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Of the behemoth and leviathan: JOB. God's great power over them. 7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I shall not one be cast down even at the sight will demand of thee, and declare thou unto of him? me.

10 None is so fierce that dare stir him 8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? up: who then is able to stand before me! wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest 11 Who hath prevented me, that I should be righteous ?

repay him? whatsoever is under the whole 9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst beaven is mine. thou thunder with a voice like him?

12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his 10 Deck thyself now with majesty and power, nor his comely proportion. excellency; and array thyself with glory 13 Who can discover the face of his and beauty

garment? or who can come to him with 11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath : his double bridle? and behold every one that is proud, and 14 Who can open the doors of his face? abase him.

his teeth are terrible round about. 12 Look on every one that is proud, and 15 His scales are his pride, shut up tohring him !ow; and tread down the wicked gether as with a close seal. in their place.

16 One is so near to another, that no 13 Hide them in the dust together; and air can come between them. bind their faces in secret.

17 They are joined one to another, they 14 Then will I also confess unto thee stick together, that they cannot be sunthat tbine own right hand can save thee. dered.

15 | Behold now behemoth, which I 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. and his eyes are like the eyelids of the

16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, morning. and his force is in the navel of his belly: 19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps,

17 He moveth his tail like a cedar; the and sparks of fire leap out. sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as

18 His bones are as strong pieces of out of a seething pot or caldron. brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: fame goeth out of his mouth. he that made him can make his sword to 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and approach unto him.

sorrow is turned into joy before him. 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth 23 The Aakes of his flesh are joined tofood, where all the beasts of the field play.gether: they are firm in themselves; they

21 He lieth under the shady trees, in cannot be moved. the covert of the reed, and fens.

24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, 22 The shady trees cover him with their as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. shadow; the willows of the brook com- 25 When he raiseth up himself, the pass him about.

mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and they purify themselves. hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw 26 The sword of him that layeth at him up Jordan into his mouth.

cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the 24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose habergeon. pierceth through snares.

27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and CHAP. XLI.

brass as rotten wood.

28 The arrow cannot make him flee: a book? or his tongue with a cord sling-stones are turned with him into which thou lettest down?

stubble. 2 Canst thou put a hook into his nose? 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he or bore his jaw through with a thorn? laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

3 Will he make many supplications unto 30 Sharp stones are under him : he thee? will he speak soít words unto thee? spreadeth sharp-pointed things upon the

4 Will be make a covenant with thec? mire. wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? 31 He maketh the deep to boil like a

5. Wilt thou play with him as with a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointbird? or wilt thou bind him for thy ment. maidens?

32 He maketh a path to shine after 6 Shall thy companions make a banquet him; one would think the deep to be hoary. of him? shall they part him among the 33 Upon earth there is not his like, who merchants?

is made without fear. 7 Canst t'ou fill his skin with barbed 34 He beholdeth all high things: he is irons? or his head with fish-spears? a king over all the children of pride. 8 Lay thy hand upon him, remember

CHAP. XLII. the battle, do no more.

HEN Job answered the LORD, and

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Job submits himself to God. PSALMS. God accepts and blesses him.

2 I know that thou canst do everything, i 10 And the Lord turned the captivity and that no thought can be withholden of Job, when he prayed for his friends': from thee.

also the Lord gave Job twice as much as 3 Who is he that hideth counsel with he had before. out knowledge? therefore have I uttered 11 Then came there unto him all his that I understood not; things too wonder- brethren, and all his sisters, and all they ful for me, which I knew not.

that had been of his acquaintance before, 4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will and did eat bread with him in his house speak: I will demand of thee, and de- and they bemoaned him, and comforted clare thou into me.

him over all the evil that the LORD had 5 I have heard of thee by the hearing brought upon him : every man also gave of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee: him a piece of money, and every one an

6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and re-ear-ring of gold. pent in dust and ashes.

