Part 27 out of 58
I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
18:029:014 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as
a robe and a diadem.
18:029:015 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
18:029:016 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
18:029:017 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out
of his teeth.
18:029:018 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my
days as the sand.
18:029:019 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
night upon my branch.
18:029:020 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
18:029:021 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
18:029:022 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped
18:029:023 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.
18:029:024 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of
my countenance they cast not down.
18:029:025 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in
the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
18:030:001 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.
18:030:002 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in
whom old age was perished?
18:030:003 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the
wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
18:030:004 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their
18:030:005 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them
as after a thief;)
18:030:006 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth,
and in the rocks.
18:030:007 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were
18:030:008 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they
were viler than the earth.
18:030:009 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
18:030:010 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in
18:030:011 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have
also let loose the bridle before me.
18:030:012 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and
they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
18:030:013 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no
18:030:014 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the
desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
18:030:015 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind:
and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
18:030:016 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction
have taken hold upon me.
18:030:017 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews
take no rest.
18:030:018 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it
bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
18:030:019 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and
18:030:020 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and
thou regardest me not.
18:030:021 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou
opposest thyself against me.
18:030:022 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon
it, and dissolvest my substance.
18:030:023 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house
appointed for all living.
18:030:024 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though
they cry in his destruction.
18:030:025 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul
grieved for the poor?
18:030:026 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I
waited for light, there came darkness.
18:030:027 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction
18:030:028 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in
18:030:029 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
18:030:030 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
18:030:031 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the
voice of them that weep.
18:031:001 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon
18:031:002 For what portion of God is there from above? and what
inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
18:031:003 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to
the workers of iniquity?
18:031:004 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
18:031:005 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to
18:031:006 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine
18:031:007 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked
after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
18:031:008 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be
18:031:009 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid
wait at my neighbour's door;
18:031:010 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down
18:031:011 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be
punished by the judges.
18:031:012 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root
out all mine increase.
18:031:013 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my
maidservant, when they contended with me;
18:031:014 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth,
what shall I answer him?
18:031:015 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one
fashion us in the womb?
18:031:016 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused
the eyes of the widow to fail;
18:031:017 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath
not eaten thereof;
18:031:018 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a
father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
18:031:019 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor
18:031:020 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed
with the fleece of my sheep;
18:031:021 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw
my help in the gate:
18:031:022 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be
broken from the bone.
18:031:023 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of
his highness I could not endure.
18:031:024 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold,
Thou art my confidence;
18:031:025 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine
hand had gotten much;
18:031:026 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in
18:031:027 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath
kissed my hand:
18:031:028 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I
should have denied the God that is above.
18:031:029 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or
lifted up myself when evil found him:
18:031:030 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to
18:031:031 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his
flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
18:031:032 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my
doors to the traveller.
18:031:033 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine
iniquity in my bosom:
18:031:034 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families
terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
18:031:035 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the
Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written
18:031:036 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a
crown to me.
18:031:037 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince
would I go near unto him.
18:031:038 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise
18:031:039 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have
caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
18:031:040 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of
barley. The words of Job are ended.
18:032:001 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was
righteous in his own eyes.
18:032:002 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 himself rather than God.
18:032:003 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because
they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
18:032:004 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were
elder than he.
18:032:005 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these
three men, then his wrath was kindled.
18:032:006 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I
am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and
durst not shew you mine opinion.
18:032:007 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach
18:032:008 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the
Almighty giveth them understanding.
18:032:009 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand
18:032:010 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine
18:032:011 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons,
whilst ye searched out what to say.
18:032:012 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you
that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
18:032:013 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth
him down, not man.
18:032:014 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I
answer him with your speeches.
18:032:015 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off
18:032:016 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and
answered no more;)
18:032:017 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine
18:032:018 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
18:032:019 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to
burst like new bottles.
18:032:020 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and
18:032:021 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let
me give flattering titles unto man.
18:032:022 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker
would soon take me away.
18:033:001 Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to
all my words.
18:033:002 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in
18:033:003 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips
shall utter knowledge clearly.
18:033:004 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty
hath given me life.
18:033:005 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me,
18:033:006 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am
formed out of the clay.
