The Bible Online: Book 18 Job: 18:021:001 - 18:042:017

 

18:021:001 But Job answered and said,

18:021:002 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

18:021:003 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock
on.

18:021:004 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why
should not my spirit be troubled?

18:021:005 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.

18:021:006 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on
my flesh.

18:021:007 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in
power?

18:021:008 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their
offspring before their eyes.

18:021:009 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God
upon them.

18:021:010 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and
casteth not her calf.

18:021:011 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their
children dance.

18:021:012 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of
the organ.

18:021:013 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to
the grave.

18:021:014 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not
the knowledge of thy ways.

18:021:015 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what
profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

18:021:016 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked
is far from me.

18:021:017 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft
cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows
in his anger.

18:021:018 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the
storm carrieth away.

18:021:019 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him,
and he shall know it.

18:021:020 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the
wrath of the Almighty.

18:021:021 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the
number of his months is cut off in the midst?

18:021:022 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that
are high.

18:021:023 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and
quiet.

18:021:024 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with
marrow.

18:021:025 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never
eateth with pleasure.

18:021:026 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall
cover them.

18:021:027 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye
wrongfully imagine against me.

18:021:028 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are
the dwelling places of the wicked?

18:021:029 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know
their tokens,

18:021:030 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they
shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

18:021:031 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him
what he hath done?

18:021:032 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the
tomb.

18:021:033 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man
shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

18:021:034 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there
remaineth falsehood?

18:022:001 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

18:022:002 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be
profitable unto himself?

18:022:003 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?
or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

18:022:004 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee
into judgment?

18:022:005 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

18:022:006 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and
stripped the naked of their clothing.

18:022:007 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast
withholden bread from the hungry.

18:022:008 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the
honourable man dwelt in it.

18:022:009 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the
fatherless have been broken.

18:022:010 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear
troubleth thee;

18:022:011 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters
cover thee.

18:022:012 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of
the stars, how high they are!

18:022:013 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the
dark cloud?

18:022:014 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he
walketh in the circuit of heaven.

18:022:015 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

18:022:016 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was
overflown with a flood:

18:022:017 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty
do for them?

18:022:018 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel
of the wicked is far from me.

18:022:019 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh
them to scorn.

18:022:020 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them
the fire consumeth.

18:022:021 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good
shall come unto thee.

18:022:022 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his
words in thine heart.

18:022:023 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou
shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

18:022:024 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as
the stones of the brooks.

18:022:025 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have
plenty of silver.

18:022:026 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and
shalt lift up thy face unto God.

18:022:027 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee,
and thou shalt pay thy vows.

18:022:028 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established
unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

18:022:029 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting
up; and he shall save the humble person.

18:022:030 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is
delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

18:023:001 Then Job answered and said,

18:023:002 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than
my groaning.

18:023:003 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even
to his seat!

18:023:004 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with
arguments.

18:023:005 I would know the words which he would answer me, and
understand what he would say unto me.

18:023:006 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he
would put strength in me.

18:023:007 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be
delivered for ever from my judge.

18:023:008 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I
cannot perceive him:

18:023:009 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him:
he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

18:023:010 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I
shall come forth as gold.

18:023:011 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not
declined.

18:023:012 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I
have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary
food.

18:023:013 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.

18:023:014 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many
such things are with him.

18:023:015 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am
afraid of him.

18:023:016 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

18:023:017 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he
covered the darkness from my face.

18:024:001 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they
that know him not see his days?

18:024:002 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks,
and feed thereof.

18:024:003 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the
widow's ox for a pledge.

18:024:004 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide
themselves together.

18:024:005 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their
work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food
for them and for their children.

18:024:006 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the
vintage of the wicked.

18:024:007 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have
no covering in the cold.

18:024:008 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace
the rock for want of a shelter.

18:024:009 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge
of the poor.

18:024:010 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take
away the sheaf from the hungry;

18:024:011 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their
winepresses, and suffer thirst.

