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Bible in one year


August 18


Job 27:1-23
1. And Job again took up his discourse, and said:
2. "As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
3. as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,
4. my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.
5. Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
6. I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
7. "Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
8. For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?
9. Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?
10. Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
11. I will teach you concerning the hand of God; what is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
12. Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
13. "This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty:
14. If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword, and his descendants have not enough bread.
15. Those who survive him the pestilence buries, and his widows do not weep.
16. Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay,
17. he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.
18. He builds his house like a moth's, like a booth that a watchman makes.
19. He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.
20. Terrors overtake him like a flood; in the night a whirlwind carries him off.
21. The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
22. It hurls at him without pity; he flees from its power in headlong flight.
23. It claps its hands at him and hisses at him from its place.

Job 28:1-28
1. "Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold that they refine.
2. Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted from the ore.
3. Man puts an end to darkness and searches out to the farthest limit the ore in gloom and deep darkness.
4. He opens shafts in a valley away from where anyone lives; they are forgotten by travelers; they hang in the air, far away from mankind; they swing to and fro.
5. As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire.
6. Its stones are the place of sapphires, and it has dust of gold.
7. "That path no bird of prey knows, and the falcon's eye has not seen it.
8. The proud beasts have not trodden it; the lion has not passed over it.
9. "Man puts his hand to the flinty rock and overturns mountains by the roots.
10. He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eye sees every precious thing.
11. He dams up the streams so that they do not trickle, and the thing that is hidden he brings out to light.
12. "But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
13. Man does not know its worth, and it is not found in the land of the living.
14. The deep says, 'It is not in me,' and the sea says, 'It is not with me.'
15. It cannot be bought for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price.
16. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.
17. Gold and glass cannot equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
18. No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above, pearls.
19. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.
20. "From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?
21. It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air.
22. Abaddon and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'
23. "God understands the way to it, and he knows its place.
24. For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
25. When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure,
26. when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder,
27. then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out.
28. And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

Psalms 97:1-6
1. The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
2. Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3. Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around.
4. His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.

Proverbs 23:13-14
13. Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
14. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Romans 16:1-27
1. I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae,
2. that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.
3. Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
4. who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.
5. Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.
6. Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.
7. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me.
8. Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.
9. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.
10. Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus.
11. Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of Narcissus.
12. Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
13. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.
14. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them.
15. Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
16. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
17. I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
18. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
19. For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.
20. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21. Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
22. I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23. Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.
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25. Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
26. but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith-
27. to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.