12Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a whisper thereof. 13In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men, 14Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake. 15Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up. 16It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: [There was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying], 17Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker? 18Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly: 19How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth! 20Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: They perish for ever without any regarding it. 21Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.
8But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause; 9Who doeth great things and unsearchable, Marvellous things without number: 10Who giveth rain upon the earth, And sendeth waters upon the fields; 11So that he setteth up on high those that are low, And those that mourn are exalted to safety. 12He frustrateth the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. 13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. 14They meet with darkness in the day-time, And grope at noonday as in the night. 15But he saveth from the sword of their mouth, Even the needy from the hand of the mighty. 16So the poor hath hope, And iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: Therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. 18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up; He woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19He will deliver thee in six troubles; Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20In famine he will redeem thee from death; And in war from the power of the sword. 21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; Neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. 22At destruction and dearth thou shalt laugh; Neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. 23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. 24And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; And thou shalt visit thy fold, and shalt miss nothing. 25Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of the earth. 26Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, Like as a shock of grain cometh in in its season. 27Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
8Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant [me] the thing that I long for! 9Even that it would please God to crush me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 10And be it still my consolation, Yea, let me exult in pain that spareth not, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. 11What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient? 12Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass? 13Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me? 14To him that is ready to faint kindness [should be showed] from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. 15My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away; 16Which are black by reason of the ice, [And] wherein the snow hideth itself: 17What time they wax warm, they vanish; When it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. 18The caravans [that travel] by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish. 19The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them. 20They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded. 21For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid. 22Did I say, Give unto me? Or, Offer a present for me of your substance? 23Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors? 24Teach me, and I will hold my peace; And cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 25How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove? 26Do ye think to reprove words, Seeing that the speeches of one that is desperate are as wind? 27Yea, ye would cast [lots] upon the fatherless, And make merchandise of your friend. 28Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face. 29Return, I pray you, let there be no injustice; Yea, return again, my cause is righteous. 30Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?
11Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. 12Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, That thou settest a watch over me? 13When I say, My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint; 14Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions: 15So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than [these] my bones. 16I loathe [my life]; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity. 17What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him, 18And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, And try him every moment? 19How long wilt thou not look away from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? 20If I have sinned, what do I unto thee, O thou watcher of men? Why hast thou set me as a mark for thee, So that I am a burden to myself? 21And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; And thou wilt seek me diligently, but I shall not be.
11Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water? 12Whilst it is yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, It withereth before any [other] herb. 13So are the paths of all that forget God; And the hope of the godless man shall perish: 14Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web. 15He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: He shall hold fast thereby, but it shall not endure. 16He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden. 17His roots are wrapped about the [stone] -heap, He beholdeth the place of stones. 18If he be destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, [saying], I have not seen thee. 19Behold, this is the joy of his way; And out of the earth shall others spring. 20Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers. 21He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter, And thy lips with shouting. 22They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; And the tent of the wicked shall be no more.
13God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him. 14How much less shall I answer him, And choose out my words [to reason] with him? 15Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge. 16If I had called, and he had answered me, Yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice. 17For he breaketh me with a tempest, And multiplieth my wounds without cause. 18He will not suffer me to take my breath, But filleth me with bitterness. 19If [we speak] of strength, lo, [he is] mighty! And if of justice, Who, [saith he], will summon me? 20Though I be righteous, mine own mouth shall condemn me: Though I be perfect, it shall prove me perverse. 21I am perfect; I regard not myself; I despise my life. 22It is all one; therefore I say, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 23If the scourge slay suddenly, He will mock at the trial of the innocent. 24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covereth the faces of the judges thereof: If [it be] not [he], who then is it?
25Now my days are swifter than a post: They flee away, they see no good, 26They are passed away as the swift ships; As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey. 27If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my [sad] countenance, and be of good cheer; 28I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. 29I shall be condemned; Why then do I labor in vain? 30If I wash myself with snow water, And make my hands never so clean; 31Yet wilt thou plunge me in the ditch, And mine own clothes shall abhor me. 32For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, That we should come together in judgment. 33There is no umpire betwixt us, That might lay his hand upon us both. 34Let him take his rod away from me, And let not his terror make me afraid: 35Then would I speak, and not fear him; For I am not so in myself.
8Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. 9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again? 10Hast thou not poured me out as milk, And curdled me like cheese? 11Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews. 12Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. 13Yet these things thou didst hide in thy heart; I know that this is with thee: 14If I sin, then thou markest me, And thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. 15If I be wicked, woe unto me; And if I be righteous, yet shall I not lift up my head; Being filled with ignominy, And looking upon mine affliction. 16And if [my head] exalt itself, thou huntest me as a lion; And again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me. 17Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, And increasest thine indignation upon me: Changes and warfare are with me.
18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me. 19I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are not my days few? cease then, And let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, 21Before I go whence I shall not return, [Even] to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death; 22The land dark as midnight, [The land] of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight.
7Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? 8It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know? 9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea. 10If he pass through, and shut up, And all unto judgment, then who can hinder him? 11For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not. 12But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born [as] a wild ass's colt.
13If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him; 14If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away, And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents. 15Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: 16For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away, 17And [thy] life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning. 18And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search [about thee], and shalt take thy rest in safety. 19Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee. 20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, And they shall have no way to flee; And their hope shall be the giving up of the ghost.
7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 9Who knoweth not in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath wrought this, 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? 11Doth not the ear try words, Even as the palate tasteth its food? 12With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding.
13With [God] is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding. 14Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. 15Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; Again, he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. 16With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his. 17He leadeth counsellors away stripped, And judges maketh he fools. 18He looseth the bond of kings, And he bindeth their loins with a girdle. 19He leadeth priests away stripped, And overthroweth the mighty. 20He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders. 21He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong. 22He uncovereth deep things out of darkness, And bringeth out to light the shadow of death. 23He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive. 24He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. 25They grope in the dark without light; And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
3Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God. 4But ye are forgers of lies; Ye are all physicians of no value. 5Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom. 6Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips. 7Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for him? 8Will ye show partiality to him? Will ye contend for God? 9Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him? 10He will surely reprove you If ye do secretly show partiality. 11Shall not his majesty make you afraid, And his dread fall upon you? 12Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay.
13Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will. 14Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand? 15Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him. 16This also shall be my salvation, That a godless man shall not come before him. 17Hear diligently my speech, And let my declaration be in your ears. 18Behold now, I have set my cause in order; I know that I am righteous. 19Who is he that will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the ghost.
20Only do not two things unto me; Then will I not hide myself from thy face: 21Withdraw thy hand far from me; And let not thy terror make me afraid. 22Then call thou, and I will answer; Or let me speak, and answer thou me. 23How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me to know my transgression and my sin. 24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And holdest me for thine enemy? 25Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? 26For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth: 27Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet: 28Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
7For 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. 8Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground; 9Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant. 10But man dieth, and is laid low: Yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? 11[As] the waters fail from the sea, And the river wasteth and drieth up; 12So man lieth down and riseth not: Till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Nor be roused out of their sleep.
13Oh that thou wouldest hide me in Sheol, That thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, That thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! 14If a man die, shall he live [again]? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Till my release should come. 15Thou wouldest call, and I would answer thee: Thou wouldest have a desire to the work of thy hands. 16But now thou numberest my steps: Dost thou not watch over my sin? 17My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And thou fastenest up mine iniquity.
18But the mountain falling cometh to nought; And the rock is removed out of its place; 19The waters wear the stones; The overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth: So thou destroyest the hope of man. 20Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth; Thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 22But his flesh upon him hath pain, And his soul within him mourneth.
7Art thou the first man that was born? Or wast thou brought forth before the hills? 8Hast thou heard the secret counsel of God? And dost thou limit wisdom to thyself? 9What knowest thou, that we know not? What understandest thou, which is not in us? 10With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, Much elder than thy father. 11Are the consolations of God too small for thee, Even the word that is gentle toward thee? 12Why doth thy heart carry thee away? And why do thine eyes flash, 13That against God thou turnest thy spirit, And lettest words go out of thy mouth? 14What is man, that he should be clean? And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? 15Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones; Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight: 16How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, A man that drinketh iniquity like water!
