22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
22:2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be
profitable unto himself?
22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?
or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
22:4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee
22:5 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?
22:6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and
stripped the naked of their clothing.
22:7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast
withholden bread from the hungry.
22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the
honourable man dwelt in it.
22:9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the
fatherless have been broken.
22:10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear
22:11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters
22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of
the stars, how high they are!
22:13 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the
22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he
walketh in the circuit of heaven.
22:15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?
22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was
overflown with a flood:
22:17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty
do for them?
22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel
of the wicked is far from me.
22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh
them to scorn.
22:20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them
the fire consumeth.
22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good
shall come unto thee.
22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his
words in thine heart.
22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou
shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
22:24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as
the stones of the brooks.
22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have
plenty of silver.
22:26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and
shalt lift up thy face unto God.
22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee,
and thou shalt pay thy vows.
22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established
unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting
up; and he shall save the humble person.
22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is
delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
23:1 Then Job answered and said,
23:2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than
23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even
to his seat!
23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with
23:5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and
understand what he would say unto me.
23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he
would put strength in me.
23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be
delivered for ever from my judge.
23:8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I
cannot perceive him:
23:9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him:
he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I
shall come forth as gold.
23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not
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
23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.
23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many
such things are with him.
23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am
afraid of him.
23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he
covered the darkness from my face.
24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they
that know him not see his days?
24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks,
and feed thereof.
24:3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the
widow's ox for a pledge.
24:4 They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide
24:5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their
work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness yieldeth food
for them and for their children.
24:6 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the
vintage of the wicked.
24:7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have
no covering in the cold.
24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace
the rock for want of a shelter.
24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge
of the poor.
24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take
away the sheaf from the hungry;
24:11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their
winepresses, and suffer thirst.
24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded
crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not
the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy,
and in the night is as a thief.
24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.
24:16 In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for
themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
24:17 For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: if one
know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
24:18 He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the
earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave
those which have sinned.
24:20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him;
he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken
as a tree.
24:21 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not
good to the widow.
24:22 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and
no man is sure of life.
24:23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth;
yet his eyes are upon their ways.
24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought
low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off
as the tops of the ears of corn.
24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my
speech nothing worth?
25:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
25:2 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high
25:3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his
25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean
that is born of a woman?
25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars
are not pure in his sight.
25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which
is a worm?
26:1 But Job answered and said,
26:2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest
thou the arm that hath no strength?
26:3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast
thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
26:4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from
26:5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the
26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth
the earth upon nothing.
26:8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is
not rent under them.
26:9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his
cloud upon it.
26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and
night come to an end.
26:11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his
26:12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding
he smiteth through the proud.
26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath
formed the crooked serpent.
26:14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is
heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the
Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in
27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter
27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not
remove mine integrity from me.
27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart
shall not reproach me so long as I live.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against
me as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
when God taketh away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call
27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the
Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus
27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage
of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
27:14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his
offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
widows shall not weep.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as
27:17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the
innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the
27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he
openeth his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him
away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a
storm hurleth him out of his place.
27:22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee
out of his hand.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of
28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold
where they fine it.
28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the
28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all
perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
28:4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters
forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away
28:5 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is
turned up as it were fire.
28:6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust
28:7 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's
eye hath not seen:
28:8 The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion
passed by it.
28:9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the
mountains by the roots.
28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every
28:11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is
hid bringeth he forth to light.
28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of
28:13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the
land of the living.
28:14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not
28:15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed
for the price thereof.
28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious
onyx, or the sapphire.
28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of
it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price
of wisdom is above rubies.
28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be
valued with pure gold.
28:20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of
28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close
from the fowls of the air.
28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with
28:23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place
28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the
28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters
28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the
lightning of the thunder:
28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and
searched it out.
28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is
wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God
29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I
walked through darkness;
29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was
upon my tabernacle;
29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about
29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out
rivers of oil;
29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared
my seat in the street!
29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose,
and stood up.
29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their
29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the
roof of their mouth.
29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye
saw me, it gave witness to me:
29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
and him that had none to help him.
29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and
I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as
a robe and a diadem.
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out
of his teeth.
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my
days as the sand.
29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
night upon my branch.
29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped
29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.
29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of
my countenance they cast not down.
29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in
the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision,
whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs
of my flock.
30:2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in
whom old age was perished?
30:3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the
wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
30:4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their
30:5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them
as after a thief;)
30:6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth,
and in the rocks.
30:7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were
30:8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they
were viler than the earth.
30:9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in
30:11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have
also let loose the bridle before me.
30:12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and
they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
30:13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no
30:14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the
desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
30:15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind:
and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
30:16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction
have taken hold upon me.
