

9 °He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth
me : he gnasheth upon me with his teeth ;
^ mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

10 They have "gaped upon me with their
mouth; they 'have smitten me upon the
cheek reproachfully; they have ^gathered
themselves together against me.

11 God ""fhath delivered me to the un-
godly, and turned me over into the hands
of the wicked.

12 I was at ease, but he hath broken me
asunder : he hath also taken me by my neck,



II Or,
cut off.
1 ch. 22. 16.
Ps, 55. 23.

II Ps. 7. 14.
Isai. 59. 4.
Hob. 10. 13.
II Or.

II Or,

a cli. 13. 4.
t Heb.
words of

b Ps. 22. 7.

Si. 109. 25.
Lam. 2. 15.

t Heb.
what goeth
from met

c ch. 10. 16,

d ch. 13. 24.
» Ps. 22. 13.

f Lam. 3. 30.
Mic. 6. 1.

h cli. 1. 15,

t Heb.
hath shut
me up.


■bout 1S20.

i ch. 7. 20.

k ch. 30. 19.
Pi. 7. 5.

1 ch. 27. 9.

Pi. 66. 18,


m Rom. 1.


t Heb. .

m the high


f Heb.

are mv


nch. 31. 35.
EcclcB. 6.

Isii. 4.5. 9.
Horn. 9. 20.
N Or,
1 Heb.
years of
o Eccles. 12.

II Or, .

spirit IS


a Ps. 88. 3,


t Heb.


b 1 Sam. 1.

6. 7.

cProy. 6. 1.

& 17. 18. &

dch.30. 9.

11 Or,

btfore them.
e Ps. n. 7.
& 31. a.
II Or,

I Pa. 24. 4.
t llcl).
shall ai!d

t ch. 6. 29.

h ch. 7. 6.
& 9. 25.
t Heb.
the posses

He appealeth from m,en to God.

and shaken me to pieces, and 'set me up for
his mark.

13 His archers compass me round about;
he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not
spare ; he poureth out my gall upon the

14 He breaketh me with breach upon
breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

15 1 have sewed sackcloth upon my skin,
and ■'defiled my horn in the dust.

16 My face is foul with weeping, and on
mine eyehdsz* the shadow of death;

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

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

19 Also now, behold, '"my witness is in
heaven, and my record is on f high.

20 My friends f scorn me : hut mine eye
poureth out tears unto God.

21 "O that one might plead for a man
with God, as a man pleadeth for his || neigh-
bour !

22 When f a few years are come, then I
shall "go the way whence I shall not return.


1 Job appealeth from men to God. 6 The unmerciful
dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, hut not
discourage the righteous. 11 His hope is not in life,
hut in death.

MY II breath is corrupt, my days are ex-
tinct, ^the graves are ready for me.

2 Are there not mockers with me ? and
doth not mine eye t continue in their •'pro-

3 Lay down now, put me in a surety
with thee : who is he that "^will strike hands
with me ?

4 For thou hast hid their heart from un-
derstanding ; therefore shalt thou not exalt

5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends,
even the eyes of his children shall fail.

6 He hath made me also ^ a by-word of the
people : and || aforetime I was as a tabret.

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

8 Upright men shall be astonished at this,
and the innocent shall stir up himself against
the hypocrite.

9 The righteous also shall hold on his
way, and he that hath '"clean hands t shall
be stronger and stronger.

10 But as for you all, edo ye return, and
come now : for I cannot find one wise man
among you.

11 ''My days are past, my purposes are
broken ofi", evc7i t the thoughts of my heart. .


Bildad reproveth Job of presumption.

12 They change the night into day : the
light is t short because of darkness.

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

14 I have t said to corruption, Thou art
my father : to the worm, Thou art my mo-
ther, and my sister.

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

16 They shall go down 'to the bars of
the pit, when our ^rest together is in the


1 BUdad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience.
5 The calamities of the wicked.

THEN answered Bildad the Shuhite, and

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

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

4 '■He teareth f himself in his anger : shall
the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the
rock be removed out of his place ?

