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63.



t Heb. and

withhold not

spittle from

mvface.

b Numb. 12.

14.

Deut 25. 9.

Isai. 50. 6.

Malt. 28. 67.

&27. 30.

c See ch. 12.

18.

d ch. 19. 12.



t Heb. mt/
principal



e Fa. 42. 4.



Job's honour turned into contempL

24: If I laughed on them, they believed
it not ; and the light of my countenance they
cast not down.

25 I chose out their way, and sat chief,
and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that
comforteth the mourners.

CHAP. XXX.

1 Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt ; 15 his
prosperity into calamity.

BUT now they that are f younger than
I have me in derision, whose fathers I
would have disdained to have set with the
dogs of my flock.

2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their
hands profit me, in whom old age was pe-
rished?

3 For want and famine they were || soli-
tary : fleeing into the wilderness f in former
time desolate and waste.

4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and
juniper-roots ybr their meat.

5 They were driven forth from among
men, (they cried after them as ttffer a thief;)

6 To dwell in the clifls of the valleys, in
t caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

7 Among the bushes they brayed ; under
the nettles they were gathered together.

8 They were children of fools, yea, chil-
dren of t base men : they were viler than the
earth.

9 "And now am I their song, yea, I am
their by-word.

10 They abhor me, they flee far from me,
t and spare not '' to spit in my face.

11 Because he " hath loosed my cord, and
afflicted me, they have also let loose the bri-
dle before me.

12 Upon my right hand rise the youth ;
they push away my feet, and ^ they raise up
against me the ways of their destruction.

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

14 They came upon me as a wide breaking
in of waters : in the desolation they rolled
themselves upon me.

15 Terrors are turned upon me : they
pursue t my soul as the wind : and my wel-
fare passeth away as a cloud.

16 ^ And now my soul is poured out upon
me ; the days of affliction have taken hold
upon me.

17 My bones are piercied in me in the
night season : and my sinews take no rest.

18 By the great force of my disease is my
garment changed : it bindeth me about as
the collar of my coat.

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

20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not

479



Joh inaheth a solemn protestation

hear me : I stand up, and thou regardest me
not.

21 Thou art f become cruel to me : with
fthy strong hand thou opposest thyself
against me.

22 Thou Uftest me up to the wind ; thou
causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my
II substance.

23 For I know tJiat thou wilt bring me to
death, and to the house ^appointed for all
living.

24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his
hand to the t grave, though they cry in his
destruction.

25 e Did not I weep f for him that was in
trouble ? was not my soul grieved for the
poor?

26 ^When I looked for good, then evil
came unto me : and when I waited for hght,
there came darkness.

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

28 ' I went mourning without the sun : I
stood up, andl cried in the congregation.

29^1 am a brother to dragons, and a com-
panion to II owls.

30 ' My skin is black upon me, and •" my
bones are burned with heat.

31 My harp also is turned to mourning,
and my organ into the voice of them that
weep.

CHAP. XXXI.

Job maketk a solemn protestation of his integrity in
several duties.

I MADE a covenant with mine " eyes ;
why then should I think upon a maid 1

2 For what '' portion of God is there from
above ? and what inheritance of the Almighty
from on high ?

3 Is not destruction to the wicked ? and a
strange punishment to the workers of ini-
quity ?

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

5 If 1 have walked with vanity, or if my
foot hath hasted to deceit ;

6 t Let me be weighed in an even balance,
that God may know mine integrity.

7 If my step hath turned out of the way,
and ''mineheartwalked after mine eyes, and
if any blot hath cleaved to my hands ;

8 Then « let me sow, and let another eat ;
yea,let mine offspring be rooted out.

9 Ifmine heart have been deceived by a
woman, or if 1 have laid wait at my neigh-
bour's door ;

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

1 1 For this is an heinous crime ; yea, « it
is an iniquity to he punished by the judges.



JOB.



Before
CHRIST

about 1520.



t Heb.
turned to he
cruel.
t Heb. the
strength of
thy hand.



