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The Book of Job

Chapter 1

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. And that man was perfect and upright, and one who feared God and turned aside from evil.
Job 1:2 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
Job 1:3 And his possessions were seven thousand sheep and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household, so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Job 1:4 And his sons went and feasted in the house of each one on his day. And they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
Job 1:5 And when they had gone around the day of feasting, Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. So Job did always.
Job 1:6 And a day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah. And Satan also came among them.
Job 1:7 And Jehovah said to Satan, From where do you come? Then Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Job 1:8 And Jehovah said to Satan, Have you set your heart against My servant Job, because there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil?
Job 1:9 And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?
Job 1:10 Have You not made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock have increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But put forth Your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse You to Your face.
Job 1:12 And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only do not lay your hand upon him. And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.
Job 1:13 And a day came when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house.
Job 1:14 And there came a messenger to Job and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them.
Job 1:15 And the Sabeans fell on and took them away. Yea, they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword. And I only have escaped alone to tell you.
Job 1:16 While he was still speaking, there also came another and said, The fire of God has fallen from the heavens and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and destroyed them. And I only have escaped alone to tell you.
Job 1:17 While he was still speaking, there also came another and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands and swooped down upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and have killed the servants with the edge of the sword. And I only have escaped alone to tell you.
Job 1:18 While he was still speaking, there also came another and said, Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house.
Job 1:19 And, behold, a great wind came from the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead. And I only have escaped alone to tell you.
Job 1:20 And Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshiped.
Job 1:21 And he said, I came naked out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. Jehovah gave, and Jehovah has taken away. Blessed be the name of Jehovah.
Job 1:22 In all this Job did not sin, nor charge God foolishly.

Chapter 2

Job 2:1 And it happened that a day came when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah. And Satan also came among them to present himself before Jehovah.
Job 2:2 And Jehovah said to Satan, From where do you come? And Satan answered Jehovah and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Job 2:3 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Have you set your heart on My servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil? And still he is keeping hold of his integrity, although you moved Me against him to destroy him without cause.
Job 2:4 And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has he will give for his life.
Job 2:5 But indeed put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse You to Your face.
Job 2:6 And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand, but save his life.
Job 2:7 And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah and struck Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.
Job 2:8 And he took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself with. And he sat down among the ashes.
Job 2:9 And his wife said to him, Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Job 2:11 And Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, and they each one came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. For they had met together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and did not know him, they lifted up their voice and wept. And each one tore his robe, and they sprinkled dust upon their heads toward Heaven.
Job 2:13 And they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights. And no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.

Chapter 3

Job 3:1 After this Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.
Job 3:2 And Job spoke and said,
Job 3:3 Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night which said, A man-child is conceived.
Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness. Let not God look upon it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it. Let a cloud dwell upon it; Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Job 3:6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year, Let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:7 Lo, let that night be barren; let no joyful voice come in it.
Job 3:8 Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to stir up Leviathan.
Job 3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it look for light, but have none. Let it not see the eyelids of the dawn.
Job 3:10 For it did not shut up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hide sorrow from my eyes.
Job 3:11 Why did I not die from the womb, come from the womb and expire?
Job 3:12 Why did the knees go before me; or why the breasts, that I should suck?
Job 3:13 For now I should have lain still and been quiet; I should have slept. Then I would have been at rest
Job 3:14 with kings and wise men of the earth, who built ruins for themselves,
Job 3:15 or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver;
Job 3:16 or as a hidden untimely birth I would not have been, like infants who did not see light.
Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest;
Job 3:18 the prisoners are at rest together; they hear not the voice of the slave driver.
Job 3:19 The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.
Job 3:20 Why is light given to one who is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul,
Job 3:21 who is waiting for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for treasures?
Job 3:22 They are rejoicing to exultation. They are glad when they can find the grave.
Job 3:23 To a man whose way is hidden, God has made a hedge about him.
Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat, and my groanings are poured out like the waters.
Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I was afraid of has come to me.
Job 3:26 I was not in safety, nor did I have rest, nor was I quiet; yet trouble comes.

Chapter 4

Job 4:1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered:
Job 4:2 Shall one try a word with you, you who are weary? But who can hold back with words?
Job 4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have made the weak hands strong.
Job 4:4 Your words have upheld him who was falling, and you have made strong the feeble knees.
Job 4:5 But now it has come upon you, and you faint. It touches you, and you are troubled.
Job 4:6 Is not your reverence your hope? Is not your hope the uprightness of your ways?
Job 4:7 Remember, please, who ever perished, being innocent? Or where were the righteous cut off?
Job 4:8 As I have seen, the ones who plow iniquity and sow wickedness reap the same.
Job 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of His nostrils they are destroyed.
Job 4:10 The roar of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
Job 4:11 The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the strong lion’s cubs are scattered abroad.
Job 4:12 And a word was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little of it.
Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men,
Job 4:14 fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
Job 4:15 And a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.
Job 4:16 It stood still, but I could not tell the form of it. An image was before my eyes; silence; then I heard a voice,
Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Job 4:18 Behold, He puts no trust in His servants, and His angels He charges with folly!
Job 4:19 How much less in those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?
Job 4:20 They are destroyed from morning till evening; they perish forever without anyone caring.
Job 4:21 Is not their tent cord plucked up within them? They die, but not with wisdom.

Chapter 5

Job 5:1 Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the saints will you turn?
Job 5:2 For vexation kills the fool, and envy slays the simple one.
Job 5:3 I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling place.
Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, nor is there any to deliver them.
Job 5:5 Their harvest the hungry eats, and takes it even out of the thorns; and the snare swallows up their wealth.
Job 5:6 For affliction does not come forth from the dust, nor does trouble spring up out of the ground;
Job 5:7 but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job 5:8 Truly, I would seek to God, and to God I would put my plea,
Job 5:9 Who is doing great things, even beyond searching; marvelous things without number,
Job 5:10 who gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the field,
Job 5:11 to set on high those who are low, so that those who mourn may be lifted up to safety;
Job 5:12 frustrating the plans of the crafty, nor did their hands do wisely.
Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; and the counsel of the wily is carried headlong.
Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
Job 5:15 But He saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
Job 5:16 And there is hope for the weak, and injustice shuts her mouth.
Job 5:17 Behold, blessed is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
Job 5:18 For He makes sore, and binds up; He wounds, and His hands make whole.
Job 5:19 He will deliver you in six troubles; yea, in seven no evil shall touch you.
Job 5:20 In famine He shall redeem you from death; and in war from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21 You shall be hidden from the whip of the tongue; neither shall you be afraid of robbery when it comes.
Job 5:22 At destruction and famine you shall laugh; neither shall you be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Job 5:23 For you shall be in covenant with the stones of the field; and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
Job 5:24 And you shall know that your tent is in peace; and you shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing.
Job 5:25 And you shall know that your seed will be numerous, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like a shock of grain comes in its season.
Job 5:27 Behold this: we have searched it; it is so. Hear it and know for yourself.

Chapter 6

Job 6:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 6:2 Oh that my grief were but weighed, and my ruin laid in the balances together!
Job 6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.
Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their fury is drinking my spirit; the terrors of God are set against me.
Job 6:5 Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? Or does the ox low over his fodder?
Job 6:6 Can that which has no taste be eaten without salt? Or is there taste in the white of an egg?
Job 6:7 My soul refuses to touch them; they are sickening food to me.
Job 6:8 Oh that I might have my desire, and that God would grant the thing that I long for!
Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that He would loose His hand and cut me off!
Job 6:10 And it is yet my comfort; yea, I would rejoice in pain, though He did not spare me; for I have not hidden the words of the Holy One.
Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should be patient?
Job 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh bronze?
Job 6:13 Is not my help in me? And is wisdom fully driven away from me?
Job 6:14 To him who is afflicted, pity is due from his friend, but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Job 6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a torrent; they pass away as the streams of torrents,
Job 6:16 torrents black from ice, in which the snow hides itself.
Job 6:17 When they become warm, they go away; when it is hot, they vanish out of their place.
Job 6:18 The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing and are lost.
Job 6:19 The troops of Tema looked; the companies of Sheba hoped for them.
Job 6:20 They were ashamed because they had hoped; they came there and were ashamed.
Job 6:21 Surely now you are like them; you see my casting down, and are afraid.
Job 6:22 Did I say, Give to me? or, Offer a bribe for me from your wealth;
Job 6:23 or, Deliver me from the enemy’s hand; or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
Job 6:24 Teach me, and I will be silent; and cause me to understand where I have gone astray.
Job 6:25 Right words are powerful, but what does your arguing argue?
Job 6:26 Do you intend to criticize words, and the speeches of one who is hopeless, that are as wind?
Job 6:27 Yea, you cause anger to fall on the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend.
Job 6:28 And now, please look on me; for if I lie, it is before your face.
Job 6:29 Turn back, please let there be no sin; yea, return again, my righteousness is in this matter.
Job 6:30 Is there wrong in my tongue? Cannot my taste discern desirable things?

