And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.
 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.
 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
 Then Job answered and said,
 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
 And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
 He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
 I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
 My face is foul with weeping, and my eyelids is the shadow of death;
 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
 Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
 Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
 For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
 He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
 They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou are my mother, and my sister.
 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.
 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.
 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.
 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
 One shall say, I am the LORD’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.