II Or,
wisdom.



f Hebr. 9.

27.



t Rob. heap.



e Pa. 35. 13,
14.

Horn. 12. 15.
t Heb. for
him that was
hard of day.

h Jer. 8. 15.



i Pi. 38. 6.
& 43. g. &.
43.2.

k Pb. 102. 6.
Mic. 1. 8.
II Or,
ostriches,
I Pb. 119.83.
l.am. 4. 8. &
5. 10.
m Pa 102.
3.



n Matt. 5.
28.



b ch. 20, 29.
4; 27. 13.



c 2 Chron.
16. 9.
ch. 34. 21.
Prov. 5. 21.
& 15. 3.
Jer. 32. 19.



t Hob. Let
him weigh
me in ba-
lances of
jvstiee.



d See Numb.
15. :».
EccleB. 11. 9.
Bzek. 6.9.
Matt. 5. 29.
e Lev. 28. 16.
Deut 28.30,
38, JItc.



f 2 Sara. 12.

11.

Jer. 8. 10.

e Gen. 38.

LoV. 20. 10.
l)eut. 22. 22.
Sen vet. 28.



Berore
CHRIST

about 1520.



h Ps. 44. 21.



i ch. 34. 19.
Prov. 14. 31.
& 22.2.
Mai. 2. 10.
II Or, did he
not fashion
us in one
womb?



II That la,
the widow.



k Sec Deut.
■24. 13.



1 ch. 22. 9.



II Or, the

chancl-bone.

m laai. 13.

6.

Joel 1, 15.



n Mark 10.

24,

1 Tim. 6. 17.



o Ps. 62. 10.
Prov. 11. 28.
Wish, found
much.



p Deut. 4.
19. & 11. 16
& 17. 3.

Ezok. a 16.
t Heb. the
light.
tlJeb.
bright.
t Heb. my
hand hath
kissed my
mouth.
q ver. 11.



Rom. 12. 14.
t Heb. my
palate.



t Gen. 19. 2,

3.

Juds. 19. 20,

21.

Eom. 12. 13.

Hebr. 13. 2.

I Pet 4. 0.

II Or, to the
way.

II Or, after
the manner
of men.
a Gen. 3. 8,
12.

Prov. 28. 13.
Hoa. 6. 7.



of his integrity in several duties.

12 For it is a fire that consumeth to de-
struction, and would root out all mine in
crease.

13 If I did despise the cause of my man-
servant or of my maid-servant, when they
contended with me ;

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

I anwer him ?

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

16 If I have withheld the poor from their
desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow
to fail;

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

18 (For from my youth he was brought up
with me, as with a father, and I have guided

II her from my mother's womb ;)

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

20 If his loins have not ^ blessed me, and
if he were not warmed with the fleece of my
sheep ;

21 If I have lifted up my hand 'against the
fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate :

22 Then let mine arm fall from my
shoulder-blade, and mine arm be broken
from II the bone.

23 For ™ destruction yrom God was a ter-
ror to me, and by reason of his highness I
could not endure.

24 "If I have made gold my hope, or
have said to the fine gold. Thou art my
confidence ;

25 ° If I rejoice because my wealth was
great, and because mine hand had f gotten
much ;

26 Pif I beheld fthe sun when it shined,
or the moon walking f in brightness ;

27 And my heart hath been secretly en-
ticed, or fmy mouth hath kissed my hand :

28 This also were lan iniquity to be pu-
nished by the judge : for I should have denied
the God that is above.

29 "^ If I rejoiced at the destruction of him
that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil
found him :

30 ('Neither have I suffered t my mouth
to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.)

31 If the men of my tabernacle said not,
Oh that we had of his flesh ! we cannot be
satisfied.

32 'The stranger did not lodge in the
street : but I opened my doors || to the tra-
veller.

33 If I covered my transgressions || " as
Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bo-
som:

480



Elihu is angry with Job, Sfc.

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 ?

