Job

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Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one who feared God, and eschewed evil.

Job 1:2
And there were seven sons and three daughters born to him.

Job 1:3
His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred female donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Job 1:4
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.

Job 1:5
And it was so, when the days of [their] feasting had 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 Job did continually.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Job 1:7
And the Lord said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, "From pushing forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

Job 1:8
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job [*19:93*21:26], that [there are] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one who fears God, and eschews evil?"

Job 1:9
Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

Job 1:10
Have You not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?  You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance has increased in the land.

Job 1:11
But put forth Your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse You to Your Face."

Job 1:12
And the Lord said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has [is] in your power; only do not put your hand upon him."  So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

Job 1:13
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house.

Job 1:14
And a messenger came to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys were feeding beside them.

Job 1:15
And the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away; indeed, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and only I have escaped alone to tell you."

Job 1:16
While he [was] still speaking, there also came another, and said, "The fire of God has fallen from heaven, and has burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and only I have escaped alone to tell you."

Job 1:17
While he [was] still speaking, there also came another, and said, "The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, indeed, and have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and only I have escaped alone to tell you."

Job 1:18
While he [was] still speaking, there also came another, and said, "Your sons and your daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house.

Job 1:19
And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and only I have escaped alone to tell you."

Job 1:20
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshiped,

Job 1:21
And said, "I came naked out of my mother's womb, and I will return there naked, the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed is the name of the Lord."

Job 1:22
In all this Job did not sin, nor charge God foolishly.

Job 2:1
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.

Job 2:2
And the Lord said to Satan, "From where do you come?"  And Satan answered the Lord, and said, "From pushing forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

Job 2:3
And the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that [there are] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one who fears God, and eschews evil?  And still he holds his integrity, although you moved Me against him, to destroy him without cause."

Job 2:4
And Satan answered the Lord, and said, "Skin for skin, indeed, all that a man has, he will give for his life.

Job 2:5
But put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse You to Your Face."

Job 2:6
And the Lord said to Satan, "Behold, he [is] in your hand; but save his life."

Job 2:7
So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

Job 2:8
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself in addition; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job 2:9
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity?  Curse God, and die."

Job 2:10
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks.  What?  Will we receive good at the hand of God, and we will not receive evil?"  In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was brought upon him, they came, everyone 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.

Job 2:12
And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and did not know him, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and every one rent his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

Job 2:13
So they sat down with him upon the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that [his] grief was very great.

Job 3:1
After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed his day.

Job 3:2
And Job spoke, and said,

Job 3:3
"Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night [in which] it was said, 'There is a male child conceived.'

Job 3:4
Let that day be darkness; do not let God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.

Job 3:5
Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job 3:6
As [for] that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

Job 3:7
Behold, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.

Job 3:8
Let them curse it who curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

Job 3:9
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.

Job 3:10
Because it did not shut up the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor hide sorrow from my eyes.

Job 3:11
Why did I not die from the womb?  [Why] did I [not] give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

Job 3:12
Why did the knees prevent me?  Or why the breasts, that I should suck?

Job 3:13
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept, then had I been at rest,

Job 3:14
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

Job 3:15
Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Job 3:16
Or had I not been as a hidden untimely birth; as infants [who] never saw light.

Job 3:17
There, the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there, the weary are at rest.

Job 3:18
[There,] the prisoners rest together; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

Job 3:19
The small and great are there; and the servant [is] free from his master.

Job 3:20
Therefore light is given to him who is in misery, and life to the bitter [in] soul;

Job 3:21
Who longs for death, but it does not [come]; and digs for it more than for hidden treasures;

Job 3:22
Who, when they find the grave, rejoices exceedingly [and] is glad?

Job 3:23
[Why is light given] to a man whose way is hidden, and whom God has hedged in?

Job 3:24
For my sighing comes before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.

Job 3:25
For the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I was afraid of has come to me.

Job 3:26
I was not in safety, neither did I have rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came."

Job 4:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 4:2
"[If] we assay to commune with you, will you be grieved?  But who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 4:3
Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

Job 4:4
Your words have upheld him who was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

Job 4:5
But now it has come upon you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled.

Job 4:6
[Is this] not your fear, your confidence, your hope, and the uprightness of your ways?

Job 4:7
Remember, I pray you, who [ever] perished, being innocent?  Or where were the righteous cut off?

Job 4:8
Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Job 4:9
They perish by the blast of God, and they are consumed by the breath of His nostrils.

Job 4:10
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

Job 4:11
The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

Job 4:12
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little thereof.

Job 4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,

Job 4:14
Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.

Job 4:15
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.

Job 4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof, an image [was] before my eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],

Job 4:17
'Should mortal man be more just than God?  Will a man be more pure than his Maker?

Job 4:18
Behold, He put no trust in His servants; and He charged His angels with folly.

Job 4:19
How much less [in] those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation [is] in the dust, [which] are crushed before the moth?

Job 4:20
They are destroyed from morning to evening, they perish forever without any regarding [it].

Job 4:21
Does their excellency [which is] in them not go away?  They die, even without wisdom.

Job 5:1
Call now, if there are any who will answer you; and to which of the saints will you turn?

Job 5:2
For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Job 5:3
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

Job 5:4
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither [are there] any to deliver [them].

Job 5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eats up, and takes it even out of the thorns, and the robber swallows up their substance.

Job 5:6
Although affliction does not come forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground;

Job 5:7
Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job 5:8
I would seek God, and I would commit my cause to God.

Job 5:9
Who does great and unsearchable things; marvelous things without number.

Job 5:10
Who gives rain upon the earth, and sends waters upon the fields.

Job 5:11
To set up on high those who are low; that those who mourn may be exalted to safety.

Job 5:12
He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise.

Job 5:13
He takes the wise in their own craftiness [*1 Corinthians 3:19], and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

Job 5:14
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Job 5:15
But He saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 5:16
So the poor have hope, and iniquity stops her mouth.

Job 5:17
Behold, happy [is] the man whom God corrects, therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Job 5:18
For He makes sore, and binds up, He wounds, and His hands make whole.

Job 5:19
He will deliver you in six troubles, indeed, in seven no evil will touch you.

Job 5:20
In famine, He will redeem you from death, and in war, from the power of the sword.

Job 5:21
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither will you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Job 5:22
At destruction and famine you will laugh, neither will you be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Job 5:23
For you will be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

Job 5:24
And you will know that your tabernacle [will be] in peace; and you will visit your habitation, and will not sin.

Job 5:25
You will know also that your seed [will be] great, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 5:26
You will come to [your] grave in a full age, as a shock of corn comes in his season.

Job 5:27
Behold this, we have searched it, so it [is]; hear it, and know [it] for your good.'"

Job 6:1
But Job answered and said,

Job 6:2
"Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

Job 6:3
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea, therefore my words are swallowed up.

Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty [are] within me, the poison thereof drinks up my spirit, the terrors of God set themselves in array against me.

Job 6:5
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass?  Or does the ox bellow over his fodder?

Job 6:6
Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt?  Or is there [any] taste in the white of an egg?

Job 6:7
The things [that] my soul refused to touch [are] as my sorrowful meat.

Job 6:8
Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant [me] the thing that I long for!

Job 6:9
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that He would let His hand loose, and cut me off!

Job 6:10
Then should I still have comfort; indeed, I would harden myself in sorrow, let Him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

Job 6:11
What [is] my strength, that I should hope?  And what [is] my end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 6:12
[Is] my strength the strength of stones?  Or [is] my flesh of brass?

Job 6:13
[Is] my help not in me?  And is wisdom driven quite from me?

Job 6:14
To him who is afflicted, pity [should be shown] from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:15
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, [and] they pass away as the stream of brooks;

Job 6:16
Which are black by reason of the ice, [and] wherein the snow is hidden.

Job 6:17
In season they thaw, they vanish, when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

Job 6:18
The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.

Job 6:19
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Job 6:20
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came there, and were ashamed.

Job 6:21
For now you are nothing; you see [my] casting down, and are afraid.

Job 6:22
Did I say, 'Bring to me?'  Or, 'Give a reward for me of your substance?'

Job 6:23
Or, 'Deliver me from the enemy's hand?'  Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?'

Job 6:24
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue, and cause myself to understand wherein I have erred.

Job 6:25
How forcible are right words!  But what does your arguing reprove?

Job 6:26
Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one who is desperate, [which are] as wind?

Job 6:27
Indeed, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig [a pit] for your friend.

Job 6:28
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for [it is] evident to you if I lie.

Job 6:29
Return, I pray you, do not let it be iniquity; indeed, return again, my righteousness [is] in it.

Job 6:30
Is there iniquity in my tongue?  Can my taste not discern perverse things?

Job 7:1
[Is there] not an appointed time to man upon earth?  [Are] his days [not] also like the days of a hireling?

Job 7:2
As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for [the reward of] his work.

Job 7:3
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Job 7:4
When I lie down, I say, 'When will I arise, and the night is gone?'  And I am full of tossings until the dawning of the day.

