41:25. He beholdeth every high thing, he is king over all the children of pride.
He is king, etc... He is superior in strength to all that are great and strong amongst living creatures: mystically it is understood of the devil, who is king over all the proud.
Job Chapter 42
Job submits himself. God pronounces in his favour. Job offers sacrifice for his friends. He is blessed with riches and children, and dies happily,
42:1. Then Job answered the Lord, and said:
42:2. I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee.
42:3. Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.
42:4. Hear, and I will speak: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.
42:5. With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee.
42:6. Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.
42:7. 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.
42:8. 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.
42:9. 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.
42:10. 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.
42:11. 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.
42:12. 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.
42:13. And he had seven sons, and three daughters.
42:14. And he called the name of one Dies, and the name of the second Cassia, and the name of the third Cornustibii.
42:15. 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.
42:16. 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, and he died an old man, and full of days.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS
The psalms are called by the Hebrews TEHILLIM, that is, Hymns of Praise.
The author, of a great part of them at least, was king David: but many are of opinion that some of them were made by Asaph, and others whose names are prefixed in the titles.
Psalms Chapter 1
The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
1:1. Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:
1:2. But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
1:3. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
1:4. Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust, which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
1:5. Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment: nor sinners in the council of the just.
1:6. For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.
Psalms Chapter 2
The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
2:1. Why have the Gentiles raged, and the prople devised vain things?
2:2. The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
2:3. Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from us.
2:4. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall deride them.
2:5. Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his rage.
2:6. But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain, preahing his comandment.
2:7. The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
2:8. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
2:9. Thou shalt rule them with a rod of iron, and shalt break them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
2:10. And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
2:11. Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
2:12. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way.
2:13. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.