35 y Oh that one would hear me ! || be-
hold, my desire is, ■■■ that the Almighty would
answer me, and that mine adversary had
%vritten a book.

36 Surely I would take it upon my shoul-
der, and bind it as a crown to me.

37 I would declare unto him the number
of my steps ; as a prince would I go near
unto him.

38 If my land cry against me, or that the
furrows likewise thereof f complain ;

39 If »^ I have eaten fthe fruits thereof
without money, or ^ have f caused the own-
ers thereof to lose their life :

40 Let "thistles grow instead of wheat,
and II cockle instead of barley. The words
of Job are ended.

CHAP. XXXII.

1 Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. 6 Be-
cause wisdom Cometh not from age, he excuseth the
boldness of his youth. \\ He reproveth them for not
satisfying of Job. 16 His zeal to speak.

SO these three men ceased fto answer Job,
because he was * righteous in his own
eyes.

2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu
the son of Barachel ""the Buzite, of the kin-
dred of Ram : against Job was his wrath
kindled, because he justified t himself rather
than God.

3 Also against his three friends was his
wrath kindled, because they had found no
answer, and yet had condemned Job.

4 Now Elihu had f waited till Job had
spoken, because they were f elder than he.

5 When Elihu saw that there was no an-
swer in the mouth of these three men, then
his wrath was kindled.

6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Bu-
zite answered and said, I am f young, " and
ye are very old ; wherefore I was afraid, and
t durst not shew you mine opinion.

7 I said. Days should speak, and multi-
tude of years should teach wisdom.

8 But there is a spirit in man : and ^ the
inspiration of the Almighty giveth them un-
derstanding.

9 " Great men are not always wise ; neither
do the aged understand judgment.

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

11 Behold, I waited for your words ; I
gave ear to your f reasons, whilst ye search-
ed out t what to say.

12 Yea, I attended unto you, and behold,
there was none of you that convinced Job,
or that answered his words •

61



CHAP. XXXIII.



Boforo
CHRIST
about 1320.



X Exod. 83.
2.

y oh. 33. 6.

Il Or,

behold, my

sign is that

Vie Jltmightp

will answer

me.

z ch. 13. S2.



t Heb.wcep.
a Jam. 5. 4.
t Hcb. tke
strength
thereof.
b 1 Kings
21. 10.
t Hcb.
caused the
soul of the
owners
thereof to
expire, or,
breathe out.
c Gen. 3. 18.
II Or,
noisome



T Heb. from
answering.
a ch. 33. 9.



h Gen. 22.
21.



T Heb.
/lis soul.



t Hcb. ex-
pected Job,
in words.
t Hcb. cider
for days.



t Hcb. few
of days.
c ch. 15. 10.



t Hcb.
feared.



(1 1 Kings 3.
12. & 4. 29.
ch. 3.5. 11.
& 38. :«.
Prov. 2. 6.
Ecclea. 2. 26.
Dan. 1. 17.
& 2. 21.
Matt. 11. 25.
JajT^es 1. 5.
e 1 Cor. 1.
2tt



t Hcb. Krt-

dcrstand-
ings.
t Hcb.
words.



Berore
CHRIST

obout 1520.



f Jor. 9.23.

I Cor. 1. 20.

II Or,

ordered Ilia
words.



t Hob. they
removed
speccliea
from them-
selves.



t Hob.
words.

t Hcb. the
spirit of my
beUy.



t Heb. i«
not operud.



t Heb. that I
may breatlte.



e Lev. 19.
15.

Deut. 1, 17.
& 16. 19.
Prov. 24. 23.
Matt. 22. 16.



T Hob. in
my palale.



a Gen. 2. 7.



b ch. 9. 34,
35. & 13. 20,
21. & 31. 35.
t Heh..
according to
thy mouth.
fBeb.
cut out of
the clay.
c ch. 0. 34.
& 13. 21.



t Heh. m
irdne ears.



A ch. 9. 17.
& 10. 7. &
31. 4. & 16.
17. & 23. 10,
11. & 27. 5.
& 29. 14. &
31. 1.

c ch. 13. 24.
& 16. 9. &
10. 11.
f ch. 13. 27.
& J4. 16. &
31. 4.



