[JB]   JOB

» Job 1

¶ Job 1 v1-5

{ heart }   [JB] 1v1

There was a man in the land of Uz,
whose name was Job;
and that man was perfect and upright,
and one that feared GOD, and eschewed evil.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 1v3

His substance also was seven thousand sheep,
and three thousand camels,
and five hundred yoke of oxen,
and five hundred she asses,
and a very great household;
so that this man was the greatest
of all the men of the east.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v4

And his sons went and feasted in their houses,
every one his day;
and sent and called for their three

Sisters

To eat and to drink with them.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v5

And it was so,
when the days of their feasting were gone about,
that Job sent and sanctified them,
and rose up early in the morning,
and offered burnt offerings
according to the number of them all;
for Job said,

It may be that my sons have sinned,
and cursed GOD in their hearts.


Thus did Job continually.

¶ Job 1 v6-12

{ heart }   [JB] 1v6

Now there was a day when the sons of GOD came
to present themselves before the LORD,
and Satan came also among them.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v7

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Whence comest Thou?

Then Satan answered the LORD,
and said,

From going to and fro in the earth,
and from walking up and down in it.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v8

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Hast Thou considered MY servant Job,
that there is none like him in the earth?
a perfect and an upright man,
one that feareth GOD, and shunneth evil?

{ heart }   [JB] 1v9

Then Satan answered the LORD,
and said,

Doth Job fear GOD for nought?

{ heart }   [JB] 1v10

Hast not THOU made an hedge about him,
and about his house,
and about all that he hath on every side?
THOU hast blessed the work of his hands,
and his substance is increased in the land.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v11

But put forth THINE hand now,
and touch all that he hath,
and he will curse THEE to THY face.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v12

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Behold, all that he hath is in Thy power;
only upon himself put not forth Thine hand.


So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

¶ Job 1 v13-22

{ heart }   [JB] 1v13

And there was a day
when his sons and his daughters
were eating and drinking wine
in their eldest brother's house:

{ heart }   [JB] 1v14

And there came a messenger unto Job,
and said,

The oxen were plowing,
and the asses feeding beside them,

{ heart }   [JB] 1v15

And the Sabeans fell upon them,
and took them away;
yea, they have slain the servants
with the edge of the sword;
and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v16

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

The fire of GOD is fallen from heaven,
and hath burnt up the sheep, and the servants,
and consumed them;
and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v17

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

The Chaldeans made out three bands,
and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away,
yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword;
and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v18

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

Thy sons and thy daughters
were eating and drinking wine
in their eldest brother's house;

{ heart }   [JB] 1v19

And, behold, there came a great wind
from the wilderness,
and smote the four corners of the house,
and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead;
and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v20

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle,
and shaved his head,
and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

{ heart }   [JB] 1v21

And said,

Naked came I out of my mother's womb,
and naked shall I return thither.
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away;
blessed be the NAME of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JB] 1v22

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

» Job 2

¶ Job 2 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 2v1

Again there was a day when the sons of GOD came
to present themselves before the LORD,
and Satan came also among them
to present Himself before the LORD.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v2

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Whence comest Thou?

And Satan answered the LORD,
and said,

From going to and fro in the earth,
and from walking up and down in it.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v3

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Hast Thou considered MY servant Job,
that there is none like him in the earth,
a perfect and an upright man,
one that feareth GOD, and shunneth evil?
And still he holdeth fast his integrity,
although Thou movedst ME against him,
to destroy him without cause.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v4

And Satan answered the LORD,
and said,

Skin for skin,
yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v5

But put forth THINE hand now,
and touch his bone and his flesh,
and he will curse THEE to THY face.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v6

And the LORD said unto Satan,

Behold, he is in Thine hand, but save his life.

¶ Job 2 v7-8

{ heart }   [JB] 2v7

So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD,
and smote Job with sore boils
from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v8

And he took him a potsherd with which to scrape himself;
and he sat down among the ashes.

¶ Job 2 v9-10

{ heart }   [JB] 2v9

Then said his wife unto him,

Dost thou still retain thine integrity?
Curse GOD, and die.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v10

But he said unto her,

Thou speakest
as one of the foolish women speaketh;
what? shall we receive good at the hand of GOD,
and shall we not receive evil?


In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

¶ Job 2 v11-13

{ heart }   [JB] 2v11

Now when Job's three friends heard

Of all this evil that was come upon him,

They came every one from his own place;
Eliphaz, the Temanite;
and Bildad, the Shuhite;
and Zophar, the Naamathite;
for they had made an appointment together

To come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v12

And when they lifted up their eyes afar off,
and knew him not,
they lifted up their voice, and wept;
and they rent every one his mantle,
and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

{ heart }   [JB] 2v13

So they sat down with him upon the ground
seven days and seven nights,
and none spake a word unto him;
for they saw that his grief was very great.

» Job 3

¶ Job 3 v1-10

{ heart }   [JB] 3v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v2

And Job spake, and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 3v3

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

 ‘There is a man child conceived.’

{ heart }   [JB] 3v4

Let that day be darkness;
let not GOD regard it from above,
neither let the light shine upon it.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v5

Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it;
let a cloud dwell upon it;
let the blackness of the day terrify it.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v6

As for that night, let darkness seize upon it;
let it not be joined unto the days of the year,
let it not come into the number of the months.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v9

Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark;
let it look for light, but have none;
neither let it see the dawning of the day,

{ heart }   [JB] 3v10

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

¶ Job 3 v11-19

{ heart }   [JB] 3v11

Why died I not from the womb?
why did I not give up the ghost
when I came out of the belly?

{ heart }   [JB] 3v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v13

For now should I have lain still and been quiet,
I should have slept; then had I been at rest,

{ heart }   [JB] 3v14

With kings and counselors of the earth,
which built desolate places for themselves;

{ heart }   [JB] 3v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v16

Or as an hidden untimely birth, I had not been;
as infants which never saw light.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v19

The small and great are there,
and the servant is free from his master.

¶ Job 3 v20-26

{ heart }   [JB] 3v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v21

Which long for death, but it cometh not,
and dig for it more than for hid treasures:

{ heart }   [JB] 3v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 3v23

Why is light given to a man, whose way is hid,
and whom GOD hath hedged in?

{ heart }   [JB] 3v24

For my sighing cometh before I eat,
and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v25

For the thing which I greatly feared
is come upon me,
and that which I was afraid of,
is come unto me.

{ heart }   [JB] 3v26

I was not in safety, neither had I rest,
neither was I quiet: yet trouble came.

» Job 4

¶ Job 4 v1-5

{ heart }   [JB] 4v1

Then Eliphaz, the Temanite, answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 4v2

If we assay to commune with thee,
wilt thou be grieved?
But who can withhold himself from speaking?

{ heart }   [JB] 4v3

Behold, thou hast instructed many,
and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v4

Thy words have upheld him that was falling,
and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v5

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

¶ Job 4 v6-11

{ heart }   [JB] 4v6

Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope,
and the uprightness of thy ways?

{ heart }   [JB] 4v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 4v8

Even as I have seen,
they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness,
reap the same.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v9

By the blast of GOD they perish,
and by the breath of HIS nostrils are they consumed.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v10

The roaring of the lion,
and the voice of the fierce lion,
and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v11

The old lion perisheth for lack of prey,
and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

¶ Job 4 v12-21

{ heart }   [JB] 4v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 4v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 4v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 4v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 4v16

It stood still,
but I could not discern the form thereof;
an image was before mine eyes,
there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

{ heart }   [JB] 4v17

Shall mortal man be more just than GOD?
shall a man be more pure than his MAKER?

{ heart }   [JB] 4v18

Behold, HE put no trust in HIS servants;
and HIS Angels HE charged with folly:

{ heart }   [JB] 4v19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay,
whose foundation is in the dust,
which are crushed before the moth?

{ heart }   [JB] 4v20

They are destroyed from morning to evening;
they perish forever without any regarding it.

{ heart }   [JB] 4v21

Doth not their excellency which is in them
go away?
they die, even without wisdom.

» Job 5

¶ Job 5 v1-7

{ heart }   [JB] 5v1

Call now, if there be any that will answer thee;
and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

{ heart }   [JB] 5v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 5v3

I have seen the foolish taking root;
but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v4

His children are far from safety,
and they are crushed in the gate,
neither is there any to deliver them,

{ heart }   [JB] 5v5

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up,
and taketh it even out of the thorns,
and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v6

Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust,
neither doth trouble spring out of the ground,

{ heart }   [JB] 5v7

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

¶ Job 5 v8-16

{ heart }   [JB] 5v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 5v9

WHICH doeth great things and unsearchable;
marvelous things without number;

{ heart }   [JB] 5v10

WHO giveth rain upon the earth,
and sendeth waters upon the fields,

{ heart }   [JB] 5v11

To set up on high those that be low;
that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v12

HE disappointeth the devices of the crafty,
so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v13

HE taketh the wise in their own craftiness;
and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 5v15

But HE saveth the poor from the sword,
from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v16

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

¶ Job 5 v17-27

{ heart }   [JB] 5v17

Behold, happy is the man whom GOD correcteth;
therefore, despise not thou the chastening
of the ALMIGHTY:

{ heart }   [JB] 5v18

For HE maketh sore, and bindeth up;
HE woundeth, and HIS hands make whole.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v19

HE shall deliver thee in six troubles;
yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v20

In famine HE shall redeem thee from death;
and in war from the power of the sword.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v21

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue;
neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction
when it cometh.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v22

At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh;
neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v23

For thou shalt be in league
with the stones of the field;
and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v24

And thou shalt know

 ‘That thy tabernacle shall be in peace’; 

And thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v25

Thou shalt know also

 ‘That thy seed shall be great’, 

And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

{ heart }   [JB] 5v26

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

{ heart }   [JB] 5v27

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

» Job 6

¶ Job 6 v1-7

{ heart }   [JB] 6v1

But Job answered,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 6v2

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed,
and my calamity laid in the balances together.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v3

For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea;
therefore, my words are swallowed up.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v4

For the arrows of the ALMIGHTY are within me,
the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit
the terrors of GOD do set themselves in array
against me.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v6

Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt?
or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

{ heart }   [JB] 6v7

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

¶ Job 6 v8-13

{ heart }   [JB] 6v8

O that I might have my request;
and that GOD would grant me
the thing that I long for!