17I will show thee, hear thou me; And that which I have seen I will declare: 18(Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it; 19Unto whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them): 20The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, Even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor. 21A sound of terrors is in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him. 22He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, And he is waited for of the sword. 23He wandereth abroad for bread, [saying], Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. 24Distress and anguish make him afraid; They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. 25Because he hath stretched out his hand against God, And behaveth himself proudly against the Almighty; 26He runneth upon him with a [stiff] neck, With the thick bosses of his bucklers; 27Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, And gathered fat upon his loins; 28And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps; 29He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, Neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth. 30He shall not depart out of darkness; The flame shall dry up his branches, And by the breath of [God's] mouth shall he go away. 31Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense. 32It shall be accomplished before his time, And his branch shall not be green. 33He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, And shall cast off his flower as the olive-tree. 34For the company of the godless shall be barren, And fire shall consume the tents of bribery. 35They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, And their heart prepareth deceit.
18O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no [resting] -place. 19Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high. 20My friends scoff at me: [But] mine eye poureth out tears unto God, 21That he would maintain the right of a man with God, And of a son of man with his neighbor! 22For when a few years are come, I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
3Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself; Who is there that will strike hands with me? 4For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt [them]. 5He that denounceth his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.
6But he hath made me a byword of the people; And they spit in my face. 7Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, And all my members are as a shadow. 8Upright men shall be astonished at this, And the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless. 9Yet shall the righteous hold on his way, And he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger. 10But as for you all, come on now again; And I shall not find a wise man among you. 11My days are past, my purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart. 12They change the night into day: The light, [say they], is near unto the darkness. 13If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness; 14If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, [Thou art] my mother, and my sister; 15Where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it? 16It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, When once there is rest in the dust.
5Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, And the spark of his fire shall not shine. 6The light shall be dark in his tent, And his lamp above him shall be put out. 7The steps of his strength shall be straitened, And his own counsel shall cast him down. 8For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walketh upon the toils. 9A gin shall take [him] by the heel, [And] a snare shall lay hold on him. 10A noose is hid for him in the ground, And a trap for him in the way. 11Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, And shall chase him at his heels. 12His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side. 13The members of his body shall be devoured, [Yea], the first-born of death shall devour his members. 14He shall be rooted out of his tent where he trusteth; And he shall be brought to the king of terrors. 15There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation. 16His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off. 17His remembrance shall perish from the earth, And he shall have no name in the street. 18He shall be driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world. 19He shall have neither son nor son's son among his people, Nor any remaining where he sojourned. 20They that come after shall be astonished at his day, As they that went before were affrighted. 21Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
7Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry for help, but there is no justice. 8He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass, And hath set darkness in my paths. 9He hath stripped me of my glory, And taken the crown from my head. 10He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope hath he plucked up like a tree. 11He hath also kindled his wrath against me, And he counteth me unto him as [one of] his adversaries. 12His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent. 13He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me. 14My kinsfolk have failed, And my familiar friends have forgotten me. 15They that dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger; I am an alien in their sight. 16I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, [Though] I entreat him with my mouth. 17My breath is strange to my wife, And my supplication to the children of mine own mother. 18Even young children despise me; If I arise, they speak against me. 19All my familiar friends abhor me, And they whom I loved are turned against me. 20My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, And I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. 21Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; For the hand of God hath touched me. 22Why do ye persecute me as God, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
23Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24That with an iron pen and lead They were graven in the rock for ever! 25But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth: 26And after my skin, [even] this [body], is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God; 27Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me. 28If ye say, How we will persecute him! And that the root of the matter is found in me; 29Be ye afraid of the sword: For wrath [bringeth] the punishments of the sword, That ye may know there is a judgment.
12Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue, 13Though he spare it, and will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth; 14Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him. 15He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God will cast them out of his belly. 16He shall suck the poison of asps: The viper's tongue shall slay him. 17He shall not look upon the rivers, The flowing streams of honey and butter. 18That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down; According to the substance that he hath gotten, he shall not rejoice. 19For he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; He hath violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.
20Because he knew no quietness within him, He shall not save aught of that wherein he delighteth. 21There was nothing left that he devoured not; Therefore his prosperity shall not endure. 22In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him. 23When he is about to fill his belly, [God] will cast the fierceness of his wrath upon him, And will rain it upon him while he is eating. 24He shall flee from the iron weapon, And the bow of brass shall strike him through. 25He draweth it forth, and it cometh out of his body; Yea, the glittering point cometh out of his gall: Terrors are upon him. 26All darkness is laid up for his treasures: A fire not blown [by man] shall devour him; It shall consume that which is left in his tent. 27The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, And the earth shall rise up against him. 28The increase of his house shall depart; [His goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath. 29This is the portion of a wicked man from God, And the heritage appointed unto him by God.
17How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity cometh upon them? That [God] distributeth sorrows in his anger? 18That they are as stubble before the wind, And as chaff that the storm carrieth away? 19[Ye say], God layeth up his iniquity for his children. Let him recompense it unto himself, that he may know it: 20Let his own eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 21For what careth he for his house after him, When the number of his months is cut off? 22Shall any teach God knowledge, Seeing he judgeth those that are high? 23One dieth in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and quiet: 24His pails are full of milk, And the marrow of his bones is moistened. 25And another dieth in bitterness of soul, And never tasteth of good. 26They lie down alike in the dust, And the worm covereth them.
27Behold, I know your thoughts, And the devices wherewith ye would wrong me. 28For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? And where is the tent wherein the wicked dwelt? 29Have ye not asked wayfaring men? And do ye not know their evidences, 30That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity? That they are led forth to the day of wrath? 31Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done? 32Yet shall he be borne to the grave, And men shall keep watch over the tomb. 33The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And all men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him. 34How then comfort ye me in vain, Seeing in your answers there remaineth [only] falsehood?
12Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are! 13And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness? 14Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven. 15Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden? 16Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream, 17Who said unto God, Depart from us; And, What can the Almighty do for us? 18Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me. 19The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn, 20[Saying], Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed.
21Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee. 22Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, And lay up his words in thy heart. 23If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, If thou put away unrighteousness far from thy tents. 24And lay thou [thy] treasure in the dust, And [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the brooks; 25And the Almighty will be thy treasure, And precious silver unto thee. 26For then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, And shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows. 28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; And light shall shine upon thy ways. 29When they cast [thee] down, thou shalt say, [There is] lifting up; And the humble person he will save. 30He will deliver [even] him that is not innocent: Yea, he shall be delivered through the cleanness of thy hands.
10But he knoweth the way that I take; When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 11My foot hath held fast to his steps; His way have I kept, and turned not aside. 12I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. 13But he is in one [mind], and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. 14For he performeth that which is appointed for me: And many such things are with him. 15Therefore am I terrified at his presence; When I consider, I am afraid of him. 16For God hath made my heart faint, And the Almighty hath terrified me; 17Because I was not cut off before the darkness, Neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.
13These are of them that rebel against the light; They know not the ways thereof, Nor abide in the paths thereof. 14The murderer riseth with the light; He killeth the poor and needy; And in the night he is as a thief. 15The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, Saying, No eye shall see me: And he disguiseth his face. 16In the dark they dig through houses: They shut themselves up in the day-time; They know not the light. 17For the morning is to all of them as thick darkness; For they know the terrors of the thick darkness.
