The Book of Job
1 – I will not stir him up, like one that is cruel : for who can resist my countenance?
2 – Who hath given me before that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine.
3 – I will not spare him, nor his mighty words, and framed to make supplication.
4 – Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can go into the midst of his mouth?
5 – Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
6 – His body is like molten shields, shut close up with scales pressing upon one another.
7 – One is joined to another, and not so much as any air can come between them :
8 – They stick one to another and they hold one another fast, and shall not be separated.
9 – His sneezing is like the shining of fire, and his eyes like the eyelids of the morning.
10 – Out of his mouth go forth lamps, like torches of lighted fire.
11 – Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that of a pot heated and boiling.
12 – His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth out of his mouth.
13 – In his neck strength shall dwell, and want goeth before his face.
14 – The members of his flesh cleave one to another : he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place.
15 – His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith’s anvil.
16 – When he shall raise him up, the angels shall fear, and being affrighted shall purify themselves.
17 – When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.
18 – For he shall esteem iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
19 – The archer shall not put him to flight, the stones of the sling are to him like stubble.
20 – As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh the spear.
21 – The beams of the sun shall be under him, and he shall strew gold under him like mire.
22 – He shall make the deep sea to boil like a pot, and shall make it as when ointments boil.
23 – A path shall shine after him, he shall esteem the deep as growing old.
24 – There is no power upon earth that can be compared with him who was made to fear no one.
25 – He beholdeth every high thing, he is king over all the children of pride.
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