18:024:012 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded
crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

18:024:013 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not
the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

18:024:014 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy,
and in the night is as a thief.

18:024:015 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

18:024:016 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for
themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.

18:024:017 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one
know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.

18:024:018 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the
earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

18:024:019 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave
those which have sinned.

18:024:020 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him;
he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken
as a tree.

18:024:021 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not
good to the widow.

18:024:022 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and
no man is sure of life.

18:024:023 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth;
yet his eyes are upon their ways.

18:024:024 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought
low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off
as the tops of the ears of corn.

18:024:025 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my
speech nothing worth?

18:025:001 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

18:025:002 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high
places.

18:025:003 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his
light arise?

18:025:004 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean
that is born of a woman?

18:025:005 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars
are not pure in his sight.

18:025:006 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which
is a worm?

18:026:001 But Job answered and said,

18:026:002 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest
thou the arm that hath no strength?

18:026:003 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast
thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

18:026:004 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from
thee?

18:026:005 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the
inhabitants thereof.

18:026:006 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

18:026:007 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth
the earth upon nothing.

18:026:008 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is
not rent under them.

18:026:009 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his
cloud upon it.

18:026:010 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and
night come to an end.

18:026:011 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his
reproof.

18:026:012 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding
he smiteth through the proud.

18:026:013 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath
formed the crooked serpent.

18:026:014 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is
heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

18:027:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

18:027:002 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the
Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

18:027:003 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in
my nostrils;

18:027:004 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
deceit.

18:027:005 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not
remove mine integrity from me.

18:027:006 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart
shall not reproach me so long as I live.

18:027:007 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against
me as the unrighteous.

18:027:008 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
when God taketh away his soul?

18:027:009 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

18:027:010 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call
upon God?

18:027:011 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the
Almighty will I not conceal.

18:027:012 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus
altogether vain?

18:027:013 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage
of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

18:027:014 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his
offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

18:027:015 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
widows shall not weep.

18:027:016 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as
the clay;

18:027:017 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the
innocent shall divide the silver.

18:027:018 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the
keeper maketh.

18:027:019 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he
openeth his eyes, and he is not.

18:027:020 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him
away in the night.

18:027:021 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a
storm hurleth him out of his place.

18:027:022 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee
out of his hand.

18:027:023 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of
his place.

18:028:001 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold
where they fine it.

18:028:002 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the
stone.

18:028:003 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all
perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

18:028:004 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters
forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away
from men.

18:028:005 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is
turned up as it were fire.

18:028:006 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust
of gold.

18:028:007 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's
eye hath not seen:

18:028:008 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion
passed by it.

18:028:009 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the
mountains by the roots.

18:028:010 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every
precious thing.

18:028:011 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is
hid bringeth he forth to light.

18:028:012 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of
understanding?

18:028:013 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the
land of the living.

18:028:014 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not
with me.

18:028:015 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed
for the price thereof.

18:028:016 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious
onyx, or the sapphire.

18:028:017 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of
it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

18:028:018 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price
of wisdom is above rubies.

18:028:019 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be
valued with pure gold.

18:028:020 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of
understanding?

18:028:021 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close
from the fowls of the air.

18:028:022 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with
our ears.

18:028:023 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place
thereof.

18:028:024 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the
whole heaven;

18:028:025 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters
by measure.

18:028:026 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the
lightning of the thunder:

18:028:027 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and
searched it out.

18:028:028 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is
wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

18:029:001 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

18:029:002 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God
preserved me;

18:029:003 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I
walked through darkness;

18:029:004 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was
upon my tabernacle;

18:029:005 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about
me;

18:029:006 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out
rivers of oil;

18:029:007 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared
my seat in the street!

18:029:008 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose,
and stood up.

18:029:009 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their
mouth.

18:029:010 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the
roof of their mouth.

18:029:011 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye
saw me, it gave witness to me:

18:029:012 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
and him that had none to help him.

