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given understanding to the the wilderness, and the barren heart?
land his dwellings. 37 Who Who can
number the 7 He scorneth the multitude of clouds in wisdom? or who can the city, neither regardeth he stay the bottles of heaven, the crying of the driver.
38 When the dust groweth in- 8 The range of the mountains to hardness, and the clods cleave is his pasture, and he searcheth fast together?
after every green thing. 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey 9 Will the unicorn be willing for the lion? or fill the appetite to serve thee, or abide by thy of the young lions,
crib? 40 When they couch in their 10 Canst thou bind the unicorn dens, and abide in the covert to with his band in the furrow? or lie in wait ?
will he harrow the valleys after 41 Who provideth for the ra- thee? ven his food ? when his young 11 Wilt thou trust him, be. ones cry unto God, they wan- cause his strength is great ? of der for lack of meat.
wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
12 Wilt thou believe him, that CHAP. XXXIX. he will bring home thy seed,
and gather it into thy barn? GOD'S POWER IN HIS
13 Gavest thou the goodly CREATURES.
wings unto the peacocks? or KNOWEST thou the time wings and feathers unto the os. when the wild goats of the rock trich? bring forth? or canst thou mark 14 Which leaveth her eggs in when the hinds do calve?
the earth, and warmeth them in 2 Canst thou number the
the dust; months that they fulfil? or know- 15 And forgetteth that the foot est thou the time when they may crush them, or that the bring forth?
wild beast may break them. 3. 'They bow themselves, they 16 She is hardened against her bring forth their young ones, young ones, as though they were they cast out their sorrows; not hers : her labour is in vain 4 Their young ones are in
without fear; good liking, they grow up with 17 Because God hath deprived corn; they go forth, and return her of wisdom, neither hath he not unto them.
imparted to her understanding. 5 Who hath sent out the wild 18 What time she lifteth up ass free ? or who hath loosed the herself on high, she scorneth the
? bands of the wild ass ?
horse and his rider. 6 Whose house I have made 19 Hast thou given the horse 13 Hide them in the dust toge
strength ? hast thou clothed his 2 Shall he that contendeth with neck with thunder ?
the Almighty instruct him? he 20 Canst thou make him afraid that reproveth God, let him anas a grasshopper? the glory of swer it. his nostrils is terrible.
3 Then Job answered the 21 He paweth in the valley, and Lord, and said, rejoiceth in his strength : he 4 Behold, I am vile ; what shall goeth on to meet the armed men. I answer thee? I will lay mine 22 He mocketh at fear, and is hand
upon my mouth. not affrighted; neither turneth he 5 Once have I spoken ; but I back from the sword.
will not answer : yea, twice ; 23 The quiver rattleth against but I will proceed no further. him, the glittering spear and
6 Then answered the LORD the shield.
unto Job out of the whirlwind, 24 He swalloweth the ground and said, with fierceness and rage: nei- . 7 Gird up thy loins now like a ther believeth he that it is the man: I will demand of thee, sound of the trumpet.
and declare thou unto me. 25 He saith among the trum- 8 Wilt thou also disannul my pets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth judgment ? wilt thou condemn the battle afar off, the thunder of me, that thou mayest be rightethe captains, and the shouting. ous ?
26 Doth the hawk fly by thy 9 Hast thou an arm like God? wisdom, and stretch her wings or canst thou thunder with a toward the south?
voice like him? 27 Doth the eagle mount up at
10 Deck thyself now with mathy command, and make her jesty and excellency; and array nest on high?
thyself with glory and beauty. 28 She dwelleth and abideth il Cast abroad the rage of thy
11 on the rock, upon the crag of wrath : and behold every one the rock, and the strong place. that is proud, and abase him. 29 From thence she seeketh the 12 Look on every one that is prey, and her eyes beholdafar off. proud, and bring him low; and
; 30 Her young ones also suck tread down the wicked in their up blood : and where the slain place. are, there is she.
ther; and bind their faces in CHAP. XL.
secret. JOB HUMBLETH HIMSELF 14 Then will I also confess
unto thee that thine own right MOREOVER, the LORD hand can save thee. answered Job, and said,
15 Behold now behemoth,
which I made with thee; he || 3 Will he make many supplieateth grass as an ox.
cations unto thee? will he speak 16 Lo now, his strength is in soft words unto thee? his loins, and his force is in the 4 Will he make a covenant navel of his belly.
with thee? wilt thou take him 17 He moveth his tail like a for a servant for ever? cedar : the sinews of his stones 5 Wilt thou play with him as are wrapped together.
with a bird ? or wilt thou bind 18 His bones are as strong him for thy maidens? pieces of brass; his bones are 6 Shall thy companions make like bars of iron.
a banquet of him? shall they part 19 He is the chief of the ways him among the merchants? of God: he that made him can 7 Canst thou fill his skin with make his sword to approach barbed irons ? or his head with unto bim.
fish-spears? 20 Surely the mountains bring 8 Lay thine hand upon him, rehim forth food, where all the member the battle, do no more. beasts of the field play.
