Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOB'S SIN?, by JOSEPHINE EATHER

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JOB'S SIN?, by                
First Line: When job delivered to the lord
Last Line: To punish job for his conceit.
Subject(s): Job (bible)

When Job delivered to the Lord,
Burnt offerings to keep accord
Between his God and seven sons,
Perchance he went as one who runs,
Yet thinks he has already won
Before the race is even begun.
Was pride an element of sin
That Job forgot might enter in,
As he proclaimed great righteousness,
And raised his voice to judge and bless,
While rich and poor alike would pause,
To give him homage and applause?
Did vanity of power and wealth
Destroy Job's peace and smite his health?

Perhaps the Lord did think it meet
To punish Job for his conceit.

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