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barren land his dwellings. 7. He scorns the multitude of the city, he hears not the crying of the driver. 8. The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing. 9. Will the unicorn freely serve thee, or abide by thy crib? 10. Canst thou bind him to harrow the fields and furrows after thee? 11. Wilt thou trust to him, because his strength is great? or commit thy labour to him? 12. Wilt thou depend on him to bring home thy seed into thy barn? 13. Gavest thou the pretty wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich? 14. Which leaves her eggs to be hatched in the warm sandy earth, 15. And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may tread on them.
16. She is hardened against her young, as tho' they were not hers; without fear. ing that her labour be in vain. 17, Because God deprived her of wisdom, and imparted not to her understanding. 18. When she lifts up her wings to help her to run, she scorns the horse and his rider.
19. Hast thou given the horse strength? and adorned his neck with the mane? 20. Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the thunder of his nostrils is terrible. 21. His feet dig in the valley, and he rejoiceth in his strength: he goes on to meet the armed men. 22. He derides fear, and is not affrighted; nor turns he back from the sword. 23. The quiver rattles at him, the glittering spear and the shield. 24. He graspeth the ground with fierceness and rage; neither reckons he that it is the trumpet's sound. 25. Among the trumpets he neighs horribly, and he smells the battle afar off, the clamour of the captains and shouting. 26. Doth the hawk suspend herself by thy wisdom, and spread her wings southward? 27. Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? 28. She abides on the rock, and lodgeth on its edge, on the innaccessible place, 29. From whence she
observes the prey, and her eyes behold afar. Her young ones also swallow up blood; and where the slain are, there is she.
JOB HUMBLETH HIMSELF.
MOREOVER, the Eternal spake to Job, saying, 2. Shall he that contends with the Almighty, instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer him.
3. Then Job answered the Eternal, saying, 4o Lo, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. . 5. Once have I spoken, but I will not answer, yea, twice, but I will proceed no farther.
6. Then the Eternal answered Job out of the whirlwind, saying, 7. Gird up the loins of thy mind now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou to me. 8. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment ? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified ? 9. Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? 10. Adorn thyself now. with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty. 11. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath ; behold every one that is proud, abase him, 12. And bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. 13. Beat them down in the dust together, wrap their faces in the hidden place; 14. Then I will also confess to thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
15. Behold now behemoth (the river-horse being amphibious,) which I made as I did thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16. Lo, now his strength is in his loins, and his vigour in the navel of his belly. 17. He moveth his tail like a cedar; the nerves of his thighs are wrapped together. 18. His bones are like strong bars of brass; his cartilages are like rods of iron. 19. He is one of the chief of the works of
the animals; but he that made him can
make his sword approach to him. 20. The moun. tains verily bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21. He lieth under the shady trees in the covert of the reeds and fens. 22. The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him. 23. He seems as if he would drink up a river at a draught deliberately; he will pass through Jordan safe and without fear, though it press him to the mouth and upwards. 24. Will any take him in his sight, or bore his nose with a gin?
CHAP. XLI. God's POWER IN THE LEVIATHAN. Canst thou draw out leviathan, (the crocodile,) with a hook? or tie his tongue with a line which thou lettest down? 2. Canst thou put a rush into his nose? or bore his jaw thro’ with a thorn? 3. Will he make many supplications to thee? or speak soft words to thee? 4. Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant perpetually? 5. Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or bind him to amuse thy girls? 6. Shall thy companions make a banquet of him? Shall they divide him among the merchants? 7. Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? 8. If thou lay thine hand upon him to take him, remember the danger, do not proceed. 9. Behold, the hope of taking him is vain: shall not one be cast down with terror even at the sight of him? 10. None is so fierce as to dare to stir him up; who then is able to stand before me?
11. (Who hath first given to me, that I should repay him; whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.) 12. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. 13. Who can discover or open up the outside of his skin? or come vithin his jaws with his double bridle? 14. Who can open his jaws; his teeth are terrible around 15. His scales are as strong shields, shut
up together as with a close seal. 16. One is so near another, that no air can come between them. 17. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be separated. 18. His sneezing shines as light, and his eyes sparkle like the morning rays. 19. Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and sparks of fire. 20. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. 21. His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth. 22. In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is joy before him. 23. The muscles of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. 24. His heart is firm as a stone; yea, and hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 25. When he riseth up the mighty are afraid; by reason of terrors they purify themselves. 26. The sword that strikes at him shall be broken, and the spear, and the dart, and the coat of mail. 27. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. 28. The arrow cannot make him fee; sling-stones, and, 29. Darts are to him as stubble: he derides the shaking of a spear. 30. Sharp shells are under him; on broken things upon the mire he makes his bed. 31. He makes the deep to boil as a pot; and the sea like to a pot of ointment. 32. He makes a path to shine after him, so as one would think the deep to be grey. 33. Upon earth there is nothing like him who is without fear. 94. He can look on every one; he is a king above all the arrogant animals.
JOB'S DOUBLED GOODS, AGE AND DEATH. Tuen Job answered the Eternal, saying, 2. I know thou canst do every thing, and no thought can be concealed from thee.
3. E. Who is he that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? J. I spoke what I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4. E. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak; I will demand of thee, and declare thou to me. 5. J. I heard of thee by the ear; but now mine eye seeth thy glory; 6. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7. Now after the Eternal spake these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and thy two friends; for ye spoke not before me what is right, as my servant Job did. 8. Therefore take to 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 I will accept: lest I deal with you according to your folly, in that ye spoke not before me what is right, like my servant Job. 9. So Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shubite, and Zophar the Naamathite, went, and did as the Eternal commanded them: the Eternal also accepted Job. 10. Moreover the Eternal turned back the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: for he gave Job twice as much as he had before, (Isa. xl. 1. lxi. 7. Zech. ix. 12.) 11. For all his brethren came to him, and all his sisters, and all that had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house, and bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the trouble that the Eternal brought on him: every one also gave him a lamb, and an ear-ring of gold. 12. So the Eternal blessed Job's latter end more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. 13. He had now also seven sons and three daughters, (and the former were gone before him.) 14. And he named the first Jemima, (fair as the day,) and the second Kesia, (precious,) and the third Keren-happuch, (the horn of beauty.) 15. And in all the