Chapter 7

Job 7:1 Is there not a warfare to man on earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hireling?
Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for his wages,
Job 7:3 so I am made to possess months of vanity, and weary nights are appointed to me.
Job 7:4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I rise? But the night is long, and I am full of tossing to and fro until the dawning of the day.
Job 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken and has run afresh.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are ended without hope.
Job 7:7 Remember that my life is a breath; my eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him who has seen me shall see me no more; Your eyes are on me, and I am gone.
Job 7:9 As the cloud falls and vanishes away, so he who goes down to the grave shall come up no more.
Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, nor shall his place know him any more.
Job 7:11 Therefore I will not hold my mouth; I will speak in the trouble of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 7:12 Am I like the sea, or a whale, that You set a watch over me?
Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint,
Job 7:14 then You scare me with dreams, and terrify me with visions;
Job 7:15 so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my life.
Job 7:16 I despise them; I will not live always; let me alone, for my days are vanity.
Job 7:17 What is man, that You should magnify him, and that You should set Your heart on him,
Job 7:18 and visit him every morning, trying him every moment?
Job 7:19 Until when will You look away from me, nor let me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
Job 7:20 I have sinned. What shall I do to You, O Watcher of men? Why have You set me as a target for You, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job 7:21 And why do You not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I shall sleep in the dust, and You shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Chapter 8

Job 8:1 And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
Job 8:2 How long will you speak these things, since the words of your mouth are like a strong wind?
Job 8:3 Does God pervert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice?
Job 8:4 If your sons have sinned against Him, and if He has cast them away for their transgression,
Job 8:5 if you would seek earnestly to God and make your prayer to the Almighty;
Job 8:6 if you were pure and upright, surely now He would awake for you, and make the dwelling-place of your righteousness blessed.
Job 8:7 And if your beginning was small, yet your end would greatly increase.
Job 8:8 For please ask of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers,
Job 8:9 for we are but of yesterday and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.
Job 8:10 Shall they not teach you, and tell you, and speak words out of their heart?
Job 8:11 Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the reed-grass grow without water?
Job 8:12 While it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it dries out before any other herb.
Job 8:13 So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
Job 8:14 His hope shall be cut off, and his trust shall be in a spider’s web.
Job 8:15 He shall lean on his house, but it shall not stand; he shall hold fast to it, but it shall not endure.
Job 8:16 He is moist before the sun, and his branches shoot forth in his garden.
Job 8:17 His roots are wrapped around the heap, and he sees the place of stones.
Job 8:18 If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him: I have not seen you.
Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away the innocent, nor will He help the evildoers,
Job 8:21 until He fills your mouth with laughter, and your lips with rejoicing.
Job 8:22 Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame; and the tent of the wicked shall be no more.

Chapter 9

Job 9:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 9:2 Truly I know it is so, but how can man be just with God?
Job 9:3 If he will argue with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand.
Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and been blessed;
Job 9:5 He who removes the mountains, and they know it not, when He overturns them in His anger;
Job 9:6 He who shakes the earth out of its place, and the pillars of it tremble;
Job 9:7 the One speaking to the sun, and it does not rise; and seals up the stars;
Job 9:8 who alone stretches out the heavens, and walks on the waves of the sea;
Job 9:9 who made the Bear, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south;
Job 9:10 who is doing great things past finding out; yea, marvelous things without number?
Job 9:11 Behold! He goes by me, and I do not see Him; He passes on also, but I do not perceive Him.
Job 9:12 Behold, He takes away; who can turn Him back? Who will say to Him, What are You doing?
Job 9:13 God will not withdraw His anger; the helpers of pride stoop under Him.
Job 9:14 How much less shall I answer Him, and choose my arguments with Him?
Job 9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet I would not answer; I seek mercy for my judgment.
Job 9:16 If I had called and He had answered me, yet would I not believe that He had listened to my voice;
Job 9:17 He who breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause;
Job 9:18 who will not allow me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
Job 9:19 If I speak of strength, lo, He is mighty! And if of judgment, who shall set me a time?
Job 9:20 If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am perfect, He shall declare me perverse.
Job 9:21 Though I were perfect, yet I would not know my soul. I would despise my life.
Job 9:22 It is One, therefore I said, He is consuming the perfect and the wicked.
Job 9:23 If the whip kills suddenly, He will mock at the calamity of the innocent.
Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges; if it is not He, then who is it?
Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good.
Job 9:26 They have passed away like the swift ships; like the eagle who swoops on the prey.
Job 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will depart from my heaviness and be of good cheer,
Job 9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrows; I know that You will not hold me innocent.
Job 9:29 I have been condemned; why then should I labor in vain?
Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands ever so clean,
Job 9:31 yet You will plunge me into the ditch and my own clothes shall despise me.
Job 9:32 For He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, that we should come together in judgment;
Job 9:33 there is no mediator between us, who might lay his hand on us both.
Job 9:34 Let Him take His rod away from me, and let not His fear make me afraid;
Job 9:35 then would I speak and not fear Him; for it is not so with me.

Chapter 10

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on my self; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; make me know why You contend with me.
Job 10:3 Is it good to You that You should press down, that You should despise the work of Your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?
Job 10:4 Have You eyes of flesh? Or do You see as a man sees?
Job 10:5 Are Your days like the days of man? Are Your years like man’s days,
Job 10:6 that You seek out my iniquity, and search for my sin?
Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none who can deliver out of Your hand.
Job 10:8 Your hands have made me and shaped me, together all around; yet You destroy me.
Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech You, that You have formed me as the clay; and will You bring me into the dust again?
Job 10:10 Have You not poured me out like milk, and curdled me like cheese?
Job 10:11 You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have fenced me with bones and sinews.
Job 10:12 You have granted me life and favor, and Your providence has preserved my spirit.
Job 10:13 And these have You hidden in Your heart; I know that this was with You.
Job 10:14 If I sin, then You mark me, and You will not acquit me from my iniquity.
Job 10:15 If I am wicked, woe to me; and if I am righteous, I will not lift up my head, being filled with shame, and looking on my affliction.
Job 10:16 For it increases! You hunt me as a fierce lion; and again You show Yourself marvelous on me.
Job 10:17 You renew Your witnesses against me, and increase Your anger on me; changes and warfare are against me.
Job 10:18 Why then have You brought me from the womb? Oh that I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me!
Job 10:19 I should have been as though I had not been; I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.
Job 10:20 Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
Job 10:21 before I go, and I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
Job 10:22 a land of obscurity, the darkness of the shadow of death, without any order, and the shining is as darkness.

Chapter 11

Job 11:1 And Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,
Job 11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?
Job 11:3 Should your lies make men silent? And will you mock and no one make you ashamed?
Job 11:4 For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in Your eyes.
Job 11:5 But who will grant that God would speak, and open His lips against you,
Job 11:6 and would tell you the secrets of His wisdom, that sound wisdom is manifold? Know therefore that God forgets for you some of your iniquity.
Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? Can you perfectly find out the Almighty?
Job 11:8 Heights of the heavens! What can you do? It is deeper than hell, what can you know?
Job 11:9 The measure of it is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Job 11:10 If He passes through and shuts up, or gathers together, then who can turn Him back?
Job 11:11 For He knows vain men; and when He sees wickedness, will He not search it?
Job 11:12 For foolish man would be wise, and man is born a wild ass’s colt.
Job 11:13 If you prepare your heart and stretch out your hands toward Him;
Job 11:14 if iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
Job 11:15 surely then you shall lift up your face without spot; yea, you shall be steadfast and shall not fear;
Job 11:16 for you shall forget your misery, and you shall remember it as waters that pass away.
Job 11:17 And your lifetime shall be clearer than the noonday; though there be darkness, you shall be as the morning.
Job 11:18 And you shall be safe, because there is hope; yea, you shall look around you, and you shall take your rest in safety.
Job 11:19 You shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. Yea, many shall seek your favor.
Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall have no escape, and their hope shall be like the giving up of the spirit.

Chapter 12

Job 12:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 12:2 For truly you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I do not fall short of you; yes, who does not know such things as these?
Job 12:4 I am a laughing-stock to his friends; who calls on God, and He answers him; the just, the upright one is a mockery;
Job 12:5 a flaming brand despised in the thoughts of him who feels secure; it is ready for those with slipping feet.
Job 12:6 The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, in whatever God brings to their hand.
Job 12:7 But now ask the animals, and they shall teach you; and the birds of the air, and they shall tell you;
Job 12:8 or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you; and the fish of the sea shall declare it to you;
Job 12:9 who of all these does not know that the hand of Jehovah has done this?
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all flesh, even of man?
Job 12:11 Does not the ear try words? And does not the mouth taste its food?
Job 12:12 With the aged is wisdom, and understanding in length of days.
Job 12:13 With Him is wisdom and strength; He has wisdom and understanding.
Job 12:14 Behold, He breaks down, and it can not be built up again; He shuts up a man, and no one opens.
Job 12:15 Behold, He withholds the waters, and they dry up; also He sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
Job 12:16 With Him is strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are His.
Job 12:17 He leads wise men away stripped, and makes the judges fools.
Job 12:18 He cuts away the bonds of kings, and binds their loins with a girdle.
Job 12:19 He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
Job 12:20 He removes the speech of the men of trust, and takes away the understanding of the aged.
Job 12:21 He pours scorn on princes, and unties the belt of the mighty.
Job 12:22 He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.
Job 12:23 He gives greatness to the nations, and destroys them. He spreads out the nations, and leads them away.
Job 12:24 He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the land, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.
Job 12:25 They grope in the dark without light, and He makes them to stagger like a drunkard.

