« AnteriorContinuar »
448 Elihil refirovctii Joos
His zeal to speak. 28 This also were an iniquity to be pun- || inspiration of the Almighty giveth them ished by the judge: for I should have de- ! understanding. nied the God that is above.
9 Great nien are not always wise: nei29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of ther do the aged understand judgment. him that buted me, or lified up myself 10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I whenevil forhin:
also will shew mine opinion. so Neither have I suffered my mouth 11 Behold, I waited sof your words; I to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye search
31 lí the men of my verpacle said ed out what to say. not, Oh that we had of his fiei ! we can- 12 Yea, I atiended unto you, and not be satisfied.
behold, there was none of you that con32 The stranger did not lodge in the vinced Job, or that answered his words : street : but I opened my doors to the 13 Lest ye should say, We have found traveler.
out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, 33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding nine iniquity in my
14 Now he hath not directed his words bosom:
ag:inst me: neither will I answer him 34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did with your speeches. the contempt of families terrify me, that 15 They were amazed, they answered I kept silence, and went flot out of the no more: they left off speaking, door?
16 When I had waited, (for they spake 35 ) that one would hear me! behold, I not, but stood still, and answered no more ;) my desire is, that the Almighty would 17 I said, I will answer also my part, answer me, and that mine adversary had | I also will shew mine opinion. written a book.
18 For I am full of inatter, the spirit 36 Surely I would take it upon my
within me constraineth me. shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. 19 Behold, my belly is as wine which
37 I would declare unto him the num- hath no vent; it is ready to burst like ber of my steps; as a prince would I go new bottles. near unto hini.
20 I will speak, that I may be refresh38 If my land cry against me, or that ed: I will open my lips and answer. the furrows likewise thereof complain ; 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any
39. If I have eaien the fruits thereof man's person, neither let me give flatterwithout money, or have caused the own- ing titles unto man. ers thereof to lose their life:
22 For I know not to give flattering 10 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, titles ; in so doing my Maker would scoil and cockle instead of barley. The words take me away. of Job are ended.
1 Elihu offereth himself instead of God, 1 Elihu is angry with Job and his three with sincerity and meekness, 10 reason friends. 11 He reproveth them for not with Job. 8 He excuseth God from satisfying of Job. 16 His zeal to speak. giving man an account of his ways by
his greatness. 31 He inciteth Job io Job, because he was righteous in his attention.
THEREFORE, Job, I pray thee, 2 Then was kinded the wrath of Elihu hear my speecles, and hearken the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kin- to all my words. dred of Ram: against Job was his wrath 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, kindled, because he justified himself rath- my tougne hath spoken in my mouth. er than God.
3 My words shall be of the uprightness 3 Also against his three friends was his of my heart : and my lips shall utter wrath kindled, because they had found || knowledge clearly. no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4 The Spirit of God hath made me,
4 Now Elinu had waited till Joly had and the breath of the Almighty hath given spoken, because they were elder than he.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no 5 Ifrhou canst answer me, set thy words answer in the mouth of these three men, in order before me, stand up. then his wrath was kinded.
6 Deholl, I am according to thy wish in 6 And Ellhu the son of Barachel the God's stead: I also am formed out of the Buzite answered and said, I am young, clay. and re are very old; wherefore I was ✓ Behold, my terror shall not make afraid, and durst not shew you mine thee afraid, neither shall my hand be opinion.
heavy upon thee. 7 I said, Days should speak, and mul- 8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine heartitude of years should teach wisdom. ing, and I have heard the voice of thy 8 But there is a spirit in man: and the il words, saying,
Euhu's zeal 10 streak.
CHAP. XXXIV. God cannot be unjust. 449 9 I am clean without transgression, I
CHIP. XXXIV. ain inocent; neither is there iniquity in 1 Elihu accu: t'th Job fur charging God
with injustice. 10 God omnipon can10 Behold, he findeth occasions against not be unjust. 31 Man musi humblı himme, he counteth me for his enemy,
selfunio God. 34 Elihu refirowth iub. 11 He putteth my feet in the stocks, URTHERMORE Elihu answered he marketh all my paths.
and said, 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I 2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; nd will answer thee, that God is greater than give ear unto me, ye thai have knowle ige.