Job 7:5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and has become loathsome.

Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 7:7
O remember that my life [is] wind, my eye will no longer see good.

Job 7:8
The eye of Him who has seen me will see me no [more], Your eyes [are] upon me, and I [am] not.

Job 7:9
[As] the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to the grave will come up no [more].

Job 7:10
He will return no more to his house, neither will his place know him anymore.

Job 7:11
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.

Job 7:12
[Am] I a sea, or a whale, that You set a watch over me?

Job 7:13
When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint;'

Job 7:14
Then You scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions.

Job 7:15
So that my soul chooses strangling, [and] death rather than my life.

Job 7:16
I loathe [it]; I would not always live, leave me alone; for my days [are] vanity.

Job 7:17
What [is] man, that You should magnify him?  And that You should set Your heart upon him?

Job 7:18
And [that] You should visit him every morning, [and] try him every moment?

Job 7:19
How long will You not depart from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?

Job 7:20
I have sinned; what will I do to You, O You preserver of men?  Why have You set me as a mark against You, so that I am a burden to myself?

Job 7:21
And why do You not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity?  For now I will sleep in the dust; and You will seek me in the morning, but I [will] not [be]."

Job 8:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

Job 8:2
"How long will you speak these [things]?  And [how long will] the words of your mouth [be like] a strong wind?

Job 8:3
Does God pervert judgment?  Or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 8:4
If your children have sinned against Him, and He has cast them away for their transgression;

Job 8:5
If you would seek God early, and make your supplication to the Almighty;

Job 8:6
If you [were] pure and upright; surely He would now awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

Job 8:7
Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

Job 8:8
For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to search of their fathers.

Job 8:9
(For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow).

Job 8:10
Should they not teach you, [and] tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

Job 8:11
Can the rush grow up without mire?  Can the flag grow without water?

Job 8:12
While it [is] still in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it withers before any [other] herb.

Job 8:13
So [are] the paths of all who forget God; and the hypocrite's hope will perish.

Job 8:14
Whose hope will be cut off, and whose trust [will be] a spider's web.

Job 8:15
He will lean upon his house, but it will not stand, he will hold it fast, but it will not endure.  [*29:41]

Job 8:16
He [is] green before the sun, and his branch shoots forth in his garden.

Job 8:17
His roots are wrapped about the heap, [and] sees the place of stones.

Job 8:18
If he destroys him from his place, then [it] will deny him, [saying], 'I have not seen you.'

Job 8:19
Behold, this [is] the joy of his way, and others will grow out of the earth.

Job 8:20
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect [man], neither will He help the evil doers.

Job 8:21
Until He fills your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.

Job 8:22
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked will come to nothing."

Job 9:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 9:2
"I know [it is] so of a truth, but how should man be just with God?

Job 9:3
If he will contend with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand.

Job 9:4
[Is he] wise in heart, and mighty in strength, he who has hardened [himself] against Him, and has prospered?

Job 9:5
Who removes the mountains, and they do not know, who overturns them in His anger.

Job 9:6
Who shakes the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 9:7
Who commands the sun, and it does not rise; and seals up the stars.

Job 9:8
Who alone spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9
Who makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Job 9:10
Who does great things until without investigation; indeed, and wonders without number.
Job 9:11
Behold, He goes by me, and I do not see [Him], He also passes on, but I do not perceive Him. [*6:103]

Job 9:12
Behold, He takes away, who can hinder Him?  Who will say to Him, 'What do You do?'

Job 9:13
[If] God will not withdraw His anger, the proud helpers stoop under Him.

Job 9:14
How much less will I answer Him, [and] choose out my words [to reason] with Him?

Job 9:15
Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] I would not answer, [but] I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16
If I had called, and He had answered me; [yet] would I not believe that He had listened to my voice.

Job 9:17
For He breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18
He will not let me take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

Job 9:19
If [I speak] of strength, look, [He is] strong, and if of judgment, who will set me a time [to plead]?

Job 9:20
If I justify myself, my own mouth will condemn me, [if I say], 'I [am] perfect,' it will also prove me perverse.

Job 9:21
[Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] I would not know my soul, I would despise my life.

Job 9:22
This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], 'He destroys the perfect and the wicked.'

Job 9:23
If the scourge suddenly slays, He will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, He covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, [and] who [is] He?

Job 9:25
Now my days are swifter than a post, they flee away, they see no good.

Job 9:26
They are passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle [that] hastens to the prey.

Job 9:27
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort [myself].'

Job 9:28
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that You will not hold me innocent.

Job 9:29
[If] I am wicked, why then do I labor in vain?

Job 9:30
If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

Job 9:31
Yet You will plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes will abhor me.

Job 9:32
For [He is] not a man, as I [am, that] I should answer Him, [and] we should come together in judgment.

Job 9:33
Neither is there any argument between us, [that] might lay His hand upon us both.

Job 9:34
Let Him take His rod away from me, and do not let His fear terrify me.

Job 9:35
[Then] would I speak, and not fear Him; but [it is] not so with me.

Job 10:1
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 10:2
I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; show me why You contend with me.

Job 10:3
[Is it] good to You that You should oppress, that You should despise the work of Your hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Job 10:4
Do You have eyes of flesh?  Or do You see as man sees?

Job 10:5
[Are] Your days as the days of man?  [Are] Your years as man's days,

Job 10:6
That You inquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin?

Job 10:7
You know that I am not wicked; and [there are] none who can deliver out of Your hand.

Job 10:8
Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet You destroy me.

Job 10:9
Remember, I beseech You, that You have made me as the clay; and You will bring me into dust again?  [*20:55]

Job 10:10
Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

Job 10:11
You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me with bones and sinews.

Job 10:12
You have granted me life and favor, and Your visitation has preserved my spirit.

Job 10:13
And You have hidden these [things] in Your heart, I know that this [is] with You.

Job 10:14
If I sin, then You mark me, and You will not acquit me from my iniquity.

Job 10:15
If I am wicked, woe to me; and [if] I am righteous, [still] I will not lift up my head.  [I am] full of confusion; therefore You see my affliction;

Job 10:16
For it increases.  You hunt me as a fierce lion, and again You show Yourself marvelous upon me.

Job 10:17
You renew Your witnesses against me, and increase Your indignation upon me; changes and war [are] against me.

Job 10:18
Why then have You brought me forth out of the womb?  Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!'

Job 10:19
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Job 10:20
[Are] my days not few?  Cease [then, and] let me alone, that I may take a little comfort,

Job 10:21
Before I go [from where] I will not return, [even] to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 10:22
A land of darkness, as darkness [itself; and] of the shadow of death, without any order, and [where] the light [is] as darkness."

Job 11:1
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

Job 11:2
"Should the multitude of words not be answered?  And should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 11:3
Should your lies make men hold their peace?  And when you mock, will no man make you ashamed?

Job 11:4
For you have said, 'My doctrine [is] pure, and I am clean in Your eyes.'

Job 11:5
But oh that God would speak, and open His lips against you;

Job 11:6
And that He would show you the secrets of wisdom, that [they are] double to that which is!  Know therefore that God exacts of you [less] than your iniquity [deserves].

Job 11:7
Can you, by searching, find out God?  Can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Job 11:8
[It is] as high as heaven; what can you do?  Deeper than Hell; what can you know?

Job 11:9
The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Job 11:10
If He cuts off, and shuts up, or gathers together, then who can hinder Him?

Job 11:11
For He knows vain men, He sees wickedness also; will He then not consider [it]?

Job 11:12
For vain man would be wise, though man is born [like] a wild donkey's colt.

Job 11:13
If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward Him;

Job 11:14
If iniquity [is] in your hand, put it far away, and do not let wickedness dwell in your tabernacles.

Job 11:15
For then you will lift up your face without spot; indeed, you will be steadfast, and will not fear.

Job 11:16
Because you will forget [your] misery, [and] remember [it] as waters [that] pass away.

Job 11:17
And [your] age will be clearer than the noonday; you will shine forth, you will be as the morning.

Job 11:18
And you will be secure, because there is hope; indeed, you will dig [about you, and] you will take your rest in safety.

Job 11:19
Also you will lie down, and none will make [you] afraid; indeed, many will make suit to you.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and they will not escape, and their hope [will be as] the giving up of the ghost."

Job 12:1
And Job answered and said,

Job 12:2
"No doubt, but you [are] the people, and wisdom will die with you.

Job 12:3
But I have understanding as well as you; I [am] not inferior to you, indeed, who does not know such things as these?

Job 12:4
I am [as] one mocked of his neighbor, who calls upon God, and He answers him, the just [and] upright [man is] laughed to scorn.

Job 12:5
He who is ready to slip with [his] feet [is as] a lamp despised in the thought of him who is at ease.

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings [abundantly].

Job 12:7
But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they will tell you.

Job 12:8
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Job 12:9
Who does not know in all these that the hand of the Lord has done this?

Job 12:10
In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:11
Does the ear not try words?  And the mouth taste its meat?