18:029:013 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and
I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

18:029:014 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as
a robe and a diadem.

18:029:015 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

18:029:016 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
searched out.

18:029:017 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out
of his teeth.

18:029:018 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my
days as the sand.

18:029:019 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
night upon my branch.

18:029:020 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

18:029:021 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
counsel.

18:029:022 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped
upon them.

18:029:023 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.

18:029:024 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of
my countenance they cast not down.

18:029:025 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in
the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.

18:030:001 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision,
whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs
of my flock.

18:030:002 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in
whom old age was perished?

18:030:003 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the
wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

18:030:004 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their
meat.

18:030:005 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them
as after a thief;)

18:030:006 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth,
and in the rocks.

18:030:007 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were
gathered together.

18:030:008 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they
were viler than the earth.

18:030:009 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

18:030:010 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in
my face.

18:030:011 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have
also let loose the bridle before me.

18:030:012 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and
they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

18:030:013 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no
helper.

18:030:014 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the
desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

18:030:015 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind:
and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

18:030:016 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction
have taken hold upon me.

18:030:017 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews
take no rest.

18:030:018 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it
bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

18:030:019 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and
ashes.

18:030:020 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and
thou regardest me not.

18:030:021 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou
opposest thyself against me.

18:030:022 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon
it, and dissolvest my substance.

18:030:023 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house
appointed for all living.

18:030:024 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though
they cry in his destruction.

18:030:025 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul
grieved for the poor?

18:030:026 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I
waited for light, there came darkness.

18:030:027 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction
prevented me.

18:030:028 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in
the congregation.

18:030:029 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

18:030:030 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

18:030:031 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the
voice of them that weep.

18:031:001 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon
a maid?

18:031:002 For what portion of God is there from above? and what
inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

18:031:003 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to
the workers of iniquity?

18:031:004 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

18:031:005 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to
deceit;

18:031:006 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine
integrity.

18:031:007 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked
after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

18:031:008 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be
rooted out.

18:031:009 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid
wait at my neighbour's door;

18:031:010 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down
upon her.

18:031:011 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be
punished by the judges.

18:031:012 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root
out all mine increase.

18:031:013 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my
maidservant, when they contended with me;

18:031:014 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth,
what shall I answer him?

18:031:015 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one
fashion us in the womb?

18:031:016 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused
the eyes of the widow to fail;

18:031:017 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath
not eaten thereof;

18:031:018 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a
father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

18:031:019 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor
without covering;

18:031:020 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed
with the fleece of my sheep;

18:031:021 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw
my help in the gate:

18:031:022 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be
broken from the bone.

18:031:023 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of
his highness I could not endure.

18:031:024 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold,
Thou art my confidence;

18:031:025 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine
hand had gotten much;

18:031:026 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
brightness;

18:031:027 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath
kissed my hand:

18:031:028 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I
should have denied the God that is above.

18:031:029 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or
lifted up myself when evil found him:

18:031:030 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to
his soul.

18:031:031 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his
flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

18:031:032 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my
doors to the traveller.

18:031:033 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine
iniquity in my bosom:

18:031:034 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?

18:031:035 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the
Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written
a book.

18:031:036 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a
crown to me.

18:031:037 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince
would I go near unto him.

18:031:038 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise
thereof complain;

18:031:039 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have
caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

18:031:040 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of
barley. The words of Job are ended.

18:032:001 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was
righteous in his own eyes.

18:032:002 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the
Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath
kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

18:032:003 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because
they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

18:032:004 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were
elder than he.

18:032:005 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these
three men, then his wrath was kindled.

18:032:006 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I
am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and
durst not shew you mine opinion.

18:032:007 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach
wisdom.

18:032:008 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the
Almighty giveth them understanding.

18:032:009 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand
judgment.

18:032:010 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine
opinion.

18:032:011 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons,
whilst ye searched out what to say.

