52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- And Job continued his parable and said,
- [As] łGod liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
- All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,
- My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!
- Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.
- My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth [me] not one of my days.
- Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
- For what is the hope of the ungodly, when [God] cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?
- Will łGod hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?
- Doth he delight himself in the Almighty? will he at all times call upon +God?
- I will teach you concerning the hand of łGod; what is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
- Behold, ye yourselves have all seen [it]; and why are ye thus altogether vain?
- This is the portion of the wicked man with łGod, and the heritage of the violent, which they receive from the Almighty: --
- If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;
- Those that remain of him shall be buried by death, and his widows shall not weep.
- Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
- He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.
- He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.
- He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
- Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.
- The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.
- And [God] shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
- [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
- Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold which they refine;
- Iron is taken out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone.
- [Man] putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of darkness and of the shadow of death.
- He openeth a shaft far from the inhabitants [of the earth]: forgotten of the foot, they hang suspended; away below men they hover.
- As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, and underneath it is turned up as by fire;
- The stones of it are the place of sapphires, and it hath dust of gold.
- It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture's eye hath not seen it;
- The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed over it.
- [Man] putteth forth his hand upon the flinty rock, he overturneth the mountains by the root.
- He cutteth out channels in the rocks, and his eye seeth every precious thing.
- He bindeth the streams that they drip not, and what is hidden he bringeth forth to light.
- But wisdom, where shall it be found? and where is the place of understanding?
- Man knoweth not the value thereof; and it is not found in the land of the living.
- The deep saith, It is not in me; and the sea saith, It is not with me.
- Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price.
- It is not set in the balance with gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, and the sapphire.
- Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.
- Corals and crystal are no more remembered; yea, the acquisition of wisdom is above rubies.
- The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be compared to it, neither shall it be set in the balance with pure gold.
- Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
- For it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the fowl of the heavens.
- Destruction and death say, We have heard its report with our ears.
- God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth its place:
- For he looketh to the ends of the earth, he seeth under the whole heaven.
- In making a weight for the wind, and meting out the waters by measure,
- In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder's flash:
- Then did he see it, and declare it; he established it, yea, and searched it out;
- And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
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