3 For the ear trieth words, as the 15 Why dost thou strive against him? | mouth tasteth meat. fo: lit giveth not account of any of his 4 Let us choose to us judgment : let matters
us know among ourselves what is gnocl. 14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, 5 For Job hath said, I am righteous : yet man perceiveth it not.
and God hath taken away my judgment. 15 In cream, in a vision of the night, 6 Should I lie against my right? my when deep sleep faileth upon men, in wcuind is incurable without transgression. slumberings upon the bed ;
7 What man is like Job), who drinketli 16 Then he openeth the ears of men, up scording like water ? and sealeth their instruction,
8 Which goeth in company with the 17 That lie np withdraw man from workers of iniquity, and walketti withi his purpose, and hide price from man. wicked men.
18 He keepe h back bis soul from the 9 For he hath said, It profiteth a man pit, and his life from perishing by the nothing that he should delight himself sword.
with Gol 19 He is chaste ed also with prin upon 10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men his bed, and the multitude of liis bones of understanding: far be it from God, that with strong pain :
he should do wickedness; and from the Al20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and mighty, that he should commit iniquity. his soul dainty meat.
11 For the work of a man shill he ren21 His flesh is consumed away, that it der wito him, and cause every man to cannot ie seen ; and his bones ihat were tind according to his ways. not seen stick out.
12 Yea, surely God will not do wick22 Tea, his soul drawcth nearunto the edly, neither will the Almighty pervert grave, and his life to the destroyers. judgment.
23 If there be a messenger with him, 13 Who hath given him a charge over an interpreter, one among a thousand, to the earth ? or who hath disposed the shew unto man his uprightness:
whole world? 24 Then he is gracias unto him, and
14 If he set his heart upon man, if saith, Deliver hiij fron going down to he gather unto himself his spirit and his the pit: I have found a ransom.
breath ; 23 His fiesh shall be fresher than a 15 All fesh shail perish together, and child's: he shall return to the days of his man shall turn again unto dust. youth :
16 If now thou hast understanding, hear 26 He shall pray unto God, and he will this : hearken to the voice of my words. be favourale unto him: and he shall see 17 Shall eren he that hateth right gorhis face with joy : for he will render unto ern? and wilt thou condemn him that man his righteousness.
is most just ? 27 He lookcth upon men, and if any 18 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou are say, I have sinned, and perverted that wicked? and to princes, Ye ure ung-lly? which quas night, and it profited me 19 Hocu much less to liim that accepteth
not the persons of princes, nor regardeth 28 Ile will deliver his soul from go- the ricli niore than the poor? for they all ing into the pit, and his life shall see the are the work of his barris. light.
20 In a nionet shell they clie, and the 29 Lo, all these things worketh Goci pcoplesiddl be trenbier at midnight, and oftentimes with man,
pass away: and the mighty shall be taken 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, away without hand. to be enlightened with the light of the 21 For his eyes are ?pon the ways of living:
mail, and he seeth all his song 31 York wcil, () Job, hearken unto 22 7%cris no cake !!0" shadow of me: }vd thy peace, and I will speak.
death, where the workers oi iniquity may 32 lí thou hastany 0:00 Say, answer
hide themselves. me: speak, tvr I desire tujustiny thce.
23 For he will not lay upon man more 3) if not, hearken unto ine: hold the then right ; that he should enter into peace, and I shall teaclı ilco wisdom. judgment with God.
450 Elihu arcuseiu Job.
JOB. He shereth how God is just. 24 He shall break in pieces mighty men 9 By reason of the multitude of opwithout number, and set others in their || pressions they make the oppressed to cry: stead.
they cry out by reason of the arm of the 25 Therefore he knoweth their works, \ mighty. and he overturneth them in the night, so io But none saith, Where is God my that they are destroyed.
maker, who giveth songs in the night; 26 He striketh them as wicked men in 11 Who teacheth us more than the the open sight of others;
beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser 27 Because they turned back from him, than the fowls of heaven? and would not consider any of his ways : 12 There they cry, but none giveth
28 So that they cause the cry of the answer, because of the pride of evil men. poor to come unto him, and he heareth 13 Surely God will not hear vanity, the cry of the afflicted.
neither will the Almighty regard it. 29 When he giveth quietness, who then 14 Although thou sayest thou shalt not can make trouble? and when he hideth see him, yet judgment is before him ; his face, who thien can behold him? whe therefore trust thou in him. er it be done against a nation, or against 15 But now, because it is not so, he hath a man only :
visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it 30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest not in great extremity : the people be enshared.
