1 Then answered
Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high
3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not
his light arise?
4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean
that is born of a woman?
5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars
are not pure in his sight.
6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which
is a worm?
1 But Job answered
2 How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest
thou the arm that hath no strength?
3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how
hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from
5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants
6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth
the earth upon nothing.
8 He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud
is not rent under them.
9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his
cloud upon it.
10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and
night come to an end.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof.
12 He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding
he smiteth through the proud.
13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath
formed the crooked serpent.
14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion
is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
1 Moreover Job
continued his parable, and said,
2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty,
who hath vexed my soul;
3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is
in my nostrils;
4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not
remove mine integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart
shall not reproach me so long as I live.
7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against
me as the unrighteous.
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained,
when God taketh away his soul?
9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call
11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the
Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage
of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his
offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his
widows shall not weep.
16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment
as the clay;
17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the
innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the
19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered:
he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him
away in the night.
21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as
a storm hurleth him out of his place.
22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain
flee out of his hand.
23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out
of his place.