and why do those who know him never see his ndays?
2 Some move olandmarks;
they ptake the widow's ox for a pledge.
4 They qthrust the poor off the road;
the poor of the earth rall hide themselves.
6 They gather their2 fodder in the field,
7 They ulie all night naked, without clothing,
and vcling to the rock for lack of shelter.
hungry, they wcarry the sheaves;
11 among the olive rows of the wicked3 they make oil;
and the soul of xthe wounded cries for help;
yet God charges no one with ywrong.
13 “There are those who rebel zagainst the light,
that he amay kill the poor and needy,
15 The eye of the adulterer also waits for bthe twilight,
saying, ‘No ceye will see me’;
16 In the dark they ddig through houses;
17 For edeep darkness is morning to all of them;
18 “You say, f‘Swift are they on the face of the waters;
so does gSheol those who have sinned.
they are hno longer remembered,
so wickedness is broken like ia tree.’
22 Yet God4 prolongs the life of the mighty by his power;
and his jeyes are upon their ways.
they are mcut off like the heads of grain.
25 If it is nnot so, who will prove me a liar
25 Then oBildad the Shuhite answered and said:
2 “Dominion and fear are with God;5
3 Is there any number to his parmies?
Upon whom does his qlight not arise?
4 How then can man be rin the right before God?
and wthe son of man, who is a worm!”
2 “How you have xhelped him who has no power!
How you have saved ythe arm that has no strength!
3 How you have zcounseled him who has no wisdom,
and whose breath ahas come out from you?
5 The bdead tremble
and dAbaddon has no covering.
8 He gbinds up the waters in his thick clouds,
9 He covers the face of the full moon7
and hspreads over it his cloud.
10 He has inscribed ia circle on the face of the waters
11 jThe pillars of heaven tremble
and are astounded at his krebuke.
12 By his power he lstilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered mRahab.
13 nBy his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced othe fleeing serpent.
14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his pways,
and how small qa whisper do we hear of him!
27 And Job again rtook up his discourse, and said:
2 “As God lives, who has staken away my right,
and the Almighty, who has tmade my soul bitter,
and uthe spirit of God is in my nostrils,
4 my lips will not speak vfalsehood,
and my tongue will not utter vdeceit.
till I die I will not put away my wintegrity from me.
6 I xhold fast my righteousness and will not let it go;
my heart does not yreproach me for any of my days.
9 bWill God hear his cry
10 Will he ctake delight in the Almighty?
dwhat is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
13 e“This is the portion of a wicked man with God,
and the heritage that foppressors receive from the Almighty:
and his iwidows do not weep.
16 Though he jheap up silver like dust,
and kthe innocent will divide the silver.
18 He builds his lhouse like a moth's,
19 He goes to bed rich, but will odo so no more;
he opens his eyes, and phis wealth is gone.
in the night a whirlwind scarries him off.
21 tThe east wind lifts him up and he is gone;
it usweeps him out of his place.
he flees from its9 power in headlong flight.
23 It wclaps its hands at him
and xhisses at him from its place.
and a place for gold that they yrefine.
5 As for the earth, bout of it comes bread,
8 dThe proud beasts have not trodden it;
ethe lion has not passed over it.
9 “Man puts his hand to fthe flinty rock
12 g“But where shall wisdom be found?
and it is not found in hthe land of the living.
14 iThe deep says, ‘It is not in me,’
15 It jcannot be bought for gold,
18 No mention shall be made of ocoral or of crystal;
19 qThe topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
21 It is hidden from the eyes of rall living
22 sAbaddon and Death say,
23 t“God understands the way to it,
24 For he ulooks to the ends of the earth
25 When he vgave to the wind its weight
and wa way for the lightning of the thunder,
‘Behold, xthe fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to yturn away from evil is understanding.’”
 24:5 Hebrew they
 24:6 Hebrew his
 24:11 Hebrew their olive rows
 24:22 Hebrew he
 25:2 Hebrew him
 26:6 Hebrew him
 26:9 Or his throne
 27:22 Or He (that is, God); also verse 23
 27:22 Or his; also verse 23
 28:6 Or lapis lazuli; also verse 16