Chapter 13

Job 13:1 Lo, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it.
Job 13:2 What you know, I know also; I do not fall short of you.
Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case before God.
Job 13:4 But you are imputers of lies; you are all worthless healers.
Job 13:5 Oh that you would stop speaking entirely! And it would be your wisdom.
Job 13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.
Job 13:7 Would you speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for Him?
Job 13:8 Will you lift up His person, or contend for God?
Job 13:9 Is it good that He should search you out? Or as one man mocks another, do you mock Him?
Job 13:10 He will surely blame you, if you secretly lift up persons.
Job 13:11 Shall not His highness make you afraid, and His dread fall on you?
Job 13:12 Your remembered sayings are like ashes, your bodies like bodies of clay.
Job 13:13 Be quiet. Let me alone so that I may speak, and let come on me what may.
Job 13:14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand?
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, I will not wait, but I will maintain my own ways before Him.
Job 13:16 He also is my salvation, for an ungodly one shall not come before Him.
Job 13:17 Listen carefully to my words, and let what I say be in your ears.
Job 13:18 Behold now, I have set my cause in order; I know that I shall be justified.
Job 13:19 Who is he that will plead for me, for now, I would be quiet and expire.
Job 13:20 Only do not do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from You.
Job 13:21 Withdraw Your hand far from me, and let not Your fear make me afraid.
Job 13:22 Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and answer You me.
Job 13:23 How many are my iniquities and sins? Make known my transgressions and my sin.
Job 13:24 Why do You hide Your face, and hold me for Your enemy?
Job 13:25 Will You terrify a leaf driven to and fro? Will You pursue the dry stubble?
Job 13:26 For You write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the sins of my youth.
Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look closely to all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet.
Job 13:28 And he wears out like a rotten thing, like a garment that a moth eats.

Chapter 14

Job 14:1 Man born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
Job 14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and withers; he also flees as a shadow, and does not stand.
Job 14:3 And You open Your eyes on such a one, and bring me into judgment with You.
Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!
Job 14:5 For his days are fixed, the number of his months is with You, and You have set his bounds so that he cannot pass;
Job 14:6 look away from him, so that he may rest until he shall finish his day, as a hireling.
Job 14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and its tender branch will not cease.
Job 14:8 Though its root becomes old in the earth, and its stump dies in the dust,
Job 14:9 yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant.
Job 14:10 But man dies and is cut off; and man expires, and where is he?
Job 14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and a river falls away and dries up,
Job 14:12 so man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be awakened out of their sleep.
Job 14:13 Who will grant that You would hide me in the grave, that You would keep me secret, until Your wrath is past, that You would set me a fixed time and remember me?
Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he revive? All the days of my warfare I will wait, until my change comes.
Job 14:15 You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall have a desire to the work of Your hands.
Job 14:16 For now You number my steps; do You not watch over my sin?
Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and You cover over my iniquity.
Job 14:18 And surely a falling mountain crumbles away, and the rock moves out of its place.
Job 14:19 The waters wear away the stones; the outpouring of it washes the dust of the earth; and You cause the hope of man to perish.
Job 14:20 You overpower him forever, and he passes; You change his face, and send him away.
Job 14:21 His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; they fall, but he does not mark it.
Job 14:22 But his flesh is pained within him; and his soul mourns over him.

Chapter 15

Job 15:1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
Job 15:2 Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
Job 15:3 Should he reason with talk that is not useful, or with speeches which have no profit?
Job 15:4 Yea, you do away with fear, and take away prayer before God.
Job 15:5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
Job 15:6 Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; yes, your own lips testify against you.
Job 15:7 Were you the first man born? Or were you made before the hills?
Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret counsel of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 15:9 What do you know that we do not know, or understand that is not with us?
Job 15:10 With us are both the gray-headed and aged, mightier than your father as to days.
Job 15:11 Are the comforts of God small with you, and a word dealing gently with you?
Job 15:12 Why does your heart carry you away? And what do your eyes wink at,
Job 15:13 that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth?
Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? And what is he born of a woman that he should be righteous?
Job 15:15 Behold, He puts no trust in His saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in His sight.
Job 15:16 How much more hateful and filthy is man, who drinks iniquity like water?
Job 15:17 I will show you; hear me; and what I have seen I will declare,
Job 15:18 that which wise men have told, and have not hidden from their fathers;
Job 15:19 to them alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
Job 15:20 The wicked man labors in pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden for the ruthless one.
Job 15:21 A dreadful sound of things is in his ears; the destroyer shall come to him in peace.
Job 15:22 He does not believe in a return from darkness, but he is awaited by the sword.
Job 15:23 He wanders for bread, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness is ready at hand.
Job 15:24 Trouble and pain shall terrify him; they shall overpower him, as a king ready for the battle;
Job 15:25 because he stretches out his hand against God, and sets himself against the Almighty.
Job 15:26 He runs at him, with a stiff neck, with the thick layers of his shields,
Job 15:27 because he has covered his face with fat; he has put fat on his loins.
Job 15:28 And he lives in cut off cities, in houses where none are living, which are ready to become heaps.
Job 15:29 He shall not be rich, nor shall his wealth hold out, nor shall he stretch out his gain on the earth.
Job 15:30 He shall not escape from darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and at the breath of his mouth he shall turn away.
Job 15:31 Let not he being deceived trust in vanity; for vanity shall be his reward.
Job 15:32 It shall be done before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
Job 15:33 He shall shake off its unripe grape, as the vine; and shall cast off his flower like the olive.
Job 15:34 For the company of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall devour the tents of bribery.
Job 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth evil, and their belly prepares deceit.

Chapter 16

Job 16:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 16:2 I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters.
Job 16:3 Shall words of wind have an end? Or what provokes you that you should answer?
Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do; if your soul were in my soul’s place. I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.
Job 16:5 I might make you strong with my mouth, and the moving of my lips would spare you.
Job 16:6 Though I speak, my pain is not held back, and though I forbear, in what way am I eased?
Job 16:7 But now He has made me weary; You have made all my company desolate.
Job 16:8 And You have plucked me, for it is a witness, and my failure rises up against me, and it answers to my face.
Job 16:9 His anger has torn and hated me; He gnashes on me with His teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes at me;
Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; and have scornfully beaten me on the cheek; they gather themselves against me.
Job 16:11 God has delivered me to the perverse; and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
Job 16:12 I was at ease, but He has broken me in pieces; yea, He has also taken me by my neck and shaken me to pieces and set me up for His mark.
Job 16:13 His archers hem me in; He splits my inward parts, and does not spare; He pours out my gall on the ground.
Job 16:14 He breaks me with break on break; He runs on me like a giant.
Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin and thrust my horn in the dust.
Job 16:16 My face is reddened from weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
Job 16:17 though no violence is in my hand, and my prayer is pure.
Job 16:18 Oh earth, do not cover my blood, and let not my cry have a place.
Job 16:19 Also now, behold, my Witness is in Heaven, and He who testifies of me is on high.
Job 16:20 My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God.
Job 16:21 Oh that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!
Job 16:22 For the years that are few will come, and I shall go the way from where I shall not return.

Chapter 17

Job 17:1 My spirit is broken, my days are ended, the graves are ready for me.
Job 17:2 Are not mockeries with me? Yea, my eye rests on their insults.
Job 17:3 Please lay down a pledge for me with Yourself; who is he who will strike hands with me?
Job 17:4 For You have hidden their heart from understanding; therefore You shall not lift them up.
Job 17:5 He who for a share informs against friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Job 17:6 He has made me also a byword of the peoples; and I am one in whose face they spit.
Job 17:7 My eye also is dim from grief; and all my members are like a shadow.
Job 17:8 Upright ones shall be amazed at this, and the innocent shall stir himself up against the ungodly.
Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he who has clean hands adds strength.
Job 17:10 And now all of them, go back, and please come again; and I shall not find among you a wise man.
Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the desires of my heart.
Job 17:12 They set night for day; the light is near in the face of darkness.
Job 17:13 If I wait for the grave as my home, I have made my bed in the darkness;
Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, You are my father; to the worm, My mother and my sister!
Job 17:15 And where then is my hope? And as for my hope, who shall see it?
Job 17:16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our descent together is in the dust.