18Swiftly they [pass away] upon the face of the waters; Their portion is cursed in the earth: They turn not into the way of the vineyards. 19Drought and heat consume the snow waters: [So doth] Sheol [those that] have sinned. 20The womb shall forget him; The worm shall feed sweetly on him; He shall be no more remembered; And unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree. 21He devoureth the barren that beareth not, And doeth not good to the widow. 22Yet [God] preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life. 23[God] giveth them to be in security, and they rest thereon; And his eyes are upon their ways. 24They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone; Yea, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others, And are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain. 25And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar, And make my speech nothing worth?
5They that are deceased tremble Beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof. 6Sheol is naked before [God], And Abaddon hath no covering. 7He stretcheth out the north over empty space, And hangeth the earth upon nothing. 8He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; And the cloud is not rent under them. 9He incloseth the face of his throne, And spreadeth his cloud upon it. 10He hath described a boundary upon the face of the waters, Unto the confines of light and darkness. 11The pillars of heaven tremble And are astonished at his rebuke. 12He stirreth up the sea with his power, And by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab. 13By his Spirit the heavens are garnished; His hand hath pierced the swift serpent. 14Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways: And how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?
8For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul? 9Will God hear his cry, When trouble cometh upon him? 10Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call upon God at all times? 11I will teach you concerning the hand of God; That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. 12Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; Why then are ye become altogether vain?
13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, And the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty: 14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. 15Those that remain of him shall be buried in death, And his widows shall make no lamentation. 16Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay; 17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver. 18He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh. 19He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered [to his fathers]; He openeth his eyes, and he is not. 20Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night. 21The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place. 22For [God] shall hurl at him, and not spare: He would fain flee out of his hand. 23Men shall clap their hands at him, And shall hiss him out of his place.
12But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? 13Man knoweth not the price thereof; Neither is it found in the land of the living. 14The deep saith, It is not in me; And the sea saith, It is not with me. 15It cannot be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. 16It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire. 17Gold and glass cannot equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold. 18No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: Yea, the price of wisdom is above rubies. 19The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold. 20Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding? 21Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the heavens. 22Destruction and Death say, We have heard a rumor thereof with our ears.
23God understandeth the way thereof, And he knoweth the place thereof. 24For he looketh to the ends of the earth, And seeth under the whole heaven; 25To make a weight for the wind: Yea, he meteth out the waters by measure. 26When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder; 27Then did he see it, and declare it; He established it, yea, and searched it out. 28And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.
16And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have taken hold upon me. 17In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the [pains] that gnaw me take no rest. 18By [God's] great force is my garment disfigured; It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. 19He hath cast me into the mire, And I am become like dust and ashes. 20I cry unto thee, and thou dost not answer me: I stand up, and thou gazest at me. 21Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me. 22Thou liftest me up to the wind, thou causest me to ride [upon it]; And thou dissolvest me in the storm. 23For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, And to the house appointed for all living. 24Howbeit doth not one stretch out the hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help? 25Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the needy? 26When I looked for good, then evil came; And when I waited for light, there came darkness. 27My heart is troubled, and resteth not; Days of affliction are come upon me. 28I go mourning without the sun: I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help. 29I am a brother to jackals, And a companion to ostriches. 30My skin is black, [and falleth] from me, And my bones are burned with heat. 31Therefore is my harp [turned] to mourning, And my pipe into the voice of them that weep.
5If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot hath hasted to deceit 6(Let me be weighed in an even balance, That God may know mine integrity); 7If my step hath turned out of the way, And my heart walked after mine eyes, And if any spot hath cleaved to my hands: 8Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.
9If my heart hath been enticed unto a woman, And I have laid wait at my neighbor's door; 10Then let my wife grind unto another, And let others bow down upon her. 11For that were a heinous crime; Yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges: 12For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction, And would root out all mine increase. 13If I have despised the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant, When they contended with me; 14What then shall I do when God riseth up? And when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? 15Did not he that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb? 16If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, 17Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the fatherless hath not eaten thereof 18(Nay, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And her have I guided from my mother's womb); 19If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering; 20If his loins have not blessed me, And if he hath not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep; 21If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, Because I saw my help in the gate: 22Then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder-blade, And mine arm be broken from the bone. 23For calamity from God is a terror to me, And by reason of his majesty I can do nothing.