Job 12:12
With the ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 12:13
With Him [is] wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

Job 12:14
Behold, He breaks down, and it cannot be built again, He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

Job 12:15
Behold, He withholds the waters, and they dry up, also He sends them out, and they overturn the earth.

Job 12:16
With Him [is] strength and wisdom, the deceived and the deceiver [are] His.

Job 12:17
He leads counselors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools.

Job 12:18
He looses the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle.

Job 12:19
He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty.

Job 12:20
He removes the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

Job 12:21
He pours contempt upon princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.

Job 12:22
He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out the shadow of death to light.

Job 12:23
He increases the nations, and destroys them, He enlarges the nations, and straitens them [again].

Job 12:24
He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness [where there is] no way.

Job 12:25
They grope in the dark without light, and He makes them to stagger like [a] drunk [man].

Job 13:1
Behold, my eye has seen all [this], my ear has heard and understood it.

Job 13:2
What you know, I know [the same] also, I [am] not inferior to you.

Job 13:3
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:4
But you [are] forgers of lies, you [are] all physicians of no value.

Job 13:5
O that you would altogether hold your peace!  And it should be your wisdom.

Job 13:6
Now hear my reasoning, and hear the pleadings of my lips.

Job 13:7
Will you speak wickedly for God?  And talk deceitfully for Him?

Job 13:8
Will you accept His person?  Will you contend for God?

Job 13:9
Is it good that He should search you out?  Or as one man mocks another, do you [so] mock Him?

Job 13:10
He will surely reprove you, if you secretly accept persons.

Job 13:11
Should His excellency not make you afraid?  And His dread fall upon you?

Job 13:12
Your remembrances [are] like ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 13:13
Hold your peace, leave me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what [will].

Job 13:14
Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Job 13:15
Though He slays me, yet I will trust in Him, but I will maintain my own ways before Him.

Job 13:16
He also [will be] my salvation, for a hypocrite will not come before Him.

Job 13:17
Hear my speech diligently, and my declaration with your ears.

Job 13:18
Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I will be justified.

Job 13:19
Who [is] he [who] will contend with me?  For now, if I hold my tongue, I will give up the ghost.

Job 13:20
Only do not do two [things] to me, then I will not hide myself from You.

Job 13:21
Withdraw Your hand far from me, and do not let Your dread make me afraid.

Job 13:22
Then call, and I will answer, or let me speak, and answer me.

Job 13:23
How many [are] my iniquities and sins?  Make me know my transgression and my sin.

Job 13:24
Why do You hide Your Face, and hold me for Your enemy?

Job 13:25
Will You break a leaf driven here and there?  And You will pursue the dry stubble?

Job 13:26
For You write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Job 13:27
You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; You set a print upon the heels of my feet.

Job 13:28
And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.

Job 14:1
Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.

Job 14:2
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down, he flees also as a shadow, and does not continue.

Job 14:3
And do You open Your eyes upon such a one, and bring me into judgment with You?

Job 14:4
Who can bring a clean [thing] out of an unclean?  Not one.

Job 14:5
Seeing his days [are] determined, the number of his months [are] with You, You have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Job 14:6
Turn from him, that he may rest, until he will accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

Job 14:7
For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Job 14:8
Though the root thereof waxes old in the earth, and the stock thereof dies in the ground;

Job 14:9
[Yet] through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.

Job 14:10
But man dies, and wastes away, indeed, man gives up the ghost, and where [is] he?

Job 14:11
[As] the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decays and dries up.

Job 14:12
So man lies down, and does not rise, until the heavens [are] no more, they will not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Job 14:13
O that You would hide me in the grave, that You would keep me secret, until Your wrath has past, that You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 14:14
If a man dies, will he live [again]?  I will wait all the days of my appointed time, until my change comes.

Job 14:15
You will call, and I will answer You, You will have a desire to the work of Your hands.

Job 14:16
For now You number my steps, do You not watch over my sin?

Job 14:17
My transgression [is] sealed up in a bag, and You sew up my iniquity.

Job 14:18
And surely the mountain falling comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of his place.

Job 14:19
The waters wear the stones, You wash away the things which grow [out] of the dust of the earth; and You destroy the hope of man.

Job 14:20
You prevail forever against him, and he passes, You change his countenance, and send him away.

Job 14:21
His sons come to honor, and he does not know [it]; and they are brought low, but he does not perceive [it] of them.

Job 14:22
But his flesh upon him will have pain, and his soul within him will mourn."

Job 15:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 15:2
"Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job 15:3
Should he reason with unprofitable talk?  Or with speeches whereby he can do no good?

Job 15:4
Indeed, you cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God.

Job 15:5
For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Job 15:6
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I, indeed, your own lips testify against you.

Job 15:7
[Are] you the first man [who] was born?  Or were you made before the hills?

Job 15:8
Have you heard the secret of God?  And do you restrain wisdom to yourself?

Job 15:9
What do you know, that we do not know?  [What] do you understand, which [is] not in us?

Job 15:10
With us [are] both the grayheaded and very aged men, much older than your father.

Job 15:11
[Are] the consolations of God small with you?  Is there any secret thing with you?

Job 15:12
Why does your heart carry you away?  And what do your eyes wink at,

Job 15:13
That you turn your spirit against God, and let [such] words go out of your mouth?

Job 15:14
What [is] man, that he should be clean?  And [he who is] born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 15:15
Behold, He puts no trust in His saints; indeed, the heavens are not clean in His sight.

Job 15:16
How much more abominable and filthy [is] man, who drinks iniquity like water?

Job 15:17
I will show you, hear me; and that [which] I have seen I will declare;

Job 15:18
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden [it].

Job 15:19
To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

Job 15:20
The wicked man travails with pain all [his] days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.

Job 15:21
A dreadful sound [is] in his ears, the destroyer will come upon him in prosperity.

Job 15:22
He does not believe that he will return out of darkness, and he waits for the sword.

Job 15:23
He wanders abroad for bread, [saying], 'Where [is it]?'  He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Job 15:24
Trouble and anguish will make him afraid; they will prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Job 15:25
For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty.

Job 15:26
He runs upon Him, [even] in [his] neck [armor], with the thick bosses of his bucklers.

Job 15:27
Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes collops of fat on [his] flanks.

Job 15:28
And he dwells in desolate cities, [and] in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps.

Job 15:29
He will not be rich, neither will his substance continue, neither will he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

Job 15:30
He will not depart out of darkness; the flame will dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth he will go away.

Job 15:31
Do not let him who is deceived trust in vanity, for vanity will be his recompense.

Job 15:32
It will be accomplished before his time, and his branch will not be green.

Job 15:33
He will shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and will cast off his flower as the olive.

Job 15:34
For the congregation of hypocrites [will be] desolate, and fire will consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepares deceit."

Job 16:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 16:2
"I have heard many such things, you all [are] miserable comforters.

Job 16:3
Should vain words have an end?  Or what emboldens you that you answer?

Job 16:4
I also could speak as you [do], if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.

Job 16:5
[But] I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage [your grief].

Job 16:6
Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged, and [though] I forbear, what am I eased?

Job 16:7
But now it has made me weary, You have made all my company desolate.

Job 16:8
And You have filled me with wrinkles, [which] is a witness [against me], and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.

Job 16:9
He tears [me] in his wrath, who hates me, he gnashes upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes upon me.

Job 16:10
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have struck me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Job 16:11
God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

Job 16:12
I was at ease, but He has broken me asunder, He has also taken [me] by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for His mark.

Job 16:13
His archers encompass me round about, He cleaves my reins asunder, and does not spare; He pours out my gall upon the ground.

Job 16:14
He breaks me with breach upon breach, He runs upon me like a giant.

Job 16:15
I have sown sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

Job 16:16
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids [is] the shadow of death;

Job 16:17
Not for [any] injustice in my hands, also my prayer [is] pure.

Job 16:18
O earth, do not cover my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Job 16:19
Also now, behold, my witness [is] in heaven, and my record [is] on high.

Job 16:20
My friends scorn me, [but] my eye pours out [tears] to God.

Job 16:21
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man [pleads] for his neighbor!

Job 16:22
When a few years have come, then I will go the way [from where] I will not return.

Job 17:1
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves [are ready] for me.

Job 17:2
[Are there] not mockers with me?  And does my eye not continue in their provocation?

Job 17:3
Lay down now, put me in a surety with You; who [is] he [who] will strike hands with me?

Job 17:4
For You have hidden their heart from understanding, therefore You will not exalt [them].

Job 17:5
He who speaks flattery to [his] friends, even the eyes of his children will fail.

Job 17:6
He has also made me a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

Job 17:7
My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members [are] as a shadow.

Job 17:8
Upright [men] will be astonished at this, and the innocent will stir himself up against the hypocrite.

Job 17:9
The righteous will also hold on his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.

Job 17:10
But as for you all, do you return, and come now, for I cannot find [one] wise [man] among you.

Job 17:11
My days have past, my purposes are broken off, [even] the thoughts of my heart.

Job 17:12
They change the night into day, the light [is] short because of darkness.