Chapter 18

Job 18:1 And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
Job 18:2 Until when will you set a snare for words? Understand, and afterwards we will speak.
Job 18:3 Why are we counted as cattle, or seem stupid in your sight?
Job 18:4 He tears himself in his anger; shall the earth be forsaken for you? And shall the rock be moved out of its place?
Job 18:5 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tent, and his lamp shall be put out with him.
Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be hampered, and his own plans shall throw him down.
Job 18:8 For he is thrown into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a net.
Job 18:9 The trap shall take him by the heel, and the noose shall hold sway over him.
Job 18:10 The pitfall is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall dash him at his feet.
Job 18:12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and trouble shall be ready at his side.
Job 18:13 It shall devour the parts of his skin; the first-born of death consumes his parts.
Job 18:14 His hope shall be rooted out of his tent, and you marched to the king of terrors.
Job 18:15 What is not his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be scattered on his home.
Job 18:16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and his branch shall wither above.
Job 18:17 His memory shall perish from the earth, and there is no name to him on the face of the street.
Job 18:18 They drive him from light to darkness, and they make him flee from the world.
Job 18:19 He shall have neither son nor kinsman among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
Job 18:20 Those after him shall be amazed at his day; and those before were seized with horror.
Job 18:21 Surely these are the dwellings of the perverse, and this the place that has not known God.

Chapter 19

Job 19:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 19:2 How long will you torment my soul and break me in pieces with words?
Job 19:3 And this, ten times you have blamed me; you are not ashamed that you have wronged me.
Job 19:4 And if indeed I have erred, my error remains with me.
Job 19:5 If indeed you magnify yourself against me, and plead against me my misery,
Job 19:6 know now that God has overthrown me, and His net has closed on me.
Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out, Violence! And I am not answered. I cry aloud, but there is no justice.
Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way so that I cannot pass, and He has set darkness in my paths.
Job 19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, and has taken the crown from my head.
Job 19:10 He has broken me on every side, and I am gone, and He has uprooted my hope like a tree.
Job 19:11 He has also kindled His wrath against me, and to Himself He counts me as His enemy.
Job 19:12 His troops come together and raise up their way against me, and camp around my tent.
Job 19:13 He has put my brothers far from me, and my friends have truly turned away from me.
Job 19:14 My people have fallen away, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Job 19:15 Those who dwell in my house, and my slave-girls, count me as a stranger; I am a foreigner in their sight.
Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave no answer; I must beg him with my mouth.
Job 19:17 My breath is hated by my wife, and I must beg to the sons of my mother’s womb.
Job 19:18 Even young children despise me; I arise, and they speak against me.
Job 19:19 All the men of my counsel detest me, even this one I loved has turned against me.
Job 19:20 My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.
Job 19:21 Have pity on me! Have pity on me, my friends! For the hand of God has touched me.
Job 19:22 Why do you, like God, persecute me and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Job 19:23 Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were engraved in a book!
Job 19:24 Oh that they were cut with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!
Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall rise on the earth at the last;
Job 19:26 and even after they corrupt my skin, yet this: in my flesh I shall see God,
Job 19:27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not a stranger’s; though my heart be exhausted in my bosom.
Job 19:28 For you ought to say, Why do we persecute him, since the root of the matter is found in me?
Job 19:29 Fear for yourselves because of the sword; for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.

Chapter 20

Job 20:1 And Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,
Job 20:2 Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, even because of my haste in me.
Job 20:3 I have heard the rebuke meant to shame me, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.
Job 20:4 Do you know this from days of old, from the setting of man on earth,
Job 20:5 that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the ungodly is for a moment?
Job 20:6 Though his honor mounts up to the heavens, and his head reaches to the clouds,
Job 20:7 he shall perish forever like his dung; they who see him shall say, Where is he?
Job 20:8 He flies away like a dream, and shall not be found, and shall be chased away like a vision of the night.
Job 20:9 An eye glimpsed him, but will not again; yea, his place shall not see him again.
Job 20:10 His sons shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore his wealth.
Job 20:11 His bones are full of his youthful vigor, but it lies down with him in the dust.
Job 20:12 Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue;
Job 20:13 though he spares it and will not leave it; yea, keeps it still in his mouth;
Job 20:14 yet his food in his belly shall be turned; the gall of asps is within him.
Job 20:15 He swallows riches, but vomits it; God shall cast them out of his belly.
Job 20:16 He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper’s tongue shall slay him.
Job 20:17 He shall not see the rivers, the flowings of the brooks of honey and butter,
Job 20:18 giving back his gain, and he will not eat. As to the wealth of his trading, even he shall not enjoy it.
Job 20:19 For he pressed down and forsook the poor; he stole a house, but he had not built it.
Job 20:20 Surely he shall not know quietness in his belly; he will not escape with the things of desire.
Job 20:21 None of his food shall be left; therefore his good will not last.
Job 20:22 In the fullness of his plenty he shall be in trouble; every wretched one shall come on him.
Job 20:23 It shall happen at the filling of his belly, God shall cast the fury of His wrath on him, and He shall rain on him while he is eating.
Job 20:24 He shall flee from the iron weapon, a bow of bronze shall pierce him.
Job 20:25 One draws it, and treads it from behind, even lightning from his gall; terror is on him.
Job 20:26 All darkness shall be hidden in his secret places; a fire not blown shall consume him; those left in his tent shall be broken.
Job 20:27 The heavens shall reveal his iniquity, and the earth rise up against him.
Job 20:28 The increase of his house shall depart, and shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
Job 20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the inheritance of his word from God.

Chapter 21

Job 21:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 21:2 Listen carefully to my speech, and let this be your comfort.
Job 21:3 Rise with me and I shall speak; and after I have spoken, mock on.
Job 21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? And why should my spirit not be troubled?
Job 21:5 Turn to me and be amazed, and lay your hand on your mouth.
Job 21:6 And if I remember, I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh.
Job 21:7 Why do the wicked live? They grow old and become mighty in power.
Job 21:8 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
Job 21:9 Their houses are in peace, without fear; nor is the rod of God on them.
Job 21:10 Their bull mates and does not fail; their cow calves, and does not cast her calf.
Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
Job 21:12 They lift up voice at the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the flute.
Job 21:13 They spend their days in good, and in a moment go down to the grave.
Job 21:14 And they say to God, Depart from us; for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways;
Job 21:15 what is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit should we have if we pray to Him?
Job 21:16 Behold, their good is not in their hand; the wisdom of the wicked is far from me.
Job 21:17 How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and their trouble comes on them! He shares out pains in His anger;
Job 21:18 they are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm steals away.
Job 21:19 God lays up his iniquity for his children. He repays him, and he knows.
Job 21:20 His eyes shall see his ruin, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Job 21:21 For what is his pleasure in his house after him, and the number of his months is cut off?
Job 21:22 Shall any teach God knowledge, since He shall judge the exalted?
Job 21:23 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
Job 21:24 His sides are full of milk, his bones are wet with marrow.
Job 21:25 And another dies with bitter soul, and never eats with pleasure.
Job 21:26 They lie down together in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the plots which you wrongfully hatch against me.
Job 21:28 For you say, Where is the house of the noble, and where the dwelling-places of the wicked?
Job 21:29 Did you not ask those who go by the way? And do you not know their signs,
Job 21:30 that the wicked is kept for the day of calamity? They shall be brought to the day of wrath.
Job 21:31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he has done?
Job 21:32 Yet he shall be brought to the grave, and watch shall be kept over his tomb.
Job 21:33 And the clods of the valley shall be sweet to him and every man shall draw after him, as there is no numbering of those before him.
Job 21:34 How then do you comfort me in vain? Yea, in your answers remains transgression.

Chapter 22

Job 22:1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
Job 22:2 Can a man be useful to God, as he who is wise may be useful to himself?
Job 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous, or gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?
Job 22:4 Will He reprove you because of your reverence, or enter into judgment with you?
Job 22:5 Is not your wickedness great, and your iniquity without measure?
Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Job 22:7 You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have held back bread from the hungry.
Job 22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth, and the honored man lived in it.
Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Job 22:10 Therefore snares are all around you, and sudden fear troubles you;
Job 22:11 or darkness, so that you cannot see; and a flood of waters covers you.
Job 22:12 Is not God high in Heaven? And behold the leading stars, for they are high.
Job 22:13 And you say, What does God know? Can He judge through the dark cloud?
Job 22:14 Clouds are a covering to Him, so that He does not see; and He walks in the circuit of Heaven.
Job 22:15 Do you keep to the old way which wicked men have walked?
Job 22:16 They were seized, but there was not time; their foundation was poured out by a flood;
Job 22:17 who said to God, Depart from us; and, What can the Almighty do to them?
Job 22:18 Yet He filled their houses with substance; and the wisdom of the wicked is far from me.
Job 22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad; and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
Job 22:20 Truly our foe is not cut down, and fire has eaten their wealth.
Job 22:21 Now be of service with Him, and be at peace. Good shall come to you by them.
Job 22:22 Please receive the Law from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up; you shall put away injustice far from your tents.
Job 22:24 Then you shall lay up gold like dust, and among the rock of the torrents of Ophir.
Job 22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be your gold and silver, and strength to you.
Job 22:26 For then you shall have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.
Job 22:27 You shall make your prayer to Him, and He shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
Job 22:28 You shall also order a thing, and it shall be fulfilled to you; and the light shall shine on your ways.
Job 22:29 For they have humiliated you, and you shall say, Pride! And He shall save the lowly of eyes.
Job 22:30 He shall deliver one not innocent, and will deliver by the pureness of your hands.

