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They were among the rebels of light; they knew not his ways, and they dwelt not in his beaten paths.

"The ungodly is very swift: O that his portion also upon earth were swifter than the running water, which suffereth not the shipman to behold the fair and pleasant vineyards.

O that they, for the wickedness which they have done, were drawn to the hell, sooner than snow melteth at the heat.

O that all compassion upon them were forgotten: that their dainties were worms, that they were clean put out of remembrance, and utterly hewn down like an unfruitful tree.

High they were for a little, and they are not, And they have been brought low. As all others they are shut up, And as the head of an ear of corn cut off.

If this weren't so, who can prove that I'm a liar by showing that there's nothing to what I'm saying?"

Behold even to the moon, and it shall not shine; and the stars were not clean in his eyes.

There are places were silver is molten, and where gold is tried;

A stream hath broken out from a sojourner, Those forgotten of the foot, They were low, from man they wandered.

As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.

As I was in the [prime] ripeness of my days, when the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent,

When my steps were washed with butter, And the rock poured me out streams of oil!

The voices of the nobles were hushed, and their tongues cleaved to the roof of their mouths.

Those who were about to die blessed me, and I made widows sing for joy.

I clothed myself in righteousness, and it enveloped me; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

By me the great teeth of the evil-doer were broken, and I made him give up what he had violently taken away.

My roots [were] open to water, and dew spent the night on my branches;

After I had said what was in my mind, they were quiet and let my words go deep into their hearts;

They were waiting for me as for the rain, opening their mouths wide as for the spring rains.

If I smiled at them, they couldn't believe [it]; they were thrilled at the light of my countenance.

When I agreed unto their way, I was the chief, and sat as a king among his servants; and when they were in heaviness, I was their comforter.

Yes, how could the strength of their hands profit me? They were men whose ripe age and vigor had perished.

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

They plucked mallow among the shrubs, and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

They came in as through a wide breach; they were stirred up because of my calamity.

"Fearfulness is turned against me. Mine honour vanisheth away more swiftly than wind, and my prosperity departeth hence like as it were a cloud.

With all their power have they changed my garment, and girded me therewith, as it were with a coat.

I am even as it were clay, and am become like ashes and dust.

In times past thou didst set me up on high, as it were above the wind, but now hast thou given me a very sore fall.

My bowels boiled, and were not silent: the days of affliction anticipated me.

For what portion should I have from God above [if I were lewd], and what heritage from the Almighty on high?

For that were a heinous crime; Yea, it were an iniquity to be punished by the judges:

He that fashioned me in my mother's womb, made he not him also? Were we not both shapen alike in our mother's bodies?

(even a poor man had grown up with me as if I were his father, and even though I had guided the widow from the time I was born),

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

if the members of my household have never said, 'If only there were someone who has not been satisfied from Job's meat!' --

The traveller did not take his night's rest in the street, and my doors were open to anyone on a journey;

"If my land were to cry out against me or if all its furrows wept as one,

The thorn shall come forth, instead of wheat, and the weed instead of barley. The words of Job were completed

Also against [Job's] three friends was [Elihu's] anger kindled, because they had found no answer [were unable to show his real error], and yet they had declared him to be in the wrong [and responsible for his own afflictions].

So when Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, saw that these three men were not able to make Job answer, he was miscontent.

I was waiting for your words, I was giving ear to your wise sayings; while you were searching out what to say,

Indeed, I paid close attention to you all, but none of you were able to refute Job or answer his arguments convincingly.

They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

since I don't know the first thing about how to flatter; and the one who made me would sweep me away as if I were nothing."

His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

If he were to set his heart upon man and gather unto himself his spirit and his breath,

May he be made whole, that loveth no right? If thou were a very innocent man, shouldest thou then be punished?

Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.

Look upon the heavens and see; behold the clouds, they were high above thee.

If thou sinnedst, what wilt thou do against him? and thy transgressions were multiplied, what wilt thou do to him?

And if they were bound in fetters and captive in cords of affliction,

Then hath he declared to them their deed, and their transgressions - that they were wont to behave themselves proudly;

"But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up?

By whom were its measures fixed? Say, if you have wisdom; or by whom was the line stretched out over it?

Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

Or where were you when the sea came to birth, pushing out from its secret place;

Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?

You must know, since you were born then! Or because you are so extremely old!

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

His body is covered with scales as it were with shields, locked in, kept, and well compact together.

The son of the bow shall not cause him to flee: sling-stones were turned to him for stubble.

His underparts are like'sharp potsherds: He spreadeth as it were a threshing-wain upon the mire.

Chanting of David in his fleeing from the face of Absalom his son. Jehovah, how they pressing upon me were multiplied! many rising up against me.

For you gave approval to my right and my cause; you were seated in your high place judging in righteousness.

O enemy! desolations were wholly finished, and thou didst tear down cities; their remembrance perished with them.

And those who have knowledge of your name will put their faith in you; because you, Lord, have ever given your help to those who were waiting for you.

The nations fell into the pit they had made; their feet were caught in the net they had hidden.

The Lord revealed himself; he accomplished justice; the wicked were ensnared by their own actions. (Higgaion. Selah)

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

All who do evil--do they not know, [they] who eat my people [as though] they were eating bread? They do not call on Yahweh.

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

He that sitteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes, and maketh much of them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not, though it were to his own hindrance.

Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

The heavens were bent, so that he might come down; and it was dark under his feet.

He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

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