and three daughters. His substance was
seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred ,
and a very great household so that was the all of the
ast. And his sons went and in house, day, and sent for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. God in their hearts.hus did Job
From whence comest thou?
Satan answered the and said
that there is none like
him Doth Job fear God for nought?ast not him his house, and all on every side? hou blessed the
work of his hands his increased in the land But hand touch all that he hath, and he curse hee to hy 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 were eating and drinking wine in their eldest
brothers house, and and smote the
four corners of the house
shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground
worshiped, and saidNaked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked shall I thither. The gave, and the hath taken away blessed be the name of the . In all
comest thou? Satan answered and said
that there is none like
him answered the and saidSkin for skin
forth from the , and smote Job with sore from the sole of
his foot unto his crown.
Then said his wife unto himDost thou ? urse God, and die But
said unto herThou 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 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 night in which it was saidhere is a 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 because it shut not up the
, I should have slept been at rest kings and of
the earth, themselves princes that gold,
their houses the wicked cease
from the voice of the oppressor small and
great, and is free from his master.
is light given to him that is in misery and life unto the long for death it come not and for it more than for 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 said: If we to commune with thee wilt be ut who can withhold himself from speaking? Behold, thou
is come upon thee, thou it touche, thou art
. Is not this thy fear, thy , thy , and the of thy ways?I pray thee who ever perished being innocent? Or whe were the the blast of God they
perish, and by the breath of is 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 menear came upon me and
made all my bones to shake. man be more just than God? hall
man be pure than his aker? Behold no trust is servants, and is angels How much in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is
foolish man, and slayeth the to deliver themis harvest
the hungry out of the ground
without number: giveth rain upon the earth, and water upon set up those that are the devices of the , so that perform the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the
as in the night.
e the poor from the sword, from the mouth and from the hand of the the poor hath hope, and .
Behold, happy is the man whom God therefore despise not thou the chastening of the
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 that thy seed shall , and as the grass of the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave 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? Or the
ox fodder?hat which is unsavory be eaten without saltr is there
any taste in the white of an egg? The things that are my
meat. O that I might have my that God would grant me the thing that I
long for: not spare,
for I not the words of the oly ne.
What I ? what is mine end, that ? Is my strength
the strength of stones? Or 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
the fatherless, and
? Are not his days like the days of a servant desireth the shadow, and as a hireling My flesh is clothed with worms that my life is wind
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 hou me? When I y bed shall comfort me through visions, that my soul
, for my days are . What is
from me, nor me alone till I swallow down my spittle? I have
hat shall I do unto hee, Ohou preserver of men? Why hast hou I sleep in the dustnd hou me in the morning, I shall be.
Then answered the and said: How long wilt thou things? how long
shall thy mouth ? Doth God pervert ? Or doth the
Almighty thy sinned against ime them
for their f thou wouldest unto God and make thy to the Almightyf thou pure and we are but of yesterday and
grow without water? before any other herb.o a that forget God and the upon his house, but
shall not stand shooteth forth in his garden
out of the earth
Behold, God will not cast away a man, neither will e help the hy 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 strengthho the mountains, they them in is 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 doeth great things, ye and wonders without number
? Who will say unto himhat
doest righteous, yet , but filleth me with bitterness.
If speak of strength, e 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 eagle that
hasteth to the prey. I forget my , my
and myself I am afraid of all my myself with snow
water and mae hands so clean, yet hou me in the , and
mine own clothes is not a man as I am. Neither is there any rod away from me,
say unto God: not condemn me the counsel of the ? Hast hou eyes , or hou as
man ? Are hy days as the days of man, and searchest my sin?hou
knowest that I am no wicked, and there is deliver out of hine
hand. hands have made me and fashioned me round about
me with skin and flesh, and me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted
me life, and h hath preserved my
I be righteous, yet I not lift up my head full of
confusion see mine .
Thou huntest me witnesses against me, 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 is lips against thee, that e show thee
thou find out the Almighty
is high heavenhat thou do? Deeper than hell thou know? the earth, and
wickedness alsoe not then
consider it? vain man like a wild asss . If thou
heart, and thine hands toward
thou lift up thy face without
forget thy misery, and as the morning. make thee afraid ye many
thee. the eyes of the , they shall not escape their hope shall be
, and wisdom shall with
you. But I have understanding as well as y am no, who knoweth not
things calleth upon God, and
the and man is laughed to scorn. is a despised in the , and
the fowls of the air, and they shall tell theepeak to the
earth, and it shall thee the fishes of the sea shall thee. knoweth that the hand of the n whose hand is the soul of every living
thing, and the breath of all not the ear, and the mouth
the is wisdom, and
understanding. wisdom and strengthe 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 He of the earth, and them
way grope in the dark without light, like drunk mn.
same do I know also am inferior unto you. reprove you, if y do secretly person. Shall not
make you afraid, my flesh in
my teeth, and my in mine own ways with your ears. Behold now have prepared my know that I be . Wh is he that will with me? For if I hold my tongue, I shall two things then will I not hide myself from hee
Withdraw hine 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 .