18:033:007 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my
hand be heavy upon thee.
18:033:008 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the
voice of thy words, saying,
18:033:009 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is
there iniquity in me.
18:033:010 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for
18:033:011 He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
18:033:012 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that
God is greater than man.
18:033:013 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of
any of his matters.
18:033:014 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
18:033:015 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth
upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
18:033:016 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their
18:033:017 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from
18:033:018 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from
perishing by the sword.
18:033:019 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude
of his bones with strong pain:
18:033:020 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
18:033:021 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his
bones that were not seen stick out.
18:033:022 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the
18:033:023 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
18:033:024 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from
going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
18:033:025 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to
the days of his youth:
18:033:026 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him:
and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto
man his righteousness.
18:033:027 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and
perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
18:033:028 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life
shall see the light.
18:033:029 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
18:033:030 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with
the light of the living.
18:033:031 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will
18:033:032 If thou hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire
to justify thee.
18:033:033 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach
18:034:001 Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
18:034:002 Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that
18:034:003 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
18:034:004 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what
18:034:005 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my
18:034:006 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without
18:034:007 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
18:034:008 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and
walketh with wicked men.
18:034:009 For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should
delight himself with God.
18:034:010 Therefore hearken unto me ye men of understanding: far be it
from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty,
that he should commit iniquity.
18:034:011 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause
every man to find according to his ways.
18:034:012 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the
Almighty pervert judgment.
18:034:013 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath
disposed the whole world?
18:034:014 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his
spirit and his breath;
18:034:015 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto
18:034:016 If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the
voice of my words.
18:034:017 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn
him that is most just?
18:034:018 Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes,
Ye are ungodly?
18:034:019 How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of
princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they
all are the work of his hands.
18:034:020 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled
at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away
18:034:021 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his
18:034:022 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers
of iniquity may hide themselves.
18:034:023 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should
enter into judgment with God.
18:034:024 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set
others in their stead.
18:034:025 Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in
the night, so that they are destroyed.
18:034:026 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
18:034:027 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any
of his ways:
18:034:028 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and
he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
18:034:029 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when
he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be
done against a nation, or against a man only:
18:034:030 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
18:034:031 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne
chastisement, I will not offend any more:
18:034:032 That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I
will do no more.
18:034:033 Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it,
whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I:
therefore speak what thou knowest.
18:034:034 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken
18:034:035 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without
18:034:036 My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his
answers for wicked men.
18:034:037 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands
among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
18:035:001 Elihu spake moreover, and said,
18:035:002 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My
righteousness is more than God's?
18:035:003 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and,
What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
18:035:004 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
18:035:005 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which
are higher than thou.
18:035:006 If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy
transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
18:035:007 If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth
he of thine hand?
18:035:008 Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
righteousness may profit the son of man.
18:035:009 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the
18:035:010 But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the
18:035:011 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh
us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
18:035:012 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride
of evil men.
18:035:013 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty
18:035:014 Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is
before him; therefore trust thou in him.
18:035:015 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger;
yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
18:035:016 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth
words without knowledge.
18:036:001 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
18:036:002 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to
speak on God's behalf.
18:036:003 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe
righteousness to my Maker.
18:036:004 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in
knowledge is with thee.
18:036:005 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in
strength and wisdom.
18:036:006 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to
18:036:007 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings
are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever,
and they are exalted.
18:036:008 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of
18:036:009 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that
they have exceeded.
18:036:010 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that
they return from iniquity.
18:036:011 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in
prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
18:036:012 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they
shall die without knowledge.
18:036:013 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when
he bindeth them.
18:036:014 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
18:036:015 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their
ears in oppression.
18:036:016 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a
broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which
should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
18:036:017 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment
and justice take hold on thee.
18:036:018 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his
stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
18:036:019 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of
18:036:020 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
18:036:021 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen
rather than affliction.
18:036:022 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
18:036:023 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast
18:036:024 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
18:036:025 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
18:036:026 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the
number of his years be searched out.
18:036:027 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain
according to the vapour thereof:
18:036:028 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
18:036:029 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the
noise of his tabernacle?
18:036:030 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the
bottom of the sea.
18:036:031 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in
18:036:032 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to
shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
18:036:033 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also
concerning the vapour.
