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JOB CHAPTERS 41-42
ΟΥΧ ἑώρακας αὐτόν, οὐδὲ ἐπὶ τοῖς λεγομένοις τεθαύμακας;
2 οὐ δέδοικας ὅτι ἡτοίμασταί μοι; τίς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ ἐμοὶ ἀντιστάς;
3 ἢ τίς ἀντιστήσεταί μοι καὶ ὑπομενεῖ, εἰ πᾶσα ἡ ὑπ᾿ οὐρανὸν ἐμή ἐστιν;
4 οὐ σιωπήσομαι δι᾿ αὐτόν, καὶ λόγον δυνάμεως ἐλεήσει τὸν ἴσον αὐτῷ.
5 τίς ἀποκαλύψει πρόσωπον ἐνδύσεως αὐτοῦ, εἰς δὲ πτύξιν θώρακος αὐτοῦ τίς ἂν εἰσέλθοι;
6 πύλας προσώπου αὐτοῦ τίς ἀνοίξει; κύκλῳ ὀδόντων αὐτοῦ φόβος.
7 τὰ ἔγκατα αὐτοῦ ἀσπίδες χάλκεαι, σύνδεσμος δὲ αὐτοῦ ὥσπερ σμυρίτης λίθος·
8 εἷς τοῦ ἑνὸς κολλῶνται, πνεῦμα δὲ οὐ μὴ διέλθῃ αὐτόν·
9 ἀνὴρ τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ προσκολληθήσεται, συνέχονται καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποσπασθῶσιν.
10 ἐν πταρμῷ αὐτοῦ ἐπιφαύσκεται φέγγος, οἱ δὲ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ εἶδος ῾Εωσφόρου.
11 ἐκ στόματος αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύονται ὡς λαμπάδες καιόμεναι καὶ διαρριπτοῦνται ὡς ἐσχάραι πυρός.
12 ἐκ μυκτήρων αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύεται καπνὸς καμίνου καιομένης πυρὶ ἀνθράκων.
13 ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ ἄνθρακες, φλὸξ δὲ ἐκ στόματος αὐτοῦ ἐκπορεύεται.
14 ἐν δὲ τραχήλῳ αὐτοῦ αὐλίζεται δύναμις, ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ τρέχει ἀπώλεια.
15 σάρκες δὲ σώματος αὐτοῦ κεκόλληνται· καταχέει ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, οὐ σαλευθήσεται.
16 ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ πέπηγεν ὡς λίθος, ἕστηκε δὲ ὥσπερ ἄκμων ἀνήλατος.
17 στραφέντος δὲ αὐτοῦ, φόβος θηρίοις τετράποσιν ἐπὶ γῆς ἁλλομένοις.
18 ἐὰν συναντήσωσιν αὐτῷ λόγχαι, οὐδὲν μὴ ποιήσωσι δόρυ καὶ θώρακα·
19 ἥγηται μὲν γὰρ σίδηρον ἄχυρα, χαλκὸν δὲ ὥσπερ ξύλον σαθρόν.
20 οὐ μὴ τρώσῃ αὐτὸν τόξον χάλκεον, ἥγηται μὲν πετροβόλον χόρτον·
21 ὡς καλάμη ἐλογίσθησαν σφῦραι, καταγελᾷ δὲ σεισμοῦ πυρφόρου.
22 ἡ στρωμνὴ αὐτοῦ ὀβελίσκοι ὀξεῖς, πᾶς δὲ χρυσὸς θαλάσσης ὑπ᾿ αὐτὸν ὥσπερ πηλὸς ἀμύθητος.
23 ἀναζεῖ τὴν ἄβυσσον ὥσπερ χαλκεῖον, ἥγηται δὲ τὴν θάλασσαν ὥσπερ ἐξάλειπτρον,
24 τὸν δὲ τάρταρον τῆς ἀβύσσου ὥσπερ αἰχμάλωτον· ἐλογίσατο ἄβυσσον εἰς περίπατον.
25 οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδὲν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ὅμοιον αὐτῷ πεποιημένον ἐγκαταπαίζεσθαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἀγγέλων μου·
26 πᾶν ὑψηλὸν ὁρᾷ, αὐτὸς δὲ βασιλεὺς πάντων τῶν ἐν τοῖς ὕδασιν.
