Job 41; Job 42; Acts 16:22-40

1 (40-20) Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord? 2 (40-21) Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle? 3 (40-22) Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee? 4 (40-23) Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever, 5 (40-24) Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids? 6 (40-25) Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him? 7 (40-26) Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head? 8 (40-27) Lay thy hand upon him: remember the battle, and speak no more. 9 (40-28) Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down. 10 (41-1) I will not stir him up, like one that is cruel, for who can resist my countenance? 11 (41-2) Who hath given me before that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine. 12 (41-3) I will not spare him, nor his mighty words, and framed to make supplication. 13 (41-4) Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can go into the midst of his mouth? 14 (41-5) Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. 15 (41-6) His body is like molten shields, shut close up with scales pressing upon one another. 16 (41-7) One is joined to another, and not so much as any air can come between them: 17 (41-8) They stick one to another and they hold one another fast, and shall not be separated. 18 (41-9) His sneezing is like the shining of fire, and his eyes like the eyelids of the morning. 19 (41-10) Out of his mouth go forth lamps, like torches of lighted fire. 20 (41-11) Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, like that of a pot heated and boiling. 21 (41-12) His breath kindleth coals, and a flame cometh forth out of his mouth. 22 (41-13) In his neck strength shall dwell, and want goeth before his face. 23 (41-14) The members of his flesh cleave one to another: he shall send lightnings against him, and they shall not be carried to another place. 24 (41-15) His heart shall be as hard as a stone, and as firm as a smith’s anvil, 25 (41-16) When he shall raise him up, the angels shall fear, and being affrighted shall purify themselves. 26 (41-17) When a sword shall lay at him, it shall not be able to hold, nor a spear, nor a breastplate. 27 (41-18) For he shall esteem iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. 28 (41-19) The archer shall not put him to flight, the stones of the sling are to him like stubble. 29 (41-20) As stubble will he esteem the hammer, and he will laugh him to scorn who shaketh the spear. 30 (41-21) The beams of the sun shall be under him, and he shall strew gold under him like mire. 31 (41-22) He shall make the deep sea to boil like a pot, and shall make it as when ointments boil. 32 (41-23) A path shall shine after him, he shall esteem the deep as growing old. 33 (41-24) There is no power upon earth that can be compared with him who was made to fear no one, 34 (41-25) He beholdeth every high thing, he is king over all the children of pride.
1 Then Job answered the Lord, and said: 2 I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee. 3 Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge. 4 Hear, and I will speak: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me. 5 With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee. 6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes. 7 And after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Themanite: My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends, because you have not spoken the thing that is right before me, as my servant Job hath. 8 Take unto you therefore seven oxen and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer for yourselves a holocaust, and my servant Job shall pray for you: his face I will accept, that folly be not imputed to you: for you have not spoken right things before me, as my servant Job hath. 9 So Eliphaz the Themanite, and Baldad the Suhite, and Sophar the Naamathite went, and did as the Lord had spoken to them, and the Lord accepted the face of Job. 10 The Lord also was turned at the penance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 And all his brethren came to him, and all his sisters, and all that knew him before, and they ate bread with him in his house: and bemoaned him, and comforted him upon all the evil that God had brought upon him. And every man gave him one ewe, and one earring of gold. 12 And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. 13 And he had seven sons, and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of one Dies, and the name of the second Cassia, and the name of the third Cornustibii. 15 And there were not found in all the earth women so beautiful as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16 And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children’s children, unto the fourth generation, 17 (42-16) and he died an old man, and full of days.
22 And the people ran together against them: and the magistrates, rending off their clothes, commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the gaoler to keep them diligently. 24 Who having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks. 25 And at midnight, Paul and Silas, praying, praised God. And they that were in prison heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened and the bands of all were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison, awakening out of his sleep and seeing the doors of the prison open, drawing his sword, would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying: Do thyself no harm, for we all are here. 29 Then calling for a light, he went in: and trembling, fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas. 30 And bringing them out, he said: Masters, what must I do, that I may be saved? 31 But they said: believe in the Lord Jesus: and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they preached the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. 33 And he, taking them the same hour of the night, washed their stripes: and himself was baptized, and all his house immediately. 34 And when he had brought them into his own house, he laid the table for them: and rejoiced with all his house, believing God. 35 And when the day was come, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying: Let those men go. 36 And the keeper of the prison told these words to Paul: The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart. And go in peace. 37 But Paul said to them: They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men that are Romans, and have cast us into prison. And now do they thrust us out privately? Not so: but let them come. 38 And let us out themselves. And the serjeants told these words to the magistrates. And they were afraid: hearing that they were Romans. 39 And coming, they besought them: and bringing them out, they desired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison and entered into the house of Lydia: and having seen the brethren, they comforted them and departed.
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