24If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence; 25If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much; 26If I have beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness, 27And my heart hath been secretly enticed, And my mouth hath kissed my hand: 28This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judges; For I should have denied the God that is above. 29If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, Or lifted up myself when evil found him; 30(Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse); 31If the men of my tent have not said, Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat? 32(The sojourner hath not lodged in the street; But I have opened my doors to the traveller); 33If like Adam I have covered my transgressions, By hiding mine iniquity in my bosom, 34Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, So that I kept silence, and went not out of the door- 35Oh that I had one to hear me! (Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); And [that I had] the indictment which mine adversary hath written! 36Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder; I would bind it unto me as a crown: 37I would declare unto him the number of my steps; As a prince would I go near unto him. 38If my land crieth out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together; 39If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: 40Let thistles grow instead of wheat, And cockle instead of barley.
The words of Job are ended.
6And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you mine opinion. 7I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom. 8But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 9It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice. 10Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.
11Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say. 12Yea, I attended unto you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you. 13Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man: 14For he hath not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say. 16And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more? 17I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion. 18For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me. 19Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst. 20I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer. 21Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man. 22For I know not to give flattering titles; [Else] would my Maker soon take me away.
13Why dost thou strive against him, For that he giveth not account of any of his matters? 14For God speaketh once, Yea twice, [though man] regardeth it not. 15In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falleth upon men, In slumberings upon the bed; 16Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction, 17That he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, And hide pride from man; 18He keepeth back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. 19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, And with continual strife in his bones; 20So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food. 21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; And his bones that were not seen stick out. 22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers.
23If there be with him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show unto man what is right for him; 24Then [God] is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom. 25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He returneth to the days of his youth. 26He prayeth unto God, and he is favorable unto him, So that he seeth his face with joy: And he restoreth unto man his righteousness. 27He singeth before men, and saith, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not: 28He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit, And my life shall behold the light.
29Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, [yea] thrice, with a man, 30To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living. 31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will speak. 32If thou hast anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify thee. 33If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.
16If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words. 17Shall even one that hateth justice govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is righteous [and] mighty?- 18[Him] that saith to a king, [Thou art] vile, [Or] to nobles, [Ye are] wicked; 19That respecteth not the persons of princes, Nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; For they all are the work of his hands. 20In a moment they die, even at midnight; The people are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without hand.
21For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings. 22There is no darkness, nor thick gloom, Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 23For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment. 24He breaketh in pieces mighty men [in ways] past finding out, And setteth others in their stead. 25Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed. 26He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others; 27Because they turned aside from following him, And would not have regard in any of his ways: 28So that they caused the cry of the poor to come unto him, And he heard the cry of the afflicted. 29When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether [it be done] unto a nation, or unto a man: 30That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.
31For hath any said unto God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more]: 32That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more? 33Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest. 34Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me: 35Job speaketh without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. 36Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men. 37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin; He clappeth his hands among us, And multiplieth his words against God.
9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty. 10But none saith, Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in the night, 11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens? 12There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely God will not hear an empty [cry], Neither will the Almighty regard it. 14How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him! 15But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance; 16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.
17But thou art full of the judgment of the wicked: Judgment and justice take hold [on thee]. 18For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside. 19Will thy cry avail, [that thou be] not in distress, Or all the forces of [thy] strength? 20Desire not the night, When peoples are cut off in their place. 21Take heed, regard not iniquity: For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. 22Behold, God doeth loftily in his power: Who is a teacher like unto him? 23Who hath enjoined him his way? Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
24Remember that thou magnify his work, Whereof men have sung. 25All men have looked thereon; Man beholdeth it afar off. 26Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable. 27For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor, 28Which the skies pour down And drop upon man abundantly. 29Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, The thunderings of his pavilion? 30Behold, he spreadeth his light around him; And he covereth the bottom of the sea. 31For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance. 32He covereth his hands with the lightning, And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark. 33The noise thereof telleth concerning him, The cattle also concerning [the storm] that cometh up.
