hundred years,' he yet murmured not. Thou dost not esteem
thyself more worthy than Moses, dost thou? Him I would
not grant the favor of entering the promised land, because
he spake the words, 'Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring
you forth water out of this rock?' And yet he murmured
not. Art thou more worthy than Aaron, unto whom I
showed greater honor than unto any created being, for I sent
the angels themselves out of the Holy of Holies when he
entered the place? Yet when his two sons died, he murmured

The contrast between Job and the Patriarchs appears from
words spoken by him and words spoken by Abraham. Addressing
God, Abraham said, "That be far from Thee to do
after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that

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