ΥΠΟΛΑΒΩΝ δὲ ᾿Ιὼβ λέγει τῷ Κυρίῳ·
2 οἶδα ὅτι πάντα δύνασαι, ἀδυνατεῖ δέ σοι οὐδέν.
3 τίς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ κρύπτων σε βουλήν; φειδόμενος δὲ ρημάτων, καὶ σὲ οἴεται κρύπτειν; τίς δὲ ἀναγγελεῖ μοι ἃ οὐκ ᾔδειν, μεγάλα καὶ θαυμαστά, ἃ οὐκ ἐπιστάμην;
4 ἄκουσον δέ μου, Κύριε, ἵνα κἀγὼ λαλήσω· ἐρωτήσω δέ σε, σὺ δέ με δίδαξον.
5 ἀκοὴν μὲν ὠτὸς ἤκουόν σου τὸ πρότερον, νυνὶ δὲ ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου ἑώρακέ σε·
6 διὸ ἐφαύλισα ἐμαυτὸν καὶ ἐτάκην, ἥγημαι δὲ ἐμαυτὸν γῆν καὶ σποδόν.
7 ἐγένετο δὲ μετὰ τὸ λαλῆσαι τὸν Κύριον πάντα τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα τῷ ᾿Ιώβ, εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος ᾿Ελιφὰζ τῷ Θαιμανίτῃ· ἥμαρτες σὺ καὶ οἱ δύο φίλοι σου· οὐ γὰρ ἐλαλήσατε ἐνώπιόν μου ἀληθὲς οὐδὲν ὥσπερ ὁ θεράπων μου ᾿Ιώβ.
8 νῦν δὲ λάβετε ἑπτὰ μόσχους καὶ ἑπτὰ κριοὺς καὶ πορεύθητε πρὸς τὸν θεράποντά μου ᾿Ιώβ, καὶ ποιήσει κάρπωσιν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν. ᾿Ιὼβ δὲ ὁ θεράπων μου εὔξεται περὶ ὑμῶν, ὅτι εἰ μὴ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ λήψομαι· εἰ μὴ γὰρ δι᾿ αὐτόν, ἀπώλεσα ἂν ὑμᾶς· οὐ γὰρ ἐλαλήσατε ἀληθὲς κατὰ τοῦ θεράποντός μου ᾿Ιώβ.
9 ἐπορεύθη δὲ ᾿Ελιφὰζ ὁ Θαιμανίτης καὶ Βαλδὰδ ὁ Σαυχίτης καὶ Σωφὰρ ὁ Μιναῖος καὶ ἐποίησαν καθὼς συνέταξεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Κύριος, καὶ ἔλυσε τὴν ἁμαρτίαν αὐτοῖς διὰ ᾿Ιώβ.
10 ὁ δὲ Κύριος ηὔξησε τὸν ᾿Ιώβ· εὐξαμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ καὶ περὶ τῶν φίλων αὐτοῦ, ἀφῆκεν αὐτοῖς τὴν ἁμαρτίαν. ἔδωκε δὲ ὁ Κύριος διπλᾶ ὅσα ἦν ἔμπροσθεν ᾿Ιὼβ εἰς διπλασιασμόν.
11 ἤκουσαν δὲ πάντες οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ αἱ ἀδελφαὶ αὐτοῦ πάντα τὰ συμβεβηκότα αὐτῷ καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν καὶ πάντες ὅσοι ἤδεισαν αὐτὸν ἐκ πρώτου· φαγόντες δὲ καὶ πιόντες παρ᾿ αὐτῷ παρεκάλεσαν αὐτόν, καὶ ἐθαύμασαν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐπήγαγεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ ὁ Κύριος. ἔδωκε δὲ αὐτῷ ἕκαστος ἀμνάδα μίαν καὶ τετράδραχμον χρυσοῦ καὶ ἀσήμου.
