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August 7


Job 5:1-27
1. CALL NOW--is there any who will answer you? And to which of the holy [angels] will you turn?
2. For vexation and rage kill the foolish man; jealousy and indignation slay the simple.
3. I have seen the foolish taking root [and outwardly prospering], but suddenly I saw that his dwelling was cursed [for his doom was certain].
4. His children are far from safety; [involved in their father's ruin] they are crushed in the [court of justice in the city's] gate, and there is no one to deliver them.
5. His harvest the hungry eat and take it even [when it grows] among the thorns; the snare opens for [his] wealth.
6. For affliction comes not forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring forth out of the ground.
7. But man is born to trouble as the sparks and the flames fly upward.
8. As for me, I would seek God and inquire of and require Him, and to God would I commit my cause--
9. Who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number,
10. Who gives rain upon the earth and sends waters upon the fields,
11. So that He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn He lifts to safety.
12. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth.
13. He catches the [so-called] wise in their own trickiness, and the counsel of the schemers is brought to a quick end. [I Cor. 3:19, 20.]
14. In the daytime they meet in darkness, and at noon they grope as in the night.
15. But [God] saves [the fatherless] from the sword of their mouth, and the needy from the hand of the mighty.
16. So the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts her mouth.
17. Happy and fortunate is the man whom God reproves; so do not despise or reject the correction of the Almighty [subjecting you to trial and suffering].
18. For He wounds, but He binds up; He smites, but His hands heal.
19. He will rescue you in six troubles; in seven nothing that is evil [for you] will touch you.
20. In famine He will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
21. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
22. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the living creatures of the earth.
23. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24. And you shall know that your tent shall be in peace, and you shall visit your fold and your dwelling and miss nothing [from them].
25. You shall know also that your children shall be many, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.
26. You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, and as a shock of grain goes up [to the threshing floor] in its season.
27. This is what we have searched out; it is true. Hear and heed it and know for yourself [for your good].

Job 6:1-30
1. THEN JOB answered,
2. Oh, that my impatience and vexation might be [thoroughly] weighed and all my calamity be laid up over against them in the balances, one against the other [to see if my grief is unmanly]!
3. For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash and wild,
4. [But it is] because the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison which my spirit drinks up; the terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
5. Does the wild ass bray when it has grass? Or does the ox low over its fodder?
6. Can that which has no taste to it be eaten without salt? Or is there any flavor in the white of an egg?
7. [These afflictions] my soul refuses to touch! Such things are like diseased food to me [sickening and repugnant]!
8. Oh, that I might have my request, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
9. I even wish that it would please God to crush me, that He would let loose His hand and cut me off!
10. Then would I still have consolation--yes, I would leap [for joy] amid unsparing pain [though I shrink from it]--that I have not concealed or denied the words of the Holy One!
11. What strength have I left, that I should wait and hope? And what is ahead of me, that I should be patient?
12. Is my strength and endurance that of stones? Or is my flesh made of bronze?
13. Is it not that I have no help in myself, and that wisdom is quite driven from me?
14. To him who is about to faint and despair, kindness is due from his friend, lest he forsake the fear of the Almighty.
15. [You] my brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away,
16. Which are black and turbid by reason of the ice, and in which the snows hides itself;
17. When they get warm, they shrink and disappear; when it is hot, they vanish out of their place.
18. The caravans which travel by way of them turn aside; they go into the waste places and perish. [Such is my disappointment in you, the friends I fully trusted.]
19. The caravans of Tema looked [for water], the companies of Sheba waited for them [in vain].
20. They were confounded because they had hoped [to find water]; they came there and were bitterly disappointed.
21. Now to me you are [like a dried-up brook]; you see my dismay and terror, and [believing me to be a victim of God's anger] you are afraid [to sympathize with me].
22. Did I ever say, Bring me a gift, or Pay a bribe on my account from your wealth
23. To deliver me from the adversary's hand, or Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?
24. Teach me, and I will hold my peace; and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
25. How forcible are words of straightforward speech! But what does your arguing argue and prove or your reproof reprove?
26. Do you imagine your words to be an argument, but the speeches of one who is desperate to be as wind?
27. Yes, you would cast lots over the fatherless and bargain away your friend.
28. Now be pleased to look upon me, that it may be evident to you if I lie [for surely I would not lie to your face].
29. Return [from your suspicion], I pray you, let there be no injustice; yes, return again [to confidence in me], my vindication is in it.
30. Is there wrong on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern what is destructive?

Psalms 92:1-7
1. A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day. IT IS a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,
2. To show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night,
3. With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute, with a solemn sound upon the lyre.
4. For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing.
5. How great are Your doings, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.
6. A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not, neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this:
7. That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to be destroyed forever.

Proverbs 22:16-16
16. He who oppresses the poor to get gain for himself and he who gives to the rich--both will surely come to want.

Romans 8:22-39
22. We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now. [Jer. 12:4, 11.]
23. And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God's sons).
24. For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?
25. But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure.
26. So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
27. And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. [Ps. 139:1, 2.]
28. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
29. For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
30. And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].
31. What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?] [Ps. 118:6.]
32. He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?
33. Who shall bring any charge against God's elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]
34. Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us?
35. Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?
36. Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. [Ps. 44:22.]
37. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
38. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
39. Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.