30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews
take no rest.
30:18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it
bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
30:19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and
30:20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and
thou regardest me not.
30:21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou
opposest thyself against me.
30:22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon
it, and dissolvest my substance.
30:23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house
appointed for all living.
30:24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though
they cry in his destruction.
30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul
grieved for the poor?
30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I
waited for light, there came darkness.
30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction
30:28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in
30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the
voice of them that weep.
31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon
31:2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what
inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to
the workers of iniquity?
31:4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to
31:6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine
31:7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked
after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
31:8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be
31:9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid
wait at my neighbour's door;
31:10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down
31:11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be
punished by the judges.
31:12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root
out all mine increase.
31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my
maidservant, when they contended with me;
31:14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth,
what shall I answer him?
31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one
fashion us in the womb?
31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused
the eyes of the widow to fail;
31:17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath
not eaten thereof;
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;)
31:19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor
31:20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed
with the fleece of my sheep;
31:21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw
my help in the gate:
31:22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be
broken from the bone.
31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of
his highness I could not endure.
31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold,
Thou art my confidence;
31:25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine
hand had gotten much;
31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
31:27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath
kissed my hand:
31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I
should have denied the God that is above.
31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or
lifted up myself when evil found him:
31:30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to
31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his
flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
31:32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my
doors to the traveller.
31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine
iniquity in my bosom:
31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families
terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the
Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written
31:36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a
crown to me.
31:37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince
would I go near unto him.
31:38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise
31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have
caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of
barley. The words of Job are ended.
32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was
righteous in his own eyes.
32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the
Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath
kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because
they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were
elder than he.
32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these
three men, then his wrath was kindled.
32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I
am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and
durst not shew you mine opinion.
32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach
32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the
Almighty giveth them understanding.
32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand
32:10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine
32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons,
whilst ye searched out what to say.
32:12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you
that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
32:13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth
him down, not man.
32:14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I
answer him with your speeches.
32:15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off
32:16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and
answered no more;)
32:17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine
32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to
burst like new bottles.
32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let
me give flattering titles unto man.
32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker
would soon take me away.
33:1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to
all my words.
33:2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in
33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips
shall utter knowledge clearly.
33:4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty
hath given me life.
33:5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me,
33:6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am
formed out of the clay.
33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my
hand be heavy upon thee.
33:8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the
voice of thy words, saying,
33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is
there iniquity in me.
33:10 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for
33:11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
33:12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that
God is greater than man.
33:13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of
any of his matters.
33:14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth
upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
33:16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their
33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from
33:18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from
perishing by the sword.
33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude
of his bones with strong pain:
33:20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
33:21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his
bones that were not seen stick out.
33:22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the
33:23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from
going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to
the days of his youth:
33:26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him:
and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto
man his righteousness.
33:27 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and
perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
33:28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life
shall see the light.
33:29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with
the light of the living.
33:31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will
33:32 If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire
to justify thee.
33:33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach
34:1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
34:2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that
34:3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what
34:5 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my
34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without
34:7 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
34:8 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and
walketh with wicked men.
34:9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should
delight himself with God.
34:10 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it
from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty,
that he should commit iniquity.
34:11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause
every man to find according to his ways.
34:12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the
Almighty pervert judgment.
34:13 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath
disposed the whole world?
34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his
spirit and his breath;
34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto
34:16 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the
voice of my words.
34:17 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn
him that is most just?
34:18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes,
Ye are ungodly?
34:19 How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of
princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they
all are the work of his hands.
34:20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled
at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away
34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers
of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should
enter into judgment with God.
34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set
others in their stead.
34:25 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in
the night, so that they are destroyed.
34:26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
34:27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any
of his ways:
34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and
he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when
he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be
done against a nation, or against a man only:
34:30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
34:31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne
chastisement, I will not offend any more:
34:32 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I
will do no more.
34:33 Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it,
whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I:
therefore speak what thou knowest.
34:34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken
34:35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without
34:36 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his
answers for wicked men.
34:37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands
among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My
righteousness is more than God's?
35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and,
What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
35:4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
35:5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which
are higher than thou.
35:6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy
transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
35:7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth
he of thine hand?
35:8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
righteousness may profit the son of man.
35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the
35:10 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the
35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh
us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride
of evil men.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty
35:14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is
before him; therefore trust thou in him.
35:15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger;
yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth
words without knowledge.
36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to
speak on God's behalf.
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe
righteousness to my Maker.
36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in
knowledge is with thee.
36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.
36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to
36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings
are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever,
and they are exalted.
36:8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of
36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that
they have exceeded.
36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that
they return from iniquity.
36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in
prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they
shall die without knowledge.
36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when
he bindeth them.
