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August 22

Job 35:1-16
1. Moreover Elihu answered and said,
2. Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
3. For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?
4. I will reply to thee in words, and to thy companions with thee.
5. Look unto the heavens and see; and survey the skies: they are higher than thou.
6. If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? If thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7. If thou be righteous, what givest thou to him? or what doth he receive of thy hand?
8. Thy wickedness [may affect] a man as thou [art], and thy righteousness a son of man.
9. By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry; they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty:
10. But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night,
11. Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?
12. There they cry, and he answereth not, because of the pride of evil men.
13. Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14. Although thou sayest thou dost not see him, judgment is before him, therefore wait for him.
15. But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, doth not [Job] know [his] great arrogancy?
16. For Job hath opened his mouth in vanity, and made words abundant without knowledge.

Job 36:1-33
1. And Elihu proceeded and said,
2. Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet words for God.
3. I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator.
4. For truly my words shall be no falsehood: one perfect in knowledge is with thee.
5. Lo, God is mighty, but despiseth not [any]; mighty in strength of understanding:
6. He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted.
7. He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne doth he even set them for ever; and they are exalted.
8. And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction,
9. Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, because they have increased.
10. And he openeth their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
11. If they hearken and serve [him], they shall accomplish their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12. But if they hearken not, they shall pass away by the sword, and expire without knowledge.
13. But the godless in heart heap up anger; they cry not when he bindeth them:
14. Their soul dieth in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
15. But he delivereth the afflicted in his affliction, and openeth their ear in [their] oppression.
16. Even so would he have allured thee out of the jaws of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and the supply of thy table [would be] full of fatness.
17. But thou art full of the judgments of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold [on thee].
18. Because there is wrath, [beware] lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee.
19. Will he esteem thy riches? Not gold, nor all the resources of strength!
20. Desire not the night, when peoples are cut off from their place.
21. Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
22. Lo, God is exalted in his power: who teacheth as he?
23. Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
24. Remember that thou magnify his work, which men celebrate.
25. All men look at it; man beholdeth [it] afar off.
26. Lo, God is great, and we comprehend [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
27. For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth,
28. Which the skies pour down [and] drop upon man abundantly.
29. But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the crashing of his pavilion?
30. Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
31. For with them he judgeth the peoples; he giveth food in abundance.
32. [His] hands he covereth with lightning, and commandeth it where it is to strike.
33. His thundering declareth concerning him; the cattle even, concerning its coming.

Psalms 99:1-9
1. Jehovah reigneth: let the peoples tremble. He sitteth [between the] cherubim: let the earth be moved.
2. Jehovah is great in Zion, and he is high above all the peoples.
3. They shall praise thy great and terrible name, it is holy!
4. And the strength of the king that loveth justice. *Thou* hast established equity: it is thou that executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5. Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at his footstool. He is holy!
6. Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name: they called unto Jehovah, and *he* answered them.
7. He spoke unto them in the pillar of cloud: they kept his testimonies, and the statute that he gave them.
8. Jehovah, our God, *thou* answeredst them: a forgiving God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
9. Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at the hill of his holiness; for holy is Jehovah our God.

Proverbs 23:22-25
22. Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23. Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.
24. The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son] shall have joy of him:
25. let thy father and thy mother have joy, and let her that bore thee rejoice.

1 Corinthians 4:1-21
1. Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of [the] mysteries of God.
2. Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3. But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.
4. For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord.
5. So that do not judge anything before [the] time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have [his] praise from God.
6. Now these things, brethren, I have transferred, in their application, to myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that ye may learn in us the [lesson of] not [letting your thoughts go] above what is written, that ye may not be puffed up one for [such a] one against another.
7. For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest thou as not receiving?
8. Already ye are filled; already ye have been enriched; ye have reigned without us; and I would that ye reigned, that *we* also might reign with you.
9. For I think that God has set us the apostles for the last, as appointed to death. For we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men.
10. *We* [are] fools for Christ's sake, but *ye* prudent in Christ: *we* weak, but *ye* strong: *ye* glorious, but *we* in dishonour.
11. To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are in nakedness, and buffeted, and wander without a home,
12. and labour, working with our own hands. Railed at, we bless; persecuted, we suffer [it];
13. insulted, we entreat: we are become as [the] offscouring of the world, [the] refuse of all, until now.
14. Not [as] chiding do I write these things to you, but as my beloved children I admonish [you].
15. For if ye should have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus *I* have begotten you through the glad tidings.
16. I entreat you therefore, be my imitators.
17. For this reason I have sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved and faithful child in [the] Lord, who shall put you in mind of my ways [as] they [are] in Christ, according as I teach everywhere in every assembly.
18. But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;
19. but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the power.
20. For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power.
21. What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love, and [in] a spirit of meekness?