14Hearken unto this, O Job: Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15Dost thou know how God layeth [his charge] upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine? 16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge? 17How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south [wind]? 18Canst thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror? 19Teach us what we shall say unto him; [For] we cannot set [our speech] in order by reason of darkness. 20Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up? 21And now men see not the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind passeth, and cleareth them. 22Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty. 23[Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict. 24Men do therefore fear him: He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.
8Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb; 9When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it, 10And marked out for it my bound, And set bars and doors, 11And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; And here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
12Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days [began], [And] caused the dayspring to know its place; 13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed as clay under the seal; And [all things] stand forth as a garment: 15And from the wicked their light is withholden, And the high arm is broken.
16Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18Hast thou comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.
19Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof? 21[Doubtless], thou knowest, for thou wast then born, And the number of thy days is great! 22Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war? 24By what way is the light parted, Or the east wind scattered upon the earth? 25Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or the way for the lightning of the thunder; 26To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27To satisfy the waste and desolate [ground], And to cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 29Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 30The waters hide themselves [and become] like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.
31Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion? 32Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season? Or canst thou guide the Bear with her train? 33Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?
34Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? 35Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are? 36Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the mind? 37Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven, 38When the dust runneth into a mass, And the clods cleave fast together?
39Canst thou hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40When they couch in their dens, [And] abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, [And] wander for lack of food?
5Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass, 6Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place? 7He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver. 8The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searcheth after every green thing. 9Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib? 10Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 11Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave to him thy labor? 12Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather [the grain] of thy threshing-floor?
13The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; [But] are they the pinions and plumage of love? 14For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust, 15And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them. 16She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain, [she is] without fear; 17Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding. 18What time she lifteth up herself on high, She scorneth the horse and his rider.
19Hast thou given the horse [his] might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane? 20Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible. 21He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth out to meet the armed men. 22He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword. 23The quiver rattleth against him, The flashing spear and the javelin. 24He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet. 25As oft as the trumpet [soundeth] he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south? 27Is it at thy command that the eagle mounteth up, And maketh her nest on high? 28On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold. 29From thence she spieth out the prey; Her eyes behold it afar off. 30Her young ones also suck up blood: And where the slain are, there is she.
3Then Job answered Jehovah, and said, 4Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth. 5Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.
6Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 8Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified? 9Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
10Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty. 11Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him. 12Look on every one that is proud, [and] bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand. 13Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden [place]. 14Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee.
15Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox. 16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly. 17He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 18His bones are [as] tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron. 19He is the chief of the ways of God: He [only] that made him giveth him his sword. 20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play. 21He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen. 22The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about. 23Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth. 24Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?
12I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame. 13Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws? 14Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror. 15[His] strong scales are [his] pride, Shut up together [as with] a close seal. 16One is so near to another, That no air can come between them. 17They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered. 18His sneezings flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 19Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth. 20Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, As of a boiling pot and [burning] rushes. 21His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth. 22In his neck abideth strength, And terror danceth before him. 23The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved. 24His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone. 25When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid: By reason of consternation they are beside themselves. 26If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft. 27He counteth iron as straw, [And] brass as rotten wood. 28The arrow cannot make him flee: Sling-stones are turned with him into stubble. 29Clubs are counted as stubble: He laugheth at the rushing of the javelin. 30His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds: He spreadeth [as it were] a threshing-wain upon the mire. 31He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. 32He maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary. 33Upon earth there is not his like, That is made without fear. 34He beholdeth everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride.
7And it was so, that, after Jehovah had spoken these words unto Job, Jehovah 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. 8Now therefore, take unto you 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, that I deal not with you after your folly; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. 9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as Jehovah commanded them: and Jehovah accepted Job.
10And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11Then 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 concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one a ring of gold. 12So Jehovah blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. 13He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14And he called the name of the first, Jemimah: and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. 15And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16 And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, [even] four generations. 17So Job died, being old and full of days.