The book of Job in metre [tr. by W. Meikle].

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Page xxiii - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page xxxv - If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
Page viii - Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for ! Even that it would please God to destroy me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! Then should I yet have comfort...
Page xli - Out of his mouth go burning lamps, And sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, As out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth out of his mouth.
Page xxi - His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
Page xviii - If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
Page xxv - The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.
Page xxi - And shall remain in the tomb. 33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And every man shall draw after him, As there are innumerable before him. 34 How then comfort ye me in vain, Seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood.
Page xiv - I pray thee, of the former age, And prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow:) 10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?

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