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1 Then Sophar the Minaean answered and said, 2 I did not suppose that thou wouldest answer thus: neither do ye understand more than I. 3 I will hear my shameful reproach; and the spirit of my understanding answers me. 4 Hast thou [not] known these things of old, from the time that man was set upon the earth? 5 But the mirth of the ungodly is a signal downfall, and the joy of transgressors is destruction: 6 although his gifts should go up to heaven, and his sacrifice reach the clouds. 7 For when he shall seem to be now established, then he shall utterly perish: and they that knew him shall say, Where is he? 8 Like a dream that has fled away, he shall not be found; and he has fled like a vision of the night. 9 The eye has looked upon him, but shall not [see him] again; and his place shall no longer perceive him. 10 Let [his] inferiors destroy his children, and let his hands kindle the fire of sorrow. 11 His bones have been filled with [vigour of] his youth, and it shall lie down with him in the dust. 12 Though evil be sweet in his mouth, [though] he will hide it under his tongue; 13 though he will not spare it, and will not leave it, but will keep it in the midst of his throat: 14 yet he shall not at all be able to help himself; the gall of an asp is in his belly. 15 [His] wealth unjustly collected shall be vomited up; a messenger [of] [wrath] shall drag him out of his house. 16 And let him suck the poison of serpents, and let the serpent’s tongue slay him. 17 Let him not see the milk of the pastures, nor the supplies of honey and butter. 18 He has laboured unprofitably and in vain, [for] wealth of which he shall not taste: [it is] as a lean thing, unfit for food, which he cannot swallow. 19 For he has broken down the houses of many mighty men: and he has plundered an habitation, though he built [it] not. 20 There is no security to his possessions; he shall not be saved by his desire. 21 There is nothing remaining of his provisions; therefore his goods shall not flourish. 22 But when he shall seem to be just satisfied, he shall be straitened; and all distress shall come upon him. 23 If by any means he would fill his belly, let [God] send upon him the fury of wrath; let him bring a torrent of pains upon him. 24 And he shall by no means escape from the power of the sword; let the brazen bow wound him. 25 And let the arrow pierce through his body; and let the stars be against his dwelling-place: let terrors come upon him. 26 And let all darkness wait for him: a fire that burns not out shall consume him; and let a stranger plague his house. 27 And let the heaven reveal his iniquities, and the earth rise up against him. 28 Let destruction bring his house to an end; let a day of wrath come upon him. 29 This is the portion of an ungodly man from the Lord, and the possession of his goods [appointed him] by the all-seeing [God]. ΥΠΟΛΑΒΩΝ δὲ Σωφὰρ ὁ Μιναῖος λέγει· 2 οὐχ οὕτως ὑπελάμβανον ἀντερεῖν σε ταῦτα, καὶ οὐχὶ συνίετε μᾶλλον ἢ καὶ ἐγώ. 3 παιδείαν ἐντροπῆς μου ἀκούσομαι, καὶ πνεῦμα ἐκ τῆς συνέσεως ἀποκρίνεταί μοι. 4 μὴ ταῦτα ἔγνως ἀπὸ τοῦ ἔτι, ἀφ᾿ οὗ ἐτέθη ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς; 5 εὐφροσύνη γὰρ ἀσεβῶν πτῶμα ἐξαίσιον, χαρμονὴ δὲ παρανόμων ἀπώλεια, 6 ἐὰν ἀναβῇ εἰς οὐρανὸν αὐτοῦ τὰ δῶρα, ἡ δὲ θυσία αὐτοῦ νεφῶν ἅψηται· 7 ὅταν γὰρ δοκῇ ἤδη κατεστηρίχθαι, τότε εἰς τέλος ἀπολεῖται· οἱ δὲ εἰδότες αὐτὸν ἐροῦσι· ποῦ ἐστιν; 8 ὥσπερ ἐνύπνιον ἐκπετασθὲν οὐ μὴ εὑρεθῇ, ἔπτη δὲ ὥσπερ φάσμα νυκτερινόν. 