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1: 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 falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.~

5: But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.~

6: Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?~

7: Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?~

8: Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.~

9: By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.~

10: The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.~

11: The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.~

12: Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.~

13: In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,~

14: Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.~

15: Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:~

16: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,~

17: Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?~

18: Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:~

19: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?~

20: They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.~

21: Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.~

1: 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 are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.~

5: Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.~

6: Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;~

7: Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.~

8: I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:~

9: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:~

10: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:~

11: To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.~

12: He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.~

13: He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.~

14: They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.~

15: But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.~

16: So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.~

17: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:~

18: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.~

19: He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.~

20: In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.~

21: Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.~

22: At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.~

23: For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.~

24: And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.~

25: Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.~

26: Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.~

27: Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.~

1: 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 Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.~

5: Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?~

6: Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?~

7: The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.~

8: Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!~

9: Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!~

10: Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.~

11: What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?~

12: Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?~

13: Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?~

14: To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.~

15: My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;~

16: Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:~

17: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.~

18: The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.~

19: The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.~

20: They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.~

21: For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.~

22: Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?~

23: Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?~

24: Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.~

25: How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?~

26: Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?~

27: Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.~

28: Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.~

29: Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.~

30: Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?~

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Act Chapter 7 20-43

20: In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:~

21: And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.~

22: And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.~

23: And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.~

24: And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:~

25: For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.~

26: And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?~

27: But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?~

28: Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?~

29: Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.~

30: And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.~

31: When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the LORD came unto him,~

32: Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.~

33: Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.~

34: I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.~

35: This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.~

36: He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.~

37: This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.~

38: This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:~

39: To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,~

40: Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.~

41: And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.~

42: Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?~