all times there were thirty tables laden with viands ready in
his house, and twelve besides for widows only, so that all
who came found what they desired. Job's consideration for
the poor was so delicate that he kept servants to wait upon
them constantly. His guests, enraptured by his charitableness,
frequently offered themselves as attendants to minister
to the poor in his house, but Job always insisted upon
paying them for their services. If he was asked for a loan
of money, to be used for business purposes, and the borrower
promised to give a part of his profits to the poor, he would
demand no security beyond a mere signature. And if it
happened that by some mischance or other the debtor was
not able to discharge his obligation, Job would return the
note to him, or tear it into bits in his presence.

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