9 ὀφθαλμὸς παρέβλεψε καὶ οὐ προσθήσει, καὶ οὐκέτι προσνοήσει αὐτὸν ὁ τόπος αὐτοῦ. 10 τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ ὀλέσαισαν ἥττονες, αἱ δὲ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ πυρσεύσαισαν ὀδύνας. 11 ὀστᾶ αὐτοῦ ἐνεπλήσθησαν νεότητος αὐτοῦ, καὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ χώματος κοιμηθήσεται. 12 ἐὰν γλυκανθῇ ἐν στόματι αὐτοῦ κακία, κρύψει αὐτὴν ὑπὸ τὴν γλῶσσαν αὐτοῦ· 13 οὐ φείσεται αὐτῆς καὶ οὐκ ἐγκαταλείψει αὐτὴν καὶ συνάξει αὐτὴν ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ λάρυγγος αὐτοῦ, 14 καὶ οὐ μὴ δυνηθῇ βοηθῆσαι ἑαυτῷ· χολὴ ἀσπίδος ἐν γαστρὶ αὐτοῦ. 15 πλοῦτος ἀδίκως συναγόμενος ἐξεμεθήσεται, ἐξ οἰκίας αὐτοῦ ἐξελκύσει αὐτὸν ἄγγελος, 16 θυμὸν δὲ δρακόντων θηλάσειεν, ἀνέλοι δὲ αὐτὸν γλῶσσα ὄφεως. 17 μὴ ἴδοι ἄμελξιν νομάδων, μηδὲ νομὰς μέλιτος καὶ βουτύρου. 18 εἰς κενὰ καὶ μάταια ἐκοπίασε, πλοῦτον ἐξ οὗ οὐ γεύσεται, ὥσπερ στρίφνος ἀμάσητος, ἀκατάποτος· 19 πολλῶν γὰρ δυνατῶν οἴκους ἔθλασε, δίαιταν δὲ ἥρπασε, καὶ οὐκ ἔστησεν. 20 οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτοῦ σωτηρία τοῖς ὑπάρχουσιν, ἐν ἐπιθυμίᾳ αὐτοῦ οὐ σωθήσεται. 21 οὐκ ἔστιν ὑπόλειμμα τοῖς βρώμασιν αὐτοῦ, διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἀνθήσει αὐτοῦ τὰ ἀγαθά. 22 ὅταν δὲ δοκῇ ἤδη πεπληρῶσθαι, θλιβήσεται, πᾶσα δὲ ἀνάγκη ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ἐπελεύσεται. 23 εἴ πως πληρῶσαι γαστέρα αὐτοῦ, ἐπαποστεῖλαι ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν θυμὸν ὀργῆς, νίψαι ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ὀδύνας· 24 καὶ οὐ μὴ σωθῇ ἐκ χειρὸς σιδήρου, τρώσαι αὐτὸν τόξον χάλκειον· 25 διεξέλθοι δὲ διὰ σώματος αὐτοῦ βέλος, ἀστραπαὶ δὲ ἐν διαίταις αὐτοῦ· περιπατήσαισαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ φόβοι, 26 πᾶν δὲ σκότος αὐτῷ ὑπομείναι· κατέδεται αὐτὸν πῦρ ἄκαυστον, κακώσαι δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπήλυτος τὸν οἶκον. 27 ἀνακαλύψαι δὲ αὐτοῦ ὁ οὐρανὸς τὰς ἀνομίας, γῆ δὲ ἐπανασταίη αὐτῷ. 28 ἑλκύσαι τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ἀπώλεια εἰς τέλος, ἡμέρα ὀργῆς ἐπέλθοι αὐτῷ. 29 αὕτη ἡ μερὶς ἀνθρώπου ἀσεβοῦς παρὰ Κυρίου, καὶ κτῆμα ὑπαρχόντων αὐτῷ παρὰ τοῦ ἐπισκόπου.

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Septuagint Books By ELPENOR  IN PRINT : Genesis ||| Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomomy ||| Psalms ||| Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach ||| Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel ||| Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi ||| Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Kings I - IV ||| Chronicles, Esdras, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Maccabees

Read about the texts witnessed only in the Septuagint:
Letter of Aristeas (including also full text in Greek and English) ||| Sirach, Wisdom, Letter of Jeremiah ||| Maccabees 1, 2, 3 and 4 ||| Additional texts witnessed by the Septuagint to the book of Daniel ||| 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh ||| Judith, Baruch

Note that the so called 'sixth' chapter of Baruch in the Septuagint is published separately as Letter of Jeremiah. Check also this note about the Order of Septuagint Psalms and the Masoretic.

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