more than one wife at a time, for he was wont to say, "If it
had been intended that Adam should have ten wives, God
would have given them to him. Only one wife was bestowed
upon him, whereby God indicated that he was to have but
one, and therefore one wife suffices for me, too."[36]

When Job, after a long and happy life, felt his end approaching,
he gathered his ten children around him, and told
them the tale of his days. Having finished the narrative, he
admonished them in these words: "See, I am about to die,
and you will stand in my place. Forsake not the Lord, be
generous toward the poor, treat the feeble with consideration,
and do not marry with the women of the Gentiles."

Thereupon he divided his possessions among his sons, and

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