Job 17:13
If I wait, the grave [is] my house, I have made my bed in the darkness.

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, 'You [are] my father,' to the worm, '[You are] my mother, and my sister.'

Job 17:15
And now where [is] my hope?  As for my hope, who will see it?

Job 17:16
They will go down to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest together [is] in the dust."

Job 18:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

Job 18:2
"How long [will it be before] you make an end of words?  Mark, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 18:3
Why are we counted as beasts, [and] reputed [as] vile in your sight?

Job 18:4
He tears himself in his anger, will the earth be forsaken for you?  And will the rock be removed out of his place?

Job 18:5
Indeed, the light of the wicked will be put out, and the spark of his fire will not shine.

Job 18:6
The light will be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle will be put out with him.

Job 18:7
The steps of his strength will be straitened, and his own counsel will cast him down.

Job 18:8
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a snare.

Job 18:9
The gin will take [him] by the heel, [and] the robber will prevail against him.

Job 18:10
The snare [is] laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.

Job 18:11
Terrors will make him afraid on every side, and will drive him to his feet.

Job 18:12
His strength will be hungerbitten, and destruction [will be] ready at his side.

Job 18:13
It will devour the strength of his skin, [even] the firstborn of death will devour his strength.

Job 18:14
His confidence will be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it will bring him to the king of terrors.

Job 18:15
It will dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his, brimstone will be scattered upon his habitation.

Job 18:16
His roots will be dried up beneath, and his branch will be cut off above.

Job 18:17
His remembrance will perish from the earth, and he will have no name in the street.

Job 18:18
He will be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.

Job 18:19
He will neither have son or nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Job 18:20
They who come after [him] will be astonished at his day, as those who went before were frightened.

Job 18:21
Surely such [are] the dwellings of the wicked, and this [is] the place [of him who] does not know God."

Job 19:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 19:2
"How long you will vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

Job 19:3
These ten times have you reproached me, you are not ashamed [that] you make yourselves strange to me.

Job 19:4
And indeed it is [that] I have erred, my error remains with myself.

Job 19:5
If you will indeed magnify [yourselves] against me, and plead my reproach against me.

Job 19:6
Know that God has indeed overthrown me, and has encompassed me with His net.

Job 19:7
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard, I cry aloud, but [there is] no judgment.

Job 19:8
He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and He has set darkness in my paths.

Job 19:9
He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown [from] my head.

Job 19:10
He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone, and He has removed my hope like a tree.

Job 19:11
He has also kindled His wrath against me, and He counts me to Him as [one of] His enemies.

Job 19:12
His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp around my tabernacle.

Job 19:13
He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintances are verily estranged from me.

Job 19:14
My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

Job 19:15
They who dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger, I am a sojourner in their sight.

Job 19:16
I called my servant, and he gave [me] no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.

Job 19:17
My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the children's [sake] of my own body.

Job 19:18
Indeed, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me.

Job 19:19
All my inward friends abhorred me, and they whom I loved have turned against me.

Job 19:20
My bone cleaves to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Job 19:21
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

Job 19:22
Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Job 19:23
Oh that my words were now written!  Oh that they were printed in a book!

Job 19:24
That they were engraved with an iron pen and hewn in the rock forever!

Job 19:25
For I know [that] my Redeemer lives, and [that] He will stand at the Latter [Day] upon the earth.

Job 19:26
And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh will I see God.

Job 19:27
Whom I will see for myself, and my eyes will behold, and not another; [though] my reins are consumed within me.

Job 19:28
But you should say, 'Why do we persecute him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?'

Job 19:29
Be afraid of the sword, for wrath [brings] the punishments of the sword, that you may know [there is] a judgment."

Job 20:1
Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

Job 20:2
"Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, and for [this] I make haste.

Job 20:3
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.

Job 20:4
Do you [not] know this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?

Job 20:6
Though his excellency mounts up to the heavens, and his head reaches to the clouds;

Job 20:7
[Yet] he will perish forever like his own dung, they who have seen him will say, 'Where [is] he?'

Job 20:8
He will fly away as a dream, and will not be found, indeed, he will be chased away as a vision of the night.

Job 20:9
The eye also [which] saw him will [see him] no more; neither will his place any more behold him.

Job 20:10
His children will seek to please the poor, and his hands will restore their goods.

Job 20:11
His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which will lie down with him in the dust.

Job 20:12
Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, [though] he hides it under his tongue;

Job 20:13
[Though] he spares it, and does not forsake it; but keeps it still within his mouth.

Job 20:14
[Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.

Job 20:15
He has swallowed down riches, and he will vomit them up again, God will cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:16
He will suck the poison of asps, the viper's tongue will slay him.

Job 20:17
He will not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

Job 20:18
That which he labored for, he will restore, and will not swallow [it] down, the restitution [will be] according to [his] substance, and he will not rejoice [therein].

Job 20:19
Because he has oppressed [and] has forsaken the poor; [because] he has violently taken away a house which he did not build; 

Job 20:20
Surely he will not feel quietness in his belly, he will not save of that which he desired.

Job 20:21
None of his meat will be left there; therefore no man will look for his goods.

Job 20:22
In the fullness of his sufficiency he will be in straits, every hand of the wicked will come upon him.

Job 20:23
[When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] will cast the fury of His wrath upon him, and will rain [it] upon him while he is eating.

Job 20:24
He will flee from the iron weapon, [and] the bow of steel will strike him through.

Job 20:25
It is drawn, and comes out of the body; indeed, the glittering sword comes out of his gall, terrors [are] upon him.

Job 20:26
All darkness [will be] hidden in his secret places, a fire not blown will consume him; it will go ill with him who is left in his tabernacle.

Job 20:27
The heaven will reveal his iniquity; and the earth will rise up against him.

Job 20:28
The increase of his house will depart, [and his goods] will flow away in the Day of His wrath. 

Job 20:29
This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God."

Job 21:1
But Job answered and said,

Job 21:2
"Hear my speech diligently, and let this be your consolations.

Job 21:3
Bear with me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on.

Job 21:4
As for me, [is] my complaint to man?  And if [it were so], why should my spirit not be troubled?

Job 21:5
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay [your] hand upon [your] mouth.

Job 21:6
Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh.

Job 21:7
Why do the wicked live, become old, indeed, are mighty in power?

Job 21:8
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

Job 21:9
Their houses [are] safe from fear, neither [is] the rod of God upon them.

Job 21:10
Their bull passes, and does not fail; their cow delivers, and does not cast her calf.

Job 21:11
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Job 21:12
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Job 21:14
Therefore they say to God, 'Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Job 21:15
What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve Him?  And what profit should we have, if we pray to Him?'

Job 21:16
Behold, their good [is] not in their hand, the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Job 21:17
How often is the candle of the wicked put out!  And [how often] does their destruction come upon them!  [God] distributes sorrows in His anger.

Job 21:18
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Job 21:19
God lays up His iniquity for His children, He rewards him, and he will know [it].

Job 21:20
His eyes will see his destruction, and he will drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 21:21
For what pleasure [does] he [have] in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

Job 21:22
Should [any] teach God knowledge?  Seeing He judges those who are high.

Job 21:23
One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

Job 21:24
His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.

Job 21:25
And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.

Job 21:26
They will lie down alike in the dust, and the worms will cover them.

Job 21:27
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices [which] you wrongfully imagine against me.

Job 21:28
For you say, 'Where [is] the house of the prince?  And where [are] the dwelling places of the wicked?'

Job 21:29
Have you not asked those who go by the way?  And do you not know their tokens,

Job 21:30
That the wicked are reserved to the Day of Destruction?  They will be brought forth to the Day of Wrath. 

Job 21:31
Who will declare his way to his face?  And who will repay him [what] he has done?

Job 21:32
Yet he will be brought to the grave, and will remain in the tomb.

Job 21:33
The clods of the valley will be sweet to him, and every man will draw after him, as [they are] innumerable before him.

Job 21:34
How then do you comfort me in vain, seeing there remains falsehood in your answers?"

Job 22:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

Job 22:2
"Can a man be profitable to God, as he who is wise may be profitable to himself?

Job 22:3
[Is it] any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous?  Or [is it] a gain [to Him], that you make your ways perfect?

Job 22:4
Will He reprove you for fear of you?  Will He enter with you into judgment?

Job 22:5
[Is] your wickedness not great?  And your iniquities infinite?

Job 22:6
For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 22:7
You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Job 22:8
But [as for] the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it.

Job 22:9
You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 22:10
Therefore snares [are] around you, and sudden fear troubles you;

Job 22:11
Or darkness, [that] you cannot see; and abundance of waters cover you.

Job 22:12
[Is] God not in the height of heaven?  And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job 22:13
And you say, 'How does God know?  Can He judge through the dark cloud?

Job 22:14
Thick clouds [are] a covering to Him, that He does not see;' and 'He walks in the circuit of heaven.'

Job 22:15
Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

Job 22:16
Who were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood.

Job 22:17
Who said to God, 'Depart from us, and what can the Almighty do for them?'

