09, Job 21-23

Job 21

1 But Job answered and said, View Tool
2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations. View Tool
3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on. View Tool
4 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled? View Tool
5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth. View Tool
6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh. View Tool
7 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? View Tool
8 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. View Tool
9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. View Tool
10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. View Tool
11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance. View Tool
12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ. View Tool
13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. View Tool
14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. View Tool
15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? View Tool
16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me. View Tool
17 how oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. View Tool
18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. View Tool
19 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it. View Tool
20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty. View Tool
21 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst? View Tool
22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high. 2 I View Tool
23 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. View Tool
24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. View Tool
25 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. View Tool
26 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. View Tool
27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me. View Tool
28 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked? View Tool
29 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens, View Tool
30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. View Tool
31 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done? View Tool
32 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb. View Tool
33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him. View Tool
34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood? View Tool

 

Job 22

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, View Tool
2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? View Tool
3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect? View Tool
4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment? View Tool
5 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? View Tool
6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing. View Tool
7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. View Tool
8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it. View Tool
9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. View Tool
10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; View Tool
11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee. View Tool
12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! View Tool
13 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? View Tool
14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven. View Tool
15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? View Tool
16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: View Tool
17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? View Tool
18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. View Tool
19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. View Tool
20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth. View Tool
21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 7 I View Tool
22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. View Tool
23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. View Tool
24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. View Tool
25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. View Tool
26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. View Tool
27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. View Tool
28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. View Tool
29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. 2 I View Tool
30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands. View Tool

 

Job 23

1 Then Job answered and said, View Tool
2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. View Tool
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! View Tool
4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. View Tool
5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. View Tool
6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me. View Tool
7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. View Tool
8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: View Tool
9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: View Tool
10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 27 I View Tool
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. 8 I View Tool
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. View Tool
13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. View Tool
14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him. View Tool
15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him. View Tool
16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me: 2 I View Tool
17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face. 2 I View Tool