36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their
ears in oppression.
36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a
broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which
should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment
and justice take hold on thee.
36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his
stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
36:19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of
36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen
rather than affliction.
36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
36:23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast
36:24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the
number of his years be searched out.
36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain
according to the vapour thereof:
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the
noise of his tabernacle?
36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the
bottom of the sea.
36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in
36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to
shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
36:33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also
concerning the vapour.
37:1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his
37:2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that
goeth out of his mouth.
37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto
the ends of the earth.
37:4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his
excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
37:5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth
he, which we cannot comprehend.
37:6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to
the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
37:7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his
37:8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
37:9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the
waters is straitened.
37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth
his bright cloud:
37:12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do
whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in
37:13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his
land, or for mercy.
37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the
wondrous works of God.
37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of
his cloud to shine?
37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous
works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
37:17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the
37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as
a molten looking glass?
37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our
speech by reason of darkness.
37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he
shall be swallowed up.
37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds:
but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
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
37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise
38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
and answer thou me.
38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
hath stretched the line upon it?
38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
the corner stone thereof;
38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?
38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if
it had issued out of the womb?
38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddlingband for it,
38:10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here
shall thy proud waves be stayed?
38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the
wicked might be shaken out of it?
38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high
arm shall be broken.
38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?
38:17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou
seen the doors of the shadow of death?
38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou
knowest it all.
38:19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
where is the place thereof,
38:20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
38:21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the
number of thy days is great?
38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail,
38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the
day of battle and war?
38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east
wind upon the earth?
38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
or a way for the lightning of thunder;
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;
38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud
of the tender herb to spring forth?
38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
who hath gendered it?
38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep
38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?
38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
guide Arcturus with his sons?
38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the
dominion thereof in the earth?
38:34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of
waters may cover thee?
38:35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto
thee, Here we are?
38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?
38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the
bottles of heaven,
38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast
38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of
the young lions,
38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie
38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry
unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
39:1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring
forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
39:2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou
the time when they bring forth?
39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they
cast out their sorrows.
39:4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn;
they go forth, and return not unto them.
39:5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the
bands of the wild ass?
39:6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land
39:7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he
the crying of the driver.
39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth
after every green thing.
39:9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy
39:10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or
will he harrow the valleys after thee?
39:11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt
thou leave thy labour to him?
39:12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and
gather it into thy barn?
39:13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and
feathers unto the ostrich?
39:14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
39:15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild
beast may break them.
39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were
not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;
39:17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he
imparted to her understanding.
39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the
horse and his rider.
39:19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck
39:20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his
nostrils is terrible.
39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he
goeth on to meet the armed men.
39:22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he
back from the sword.
39:23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the
39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
39:25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the
battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the
39:26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
39:27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on
39:28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the
rock, and the strong place.
39:29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
39:30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
there is she.
40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he
that reproveth God, let him answer it.
40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine
hand upon my mouth.
40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I
will proceed no further.
40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and
40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
declare thou unto me.
40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
that thou mayest be righteous?
40:9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array
thyself with glory and beauty.
40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that
is proud, and abase him.
40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
down the wicked in their place.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in
40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
can save thee.
40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
as an ox.
40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the
navel of his belly.
40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
bars of iron.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him.
40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the
beasts of the field play.
40:21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of
the brook compass him about.
40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with
a cord which thou lettest down?
41:2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
with a thorn?
41:3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft
words unto thee?
41:4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a
servant for ever?
41:5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him
for thy maidens?
41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part
him among the merchants?
41:7 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with
41:8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down
even at the sight of him?
41:10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to
stand before me?
41:11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is
under the whole heaven is mine.
41:12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to
him with his double bridle?
41:14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible
41:15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close
41:16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
41:17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they
cannot be sundered.
41:18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
eyelids of the morning.
41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap
41:20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or
41:21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
41:22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy
41:23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in
themselves; they cannot be moved.
41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of
the nether millstone.
41:25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason
of breakings they purify themselves.
41:26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear,
the dart, nor the habergeon.
41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
41:28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with
him into stubble.
41:29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a
41:30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things
upon the mire.
41:31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like
a pot of ointment.
41:32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep
to be hoary.
41:33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
41:34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the
children of pride.
42:1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
42:2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can
be withholden from thee.
42:3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore
have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for
me, which I knew not.
42:4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
and declare thou unto me.
42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
eye seeth thee.
42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto
Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is
kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have
not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job
42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and
go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye
have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my
42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them:
the LORD also accepted Job.
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
42:11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his
sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance
before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they
bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of
money, and every one an earring of gold.
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
42:13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
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.
42:15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the
daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among
42:16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his
sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
42:17 So Job died, being old and full of days.