12 So the LORD blessed the latter end 7 1 And it was so, that after the Lord of Job more than his beginning : for he had spoken these words unto Job, the had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thouLORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My sand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, wrath is kindled against thee, and against and a thousand she-asses. thy two friends : for ye have not spoken 13 He had also seven sons, and three of me

thing that is right, as my ser, Jaughters. vant Job hath.

14 And he called the name of the first, 8 Therefore take unto you now seven Jemima ; and the name of the second, bullocks and seven rams, and go to my Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenservant Job, and offer up for yourselves a happuch. burnt-offering, and my servant Job shall 15 And in all the land were no women pray for you: for him will I accept : lest I found so fair as the daughters of Job: and deal with you after your folly, in that ye their father gave them inheritance among have not spoken of me the thing which is their brethren. right, like my servant Job.

16 After this lived Job a hundred and 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite sons, even four generations. went, and did according as the LORD com- 17 So Job died, being old and full of manded them: the Lord also accepted Job. days.


I The Book of PSALMS.

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and BEShe counsel of the ungodly, nor LESSED is the man that walketh not cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth laugh : the Lord shall have them in deriin the seat of the scornful.

sion. 2 But his delight is in the law of the 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his LORD ; and in his law doth he meditate wrath, and vex them in bis sore displeaday and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his hill of Zion. fruit in his season ; his leaf also shall not 7 I will declare the decree : the LORD wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this prosper.

day bave I begotten thee. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the the chaff which ihe wind driveth away. heathen for thine inheritance, and the

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand uttermost parts of the earth for thy posin the judgment, nor sinners in the con- session. gregation of the righteous.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the iron ; thou shalt dash them in pieces like righteous : but the way of the ungodly a potter's vessel. shall perish.

10 Be wise now therefore, Oye kings : PSALM II.

be instructed, ye judges of the earth. THY do the heathen rage, and the 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and re

people imagine a vain thing? ljoice with trembling. 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and and the rulers take counsel together, ye perish from the way, when his wrath against the LORD, and against his Anointed, is kindled but a little. Blessed are all saying,

they that pul their trust in him.

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The security of God's protection. PSALMS. David prays against his enemies. PSALM III.

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: TA Psalm of David, when he fled from thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Absalom his son.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak ORD, how are they increased that leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody up against me.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy 2 Many there be which say of my soul, house in the multitude of thy mercy : and There is no help for him in God. Selah. in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy

3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for temple. me; my glory, and the lifter up of my 8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteoushead.

ness, because of mine enemies ; make thy 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, way straight before my

face. and he heard me out of his holy bill. Selah. 9 For there is no faithfulness in their

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; mouth ; their inward part is very wickedfor the LORD sustained me.

ness; their throat is an open sepulchre ; 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands they flatter with their tongue. of people, that have set themselves against 10 Destroy thou them, o God; let them me round about.

fall by their own counsels; cast them out 7 Arise, O LORD ; save me, O my God; in the multitude of their transgressions ; for thou hast smitten all mine enemies for they have rebelled against thee. upon the cheek bone ; thou hast broken 11 But let all those that put their trust the teeth of the ungodly.

in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: because thou defendest them: let them also thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. that love thy name be joyful in thee. PSALM IV.

12 For thou, LORD, Wilt bless the rightT To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Aeous; with favour wilt thou compass him Psalm of David.

as with a shield. HEAR SEAR me when I call, O God of my

PSALM VI. righteousness: thou hast enlarged T To the chief Musician on Neginoth upme when I was in distress; have mercy on Sheminith, A Psalm of David. upon me, and hear my prayer.

LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger,

O 2 Oye sons of men, how long will ye neither chasten me in thy hot disturn my glory intoshame? how long will ye pleasure. love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I 3 But know that the LORD bath set apart am weak: OLORD, heal me: for


bones him that is godly for himself: the LORD are vexed. will hear when I call unto him.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, 4 Stand in awe, and sin not : commune O LORD, how long? with your own heart upon your bed, and 4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul : be still. Selah.

