52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Pray, call, is there any to answer thee? And unto which of the holy ones dost thou turn?
- For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
- I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
- Far are his sons from safety, And they are bruised in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
- Whose harvest the hungry doth eat, And even from the thorns taketh it, And the designing swallowed their wealth.
- For sorrow cometh not forth from the dust, Nor from the ground springeth up misery.
- For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
- Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
- Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
- Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places.
- To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high [in] safety.
- Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
- Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,
- By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon.
- And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy,
- And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth.
- Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
- For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal.
- In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee.
- In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword.
- When the tongue scourgeth thou art hid, And thou art not afraid of destruction, When it cometh.
- At destruction and at hunger thou mockest, And of the beast of the earth, Thou art not afraid.
- (For with sons of the field [is] thy covenant, And the beast of the field Hath been at peace with thee.)
- And thou hast known that thy tent [is] peace, And inspected thy habitation, and errest not,
- And hast known that numerous [is] Thy seed, And thine offspring as the herb of the earth;
- Thou comest in full age unto the grave, As the going up of a stalk in its season.
- Lo, this -- we searched it out -- it [is] right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!
- And Job answereth and saith: --
- O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!
- For now, than the sands of the sea it is heavier, Therefore my words have been rash.
- For arrows of the Mighty [are] with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit. Terrors of God array themselves [for] me!
- Brayeth a wild ass over tender grass? Loweth an ox over his provender?
- Eaten is an insipid thing without salt? Is there sense in the drivel of dreams?
- My soul is refusing to touch! They [are] as my sickening food.
- O that my request may come, That God may grant my hope!
- That God would please -- and bruise me, Loose His hand and cut me off!
- And yet it is my comfort, (And I exult in pain -- He doth not spare,) That I have not hidden The sayings of the Holy One.
- What [is] my power that I should hope? And what mine end That I should prolong my life?
- Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh brazen?
- Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me?
- To a despiser of his friends [is] shame, And the fear of the Mighty he forsaketh.
- My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away.
- That are black because of ice, By them doth snow hide itself.
- By the time they are warm they have been cut off, By its being hot they have been Extinguished from their place.
- Turn aside do the paths of their way, They ascend into emptiness, and are lost.
- Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travellers of Sheba hoped for them.
- They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded.
- Surely now ye have become the same! Ye see a downfall, and are afraid.
- Is it because I said, Give to me? And, By your power bribe for me?
- And, Deliver me from the hand of an adversary? And, From the hand of terrible ones ransom me?
- Shew me, and I -- I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand.
- How powerful have been upright sayings, And what doth reproof from you reprove?
- For reproof -- do you reckon words? And for wind -- sayings of the desperate.
- Anger on the fatherless ye cause to fall, And are strange to your friend.
- And, now, please, look upon me, Even to your face do I lie?
- Turn back, I pray you, let it not be perverseness, Yea, turn back again -- my righteousness [is] in it.
- Is there in my tongue perverseness? Discerneth not my palate desirable things?
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