Front Page Titles (by Subject) PLATE II. When the Almighty was yet with me, when my Children were about me. - Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
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PLATE II. “ When the Almighty was yet with me, when my Children were about me. ” - William Blake, Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job 
Blake’s Illustrations of the Book of Job. With Descriptive Letterpress, and A Sketch of the Artist’s Life and Works. By Charles Eliot Norton (Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1875).
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“When the Almighty was yet with me, when my Children were about me.”
In this plate we see the same persons as in the preceding plate, still full of happiness and thanksgiving, and attended by two angels of the Divine Presence; for this was the time for Job, “when,” in the words chosen for the chief motto, “the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me.” But there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them; and, above the happy group, we see what they do not see,—the Almighty on his throne, in a circle of clear light, surrounded by angels, and Satan rushing before him in a fiery whirlwind. The mingling of surprising power of conception and of design, with hardly less surprising weakness, is conspicuous in this plate.