{ heart }   [JB] 6v9

Even that it would please GOD to destroy me;
that HE would let loose HIS hand, and cut me off.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v10

Then should I yet have comfort;
yea, I would harden myself in sorrow;
let HIM not spare;
for I have not concealed the words
of the HOLY ONE.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v13

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

¶ Job 6 v14-23

{ heart }   [JB] 6v14

To him that is afflicted
pity should be showed from his friend;
but he forsaketh the fear of the ALMIGHTY.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v15

My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook,
and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

{ heart }   [JB] 6v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v17

At what time they wax warm, they vanish;
when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v22

Did I say,

 ‘Bring unto me’? 

Or,

 ‘Give a reward for me of your substance’?

{ heart }   [JB] 6v23

Or,

 ‘Deliver me from the enemy's hand’? 

Or,

 ‘Redeem me from the hand of the mighty’?

¶ Job 6 v24-27

{ heart }   [JB] 6v24

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

 ‘That wherein I have erred’.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 6v26

Do ye imagine to reprove words,
and the speeches of one that is desperate,
which are as wind?

{ heart }   [JB] 6v27

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

¶ Job 6 v28-30

{ heart }   [JB] 6v28

Now therefore be content, look upon me,
for it is evident unto you, if I lie.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v29

Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity;
yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

{ heart }   [JB] 6v30

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

» Job 7

¶ Job 7 v1-10

{ heart }   [JB] 7v1

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth?
are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

{ heart }   [JB] 7v2

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow,
and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

{ heart }   [JB] 7v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v4

When I lie down, I say,

 ‘When shall I arise, and the night be gone?’ 

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v8

The eye of him that hath seen me
shall see me no more;
thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

{ heart }   [JB] 7v9

As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away;
so he that goeth down to the grave
shall come up no more.

{ heart }   [JB] 7v10

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

¶ Job 7 v11-21

{ heart }   [JB] 7v11

Therefore I will not refrain my mouth.
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

{ heart }   [JB] 7v12

Am I a sea, for a whale,
that THOU settest a watch over me?

{ heart }   [JB] 7v13

When I say,

 ‘My bed shall comfort me,
my couch shall ease my complaint’:

{ heart }   [JB] 7v14

Then THOU scarest me with dreams,
and terrifiest me through visions,

{ heart }   [JB] 7v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 7v16

I loathe it, I would not live alway:
let me alone, for my days are vanity.

{ heart }   [JB] 7v17

What is man, that THOU shouldest magnify him,
and that THOU shouldest set THINE heart
upon him,

{ heart }   [JB] 7v18

And that THOU shouldest visit him every morning,
and try him every moment?

{ heart }   [JB] 7v19

How long wilt THOU not depart from me,
nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

{ heart }   [JB] 7v20

I have sinned, what shall I do unto THEE,
O THOU PRESERVER of men?
why hast THOU set me as a mark against THEE,
so that I am a burden to myself?

{ heart }   [JB] 7v21

And why dost THOU not pardon my transgression,
and take away mine iniquity?
for now shall I sleep in the dust,
and THOU shalt seek me in the morning,
but I shall not be.

» Job 8

¶ Job 8 v1-7

{ heart }   [JB] 8v1

Then answered Bildad, the Shuhite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 8v2

How long wilt thou speak these things?
and how long shall the words of thy mouth
be like a strong wind?

{ heart }   [JB] 8v3

Doth GOD pervert judgment?
or doth the ALMIGHTY pervert justice?

{ heart }   [JB] 8v4

If thy children have sinned against HIM,
and HE have cast them away for their transgression;

{ heart }   [JB] 8v5

If thou wouldest seek unto GOD betimes,
and make thy supplication to the ALMIGHTY;

{ heart }   [JB] 8v6

If thou wert pure and upright;
surely now HE would awake for thee,
and make the habitation of thy righteousness
prosperous.

{ heart }   [JB] 8v7

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

¶ Job 8 v8-19

{ heart }   [JB] 8v8

For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age,
and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers

{ heart }   [JB] 8v9

(For we are but of yesterday, and know

 ‘Nothing’, 

Because our days upon earth are a shadow).

{ heart }   [JB] 8v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v12

Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down,
it withereth before any other herb.

{ heart }   [JB] 8v13

So are the paths of all that forget GOD;
and the hypocrite's hope shall perish,

{ heart }   [JB] 8v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v15

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand;
he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

{ heart }   [JB] 8v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v18

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

 ‘I have not seen thee’.

{ heart }   [JB] 8v19

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

¶ Job 8 v20-22

{ heart }   [JB] 8v20

Behold, GOD will not cast away a perfect man,
neither will HE help the evil doers,

{ heart }   [JB] 8v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 8v22

They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame,
and the dwelling place of the wicked
shall come to nought.

» Job 9

¶ Job 9 v1-12

{ heart }   [JB] 9v1

Then Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 9v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v4

HE is wise in heart, and mighty in strength:
who hath hardened himself against HIM,
and hath prospered?

{ heart }   [JB] 9v5

WHICH removeth the mountains, and they know not;
WHICH overturneth them in HIS anger.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v6

WHICH shaketh the earth out of her place,
and the pillars thereof tremble.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v8

WHICH alone spreadeth out the heavens,
and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v9

WHICH maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades,
and the chambers of the south.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v10

WHICH doeth great things past finding out;
yea, and wonders without number.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v11

Lo, HE goeth by me, and I see HIM not;
HE passeth on also, but I perceive HIM not.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v12

Behold, HE taketh away, who can hinder HIM?
who will say unto HIM,

 ‘What doest THOU?’ 

¶ Job 9 v13-20

{ heart }   [JB] 9v13

If GOD will not withdraw HIS anger,
the proud helpers do stoop under HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v14

How much less shall I answer HIM,
and choose out my words to reason with HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 9v15

WHOM, though I were righteous,
yet would I not answer,
but I would make supplication to my JUDGE.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v16

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

 ‘That HE had hearkened unto my voice’.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v17

For HE breaketh me with a tempest,
and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v18

HE will not suffer me to take my breath,
but filleth me with bitterness.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v19

If I speak of strength, lo, HE is strong;
and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

{ heart }   [JB] 9v20

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

 ‘I am perfect’, 

It shall also prove me perverse.

¶ Job 9 v21-28

{ heart }   [JB] 9v21

Though I were perfect, yet would I not know

 ‘My soul’; 

I would despise my life.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v22

 ‘This is one thing’, 

Therefore I said it;

 ‘HE destroyeth the perfect and the wicked’.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v23

If the scourge slay suddenly,
HE will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v24

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked;
HE covereth the faces of the judges thereof;
if not, where, and WHO is HE?

{ heart }   [JB] 9v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v26

They are passed away as the swift ships;
as the eagle that hasteneth to the prey.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v27

If I say,

 ‘I will forget my complaint,
I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself’.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v28

I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know

 ‘That THOU wilt not hold me innocent’.

¶ Job 9 v29-35

{ heart }   [JB] 9v29

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v30

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

{ heart }   [JB] 9v31

Yet shalt THOU plunge me in the ditch,
and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v32

For HE is not a man, as I am,
that I should answer HIM,
and we should come together in judgment.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v33

Neither is there any days-man betwixt us,
that might lay his hand upon us both.

{ heart }   [JB] 9v34

Let HIM take HIS rod away from me,
and let not HIS fear terrify me:

{ heart }   [JB] 9v35

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

» Job 10

¶ Job 10 v1-7

{ heart }   [JB] 10v1

My soul is weary of my life,
I will leave my complaint upon myself;
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v2

I will say unto GOD,

 ‘Do not condemn me;
show me wherefore THOU contendest with me’.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v3

Is it good unto THEE that THOU shouldest oppress,
that THOU shouldest despise the work
of THINE hands,
and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

{ heart }   [JB] 10v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v7

THOU knowest

 ‘That I am not wicked’, 

And there is none that can deliver
out of THINE hand.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v8

THINE hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet THOU dost destroy me.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v9

Remember, I beseech THEE,
that THOU hast made me as the clay;
and wilt THOU bring me into dust again?