Chapter 23

Job 23:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 23:2 Even today is my complaint bitter; my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Job 23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find Him, that I might come even to His seat!
Job 23:4 I would order my cause before Him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
Job 23:5 I would know the words which He would answer me, and understand what He would say to me.
Job 23:6 Will He plead against me with His great power? No, surely He would give heed to me.
Job 23:7 There the righteous might reason with Him; and I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
Job 23:8 Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I cannot see Him;
Job 23:9 on the left hand, where He works, but I cannot behold Him. He turns to the right, but I do not see Him.
Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Job 23:11 My foot has held fast in His steps; I have kept His way, and have not fallen away;
Job 23:12 nor have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I treasured the words of His mouth more than my portion.
Job 23:13 But He is in one mind, and who can turn Him? Yea, what His soul desires, He does it.
Job 23:14 For He fulfilled my lot, and many things like these are with Him.
Job 23:15 Therefore I am troubled at His presence; when I look, I am afraid of Him.
Job 23:16 For God makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubles me;
Job 23:17 because I was not cut off before the darkness; yea, He covered the darkness from my face.

Chapter 24

Job 24:1 Since times are not hidden from the Almighty, why do those who know Him not see His days?
Job 24:2 They remove the landmarks; they seize flocks and feed them.
Job 24:3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless; they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
Job 24:4 They turn the needy out of the way; the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Job 24:5 Behold, like wild asses in the desert, they go forth to their work, rising early for a prey. The wilderness yields food for them and for their children.
Job 24:6 They reap his fodder in the field; and they gather the grapes of the wicked.
Job 24:7 They lodge the naked without clothing, and give no covering in the cold.
Job 24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of shelter.
Job 24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge from the poor.
Job 24:10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
Job 24:11 They press out oil between their walls; they tread their winepresses, and still suffer thirst.
Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God does not charge foolishness.
Job 24:13 They are of those who rebel against the light; they know not His ways, nor stay in His paths.
Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night he is a thief.
Job 24:15 And the eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye will see me; and he puts a covering on his face.
Job 24:16 In the dark they dig through houses which they had marked for themselves in the daytime; they do not know the light.
Job 24:17 For the morning is to them like the shadow of death; for they know the terrors of the shadow of death.
Job 24:18 He is swift on the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; he does not behold the way of the vineyards.
Job 24:19 Drought and heat eat up the snow waters; so does the grave those who have sinned.
Job 24:20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be remembered no more; and injustice shall be broken like a tree.
Job 24:21 He ill-treats the women who bear no children; and does no good to the widow.
Job 24:22 He also draws the mighty with his power; he rises up, and no one is sure of life.
Job 24:23 He gives safety to him, and he rests on it; yet His eyes are on their ways.
Job 24:24 They are lifted up for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are gathered in like all others, and are cut off like the heads of the ears of grain.
Job 24:25 And if it is not so, who will make me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?

Chapter 25

Job 25:1 And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,
Job 25:2 Rule and fear are with Him; He makes peace in His high places.
Job 25:3 Is there any number of His armies? And on whom does not His light arise?
Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? Or how can one who is born of a woman be clean?
Job 25:5 Look even to the moon, and it shines not; yea, the stars are not pure in His sight;
Job 25:6 how much less man who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm?

Chapter 26

Job 26:1 But Job answered and said,
Job 26:2 How have you helped the powerless, or saved the arm that has no strength?
Job 26:3 How have you advised those not wise, or fully declared wise plans?
Job 26:4 To whom have you spoken words? And whose spirit came from you?
Job 26:5 The departed spirits tremble under the waters, and those who dwell in them.
Job 26:6 Hell is naked before Him, and the Pit has no covering.
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the empty place, and He hung the earth on nothing.
Job 26:8 He binds up the waters in His thick clouds; and the cloud is not torn under them.
Job 26:9 He covers the face of His throne, spreading His cloud on it.
Job 26:10 He has described a circle on the surface of the waters to the boundary of light with darkness.
Job 26:11 The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at His rebuke.
Job 26:12 He quiets the sea with His power, and by His understanding He shatters the proud.
Job 26:13 By His Spirit the heavens were beautiful; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Job 26:14 Lo, these are the edges of His ways; but what a whisper of a word we hear of Him! And the thunder of His power who can understand?

Chapter 27

Job 27:1 And Job continued the lifting up of His speech, and said,
Job 27:2 As God lives, He has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty has made my soul bitter.
Job 27:3 As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
Job 27:4 my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you; until I die I will not retract my integrity from me.
Job 27:6 I hold fast by my righteousness, and I will not let it go; my heart shall not shame me any of my days.
Job 27:7 Let my enemy be like the wicked, and he who rises up against me as the perverse.
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the ungodly when He cuts off, when God takes away his soul?
Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call on God?
Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God; that which is with the Almighty I will not hide.
Job 27:12 Behold, all you have seen it yourselves; why then do you become completely vain?
Job 27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of cruel men which they shall receive from the Almighty.
Job 27:14 If his sons are multiplied, the sword is for them; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Job 27:15 Those who remain of him shall be buried in death; and his widows shall not weep.
Job 27:16 Though he heaps up silver like the dust, and prepares clothing like the clay,
Job 27:17 he may prepare, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
Job 27:18 He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that a watchman makes.
Job 27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
Job 27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest steals him away in the night.
Job 27:21 The east wind lifts him up, and he is gone; for it whirls him out of his place.
Job 27:22 For it will hurl at him, and will not spare; he will surely flee out of its hand.
Job 27:23 He shall clap His hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Chapter 28

Job 28:1 Surely there is a mine for the silver, and a place where they refine gold.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and bronze is melted out of the stone.
Job 28:3 He sets an end to darkness, and to every extremity He searches out the stones of darkness and the shadow of death.
Job 28:4 He opens a shaft far from the visitor; they are forgotten by man’s foot; they hang far away from men, they swing to and fro.
Job 28:5 As to the earth, out of it comes bread; and underneath it is turned up like fire.
Job 28:6 Its stones are the place of sapphires; and it has dust of gold.
Job 28:7 There is a path which no bird knows, nor has the vulture’s eye caught sight of it;
Job 28:8 the sons of pride have not walked on it, the lion has not passed by.
Job 28:9 He puts forth His hand on the flinty places; He overturns the mountains by the roots.
Job 28:10 He cuts out rivers among the rocks; and His eye sees every precious thing.
Job 28:11 He holds back the floods from overflowing; and the hidden thing, He brings to light.
Job 28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:13 Man does not know the price of it; nor is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28:14 The deep says, It is not in me; and the sea says, It is not in me.
Job 28:15 Pure gold cannot be given in its stead, and silver be weighed as its price.
Job 28:16 It cannot be weighed against the gold of Ophir, against precious onyx, or sapphire;
Job 28:17 gold and the crystal cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for a vessel of fine gold.
Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls; and the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it; it cannot be weighed against pure gold.
Job 28:20 From where then does wisdom come, and where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:21 Yea, it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and hidden from the birds of the heavens.
Job 28:22 The place of ruin and death say, We have heard the fame of it with our ears.
Job 28:23 God understands the way of it, and He knows its place.
Job 28:24 For He looks to the end of the earth, and sees under all the heavens;
Job 28:25 making a weight for the winds, and measuring out the waters by measure.
Job 28:26 When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning to thunder;
Job 28:27 then He saw it, and declared it; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
Job 28:28 And to man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom! And to depart from evil is understanding!

Chapter 29

Job 29:1 And Job continued the lifting up of his speech, and said,
Job 29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God watched over me;
Job 29:3 when His lamp shone on my head; I walked through darkness by His light;
Job 29:4 as I was in the days of my harvest, when the secret of God was on my tent;
Job 29:5 when the Almighty was yet with me, and my children were around me;
Job 29:6 when I washed my steps with curds, and the rock poured out rivers of oil for me;
Job 29:7 when I went out to the gate by the city; when I prepared my seat in the street!
Job 29:8 The young men saw me and hid themselves; and the aged arose and stood up.
Job 29:9 The rulers held back from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Job 29:10 The noble’s voice was subdued, and their tongue clung to the roof of their mouth.
Job 29:11 For the ear heard and blessed me. And the eye saw me and witnessed to me.
Job 29:12 For I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him.
Job 29:13 The blessing of the perishing came on me; and I caused the widow’s heart to sing.
Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my judgment was like a robe and a diadem.
Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.
Job 29:16 I was a father to the poor; and the cause which I did not know, I searched out.
Job 29:17 I broke the fangs of the wicked, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days like the sand.
Job 29:19 My root was open to the waters, and the dew lay all night on my branch.
Job 29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
Job 29:21 They listened to me, and waited, and kept silent at my counsel.
Job 29:22 After my words they did not go on; and my speech dropped on them.
Job 29:23 And they waited for me like the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
Job 29:24 I smiled kindly on them when they did not believe; and they did not make the light of my face fall.
Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat as chief; and I lived like a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.