He offereih to reason with Job.

13 ""Lest ye should say. We have found
out wisdom : God thrusteth him down, not
man.

14 Now he hath not || directed Us words
agamst me : neither will I answer him with
your speeches.

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

16 When I had waited, (for they spake
not, but stood still, and answered no more ;)

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

18 For I am full of f matter, f the spkit
within me constraineth me.

19 Behold, my belly is as wine which
t hath no vent ; it is ready to burst like new
bottles.

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

21 Let me not, I pray you, e accept any
man's person, neither let me give flattering
titles unto man.

22 For I know not to give flattering
titles ; in so doing my Maker would soon
take me away.

CHAP. XXXIH.

1 Elihu ojfereth himself instead of God, with sincerity
and meekness, to reason with Job. 8 He excuseth God
from giving man an account of his ways, by his great-
ness. 14 God calleth man to repentance by visions,
19 by afflictions, 23 and by his ministry. 31 He in-
citeth Job to attention.

WHEREFORE, Job, I pray thee, hear
my speeches, and hearken to all my
words.

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

3 My words shall he of the uprightness of
my heart : and my lips shall utter knowledge
clearly.

4 =• The Spirit of God hath made me, and
the breath of the Almighty hath given me
life.

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

6 ■' Behold, I am f according to thy wish
in God's stead : I also am t formed out of
the clay.

7 •= Behold, my terror shall not make thee
afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon
thee.

8 Surely thou hast spoken fin mine hear-
ing, and I have heard the voice of thy words,
saying,

9 ^ I am clean without transgression, I am
innocent ; neither is there iniquity in me.

10 Behold, he findeth occasions against
me, ^ he counteth me for his enemy.

11 fHe putteth my feet in the stocks, he
marketh all my palhs.

4S1



God calleth man to repentance.

12 Behold, in this thou art not just : I will
answer thee, that God is greater than man.

13 Why dost thou s strive against him?
for t he giveth not account of any of his
matters.

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

15 ' In a dream, in a vision of the night,
when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slum-
berings upon the bed ;

16 ''Then fhe openeth the ears of men,
and sealeth their instruction,

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

18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit,
and his life ffrom perishing by the sword.

19 He is chastened also with pain upon
his bed, and the multitude of his bones
with strong pain :

20 ' So that his life abhorreth bread, and
his soul t dainty meat.

21 His flesh is consumed away, that it
cannot be seen ; and his bones that were
not seen, stick out.

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

23 If there be a messenger with him, an
interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew
unto man his uprightness:

24 Then he is gracious unto him, and
saith. Deliver him from going down to the
pit : I have found || a ransom.

25 His flesh shaU be fresher fthan a
child's : he shall return to the days of his
youth :

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.

27 II He looketh upon men, and if any
"" say, I have sinned, and perverted that which
was right, and it ° profited me not ;

28 II He will " deliver his soul from going
into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

29 Lo, all these things worketh God
t oftentimes with man,

30 pTo bring back his soul from the
pit, to be enlightened with the light of the
living.

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

32 If thou hast any thing to say, answer
me : speak, for I desire to justify thee.

33 If not, q hearken unto me: hold thy
peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

CHAP. XXXIV.

1 Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice.
10 God omnipotent cannot be unjust. 31 Man must
humble himself unto God. 34 Elihu reproveth Job.



JOB.



Before
CHRIST
about 1520.



g l^ai. 45. 9.

t Heb. A«
answ&reth
not.



h ch. 40. 5.
P». 62. 11.



i Numb. 12.

6.

ch. 4. 13.



1.10,



k ch.

15.

f Heb. he

reoealeth.

or, mico-

vercth.

t Heb. vtork.



t Heb. from
passing by
the Bwor£



1 Ps. 107.18.



T Heb. meat
of dssire.