{ heart }   [JB] 10v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v11

THOU hast clothed me with skin and flesh,
and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v12

THOU hast granted me life and favor,
and THY visitation hath preserved my spirit.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v13

And these things hast THOU hid in THINE heart;
I know

 ‘That this is with THEE’.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v14

If I sin, then THOU markest me,
and THOU wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v15

If I be wicked, woe unto me;
and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head:
I am full of confusion,
therefore see THOU mine affliction;

{ heart }   [JB] 10v16

For it increaseth.
THOU huntest me as a fierce lion;
and again THOU showest THYSELF marvelous upon me.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v17

THOU renewest THY witnesses against me,
and increasest THINE indignation upon me;
changes and war are against me.

{ heart }   [JB] 10v18

Wherefore, then, hast THOU brought me forth
out of the womb?
Oh that I had given up the ghost,
and no eye had seen me!

{ heart }   [JB] 10v19

I should have been as though I had not been,
I should have been carried from the womb
to the grave.

¶ Job 10 v20-22

{ heart }   [JB] 10v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 10v22

A land of darkness, as darkness itself;
and of the shadow of death, without any order,
and where the light is as darkness.

» Job 11

¶ Job 11 v1-3

{ heart }   [JB] 11v1

Then answered Zophar, the Naamathite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 11v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 11v3

Should thy lies make men hold their peace?
and when thou mockest,
shall no man make thee ashamed?

¶ Job 11 v4-12

{ heart }   [JB] 11v4

For thou hast said,

 ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes’.

{ heart }   [JB] 11v5

But, O that GOD would speak,
and open HIS lips against thee,

{ heart }   [JB] 11v6

And that HE would show thee the secrets of wisdom,
that they are double to that which is:
know therefore

 ‘That GOD exacteth of thee less
than thine iniquity deserveth’.

{ heart }   [JB] 11v7

Canst thou by searching find out GOD?
canst thou find out the ALMIGHTY unto perfection?

{ heart }   [JB] 11v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 11v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 11v10

If HE cut off, and shut up, or gather together,
then who can hinder HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 11v11

For HE knoweth vain men:
HE seeth wickedness also,
will HE not then consider it?

{ heart }   [JB] 11v12

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

¶ Job 11 v13-20

{ heart }   [JB] 11v13

If thou prepare thine heart,
and stretch out thine hands toward HIM:

{ heart }   [JB] 11v14

If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away,
and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

{ heart }   [JB] 11v15

For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot;
yea, thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear:

{ heart }   [JB] 11v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 11v17

And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday;
thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.

{ heart }   [JB] 11v18

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope;
yea, thou shalt dig about thee,
and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

{ heart }   [JB] 11v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 11v20

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail,
and they shall not escape,
and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

» Job 12

¶ Job 12 v1-3

{ heart }   [JB] 12v1

And Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 12v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 12v3

But I have understanding as well as you,
I am not inferior to you:
yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

¶ Job 12 v4-6

{ heart }   [JB] 12v4

I am as one mocked of his neighbor,
who calleth

 ‘Upon GOD’, 

And HE answereth him;
the just and upright man is laughed to scorn.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v5

He that is ready to slip with his feet
is as a lamp despised
in the thought of him that is at ease.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v6

The tabernacles of robbers prosper,
and they who provoke GOD are secure,
into whose hand GOD bringeth abundantly.

¶ Job 12 v7-10

{ heart }   [JB] 12v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 12v8

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee;
and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v9

Who knoweth not in all these

 ‘That the hand of the LORD hath wrought this’?

{ heart }   [JB] 12v10

In WHOSE hand is the soul of every living thing,
and the breath of all mankind.

¶ Job 12 v11-13

{ heart }   [JB] 12v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 12v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 12v13

With HIM is wisdom and strength,
HE hath counsel and understanding.

¶ Job 12 v14-25

{ heart }   [JB] 12v14

Behold, HE breaketh down,
and it cannot be built again;
HE shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v15

Behold, HE withholdeth the waters, and they dry up;
also HE sendeth them out,
and they overturn the earth.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v16

With HIM is strength and wisdom;
the deceived and the deceiver are HIS.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v17

HE leadeth counselors away spoiled,
and maketh the judges fools.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 12v19

HE leadeth princes away spoiled,
and overthroweth the mighty.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v20

HE removeth away the speech of the trusty,
and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v21

HE poureth contempt upon princes,
and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v22

HE discovereth deep things out of darkness,
and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v23

HE increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them;
HE enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v24

HE taketh away the heart of the chief
of the people of the earth,
and causeth them to wander in a wilderness
where there is no way.

{ heart }   [JB] 12v25

They grope in the dark without light,
and HE maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

» Job 13

¶ Job 13 v1-12

{ heart }   [JB] 13v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v3

Surely I would speak to the ALMIGHTY,
and I desire

 ‘To reason with GOD’.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v5

O that ye would altogether hold your peace,
and it should be your wisdom.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v7

Will ye speak wickedly for GOD?
and talk deceitfully for HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 13v8

Will ye accept HIS person?
Will ye contend for GOD?

{ heart }   [JB] 13v9

Is it good that HE should search you out?
or as one man mocketh another,
do ye so mock HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 13v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v12

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

¶ Job 13 v13-21

{ heart }   [JB] 13v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v15

Though HE slay me, yet will I trust in HIM;
but I will maintain mine own ways before HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v16

HE also shall be my salvation:
for an hypocrite shall not come before HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 13v18

Behold now, I have ordered my cause,
I know

 ‘That I shall be justified’.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v19

Who is he that will plead with me?
for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v20

Only do not two things unto me;
then will I not hide myself from THEE.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v21

Withdraw THINE hand far from me;
and let not THY dread make me afraid.

¶ Job 13 v22-27

{ heart }   [JB] 13v22

Then call THOU, and I will answer;
or let me speak, and answer THOU me.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v23

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

 ‘My transgression and my sin’.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v24

Wherefore hidest THOU THY face,
and holdest me for THINE enemy?

{ heart }   [JB] 13v25

Wilt THOU break a leaf driven to and fro?
and wilt THOU pursue the dry stubble?

{ heart }   [JB] 13v26

For THOU writest bitter things against me,
and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

{ heart }   [JB] 13v27

THOU puttest my feet also in the stocks,
and lookest narrowly unto all my paths;
THOU settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

¶ Job 13 v28

{ heart }   [JB] 13v28

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

» Job 14

¶ Job 14 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 14v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v2

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down;
he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v3

And dost THOU open THINE eyes
upon such an one,
and bringest me into judgment with THEE?

{ heart }   [JB] 14v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v5

Seeing his days are determined,
the number of his months are with THEE,
THOU hast appointed his bounds
that he cannot pass;

{ heart }   [JB] 14v6

Turn from him, that he may rest,
till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.

¶ Job 14 v7-12

{ heart }   [JB] 14v7

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v10

But man dieth, and wasteth away;
yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

{ heart }   [JB] 14v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v12

So man lieth down, and riseth not,
till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake,
nor be raised out of their sleep.

¶ Job 14 v13-17

{ heart }   [JB] 14v13

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v15

THOU shalt call, and I will answer THEE;
THOU wilt have a desire
to the work of THINE hands.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v16

For now THOU numberest my steps.
dost THOU not watch over my sin?

{ heart }   [JB] 14v17

My transgression is sealed up in a bag,
and THOU sewest up mine iniquity.

¶ Job 14 v18-22

{ heart }   [JB] 14v18

And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought,
and the rock is removed out of his place.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v19

The waters wear the stones;
THOU washest away the things
which grow out ofthe dust of the earth,
and THOU destroyest the hope of man.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v20

THOU prevailest forever against him,
and he passeth;
THOU changest his countenance,
and sendest him away.

{ heart }   [JB] 14v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 14v22

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

» Job 15

¶ Job 15 v1-16

{ heart }   [JB] 15v1

Then answered Eliphaz, the Temanite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 15v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v6

Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I;
yea, thine own lips testify against thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v8

Hast thou heard

 ‘The secret of GOD’? 

And dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

{ heart }   [JB] 15v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v15

Behold, HE putteth no trust in HIS saints;
yea, the heavens are not clean in HIS sight.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v16

How much more abominable and filthy is man,
who drinketh iniquity like water?

¶ Job 15 v17-35

{ heart }   [JB] 15v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v21

A dreadful sound is in his ears;
in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v22

He believeth not

 ‘That he shall return out of darkness’, 

And he is waited for, of the sword.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v23

He wandereth abroad for bread,
saying,

 ‘Where is it? ’ 

He knoweth

 ‘That the day of darkness is ready at his hand’.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v24

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v25

For he stretcheth out his hand against GOD,
and strengtheneth himself against the ALMIGHTY.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v26

He runneth upon HIM, even on HIS neck,
upon the thick bosses of his bucklers,

{ heart }   [JB] 15v27

Because he covereth his face with his fatness,
and maketh lumps of fat on his flanks.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v28

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v29

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v30

He shall not depart out of darkness;
the flame shall dry up his branches,
and by the breath of HIS mouth
shall he go away.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v31

Let not him that is deceived
trust in vanity;
for vanity shall be his recompence.

{ heart }   [JB] 15v32

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v33

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v34

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

{ heart }   [JB] 15v35

They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity,
and their belly prepareth deceit.

» Job 16

¶ Job 16 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 16v1

Then Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 16v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v4

I also could speak as ye do:
if your soul were in my soul's stead,
I could heap up words against you,
and shake mine head at you.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v6

Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged;
and though I forbear, in what way am I eased?