hidest hou hy face, and holdest me for hine enemy? lookest narrowly
unto all my paths
Man that is born of a woman eyes upon such one, and me
in, the number of his months are hee Thou hast
appointed his bounds,
, that it will sprout and the the scent
of water it will bud and bring forth wouldest keep me live
again? All the days of my
removed out of place Thou prevailest against him, he passethhou
Should a wise man , and fill his belly with the Thine own mouth condemeth thee, and not I ye thine own
lips . Art thou the first man that was born? Or wast thou made before the
hills?ast thou heard the of God th wisdom for ? What
knowest thou that we not? What 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 is born of a woman
heavens are not clean in is sight. How much more abominable and man,
drinketh like water?I will show thee that which wise men have told from their fathers unto 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 out his hand against God, and himself against the Almightye
runneth upon im, with hi he covereth his
face with fatness and maketh his in desolate
cities and in houses which no man , are become heaps
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
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 is . My friends
scorn, but mine eye poureth out tears unto God. whence I shall not
mine eye continue in from understanding therefore not He 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, and , for I one wise man among you. My days are
past, my thoughts my heart the night into day the light darkness. I the grave is house I
mae my bed in the . I corruption my father the worm my mother and my
ye make an end of words? Mark,
and we will speak. are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your
sight? anger Shall 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 The snare is lad 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 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 e shall be driven from light
into darkness, and out of the world. He shall neither have nor among
his people, any the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
Job answered and said:ow long will ye vex my , and me with words? ten times
have ye me are not ashamed yourselves against me, and , and hath compassed me with 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
in their sight.
him with my mouth. breath to the children of 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 O that they were in a book they were graven
with an iron pen lead For I that my edeemer liveth, and that shall consumed within
there is a
the Naamathite and said: do my thoughts Knowest thou
not this the joy of the but a? Though h up to the heaven, his head the
clouds yet he perish away as a vision
the night.he eye which saw him
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 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 This is the portion
wicked 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 before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, the rod of God
them. Their , and not their cow calveth and not .
They send forth their They spend their days in
go down to . say unto God from us, we desire not the
knowledge of hy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve im? 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 is the ? where the dwelling that the wicked the day of destruction shall be brought
forth the day of wrath. Who Yet shall he be brought to grave, and there are innumerable before him.
that thou art
righteous?Or pledge from thy for
nought, and the naked of their clothing bread from the hungry
the earth, and the
shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and lift up thy face unto God.
Th shalt make thy prayer unto im, and e shall hear thee, and thou shalt thy
and the light
shall shine shall save of
that I might come is seat my
cause before im, and fill my mouth with arguments would say unto me. Will e plead against me
with is great power hideth
himself, that I see
the commandment of when I consider, I am afraid of im. For God maketh my heart soft and Almighty
from the Almighty, drive away the ass of the
fatherless th take the widows ox a pledge wild asses in the desert go for their children. They reap
go naked without clothing, and their wine presses, and suffer thirst., and in the night a .
The eye of the waiteth for the disguiseth his face. In the they
houses 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
corn. it not soho will me a liar and
how can he be clean that is born of a
woman? Behold the oon shineth the son of man,
hath no strength? th that hath no wisdom?
thou whom hast thou He stretcheth out the
north over the empty, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. He bindeth the water in is clouds,
the not . He holdeth back , and spreadeth is
He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. The pillars of heaven tremble and at is reproof. He the sea with hath garnished the heavensis hand hath the the thunder of
taken away my and the Almighty, hath vexed my while my breath is in me and the God is in my nostrils.
God forbid that I should my heart
shall not in the Almighty
he call upon God? I will teach you the of God God, and the heritage and the innocent shall
the . house as moth, and as a booth that the maketh.he rich man tempest stealeth him away in the
night wind carreth him and departeth a storm him out of his
place. their hands at him,
out of the earth, and his hand upon the
rock the mountainsivers the rocks, and and the thing that is
hid bringeth he to light.
where is the place of understanding? is hid from the
eyes of all , and from the fols of the air Destruction and death say have heard with our ears. God the ends of the
and under heaven the winds, and is understanding.
Job his : Oh that I were as in
months past, a in the days when God preserved mehen the Almighty was with me
when my about mehen with butter, and the rock me rivers of oilhen I went through the city hid themselves, the
rinces 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 I knew not , and plucked the spoil out of teeth.
root was spread out by the , and the dew lay
upon my . My , and my bow was in my hand.