Job 22:18
Yet He filled their houses with good [things], but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Job 22:19
The righteous see [it], and are glad, and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

Job 22:20
Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the fire consumes the remnant of them.

Job 22:21
Acquaint yourself with Him now, and be at peace, thereby good will come to you.

Job 22:22
Receive, I pray you, the law from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.

Job 22:23
If you return to the Almighty, you will be built up, you will put iniquity far away from your tabernacles.

Job 22:24
Then you will lay up gold as dust, and the [gold] of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Job 22:25
Indeed, the Almighty will be your defense, and you will have plenty of silver.

Job 22:26
For then you will have your delight in the Almighty, and will lift up your face to God.

Job 22:27
You will make your prayer to Him, and He will hear you, and you will pay your vows.

Job 22:28
You will also decree a thing, and it will be established to you, and the light will shine upon your ways.

Job 22:29
When [men] are cast down, then you will say, '[There is] lifting up;' and He will save the humble person.

Job 22:30
He will deliver the island of the innocent, and it is delivered by the pureness of your hands."

Job 23:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint [is] bitter, my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Job 23:3
Oh that I knew where I might find Him!  [That] I might come [even] to His seat!

Job 23:4
I would order [my] cause before Him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 23:5
I would know the words [which] He would answer me, and understand what He would say to me.

Job 23:6
Will He plead against me with [His] great power?  No; but He would put [strength] in me.

Job 23:7
There the righteous might dispute with Him; so I should be delivered forever from my Judge.

Job 23:8
Behold, I go forward, but He [is] not [there]; and backward, but I cannot perceive Him.

Job 23:9
On the left hand, where He does work, but I cannot behold [Him], He hides Himself on the right hand, that I cannot see [Him].

Job 23:10
But He knows the way that I take, [when] He has tried me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 23:11
My foot has held His steps, I have kept His way and not declined.

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary [food].

Job 23:13
But He [is] in one [mind], and who can turn Him?  And [what] His soul desires, even [that] He does.

Job 23:14
For He performs [the thing that is] appointed for me, and many such [things are] with Him.

Job 23:15
Therefore I am troubled at His presence, when I consider, I am afraid of Him.

Job 23:16
For God makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubles me.

Job 23:17
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, [neither] has He covered the darkness from my face.

Job 24:1
Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do those who know Him not see His days?

Job 24:2
[Some] remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed [thereof].

Job 24:3
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Job 24:4
They turn the needy out of the way, the poor of the earth hide themselves together.

Job 24:5
Behold, [as] wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work; rising early for a prey, the wilderness [yields] food for them [and] for [their] children.

Job 24:6
They reap [every one] his corn in the field, and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

Job 24:7
They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that [they have] no covering in the cold.

Job 24:8
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

Job 24:9
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

Job 24:10
They cause [him] to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf [from] the hungry;

Job 24:11
[Who] make oil within their walls, [and] tread [their] winepresses, and suffer thirst.

Job 24:12
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out, yet God does not lay folly [to them].

Job 24:13
They are of those who rebel against the light; they do not know the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.

Job 24:14
The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and is as a thief in the night.

Job 24:15
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye will see me,' and disguises [his] face.

Job 24:16
They dig through houses in the dark, [which] they had marked for themselves in the daytime, they do not know the light.

Job 24:17
For the morning [is] to them even as the shadow of death, if [one] knows [them, they are in] the terrors of the shadow of death.

Job 24:18
He [is] swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth, he does not behold the way of the vineyards.

Job 24:19
Drought and heat consume the snow waters, [so does] the grave [of those who] have sinned.

Job 24:20
The womb will forget him; the worm will feed sweetly on him; he will no longer be remembered; and wickedness will be broken as a tree.

Job 24:21
He entreats evil to the barren [who] does not bear, and does no good to the widow.

Job 24:22
He also draws the mighty with his power, he rises up, and no [man] is sure of life.

Job 24:23
[Though] it is given to him [to be] in safety, whereon he rests; yet His eyes [are] upon their ways.

Job 24:24
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.

Job 24:25
And if [it is] not [so] now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?"

Job 25:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

Job 25:2
"Dominion and fear [are] with Him, He makes peace in His high places.

Job 25:3
Is there any number of His armies?  And upon whom does His light not arise?

Job 25:4
How then can man be justified with God?  Or how can he be clean [who is] born of a woman?

Job 25:5
Behold even to the moon, and it does not shine; indeed, the stars are not pure in His sight.

Job 25:6
How much less man, [that is] a worm?  And the son of man, [which is] a worm?"

Job 26:1
But Job answered and said,

Job 26:2
"How have you helped [him who is] without power?  [How] have you saved the arm [that has] no strength?

Job 26:3
How have you counseled [him who has] no wisdom?  And [how] have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Job 26:4
To whom have you uttered words?  And whose spirit came from you?

Job 26:5
Dead [things] are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.

Job 26:6
Hell [is] naked before Him, and destruction has no covering.

Job 26:7
He stretches out the north over the empty place, [and] hangs the earth upon nothing.

Job 26:8
He binds up the waters in His thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

Job 26:9
He holds back the face of His Throne, [and] spreads His cloud upon it.

Job 26:10
He has encompassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Job 26:11
The pillars of heaven [*13:2, *31:10] tremble and are astonished at His reproof.

Job 26:12
He divides the sea with His power, and by His understanding He strikes through the proud.

Job 26:13
By His spirit He has garnished the heavens; His hand has formed the crooked serpent.

Job 26:14
Behold, 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 27:1
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 27:2
"[As] God lives, [who] has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, [who] has vexed my soul;

Job 27:3
All the while my breath [is] in me, and the Spirit of God [is] in my nostrils;

Job 27:4
My lips will not speak wickedness, nor will my tongue utter deceit.

Job 27:5
God forbid that I should justify you, until I die, I will not remove my integrity from me.

Job 27:6
I hold fast my righteousness, and will not let it go, my heart will not reproach [me] so long as I live.

Job 27:7
Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he who rises up against me as the unrighteous.

Job 27:8
For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon him?

Job 27:10
Will he delight himself in the Almighty?  Will he always call upon God?

Job 27:11
I will teach you by the hand of God, I will not conceal [that] which [is] with the Almighty.

Job 27:12
Behold, all of you have seen [it] yourselves; why then are you thus altogether vain?

Job 27:13
This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they will receive of the Almighty.

Job 27:14
If his children are multiplied, [it is] for the sword, and his offspring will not be satisfied with bread.

Job 27:15
Those who remain of him will be buried in death, and his widows will not weep.

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver as the dust, and prepares raiment as the clay;

Job 27:17
He may prepare [it], but the just will put [it] on, and the innocent will divide the silver.

Job 27:18
He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth [that] the keeper makes.

Job 27:19
The rich man will lie down, but he will not be gathered, he opens his eyes, and he [is] not.

Job 27:20
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him away, and he departs, and as a storm hurls him out of his place.

Job 27:22
For [God] will cast upon him, and not spare, he would run away out of its hand.

Job 27:23
[Men] will clap their hands at him, and will hiss him out of his place.

Job 28:1
Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold [where] they fine [it].

Job 28:2
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass [is] molten [out of] the stone.

Job 28:3
He sets an end to darkness, and searches out all perfection, the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

Job 28:4
The flood breaks out from the inhabitant; [even the waters] forgotten of the foot, they are dried up, they are gone away from men.

Job 28:5
[As for] the earth, out of it comes bread, and under it is turned up as it were fire.

Job 28:6
The stones of it [are] the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold.

Job 28:7
[There is] a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture's eye has not seen.

Job 28:8
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by it.

Job 28:9
He puts forth his hand upon the rock; He overturns the mountains by the roots.

Job 28:10
He cuts out rivers among the rocks; and His eye sees every precious thing.

Job 28:11
He binds the floods from overflowing; and [the thing that is] hidden, He brings forth to light.

Job 28:12
But where will wisdom be found?  And where [is] the place of understanding?

Job 28:13
Man does not know the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Job 28:14
The depth says, 'It [is] not in me,' and the sea says, '[It is] not with me.'

Job 28:15
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither will silver be weighed [for] the price thereof.

Job 28:16
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Job 28:17
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it, and the exchange of it [will not be for] jewels of fine gold.

Job 28:18
No mention will be made of coral, or of pearls, for the price of wisdom [is] above rubies.

Job 28:19
The topaz of Ethiopia will not equal it, neither will it be valued with pure gold.

Job 28:20
From where then does wisdom come?  And where [is] the place of understanding?

Job 28:21
Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Job 28:22
Destruction and death say, 'We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.'

Job 28:23
God understands the way thereof, and He knows the place thereof.

Job 28:24
For He looks to the ends of the earth, [and] sees under the whole heaven;

Job 28:25
To make the weight for the winds; and He weighs the waters by measure.

Job 28:26
When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder.

Job 28:27
Then He saw it, and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, and searched it out.