¶ Job 16 v7-17

{ heart }   [JB] 16v7

But now HE hath made me weary;
THOU hast made desolate all my company.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v8

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v9

HE teareth me in HIS wrath,
WHO hateth me:
HE gnasheth upon me with HIS teeth;
mine ENEMY
sharpeneth HIS eyes upon me.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v11

GOD hath delivered me to the ungodly,
and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v12

I was at ease, but HE hath broken me asunder;
HE hath also taken me by my neck,
and shaken me to pieces,
and set me up for HIS mark.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v13

HIS archers compass me round about,
HE cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare;
HE poureth out my gall upon the ground.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v14

HE breaketh me with breach upon breach;
HE runneth upon me like a giant.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v17

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

¶ Job 16 v18-21

{ heart }   [JB] 16v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 16v20

My friends scorn me;
but mine eye poureth out tears unto GOD.

{ heart }   [JB] 16v21

O that one might plead for a man with GOD,
as a man pleadeth for his neighbor.

¶ Job 16 v16-22

{ heart }   [JB] 16v22

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

» Job 17

¶ Job 17 v1-10

{ heart }   [JB] 17v1

My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct,
the graves are ready for me.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v2

Are there not mockers with me?
and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?

{ heart }   [JB] 17v3

Lay down now, put me in a surety with THEE;
who is he that will strike hands with me?

{ heart }   [JB] 17v4

For THOU hast hid their heart from understanding;
therefore shalt THOU not exalt them.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 17v6

He hath made me also a byword of the people;
and aforetime I was as a timbrel.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v7

Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow,
and all my members are as a shadow.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 17v9

The righteous also shall hold on his way,
and he that hath clean hands
shall be stronger and stronger.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v10

But as for you all, do ye return, and come now;
for I cannot find one wise man among you.

¶ Job 17 v11-16

{ heart }   [JB] 17v11

My days are past, my purposes are broken off,
even the thoughts of my heart.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v12

They change the night into day;
the light is short because of darkness.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 17v14

I have said to corruption,

 ‘Thou art my father’; 

To the worm,

 ‘Thou art my mother, and my sister’.

{ heart }   [JB] 17v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 17v16

They shall go down to the bars of the pit,
when our rest together is in the dust.

» Job 18

¶ Job 18 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 18v1

Then answered Bildad, the Shuhite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 18v2

How long will it be, ere ye make an end of words?
Mark, and afterwards we will speak.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v4

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

¶ Job 18 v5-21

{ heart }   [JB] 18v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v6

The light shall be dark in his tabernacle,
and his candle shall be put out with him.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v11

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side,
and shall drive him to his feet.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v13

It shall devour the strength of his skin;
even the first-born of death shall devour his strength.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v15

It shall dwell in his tabernacle,
because it is none of his;
brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v17

His remembrance of him shall perish from the earth,
and he shall have no name in the street.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 18v19

He shall neither have son nor nephew
among his people,
nor any remaining in his dwellings.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v20

They that come after him shall be astounded
at his day,
as they that went before were affrighted.

{ heart }   [JB] 18v21

Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked,
and this is the place of him that knoweth not

 ‘GOD’.

» Job 19

¶ Job 19 v1-5

{ heart }   [JB] 19v1

Then Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 19v2

How long will ye vex my soul,
and break me in pieces with words?

{ heart }   [JB] 19v3

These ten times have ye reproached me;
ye are not ashamed
that ye make yourselves strange to me.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 19v5

If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me,
and plead against me my reproach:

¶ Job 19 v6-22

{ heart }   [JB] 19v6

Know now

 ‘That GOD hath overthrown me’, 

And hath compassed me with HIS net.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v7

Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard;
I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v8

HE hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass,
and HE hath set darkness in my paths.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v9

HE hath stripped me of my glory,
and taken the crown from my head.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v10

HE hath destroyed me on every side,
and I am gone;
and mine hope hath HE removed like a tree.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v11

HE hath also kindled HIS wrath against me,
and HE counteth me unto HIM
as one of HIS enemies.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v12

HIS troops come together,
and raise up their way against me,
and encamp round about my tabernacle.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v13

HE hath put my brethren far from me,
and mine acquaintances
are verily estranged from me.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v14

My kinsfolk have failed,
and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 19v16

I called

 ‘My servant’, 

And he gave me no answer;
I entreated him with my mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v17

My breath is strange to my wife,
though I entreated for the children's sake
of mine own body.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v18

Yea, young children despised me;
I arose, and they spake against me.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v19

All my inward friends abhorred me;
and they whom I loved are turned against me.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 19v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 19v22

Why do ye persecute me, as GOD,
and are not satisfied with my flesh?

¶ Job 19 v23-27

{ heart }   [JB] 19v23

Oh that my words were now written,
Oh that they were printed in a book!

{ heart }   [JB] 19v24

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead,
in the rock forever.

{ heart }   [JB] 19v25

For I know

 ‘That my REDEEMER liveth,
and that HE shall stand at the latter day
upon the earth’:

{ heart }   [JB] 19v26

And though after my skin, worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see GOD,

{ heart }   [JB] 19v27

WHOM I shall see for myself,
and mine eyes shall behold, and not another;
though my reins be consumed within me.

¶ Job 19 v28-29

{ heart }   [JB] 19v28

But ye should say,

 ‘Why persecute we him,
seeing the root of the matter is found in me?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 19v29

Be ye afraid of the sword;
for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword,
that ye may know

 ‘There is a judgment’.

» Job 20

¶ Job 20 v1-3

{ heart }   [JB] 20v1

Then answered Zophar, the Naamathite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 20v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v3

I have heard

 ‘The check of my reproach’, 

And the spirit of my understanding
causeth me to answer.

¶ Job 20 v4-29

{ heart }   [JB] 20v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short,
and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

{ heart }   [JB] 20v6

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens,
and his head reach unto the clouds;

{ heart }   [JB] 20v7

Yet he shall perish forever like his own dung:
they which have seen him, shall say,

 ‘Where is he?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 20v8

He shall fly away as a dream,
and shall not be found;
yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v10

His children shall seek to please the poor,
and his hands shall restore their goods.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v11

His bones are full of the sin of his youth,
which shall lie down with him in the dust.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v13

Though he spare it, and forsake it not,
but keep it still within his mouth,

{ heart }   [JB] 20v14

Yet his meate in his bowels is turned,
it is the gall of asps within him.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v18

That which he labored for shall he restore,
and shall not swallow it down;
according to his substance shall the restitution be,
and he shall not rejoice therein.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v19

Because he hath oppressed
and hath forsaken the poor,
because he hath violently taken away an house
which he builded not,

{ heart }   [JB] 20v20

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly,
he shall not save of that which he desired.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v22

In the fullness of his sufficiency, he shall be in straits:
every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v23

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 eating.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v24

He shall flee from the iron weapon,
and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v26

All darkness shall be hid in his secret places;
a fire not blown shall consume him;
it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v27

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

{ heart }   [JB] 20v28

The increase of his house shall depart,
and his goods shall flow away
in the day of HIS wrath.

{ heart }   [JB] 20v29

This is the portion of a wicked man from GOD,
and the heritage appointed unto him by GOD.

» Job 21

¶ Job 21 v1-34

{ heart }   [JB] 21v1

But Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 21v2

Hear diligently my speech,
and let this be your consolations.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v5

Mark me, and be astonished,
and lay your hand upon your mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v7

Wherefore do the wicked live,
become old, yea, are mighty in power?

{ heart }   [JB] 21v8

Their seed is established in their sight with them,
and their offspring before their eyes.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v9

Their houses are safe from fear,
neither is the rod of GOD upon them.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v10

Their bull gendereth, and faileth not;
their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v14

Therefore, they say unto GOD,

 ‘Depart from us: for we desire not

The knowledge of THY ways’.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v15

What is the ALMIGHTY, that we should serve HIM?
and what profit should we have, if we pray unto HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 21v16

Lo, their good is not in their hand;
the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v17

How often is the candle of the wicked put out?
and how often cometh their destruction upon them?
GOD distributeth sorrows in HIS anger.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v19

GOD layeth up his iniquity for his children;
HE rewardeth him, and he shall know it.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v20

His eyes shall see his destruction,
and he shall drink of the wrath of the ALMIGHTY.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v22

Shall any teach GOD knowledge,
seeing HE judgeth those that are high.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v23

One dieth in his full strength,
being wholly at ease and quiet.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v24

His breasts are full of milk,
and his bones are moistened with marrow.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v26

They shall lie down alike in the dust,
and the worms shall cover them.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v27

Behold, I know

 ‘Your thoughts,
and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine
against me’.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v28

For ye say,

 ‘Where is the house of the prince?
and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 21v29

Have ye not asked them that go by the way?
and do ye not know

 ‘Their tokens’?

{ heart }   [JB] 21v30

That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction;
they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v31

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v32

Yet shall he be brought to the grave,
and shall remain in the tomb.

{ heart }   [JB] 21v33

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

{ heart }   [JB] 21v34

How, then, comfort ye me in vain,
seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

» Job 22

¶ Job 22 v1

{ heart }   [JB] 22v1

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
and said,

¶ Job 22 v2-5

{ heart }   [JB] 22v2

Can a man be profitable unto GOD,
as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

{ heart }   [JB] 22v3

Is it any pleasure to the ALMIGHTY,
that thou art righteous?
or is it gain to HIM,
that thou makest thy ways perfect?