Oh save me for thy mercies' sake! 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, 5 For in death there is no remembrance and put your trust in the LOBD. of thee: in the grave who shall give thee

6 There be many that say, Who will thanks? shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the 6 I am weary with my groaning ; all the light of thy countenance upon us. night make I my bed to swim; I water my

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, couch with my tears. more than in the time that their corn and 7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; their wine increased.

it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. 8 I will both lay me down in peace, 8 Depart from me, all ye workers of and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest iniquity ; for the LORD hath heard the voice

of my weeping. PSALM

9 The LORD hath beard my supplicaTo the chief Musician upon Nebiloth, tion; the LORD will receive my prayer. A Psalm of David.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed G"sideramy meditation LIVE ear to my words, O LORD, con- and sore vexed : let them return and be

ashamed suddenly: 2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my

PSALM VII. King, and my God: forunto thee will I pray. T Shiggaion of David, which he sang un.

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morn- to the LORD, concerning the words of ing, OʻLORD; in the morning will I di- Cush the Benjamite. rect my prayer unto thee, and will look Otrost: Save me from all them that per

God, in thee do I put my up.

4 For thou art not a God that hath plea- secute me, and deliver me: sure in wickedness : neither shall evil 2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending dwell with thee.

lit in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

me dwell in safelliLM V.

God's glory magnified by his works. PSALMS. David praises God's judgment.

3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; over the works of thy hands; thou hast is there be iniquity in my hands ; put all things under his feet :

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the was at peace with me; (yea, I have deliver-beasts of the field; ed him that without cause is mine enemy:) 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and sea, and whatsoever passeth through the take it ; yea, let him tread down my life paths of the seas. upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy dust. Selah.

name in all the earth! 6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up

PSALM IX. thyself because of the rage of mine ene. T To the chief Musician upon Muth-labmies: and awake for me to the judgment ben, A Psalm of David. that thou hast commanded. 7 Soshall the congregation of the people I WILL praise thee

, O Lord, with my compass thee about: for their sakes there- marvellous works. fore return thou on high.

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I 8 The LORD shall judge the people: will sing praise to tby name, O thou Most judge me, O LORD, according to my right- High. eousness, and according to mine integrity: 3 When mine enemies are turned back, that is in me.

they shall fall and perish at thy presence. 90 let the wickedness of the wicked 4 For thou hast maintained my right come to an end; but establish the just: for and my cause; thou satest in the throne the righteous God trieth the hearts and judging right. reins.

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou 10 My defence is of God, which savetb bast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put the upright in heart.

out their name for ever and ever. 11 God judgeth the righteous, and God 6 O thou enemy!destructions are come is angry with the wicked every day, to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroy

12 If he turn not, he will whet bised cities; their memorial is perished with sword; he hath bent his bow, and made them. it ready.

7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: 13 He hath also prepared for him the he hath prepared his throne for judgment. instruments of death; he ordaineth his 8 And he shall judge the world in arrows against the persecutors.

righteousness, he shall minister judgment 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, to the people in uprightness. and hath conceived mischief, and brought 9 The Lord also will be a refuge for forth falsehood.

the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and 10 And they that know thy name will is fallen into the ditch which he made. put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD,

16 His mischief shall return upon his hast not forsaken them that seek thee. own head, and his violent dealing shall 11 Sing praises to the LORD, which come down upon his own pate.

dwelleth in Zion : declare among the peo17 I will praise the LORD according to ple his doings. his righteousness: and will sing praise to 12 When he maketh inquisition for the name of the LORD most high. blood, he remembereth them: he forget. PSALM VIII.

teth not the cry of the humble. I To the chief Musician upon Gittith, 13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD: conA Psalm of David.

sider my trouble which I suffer of them in all the earthset the gates of thy glory above the heavens.