18:032:012 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you
that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

18:032:013 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth
him down, not man.

18:032:014 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I
answer him with your speeches.

18:032:015 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off
speaking.

18:032:016 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and
answered no more;)

18:032:017 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine
opinion.

18:032:018 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

18:032:019 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to
burst like new bottles.

18:032:020 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and
answer.

18:032:021 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let
me give flattering titles unto man.

18:032:022 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker
would soon take me away.

18:033:001 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to
all my words.

18:033:002 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in
my mouth.

18:033:003 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips
shall utter knowledge clearly.

18:033:004 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty
hath given me life.

18:033:005 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me,
stand up.

18:033:006 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am
formed out of the clay.

18:033:007 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my
hand be heavy upon thee.

18:033:008 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the
voice of thy words, saying,

18:033:009 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is
there iniquity in me.

18:033:010 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for
his enemy,

18:033:011 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

18:033:012 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that
God is greater than man.

18:033:013 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of
any of his matters.

18:033:014 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

18:033:015 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth
upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

18:033:016 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their
instruction,

18:033:017 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from
man.

18:033:018 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from
perishing by the sword.

18:033:019 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude
of his bones with strong pain:

18:033:020 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

18:033:021 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his
bones that were not seen stick out.

18:033:022 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the
destroyers.

18:033:023 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

18:033:024 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from
going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

18:033:025 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to
the days of his youth:

18:033:026 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.

18:033:027 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and
perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

18:033:028 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life
shall see the light.

18:033:029 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

18:033:030 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with
the light of the living.

18:033:031 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will
speak.

18:033:032 If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire
to justify thee.

18:033:033 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach
thee wisdom.

18:034:001 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

18:034:002 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that
have knowledge.

18:034:003 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

18:034:004 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what
is good.

18:034:005 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my
judgment.

18:034:006 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without
transgression.

18:034:007 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

18:034:008 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and
walketh with wicked men.

18:034:009 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should
delight himself with God.

18:034:010 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it
from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty,
that he should commit iniquity.

18:034:011 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause
every man to find according to his ways.

18:034:012 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the
Almighty pervert judgment.

18:034:013 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath
disposed the whole world?

18:034:014 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his
spirit and his breath;

18:034:015 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto
dust.

18:034:016 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the
voice of my words.

18:034:017 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn
him that is most just?

18:034:018 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes,
Ye are ungodly?

18:034:019 How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of
princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they
all are the work of his hands.

18:034:020 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled
at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away
without hand.

18:034:021 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
goings.

18:034:022 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers
of iniquity may hide themselves.

18:034:023 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should
enter into judgment with God.

18:034:024 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set
others in their stead.

18:034:025 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in
the night, so that they are destroyed.

18:034:026 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

18:034:027 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any
of his ways:

18:034:028 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and
he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

18:034:029 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:

18:034:030 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

18:034:031 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne
chastisement, I will not offend any more:

18:034:032 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I
will do no more.

18:034:033 Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it,
whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I:
therefore speak what thou knowest.

18:034:034 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken
unto me.

18:034:035 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without
wisdom.

18:034:036 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his
answers for wicked men.

18:034:037 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands
among us, and multiplieth his words against God.

18:035:001 Elihu spake moreover, and said,

18:035:002 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My
righteousness is more than God's?

18:035:003 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and,
What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

18:035:004 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

18:035:005 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which
are higher than thou.

18:035:006 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy
transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

18:035:007 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth
he of thine hand?

18:035:008 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
righteousness may profit the son of man.

18:035:009 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the
mighty.

18:035:010 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the
night;

18:035:011 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh
us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

18:035:012 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride
of evil men.

18:035:013 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty
regard it.

18:035:014 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is
before him; therefore trust thou in him.

18:035:015 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger;
yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

18:035:016 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth
words without knowledge.

18:036:001 Elihu also proceeded, and said,

18:036:002 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to
speak on God's behalf.

18:036:003 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe
righteousness to my Maker.

