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rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when »the hinds do calve?

2 Canst thou number the months thai they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, thev oast out their sorrows.

4 Their young ones are in good liking, they grow np with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.

5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?

0 b Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the t barren land his dwellings.

7 He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying t of the driver.

8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he seareheth after every green thing.

9 Will the c unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?

10 Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will lie harrow the valleys after thee?

11 Wilt thou trust, him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?

12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?

13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or I wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust,

15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

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

17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he • imparted to her understanding.

18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is t terrible.

21 I He paweth in the valley, and rejoieeth in his strength: i

'he goeth on to meet tthe armed


22 He mocketh at fear, and is not aflrighted; neither turneth he back lrom the sword.

23 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.

24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

27 Doth the eagle mount up tat thy eomraaud, and ffmnke her nest on high?

28 She dwelleth and abldeth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

29 From thence she seckcth the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and h where the slaiu are, there is she.


1 Job humbleth himse\f to God. 6 God stiricth him Hi) to shew his rinhteowmpss, power, and wisdom. 15 Of the behemoth.

MOREOVER the Lobd answered Job, and said,

2 Shall he that 'contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

3 t Then Job answered the Lord, and said,

4 h Behold, 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 further.

6 H "Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

7 eGird up thy loins now like a man: 'I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

8 eWilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with ha voice like him?

10 1 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

Before CHRIST [ about 1531.

God's power seen in the behemoth,


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11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every oue that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on ever}- one that is k proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

18 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

15 IT Behold now I behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

10 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

17 I He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.

20 Surely the mountains 1 bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

23 Behold, the driuketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trust both that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

24 I He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.


Of God's great power in the leviathan.

CANST thou draw out Ia leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord t which thou lettest down?

2 Canst thou bput a hook into his nose V or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

3 Will he make many suppliestions unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

4 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

5 Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

6 Shall the companions make a

e Rom. 11.33. I d Ex. 19. 3. Dent. 10.14. Ps. 84. I. &. 30 18.

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7 Canst thou fill his skin with | barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

8 Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?

11 c Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him/ dwAafsoercr 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 the face of his garment ? or who can come to him (with his double bridle?

14 Who can open the doors of | his face? his teeth are terrible round about.

15 His tscales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.

10 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.

17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.

18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.

20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.

21 His breath kindlcth coals, and a flame goeth out of his j mouth.

22 In his neck rcmainefh | strength, and t sorrow is turned 1 into joy before him.

23 t The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.

24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.

25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the 1 habergeon.

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27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.

28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling stones are turned with him into stubble.

29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

30 t Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

31 He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the 6ea like a pot of ointment.

32 He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.

33 Upon earth there is not his like, I who is made without fear.

34 He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.


1 Job snhmitteth himself unto God. 7 God, preferring Job's cause, maketh his frie submit themselves, ana accepteth hi He mai/niHeth and biesseth Job. 1 age and death.

THEN Job answered the Lord, and said,

2 I know that thou 'canst do every thing, and that I no thought can be withholden from thee.

3 b Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; cthings too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

4 Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: dI will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye sceth thee:

6 Wherefore I eabhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

7 If 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 hath.

8 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 hpray for you: for thim 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 servant Job.

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhlte and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted t Job.

10 'And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord t gave Job k twice as much as he had before.

11 Then came there unto him 1 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.

12 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 she asses.

13 0 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happueh.

15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

16 After this P lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

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Pan. See John 17. 4,8, & 19.15.


1 The happiness of the godly. 4 The unhappiness of the ungodly.

BLESSED *is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the I ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, bnor sittcth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But chis delight is in the law of the Lord; dand in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 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 twither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For Mho Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


1 The kingdom of ChriM. IO Kino* are exhorted to accept it.

WHY »do the heathen I rage, and the people t imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his <> Anointed, saying,

3 cLet us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 d He that sitteth in the heavens • shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and I vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my King t'upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare I the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, »Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

I 8 "Ask of me, and I shall give I thee the heathen for thine inherit.

ance, and the uttermost parts of the earth./or thy possession.

9 'Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 k Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice 'with trembling.

12 "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.


The security of God's protection. A Psalm of David, * when he fled from Absalom his son.

LORD, »how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

2 Many there be which say of my soul,b There is no help for him in God. Selab.

3 But thou, O Lord, art cn shield I for me; my glory, and dthe lifter up of mine head.

4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and c he heard me out of hisholy hill. Selah.

5 si laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

6 "I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set tlirmselrex against me round about.

7 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.

8 'Salvation betmitjeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.


1 David prajieth for audience. 2 He. repro vet h and erhorteth his enemies. 6 Man'* happiness w in God's favour.

To the chief N Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.

HEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I wan in distress; I have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

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David's complaint in sickness.

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2 O ye souls of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selab.

3 But know thata the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

4 bStand in awe, and sin not: "commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer dthe sacrifices of righteousness, and eput your trust in the Lord.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? f Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

8 hI will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: 'for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.


1 David prayeth, and prqfesscth his study in

?rauer. 4 (iod favoureth not the wicked. Jiarid, protesting his faith, prayeth dto God to guide him. 10 to destroy hit enemies, II and to preserve the godly. To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.

/~\ rVE ear to my words, O VJT Lord; consider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for ''unto thee will I pray.

3 cMy voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Loud; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5 "The foolish shall not stand tin thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

C eThou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: 'the Lord will abhor tthe bloody and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship c toward tthy holy temple.

8 "Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of t mine enemies;1 make thy way straight before my face.

9 For there is no I faithfulness tin their mouth; their inward

i part is t very wickedness; k their i throat is an open sepulchre; 1 they natter with their tongue. I 10 I Destroy thou them, O God; "let them fall I by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee ■ rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because t thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

13 For thou, Lord, "wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou t compass him as with a shield.


1 David's complaint in his sickness. 8 By

faith he triumphcth aver his enemies. To the chief Musician on Netrinoth upon Shominith, A Psalm of David.

/~\ "LORD, rebuke me not in KM thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2 ''Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, c heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, d how long? I 4 Return, O Lord, deliver my 'soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

5 • For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning; I all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 'Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 s Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath h heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.


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