14 That I may shew forth all thy praise 2 Out of the mouth of babes and suck in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will lings hast thou ordained strength because rejoice in thy salvation. of thine enemies, that thou mightest still 15 The heathen are sunk down in the the enemy and the avenger.

pit that they made: in the net which they 3 When I consider thy heavens, the hid is their own foot taken. work of thy fingers; the moon and the 16 The Lord is known by the judgment stars, which thou hast ordained;

which he executeth : the wicked is snared 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. him? and the son of man, that thou visitest|Selah. him?

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, 5 For thou hast made him a little lower and all the nations that forget God. than the angels, and hast crowned bim 18 For the needly shall not always be with glory and honour.

forgotten: the expectation of the poor 6 Thou madest him to have dominion shall not perish for ever.

O LORD OU Lord, bom excelleness than that bates more death that likest me up from

David prays against the wicked. PSALMS. Providence and justice of God.

19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail : they make ready their arrow upon the let the heathen be judged in thy sight. string, that they may privily shoot at the

20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the upright in heart. nations may know themselves to be but 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what men. Selah.

can the righteous do? PSALM X.

4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the HY

why hidest thou thyself in times of hold, his eyelids try the children of men. trouble?

5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but 2 The wicked in his pride doth perse- the wicked and him that loveth violence cute the poor : let them be taken in the his soul hateth. devices that they have imagined.

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, 3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's fire and brimstone, and a horrible temdesire, and blesseth the covetous, whom pest: this shull be the portion of their cup. the LORD abhorreth.

7 For the righteous Lord loveth right4 The wicked, through the pride of his eousness; his countenance doth behold countenance, will not seek after God: God the upright. is not in all his thoughts.

PSALM XII. 5 His ways are always grievous ; thy T To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, judgments are far above out of his sight:

A Psalm of David. as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them: Hecenseth ; Afor the faithful fail from

Ő He hath said in bis heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. among the children of men.

7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit 2 They speak vanity every one with and fraud: under bis tongue is mischief his neighbour: with flattering lips and and vanity.

with a double heart do they speak. 8 He sitteth in the lurking-places of the 3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, villages : in the secret places doth he mur- and the tongue that speaketh proud things: der the innocent: his eyes are privily set 4 Who have said, "With our tongue will against the poor.

we prevail ; our lips are our own: who is 9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in lord over us? his den: he lieth in wait to catch the 5 For the oppression of the poor, for the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he sighing of the needy, now will 1 arise, draweth him into his net.

saith the LORD; I will set him in safety 10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, from him that puffeth at him. that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

6 The words of the LORD are pure 11 He hath said in his heart, God hath words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, forgotten: he hideth his face; he will purified seven times. never see it.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thy shalt preserve them from this generation hand : forget not the humble.

for ever. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn 8 The wicked walk on every side, when God? he hath said in his heart, thou wilt the vilest men are exalted. not require it.

PSALM XIII. 14 Thou hast seen it; for thou behold- TTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. est mischief and spite, to requite it with HWORD Or ever?

how long wilt thou thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. bide thy face from me?

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked 2 How long shall I take counsel in my and the evil man: seek out his wicked- soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? hon ness till thou find none.

long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? 16 The Lord is King for ever and ever: 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my the heathen are perished out of his land. God: lighten mine eyes, sest I sleep thie

17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of sleep of death; the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, 4 Lest mine enemy say,

I have prevailthou wilt cause thine ear to hear: ed against him; and those that trouble me

18 To judge the fatherless and the op- rejoice when I am moved. pressed, that the man of the earth may no

°5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my more oppress.

heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. PSALM XT.

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because be Tothe chief Musician, A Psalmof David. hath dealt bountifully with me. N the LORD put I my trust : how say


ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your IT To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. mountain?

is no God. They are corrupt, they



2 For lo, the wicked bend their bow, IT tool bath, said in his heart, There

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