18:037:001 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his
18:037:002 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that
goeth out of his mouth.
18:037:003 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto
the ends of the earth.
18:037:004 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his
excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
18:037:005 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth
he, which we cannot comprehend.
18:037:006 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to
the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
18:037:007 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his
18:037:008 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
18:037:009 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
18:037:010 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the
waters is straitened.
18:037:011 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth
his bright cloud:
18:037:012 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do
whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in
18:037:013 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his
land, or for mercy.
18:037:014 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the
wondrous works of God.
18:037:015 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of
his cloud to shine?
18:037:016 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous
works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
18:037:017 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the
18:037:018 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as
a molten looking glass?
18:037:019 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our
speech by reason of darkness.
18:037:020 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he
shall be swallowed up.
18:037:021 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds:
but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
18:037:022 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
18:037:023 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will
18:037:024 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise
18:038:001 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
18:038:002 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
18:038:003 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
and answer thou me.
18:038:004 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
18:038:005 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
hath stretched the line upon it?
18:038:006 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
the corner stone thereof;
18:038:007 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?
18:038:008 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if
it had issued out of the womb?
18:038:009 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddlingband for it,
18:038:010 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
18:038:011 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here
shall thy proud waves be stayed?
18:038:012 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the
dayspring to know his place;
18:038:013 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the
wicked might be shaken out of it?
18:038:014 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
18:038:015 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high
arm shall be broken.
18:038:016 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou
walked in the search of the depth?
18:038:017 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou
seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18:038:018 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou
knowest it all.
18:038:019 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness,
where is the place thereof,
18:038:020 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
18:038:021 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the
number of thy days is great?
18:038:022 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou
seen the treasures of the hail,
18:038:023 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the
day of battle and war?
18:038:024 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east
wind upon the earth?
18:038:025 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
or a way for the lightning of thunder;
18:038:026 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the
wilderness, wherein there is no man;
18:038:027 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud
of the tender herb to spring forth?
18:038:028 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
18:038:029 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
who hath gendered it?
18:038:030 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep
18:038:031 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the
bands of Orion?
18:038:032 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
guide Arcturus with his sons?
18:038:033 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the
dominion thereof in the earth?
18:038:034 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of
waters may cover thee?
18:038:035 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto
thee, Here we are?
18:038:036 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given
understanding to the heart?
18:038:037 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the
bottles of heaven,
18:038:038 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast
18:038:039 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of
the young lions,
18:038:040 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie
18:038:041 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry
unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
18:039:001 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring
forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
18:039:002 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou
the time when they bring forth?
18:039:003 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they
cast out their sorrows.
18:039:004 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn;
they go forth, and return not unto them.
18:039:005 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the
bands of the wild ass?
18:039:006 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land
18:039:007 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he
the crying of the driver.
18:039:008 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth
after every green thing.
18:039:009 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy
18:039:010 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or
will he harrow the valleys after thee?
18:039:011 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt
thou leave thy labour to him?
18:039:012 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and
gather it into thy barn?
18:039:013 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and
feathers unto the ostrich?
18:039:014 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
18:039:015 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild
beast may break them.
18:039:016 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were
not her's: her labour is in vain without fear;
18:039:017 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he
imparted to her understanding.
18:039:018 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the
horse and his rider.
18:039:019 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck
18:039:020 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his
nostrils is terrible.
18:039:021 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he
goeth on to meet the armed men.
18:039:022 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he
back from the sword.
18:039:023 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the
18:039:024 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
18:039:025 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the
battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the
18:039:026 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
18:039:027 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on
18:039:028 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the
rock, and the strong place.
18:039:029 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
18:039:030 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
there is she.
18:040:001 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
18:040:002 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he
that reproveth God, let him answer it.
18:040:003 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
18:040:004 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine
hand upon my mouth.
18:040:005 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I
will proceed no further.
18:040:006 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and
18:040:007 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
declare thou unto me.
18:040:008 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me,
that thou mayest be righteous?
18:040:009 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
18:040:010 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array
thyself with glory and beauty.
18:040:011 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that
is proud, and abase him.
18:040:012 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
down the wicked in their place.
18:040:013 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in
18:040:014 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
can save thee.