Unto me men gave ear
waited for me as for the rain and of my
countenance as one that comforteth
But now they that are younger thn I me in derision,
whose fathers I would have to have set with the dogs of my
strength of their hands the bushes, and uniper their meat.hey were driven forth men cried after them as after a thief They were
children of fools the .ow am I their song, am their hey abhor me, they flee far from me, and Upon my right hand
breaking in of waters
hold upon me. My bones are pierced in the night season, and my sinews take no rest. am become like and 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 and what inheritance the lmighty from on high? not destruction see my ways, and all my If I have
vanity, or if my ft ha to et 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
then let my wife grind another, and
let others bow down upon her. For this is a , is to be punished a fire that, and root out all
the fatherless hath want of
warmed with the of my sheep
I lifted up my hand the fatherless in the then let mine arm fall from my shoulder, and mine arm be broken from the said to the fine gold
art my I rejoiced because my was great, and because hand
much 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 as a the number of my unto im. my land cry against me, or that the furrows
thereof if I have eaten the fruits thereof , have the let thistles grow instead of wheat, and barley.
he words of Job
So these three men Job, because he righteous his own eyes the son of Barachel the of the kindred of Ram three friends was
, because they had found no the
son of Barachel the I am young, and ye o I was afraid, and not show the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding. men are not wise, neither
aged of you that have found out wisdom For I am full of the spirit
within me me.
Behold as wine which hath no vent new . will speak, that I may I will open my lips and answer. take me away.
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 am clean without , I am innocent my feet in
Why dost thou strive against , and his life from the
sword. He chastene so that his life bread, and his soul dainty
meat.is is consumed away, and his bones nois soul
draweth , and his life to f there be a messenger one among a
thousand righteousness. teach thee wisdom.
me, ye that have . For as the mouth tasteth among ourselves
what is Job hath said am righteous, drinketh up like water goeth in company , and walketh with men For he hath saidTherefore hearken unto me, ye understanding
be it from God that e should wickedness and from the lmighty that
e should every
man to find according to his ways. the whole world? shall turn again unto . If
thou ha understanding, hear hearken to the voice of my words
he that hateth right govern? the
persons of , regardeth the rich more than the poor For they all the work of
is hands. be taken away without hand.is eyes
upon the ways of man, and e seeth all his goings. There is no darkness
others in their stead.ore knoweth their
, and would not
is ways so that they cause the of the poor to come unto im, and
e heareth the , whether it be if I have done
men of understanding
that thou saidst Look unto the and
behold the clouds are higher than thou. If thou sinnest, what doest thou
againstf be , thou ? If thou be
righteous, what givest thou im? Or what receiveth e 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 show thee I have
yet to speak on God's behalf. will ascribe to my aker
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
Behold, God is
they pour down the
bottom of the sea.y the light, and it cometh . The thereof showeth
moved out of his place. Hear the of is voice, and
the that goeth out of is mouth.
great things doth e, which we comprehend every man, that Out of the south
cometh the , and cold out of the north.
the breath of God frost , and the waters , that they may do whatsoever e commandeth them
Hearken unto this, O Job stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. are warm, when e the outh wind? Hast
thou im spread out the , which is ?
Teach us what we say im, for we of darkness. Shall it be
told im I ? a man speak, in the clouds,
Job out of the , and said: Wh is 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? Or who hath the line upon it? the ? Or who lad the , when the
morning stars together, and all the of God ?ho shut
the sea with doors, when it forth as out of wombhen I made the
come, but no further and here thy proud waves that it might take hold of the of the
earth, that the might be shaken out hast
thou walked in the of the ? Have the gates of death been open unto theer hast
thou seen the where light dwelleth thou shouldest into the of the
snow or hast thou seen the of the hail, which I have against the time of
trouble, against the of battle and war? By what way is the light parted, the
upon the earth? Who ? Or who hath begotten the
drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? r canst thou guide Arcturus
with his sons?
Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bring forth their young young ones the wilderness 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 r thy labor him? thou believe him, that he will
bring home the and forgetteth them young ones, as though they were not in vain
without fear because God hath
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 thou condemn
own right hand save thee.
Behold Behemoth, I made with thee eateth as an ox is in his
loins, and in the navel of his . He his tail like a edar bones are like of iron.,
where all the beasts of the field him with their shadow the willows of the brook him
thou draw out Leviathan with a hook? r his tongue with a ? Canst
thou put a nose or bore his jaw through with a Will he make a
covenant with thee? Wilt thou take
with him as with a bird? Or among the ? Canst thou fill his skin with his headay thine hand upon him
is able to stand before e?ho hath the doors of his face? that no air can come one another, that they cannot be
sundered.is 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 as stone, as He maketh the deep to boil like a pot Upon
earth there is
all high things is a king over all the children of pride.
Then Job answered the and said: I know that hou
Therefore 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 y servant Job hath. Therefore take seven and seven rams, and go to y
servant Job, offer for yourselves a burnt offeringnd y 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 y servant Job.
So Elipha the Bldad the Suhite and the Naamathite went and did
according as the commanded them. The also accepted Jobnd the 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 had been of his
acquaintance , and ate bread with him in his house him and him
over all the that the had brought upon him. Every man gave him a
for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six
thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand . He had also seven
sons and three daughters. all the land were found so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father
gave them inheritance among their brethren. After this Job
hundred and forty years,