God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers
The Book of Job
and three daughters. His substance was seven thousand sheep, three
thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred she asses, and a very great household
so that was the all of the east. And his sons
went and in house, day and sent for their three
sisters to eat and to drink with them. o when the God in their hearts. hus did Job came also among
them. And the said unto hence comest thou? Satan answered the , and
considered my servant Job, none like
him in the Doth Job fear God for nought? ast
thou him, his house, and all on every side? thou blessed the
work of his hands his is increased in the land But thine hand touch all that he hath, and he curse thee to thy face. And the said
unto all that he hath in thy power only upon not thine
hand. went forth from the
day when his sons and his daughters
eating and drinking wine in their eldest
brothers house, and smote the
four corners of the house
shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground,
worshipped, nd said Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked shall I thitherhe gave, and the hath taken away blessed be the name of the . In all
comest thou? Satan answered and said
considered my servant Job, none like
him in the
thou movedst me against him, to
answered the , and said
Skin for skin curse thee to thy face.
the unto , in but save his life.
So went Satan forth from the , and smote Job with sore from the sole of
his foot unto his crown.
Then said his wife unto him Dost thou ? curse God, and die. But
said unto her Thou speakest foolish women. receive at the
hand of God, did not
Job sin with his lips.
Now when friends heard of all th that him, the came
every one from his own place Elipha the Tmanite, the Suhite, and Zophar the
together to come to him and to comfort
him. when they lifted up their eyes afar off, knew him not
they upon the ground seven days and
seven nights an spake word unto him for they saw that his was very great.
After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day, and said the day wherein I was born
and the nightin which it was saidhere is a man child conceived. day be
darkness not regard from above, neither light darkness and the shadow of death let cloud that night, let it not be the days of the
year, that curse the
day, ready to raise up mourning. Let the stars et it look for light, but let it see the of the : ecause it shut not up the
, I should have slept been at rest kings and of
the earth, which themselves princes that gold, their houses silver the wicked
cease from the voice of the oppressor small
and great and is free from his master.
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery and life unto the
Which long for death, it not and for it more than for treasurehich
exceedingly man whose way
is hid, God For my come before I eat, and my roarings
out like water. For the thing I feared is come upon me and that I was
Eliphaz the Temanite and saidIf we to commune with thee wilt be but who can withhold himself from speaking? Behold, thou
is come upon thee, thou of thy ways?
I pray thee who ever perished being innocent? r whe were the reap the same. the blast of God they
perish, and by the breath of his consumed. The roaring of the lion, the voice of
the , and the teeth of the lions are broken. The lion perisheth for lack of prey and
the lions whelps are scattered abroad.
was , and mine ear received a little thereof. In thoughts the visions of the night, when sleep on men Fear came upon me and
made all my bones to shake. man be more just than God? shall
man be pure than his maker? Behold no trust his servants and his angels How much in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation
foolish man, and slayeth the out of the ground
without number: giveth rain upon the earth, and water upon the devices of the , so that perform the wise in their own craftiness and the counsel of the
as in the night.
he the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the the poor hath hope, and
despise not thou the chastening of the
Almighty For he
thee from death: and war from the power of the sword.
destruction and famine thou shalt shalt be afraid the beasts
of the earth shal be with and the beasts of the field
thou shalt know that thy as the grass of the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave in a age, like as of corn
weighed, and my in the
balances For be heavier than the sand of the sea my words
For the arrows of the are me, Doth the wild ass when he hath grass? r the
ox fodder? hat which is be eaten without salt or is there
any taste in the white of an egg? that I might have my that God would grant me the thing that I
long forhat would me that he would let his hand, and the words of the oly ne.
What I ? what is mine end, that ? Is my strength
the strength of stones? r is my flesh of brass? Is the fear of the
out of their place
of your substance? eliver me from the enems hand or me from the of the mighty? Teach me and I will hold my tongue: and
the fatherless, and
like the days of an servant desireth the shadow, and as an hireling My flesh is clothed with worms and dust my
mine eye shall no more see cloud is consumed and
vanisheth away so he that goeth down to come no more
his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
Therefore I will not my mouth will speak in the of my spirit in th bitterness of
my . Am I a sea, or a , that thou me? When I y bed shall comfort me me with dreams, and me through visions that my soul
man, that thou
from me, nor me alone till I swallow down my spittle? I have
what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? hy hast thou me I sleep in the dustnd
thou me in the morning, I shall be.
