52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- And Job answereth and saith: --
- Till when do ye afflict my soul, And bruise me with words?
- These ten times ye put me to shame, ye blush not. Ye make yourselves strange to me --
- And also -- truly, I have erred, With me doth my error remain.
- If, truly, over me ye magnify yourselves, And decide against me my reproach;
- Know now, that God turned me upside down, And His net against me hath set round,
- Lo, I cry out -- violence, and am not answered, I cry aloud, and there is no judgment.
- My way He hedged up, and I pass not over, And on my paths darkness He placeth.
- Mine honour from off me He hath stripped, And He turneth the crown from my head.
- He breaketh me down round about, and I go, And removeth like a tree my hope.
- And He kindleth against me His anger, And reckoneth me to Him as His adversaries.
- Come in do His troops together, And they raise up against me their way, And encamp round about my tent.
- My brethren from me He hath put far off, And mine acquaintances surely Have been estranged from me.
- Ceased have my neighbours And my familiar friends have forgotten me,
- Sojourners of my house and my maids, For a stranger reckon me: An alien I have been in their eyes.
- To my servant I have called, And he doth not answer, With my mouth I make supplication to him.
- My spirit is strange to my wife, And my favours to the sons of my [mother's] womb.
- Also sucklings have despised me, I rise, and they speak against me.
- Abominate me do all the men of my counsel, And those I have loved, Have been turned against me.
- To my skin and to my flesh Cleaved hath my bone, And I deliver myself with the skin of my teeth.
- Pity me, pity me, ye my friends, For the hand of God hath stricken against me.
- Why do you pursue me as God? And with my flesh are not satisfied?
- Who doth grant now, That my words may be written? Who doth grant that in a book they may be graven?
- With a pen of iron and lead -- For ever in a rock they may be hewn.
- That -- I have known my Redeemer, The Living and the Last, For the dust he doth rise.
- And after my skin hath compassed this [body], Then from my flesh I see God:
- Whom I -- I see on my side, And mine eyes have beheld, and not a stranger, Consumed have been my reins in my bosom.
- But ye say, `Why do we pursue after him?' And the root of the matter hath been found in me.
- Be ye afraid because of the sword, For furious [are] the punishments of the sword, That ye may know that [there is] a judgment.
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- And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --
- Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.
- The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:
- This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
- That the singing of the wicked [is] short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
- Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --
- As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: `Where [is] he?'
- As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,
- The eye hath not seen him, and addeth not. And not again doth his place behold him.
- His sons do the poor oppress, And his hands give back his wealth.
- His bones have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down.
- Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,
- Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,
- His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps [is] in his heart.
- Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.
- Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.
- He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.
- He is giving back [what] he laboured for, And doth not consume [it]; As a bulwark [is] his exchange, and he exults not.
- For he oppressed -- he forsook the poor, A house he hath taken violently away, And he doth not build it.
- For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.
- There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good doth not stay.
- In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
- It cometh to pass, at the filling of his belly, He sendeth forth against him The fierceness of His anger, Yea, He raineth on him in his eating.
- He fleeth from an iron weapon, Pass through him doth a bow of brass.
- One hath drawn, And it cometh out from the body, And a glittering weapon from his gall proceedeth. On him [are] terrors.
- All darkness is hid for his treasures, Consume him doth a fire not blown, Broken is the remnant in his tent.
- Reveal do the heavens his iniquity, And earth is raising itself against him.
- Remove doth the increase of his house, Poured forth in a day of His anger.
- This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.
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