Chapter 30

Job 30:1 But now those younger laugh at me, whose fathers I would have refused to set with the dogs of my flock.
Job 30:2 Also, what profit for me was the strength of their hands, for full vigor had perished from them?
Job 30:3 They are dried up with want and famine; they who gnaw the dry ground, which was before waste and ruin,
Job 30:4 those plucking mallows by the bushes, and broom roots for their food.
Job 30:5 They are driven forth from the midst; they cried against them as a thief.
Job 30:6 They dwell in the chasms of the valleys, in holes of the earth and in rocks.
Job 30:7 They bray among the bushes; they huddle together under the nettles;
Job 30:8 sons of fools, yea, sons without a name; they have been whipped out of the land.
Job 30:9 And now I am their song; yea, I am their byword.
Job 30:10 They despise me, and they flee far from me; they do not spare spit from my face.
Job 30:11 Because He has loosed His bowstring and afflicted me, they have also thrown off the bridle before me.
Job 30:12 On my right a brood rises; they push away my feet and raise up against me the ways of their ruin.
Job 30:13 They have broken down my path, they gain by my trouble; they have no helper.
Job 30:14 As through a wide break they came on; they roll under a ruin.
Job 30:15 Terrors have turned on me; they pursue my soul like the wind; and my good passes away like a cloud.
Job 30:16 And now my soul is poured out within me; the days of affliction have taken hold on me.
Job 30:17 My bones are pierced in me in the night; and my gnawings never lie down.
Job 30:18 By the great force of my disease my clothing is exposed; it binds me about like the mouth of my coat.
Job 30:19 He has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
Job 30:20 I cried to You, and You did not hear me; I stood up, and You did not consider me.
Job 30:21 You changed to be cruel to me; with Your mighty hand You assault me.
Job 30:22 You lift me up to the wind; You cause me to ride on it; and You melt me in a storm.
Job 30:23 For I know that You will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Job 30:24 Surely He will not stretch out His hand to the ruin-heap, though they cry in their misfortune.
Job 30:25 Did I not weep for him whose day was hard; and my soul grieved for the poor?
Job 30:26 When I looked for good, then evil came; and when I waited for light, then darkness came.
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and did not rest; the days of trouble confront me.
Job 30:28 I go in mourning with no sun; I stood up and I cried out in the congregation.
Job 30:29 I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to daughters of the ostrich.
Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Job 30:31 And my lyre has turned to mourning, and my flute to the sound of weeping.

Chapter 31

Job 31:1 I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
Job 31:2 For what is the portion from God above? And what is the inheritance from the Almighty on high?
Job 31:3 Is not disaster to the perverse, and calamity to the workers of iniquity?
Job 31:4 Does He not see my ways, and count all my steps?
Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit,
Job 31:6 let me be weighed in an even balance so that God may know my uprightness.
Job 31:7 If my step has turned out of the way, or my heart has walked after my eyes, and if any blot has held fast to my hands;
Job 31:8 then let me sow, and let another eat; and let my harvests be rooted out.
Job 31:9 If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or I have laid wait at my neighbor’s door,
Job 31:10 then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down on her.
Job 31:11 For that would be an evil purpose; yea, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
Job 31:12 For it is a fire that devours to the Place of Ruin, and it would root out all my gain.
Job 31:13 If I despised the cause of my man servant or of my slave-girl, when they argued with me;
Job 31:14 what then shall I do when God rises up? And when He calls me to account, what shall I answer Him?
Job 31:15 Did not He who made me in the womb make him? And did not One shape us in the womb?
Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Job 31:17 or have eaten my bit alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it,
Job 31:18 for from my youth he grew up with me, as with a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided her;
Job 31:19 if I have seen any perish for lack of clothing, or there was no covering for the needy;
Job 31:20 if his loins have not blessed me, and he warmed himself with the fleece of my flock;
Job 31:21 if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless when I watched over my help in the gate;
Job 31:22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder blade, and let my arm be broken from the elbow.
Job 31:23 For trouble from God is a terror to me, and I could not do anything because of His highness.
Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have called fine gold my trust;
Job 31:25 if I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
Job 31:26 if I looked to the light when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,
Job 31:27 and my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand;
Job 31:28 this also would be an iniquity for the judges; for I would have denied the God above.
Job 31:29 If I rejoiced at the ruin of my hater, and I was excited when evil found him;
Job 31:30 also I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;
Job 31:31 if the men of my camp did not say, Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat?
Job 31:32 The stranger did not sleep in the street, for I opened my doors to the traveler.
Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions like Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
Job 31:34 then let me tremble before a great multitude, and be terrified by the scorn of families; and I will be silent and not go out the door.
Job 31:35 Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my mark. Let the Almighty answer me, and my Accuser write an indictment.
Job 31:36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, and bind it like crowns to me.
Job 31:37 I would declare to Him the number of my steps; like a prince I would go near Him.
Job 31:38 If my lands cry against me, or its furrows weep together;
Job 31:39 if I have eaten its strength without silver, or have caused its owner to expire,
Job 31:40 let thorns come forth instead of wheat, and weeds instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

Chapter 32

Job 32:1 And these three men ceased from answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Job 32:2 And burned the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. His wrath burned against Job, because he had justified himself rather than God.
Job 32:3 Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer and had condemned Job.
Job 32:4 And Elihu had waited beside Job with words, because they were older than he in days.
Job 32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
Job 32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not show you my opinion.
Job 32:7 I said, Days should speak, and the multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Job 32:8 But a spirit is in man giving them perception, even the breath of the Almighty.
Job 32:9 It is not the great that are wise, nor the aged who understand judgment.
Job 32:10 Therefore I say, Listen to me. I also will declare my opinion.
Job 32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I listened to your reasons, while you searched out what to say.
Job 32:12 Yes, I listened to you, and, behold, not one of you proved Job wrong nor answered his words,
Job 32:13 that you do not say, We have found out wisdom. God has pushed him down, not man.
Job 32:14 And he has not directed his words against me; and I will not answer him with your words.
Job 32:15 They are broken; they answer no more; words have left them.
Job 32:16 Shall I wait because you do not speak, because they stand still, answering no more?
Job 32:17 I also will answer my part; I also will declare my wisdom.
Job 32:18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me presses on me.
Job 32:19 Behold, my breast is as wine which has no vent; it bursts like new wineskins.
Job 32:20 I will speak so that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.
Job 32:21 I will not now lift up the face of a man, nor eulogize any man,
Job 32:22 For I do not know how to eulogize; else after a little my Maker would take me away.

Chapter 33

Job 33:1 However, Job, please hear my speeches, and listen to all my words.
Job 33:2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth,
Job 33:3 my words shall be from my upright heart, and my lips will clearly speak knowledge.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job 33:5 If you can, answer me; set yourself in order before me, stand up.
Job 33:6 Behold, I am toward God even as you are; I also am formed out of the clay.
Job 33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, and my burden shall not be heavy on you.
Job 33:8 Surely you have spoken in my ears, and I have heard the sound of your words.
Job 33:9 You said, I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent, and no iniquity is in me;
Job 33:10 behold, He finds reasons to be against me, He counts me for His enemy;
Job 33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks; He marks all my paths.
Job 33:12 Behold, in this you are not right; I will answer you, for God is greater than man.
Job 33:13 Why do you fight against Him? For He does not give account for any of His matters.
Job 33:14 For God speaks once, yea, twice, but not one takes notice.
Job 33:15 In a dream, a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men; while they slumber on the bed;
Job 33:16 then He opens the ear of men and seals their teaching,
Job 33:17 so that He may turn man from his act, that He might hide pride from man.
Job 33:18 He keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Job 33:19 He is also chastened with pain on his bed, and enduring strife in his bones;
Job 33:20 so that his life is sick of bread, and his soul desirable food.
Job 33:21 His flesh wastes away, not seen; and his bones laid bare; they were not seen.
Job 33:22 Yea, his soul draws near to the Pit, and his life to the dealers of death.
Job 33:23 If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to declare for man his uprightness,
Job 33:24 then He is gracious to him and says, Deliver him from going down to the Pit; for I have found a ransom.
Job 33:25 His flesh shall be fresher than in vigor; he shall return to the days of his youth;
Job 33:26 he shall pray to God, and He will be gracious to him; and he shall see His face with joy, for He will restore to man his righteousness.
Job 33:27 He will observe to men, and say, I have sinned and perverted righteousness; and it was not equally repaid to me,
Job 33:28 He has redeemed my soul from passing over into the Pit, and my life shall see the light.
Job 33:29 Lo, all these things God does two or three times with a man,
Job 33:30 to bring back his soul from the Pit, to be lighted with the light of the living.
Job 33:31 Hear this, Job, listen to me; be silent and I will speak.
Job 33:32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you.
Job 33:33 If not, listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.