Then answered the Suhite, and said How long wilt thou Doth God pervert ? r doth the
Almighty ? thy sinned against him, he them
for their If thou wouldest unto God , and make thy to the Almighty If thou yesterday, and
grow without water? that forget God and the upon his house, but
shall not stand: he shooteth forth in his garden
out of the earth.
Behold, God will not cast away a man, neither will he help the mouth with laughing, and thy lips with . They that hate thee shall be and the
of the shall come to nought.
heart, and mighty in strength the mountains, they them in his .
the earth out of her place, pillars .
commandeth the , and it riseth not up the stars. alone spreadeth out the heavens, and upon the waves of the sea. maketh , Orion, and the of the south. doeth great
things ye and wonders without number.
will say unto himhat
doest thou? God the stoop
under him. How , but filleth me with bitterness.
If speak of strength, he is a if of , who If I justify myself, own mouth shall condemn me:
of the innocent.
They are passed away as the ships as the eaglethat
hasteth to the prey. I forget my , my ,
and myself: I am afraid of all my , I know thou myself with snow
water, and mae hands so cleanet thou me in the , and
mine own clothes Neither is there any daysman , lay his hand
us. Let him take his rod away from me,
say unto God
Do not condemn me shw me wherefore thou work of thine hands and the counsel of the ? Hast thou eyes or thou as man
? Are thy days as the days of man thy years as mans That thou , and searchest my sin? hou
knowest that I am no wicked and there is deliver out of thine
hand. hands have made me and fashioned me round about thou destroy
me with skin and flesh, and me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted
me life and and th hath preserved my
I be righteous, yet I not lift up my head full of
confusion see mine .
Thou huntest me witnesses against me, hast thou brought me out of womb? O that I had
, and no eye had seen me as though I had
let me alone, that I a little I go whence I shall not return, to th land of
darkness and shadow of death
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said Should not , and I am clean in that God would
speak, and open his lips against thee that he shw thee wisdom
thou find out the Almighty the earth, and
wickedness also he not then
consider it thine hands toward him
thou lift up thy face without
as the morning. the eyes of the
, and wisdom shall with
you. But I have understanding as well as yam no, who knoweth not
things calleth upon God, and :
the man is laughed to scorn. is a despised in the , and
the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: peak to the
earth, and it shall thee: the fishes of the sea shall thee. knoweth that the hand of the ? In whose hand is the soul of every living
thing, and the breath of all
understanding. ith is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and
strength and wisdom:
looseth the of kings, and girdeth their loins with a . He leadeth shadow of death. He increaseth the and
destroyeth them: of the earth, and them
way grope in the dark without light,
inferior unto you. reprove you, if y do secretly person. Shall not
make you afraid? his fall upon you? our
Wherefore do I my flesh in
my teeth, and my in come before him. Hear my , and my
with your ears. Behold now have if I hold my tongue, I shall two things then will I not hide myself from thee.
Withdraw thine hand from me and let not dread make me afraid. hen , I answer: or let me speak, and answer.
How are and sins? me know my transgression and . Wherefore
hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy? lookest narrowly
unto all my paths
that is moth eaten.
Man that is born of a woman open thine eyes upon such one, and me
in? Who can clean an unclean days are, the number of his months are theehou hast
appointed his bounds he cannot
, that it will sprout and the the scent
of water it will bud, and bring forth that thou wouldest keep me, until thy wrath
the work of thine hands.
For thou removed out of placehe waters Thou prevailest against him, he passeth: thou
, and said Should a wise man , and fill his belly with the east Thine own mouth condemeth thee, and not I: ye thine own
lips . Art thou the first manthat was born? r wast thou made before the
hills? ast thou heard the of God th wisdom to ? What
knowest thou that we not? hat understandest thou,
the consolations of God with the
Why doth thine heart out
of thy mouth? What is man, that he should be clean? he which is born of a woman
heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and man, which
drinketh like water? I will thee, hear me I will hich wise men have told from their fathers: nto whom the was
given, no stranger
, and the number of years is out of darkness, that the day of darkness is at hand. and make
him afraid him, as a king ready to the battle.
