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Satan Asks to Test Job Further1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD,...

Job Submits Himself to God1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me,...

God: Can You Conquer Leviathan?1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?2 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?3 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft...

Job: God, I Humble Myself before You1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay...

God: Consider My Amazing Creation1 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?3 They bow themselves, they bring forth...

God: Who Is Able to Challenge Me?1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.God: Where Were You during...

Elihu: God Is to Be Feared1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the...

Elihu: God Is Just in All His Ways1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.4 For truly my words shall...

Elihu: Human Behavior Cannot Change God1 Elihu spake moreover, and said,2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?4 I...

Elihu: Do Not Charge God with Injustice1 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,2 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what...

Elihu: I Want to Reason with You1 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter...

A Fourth Friend, Elihu, Decides to Speak1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified...

Job: What Sin Have I Committed?1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to...

Job: I Am an Object of Ridicule1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?3...

Job: I Grieve for My Former Prosperity and Honor1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;4 As I...

Job: True Wisdom Is God’s Alone1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.3 He setteth an end to darkness, and search­eth out all perfection: the...

Job: I Am Innocent1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;4 My lips shall not speak...

Job: Your Advice Is Useless1 But Job answered and said,2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?4 To whom...

Bildad: No One Is Justified before God1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,2 Dominion and fear are with him, he mak­eth peace in his high places.3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?4 How then can man be justified with God?...

Job: Wickedness Often Goes Unpunished1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a...

Job: Where Can I Find God?1 Then Job answered and said,2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!4 I would order my cause before him, and...

Eliphaz: Man’s Goodness Does Not Profit God1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou...

Job: Please Listen and Hear Me, My Friends1 But Job answered and said,2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so,...

Zophar: The Wicked Have Little Joy, Much Pain1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.4 Knowest thou not...

Job: God Is Mistreating Me1 Then Job answered and said,2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.4 And be it indeed that I have erred,...

Bildad: When Will You Stop Talking?1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,2 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall...

Job: You, My Friends, Have No Wisdom1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.2 Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that...

Job: You, My Friends, Lack Mercy1 Then Job answered and said,2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead,...

Eliphaz: You Are Speaking Sinfully1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer...

Job: God, Consider My Frail Human Nature1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.3 And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an...

Job: Though God Slay Me, I Will Trust Him1 Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.2 What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason...

Job: You Have No Wisdom1 And Job answered and said,2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?4 I am as one mocked...

Zophar: God Can Do as He Pleases1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?4 For...

Job: My Soul Is Weary of My Life1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.3 Is it good...

Job: It Is Futile to Argue with God1 Then Job answered and said,2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.4 He is wise in heart, and mighty...

Bildad: You Are Unjustly Accusing God1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?4 If thy children have sinned against...

Job: Human Existence Is Futile1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:3 So am I made to possess...

Job: God Has Attacked Me without Cause1 But Job answered and said,2 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.4 For the arrows of the...

Eliphaz: Seek God’s Help1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.4 His children...

Eliphaz Tells Job to Be Patient1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?3 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.4 Thy words have upholden him that was...

Job Curses the Day He Was Born1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.2 And Job spake, and said,3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.4 Let that day be darkness; let...

Job’s Life, Family, and Faith1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.3 His substance also was seven thousand...