18:040:015 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass
as an ox.
18:040:016 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the
navel of his belly.
18:040:017 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
18:040:018 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
bars of iron.
18:040:019 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him.
18:040:020 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the
beasts of the field play.
18:040:021 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
18:040:022 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of
the brook compass him about.
18:040:023 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
18:040:024 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
18:041:001 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with
a cord which thou lettest down?
18:041:002 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
with a thorn?
18:041:003 Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft
words unto thee?
18:041:004 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a
servant for ever?
18:041:005 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him
for thy maidens?
18:041:006 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part
him among the merchants?
18:041:007 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with
18:041:008 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
18:041:009 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down
even at the sight of him?
18:041:010 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to
stand before me?
18:041:011 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is
under the whole heaven is mine.
18:041:012 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
18:041:013 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to
him with his double bridle?
18:041:014 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible
18:041:015 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close
18:041:016 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
18:041:017 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they
cannot be sundered.
18:041:018 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
eyelids of the morning.
18:041:019 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap
18:041:020 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or
18:041:021 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
18:041:022 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy
18:041:023 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in
themselves; they cannot be moved.
18:041:024 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of
the nether millstone.
18:041:025 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason
of breakings they purify themselves.
18:041:026 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear,
the dart, nor the habergeon.
18:041:027 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
18:041:028 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with
him into stubble.
18:041:029 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a
18:041:030 Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things
upon the mire.
18:041:031 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like
a pot of ointment.
18:041:032 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep
to be hoary.
18:041:033 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
18:041:034 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the
children of pride.
18:042:001 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
18:042:002 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can
be withholden from thee.
18:042:003 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore
have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for
me, which I knew not.
18:042:004 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee,
and declare thou unto me.
18:042:005 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine
eye seeth thee.
18:042:006 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
18:042:007 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto
Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is
kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have
not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job
18:042:008 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and
go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt
offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will
I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye
have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my
18:042:009 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them:
the LORD also accepted Job.
18:042:010 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for
his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had
18:042:011 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his
sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance
before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they
bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the
LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of
money, and every one an earring of gold.
18:042:012 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his
beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six
thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand
18:042:013 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
18:042:014 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of
the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
18:042:015 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the
daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among
18:042:016 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his
sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
18:042:017 So Job died, being old and full of days.
Book 19 Psalms
19:001:001 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in
the seat of the scornful.
19:001:002 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.
19:001:003 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also
shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
19:001:004 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind
19:001:005 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor
sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
19:001:006 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of
the ungodly shall perish.
19:002:001 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
19:002:002 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed,
19:002:003 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords
19:002:004 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall
have them in derision.
19:002:005 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in
his sore displeasure.
19:002:006 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
19:002:007 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou
art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
19:002:008 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy
19:002:009 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them
in pieces like a potter's vessel.
19:002:010 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of
19:002:011 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
19:002:012 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way,
when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they
that put their trust in him.
19:003:001 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they
that rise up against me.
19:003:002 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him
in God. Selah.
19:003:003 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the
lifter up of mine head.
19:003:004 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of
his holy hill. Selah.
19:003:005 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
19:003:006 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set
themselves against me round about.
19:003:007 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all
mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth
of the ungodly.
19:003:008 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy
19:004:001 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast
enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and
hear my prayer.
19:004:002 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?
how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
19:004:003 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for
himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
19:004:004 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon
your bed, and be still. Selah.
19:004:005 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in
19:004:006 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift
thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
19:004:007 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that
their corn and their wine increased.
19:004:008 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD,
only makest me dwell in safety.
19:005:001 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
19:005:002 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for
unto thee will I pray.
19:005:003 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the
morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
19:005:004 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
neither shall evil dwell with thee.
19:005:005 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all
workers of iniquity.
19:005:006 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will
abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
19:005:007 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of
thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy
19:005:008 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight before my face.
19:005:009 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part
is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they
flatter with their tongue.
19:005:010 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels;
cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for
they have rebelled against thee.
19:005:011 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let
them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them
also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
19:005:012 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt
thou compass him as with a shield.
19:006:001 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in
thy hot displeasure.
19:006:002 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me;
for my bones are vexed.