{ heart }   [JB] 22v4

Will HE reprove thee for fear of thee?
will HE enter with thee into judgment?

{ heart }   [JB] 22v5

Is not thy wickedness great,
and thine iniquities infinite?

¶ Job 22 v6-11

{ heart }   [JB] 22v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 22v7

Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink,
and thou hast withheld bread from the hungry.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v8

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth;
and the honorable man dwelt in it.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 22v10

Therefore, snares are round about thee,
and sudden fear troubleth thee;

{ heart }   [JB] 22v11

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

¶ Job 22 v12-20

{ heart }   [JB] 22v12

Is not GOD in the height of heaven?
and behold the height of the stars, how high they are.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v13

And thou sayest,

 ‘How doth GOD know?
can HE judge through the dark cloud?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 22v14

Thick clouds are a covering to HIM,
that HE seeth not;
and HE walketh in the circuit of heaven.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v15

Hast thou marked the old way
which wicked men have trodden?

{ heart }   [JB] 22v16

Which were cut downout of time,
whose foundation was overflown with a flood;

{ heart }   [JB] 22v17

Which said unto GOD,

 ‘Depart from us?’ 

And what can the ALMIGHTY do for them?

{ heart }   [JB] 22v18

Yet HE filled their houses with good things;
but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v19

The righteous see it, and are glad;
and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v20

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

¶ Job 22 v21-30

{ heart }   [JB] 22v21

Acquaint now thyself with HIM, and be at peace;
thereby good shall come unto thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v22

Receive, I pray thee, the law from HIS mouth,
and lay up HIS words in thine heart.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v23

If thou return to the ALMIGHTY,
thou shalt be built up;
thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v24

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

{ heart }   [JB] 22v25

Yea, the ALMIGHTY shall be thy defense,
and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v26

For then shalt thou have thy delight
in the ALMIGHTY,
and shalt lift up thy face unto GOD.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v27

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto HIM,
and HE shall hear thee,
and thou shalt pay thy vows.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v28

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

{ heart }   [JB] 22v29

When men are cast down, then thou shalt say,

 ‘There is lifting up’; 

And HE shall save the humble person.

{ heart }   [JB] 22v30

HE shall deliver the island of the innocent;
and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

» Job 23

¶ Job 23 v1-17

{ heart }   [JB] 23v1

Then Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 23v2

Even today is my complaint bitter;
my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v3

O that I knew

 ‘Where I might find HIM!’ 

That I might come even to HIS seat!

{ heart }   [JB] 23v4

I would order my cause before HIM,
and fill my mouth with arguments.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v5

I would know

 ‘The words which HE would answer me’, 

And understand

 ‘What HE would say unto me’.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v6

Will HE plead against me with HIS great power?
No; but HE would put strength in me.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v7

There the righteous might dispute with HIM;
so should I be delivered forever from my JUDGE.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v8

Behold, I go forward, but HE is not there;
and backward, but I cannot perceive HIM;

{ heart }   [JB] 23v9

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;

{ heart }   [JB] 23v10

But HE knoweth

 ‘The way that I take’; 

When HE hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v11

My foot hath held HIS steps,
HIS way have I kept, and not declined.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v12

Neither have I gone back
from the commandment of HIS lips;
I have esteemed the words of HIS mouth
more than my necessary food.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v13

But HE is in one mind, and who can turn HIM?
and what HIS soul desireth, even that HE doeth.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v14

For HE performeth the thing
that is appointed for me;
and many such things are with HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v15

Therefore am I troubled at HIS presence;
when I consider, I am afraid of HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 23v16

For GOD maketh my heart soft,
and the ALMIGHTY troubleth me:

{ heart }   [JB] 23v17

Because I was not cut off before the darkness,
neither hath HE covered the darkness from my face.

» Job 24

¶ Job 24 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 24v1

Why, seeing times
are not hidden from the ALMIGHTY,
do they, that know HIM not, see HIS days?

{ heart }   [JB] 24v2

Some remove the landmarks;
they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v4

They turn the needy out of the way;
the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

¶ Job 24 v5-12

{ heart }   [JB] 24v5

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v9

They pluck the fatherless from the breast,
and take a pledge of the poor.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v11

Which make oil within their walls,
and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v12

Men groan from out of the city,
and the soul of the wounded crieth out;
yet GOD layeth not folly to them.

¶ Job 24 v13-17

{ heart }   [JB] 24v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v15

The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
saying,

 ‘No eye shall see me’: 

And disguiseth his face.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v16

In the dark they dig through houses,
which they had marked for themselves in the daytime;
they know not the light.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v17

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.

¶ Job 24 v18-25

{ heart }   [JB] 24v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v19

Drought and heat consume the snow waters;
so doth the grave those which have sinned.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v20

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v21

He evil treateth the barren that beareth not;
and doeth not good to the widow.

{ heart }   [JB] 24v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v23

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v24

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

{ heart }   [JB] 24v25

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

» Job 25

¶ Job 25 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 25v1

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 25v2

Dominion and fear are with HIM,
HE maketh peace in HIS high places.

{ heart }   [JB] 25v3

Is there any number of HIS armies?
and upon whom doth not HIS light arise?

{ heart }   [JB] 25v4

How then can man be justified with GOD?
or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

{ heart }   [JB] 25v5

Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not;
yea, the stars are not pure in HIS sight.

{ heart }   [JB] 25v6

How much less man, that is a worm;
and the son of man which is a worm?

» Job 26

¶ Job 26 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 26v1

But Job answered
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 26v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 26v3

How hast thou counseled him that hath no wisdom?
and how hast thou plentifully declared
the thing as it is?

{ heart }   [JB] 26v4

To whom hast thou uttered words?
and whose spirit came from thee?

¶ Job 26 v5-14

{ heart }   [JB] 26v5

Dead things are formed from under the waters,
and the inhabitants thereof.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v6

Hell is naked before HIM,
and destruction hath no covering.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v7

HE stretcheth out the north over the empty place,
and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v8

HE bindeth up the waters in HIS thick clouds;
and the cloud is not rent under them.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v9

HE holdeth back the face of HIS throne,
and spreadeth HIS cloud upon it.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v10

HE hath compassed the waters with a bounds,
until the day and night come to an end.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v11

The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astonished at HIS reproof.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v12

HE divideth the sea with HIS power,
and by HIS understanding
HE smiteth through the proud.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v13

By HIS SPIRIT HE hath garnished the heavens;
HIS hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

{ heart }   [JB] 26v14

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?

» Job 27

¶ Job 27 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 27v1

Moreover, Job continued his parable,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 27v2

As GOD liveth, WHO hath taken away my udgment;
and the ALMIGHTY, WHO hath vexed my soul;

{ heart }   [JB] 27v3

All the while my breath is in me,
and the spirit of GOD is in my nostrils;

{ heart }   [JB] 27v4

My lips shall not speak wickedness,
nor my tongue utter deceit.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v5

GOD forbid that I should justify you:
till I die, I will not remove mine integrity from me.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v6

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

¶ Job 27 v7-10

{ heart }   [JB] 27v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 27v8

For what is the hope of the hypocrite,
though he hath gained,
when GOD taketh away his soul?

{ heart }   [JB] 27v9

Will GOD hear his cry,
when trouble cometh upon him?

{ heart }   [JB] 27v10

Will he delight himself in the ALMIGHTY?
will he always call

 ‘Upon GOD?’ 

¶ Job 27 v11-23

{ heart }   [JB] 27v11

I will teach you by the hand of GOD;
that which is with the ALMIGHTY will I not conceal.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 27v13

This is the portion of a wicked man with GOD,
and the heritage of oppressors,
which they shall receive of the ALMIGHTY.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v14

If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword;
and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v15

Those that remain of him shall be buried in death;
and his widows shall not weep.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v16

Though he heap up silver as the dust,
and prepare raiment as the clay;

{ heart }   [JB] 27v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 27v18

He buildeth his house as a moth,
and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v19

The rich man shall lie down,
but he shall not be gathered;
he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 27v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 27v22

For GOD shall cast upon him, and not spare;
he would fain flee out of HIS hand.

{ heart }   [JB] 27v23

Men shall clap their hands at him,
and shall hiss him out of his place.

» Job 28

¶ Job 28 v1-11

{ heart }   [JB] 28v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v2

Iron is taken and bronze is molten out of the stone.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v3

HE setteth an end to darkness,
and searcheth out all perfection,
the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v5

As for the earth, out of it cometh bread;
and under it is turned up as it were fire.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v6

The stones of it are the place of sapphires;
and it hath dust of gold.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v9

HE putteth forth HIS hand upon the rock;
HE overturneth the mountains by the roots.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v10

HE cutteth out rivers among the rocks;
and HIS eye seeth every precious thing.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v11

HE bindeth the floods from overflowing;
and the thing that is hid bringeth HE forth to light.

¶ Job 28 v12-19

{ heart }   [JB] 28v12

But where shall wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?

{ heart }   [JB] 28v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v14

The depth saith,

 ‘It is not in me’; 

And the sea saith,

 ‘It is not with me’.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v15

It cannot be gotten for gold,
neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v16

It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir,
with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v17

The gold and the crystal cannot equal it;
and the exchange of it
shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v18

No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls;
for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v19

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

¶ Job 28 v20-28

{ heart }   [JB] 28v20

Whence then cometh wisdom?
and where is the place of understanding?