Chapter 34

Job 34:1 And Elihu answered and said,
Job 34:2 Hear my words, wise men; and give ear to me, you who have knowledge;
Job 34:3 For the ear tries words, as the palate tastes food.
Job 34:4 Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.
Job 34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous; and God has taken away my right;
Job 34:6 should I lie against my right? My wound cannot be cured; I am without rebellion.
Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water;
Job 34:8 who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?
Job 34:9 For he has said, It profits a man nothing when he is accepted with God.
Job 34:10 Therefore listen to me, O man of heart; far be it from God to commit iniquity; and from the Almighty, to do wrong.
Job 34:11 For He repays man’s work, and causes him to find according to his ways.
Job 34:12 Yes, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
Job 34:13 Who has given the earth as a deposit with Him? Or who has set the whole world in order?
Job 34:14 If He sets His heart on man, if He gathers to Himself his spirit and his breath,
Job 34:15 all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.
Job 34:16 If now you have understanding, hear this; listen to the sound of my words.
Job 34:17 Shall one who hates right govern? And will you condemn Him who is just and mighty?
Job 34:18 Who says to a king, O worthless one; and to nobles, O evil one?
Job 34:19 How much less to Him who does not lift up the face of rulers, nor regard the rich before the poor? For all of them are the work of His hands.
Job 34:20 In a moment they die, and a people are shaken at midnight and pass away; and the mighty shall be taken away without a hand.
Job 34:21 For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps.
Job 34:22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death to hide there the workers of iniquity.
Job 34:23 For He does not still impose on man to go before God in judgment.
Job 34:24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their place.
Job 34:25 Therefore He knows their works, and He overturns in the night, so that they are destroyed.
Job 34:26 He strikes them for evil deeds in the place of the watchers,
Job 34:27 because thus they turned from following Him, and they did not consider all His ways;
Job 34:28 so as to cause the cry of the poor to come to Him, for He hears the cry of the afflicted.
Job 34:29 And He gives quietness, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who can behold Him? And it may be against a nation and a man together;
Job 34:30 from the reigning of ungodly men, from being snares for the people.
Job 34:31 For has any said to God, I have taken away; I will not pervert?
Job 34:32 Besides what I see, You teach me; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more.
Job 34:33 Must He repay because you rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore speak what you know.
Job 34:34 Men of understanding will say to me, and a wise man who hears me will say,
Job 34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
Job 34:36 Would that Job may be tried to the end because his answers are like men of iniquity.
Job 34:37 For he adds rebellion to his sins; he claps his hands among us, and multiplies his words against God.

Chapter 35

Job 35:1 And Elihu answered and said,
Job 35:2 Do you think this to be right, you that say, I am more just than God?
Job 35:3 For you say, What will it benefit you? And, What good shall I have more than if I had sinned?
Job 35:4 I will answer your words, and your friends with you.
Job 35:5 Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds; they are higher than you.
Job 35:6 If you sin, what do you do against Him? Or if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him?
Job 35:7 If you are righteous, what do you give Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?
Job 35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man like yourself; and your righteousness may profit the son of man.
Job 35:9 From the host of tyrannies they cry out; they cry out because of the arm of the multitude.
Job 35:10 But none says, Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night;
Job 35:11 who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
Job 35:12 There they cry, but He gives no answer, because of the pride of evildoers.
Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty look on it.
Job 35:14 How much less when you say you do not see Him! Judgment is before Him; you are waiting for Him.
Job 35:15 And now, because His anger has not visited, and He does not recognize stupidity,
Job 35:16 even Job opens his mouth in vanity; he multiplies words without knowledge.

Chapter 36

Job 36:1 Elihu went on and said,
Job 36:2 Wait for me a little, and I will show you that there are yet words for God.
Job 36:3 I will bring my knowledge from afar, and I will credit righteousness to my Maker.
Job 36:4 For truly my words are not false; He who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise; He is mighty in strength of heart.
Job 36:6 He will not keep alive one who is wicked, but gives right to the afflicted.
Job 36:7 He withdraws not His eyes from the righteous, but they are like kings on the throne; yes, He causes them to sit forever, and they are very high.
Job 36:8 And if they are bound in chains, and are held in cords of affliction,
Job 36:9 then He shows them their work, and their sins, that they have behaved themselves proudly.
Job 36:10 He also opens their ears to teaching, and commands that they return from iniquity.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in blessedness, and their years in pleasures.
Job 36:12 But if they do not obey, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
Job 36:13 But the ungodly in heart heap up wrath; they cry not when He binds them.
Job 36:14 Their soul dies in youth, and their life ends among the sodomites.
Job 36:15 He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears by oppression.
Job 36:16 And He also would have lured you from the mouth of distress to a wide place not cramped; and the setting of your table would be full of fatness.
Job 36:17 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked; judgment and justice take hold;
Job 36:18 For beware wrath, that He not lure you with His scorn; then a great ransom cannot turn you aside.
Job 36:19 If your cry for help is set in order, then it will not be in distress, but with all the forces of strength.
Job 36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
Job 36:21 Beware, do not turn to iniquity; for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
Job 36:22 Behold, God is exalted in His power; who teaches like Him?
Job 36:23 Who has appointed Him His way; or who can say, You have done wrong?
Job 36:24 Remember that you magnify His work of which men have sung;
Job 36:25 every man has seen it; man may see it afar off.
Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we do not know; the number of His years cannot be searched out.
Job 36:27 For He draws up the drops of water; they distill rain into mist,
Job 36:28 which the clouds pour down and drop on man plentifully.
Job 36:29 Also can any understand the spreading of the clouds, or the crashing of His canopy?
Job 36:30 Behold, He spreads His light on it, and He covers the bottom of the sea.
Job 36:31 For by them He judges the people; He gives plenty of food.
Job 36:32 He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark;
Job 36:33 its thunder declares concerning Him, and the cattle, concerning what is coming.

Chapter 37

Job 37:1 My heart trembles at this also, and it leaps out of its place.
Job 37:2 Listen carefully to the thunder of His voice, and the rumbling that comes out of His mouth.
Job 37:3 He loosens it under the whole heavens, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.
Job 37:4 After it a voice roars; He thunders with the voice of His majesty, and He will not hold them when His voice is heard.
Job 37:5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things, and we do not understand.
Job 37:6 For He says to the snow, Fall on the earth; also to the shower of rain, and to the shower of heavy rains in its strength.
Job 37:7 He seals up the hand of every man, so that all men may know His work.
Job 37:8 Then the beast goes into its lair, and it remains in its dens.
Job 37:9 Out of the storeroom comes the tempest; and cold from scattering winds.
Job 37:10 By the breath of God ice is given; and the expanse of waters is frozen tight.
Job 37:11 Also He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters the lightning cloud,
Job 37:12 and it is turned around by His guidance, so that they may do whatever He commands them on the face of the world in the earth.
Job 37:13 Whether as a whip, or for His land, or for mercy, He finds it.
Job 37:14 Listen to this, Job; stand still, and consider the wonderful works of God.
Job 37:15 Do you know when God placed them, and caused the lightning of His cloud to shine?
Job 37:16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wonderful works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?
Job 37:17 You whose clothes warm when He quiets the earth from the south wind?
Job 37:18 Have you beat out the expanse with Him, hard like a cast mirror?
Job 37:19 Teach us what we shall say to Him; for because of darkness we cannot arrange our case.
Job 37:20 Shall it be told Him that I would speak? If a man speaks, surely he shall be swallowed up.
Job 37:21 And now men cannot look upon the light; it is in the clouds; but the wind passes and clears them.
Job 37:22 Golden splendor comes out of the north; God is awesome in His majesty.
Job 37:23 The Almighty, whom we cannot find out, is exalted in power; and to judgment and overflowing righteousness He does no violence.
Job 37:24 Therefore, men fear Him; He does not respect any who are wise in heart.