19:006:003 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
19:006:004 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies'
19:006:005 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who
shall give thee thanks?
19:006:006 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to
swim; I water my couch with my tears.
19:006:007 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because
of all mine enemies.
19:006:008 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath
heard the voice of my weeping.
19:006:009 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my
19:006:010 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them
return and be ashamed suddenly.
19:007:001 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all
them that persecute me, and deliver me:
19:007:002 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while
there is none to deliver.
19:007:003 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my
19:007:004 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me;
(yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
19:007:005 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him
tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the
19:007:006 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the
rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that
thou hast commanded.
19:007:007 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about:
for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
19:007:008 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according
to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is
19:007:009 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but
establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts
19:007:010 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
19:007:011 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked
19:007:012 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow,
and made it ready.
19:007:013 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he
ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
19:007:014 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived
mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
19:007:015 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch
which he made.
19:007:016 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent
dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
19:007:017 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and
will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
19:008:001 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
19:008:002 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained
strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still
the enemy and the avenger.
19:008:003 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon
and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
19:008:004 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?
19:008:005 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and
hast crowned him with glory and honour.
19:008:006 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet:
19:008:007 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
19:008:008 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever
passeth through the paths of the seas.
19:008:009 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
19:009:001 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew
forth all thy marvellous works.
19:009:002 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy
name, O thou most High.
19:009:003 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish
at thy presence.
19:009:004 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in
the throne judging right.
19:009:005 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked,
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
19:009:006 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and
thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with
19:009:007 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his
throne for judgment.
19:009:008 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall
minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
19:009:009 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in
times of trouble.
19:009:010 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for
thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
19:009:011 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare
among the people his doings.
19:009:012 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he
forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
19:009:013 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer
of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates
19:009:014 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the
daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
19:009:015 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the
net which they hid is their own foot taken.
19:009:016 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the
wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion.
19:009:017 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that
19:009:018 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of
the poor shall not perish for ever.
19:009:019 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged
in thy sight.
19:009:020 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves
to be but men. Selah.
19:010:001 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in
times of trouble?
19:010:002 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be
taken in the devices that they have imagined.
19:010:003 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth
the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
19:010:004 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not
seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
19:010:005 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out
of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.
19:010:006 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall
never be in adversity.
19:010:007 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his
tongue is mischief and vanity.
19:010:008 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the
secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are
privily set against the poor.
19:010:009 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in
wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he
draweth him into his net.
19:010:010 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by
his strong ones.
19:010:011 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his
face; he will never see it.
19:010:012 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the
19:010:013 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his
heart, Thou wilt not require it.
19:010:014 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to
requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto
thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
19:010:015 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out
his wickedness till thou find none.
19:010:016 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished
out of his land.
19:010:017 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt
prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
19:010:018 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the
earth may no more oppress.
19:011:001 In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a
bird to your mountain?
19:011:002 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their
arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the
upright in heart.
19:011:003 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
19:011:004 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in
heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
19:011:005 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that
loveth violence his soul hateth.
19:011:006 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and
an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
19:011:007 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance
doth behold the upright.
19:012:001 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail
from among the children of men.
19:012:002 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with
flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
19:012:003 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue
that speaketh proud things:
19:012:004 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are
our own: who is lord over us?
19:012:005 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety
from him that puffeth at him.
19:012:006 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a
furnace of earth, purified seven times.
19:012:007 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from
this generation for ever.
19:012:008 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are
19:013:001 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt
thou hide thy face from me?
19:013:002 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my
heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
19:013:003 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I
sleep the sleep of death;
19:013:004 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those
that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
19:013:005 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy
19:013:006 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully
19:014:001 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are
corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that
19:014:002 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to
see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
19:014:003 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy:
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
19:014:004 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my
people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
19:014:005 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of
19:014:006 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is
19:014:007 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.
19:015:001 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in
thy holy hill?
19:015:002 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and
speaketh the truth in his heart.
19:015:003 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his
neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
19:015:004 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth
them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and
19:015:005 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward
against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never
19:016:001 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
19:016:002 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my
goodness extendeth not to thee;
19:016:003 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent,
in whom is all my delight.
19:016:004 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another
god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take
up their names into my lips.