Job 28:28
And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom [*4:131]; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Job 29:1
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 29:2
"Oh that I were as [in] months past, as [in] the days [when] God preserved me;

Job 29:3
When His candle shined upon my head, [and when] by His light I walked [through] darkness;

Job 29:4
As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God [was] upon my tabernacle;

Job 29:5
When the Almighty [was] still with me, [when] my children [were] about me;

Job 29:6
When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured out rivers of oil for me;

Job 29:7
When I went out to the gate through the city, [when] I prepared my seat in the street!

Job 29:8
The young men saw me, and hid themselves, and the aged arose, [and] stood up.

Job 29:9
The princes refrained talking, and laid [their] hand on their mouth.

Job 29:10
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.

Job 29:11
When the ear heard [me], then it blessed me; and when the eye saw [me], it gave witness to me.

Job 29:12
Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless, and [him who had] none to help him.

Job 29:13
The blessing of him who was ready to perish came upon me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me, my judgment [was] as a robe and a diadem.

Job 29:15
I was eyes to the blind, and I [was] feet to the lame.

Job 29:16
I [was] a father to the poor, and the cause [which] I did not know I searched out.

Job 29:17
And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

Job 29:18
Then I said, 'I will die in my nest, and I will multiply [my] days as the sand.'

Job 29:19
My root [was] spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.

Job 29:20
My glory [was] fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.

Job 29:21
[Men] gave ear to me, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

Job 29:22
After my words, they did not speak again; and my speech dropped upon them.

Job 29:23
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain.

Job 29:24
[If] I laughed on them, they did not believe [it]; and they did not cast down the light of my countenance.

Job 29:25
I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one [who] comforts the mourners.

Job 30:1
But now [those who are] younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

Job 30:2
Indeed, whereto [might] the strength of their hands [profit] me, in whom old age has perished?

Job 30:3
For want and famine, [they were] solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in the former time, desolate and waste.

Job 30:4
Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots [for] their meat.

Job 30:5
They were driven forth from among [men], (they cried after them as [after] a thief);

Job 30:6
To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, [in] caves of the earth, and [in] the rocks.

Job 30:7
They brayed among the bushes; they were gathered together under the nettles.

Job 30:8
[They were] children of fools, indeed, children of base men, they were viler than the earth.

Job 30:9
And now I am their song, indeed, I am their byword.

Job 30:10
They abhor me, they flee far from me, and do not spare to spit in my face.

Job 30:11
Because he has loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.

Job 30:12
The youth rises upon [my] right [hand]; they push away my feet, and they raise up the ways of their destruction against me.

Job 30:13
They mar my path, they set my calamity forward, they have no helper.

Job 30:14
They came [upon me] as a wide breaking in [of waters], they rolled themselves [upon me] in the desolation.

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned upon me, they pursue my soul as the wind, and my welfare passes away as a cloud.

Job 30:16
And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

Job 30:17
My bones are pierced in me in the night season, and my sinews take no rest.

Job 30:18
My garment is changed by the great force [of my disease], it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

Job 30:19
He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.

Job 30:20
I cry to You, and You do not hear me, I stand up, and You do regard [not] me.

Job 30:21
You have become cruel to me, with Your strong hand You oppose Yourself against me.

Job 30:22
You lift me up to the wind; You cause me to ride [upon it], and dissolve my substance.

Job 30:23
For I know [that] You will bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.

Job 30:24
Howbeit he will not stretch out [his] hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

Job 30:25
Did I not weep for him who was in trouble?  Was my soul [not] grieved for the poor?

Job 30:26
When I looked for good, then evil came [to me], and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

Job 30:27
My bowels boiled, and did not rest, the days of affliction prevented me.

Job 30:28
I went mourning without the sun, I stood up, [and] I cried in the congregation.

Job 30:29
I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Job 30:30
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Job 30:31
My harp is also [turned] to mourning, and my organ into the voice of those who weep.

Job 31:1
I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

Job 31:2
For what portion of God [is there] from above?  And [what] inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

Job 31:3
[Is] destruction not to the wicked?  And a strange [punishment] to the workers of iniquity?

Job 31:4
Does He not see my ways, and count all my steps?

Job 31:5
If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hastened to deceit;

Job 31:6
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity.

Job 31:7
If my step has turned out of the way, and my heart walked after my eyes, and if any blot has cleaved to my hands;

Job 31:8
[Then] let me sow, and let another eat; indeed, let my offspring be rooted out.

Job 31:9
If my heart has been deceived by a woman, or [if] I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;

Job 31:10
[Then] let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down upon her.

Job 31:11
For this [is] a heinous crime; indeed, it [is] an iniquity [to be punished by] the judges.

Job 31:12
For it [is] a fire [that] consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

Job 31:13
If I despised the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

Job 31:14
What then will I do when God rises up?  And when He visits, what will I answer Him?

Job 31:15
Did He who made me in the womb not make him?  And did one not fashion us in the womb?

Job 31:16
If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Job 31:17
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless have not eaten thereof;

Job 31:18
(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 31:19
If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

Job 31:20
If his loins have not blessed me, and [if] he were [not] warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

Job 31:21
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate.

Job 31:22
[Then] let my arm fall from my shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.

Job 31:23
For destruction [from] God [was] a terror to me, and by reason of His highness, I could not endure.

Job 31:24
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, '[You are] my confidence;'

Job 31:25
If I rejoiced because my wealth [was] great, and because my hand had gotten much;

Job 31:26
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking [in] brightness;

Job 31:27
And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand.

Job 31:28
This also [was] an iniquity [to be punished by] the judge, for I should have denied the God [that is] above.

Job 31:29
If I rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him.

Job 31:30
Neither have I allowed my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Job 31:31
If the men of my tabernacle did not say, 'Oh that we had of his flesh!  We cannot be satisfied.'

Job 31:32
The stranger did not lodge in the street, [but] I opened my doors to the traveler.

Job 31:33
If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom.

Job 31:34
Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, [and] did not go out of the door?

Job 31:35
Oh that one would hear me!  Behold, my desire [is, that] the Almighty would answer me, and [that] my adversary had written a book.

Job 31:36
Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, [and] bind it [as] a crown to me.

Job 31:37
I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near him.

Job 31:38
If my land cries against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

Job 31:39
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life.

Job 31:40
Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley."  The words of Job are ended.

Job 32:1
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he [was] righteous in his own eyes.

Job 32:2
Then the wrath of Elihu was kindled, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram; his was wrath kindled against Job because he justified himself rather than God.

Job 32:3
His wrath was also kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and [yet] had condemned Job.

Job 32:4
Now Elihu had waited until Job had spoken, because they [were] older than him.

Job 32:5
When Elihu saw that [there was] no answer in the mouth of [these] three men, then his wrath was kindled.

Job 32:6
And Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said, "I [am] young, and you [are] very old; therefore I was afraid, and did not show you my opinion.

Job 32:7
I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

Job 32:8
But [there is] a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Job 32:9
Great men are not [always] wise, neither do the aged understand judgment.

Job 32:10
Therefore I said, 'Listen to me; I will also show my opinion.'

Job 32:11
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, while you searched out what to say.

Job 32:12
Indeed, I attended to you, and, behold, [there were] none of you who convinced Job, [or] who answered his words.

Job 32:13
Unless you should say, 'We have found out wisdom, God thrusts him down, not man.'

Job 32:14
Now he has not directed [his] words against me, neither will I answer him with your speeches."

Job 32:15
They were amazed, they answered no more, they left off speaking.

Job 32:16
When I had waited, (for they did not speak, but stood still, [and] answered no more);

Job 32:17
[I said], "I will answer also my part, I also will show my opinion.

Job 32:18
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constrains me.

Job 32:19
Behold, my belly [is] as wine [which] has no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

Job 32:20
I will speak, that I may be refreshed, I will open my lips and answer.

Job 32:21
Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man.

Job 32:22
For I do not know to give flattering titles; [in so doing] my Maker would soon take me away.

Job 33:1
Therefore, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and hear all my words.

Job 33:2
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

Job 33:3
My words [will be of] the uprightness of my heart, and my lips will utter knowledge clearly.

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Job 33:5
If you can answer me, set [your words] in order before me, stand up.

Job 33:6
Behold, I [am] according to your wish in God's stead, I also am formed out of the clay.

Job 33:7
Behold, my terror will not make you afraid, neither will my hand be heavy upon you.

Job 33:8
Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of [your] words, [saying],

Job 33:9
'I am clean without transgression, I [am] innocent; neither [is there] iniquity in me.

Job 33:10
Behold, He finds occasions against me, He counts me for his enemy,

Job 33:11
He puts my feet in the stocks, He marks all my paths.'

Job 33:12
Behold, [in] this you are not just, I will answer you, that God is greater than man.

Job 33:13
Why do you strive against Him?  For He does not give account of any of His matters.

Job 33:14
For God speaks once, indeed twice, [yet man] does not perceive it.

Job 33:15
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Job 33:16
Then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

Job 33:17
That He may withdraw man [from His] purpose, and hide pride from man.

Job 33:18
He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Job 33:19
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong [pain].