18:036:004 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in
knowledge is with thee.

18:036:005 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.

18:036:006 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to
the poor.

18:036:007 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings
are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever,
and they are exalted.

18:036:008 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of
affliction;

18:036:009 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that
they have exceeded.

18:036:010 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that
they return from iniquity.

18:036:011 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in
prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

18:036:012 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they
shall die without knowledge.

18:036:013 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when
he bindeth them.

18:036:014 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

18:036:015 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their
ears in oppression.

18:036:016 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a
broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which
should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

18:036:017 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment
and justice take hold on thee.

18:036:018 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his
stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

18:036:019 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of
strength.

18:036:020 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

18:036:021 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen
rather than affliction.

18:036:022 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

18:036:023 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast
wrought iniquity?

18:036:024 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

18:036:025 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

18:036:026 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the
number of his years be searched out.

18:036:027 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain
according to the vapour thereof:

18:036:028 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

18:036:029 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the
noise of his tabernacle?

18:036:030 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the
bottom of the sea.

18:036:031 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in
abundance.

18:036:032 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to
shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

18:036:033 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also
concerning the vapour.

18:037:001 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his
place.

18:037:002 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that
goeth out of his mouth.

18:037:003 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto
the ends of the earth.

18:037:004 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his
excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.

18:037:005 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth
he, which we cannot comprehend.

18:037:006 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to
the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

18:037:007 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his
work.

18:037:008 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

18:037:009 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
north.

18:037:010 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the
waters is straitened.

18:037:011 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth
his bright cloud:

18:037:012 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do
whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in
the earth.

18:037:013 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his
land, or for mercy.

18:037:014 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the
wondrous works of God.

18:037:015 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of
his cloud to shine?

18:037:016 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous
works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

18:037:017 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the
south wind?

18:037:018 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as
a molten looking glass?

18:037:019 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our
speech by reason of darkness.

18:037:020 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he
shall be swallowed up.

18:037:021 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds:
but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

18:037:022 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
majesty.

18:037:023 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will
not afflict.

18:037:024 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise
of heart.

18:038:001 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

18:038:002 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

18:038:003 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
and answer thou me.

18:038:004 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.

18:038:005 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
hath stretched the line upon it?

18:038:006 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
the corner stone thereof;

18:038:007 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?

18:038:008 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if
it had issued out of the womb?

18:038:009 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddlingband for it,

18:038:010 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

18:038:011 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here
shall thy proud waves be stayed?

18:038:012 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;

18:038:013 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the
wicked might be shaken out of it?

18:038:014 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

18:038:015 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high
arm shall be broken.

18:038:016 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?

18:038:017 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou
seen the doors of the shadow of death?

18:038:018 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou
knowest it all.

18:038:019 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
where is the place thereof,

18:038:020 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

18:038:021 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the
number of thy days is great?

18:038:022 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail,

18:038:023 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the
day of battle and war?

18:038:024 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east
wind upon the earth?

18:038:025 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
or a way for the lightning of thunder;

18:038:026 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;

18:038:027 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud
of the tender herb to spring forth?

18:038:028 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

18:038:029 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
who hath gendered it?

18:038:030 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep
is frozen.

18:038:031 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?

18:038:032 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
guide Arcturus with his sons?

18:038:033 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the
dominion thereof in the earth?

18:038:034 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of
waters may cover thee?

18:038:035 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto
thee, Here we are?

18:038:036 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?

18:038:037 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the
bottles of heaven,

18:038:038 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast
together?

18:038:039 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of
the young lions,

18:038:040 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie
in wait?

18:038:041 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry
unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

18:039:001 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring
forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

18:039:002 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou
the time when they bring forth?

18:039:003 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they
cast out their sorrows.

18:039:004 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn;
they go forth, and return not unto them.

18:039:005 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the
bands of the wild ass?

18:039:006 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land
his dwellings.