12 ὁ δὲ Κύριος εὐλόγησε τὰ ἔσχατα ᾿Ιὼβ ἢ τὰ ἔμπροσθεν· ἦν δὲ τὰ κτήνη αὐτοῦ πρόβατα μύρια τετρακισχίλια, κάμηλοι ἑξακισχίλιαι, ζεύγη βοῶν χίλια, ὄνοι θήλειαι νομάδες χίλιαι.
13 γεννῶνται δὲ αὐτῷ υἱοὶ ἑπτὰ καὶ θυγατέρες τρεῖς·
14 καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὴν μὲν πρώτην ῾Ημέραν, τὴν δὲ δευτέραν Κασίαν, τὴν δὲ τρίτην ᾿Αμαλθαίας κέρας.
15 καὶ οὐχ εὑρέθησαν κατὰ τὰς θυγατέρας ᾿Ιὼβ βελτίους αὐτῶν ἐν τῇ ὑπ᾿ οὐρανόν· ἔδωκε δὲ αὐταῖς ὁ πατὴρ κληρονομίαν ἐν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς.
16 ἔζησε δὲ ᾿Ιὼβ μετὰ τὴν πληγὴν ἔτη ἑκατὸν ἑβδομήκοντα, τὰ δὲ πάντα ἔτη ἔζησε διακόσια τεσσαράκοντα· καὶ εἶδεν ᾿Ιὼβ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ, τετάρτην γενεάν.
17 καὶ ἐτελεύτησεν ᾿Ιὼβ πρεσβύτερος καὶ πλήρης ἡμερῶν.
17α γέγραπται δὲ αὐτὸν πάλιν ἀναστήσεσθαι μεθ᾿ ὧν ὁ Κύριος ἀνίστησιν.
17β Οὗτος ἑρμηνεύεται ἐκ τῆς Συριακῆς βίβλου ἐν μὲν γῇ κατοικῶν τῇ Αὐσίτιδι, ἐπὶ τοῖς ὁρίοις τῆς ᾿Ιδουμαίας καὶ ᾿Αραβίας, προϋπῆρχε δὲ αὐτῷ ὄνομα ᾿Ιωβάβ.
17γ λαβὼν δὲ γυναῖκα ᾿Αράβισσαν γεννᾷ υἱόν, ᾧ ὄνομα ᾿Εννών· ἦν δὲ αὐτὸς πατρὸς μὲν Ζαρὲ ἐκ τῶν ῾Ησαῦ υἱῶν υἱός, μητρός δὲ Βοσόρρας, ὥστε εἶναι αὐτὸν πέμπτον ἀπὸ ῾Αβραάμ.
17δ καὶ οὗτοι οἱ βασιλεῖς οἱ βασιλεύσαντες ἐν ᾿Εδώμ, ἧς καὶ αὐτὸς ἦρξε χώρας· πρῶτος Βαλὰκ ὁ τοῦ Βεώρ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ πόλει αὐτοῦ Δενναβά· μετὰ δὲ Βαλὰκ ᾿Ιωβὰβ ὁ καλούμενος ᾿Ιώβ· μετὰ δὲ τοῦτον ᾿Ασὼμ ὁ ὑπάρχων ἡγεμὼν ἐκ τῆς Θαιμανίτιδος χώρας· μετὰ δὲ τοῦτον ᾿Αδὰδ υἱὸς Βαράδ, ὁ ἐκκόψας Μαδιὰμ ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ Μωάβ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ πόλει αὐτοῦ Γεθθαίμ.
17ε οἱ δὲ ἐλθόντες πρὸς αὐτὸν φίλοι, ᾿Ελιφὰζ τῶν ῾Ησαῦ υἱῶν, Θαιμανῶν βασιλεύς, Βαλδὰδ ὁ Σαυχαίων τύραννος, Σωφὰρ ὁ Μιναίων βασιλεύς.
Hast thou not seen him? and hast thou not wondered at the things said of him?
