The Book of Job compared
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The Book of Job
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 one day and sent for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. o when God in their hearts. hus did Job
came also among them. And the said unto hence comest
thou? Satan answered the , and said
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 .
From whence 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. we
at the hand of God, did not Job sin with his lips.
Now when friends heard of all that him, the came every
one from his own place Elipha the Tmanite, Bldad 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 grief 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 shine upon darkness and the shadow of death let cloud upon it let the that night, let it not be the days of
the year, that curse the day, ready to raise up 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 troubling; and there the weary be at rest. 18 There the prisoners
rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor small and great the
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 treasure man whose
way is hid, God For my come before I eat, and my
roarings out like water. For the thing feared is come upon me
and th I was afraid of is
Eliphaz the Temanite and saidIf we to commune with thee thou
be but who can withhold himself from speaking? Behold, thou hast
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.
me, 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
the foolish man,
out of the ground
without number: giveth rain upon the earth, and
water upon the devices of the , so that the
perform e 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 shall peace thou shalt know that thy as the grass of the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave in a age,
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 me Then
should I have comfort ye, I would him not spare for I not
the words of the oly ne. What I ? what is
mine end, that my ? Is my strength the strength of stones? r is my flesh of
brass? Is not 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
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 skin
is , and
mine eye shall no more see
cloud is consumed and vanisheth away so he that goeth down to 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 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 btimes, and make thy
to the Almighty If thou
grow without water? that
forget God and
house, but shall not stand: he fast b it shall not endure.
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.
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.
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 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 not
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, let
will say unto God Do not condemn me shw me wherefore thou
work of thine
hands and the counsel of the ? Hast thou 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 none
that can 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 spirit.
I be righteous, yet will 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 earth, and
wickedness also he not then consider it? 12 For vain
man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
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 they that
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: He looseth the
of kings, and girdeth their loins with a .
He leadeth shadow of death He increaseth the and
destroyeth them: e 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
do I my flesh in my teeth, and my in
come before him. Hear my
, and my with your ears. Behold now have my if I hold my tongue, I shall two things unto me: 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 thou
How are and sins? me know my transgression and .
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy? Wilt thou
lookest narrowly unto all my paths that is moth eaten.
Man that is born of a woman
open thine eyes upon such one, and , the
number of his months are with 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 changes his
, and said Should a wise man , and
fill his belly with the wind
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 wisdom to ? What knowest thou that we not? hat
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
, 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, : he covereth his face with fatness, and maketh his.
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, the of mouth shall he away. 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
speak as ye do: if your soul were in my souls stead heap up words against you, and shake
head at you.
I you with my mouth, and
gnasheth upon me with his teethine
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 th not hath made me a byword of the innocent shall against the hypocrite.
The righteous his way, and he that hath clean hands be stronger and
s for you, , and for I one wise man among you. days are past, my thoughts my heart the
night into day the light my bed in the . I 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 him in the
ground, and a in the way.
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 no 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.
TheJob answered and saidow long will ye vex my , and me with
words? ten times have ye me: are 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 :
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 he shall consumed within
the Naamathite, and said do my thoughts
the joy of the ypocritebut
Though 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 saw him
bones are full of of his youth, 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 weapon, glittering sword shall consume him it shall The heaven shall
his and the earth God, and the heritage
that I may speak and should not my spirit be trouble? Mark me be ,
and lay your hand upon your mouth. when I I am afraid, and
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
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?
thy for nought, and the naked of their clothing bread from the hungry
widows away empty
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 he shall save of thine hands
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,
away the ass of the fatherless th take the widows ox for a pledge wild asses in the desert
go naked without clothing, and
, and in the night a .
The eye of the waiteth for the themselves
in the know the light.
For as the shadow of death
the mighty with
They are exalted for a little, but are gone brought taken out of the
way and off as the ears of corn.
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 his power
hath 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
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
out of his place. their hands at him,
his hand upon the rock the
mountainsthe thing that is hid bringeth he
understanding? neither is found in the land of the living. The saithis not in mehe sea saith is not with me.
cannot be gotten for gold, neither the gold of Ophir, precious
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 way, and
knoweth place. For he 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 evilis understanding.
Oh that I were as in months past, ain the days
when God preserved me When his shined upon my head
Almighty was yet with mewhen my about me When my with
butter, and the rock me rivers of oil When I went through the
city, when I prepared my seat in the street! 8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and
the aged arose, and stood up. 9 The princes refrained 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 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 teeth.
spread out by the , and the dew lay upon my . My , and my bow was waited for me as for the rain and of my countenance
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 root their meat. hey were driven forthmen cried after them as after a thief children of fools
ow am I their song, am their hey abhor me, they flee far from me, and
have taken hold upon
me. My bones are pierced in the night season and my sinews take no rest. am become like ashes 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 . My skin upon me, and my
bones are burn with heat
y 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
Doth not he see my ways, and all my If I have vanity, or if my ft
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 clothingr any poor 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
take it upon my shoulder, and as a m I 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,
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 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 within me me.
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 the stocks,
thou strive against him? he giveth
, and his life from the
He 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 thousand to unto man hi: hen is unto him, and
teach thee wisdom.
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me,
ye that have . For as the mouth tasteth
among ourselves what is good. 5 For Job hath said,
I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
drinketh up like water? Which goeth in company of ,
and walketh with men For he hath said a man he God. Therefore hearken unto me, understanding
ar be it from God, that he should wickedness and from the lmighty, that he should
iniquity. 11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find
according to his ways.
the whole world?
he his heart, his spirit and breath All flesh
shall together, and shall turn again unto .
If thou 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.
In 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 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
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. I will will ascribe to my
eyes from the righteous them their work and
their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure
But if they not, they shall the sword, and , and their life
they pour down of his tabernacle his light upon , and the bottom of the sea.
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 end of the great things doth he, which we comprehend.
Out of the south cometh the and cold out of the north. the breath of God 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 strong, and as a molten looking glass? 19 Teach us what we say
himfor we of darkness. Shall it be told him I
Job out of the , and said Whis that words? Gird up thy loins like a man for I will
thee, a 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 it had issued out of womb? When I made the come, but no further and here
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 door of
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 h 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 ,
Behold, I am vile answer thee will lay 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 ox his 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 a in nose? or bore his jaw through with a Will he make a
covenant with thee? among the merchant Canst thou fill his skin with his head? ay 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
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 thing, and that no
thought 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. 8 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 folly, in that ye have not spoken the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
So Elipha the Bldad the Suhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did
according as the commanded themhe also accepted Job
nd the turned Job, when he prayed for his friends: the
gave Job twice as much as he had .
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, Kerenhappuch. After this lived Job an
hundred and forty years,
This ends the book of Job