{ heart }   [JB] 28v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 28v22

Destruction and death say,

 ‘We have heard the fame thereof with our ears’.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v23

GOD understandeth the way thereof,
and HE knoweth the place thereof.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v24

For HE looketh to the ends of the earth,
and seeth under the whole heaven.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v25

To make the weight for the winds;
and HE weigheth the waters by measure.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v26

When HE made a decree for the rain,
and a way for the lightning of the thunder,

{ heart }   [JB] 28v27

Then did HE see it, and declare it;
HE prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

{ heart }   [JB] 28v28

And unto man HE said,

Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom;
and to depart from evil is understanding.

» Job 29

¶ Job 29 v1

{ heart }   [JB] 29v1

Moreover, Job continued his parable,
and said,

¶ Job 29 v2-7

{ heart }   [JB] 29v2

O that I were as in months past,
as in the days when GOD preserved me;

{ heart }   [JB] 29v3

When HIS candle shined upon my head,
and when by HIS light I walked through darkness:

{ heart }   [JB] 29v4

As I was in the days of my youth,
when the secret of GOD was upon my tabernacle;

{ heart }   [JB] 29v5

When the ALMIGHTY was yet with me,
when my children were about me;

{ heart }   [JB] 29v6

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v7

When I went out to the gate through the city,
when I prepared my seat in the street.

¶ Job 29 v8-11

{ heart }   [JB] 29v8

The young men saw me, and hid themselves;
and the aged arose, and stood up.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v9

The princes refrained from talking,
and laid their hand on their mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v10

The nobles held their peace,
and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v11

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

¶ Job 29 v12-17

{ heart }   [JB] 29v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v15

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v16

I was a father to the poor;
and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v17

And I broke the jaws of the wicked,
and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

¶ Job 29 v18-25

{ heart }   [JB] 29v18

Then I said,

 ‘I shall die in my nest,
and I shall multiply my days as the sand’.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v20

My glory was fresh in me,
and my bow was renewed in my hand.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v21

Unto me men gave ear, and waited,
and kept silence at my counsel.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v22

After my words they spake not again;
and my speech dropped upon them.

{ heart }   [JB] 29v23

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v24

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

{ heart }   [JB] 29v25

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

» Job 30

¶ Job 30 v1-8

{ heart }   [JB] 30v1

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v4

Who cut up mallows by the bushes,
and juniper roots for their meat.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v6

To dwell in the clefts of the valleys,
in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v7

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v8

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

¶ Job 30 v9-15

{ heart }   [JB] 30v9

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v11

Because HE hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me,
they have also let loose the bridle before me.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v14

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v15

Terrors are turned upon me;
they pursue my soul as the wind,
and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

¶ Job 30 v16-23

{ heart }   [JB] 30v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v17

My bones are pierced in me in the night season;
and my sinews take no rest.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v20

I cry unto THEE, and THOU dost not hear me;
I stand up, and THOU regardest me not.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v21

THOU art become cruel to me;
with THY strong hand THOU opposest THYSELF against me.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v22

THOU liftest me up to the wind;
THOU causest me to ride upon it,
and dissolvest my substance.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v23

For I know

 ‘That THOU wilt bring me to death’, 

And to the house appointed for all living.

¶ Job 30 v24-31

{ heart }   [JB] 30v24

Howbeit, HE will not stretch out HIS hand
to the grave,
though they cry in his destruction.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v26

When I looked for good, then evil came unto me;
and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v27

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

{ heart }   [JB] 30v28

I went mourning without the sun;
I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v29

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v30

My skin is black upon me,
and my bones are burnt with heat.

{ heart }   [JB] 30v31

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

» Job 31

¶ Job 31 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 31v1

I made a covenant with mine eyes;
why then should I think upon a maid?

{ heart }   [JB] 31v2

For what portion of GOD is there from above?
and what inheritance of the ALMIGHTY
from on high?

{ heart }   [JB] 31v3

Is not destruction to the wicked,
and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

{ heart }   [JB] 31v4

Doth not HE see my ways, and count all my steps?

¶ Job 31 v5-8

{ heart }   [JB] 31v5

If I have walked with vanity,
or if my foot hath hasted to deceit,

{ heart }   [JB] 31v6

Let me be weighed in an even balance,
that GOD may know

 ‘Mine integrity’.

{ heart }   [JB] 31v7

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,

{ heart }   [JB] 31v8

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

¶ Job 31 v9-12

{ heart }   [JB] 31v9

If mine heart have been deceived by a woman,
or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v10

Then let my wife grind unto another,
and let others bow down upon her;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v12

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

¶ Job 31 v13-15

{ heart }   [JB] 31v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v14

What then shall I do when GOD riseth up?
and when HE visiteth, what shall I answer HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 31v15

Did not HE THAT made me in the womb,
make him?
and did not ONE fashion us in the womb?

¶ Job 31 v16-18

{ heart }   [JB] 31v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v18

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

¶ Job 31 v19-20

{ heart }   [JB] 31v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v20

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

¶ Job 31 v21-23

{ heart }   [JB] 31v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v23

For destruction from GOD was a terror to me,
and by reason of HIS highness, I could not endure.

¶ Job 31 v24-28

{ heart }   [JB] 31v24

If I have made gold my hope,
or have said to the fine gold,

 ‘Thou art my confidence’:

{ heart }   [JB] 31v25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great,
and because mine hand had gotten much;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v26

If I beheld the sun when it shined,
or the moon walking in brightness;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v27

And my heart hath been secretly enticed,
or my mouth hath kissed my hand,

{ heart }   [JB] 31v28

This also were an iniquity
to be punished by the judge:
For I should have denied the GOD THAT is above.

¶ Job 31 v29-30

{ heart }   [JB] 31v29

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v30

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin
by wishing a curse to his soul.

¶ Job 31 v31-32

{ heart }   [JB] 31v31

If the men of my tabernacle said not,

 ‘Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied’.

{ heart }   [JB] 31v32

The sojourner did not lodge in the street;
but I opened my doors to the traveler.

¶ Job 31 v33-34

{ heart }   [JB] 31v33

If I covered my transgressions as Adam,
by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v34

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?

¶ Job 31 v35-37

{ heart }   [JB] 31v35

O that ONE would hear me!
behold, my desire is,

 ‘That the ALMIGHTY would answer me,
and that mine adversary had written a book’.

{ heart }   [JB] 31v36

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v37

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

¶ Job 31 v38-40

{ heart }   [JB] 31v38

If my land cry against me,
or that its furrows likewise complain;

{ heart }   [JB] 31v39

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

{ heart }   [JB] 31v40

Let thistles grow instead of wheat,
and cockle instead of barley.


The words of Job are ended.

» Job 32

¶ Job 32 v1-5

{ heart }   [JB] 32v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v2

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v3

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v5

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

¶ Job 32 v6-22

{ heart }   [JB] 32v6

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 show you mine opinion.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v7

I said,

 ‘Days should speak,
and multitude of years should teach wisdom’.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v8

But there is a spirit in man;
and the inspiration of the ALMIGHTY
giveth them understanding.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v10

Therefore I said,

 ‘Hearken to me: I also will show mine opinion’.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v11

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v13

Lest ye should say,

 ‘We have found out wisdom’; 

GOD thrusteth him down, not man.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v14

Now he hath not directed his words against me;
neither will I answer him with your speeches.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v16

When I had waited,

(For they spake not,
but stood still and answered no more.)

{ heart }   [JB] 32v17

I said,

 ‘I will answer also my part,
I also will show mine opinion’.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v18

For I am full of the matter;
the spirit within me constraineth me.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v20

I will speak, that I may be refreshed;
I will open my lips and answer.

{ heart }   [JB] 32v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 32v22

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

» Job 33

¶ Job 33 v1-7

{ heart }   [JB] 33v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v3

My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart;
and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v4

The SPIRIT of GOD hath made me,
and the breath of the ALMIGHTY hath given me life.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v6

Behold, I am according to thy wish in GOD'S stead;
I also am formed out of the clay.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v7

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

¶ Job 33 v8-11

{ heart }   [JB] 33v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v9

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v10

Behold, HE findeth occasions against me,
HE counteth me for his enemy,

{ heart }   [JB] 33v11

HE putteth my feet in the stocks,
HE marketh all my paths.

¶ Job 33 v12-18

{ heart }   [JB] 33v12

Behold, in this thou art not just;
I will answer thee, that GOD is greater than man.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v13

Why dost thou strive against HIM?
for HE giveth not account of any of HIS matters.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v14

For GOD speaketh once, yea twice,
yet man perceiveth it not.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v16

Then HE openeth the ears of men,
and sealeth their instruction,

{ heart }   [JB] 33v17

That HE may withdraw man from his purpose,
and hide pride from man.