For he stretche out his hand against God, and himself against the Almighty. He
runneth upon him, hi he covereth his
face with fatness, and maketh his. h in desolate
cities, and in houses which no man , are become heaps.
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, upon the earth. He shall
out of darkness the flame shall dry up his branches,
shall not be green. He shall
off grape the vine, and shall his flower as the olive. For the
congregation of hypocrites , and fire shall consume the
could speak as ye do your soul were in my souls stead heap up words against you, and shake head at you.
I you with my mouth, and the of my lips gnasheth upon me with his teethine enemy
smitten me upon the cheek upon
the ground. He me upon , upon me like a giant. I have
swed upon my skin, and my in the dust.
My face is with weeping, and earth, cover not my blood, and let my no
. , my witness is in heaven, and mine eye poureth out tears unto God. years are come, I go the waywhence I shall not
mine eye continue in from understanding therefore shal
hath made me a byword of the innocent shall against the
The righteous his way, and he that hath clean hands be stronger and stronger.
s for you,
days are past, my thoughts my heart the
night into day the light my bed in the . and my sister.
ye make an end of words? ark,
and we will speak. Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your
sight? angerhall the earth be forsaken removed
out of place? the light of the be put out and the
of his fire shall not . The light shall be dark in his , and his candle shall be put
out with him. is shall be , and his own counsel shall cast him down.
For for him in the ground, and a in the
shall make him afraid on every side, the strength of his skin
the of death shall his . is shall be rooted
out of his shall bring him the king shall dwell in his
is none of his brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation. His roots
shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his be cut . H remembrance shall perish
from the earth, and shall in the streete shall be driven from light
into darkness, and out of the world. He shall neither have nor among
his people, any in his shall be astonied at his .
uch are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
Job answered and saidow long will ye vex my , and me with words? ten times
have ye me: not ashamed against me, and , and hath compassed me with his he hath set darkness in my . He hath
me of , and taken the crown from my head. He hath destroyed me on every side,
and I am : hope hath he
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are
me for a stranger I am
an in their sight.
him with my mouth. of mine own body.
they whom I loved are turned against me.
My bone to my skin and my flesh, the skin my
teeth. Have pity upon me, O ye my friends for the hand of hath touched me. Why do
ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied my flesh?
O that my words were written that they were in a book they were graven
with an iron pen lead
For I that my redeemer liveth, and that shall
the Naamathite, and said do my thoughts the joy of the ypocritebut a? Though h up to the heaven, his head the
cloudset he perish like dung: they which have seen him say Where
is he? away as a vision
the night. he eye which
bones are full of , which shall l down with him in the .
wickedness sweet in his mouth, he hide it under his tongue them out of his bellye shall suck the the tongue shall slay
hime shall see the rivers, brooks of honey and butter
he hath oppressed therefore shall
to fill his belly, God shall his wrath upon him, and
rain him he flee the iron glittering sword shall consume him it shall . The heaven
shall his and the earth God, and the heritage
that I may
speak should not my spirit be trouble? Mark me, be
, and lay your hand upon your mouth. when I I am afraid,
and my flesh. Wherefore do before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, the rod of God
them. Their gendereth, and not their cow calveth, and not .
They send forth their They spend their days in
go down to . hey say unto God from us we desire not the
knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? hat
profit should we have, the counsel of the . How oft the candle of the
wicked put outow oft cometh their destruction upon them before the wind, and as that
the storm carrieth away.
wrath of the Almighty. For what , and his bones , and the worms cover them.
I know , and imagine against me. For ye say
Where the wicked is the day of destruction shall be brought forth the day of wrath. Who
Yet shall he be brought to grave, and
that thou art
righteous? pledge from thy for
nought, and the naked of their clothing bread from the hungry widows away empty and the
wicked men have , whose foundation the Almighty do he fille their houses with good
his mouth, and lay up his words in heart. f thou to the
Almighty, thou shalt shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and lift up thy face unto God.
Th shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt thy
and the light
shall shine thy ways. he shall save of
cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments what he would say unto me. Will he plead against me
with his great power he hideth
himself, that I see
the commandment of his lips at his presence when I consider, I am afraid of him. For God maketh my heart soft and Almighty
from the Almighty, drive away the ass of the
fatherless th take the widows ox for a pledge wild asses in the desert go
go naked without clothing, and suffer thirst. , and in the night a .