16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth 31 Surely it is meet to be said unto Gol, in vain; he multiplieth words without I have borne chastisement, I will not of knowledge. fend any more :
CHAP. XXXVI. 32 That which I see not teach thou 1 Elihu sheweth how God is just in his me : if I have done iniquity, I will do no ways, 16 and how Job's sins hinder
God's blessings. 24 God's works are 33 Should it be according to thy mind? to be magnified. he will recompense it, wirether thou re
, fuse, or whether thou choose ; and not I: 2 Suiler me a little, and I will shew therefore speak what thou knowest. thee that I have yet to speak on God's 34 Let nien of understanding tell me,
behalf. and ler a wise man hearken unto me. 3 I will fetch my knowledge from a
35 Job hatlı spoken without knowledge, far, and will ascribe :ighteousriess to my and his words were without wisdom. Maker.
36 My desire is that Job may be tried 4 For truly my word shall not be false : unto the end, because of his answers for he that is perfect in knowledge is with wickerl men.
thee. 37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, 5 Behold, God is mighty, and despishe clappeth his hands among us, and mul- eth not any : he is mighy in strength and tiplieth his words against God.
wisdom. CHAP. XXXV.
6 He preserveth not the life of the wick1 Comparison is not to be made with God, ed: but giveth right to the poor.
because our good or evil cannot extend 7 He withdraweth not his eyes from unto him. 9 Many cry in their uflic- the righteous; but with kings are they ou
tions, but are not heard for want of faith. the throne ; yea, he doth establish them EL HC
for ever, and they are exalted. 2 Thinkest thou this to be right, 8 And if they be bound in fetters, and that thou saidst, My righteousness is more be holden in cords of affliction ; than God's?
9 Then he sheweth them their work, 3 For thou saidst, What advantage will and their transgressions that they have it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I exceeded. have, if I be cleansed from my sin ? 10 He openeth also their ear to disci
4 I will answer thee, and thy compan- pline, and commandeth that they return ions with thee.
from iniquity. 5 Look unto the heavens, and see ; 11 If ihey obey and serve him, they and behold the clouds which are higher shall spend their days in prosperity, and than thou.
their years in pleasures. 6 If thou sinnest, what doest thou a- 12 But if they obey not, they shall per gainst him? or if thy transgressions be ish by the sword, and they shall die withmultiplied, what dcest thou unto him? out knowledge.
7 If thou be righteous, what givest 13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up thou him? or what receiveth le of thine wrath : they cry not when he bindeth hand ?
them. 8 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as 14 They die in youth, and their life is thouari : and thy righteousness may prof- amery the uriclean. in the son of man.
15 lle delivereth the poor in his afflic
Elhu sheweth Job's sins, &c. CHAP. XXXVII, XXXVII. God to be feared. 451 tian, kad openeth their ears in oppression. 6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on
16 Even so would he have removed the earth; likewise to the small rain, and thee out of the strait into a broad place, to the great rain of his strength. where there is no straitness; and that 7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; which should be set on thy table should be || that all men may know his work. full of fatness.
8 Then the beasts go into dens, and 17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment remain in their places. of the wicked: judgment and justice take 9 Out of the south cometh the whirlhold on thee,
wind : and cold out of the north. 18 Because there is wrath, beware lest 10 By the breath of God frost is givhe take thee away with his stroke: then en : and the breadth of the waters is a great ransom cannot deliver thee. straitened.
19 Will he esteem thy riches ? no, not 11 Also by watering he wearieth the gold, nor all the forces of strength. thick cloud : he scattereth his bright
20 Desire not the night, when people cloud: are cut off in their place.
12 And it is turned round about by his 21 Take heed, regard not iniquity : counsels: that they may do whatsoever for this hast thou chosen rather than he commandeth them upon the face of affliction.
the world in the earth. 22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: 13 He causeth it to come, whether for who teacheth like him?
correction, or for his
or for mercy: 23 Who hath enjoined him his way? 14 Hearken unto this, () Job : stand or who can say, Thou hast wrought still, and consider the wonderous works iniquity?
of God. 24 Remember that thou magnify his 15 Dost thou know when God disposwork, which men behold.
ed them, and caused the light of his cloud 25 Every man may see it ; man may
to shine? behold it atar off.
16 Dost thou know the balancings of 26 Behold, God is great, and we know the clouds, the wonderous works of hira him not, neither can the number of his which is perfect in knowledge? years be searched out.
17 How thy garments are warm, when 27 For he maketi small the drops of he quieteth the earth by the south wind? water : they pour down rain according to 18 Hast thou with him spread out the the vapour thereof :
sky, which is strong, and as a molten 28 Which the clouds do drop and distil looking-glass ? upon man abundantly,
19 Teach us what we shall say unto 29 Also can any understand the spread him ; for we cannot order our speech by ings of the clouds, or the noise of his reason of darkness. tabernacle ?