Job 33:20
So that his life abhors bread, and his soul, dainty meat.

Job 33:21
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones, [which] were not seen, stick out.

Job 33:22
Indeed, his soul draws near the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

Job 33:23
If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness.

Job 33:24
Then he is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

Job 33:25
His flesh will be fresher than a child's, he will return to the days of his youth.

Job 33:26
He will pray to God, and he will be favorable to Him, and he will see His Face with joy, for He will render to man his righteousness.

Job 33:27
He looks upon men, and [if any] says, 'I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it did not profit me;'

Job 33:28
He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life will see the light.

Job 33:29
Behold, God works all these [things] often with man,

Job 33:30
To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Job 33:31
Mark well, O Job, hear me, hold your peace, and I will speak.

Job 33:32
If you have anything to say, answer me, speak, for I desire to justify you.

Job 33:33
If not, hear me, hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom."

Job 34:1
Furthermore Elihu answered and said,

Job 34:2
"Hear my words, O you wise [men]; and give ear to me, you who have knowledge.

Job 34:3
For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.

Job 34:4
Let us choose judgment to us, let us know among ourselves what [is] good.

Job 34:5
For Job has said, 'I am righteous, and God has taken away my judgment.'

Job 34:6
Should I lie against my right?  My wound [is] incurable without transgression.

Job 34:7
What man [is] like Job, [who] drinks up scorning like water?

Job 34:8
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

Job 34:9
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

Job 34:10
Therefore hear me, you men of understanding, it is far from God, [that He should do] wickedness; and [from] the Almighty, [that He should commit] iniquity.

Job 34:11
For He will render the work of a man to him, and cause every man to find according to [his] ways.

Job 34:12
Indeed, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

Job 34:13
Who has given Him a charge over the earth?  Or who has disposed the whole world?

Job 34:14
If He sets His heart upon man, [if] He gathers His Spirit and His breath to Himself;

Job 34:15
All flesh will perish together, and man will turn again to dust.

Job 34:16
If now [you have] understanding, hear this, hear the voice of my words.

Job 34:17
Should even he who hates right govern?  And you will condemn him who is most just?

Job 34:18
[Is it fit] to say to a king, '[You are] wicked?'  [And] to princes, '[You are] ungodly?'

Job 34:19
[How much less to Him] who does not accept the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?  For they all [are] the works of His hands.

Job 34:20
In a moment they will die, and the people will be troubled at midnight, and pass away, and the mighty will be taken away without hand.

Job 34:21
For His eyes [are] upon the ways of man, and He sees all his goings.

Job 34:22
[There is] no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.  [*Book of Enoch 9:5*96:14]

Job 34:23
For He will not lay upon man more [than right]; that he should enter into judgment with God.

Job 34:24
He will break mighty men in pieces without number, and set others in their stead.

Job 34:25
Therefore He knows their works, and He overturns [them] in the night, so that they are destroyed.

Job 34:26
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

Job 34:27
Because they turned back from Him, and would not consider any of His ways.

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to Him, and He hears the cry of the afflicted.

Job 34:29
When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble?  And when He hides [His] Face, who then can behold Him?  Whether [it is done] against a nation, or against a man only.

Job 34:30
That the hypocrite does not reign, unless the people are ensnared.

Job 34:31
Surely it is proper to be said to God, 'I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [anymore].

Job 34:32
[That which] I do not see, teach me, if I have done iniquity, I will no longer do.'

Job 34:33
[Should it be] according to your mind?  He will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I, therefore speak what you know.

Job 34:34
Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hear me.

Job 34:35
Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words [were] without wisdom.

Job 34:36
My desire [is that] Job may be tried to the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.

Job 34:37
For he adds rebellion to his sin, he claps [his hands] among us, and multiplies his words against God."

Job 35:1
Elihu spoke moreover, and said,

Job 35:2
"Do you think this is right, [that] you said, 'My righteousness [is] more than God's?'

Job 35:3
For you said, 'What advantage will it be to you?'  [And], 'What profit will I have, [if I am cleansed] from my sin?'

Job 35:4
I will answer you, and your companions with you.

Job 35:5
Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds [which] are higher than you.

Job 35:6
If you sin, what do you do against Him?  Or [if] your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him?

Job 35:7
If you are righteous, what do you give Him?  Or what does He receive of your hand?

Job 35:8
Your wickedness [may hurt] a man as you [are]; and your righteousness [may profit] the son of man.

Job 35:9
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make [the oppressed] cry, they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Job 35:10
But none says, 'Where [is] God my Maker, who gives songs in the night;

Job 35:11
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?'

Job 35:12
There they cry, but none gives an answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Job 35:13
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:14
Although you say you will not see Him, [yet] judgment [is] before Him; therefore trust in Him.

Job 35:15
But now, because [it is] not [so], He has visited in His anger; yet He knows [it] not in great extremity.

Job 35:16
Therefore Job opens his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without knowledge."

Job 36:1
Elihu also proceeded, and said,

Job 36:2
"Encompass me a little, and I will show you that [I have] yet to speak on God's behalf.

Job 36:3
I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Job 36:4
For truly my words [will] not [be] false, He who is perfect in knowledge [is] with you.

Job 36:5
Behold, God [is] mighty, and does not despise [any, He is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom.

Job 36:6
He does not preserve the life of the wicked, but gives right to the poor.

Job 36:7
He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, but [they are] with kings on the throne; indeed, He establishes them forever, and they are exalted.

Job 36:8
And if [they are] bound in fetters, [and] held in cords of affliction;

Job 36:9
Then He shows them their work, and their transgressions, that they have exceeded.

Job 36:10
He also opens their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.

Job 36:11
If they obey and serve [Him], they will spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Job 36:12
But if they do not obey, they will perish by the sword, and they will die without knowledge.

Job 36:13
But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath, they do not cry when He binds them.

Job 36:14
They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.

Job 36:15
He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.

Job 36:16
Even so He would have removed you out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on your table [should be] full of fatness.

Job 36:17
But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked, judgment and justice take hold [on you].

Job 36:18
Because [there is] wrath, [beware] unless He takes away with [His] stroke, then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

Job 36:19
Will He esteem your riches?  [No], not gold, nor all the forces of strength.  [*2:48*2:123*3:91*5:36*10:54*13:18*39:47*57:15, *70:11 - 14]

Job 36:20
Do not desire the night, when people are cut off in their place.

Job 36:21
Take heed, do not regard iniquity, for you have chosen this rather than affliction.

Job 36:22
Behold, God exalts by His power, who teaches like Him?

Job 36:23
Who has enjoined Him His way?  Or who can say, 'You have contrived iniquity?'

Job 36:24
Remember that you magnify His work, which men behold.

Job 36:25
Every man may see it; man may behold [it] afar off.

Job 36:26
Behold, God [is] great, and we do not know [Him], neither can the number of His years be searched out.

Job 36:27
For He makes the drops of water small, they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof.

Job 36:28
Which the clouds drop [and] distill upon man abundantly.

Job 36:29
Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of His tabernacle?

Job 36:30
Behold, He spreads His light upon it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

Job 36:31
For He judges the people by them; He gives meat in abundance.

Job 36:32
He covers the light with clouds; and commands it [to not shine] by [the cloud] that comes between.

Job 36:33
The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

Job 37:1
My heart also trembles at this, and is moved out of his place.

Job 37:2
Hear the noise of His voice attentively, and the sound [that] goes out of His mouth.

Job 37:3
He directs it under the whole heaven, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:4
A voice roars after it, He thunders with the voice of His excellency; and He will not circumvent them when His voice is heard.

Job 37:5
God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things, which we cannot comprehend.

Job 37:6
For He says to the snow, 'Be [on] the earth;' likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of His strength.

Job 37:7
He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know His work.

Job 37:8
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

Job 37:9
The whirlwind comes out of the south, and cold out of the north.

Job 37:10
Frost is given by the breath of God, and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Job 37:11
He also wearies the thick cloud by watering, He scatters His bright cloud.

Job 37:12
And it is turned around by His counsels, that they may do whatever He commands them upon the face of the world in the earth.

Job 37:13
He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy.

Job 37:14
Listen to this, O Job, stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 37:15
Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light of His cloud to shine?

Job 37:16
Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:17
How your garments [are] warm, when He quiets the earth by the south [wind]?

Job 37:18
Have you spread out the heaven with Him, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten mirror?

Job 37:19
Teach us what we will say to Him; [for] we cannot order [our speech] by reason of darkness.

Job 37:20
Should it be told to Him that I speak?  If a man speaks, surely he will be swallowed up.

Job 37:21
And now [men] do not see the bright light which [is] in the clouds, but the wind passes, and cleanses them.

Job 37:22
Fair weather comes out of the north, with God [is] terrible majesty.

Job 37:23
[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.

Job 37:24
Men do therefore fear Him, He does not respect any [who are] wise of heart."

Job 38:1
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 38:2
"Who [is] this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Job 38:3
Now gird up your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer Me.

Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?  Declare, if you have understanding.