The eye of the waiteth for the themselves in the know the light. For the the shadow of death the mighty with They are exalted for a little, but are gone
brought a taken out of the way and off as the ears of
how can he be cleanthat is born of a
woman? Behold the oon shineth and the son of man,
whom hast thou He stretcheth out the
north over the empty, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth the water in his clouds
the not . He holdeth back his , and spreadeth his
He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. The pillars of heaven tremble and at his reproof. He the sea with his power, and
through the . his spirit he hath garnished the heavens his hand hath the serpent. the thunder of
taken away my and the Almighty, hath vexed my while my breath is in me, and
: my heart
shall not the hypocrite, though he in the Almighty
he call upon God? I will teach you the of God God, and the heritage shall receive of the Almighty. , and the innocent shall moth, and as a booth that the tempest stealeth him away in the
night him out of his
place. their hands at him,
his hand upon the
rock the mountainsthe thing that is
hid bringeth he to light. wisdom? here is the place
understanding? an neither is found in the land
of the living. The saithis not in mehe sea saith is not with me. cannot be
gotten for the gold of Ophir, precious nyx
then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? is hid from the
eyes of all , and from the fols of the air. Destruction and death say We have heard with our ears. God the ends of the
Then did he see , he prepared and . And unto man he said
Behold, t fear the Lord, is wisdom and to
Oh that I were as in
months past, ain the days when God preserved me When his shined upon my
head When the Almighty was
with mewhen my about me When with butter, and
the rock me rivers of oil When I went through the city, talking, and laid their hand their mouthhe their , and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. When I delivered the
poor cried, and the fatherless that righteousness, me as a and . I was eye the blind, and to the
lame I was a father the poor, and plucked the spoil out of
spread out by the , and the dew lay
upon my . My , and my bow was in my hand.
Unto me men gave ear, , and silence my counsel.
waited for me as for the rain and of my
have me in derision,
whose fathers I would have to have set with the dogs of my .
strength of their hands the wilderness
and up the bushes, and uniper their meat. hey were driven forthmen cried after them as after a thief
children of fools the . ow am I their song, am their hey abhor me, they flee far from me, and my face
hold upon me. My bones are pierced in the night season and my sinews take no rest.
am become like and . I cry unto thee, thou dost
not hear me: I stand , thou regardest me not. Thou art become I looked for good, evil unto me: and I waited for light,
there came darkness. My bowels in the
congregation. I am a dragons, and a
t. My skin upon me, and my bones are burn with heaty harp is
turned to , and my .
I made a covenant with mine eyes from above? and what inheritance the lmighty from on high? not destruction and
? Doth not he see my ways, and all my If I have
vanity, or if my ft ha to Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may If mine heart been deceived by a woman or if I have laid wait at door grind unto another, and
let others bow down upon her. For this root out all
the fatherless hath want of
warmed with the of my sheep
I lifted up my hand the fatherless in the : hen let mine arm fall from my shoulder, and mine arm be broken from the said to the fine gold
art my confidence I rejoiced because my was great, and because hand have denied the God that
above. I rejoiced at the suffered my mouth to sin opened my doors great multitude take it upon my
shoulder, and the number of my unto him. f my land cry against me, or that the furrows
thereof complainf I have eaten the fruits thereof , have the thistles grow instead of wheat, and barley.
he words of Job
So these three men Job, because he righteous his own eyes Eliu the son of Barachel the of the kindred of Ram three friends was
, because they had found no answer elder than he. the
son of I was afraid, and durst not the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding. men are not wise neither
aged of you that Lest ye should , have found out wisdom: For I am full of the spirit
speak, that I may : I will open my lips and answer. my maker would take me away.
Wherefore hear my and hearken to and my
lips shall . The pirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the lmighty
hath given me life. If thou canst answer spoken in mine , and I have heard the
voice of thy words I am clean without my feet in
Why dost thou strive against him? he giveth , and his life from the
sword. He chastene that his life bread, and his soul dainty
meat. is is consumed away, and his bones no. is soul
draweth , and his life to f there be a messenger one among a
unto him, and his righteousness. teach thee wisdom.