5 Yea, "the light of the wicked shall
be put out, and the spark of his fire shall
not shine.

6 The light shall be dark in his taberna-
cle, ^and his || candle shall be put out with

7 The steps of his strength shall be
straitened, and *his own counsel shall cast
him down.

8 For *"he is cast into a net by his own
feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

9 The gin shall take him by the heel,
and s the robber shall prevail against him.

10 The snare is t laid for him in the
ground, and a trap for him in the way.

11 !» Terrors shall make him afraid on
every side, and shall f drive him to his feet.

12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten,
and 'destruction shall be ready at his side.

13 It- shall devour the f strength of his
skin : even the first-born of death shall de-
vour his strength.

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

15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, be-
cause it ii> none of his : brimstone shall be
scattered upon his habitation.

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

17 ■" His remembrance shall perish from
the earth, and he shall have no name in the

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



about 15!t0.

t lleb. near.

t Hob. cried.
or, called.

i ch. la 13.

k ch. 3. 17.
18, 19.

b rh. 13. 14.
J Hob.
his soul.

cProv. 13.9.
& 20. 20.
&24. 20.

d ch. 21. 17.
Fs. 18. 28.
II Or, lamp.

r ch. 22. 10.
Ps. 9. ]5.
& 35. 8.

g ch. 5. 5.


h ch. 1.5. 21.
& 20. 2.').
Jor.Ji. 25.
4:20. 3.
& 46. 5.
& 49. 29.
t Hob.
scatter him.
i ch. 15. 23.
t Hob. bars.

k ch. 8. 14.
& 11. 20.
Ph. Hi. 10.
Prov. 10. 28.


about 1520.

CHAP. XIX. Job complaineth of his friends' cruelty.

19 "He shall neither have son nor nephew
among his people, nor any remaining m his

20 They that come after him shall be
astonied at " his day, as they that 1| went
before t Vvere afirighted.

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

Ti Isai. 14.


J or. 23. 30.

o Ps. 37. 13.
II Or, lived
with him.
t Heb.
laid hold on

p Jor. 9. 3.
& 10. 25.

1 Thes. 4. 5.

2 Thos. 1. 8.
TiU 1. 16.

1 ch. 29. 19.
Isai. 5. 24.
Amos 2. 9.
Mai. 4. 1.

& 109. 13.
Prov. 2. 22.
& 10. 7.

Th^ shall
drive him.

a Gon.31.7.
Lev. 26. 26.
II Or, harden
asainst me.

II Or,

c ch. 3. 23.
Ps. 8d. 8.

ch. 13. 24.
Lam. 2. 5.


ePs. 31.11.
& 38. 11.

& 69. 8. &
88. 8, 18.

t Heb.

mv belly

II Or, tAe


hS Kings 2.


i Ps. 41. 9. .

& 55. 13, 14,


t Hob. Vie

men of my



1 Job, complaining of his friends^ cruelty, sheweth there
is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty. 21, 28
He craveth pity. 23 He believeth the resurrection.

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

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

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

5 If indeed ye will ''magnify yourselves
against me, and plead against me my re-
proach :

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

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

8 ''He hath fenced up my way that I
cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in
my paths.

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

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

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

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

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

14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my fa-
miUar friends have forgotten me.

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

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

17 My breath is strange to my wife,
though I entreated for the children's sake
of t mine own body.

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

19 *A11 tmy inward friends abhorred

Zophar sheweth' the state

me: and they whom I loved are turned
against me.

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

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

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

23 t O that my words were now written !
O that they were printed in a book !

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

25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon
the earth :

26 II And though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet " in my flesh shall I
see God :

27 Whom I shall see for myself, and
mine eyes shall behold, and not f another;
II though my reins be consumed t within

28 But ye should say, °Why persecute
we him, || seeing the root of the matter is
found in me ?

29 Be ye afraid of the sword : for wrath
hringeth the punishments of the sword,
p that ye may know there is a judgment.


Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked.

THEN answered Zophar the Naamathite,
and said,

2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to
answer, and for this 1 1 make haste.

3 I have heard the check of my reproach,
and the spirit of my understanding causeth
me to answer. ,

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

5 "That the triumphing of the wicked is
t short, and the joy of the hypocrite hut for
a moment ?

6 •» Though his excellency mount up to
the heavens, and his head reach unto the
t clouds ;

7 Yet he shall perish for ever ■= like his
own dung : they which have seen him shall
say, Where is he ?

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.

