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

Chapter XLVI

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1And they brought what was to be divided to the seven boys. 1 Lit. ‘males’. 2And he set aside nothing from the property for the girls 2 Lit. ‘females’. at all. And they were hurt and said to their father, Our lord and father, are we not also your children? Why have you not given us a share in your property? 3Job said to the girls, 2 Lit. ‘females’. Do not be distressed, my daughters, for I have not forgotten you. 4In fact I have provided for you 3 Lit. ‘I sent to you’. an inheritance better than that of your seven brothers. 5Then he motioned to his daughter called Hemera, and he said to her, Take this 4 Lit. ‘the’. ring and go to the strong-room and fetch the three little golden urns, so that I may give you your inheritance. 6She went away and fetched them. 7And he opened them and took out three cords of many colours, such as no man could possibly 8describe; for they were not of earth but of heaven, flashing with sparks of fire like the rays of the sun. 9And he gave one cord each to his daughters, 5 So SV: P om. ‘each to his daughters’. saying, Take them and gird them round you, that they may keep you safe all the days of your life and fill you with every good thing. 6 So V: PS ‘Take them about your breast, that it may be well (P om.) with you all the days of your life’.

Notes:

1 Lit. ‘males’.

2 Lit. ‘females’.

3 Lit. ‘I sent to you’.

4 Lit. ‘the’.

5 So SV: P om. ‘each to his daughters’.

6 So V: PS ‘Take them about your breast, that it may be well (P om.) with you all the days of your life’.

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