18:039:007 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he
the crying of the driver.

18:039:008 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth
after every green thing.

18:039:009 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy
crib?

18:039:010 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or
will he harrow the valleys after thee?

18:039:011 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt
thou leave thy labour to him?

18:039:012 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and
gather it into thy barn?

18:039:013 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and
feathers unto the ostrich?

18:039:014 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

18:039:015 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild
beast may break them.

18:039:016 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were
not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;

18:039:017 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he
imparted to her understanding.

18:039:018 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the
horse and his rider.

18:039:019 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck
with thunder?

18:039:020 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his
nostrils is terrible.

18:039:021 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he
goeth on to meet the armed men.

18:039:022 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he
back from the sword.

18:039:023 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the
shield.

18:039:024 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

18:039:025 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the
battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the
shouting.

18:039:026 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
the south?

18:039:027 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on
high?

18:039:028 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the
rock, and the strong place.

18:039:029 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
off.

18:039:030 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
there is she.

18:040:001 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

18:040:002 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he
that reproveth God, let him answer it.

18:040:003 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

18:040:004 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine
hand upon my mouth.

18:040:005 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I
will proceed no further.

18:040:006 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and
said,

18:040:007 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
declare thou unto me.

18:040:008 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
that thou mayest be righteous?

18:040:009 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
like him?

18:040:010 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array
thyself with glory and beauty.

18:040:011 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that
is proud, and abase him.

18:040:012 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
down the wicked in their place.

18:040:013 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in
secret.

18:040:014 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
can save thee.

18:040:015 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
as an ox.

18:040:016 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the
navel of his belly.

18:040:017 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
wrapped together.

18:040:018 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
bars of iron.

18:040:019 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him.

18:040:020 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the
beasts of the field play.

18:040:021 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
fens.

18:040:022 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of
the brook compass him about.

18:040:023 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

18:040:024 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.

18:041:001 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with
a cord which thou lettest down?

18:041:002 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
with a thorn?

18:041:003 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft
words unto thee?

18:041:004 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a
servant for ever?

18:041:005 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him
for thy maidens?

18:041:006 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part
him among the merchants?

18:041:007 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with
fish spears?

18:041:008 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

18:041:009 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down
even at the sight of him?

18:041:010 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to
stand before me?

18:041:011 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is
under the whole heaven is mine.

18:041:012 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
proportion.

18:041:013 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to
him with his double bridle?

18:041:014 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible
round about.

18:041:015 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close
seal.

18:041:016 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

18:041:017 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they
cannot be sundered.

18:041:018 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
eyelids of the morning.

18:041:019 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap
out.

18:041:020 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or
caldron.

18:041:021 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

18:041:022 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy
before him.

18:041:023 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in
themselves; they cannot be moved.

18:041:024 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of
the nether millstone.

18:041:025 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason
of breakings they purify themselves.

18:041:026 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear,
the dart, nor the habergeon.

18:041:027 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

18:041:028 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with
him into stubble.

18:041:029 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a
spear.

18:041:030 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things
upon the mire.

18:041:031 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like
a pot of ointment.

18:041:032 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep
to be hoary.

18:041:033 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.

18:041:034 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the
children of pride.

18:042:001 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

18:042:002 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can
be withholden from thee.

18:042:003 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore
have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for
me, which I knew not.

18:042:004 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
and declare thou unto me.

18:042:005 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
eye seeth thee.

18:042:006 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

18:042:007 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto
Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is
kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have
not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job
hath.

18:042:008 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and
go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye
have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my
servant Job.

18:042:009 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them:
the LORD also accepted Job.

18:042:010 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for
his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had
before.

18:042:011 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his
sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance
before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they
bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the
LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of
money, and every one an earring of gold.

18:042:012 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his
beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six
thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand
she asses.

18:042:013 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

18:042:014 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of
the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

18:042:015 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the
daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among
their brethren.

18:042:016 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his
sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

18:042:017 So Job died, being old and full of days.

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