19:016:005 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
thou maintainest my lot.
19:016:006 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a
19:016:007 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins
also instruct me in the night seasons.
19:016:008 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my
right hand, I shall not be moved.
19:016:009 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh
also shall rest in hope.
19:016:010 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
19:016:011 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness
of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
19:017:001 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my
prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
19:017:002 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes
behold the things that are equal.
19:017:003 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the
night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am
purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
19:017:004 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have
kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
19:017:005 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
19:017:006 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline
thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
19:017:007 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy
right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that
rise up against them.
19:017:008 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of
19:017:009 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who
compass me about.
19:017:010 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they
19:017:011 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their
eyes bowing down to the earth;
19:017:012 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a
young lion lurking in secret places.
19:017:013 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul
from the wicked, which is thy sword:
19:017:014 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world,
which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou
fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and
leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
19:017:015 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be
satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
19:018:001 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
19:018:002 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my
God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the
horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
19:018:003 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so
shall I be saved from mine enemies.
19:018:004 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly
men made me afraid.
19:018:005 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death
19:018:006 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before
him, even into his ears.
19:018:007 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the
hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
19:018:008 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his
mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
19:018:009 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was
under his feet.
19:018:010 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon
the wings of the wind.
19:018:011 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about
him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
19:018:012 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed,
hail stones and coals of fire.
19:018:013 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave
his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
19:018:014 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot
out lightnings, and discomfited them.
19:018:015 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of
the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast
of the breath of thy nostrils.
19:018:016 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
19:018:017 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which
hated me: for they were too strong for me.
19:018:018 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was
19:018:019 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me,
because he delighted in me.
19:018:020 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according
to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
19:018:021 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly
departed from my God.
19:018:022 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away
his statutes from me.
19:018:023 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine
19:018:024 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my
righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his
19:018:025 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an
upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
19:018:026 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the
froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
19:018:027 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down
19:018:028 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten
19:018:029 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I
leaped over a wall.
19:018:030 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried:
he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
19:018:031 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
19:018:032 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way
19:018:033 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my
19:018:034 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken
by mine arms.
19:018:035 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy
right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me
19:018:036 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not
19:018:037 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I
turn again till they were consumed.
19:018:038 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are
fallen under my feet.
19:018:039 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou
hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
19:018:040 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I
might destroy them that hate me.
19:018:041 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the
LORD, but he answered them not.
19:018:042 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did
cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
19:018:043 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and
thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I
have not known shall serve me.
19:018:044 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers
shall submit themselves unto me.
19:018:045 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their
19:018:046 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my
salvation be exalted.
19:018:047 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
19:018:048 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up
above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me
from the violent man.
19:018:049 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the
heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
19:018:050 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to
his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
19:019:001 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.
19:019:002 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth
19:019:003 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not
19:019:004 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words
to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for
19:019:005 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and
rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
19:019:006 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit
unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat
19:019:007 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the
testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
19:019:008 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
19:019:009 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the
judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
19:019:010 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine
gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
19:019:011 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them
there is great reward.
19:019:012 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret
19:019:013 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them
not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I
shall be innocent from the great transgression.
19:019:014 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
19:020:001 The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God
of Jacob defend thee;
19:020:002 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of
19:020:003 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice;
19:020:004 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy
19:020:005 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God
we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
19:020:006 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him
from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right
19:020:007 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will
remember the name of the LORD our God.
19:020:008 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand
19:020:009 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
19:021:001 The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy
salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
19:021:002 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not
withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
19:021:003 For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou
settest a crown of pure gold on his head.
19:021:004 He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of
days for ever and ever.
19:021:005 His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast
thou laid upon him.
19:021:006 For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made
him exceeding glad with thy countenance.
19:021:007 For the king trusteth in the LORD, and through the mercy of
the most High he shall not be moved.
19:021:008 Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand
shall find out those that hate thee.
19:021:009 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine
anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the
fire shall devour them.
19:021:010 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed
from among the children of men.
19:021:011 For they intended evil against thee: they imagined a
mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
19:021:012 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou
shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the
face of them.
19:021:013 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing
and praise thy power.
19:022:001 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far