9 « The eye also which saw him shall see
him no more ; neither shall his place any
more behold him.

10 II His children shall seek to please the
poor, and his hands f shall restore their






about 1520.

about 1520.

k ch. 30. 30.


Ps. 102. 5.
Lam. 4. 8.

h ch. 21. 36.

II Or, as.

1 ch. 1. 11.

T Heb. in

Ps. 38. 2.

the midst of

his palate.


Who will

give. S,-e.

i Vs. 36. 9.

Jnr. 17. 6.

llOr, stream-

ing brooks.

k vor. 10,


won, .after I

T Heb. ac-

shall awahe,

cording to
the siti-

though this

body be de-

stance of his

stroyed, yet


out of mv

flesh slmU I

see God.

t Heb.

n Pa. 17. 1.5.


Cor. 13. 12.

John 3. 2.

t Heb.

a stranger.
II Or, my
reins within

1 Ecclea. 5.

vie are con-

13, 14.

sumed with

t Heb.

earnest de-

sire [for that


t Heb. in

my bosom.

II Or, Tliere
shall be

o vcr. 22.

II Or, and

none left for

what root

his meat.

of matter is
fouiul in me?

p Ps. 58. 10,

II Or,


m Numb. 11.


Ps. 78. 30,


n Isai. 24.


.ler. 48. 43.

tHcb. .

Amos 5. 19.

my haste la

in me.

o ch. 16. 13.

p ch. 18. 11.

a Pa. 37. 35,



t Heb.

from near.

b Tsai. 14.

13, 14.

Obad. 3, 4.


c Pa. 83. 10.

r ch. 27. 13.

& 31. 2, 3.

d Ps. 73 20.

t Heb. of

his decree

&90. 5.

from God.

0. & 8. 19.

Pa. 37. 36.

& 103. 16.

II Or, The

poor shall

oppress his

{ ver. 18.

and portion of the wicked.

1 1 His bones are full of e the sin of his
youth, •" which shall lie down with him in the

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

13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not ;
but keep it still f within his mouth :

14 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned,
if is the gall of asps within him.

15 He hath swallowed down riches, and
he shall vomit them up again : God shall cast
them out of his belly.

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

17 He shall not see ' the rivers, || the
floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

18 That which he laboured for ''shall he
restore, and shall not swallow it down : f ac-
cording to his substance shall the restitution
be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

19 Because he hath t oppressed and hath
forsaken the poor ; because he hath violently
takenaway an house which he builded not;

20 ' Surely he shall not t feel quietness in
his belly, he shall not save of that which he

21 II There shall none of his meat be left ;
therefore shall no man look for his goods.

22 In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall
be in straits : every hand of the || wicked shall
come upon him.

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

24 "He shall flee from the iron wea-
pon, and the bow of steel shall strike him

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

26 All darkness shall be hid in his secre^
places : i a fire not blown shall consume him '
it shall go ill with him that is left in his ta

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

28 The increase of his house shall de-
part, and his goods shall flow away in thj
day of his wrath.

29 ' This is the portion of a wicked man
from God, and the heritage t appointed unto
him by God.


Job sheweth that even in the judgment of man he hath
reason to be grieved. 7 Sometimes the wicked do so
prosper, as they despise God. 16 Sometimes tlieir
destruction is manifest. 22 The happy and unhappy
are alike in death. 27 The judgment of the wicked
is in another world.


Wicked men sometimes prosper.

BUT Job answered and said,
2 Hear diligently my speech, and let
this be your consolations.

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

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

5 tMark me, and be astonished, '•and
lay your hand upon your mouth.

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

7 "Wherefore do tlie wicked live, be-
come old, yea, ai'e mighty in power ?

8 Their seed is established in their sight
with them, and fiieir offspring before their

9 Their houses f are safe from fear, ^ nei-
ther is the rod of God upon them.

10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not :
their cow calveth, and « casteth not her calf.

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

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

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

14 s Therefore they say unto God, De-
part from us ; for we desire not the know-
ledge of thy ways.

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

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

17 ' How oft is the || candle of tiie wick-
ed put out ? and how oft cometh their des-
truction upon them ? God ™ distributeth sor-
rows in his anger.

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

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

20 His eyes shall see his desti-uction, and

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