¶ Job 33 v19-22

{ heart }   [JB] 33v18

HE keepeth back his soul from the pit,
and his life from perishing by the sword.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v19

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v20

So that his life abhorreth bread,
and his soul dainty meat.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v22

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

¶ Job 33 v23-30

{ heart }   [JB] 33v23

If there be a messenger with him,
an interpreter, one among a thousand,
to show unto man HIS uprightness,

{ heart }   [JB] 33v24

Then HE is gracious unto him,
and saith,


Deliver him from going down to the pit;
I have found a ransom.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v25

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v26

He shall pray unto GOD,
and HE will be favorable unto him;
and he shall see HIS face with joy;
for HE will render unto man HIS righteousness.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v27

HE looketh upon men, and if any say,

 ‘I have sinned, and perverted that which was right,
and it profited me not’:

{ heart }   [JB] 33v28

HE will deliver his soul from going into the pit,
and his life shall see the light.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v29

Lo, all these things worketh GOD
oftentimes with man,

{ heart }   [JB] 33v30

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

¶ Job 33 v31-33

{ heart }   [JB] 33v31

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

{ heart }   [JB] 33v32

If thou hast anything to say, answer me;
speak, for I desire

 ‘To justify thee’.

{ heart }   [JB] 33v33

If not, hearken unto me;
hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee

 ‘Wisdom’.

» Job 34

¶ Job 34 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 34v1

Furthermore Elihu answered,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 34v2

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v3

For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v4

Let us choose to us judgment;
let us know among ourselves

 ‘What is good’.

¶ Job 34 v5-6

{ heart }   [JB] 34v5

For Job hath said,

 ‘I am righteous;
and GOD hath taken away my judgment’.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v6

Should I lie against my right?
my wound is incurable without transgression.

¶ Job 34 v7-9

{ heart }   [JB] 34v7

What man is like Job,
who drinketh up scorning like water?

{ heart }   [JB] 34v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v9

For he hath said,

 ‘It profiteth a man nothing
that he should delight himself with GOD’.

¶ Job 34 v10-15

{ heart }   [JB] 34v10

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v11

For the work of a man shall HE render unto him,
and cause every man to find according to his ways.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v12

Yea, surely GOD will not do wickedly,
neither will the ALMIGHTY pervert judgment.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v13

Who hath given HIM a charge over the earth?
or who hath disposed the whole world?

{ heart }   [JB] 34v14

If HE set HIS heart upon man,
if HE gather unto HIMSELF HIS SPIRIT
and HIS breath,

{ heart }   [JB] 34v15

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

¶ Job 34 v16-22

{ heart }   [JB] 34v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v17

Shall even he that hateth right, govern?
and wilt thou condemn HIM THAT is most just?

{ heart }   [JB] 34v18

Is it fit to say to a king,

 ‘Thou art wicked? ’ 

And to princes,

 ‘Ye are ungodly?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 34v19

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v20

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v21

For HIS eyes are upon the ways of man,
and HE seeth all his goings.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v23

For HE will not lay upon man more than right;
that he should enter into judgment with GOD.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v24

HE shall break in pieces mighty men
without number,
and set others in their stead.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v25

Therefore, HE knoweth

 ‘Their works’, 

And HE overturneth them in the night,
so that they are destroyed.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v26

HE striketh them as wicked men
in the open sight of others,

{ heart }   [JB] 34v27

Because they turned back from HIM,
and would not consider any of HIS ways:

{ heart }   [JB] 34v28

So that they cause the cry of the poor
to come unto HIM,
and HE heareth

 ‘The cry of the afflicted’.

¶ Job 34 v29-33

{ heart }   [JB] 34v29

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:

{ heart }   [JB] 34v30

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v31

Surely it is meet to be said unto GOD,

 ‘I have borne chastisement,
I will not offend any more’.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v32

That which I see not, teach THOU me;
If I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

{ heart }   [JB] 34v33

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.

¶ Job 34 v34-37

{ heart }   [JB] 34v34

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v35

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v36

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

{ heart }   [JB] 34v37

For he addeth rebellion unto his sin;
he clappeth his hands among us,
and multiplieth his words against GOD.

» Job 35

¶ Job 35 v1-3

{ heart }   [JB] 35v1

Elihu spake moreover,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 35v2

Thinkest thou this to be right,
that thou saidst,

 ‘My righteousness is more than GOD'S’?

{ heart }   [JB] 35v3

For thou saidst,

 ‘What advantage will it be unto thee,
and, what profit shall I have,
if I be cleansed from my sin?’ 

¶ Job 35 v4-8

{ heart }   [JB] 35v4

I will answer thee,
and thy companions with thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 35v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 35v6

If thou sinnest, what doest thou against HIM?
or if thy transgressions be multiplied,
what doest thou unto HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 35v7

If thou be righteous, what givest thou HIM?
or what receiveth HE of thine hand?

{ heart }   [JB] 35v8

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

¶ Job 35 v9-16

{ heart }   [JB] 35v9

By reason of the multitude of oppressions,
they make the oppressed to cry;
they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

{ heart }   [JB] 35v10

But none saith,

 ‘Where is GOD my MAKER,
WHO giveth songs in the night?’ 

{ heart }   [JB] 35v11

WHO teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth,
and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

{ heart }   [JB] 35v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 35v13

Surely GOD will not hear vanity,
neither will the ALMIGHTY regard it.

{ heart }   [JB] 35v14

Although thou sayest

 ‘Thou shalt not see HIM,
yet judgment is before HIM’; 

Therefore trust thou in HIM.

{ heart }   [JB] 35v15

But now, because it is not so,
HE hath visited in HIS anger;
yet HE knoweth it not in great extremity:

{ heart }   [JB] 35v16

Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain;
he multiplieth words without knowledge.

» Job 36

¶ Job 36 v1-4

{ heart }   [JB] 36v1

Elihu also proceeded,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 36v2

Suffer me a little, and I will show thee
that I have yet to speak on GOD'S behalf.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v3

I will fetch my knowledge from afar,
and will ascribe righteousness to my MAKER.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v4

For truly my words shall not be false;
HE THAT is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

¶ Job 36 v5-15

{ heart }   [JB] 36v5

Behold, GOD is mighty, and despiseth not any;
HE is mighty in strength and wisdom.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v6

HE preserveth not the life of the wicked;
but giveth right to the poor.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v7

HE withdraweth not HIS eyes from the righteous;
but with kings are they on the throne;
yea, HE doth establish them forever,
and they are exalted.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v8

And if they be bound in fetters,
and be holden in cords of affliction,

{ heart }   [JB] 36v9

Then HE showeth them their work,
and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v10

HE openeth also their ear to discipline,
and commandeth


That they return from iniquity.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v11

If they obey and serve HIM,
they shall spend their days in prosperity,
and their years in pleasures.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 36v13

But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath:
they cry not when HE bindeth them.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v14

They die in youth,
and their life is among the unclean.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v15

HE delivereth the poor in his affliction,
and openeth their ears in oppression.

¶ Job 36 v16-21

{ heart }   [JB] 36v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 36v17

But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked;
judgment and justice take hold on thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v18

Because there is wrath,
beware lest HE take thee away with HIS stroke;
then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v19

Will HE esteem thy riches?
no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v20

Desire not the night,
when people are cut off in their place.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v21

Take heed, regard not iniquity;
for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

¶ Job 36 v22-23

{ heart }   [JB] 36v22

Behold, GOD exalteth by HIS power:
who teacheth like HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 36v23

Who hath directed HIM HIS way?
or who can say,

 ‘THOU hast wrought iniquity’?

{ heart }   [JB] 36v24

Remember that thou magnify HIS work,
which men behold.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v25

Every man may see it, man may behold it afar off.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v26

Behold, GOD is great, and we know HIM not,
neither can the number of HIS years
be searched out.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v27

For HE maketh small the drops of water;
they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof:

{ heart }   [JB] 36v28

Which the clouds do drop
and distill upon man abundantly.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v29

Also can any understand
the spreadings of the clouds,
or the noise of HIS tabernacle?

{ heart }   [JB] 36v30

Behold, HE spreadeth HIS light upon it,
and covereth the bottom of the sea.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v31

For by them judgeth HE the people;
HE giveth meat in abundance.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v32

With clouds HE covereth the light;
and commandeth it not to shine
by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

{ heart }   [JB] 36v33

The noise thereof showeth concerning it;
the cattle also concerning the vapor.

» Job 37

¶ Job 37 v1-24

{ heart }   [JB] 37v1

At this also my heart trembleth,
and is moved out of his place.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v2

Hear attentively the noise of HIS voice,
and the sound that goeth out of HIS mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v3

HE directeth it under the whole heaven,
and HIS lightning unto the ends of the earth.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v4

After it a voice roareth;
HE thundereth with the voice of HIS excellency;
and HE will not stay them when HIS voice is heard.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v5

GOD thundereth marvelously with HIS voice;
great things doeth HE,
which we cannot comprehend.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v6

For HE saith to the snow,

Be thou on the earth:

Likewise to the small rain,
and to the great rain of HIS strength.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v7

HE sealeth up the hand of every man;
that all men may know

 ‘HIS work’.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v8

Then the beasts go into dens,
and remain in their places.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v9

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind;
and cold out of the north.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v10

By the breath of GOD frost is given;
and the breadth of the waters is straitened .

{ heart }   [JB] 37v11

Also by watering HE wearieth the thick cloud;
HE scattereth HIS bright cloud:

{ heart }   [JB] 37v12

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v13

HE causeth it to come, whether
for correction, or for HIS land, or for mercy.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v14

Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still,
and consider the wondrous works of GOD.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v15

Dost thou know when GOD disposed them,
and caused the light of HIS cloud to shine?