11 Or, an
atonement.
\ Heb. than
childhood.



II Or,
rte shall
look upon
men, and
say, I have
sinned, ^-c.
m 2 Sam.
12. 13.
Prov. 28. 1.3.
Luke 15. 21.
IJohn 1.9.
n Rom. 6.
21.
11 Or,

He hath de-
livered my
soul, ^c, and
my life.
o Isai. 38.
17.

t Heb. twice
and thrice.
p ver. 28.
Pa. 56. 13.



Q Ps. 34. 11.



Beforo
CHRIST
about 1520.



a ch. 6. 30.
& 12. 11.

t Heb.
palate.



b ch. 33. 9.

c ch. 27. 2.

d oh. 9. 17.
t Heb. mine
arrow,
ch. 6. 4. &
16. 13.
e ch. 15. 16.



f ch. 9. 22,
23, 30. &
a5. 3.
Mai. 3. 14.



t Heb. men
of heart,
g Gen. 18.

Deiit.3ii.4.
2 Chton. 19.
7.

ch. 8. 3. &
36. 23.
Pb. 92. 15.
Rom. 9. 14.
h Ps. 62. 12.
Prov. 24. 12.
Jer. 32. 19.
Ezek.33.2D.
Matt. 16. 27.
Rom, 2. 6.
2 Cor. 5. 10.
1 Pet 1.17.
Rev. 22. 12.
i ch. 8. 3.



t Heb.
all of it.



t Heb.
upon him.
k Pb. 104.

29.



1 Gen. 3. 19.

EcoleB.12.7.



m Gen. 18.

25.

2 Sara. 23. 3.

t Heb. bind.



n Exod. 22.
28.



Dout. 10.
17.

2 Chron. 19.

7.

Acts 10. 34.

Rom. 2. 11.

Gal. 2.6.

Ephes. 6. 9.

Col. 3. 25.

1 PeL J. 17.
p ch. 31. 15.

q Exod. 12.
20, 30.
t Heb. they
shall take
away the
mighty.

r 2 Chron.
16.9.
ch.31.4.
Ps. 34. 15.
Prov. 5. 21.
& 15. 3.
Jer. 16. 17.
& 32. 19.
s Ps. 139.12.
Amos 9. 2, 3.
Ilebt. 4. 13.



God omnipotent cannot be unjust.

FURTHERMORE Elihu answered and
said,

2 Hear my words, O ye wise men ; and
give ear unto me, ye that have know-
ledge.

3 "For the ear trieth words, as the
t mouth tasteth meat.

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

5 For Job hath said, ''I am righteous:
and = God hath taken away my judgment.

6 ■* Should I lie against my right? fmy
wound is incurable without transgression.

7 What man is like Job, " who drinketh
up scorning like water ;

8 Which goeth in company with the
workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked
men ?

9 For ''he hath said. It profiteth a man
nothing that he should delight himself with
God.

10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye t men
of understanding : e far be it from God, thaX
he should do wickedness ; and from the
Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

11 ''For the work of a man shall he ren-
der unto him, and cause every man to find
according to his ways.

12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly,
neither will the Almighty 'pervert judg-
ment.

13 Who hath given him a charge over
the earth ? or who hath disposed f the whole
world ?

14 If he set his heart fupon man, if
he '' gather unto himself his spirit and his
breath ;

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

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

17 "Shall even he that hateth right
t govern ? and wilt thou condemn him that
is most just ?

18 ^ is it ft to say to a king. Thou art
wicked ? and to princes. Ye are ungodly ?

19 How much less to 7iim that ° accepteth
not the persons of princes, nor regardeth
the rich more than the poor ? for p they all
are the work of his hands.

20 In a moment shall they die, and the
people shall be troubled lat midnight, and
pass away : and f the mighty shall be taken
away without hand.

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

22 " There is no darkness, nor shadow of
death, where the workers of iniquity may
hide themselves.

23 For he will not lay upon man more

482



Before
CHRIST

about 1530.



t Heb. i
t Dan. i



21.



t Heb.
viitlwut
searching



t Hob.
crushed*
t Heb. m
the place of
beholders.



a 1 Sam. 15.
11.

