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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter LII

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1So Job lay 1 So V. P and S are corrupt and add ‘And after three days’ at the beginning (by dittography from the next verse). ill in bed, yet without pain and suffering, for pain was no longer able to affect him because of the sign of the girdle that he wore. 2And after three days he saw the holy angels 2 So V: PS om. ‘the holy angels’. who came for his soul. 3And he got up immediately and took a lyre and 4gave it to his daughter Hemera: to Cassia he gave a censer: to 5Amaltheias-Keras he gave a tambourine; that they might give praise to those who had come for his soul. 6And as they took them, they saw the shining chariots which had come for his soul. 7And they gave praise and honour, each in her special tongue. 8And after 9this, he who sat in the great chariot got out and greeted Job (this the three daughters saw, as did also their father, but no one else). 10He took Job's soul, went off with it in his arms, and placed it in the chariot and journeyed to the east. 11But Job's body was made ready for burial and carried to the grave. 12His three daughters led the way, with their girdles round them, singing hymns of praise to the Father. 3 So P (lit. ‘singing praise in hymns of the Father’): SV Slav. ‘singing praise to God in hymns’.

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1 So V. P and S are corrupt and add ‘And after three days’ at the beginning (by dittography from the next verse).

2 So V: PS om. ‘the holy angels’.

3 So P (lit. ‘singing praise in hymns of the Father’): SV Slav. ‘singing praise to God in hymns’.

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