9 Behold, the hope of him is in 21 He lieth under the shady vain : shall not one be cast down trees, in the covert of the reed, even at the sight of him? and fens.
10 None is so fierce that dare 22 The shady trees cover him stir him up : who then is able with their shadow; the willows to stand before me? of the brook compass him about. 11 Who hath prevented me,
23 Behold, he drinketh up a that I should repay him ? whatriver, and hasteth not : he trust- soever is under the whole heaeth that he can draw up Jordan ven, is mine. into his mouth.
12 I will not conceal his parts, 24 He taketh it with his eyes: nor his power, nor his comely his nose pierceth through snares. proportion.
13 Who can discover the face CHAP. XLI.
of his garments? or who can come
to him with his double bridle? GOD'S POWER IN THE
14 Who can open the doors of LEVIATHAN.
his face ? his teeth are terrible CANST thou draw out levi. | round about. athan with an hook ? or his 15 His scales are his pride, tongue with a cord which thou shut up together as with a close lettest down?
seal. 2 Canst thou put an hook into 16 One is so near to another, his nose ? or bore his jaw that no air can come between through with a thorn?
17 They are joined one to him : he spreadeth sharp pointanother, they stick together, ed things upon the mire. that they cannot be sundered. 31 He maketh the deep to boil 18 By his neesings a light doth like a pot: he maketh the sea shine, and his eyes are like the like a pot of ointment. eyelids of the morning.
32 He maketh a path to shine 19 Out of his mouth go burn- after him; one would think the ing lamps, and sparks of fire deep to be hoary. leap out.
33 Upon earth there is not his 20 Out of his nostrils goethlike, who is made without fear. smoke, as out of a seething pot 34 He beholdeth all high or caldron.
things : he is a king over all the 21 His breath kindleth coals, children of pride. and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
CHAP. XLII. 22 In his neck remaineth
JOB'S AGE AND DEATH. strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
THEN Job answered the 23 The flakes of his flesh are | Lord, and said, joined together: they are firm in 2 I know that thou canst do themselves, they cannot be every thing, and that no thought moved.
can be withholden from thee. 24 His heart is as firm as a 3 Who is he that hideth counstone ; yea, as hard as a piece of sel without knowledge ? there. the nether mill-stone.
fore have I uttered that I un25 When he raiseth up him- derstood not; things too wonself, the mighty are afraid: by derful for me, which I knew reason of breakings they purify not. themselves.
4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I 26 The sword of him that will speak: I will demand of layeth at him cannot hold: the thee, and declare thou unto me. spear, the dart, nor the haber- 5 I have heard of thee by the geon.
hearing of the ear: but now 27 He esteemeth iron as straw, mine eye seeth thee. and brass as rotten wood. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself,
28 The arrow cannot make and repent in dust and ashes. him flee: sling-stones are turn- 7 And it was so, that after the ed with him into stubble. Lord had spoken these words
29 Darts are counted as stub- unto Job, the Lord said to Elible: he laugheth at the shaking phaz the Temanite, My wrath
is kindled against thee, and 30 Sharp stones are under | against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing || him, and comforted him over all that is right, as my servant Job the evil that the LORD had bath. X
of a spear.
brought upon him: every man 8 Therefore take unto you now also gave him a piece of money, seven bullocks and seven rams, and every one an ear-ring of and go to my servant Job, and gold. offer up for yourselves a burnt- 12 So the LORD blessed the offering; and my servant Job latter end of Job more than his shall pray
for you: for him will beginning : for he had fourteen I accept : lest I deal with you thousand sheep, and six thouafter your folly, in that ye have sand camels, and a thousand not spoken of me the thing yoke of oxen, and a thousand which is right, like my servant she-asses. Job.
13. He had also seven sons, and 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite, three daughters./ and Bildad the Shuhite,and Zo- 14 And he called the name of phar the Naamathite went, and the first, Jemima ; and the name did according as the Lord of the second, Kezia ; and the commanded them: the LORD name of the third, Keren-hapalso accepted Job.
puch. 10 And the LORD turned the 15 And in all the land were no captivity of Job, when he pray- women found so fair as the ed for his friends : also the daughters of Job: and their fa. LORD gave Job twice as much ther gave them inheritance as he had before.
among their brethren. 11 Then came there unto him 16 After this lived Job an hunall his brethren, and all his dred and forty years, and saw sisters, and all they that had his sons,and his sons' sons, eden been of his acquaintance before, four generations. and did eat bread with him in 17 So Job died, being old and his house; and they bemoaned | full of days.