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Illustrations of The Book of Job   By: (1757-1827)

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This Issue is reproduced in reduced facsimile from the original Edition published by William Blake in the year 1826.

[Illustration: ILLUSTRATIONS of The BOOK of JOB Invented & Engraved by William Blake 1825

London Published as the Act directs March 8:1825 by William Blake N^o 3 Fountain Court, Strand]

[Illustration: Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be thy Name

Thus did Job continually

There was a Man in the Land of Uz whose Name was Job. & that Man was perfect & upright & one that feared God & eschewed Evil & there was born unto him Seven Sons & Three Daughters

The Letter Killeth The Spirit giveth Life

It is Spiritually Discerned]

[Illustration: I beheld the Ancient of Days Hast thou considered my Servant Job

The Angel of the Divine Presence

I shall see God

We shall awake up

Thou art our Father

in thy Likeness

When the Almighty was yet with me. When my Children were about me

There was a day when the Sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord & Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord]

[Illustration: The Fire of God is fallen from Heaven

And the Lord said unto Satan. Behold All that he hath is in thy Power

Thy Sons and thy Daughters were eating & drinking Wine in their eldest Brothers house & behold there came a great wind from the Wilderness & smote upon the four faces of the house & it fell upon the young Men & they are Dead]

[Illustration: And there came a Messenger unto Job & said The Oxen were plowing & the Sabeans came down & they have slain the Young Men with the Sword

Going to & fro in the Earth & walking up and down in it

And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

While he was yet speaking there came also another & said

The fire of God is fallen from the heaven & hath burned up the flocks & the Young Men & consumed them & I only am escaped alone to tell thee]

[Illustration: Did I not weep for him who was in trouble? Was not my Soul afflicted for the Poor

Behold he is in thy hand: but save his life

Then went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord

And it grieved him at his heart

Who maketh his Angels Spirits & his Ministers a Flaming Fire]

[Illustration: Naked came I out of my mothers womb & Naked shall I return thither

The Lord gave & the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord

And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head]

[Illustration: What! shall we receive Good at the hand of God & shall we not also receive Evil

And when they lifted up their eyes afar off & knew him not they lifted up their voices & wept. & they rent every Man his mantle & sprinkled dust upon their heads towards heaven

Ye have heard of the Patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord]

[Illustration: Lo let that night be solitary & let no joyful voice come therein

Let the Day perish wherein I was Born

And they sat down with him upon the ground seven days & seven nights & none spake a word unto him for they saw that his grief was very great]

[Illustration: Shall mortal Man be more Just than God? Shall a Man be more Pure than his Maker? Behold he putteth no trust in his Saints & his Angels he chargeth with Folly

Then a Spirit passed before my face the hair of my flesh stood up]

[Illustration: But he knoweth the way that I take when he hath tried me I shall come forth like gold

Have pity upon me! Have pity upon me. O ye my friends for the hand of God hath touched me

Though he slay me yet will I trust in him

The Just Upright Man is laughed to scorn

Man that is born of a Woman is of few days & full of trouble he cometh up like a flower & is cut down he fleeth also as a shadow & continueth not... Continue reading book >>

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