T Heb./rom
Hfter Aim.
I FS.S8.5.
Isai. 5. 12.
y ch. 35.9.
Jam. 5. 4.
z Exod. 23.
23.



a 1 Kings
12. 28, 30.
3 Kings 21.
9.



b Dan. 9.

7.— 14.



t Heb.
Should it be
from with
thee?



t Heb.
of heart.



let ...
tried.



father,
let Job be



a cli. 21. 15.
& 34. 9.



II Or, by it
more than by
my sin.
t Heb. Imn
return to
thee words,
b ch. 34. 8.
c cb. 22. 13.



d Prov. 8.

36.

Jer. 7. 19.



Before
CHRIST

about 1520.



e ch. !£!. 2,

3.

Fs. 16. 2.

Prov. 9. 12.

Rom. 11. 33.



f Exod. 3.

23.

ch. 34. 28.



E liai. 51.

13.

h Pa. 42. 8.<

& 77. 6. &

149. 5.

Acu 16. 25.

i Fs. 94. 12.



k Prov. 1.

28.



I ch. 27. 9.
Prov. 15. 29.
Isai. 1. 15.
Jer. 11. 11.

m ch. 9. 11.



n Ps. 37. 5,

6.

II That is,

Ood.

o Pb. 89. 32.

11 That is.

Job.

p ch. 34. 35,
37. & 38. 2.



Man must humble himself unto God. CHAP. XXXVI.

than right; that he should t enter into
judgment with God.

24 ' He shall break in pieces mighty men
t without number, and set others in their
stead.

25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and
he overturneth them in the night, so that they
are f destroyed.

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

27 Because they " turned back f from him,
and * would not consider any of his ways :

28 So that they y cause the cry of the
poor to come unto him, and he ^heareth the
cry of the afflicted.

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:

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

31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God,
••I have borne chastisement, I will not offend
any more:

32 That which I see not, teach thou me :
if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

33 t Should it be according to thy mind ?
he will recompense it, whether thou refuse,
or whether thou choose ; and not I : there-
fore speak what thou knowest.

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

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

36 11 My desire is that Job may be tried
unto the end, because of his answers for
wicked men.

37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin,
he clappeth his hands among us, and multi-
plieth his words against God.

CHAP. XXXV.

1 Comparison is not to be made with God, because our
good or evil cannot extend unto him, 9 Many cry in
their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith,

ELIHU spake moreover, and said,
2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that
thou saidst. My righteousness is more than
God's?

3 For ""thou saidst. What advantage will
it be unto thee ? and, What profit shall I
have II J/"/ 6e cleansed from my sin?

4 1 1 will answer thee, and ''thy com-
panions with thee.

5 "Look unto the heavens, and see;
and behold the clouds which are higher
than thou.

6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou ^against
him? or j/'thy transgressions be multiplied,
what doest thou unto him?



t Heb. that
there are yet
words for
Ood.



a ch. 9. 4. b.
12. 13, 16. &

37. sa.

Fs. 99. 4.

\ lleb.hcart.



II Or,
amicted,
bT's. at 18.
Il 34. 15.
c Ps. 113. 8.



d Ps. 107. 10.



e ch. 33. 16,
23.



fch.21.13.

Isai. 1. 19,

20.

t Heb. they

shall pass

away by the

svord.



Elihu reproveth Job.

7 'If thou be righteous, what givest thou
him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou
art: and thy righteousness may profit the
son of man.

9 fBy reason of the multitude of oppres-
sions they make the oppressed to cry : they
cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

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

11 Who 'teacheth us more than the beasts
of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the
fowls of heaven ?

12 ''There they cry, but none giveth
answer, because of the pride of evil men.

13 'Surely God will not hear vanity, nei-
ther will the Almighty regard it.

14 "Although thou sayest thou shalt not
see him, yet judgment is before him; there-
fore "trust thou in him.



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