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Bible in one year


August 6


Job 3:1-26
1. AFTER THIS, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day (birthday).
2. And Job said,
3. Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which announced, There is a man-child conceived.
4. Let that day be darkness! May not God above regard it, nor light shine upon it.
5. Let gloom and deep darkness claim it for their own; let a cloud dwell upon it; let all that blackens the day terrify it (the day that I was born).
6. As for that night, let thick darkness seize it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.
7. Yes, let that night be solitary and barren; let no joyful voice come into it.
8. Let those curse it who curse the day, who are skilled in rousing up Leviathan.
9. Let the stars of the early dawn of that day be dark; let [the morning] look in vain for the light, nor let it behold the day's dawning,
10. Because it shut not the doors of my mother's womb nor hid sorrow and trouble from my eyes.
11. Why was I not stillborn? Why did I not give up the ghost when my mother bore me?
12. Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck?
13. For then would I have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then would I have been at rest [in death]
14. With kings and counselors of the earth, who built up [now] desolate ruins for themselves,
15. Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
16. Or [why] was I not a miscarriage, hidden and put away, as infants who never saw light?
17. There [in death] the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.
18. There the [captive] prisoners rest together; they hear not the taskmaster's voice.
19. The small and the great are there, and the servant is free from his master. [Jer. 20:14-18.]
20. Why is light [of life] given to him who is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul,
21. Who long and wait for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
22. Who rejoice exceedingly and are elated when they find the grave?
23. [Why is the light of day given] to a man whose way is hidden, and whom God has hedged in?
24. For my sighing comes before my food, and my groanings are poured out like water.
25. For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me.
26. I was not or am not at ease, nor had I or have I rest, nor was I or am I quiet, yet trouble came and still comes [upon me].

Job 4:1-21
1. THEN ELIPHAZ the Temanite answered and said,
2. If we venture to converse with you, will you be offended? Yet who can restrain himself from speaking?
3. Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.
4. Your words have held firm him who was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.
5. But now it is come upon you, and you faint and are grieved; it touches you, and you are troubled and dismayed.
6. Is not your [reverent] fear of God your confidence and the integrity and uprightness of your ways your hope?
7. Think [earnestly], I beg of you: who, being innocent, ever perished? Or where were those upright and in right standing with God cut off?
8. As I myself have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble and mischief reap the same.
9. By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of His anger they are consumed.
10. The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions are broken.
11. The old and strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.
12. Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a whisper of it.
13. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
14. Fear came upon me and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
15. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up!
16. [The spirit] stood still, but I could not discern the appearance of it. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, and then I heard a voice, saying,
17. Can mortal man be just before God, or be more right than He is? Can a man be pure before his Maker, or be more cleansed than He is? [I John 1:7; Rev. 1:5.]
18. Even in His [heavenly] servants He puts no trust or confidence, and His angels He charges with folly and error--
19. How much more those who dwell in houses (bodies) of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.
20. Between morning and evening they are destroyed; without anyone noticing it they perish forever.
21. Is not their tent cord plucked up within them [so that the tent falls]? Do they not die, and that without [acquiring] wisdom?

Psalms 91:14-16
14. Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.

Proverbs 22:15-15
15. Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Romans 8:1-21
1. THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. [John 3:18.]
2. For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.
3. For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice], [Lev. 7:37.]
4. So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].
5. For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
6. Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
7. [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's Law; indeed it cannot.
8. So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.
9. But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God]. [Rom. 8:14.]
10. But if Christ lives in you, [then although] your [natural] body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, the spirit is alive because of [the] righteousness [that He imputes to you].
11. And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
12. So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.
13. For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.
14. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15. For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
16. The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.
17. And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.
18. [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
19. For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God's sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
20. For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it--[yet] with the hope [Eccl. 1:2.]
21. That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God's children.