Chapter 38

Job 38:1 And Jehovah answered Job out of the tempest, and said,
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 Now gird up your loins like a man; for I will ask of you, and you teach Me.
Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell if you have understanding!
Job 38:5 Who has set its measurements, for you know? Or who has stretched the line on it?
Job 38:6 On what are its bases sunk, or who cast its cornerstone,
Job 38:7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth as it came from the womb?
Job 38:9 When I made the clouds its robe, and darkness its navel-band,
Job 38:10 and set My limit on it, and set bars and doors,
Job 38:11 and I said, You shall come to here, but no further; and here your proud waves shall stop.
Job 38:12 Have you commanded the morning from your days, and caused the dawn to know its place,
Job 38:13 that it might take hold of the ends of the earth; that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Job 38:14 It is turned like clay under a seal; and they stand forth like a garment.
Job 38:15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
Job 38:16 Have you gone to the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Job 38:17 Have the gates of death been opened to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
Job 38:18 Have you understood the breadth of the earth? Tell, if you know it all!
Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwells? And where is the place of darkness,
Job 38:20 that you should take it to its boundary, and that you should know the paths to its house?
Job 38:21 You know, because you were born then. And the number of your days is great.
Job 38:22 Have you entered into the storehouses of the snow? Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
Job 38:23 which I have kept for the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
Job 38:24 How is it, the way the light is distributed, and how does the east wind spread itself on the earth?
Job 38:25 Who has cut a channel for the flood, or a way for the thunderclaps;
Job 38:26 to cause rain to fall on the earth where no man is, a wilderness and no man in it;
Job 38:27 to satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the source of grass to spring forth?
Job 38:28 Has the rain a father? Or who has brought forth the drops of dew?
Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? And the frost of the heavens, who fathered it?
Job 38:30 The waters are hidden like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Job 38:31 Can you bind the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
Job 38:32 Can you bring the constellations in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with its sons?
Job 38:33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set up their rulership on the earth?
Job 38:34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that floods of waters may cover you?
Job 38:35 Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are?
Job 38:36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind?
Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom; or who can empty out the jars of the heavens,
Job 38:38 when the dust is melted into hardness, and the clods cling fast together?
Job 38:39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion, or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Job 38:40 when they crouch in dens, and sit in the cover of their hiding place?
Job 38:41 Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to God and wander about without food?

Chapter 39

Job 39:1 Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? Can you observe the calving of deer?
Job 39:2 Can you number the months that they fulfill? Or do you know the time for their bearing,
Job 39:3 when they bow down and bring forth; they send out their pangs.
Job 39:4 Their young ones are strong, they multiply with grain; they go forth and do not return to them again.
Job 39:5 Who has sent out the wild ass free? Or who has loosed the bands of the wild ass,
Job 39:6 to whom I have assigned the wilderness for its home, and the salt land for its dwellings?
Job 39:7 He scorns the turmoil of the city; he does not hear the driver’s shouts.
Job 39:8 He seeks out mountains for his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.
Job 39:9 Will the wild ox be willing to serve you, or spend the night by your feed-trough?
Job 39:10 Can you tie the wild ox in the furrow with his rope? Or will he harrow the valleys for you?
Job 39:11 Will you trust him because his strength is great? Or will you leave your labor to him?
Job 39:12 Will you trust him, that he will return your seed and gather it to your grain-floor?
Job 39:13 The wing of the ostrich beats joyously; though not like the stork’s pinions for flight.
Job 39:14 For she leaves her eggs to the earth, and lets them warm in the dust,
Job 39:15 and forgets that a foot may crush them, or that the beast of the field may break them.
Job 39:16 She treats her young roughly, as if not hers; for her labor is vanity without fear;
Job 39:17 because God has caused her to forget wisdom, and He has not given her a share in understanding.
Job 39:18 At the time she lifts herself up on high, she scorns the horse and its rider.
Job 39:19 Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with a mane?
Job 39:20 Can you make him leap like a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrifying.
Job 39:21 He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; he goes on to meet the weapons.
Job 39:22 He mocks at fear, and is not terrified; and he does not turn back from the sword.
Job 39:23 The quiver rattles against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
Job 39:24 He swallows the ground with quivering and rage; and he does not stand still at the sound of the trumpet.
Job 39:25 When the trumpet sounds, he says, Aha! And he smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Job 39:26 Does the hawk soar by your understanding? Will he spread his wings toward the south?
Job 39:27 Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high?
Job 39:28 He lives and stays on the rock, on the crag of the rock and the strong place.
Job 39:29 From there he seeks food, and his eyes see afar off.
Job 39:30 And his young brood also sucks up blood; and where the dead are, there he is.

Chapter 40

Job 40:1 And Jehovah answered Job and said,
Job 40:2 Shall a reprover contend with the Almighty? He who reproves God, let him answer it.
Job 40:3 And Job answered Jehovah and said,
Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile! What shall I answer You? I will lay my hand on my mouth.
Job 40:5 Once I have spoken; but I will not answer; yea, twice, but I will go no further.
Job 40:6 And Jehovah answered Job out of the tempest, and said,
Job 40:7 Now gird up your loins like a man. I will question you, and you teach Me.
Job 40:8 Will you also set aside My judgment? Will you condemn Me so that you may be justified?
Job 40:9 And have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His?
Job 40:10 Adorn yourself now with majesty and grandeur, and with glory and honor clothe yourself.
Job 40:11 Pour forth the rage of your wrath; and behold everyone who is proud, and abase him.
Job 40:12 Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in darkness.
Job 40:14 Then I also will confess to you that your own right hand can save you.
Job 40:15 Now behold behemoth, which I made along with you; he eats grass like an ox;
Job 40:16 see, now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly.
Job 40:17 He hangs his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
Job 40:18 His bones are like tubes of bronze; his bones are like bars of iron.
Job 40:19 He is the first of the ways of God; his Maker brings near his sword.
Job 40:20 For the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there.
Job 40:21 He lies under the lotus, in the hiding place of the reed and the marsh.
Job 40:22 The lotus trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook surround him.
Job 40:23 Behold, though a flood presses, he does not run away; he feels safe even if Jordan swells up to his mouth.
Job 40:24 Shall any take him before his eyes, or pierce through his nose with cords?

Chapter 41

Job 41:1 Can you draw out the leviathan with a hook, or hold down his tongue with a cord?
Job 41:2 Can you put a reed rope into his nose, or pierce his jaw with a thorn?
Job 41:3 Will he multiply pleas for help to you? Will he speak soft words to you?
Job 41:4 Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant for ever?
Job 41:5 Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your maidens?
Job 41:6 Shall your companions bargain over him? Shall they divide him among the merchants?
Job 41:7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons, or his head with fishing spears?
Job 41:8 Lay your hand on him, think of the battle; you will never do it again.
Job 41:9 Behold, his hope has been made false; will not one be cast down at the sight of him?
Job 41:10 None is so fierce as to dare to stir him up; who then is able to stand before Me?
Job 41:11 Who has gone before Me that I should repay? All that is the heavens is Mine.
Job 41:12 I will not keep silent concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or the grace of his frame.
Job 41:13 Who can take off the surface of his skin; who can come to him with his double bridle?
Job 41:14 Who can open the doors to his face? Terror is round about his teeth.
Job 41:15 The rows of shields are his pride, shut up with a close seal;
Job 41:16 one is so near to another that no air can come between them;
Job 41:17 they are joined one to another, they clasp each other so that they can not be separated.
Job 41:18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go burning torches, sparks of fire leap out.
Job 41:20 Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as out of a boiling pot fired by reeds.
Job 41:21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
Job 41:22 In his neck remains strength, and terror dances before him.
Job 41:23 The folds of his flesh are joined together, cast firm on him; he cannot be moved.
Job 41:24 His heart is cast hard as a stone, even cast hard as a piece of a riding millstone.
Job 41:25 The mighty are afraid from his rising; they are beside themselves from the crashing.
Job 41:26 The sword overtakes him, but will not hold firm. The spear, the dart, and the javelin also.
Job 41:27 He counts iron as straw, bronze as rotten wood.
Job 41:28 An arrow cannot make him flee; slingstones are turned by him into stubble.
Job 41:29 Darts are counted as straw; he laughs at the shaking of a javelin.
Job 41:30 Points of potsherds are under him; he spreads sharp pointed marks on the mire.
Job 41:31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Job 41:32 He makes a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be gray-headed.
Job 41:33 On earth there is nothing like him, one made without fear.
Job 41:34 He beholds all high things; he is a king over all the sons of pride.

Chapter 42

Job 42:1 And Job answered Jehovah and said,
Job 42:2 I know that You can do all, and not any purpose is withheld from You.
Job 42:3 Who is he who hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me; yea, I did not know.
Job 42:4 Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You will cause me to know.
Job 42:5 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye has seen You.
Job 42:6 Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Job 42:7 And it happened after Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you and your two friends. For you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
Job 42:8 And now take to yourselves seven young bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering. And My servant Job will pray for you. Surely I will lift up his face so as not to do with you according to your foolishness, in that you have not spoken of Me what is right, like My servant Job.
Job 42:9 And Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, went and did as Jehovah commanded them. Jehovah also accepted the face of Job.
Job 42:10 And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. Also Jehovah added to Job all that had been his, to double.
Job 42:11 And came to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had known him before. And they ate bread with him in his house, and consoled him and comforted him over all the evil that Jehovah had brought on him. Each one also gave him a piece of money, and each one a ring of gold.
Job 42:12 And Jehovah blessed the latter days of Job more than the beginning. For he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
Job 42:13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
Job 42:14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.
Job 42:15 And in all the land there were not found women as beautiful as the daughters of Job. And their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
Job 42:16 After this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and he saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations.
Job 42:17 And Job died, being old and full of days.