Illustrations of The Book of Job
by William Blake
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Transcriber's Note: Characters following ^ are superscripted.

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

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[Illustration: My bones are pierced in me in the night season & my sinews take no rest

My skin is black upon me & my bones are burned with heat

The triumphing of the wicked is short, the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment

Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of Light & his Ministers into Ministers of Righteousness

With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me & affrightest me with Visions

Why do you persecute me as God & are not satisfied with my flesh. Oh that my words were printed in a Book that they were graven with an iron pen & lead in the rock for ever

For I know that my Redeemer liveth & that he shall stand in the latter days upon the Earth & after my skin destroy thou This body yet in my flesh shall I see God whom I shall see for Myself and mine eyes shall behold & not Another tho consumed be my wrought Image

Who opposeth & exalteth himself above all that is called God or is Worshipped]

[Illustration: For God speaketh once yea twice & Man percieveth it not

In a Dream in a Vision of the Night in deep Slumberings upon the bed Then he openeth the ears of Men & sealeth their instruction

That he may withdraw Man from his purpose & hide Pride from Man If there be with him an Interpreter One among a Thousand

then he is gracious unto him & saith Deliver him from going down to the Pit I have found a Ransom

For his eyes are upon the ways of Man & he observeth all his goings

I am Young and ye are very Old wherefore I was afraid

Lo all these things worketh God oftentimes with Man to bring back his Soul from the Pit to be enlightened with the light of the living

Look upon the heavens & behold the clouds which are higher than thou

If thou sinnest what doest thou against him or if thou be righteous what givest thou unto him]

[Illustration: Hell is naked before him & Destruction has no covering

Canst thou by searching find out God Canst thou find out the Almighty to perfection

The Accuser of our Brethren is Cast down which accused them before our God day & night

It is higher than Heaven what canst thou do It is deeper than Hell what canst thou know

The Prince of this World shall be cast out

Thou hast fulfilled the Judgment of the Wicked

Even the Devils are Subject to Us thro thy Name. Jesus said unto them I saw Satan as lightning fall from Heaven

God hath chosen the foolish things of the World to confound the wise And God hath chosen the weak things of the World to confound the things that are mighty]

[Illustration: He bringeth down to the Grave & bringeth up

we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him for we shall see him as He Is

When I behold the Heavens the work of thy hands the Moon & Stars which thou hast ordained, then I say, What is Man that thou art mindful of him? & the Son of Man that thou visitest him

I have heard thee with the hearing of the Ear but now my Eye seeth thee

He that hath seen me hath seen my Father also I & my Father are One

If you had known me ye would have known my Father also and from henceforth ye know him & have seen him

Believe me that I am in the Father & the Father in me He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father for he dwelleth in you & shall be with you

He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father & I will love him & manifest myself unto him And my Father will love him & we will come unto him & make our abode with him

And the Father shall give you Another Comforter that he may abide with you for ever Even the Spirit of Truth which the World Cannot receive

At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father & you in me & I in you

If ye loved me ye would rejoice because I said I go unto the Father]


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