20 Shall it be told him that I speak? 30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon If a man speak, surely he shall be swalit, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
31 For by them judgeth he the people ; 21 And now men see not the bright he giveth meat in abundance.
light which is in the clouds : but the 32 With clouds he covereth the light; wind passeth, and cleanseth them. and commandeth it not 10 shine by the 22 Fair weather cometh out of the cloud that cometh betwixt.
north: with God! is terrible majesty. 33 The noise thereof sheweth concern- 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot ing it, the cattle also concerning the find him out: he is excellent in power, vapour.
and in judgment, and in plenty of justice : CHAP. XXXVII.
he will not afflict. 1 God is to be frared for his great works. 24 Men do therefore fear him ; he re15 His suis tom is unscarchable in them. specteth not any that are wise of heart.
CHÁP. XXXVIII. AT this also my heart trembleth, and
1 God challengeth Job to answer. 4 God, 2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, by his mighty works, convinceth Job of and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. ignorance, 31 and of imbecility.
3 He directeth it under the whole heav- "HEN the LORD answered Job out en, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel 4 After it a voice roareth ; he thun- by words without knowledge? dereth with the voice of liis excellency; 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man ; and he will not stay them when his voice for I will demand of thee, and answer is heard.
thou me. 5 God thundereth marvellously with 4 Where wast thou when I laid the his voice; great things doeth he, which loundations of the earth ? declare, if thou we cannot comprehend.
Theme whirlwind, and said,
452 God convinccth Job of ignorance, JOB.
and of imbecility. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, 28 Hath the rain a failier ? or who if thou knowest? or who hath stretched hath ngotten the crops of the dew ? the line upon it?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? 6 Whereupon are the foundations and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath thereof fastened? or who laid the corner | gendered it? stone thereof;
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, 7 When the morning stars sang to and the face of the deep is frozen. gether, and all the sons of God shouted 31 Canst thou bind the Sweet infiufor joy?
ences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, Orion? when it brake forth, as if it had issued 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth out of the womb?
in his season? or canst thou guide Arctu9 When I made the cloud the garment rus with his sons? thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling- 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of band for it,
heaven ? canst thou set the dominion 10 And brake up for it my decreed thereof in the earth? place, and set bars and doors,
34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, clouds, that abundance of waters may but no further: and here shall thy proud
cover thee? waves be stayed.
35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they 12 Hast thou commanded the morn- may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? ing since thy days; and caused the day- 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inspring to know his place;
ward parts? or who hath given under13 That it might take hold of the ends standing to the heart? of the earth, that the wicked might be 37 Who can number the clouds in shaken out of it?
wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of 74 It is turned as clay to the seal; and heaven, they stand as a garment.
38 When the dust groweth into hard15 And from the wicked their lightness, and the clods cleave fast together? is withholden, and the high arm shall 39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion be broken.
or fill the appetite of the young lions, 16 Hast thou entered into the springs 40 When they couch in their dens, and of the sea? or hast thou walked in tlie | abide in the covert to lie in wait? search of the depth ?
41 Who provideth for the raven his 17 Have the gates of death been opened food? when his young ones cry unto unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors God, they wander for lack of meat. of the shadow of death?
CHAP. XXXIX. 18 *Hast thou perceived the breadth of 1 Of the wild goats and hinde, 5 of the the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. wild ass, 9 the unicorn, 13 the peacock,
19 Where is the way where light dwell- stork, and ostrich, 19 the horse, 26 the eth ? and as for darkness, where is the hazık, 27 the cagle. place thereof,
20 That thou shouldest take it to the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or bound thereof, and that thou shouldest canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? know the paths to the house thereof? 2 Canst thou number the months that
2 Knowest thou it, because thou wast they fulfil ? or knowest thou the time then born? or because the number of thy when they bring forth? days is great ?
3 They bow themselves, they bring 22 Hast thou entered into the treasures forth their young ones, they cast out their of the snow ? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
4 Their young ones are in good liking, 23 Which I have reserved against the they grow up with corn; they go forth, time of trouble, against the day of battle and return not unto them. and war?
5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? 24 By what way is the light parted, or who hath loosed the bands of the wild which scattereth the east wind upon the carth?
6 Whose house I have made the wildere 25 Who hath divided a water-course ness, and the barren land his dwellings. for the overflowing of waters, or a way 7 He scorneth the multitude of the for the lightning of thunder;
city, neither regardeth he the crying of 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, the driver. where no man is ; on the wilderness, 8 The range of the mountains is his wherein there is no man;
pasture, and he searcheth after every 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste
green thing. ground ; and to cause the bud of the ten- 9 Will the unicorn be willing to serve der herb to spring forth?
thec, or abide by thy crib?