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Bible in one year


August 17


Job 26:1-14
1. Then Job answered:
2. "Bildad, you have been such a great help to this tired, weary man! You have really supported me!
3. You have given such wonderful advice to this foolish man! You have provided so much useful information!
4. Who helped you say these things? Whose spirit inspired you to speak?
5. "The ghosts and their neighbors in the underworld shake with fear.
6. But God can see clearly into that place of death. Death is not hidden from God.
7. God stretched the northern sky over empty space. He hung the earth on nothing.
8. He fills the thick clouds with water. But he does not let its heavy weight break the clouds open.
9. He covers the face of the full moon. He spreads his clouds over it and hides it.
10. He drew the horizon on the ocean, like a circle where light and darkness meet.
11. The foundations that hold up the sky shake with fear when God threatens them.
12. With his own power God calmed the sea. With his wisdom he destroyed Rahab.
13. His breath made the skies clear. His hand destroyed the snake that tried to get away.
14. These are only a few of the amazing things God has done. We hear only a small whisper of God's thundering power."

Psalms 96:11-13
11. Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be happy! Let the sea and everything in it shout for joy!
12. Let the fields and everything in them be happy! Let the trees in the forest sing for joy
13. when they see the Lord coming! He is coming to rule the world. He will rule all the nations of the world with justice and fairness.

Proverbs 23:10-12
10. Never move an old property line, and don't take land that belongs to orphans.
11. The Lord will be against you. He is powerful and protects orphans. — 11 —
12. Listen to your teacher and learn all you can. — 12 —

Romans 15:25-33
25. Now I am going to Jerusalem to help God's people there.
26. Some of them are poor, and the believers in Macedonia and Achaia wanted to help them. So they gathered some money to send them.
27. They were happy to do this. And it was like paying something they owed them, because as non-Jews they have been blessed spiritually by the Jews. So now they should use the material blessings they have to help the Jews.
28. I am going to Jerusalem to make sure the poor get this money that has been given for them. After I finish that, I will leave for Spain and stop to visit you on the way.
29. And I know that when I visit you, I will bring you Christ's full blessing.
30. Brothers and sisters, I beg you to help me in my work by praying to God for me. Do this because of our Lord Jesus and the love that the Spirit gives us.
31. Pray that I will be saved from those in Judea who refuse to accept our message. And pray that this help I am bringing to Jerusalem will please God's people there.
32. Then, if God wants me to, I will come to you. I will come with joy, and together you and I will have a time of rest.
33. The God who gives peace be with you all. Amen.