Job 38:5
Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know?  Or who has stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?  Or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Job 38:7
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:8
Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb?

Job 38:9
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

Job 38:10
And broke up for it My decreed [place], and set bars and doors,

Job 38:11
And said, 'Here you will come, but no further, and here will your proud waves be stayed?'

Job 38:12
Have you commanded the morning since your days; [and] caused the dayspring to know his place;

Job 38:13
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Job 38:14
It is turned as clay [to] the seal; and they stand as a garment.

Job 38:15
And their light is withheld from the wicked, and the high arm will be broken.

Job 38:16
Have you entered into the springs of the sea?  Or have you walked in the search of the depth?

Job 38:17
Have the gates of death been opened to you?  Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Job 38:18
Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if you know it all.

Job 38:19
Where [is] the way [where] light dwells?  And [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof, [*17:12]

Job 38:20
That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths [to] the house thereof?

Job 38:21
Do you know [it], because you were born then?  Or [because] the number of your days [is] great?

Job 38:22
Have you entered into the treasures of the snow?  Or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

Job 38:23
Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

Job 38:24
By what way is the light parted, [which] scatters the east wind upon the earth?

Job 38:25
Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

Job 38:26
To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man;

Job 38:27
To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Job 38:28
Does the rain have a father?  Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Job 38:29
Out of whose womb did the ice come?  And the hoary frost of heaven, who has generated it?

Job 38:30
The waters are hidden as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Job 38:31
Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Job 38:32
Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?  Or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?

Job 38:33
Do you know the ordinances of heaven?  Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Job 38:34
Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?

Job 38:35
Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, 'Here we [are]?'

Job 38:36
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts?  Or who has given understanding to the heart?

Job 38:37
Who can number the clouds in wisdom?  Or who can lie down the bottles of heaven,

Job 38:38
When the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

Job 38:39
Will you hunt the prey for the lion?  Or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Job 38:40
When they prostrate in [their] dens, [and] abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Job 38:41
Who provides food for the raven?  When his young ones cry to God, they wander for lack of meat.

Job 39:1
Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth?  [Or] can you mark when the hinds do calve?

Job 39:2
Can you number the months [that] they fulfill?  Or know the time when they bring forth?

Job 39:3
They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.

Job 39:4
Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and do not return to them.

Job 39:5
Who has sent out the wild donkey free?  Or who has loosed the bands of the wild donkey?

Job 39:6
Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.

Job 39:7
He scorns the multitude of the city, neither does he regard the crying of the driver.

Job 39:8
The range of the mountains [is] his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.

Job 39:9
Will the unicorn be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

Job 39:10
Can you bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow?  Or will he harrow the valleys after you?

Job 39:11
Will you trust him, because his strength [is] great?  Or will you leave your labor to him?

Job 39:12
Will you believe him, that he will bring home your seed, and gather [it into] your barn?

Job 39:13
[Did you give] the good wings to the peacocks?  Or wings and feathers to the ostrich?

Job 39:14
Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust,

Job 39:15
And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

Job 39:16
She is hardened against her young ones, as though [they were] not hers, her labor is in vain without fear;

Job 39:17
Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has He imparted to her understanding.

Job 39:18
What time she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:19
Have you given the horse strength?  Have you clothed his neck with thunder?

Job 39:20
Can you make him afraid as a grasshopper?  The glory of his nostrils [is] terrible.

Job 39:21
He paws in the valley, and rejoices in [his] strength, he goes on to meet the armed men.

Job 39:22
He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; neither does he turn back from the sword.

Job 39:23
The quiver rattles against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

Job 39:24
He swallows the ground with fierceness and rage, neither does he believe that [it is] the sound of the trumpet.

Job 39:25
He says among the trumpets, 'Ha, ha;' and he smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Job 39:26
Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, [and] stretch her wings toward the south?

Job 39:27
Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high?

Job 39:28
She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

Job 39:29
From there she seeks the prey, [and] her eyes behold afar off.

Job 39:30
Her young ones also suck up blood, and where the slain [are], there she [is]."

Job 40:1
Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said,

Job 40:2
"Should he who contends with the Almighty instruct [Him]?  He who reproves God, let him answer it."

Job 40:3
Then Job answered the Lord, and said,

Job 40:4
"Behold, I am vile; what will I answer You?  I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Job 40:5
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer, indeed, twice; but I will proceed no further."

Job 40:6
Then the Lord answered to Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 40:7
"Now gird up your loins like a man, I will demand of you, and declare to Me.

Job 40:8
Will you also disannul My judgment?  Will you condemn Me, that you may be righteous?

Job 40:9
Do you have an arm like God?  Or can you thunder with a voice like Him?

Job 40:10
Deck yourself now [with] majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty.

Job 40:11
Cast the rage of your wrath abroad, and behold everyone [who is] proud, and abase him.

Job 40:12
Look on everyone [who is] proud, [and] bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

Job 40:13
Hide them in the dust together; [and] bind their faces in secret.

Job 40:14
Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job 40:15
Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox.

Job 40:16
Behold now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.

Job 40:17
He moves his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

Job 40:18
His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.

Job 40:19
He [is] the chief of the ways of God, He who made him can make his sword approach [him].

Job 40:20
Surely the mountains bring forth food for him, where all the beasts of the field play.

Job 40:21
He lies under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

Job 40:22
The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him about.

Job 40:23
Behold, he drinks up a river, [and] does not hasten, he trusts that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

Job 40:24
He takes it with his eyes, [his] nose pierces through snares.

Job 41:1
Can you draw out leviathan with a hook?  Or his tongue with a cord [which] you let down?

Job 41:2
Can you put a hook into his nose?  Or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

Job 41:3
Will he make many supplications to you?  Will he speak soft [words] to you?

Job 41:4
Will he make a covenant with you?  Will you take him for a servant forever?

Job 41:5
Will you play with him as [with] a bird?  Or you will bind him for your maidens?

Job 41:6
Should the companions make a banquet of him?  Will they part him among the merchants?

Job 41:7
Can you fill his skin with barbed irons?  Or his head with fish spears?

Job 41:8
Lay your hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

Job 41:9
Behold, the hope of him is in vain, will [one] not be cast down even at the sight of him?

Job 41:10
None [are so] fierce who dare stir him up, who then is able to stand before Me?

Job 41:11
Who has prevented Me, that I should repay [him?  Whatever is] under the whole heaven is Mine [*3:189*5:120].

Job 41:12
I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.

Job 41:13
Who can discover the face of his garment?  [Or] who can come [to him] with his double bridle?

Job 41:14
Who can open the doors of his face?  His teeth [are] terrible round about.

Job 41:15
[His] scales [are his] pride, shut up together [as with] a close seal.

Job 41:16
One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

Job 41:17
They are joined to one another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

Job 41:18
A light shines by his neesings, and his eyes [are] like the eyelids of the morning.

Job 41:19
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, [and] sparks of fire leap out.

Job 41:20
Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as [out] of a seething pot or caldron.

Job 41:21
His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

Job 41:22
In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.

Job 41:23
The flakes of his flesh are joined together, they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

Job 41:24
His heart is as firm as a stone; indeed, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone].

Job 41:25
When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid, by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

Job 41:26
The sword of him who lays at him cannot hold, the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.

Job 41:27
He esteems iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood.

Job 41:28
The arrow cannot make him flee, slingstones are turned with him into stubble.

Job 41:29
Darts are counted as stubble, he laughs at the shaking of a spear.

Job 41:30
Sharp stones [are] under him, he spreads sharp pointed things upon the mire.

Job 41:31
He makes the deep boil like a pot, he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

Job 41:32
He makes a path to shine after him; [one] would think the deep [to be] hoary.

Job 41:33
Upon earth there is not his rule, who is made without fear.

Job 41:34
He beholds all high [things], he [is] a king over all the children of pride."

Job 42:1
Then Job answered the Lord, and said,

Job 42:2
"I know that You can do every [thing], and [that] no thought can be withheld from You.

Job 42:3
Who [is] he who hides counsel without knowledge?  Therefore I have uttered that I do not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Job 42:4
Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak, I will demand of You, and declare to me.

Job 42:5
I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.

Job 42:6
Therefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes."

Job 42:7
And it was [so], that after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me [the thing that is] right, as My servant Job [has].

Job 42:8
Therefore take seven bullocks and seven rams to you now, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job will pray for you, for him will I accept, unless I deal with you [after your] folly, in that you have not spoken of Me [the thing which is] right, like My servant Job."

Job 42:9
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite [and] Zophar the Naamathite went, and did accordingly as the Lord commanded them, the Lord also accepted Job.

Job 42:10
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.

Job 42:11
Then all his brethren came there to him, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate 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 everyone, an earring of gold.

Job 42:12
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 female donkeys.

Job 42:13
He also had seven sons and three daughters.  [*21:84*38:43]

Job 42:14
And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

Job 42:15
And in all the land no women were found [so] fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

Job 42:16
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, [even] four generations.

Job 42:17
So Job died, [being] old and full of days.

 [Wisdom of Solomon]                      Jonah