2 Dost thou not fear because preparation has been made by me? for who is there that resists me?
3 Or who will resist me, and abide, since the whole world under heaven is mine?
4 I will not be silent because of him: though because of his power one shall pity his antagonist.
5 Who will open the face of his garment? and who can enter within the fold of his breastplate?
6 Who will open the doors of his face? terror is round about his teeth.
7 His inwards are as brazen plates, and the texture of his skin as a smyrite stone.
8 One part cleaves fast to another, and the air cannot come between them.
9 They will remain united each to the other: they are closely joined, and cannot be separated.
10 At his sneezing a light shines, and his eyes are as the appearance of the morning star.
11 Out of his mouth proceed as it were burning lamps, and as it were hearths of fire are cast abroad.
12 Out of his nostrils proceeds smoke of a furnace burning with fire of coals.
13 His breath is as live coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
14 And power is lodged in his neck, before him destruction runs.
15 The flesh also of his body is joined together: if one pours violence upon him, he shall not be moved.
16 His heart is firm as a stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil.
17 And when he turns, he is a terror to the four-footed wild beasts which leap upon the earth.
18 If spears should come against him, men will effect nothing, either with the spear or the breast-plate.
19 For he considers iron as chaff, and brass as rotten wood.
20 The bow of brass shall not would him, he deems a slinger as grass.
21 Mauls are counted as stubble; and he laughs to scorn the waving of the firebrand.
22 His lair is formed of sharp points; and all the gold of the sea under him is an immense quantity of clay.
23 He makes the deep boil like a brazen caldron; and he regards the sea as a pot of ointment,
24 and the lowest part of the deep as a captive: he reckons the deep as his range.
25 There is nothing upon the earth like to him, formed to be sported with by my angels.
26 He beholds every high thing: and he is king of all that are in the waters.
Then Job answered and said to the Lord,
2 I know that thou canst do all things, and nothing is impossible with thee.
3 For who is he that hides counsel from thee? or who keeps back his words, and thinks to hide them from thee? and who will tell me what I knew not, great and wonderful things which I understood not?
4 But hear me, O Lord, that I also may speak: and I will ask thee, and do thou teach me.
5 I have heard the report of thee by the ear before; but now mine eye has seen thee.
6 Wherefore I have counted myself vile, and have fainted: and I esteem myself dust and ashes.
7 And it came to pass after the Lord had spoken all these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Thaemanite, Thou hast sinned, and thy two friends: for ye have not said anything true before me, as my servant Job has.
8 Now then take seven bullocks, and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and he shall offer a burnt-offering for you. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will only accept him: for but his sake, I would have destroyed you, for ye have not spoken the truth against my servant Job.
9 So Eliphaz the Thaemanite, and Baldad the Sauchite, and Sophar the Minaean, went and did as the Lord commanded them: and he pardoned their sin for the sake of Job.
10 And the Lord prospered Job: and when he prayed also for his friends, he forgave them their sin: and the Lord gave Job twice as much, even the double of what he had before.
11 And all his brethren and his sisters heard all that had happened to him, and they came to him, and so did all that had known him from the first: and they ate and drank with him, and comforted him, and wondered at all that the Lord had brought upon him: and each one gave him a lamb, and four drachms’ weight of gold, even of unstamped gold.
12 And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job, more than the beginning: and his cattle were fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, a thousand she-asses of the pastures.
13 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the first Day, and the second Casia, and the third Amalthaea’s horn.
15 And there were not found in comparison with the daughters of Job, fairer women than they in all the world: and their father gave them an inheritance among their brethren.
16 And Job lived after his affliction a hundred and seventy years: and all the years he lived were two hundred and forty: and Job saw his sons and his sons’ sons, the fourth generation.
17 And Job died, an old man and full of days:
17a and it is written that he will rise again with those whom the Lord raises up.
17b This man is described in the Syriac book as living in the land of Ausis, on the borders of Idumea and Arabia: and his name before was Jobab;
17c and having taken an Arabian wife, he begot a son whose name was Ennon. And he himself was the son of his father Zare, one of the sons of Esau, and of his mother Bosorrha, so that he was the fifth from Abraam.
17d And these were the kings who reigned in Edom, which country he also ruled over: first, Balac, the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dennaba: but after Balac, Jobab, who is called Job, and after him Asom, who was governor out of the country of Thaeman: and after him Adad, the son of Barad, who destroyed Madiam in the plain of Moab; and the name of his city was Gethaim.
17e And his friends who came to him were Eliphaz, of the children of Esau, king of the Thaemanites, Baldad sovereign the Sauchaeans, Sophar king of the Minaeans.