52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
- Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind,
- Reasoning with unprofitable talk, and with speeches which do no good?
- Yea, thou makest piety of none effect, and restrainest meditation before łGod.
- For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.
- Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I; and thy lips testify against thee.
- Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills?
- Hast thou listened in the secret council of +God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself?
- What knowest thou that we know not? [what] understandest thou which is not in us?
- Both the greyheaded and the aged are with us, older than thy father.
- Are the consolations of łGod too small for thee? and the word gently spoken to thee?
- Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and why do thine eyes wink?
- That thou turnest thy spirit against łGod, and lettest words go out of thy mouth?
- What is man, that he should be pure? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
- Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight:
- How much less the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!
- I will shew thee, listen to me; and what I have seen I will declare;
- Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden;
- Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
- All his days the wicked man is tormented, and numbered years are allotted to the violent.
- The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him.
- He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is singled out for the sword.
- He wandereth abroad for bread, -- where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
- Distress and anguish make him afraid; they prevail against him, as a king ready for the battle.
- For he hath stretched out his hand against łGod, and strengthened himself against the Almighty:
- He runneth against him, with [outstretched] neck, with the thick bosses of his bucklers;
- For he hath covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon [his] flanks.
- And he dwelleth in desolate cities, in houses that no man inhabiteth, which are destined to become heaps.
- He shall not become rich, neither shall his substance continue, and their possessions shall not extend upon the earth.
- He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches; and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
- Let him not trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense;
- It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green.
- He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive.
- For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
- They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
- And Job answered and said,
- I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.
- Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?
- I also could speak as ye: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could join together words against you, and shake my head at you;
- [But] I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage [your pain].
- If I speak, my pain is not assuaged; and if I forbear, what am I eased?
- But now he hath made me weary; ... thou hast made desolate all my family;
- Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face.
- His anger teareth and pursueth me; he gnasheth with his teeth against me; [as] mine adversary he sharpeneth his eyes at me.
- They gape upon me with their mouth; they smite my cheeks reproachfully; they range themselves together against me.
- łGod hath delivered me over to the iniquitous man, and hurled me into the hands of the wicked.
- I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
- His arrows encompass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
- He breaketh me with breach upon breach; he runneth upon me like a mighty man.
- I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and rolled my horn in the dust.
- My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.
- O earth, cover not my blood, and let there be no place for my cry!
- Even now, behold, my Witness is in the heavens, and he that voucheth for me is in the heights.
- My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto +God.
- Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend!
- For years [few] in number shall pass, -- and I shall go the way [whence] I shall not return.
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