The Book of Job
1 – When Job answered, and said:
2 – Are you then men alone, and shall wisdom die with you?
3 – I also have a heart as well as you: for who is ignorant of these things, which you know?
4 – He that is mocked by his friends as I, shall call upon God and he will hear him: for the simplicity of the just man is laughed to scorn.
5 – The lamp despised in the thoughts of the rich, is ready for the time appointed.
6 – The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:
7 – But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee: and the birds of the air, and they shall tell thee.
8 – Speak to the earth, and it shall answer thee: and the fishes of the sea shall tell.
9 – Who is ignorant that the hand of the Lord hath made all these things?
10 – In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the spirit of all flesh of man.
11 – Doth not the ear discern words, and the palate of him that eateth, the taste?
12 – In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.
13 – With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
14 – If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a. man, there is none that can open.
15 – If he withhold the waters, all things shall be dried up: and if he send them out, they shall overturn the earth.
16 – With him is strength and wisdom: he knoweth both the deceiver, and him that is deceived.
17 – He bringeth counsellors to a foolish end, and judges to insensibility.
18 – He looseth the belt of kings, and girdeth their loins with a cord.
19 – He leadeth away priests without glory, and overthroweth nobles.
20 – He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.
21 – He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.
22 – He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth up to light the shadow of death.
23 – He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown.
24 – He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.
25 – They shall grope as in the dark, and not in the light, and he shall make them stagger like men that are drunk.
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