Hear my words, O ye wise men unto
me, ye that have . For as the mouth tasteth among ourselves
what is drinketh up like water? Which goeth in company , and walketh with men For he hath said a man he God. Therefore hearken unto me, ye understanding
ar be it from God, that he should wickedness and from the lmighty, that
he should every
man to find according to his ways. the whole world? he his heart, his spirit and breath All flesh shall together, and mn shall turn again unto . If now understanding, hear hearken to the voice of my words.
he that hateth right govern? the
persons of , regardeth the rich more than the pooror they all the work of
his hands. be taken away without hand. his eyes
upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness shadow
others in their stead. or he knoweth their
from him, and would not
his wayso that they cause the of the poor to come unto him, and
he heareth the me: if I have done , I will
men of understanding
spake moreover, and said Thinkest thou right, that thou saidst Look unto the heaven, and
behold the clouds are higher than thou. If thou sinnest, what doest thou
If thou be
righteous, what givest thou him?
r what receiveth he of hand? the beasts of the earth, and
us than the fols of heaven
, giveth answer, because of the
pride of evil men.
a little, and I shw theeI have
yet to speak on God's behalf. will ascribe to my aker
eyes from the righteous them their work and
their days in prosperity, and their years in . But if they obey, they
shall the sword, and , and their life
they pour down
of his tabernacle his light upon
, and the bottom of the sea. y
moved out of his place. Hear the of his voice, and
the that goeth out of his mouth. He under the heaven, and his unto the great things doth he, which we
comprehend. Out of the south cometh the and cold out of the north.
the breath of God frost that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them
Hearken unto this, O Job stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. spread out the , which is?
Teach us what we say himfor we of darkness. Shall it be
told him I ? a man speak,
Job out of the , and said Whis that words? Gird up thy loins like a man for I will thee,
answer. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? if thou hast
understanding. Who hath knowest? r who hath the line upon it?
the ? r who lad the corner stonehen the
morning stars together, and all the of God ?
ho shut the sea with doors, when it forth as out of womb? When I
made the come, but no
further and here thy proud
it might take hold of the of the earth, that the might be shaken
out or hast thou walked in the of the ?
Have the gates of death been open unto thee or hast thou seen the
thou shouldest into the
treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the of the hail, hich I have
against the time of trouble, against the of battle and war?
what way is the light parted, the upon the earth? Who who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the
ice? ho hath gendered 31 Canst thou bind
the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Canst thou bring forth
Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bring forth their young young ones the multitude of the , neither
the crying of the driver Will the unicorn be to, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind
the thou trust
him because or thy labor him? thou believe him, that he will
bring home forgetteth them
young ones, as though they were not in vain without fearecause God hath wisdom, hath understanding.
time up on high, horse .
Hast thou given the horse strength? the ground with he smelleth the battle afar off, the the
aptains and the shouting.
, and make her nest on high
Job answered the hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken but I will
unto Job out of the , and said Gird up thy loins now like a man I will thee. Wilt thou disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
that thou mayest be righteous?
own right hand save thee.
Beholdehemoth, I made with thee eateth as an oxis in his
loins, and in the navel of his . He his tail like a edar,
where all the beasts of the field the willows of the brook him about.
thou draw out eviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a ? Canst
thou put nose? or bore his jaw through with a Will he make a
covenant with thee? among the ? Canst thou fill his skin with his headay thine hand upon him
is able to stand before me? the doors of his face? to another, that no air can come one another, that they cannot be
sundered. is nesings a, and his eyes like the morning.
Out of his mouth go and fire out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of
seething pot. His breath coals, flame goeth out of his mouth. In his
neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned
His heart is as
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot Upon earth there is a king over all the children of pride.
Then Job answered the , and said I know that thou have I dust and ashes.
the had spoken these words unto Job, said Elipha the thee and thy two friends for ye have spoken the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. Therefore take seven and seven rams, and go to my
servant Job, offer for yourselves a burnt offering and my servant Job pray for youim
will I accept deal with you after your in that ye have not spoken the thing
which is right, like my servant Job.
So Elipha the Bldad the Suhite and the Naamathite went, and did
according as the commanded themhe also accepted Jobnd the
turned Job, when he prayed for his friends: the gave Job twice as much as he
hen came there unto him all his brethren, all his sisters, all the that had been of his
acquaintance , and bread with him in his house him, and him
over all the that the had brought upon himvery man gave him a
: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six
thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand asses. He had also seven
sons and three daughters.
name of the first, Jemima and the name of the second, Kezia and the name of the third,
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years,
This ends the book of Job