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Mourning Mother Comforted.

THE PATIENCE OF JOB.

1. In the land of Uz there lived a man, whose

name was Job:
And this man was perfect and upright,

And feared GOD and eschewed evil. 2. And there were born unto him, seven sons,

and three daughters. 3. And his substance was, seven thousand sheep,

and three thousand camels, And five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hun

dred she-asses, And a household of very great multitude; So that this man was great, beyond all the

sons of the East.

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4. And his sons were wont to hold a banquet

house, Every one on his birthday; When they sent and invited their three sisters,

To eat and drink together with them. 5. And it came to pass, as the days of such

banquets returned,
That Job sent for, and sanctified them;
And made ready in the morning, and offered

burnt-offerings,
According to the number of them all:
For (said Job) peradventure my sons
May have sinned, nor blessed GOD in their

hearts.
Thus did Job on every such day.

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6. And the day came, when the sons of GOD

Went to present themselves before Jehovah :

And Satan went also, in the midst of them. 7. And Jehovah said unto Satan, Whence comest

thou? And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From roaming round the earth, and walking

about it. 8. And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou fixed thy view upon my servant

Job?
For there is none like him on the earth ;
A man, perfect and upright,

Fearing GOD, and eschewing evil.
9. And Satan answered Jehovah, and said,

Doth Job, then, fear GOD for nothing ?

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