{ heart }   [JB] 37v16

Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds,
the wondrous works of HIM
WHICH is perfect in knowledge?

{ heart }   [JB] 37v17

How thy garments are warm,
when HE quieteth the earth by the south wind?

{ heart }   [JB] 37v18

Hast thou with HIM spread out the sky,
which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

{ heart }   [JB] 37v19

Teach us

 ‘What we shall say unto HIM’; 

For we cannot order our speech
by reason of darkness.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v20

Shall it be told HIM that I speak?
if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 37v22

Fair weather cometh out of the north:
with GOD is terrible majesty.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v23

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 37v24

Men do, therefore, fear HIM:
HE respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

» Job 38

¶ Job 38 v1-38

{ heart }   [JB] 38v1

Then the LORD answered Job
out of the WHIRLWIND,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v2

Who is this that darkeneth counsel
by words without knowledge?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v3

Gird up now thy loins like a man;
for I will demand of thee, and answer thou ME.

{ heart }   [JB] 38v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v5

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v6

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the cornerstone thereof,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v7

When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of GOD shouted for joy?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v8

Or who shut up the sea with doors,
when it broke forth,
as if it had issued out of the womb,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v9

When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v10

And broke up for it MY decreed place,
and set bars and doors,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v11

And said,

 ‘Hither to shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed’?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v12

Hast thou commanded the morning
since thy days;
and caused the dayspring to know his place,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v14

It is turned as clay to the seal;
and they stand as a garment.

{ heart }   [JB] 38v15

And from the wicked their light is withheld,
and the high arm shall be broken.

{ heart }   [JB] 38v16

Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?
or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v17

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v18

Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth?
Declare if thou knowest it all.

{ heart }   [JB] 38v19

Where is the way where light dwelleth?
And as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v21

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v22

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v23

Which I have reserved against the time of trouble,
against the day of battle and war?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v24

By what way is the light parted,
which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v25

Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
or a way for the lightning of thunder,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v26

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v27

To satisfy the desolate and waste ground,
and to cause the bud of the tender herb
to spring forth?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v28

Hath the rain a father?
or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v29

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v30

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v31

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,
or loose the bands of Orion?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v32

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?
or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v33

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?
canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v34

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

{ heart }   [JB] 38v35

Canst thou send lightnings,
that they may go, and say unto thee,

 ‘Here we are’?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v36

Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
or who hath given understanding to the heart?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v37

Who can number the clouds in wisdom?
or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v38

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

¶ Job 38 v39-41

{ heart }   [JB] 38v39

Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion;
or fill the appetite of the young lions,

{ heart }   [JB] 38v40

When they couch in their dens,
and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

{ heart }   [JB] 38v41

Who provideth for the raven his food?
When his young ones cry unto GOD,
they wander for lack of meat.

» Job 39

¶ Job 39 v1-30

{ heart }   [JB] 39v1

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v2

Canst thou number the months that they fulfill?
or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v3

They bow themselves,
they bring forth their young ones,
they cast out their sorrows.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v4

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v5

Who hath sent out the wild ass free?
or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v6

Whose house I have made the wilderness,
and the barren land his dwellings.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v7

He scorneth the multitude of the city,
neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v8

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v9

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee,
or abide by thy crib?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v10

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v11

Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great?
or wilt thou leave thy labor to him?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v12

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v13

Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks?
or wings and feathers unto the ostrich,

{ heart }   [JB] 39v14

Which leaveth her eggs in the earth,
and warmeth them in dust,

{ heart }   [JB] 39v15

And forgetteth that the foot may crush them,
or that the wild beast may break them?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v16

She is hardened against her young ones,
as though they were not hers;
her labor is in vain without fear,

{ heart }   [JB] 39v17

Because GOD hath deprived her of wisdom,
neither hath HE imparted to her understanding.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v18

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v19

Hast thou given the horse strength?
hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v20

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v21

He paweth in the valley,
and rejoiceth in his strength;
he goeth on to meet the armed men.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v23

The quiver rattleth against him,
the glittering spear and the shield.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v24

He swalloweth the ground
with fierceness and rage;
neither believeth he
that it is the sound of the trumpet.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v25

He saith among the trumpets,

 ‘Ha, ha’: 

And he smelleth the battle afar off,
the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v26

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom,
and stretch her wings toward the south?

{ heart }   [JB] 39v27

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

{ heart }   [JB] 39v28

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock,
upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v29

From thence she seeketh the prey,
and her eyes behold afar off.

{ heart }   [JB] 39v30

Her young ones also suck up blood;
and where the slain are, there is she.

» Job 40

¶ Job 40 v1-2

{ heart }   [JB] 40v1

Moreover, the LORD answered Job,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 40v2

Shall he that contendeth with the ALMIGHTY
instruct HIM?
he that reproveth GOD, let him answer it.

¶ Job 40 v3-5

{ heart }   [JB] 40v3

Then Job answered the LORD,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 40v4

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer THEE?
I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v5

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

¶ Job 40 v6-14

{ heart }   [JB] 40v6

Then answered the LORD unto Job
out of the WHIRLWIND,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 40v7

Gird up thy loins now like a man;
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto ME.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v8

Wilt thou also disannul MY judgment?
wilt thou condemn ME,
that thou mayest be righteous?

{ heart }   [JB] 40v9

Hast thou an arm like GOD?
or canst thou thunder with a voice like HIM?

{ heart }   [JB] 40v10

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency;
and array thyself with glory and beauty.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v11

Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath;
and behold every one that is proud,
and abase him.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v12

Look on everyone that is proud,
and bring him low;
and tread down the wicked in their place.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v13

Hide them in the dust together;
and bind their faces in secret.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v14

Then will I also confess unto thee
that thine own right hand can save thee.

¶ Job 40 v15-24

{ heart }   [JB] 40v15

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

{ heart }   [JB] 40v16

Lo, now, his strength is in his loins,
and his force is in the navel of his belly.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v17

He moveth his tail like a cedar;
the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v18

His bones are as strong pieces of bronze;
his bones are like bars of iron.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v19

He is the chief of the ways of GOD;
HE THAT made him
can make HIS sword to approach unto him.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v20

Surely the mountains bring him forth food,
where all the beasts of the field play.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v21

He lieth under the shady trees,
in the covert of the reed, and fens.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v22

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

{ heart }   [JB] 40v23

Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not;
he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan
into his mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 40v24

He taketh it with his eyes;
his nose pierceth through snares.

» Job 41

¶ Job 41 v1-9

{ heart }   [JB] 41v1

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook,
or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v2

Canst thou put an hook into his nose,
or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v3

Will he make many supplications unto thee?
will he speak soft words unto thee?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v4

Will he make a covenant with thee?
wilt thou take him for a servant forever?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v5

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v6

Shall the companions make a banquet of him?
shall they part him among the merchants?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v7

Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons,
or his head with fish spears?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v8

Lay thine hand upon him,
remember the battle, do no more.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v9

Behold, the hope of him is in vain;
shall not one be cast down
even at the sight of him?

¶ Job 41 v10-34

{ heart }   [JB] 41v10

None is so fierce that dare stir him up;
who then is able to stand before ME?

{ heart }   [JB] 41v11

Who hath given to ME, that I should repay him?
whatsoever is under the whole heaven is MINE.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v12

I will not conceal his parts,
nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v13

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

{ heart }   [JB] 41v14

Who can open the doors of his face?
his teeth are terrible round about.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v15

His scales are his pride,
shut up together as with a close seal.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v16

One is so near to another,
that no air can come between them.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v17

They are joined one to another,
they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v18

By his sneezings a light doth shine,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v19

Out of his mouth go burning lamps,
and sparks of fire leap out.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v20

Out of his nostrils goeth smoke,
as out of a seething pot or caldron.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v21

His breath kindleth coals,
and a flame goeth out of his mouth.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v22

In his neck remaineth strength,
and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v23

The flakes of his flesh are joined together:
they are firm in themselves,
they cannot be moved.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v24

His heart is as firm as a stone;
yea, as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v25

When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid;
by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v26

The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold;
the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v27

He esteemeth iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v28

The arrow cannot make him flee;
slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v29

Darts are counted as stubble;
he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v30

Sharp stones are under him;
he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v31

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot;
he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v32

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

{ heart }   [JB] 41v33

Upon earth there is not his like:
who is made without fear.

{ heart }   [JB] 41v34

He beholdeth all high things;
he is a king over all the children of pride.

» Job 42

¶ Job 42 v1-6

{ heart }   [JB] 42v1

Then Job answered the LORD,
and said,

{ heart }   [JB] 42v2

I know

 ‘That THOU canst do every thing,
and that no thought can be withheld from THEE’.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v3

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v4

Hear, I beseech THEE, and I will speak;
I will demand of THEE, and declare THOU unto me.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v5

I have heard

 ‘Of THEE’ 

By the hearing of the ear;
but now mine eye seeth THEE.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v6

Wherefore I abhor myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.

¶ Job 42 v7-9

{ heart }   [JB] 42v7

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v8

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v9

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v10

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v11

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v12

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v13

He had also seven sons and three daughters.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v14

And he called the name of the first,

Jemima;

And the name of the second,

Keziah;

And the name of the third,

Keren-happuch.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v15

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.

{ heart }   [JB] 42v16

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

{ heart }   [JB] 42v17

So Job died, being old and full of days.