Bible in one year

August 25

Job 41:1-34
1. "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?
2. Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3. Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words?
4. Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?
5. Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
6. Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7. Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8. Lay your hands on him; remember the battle- you will not do it again!
9. Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him.
10. No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?
11. Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12. "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
13. Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle?
14. Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror.
15. His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.
16. One is so near to another that no air can come between them.
17. They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18. His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
19. Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.
20. Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21. His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
22. In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.
23. The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.
24. His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone.
25. When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.
26. Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
27. He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
28. The arrow cannot make him flee; for him sling stones are turned to stubble.
29. Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
30. His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31. He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32. Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired.
33. On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear.
34. He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride."

Job 42:1-17
1. Then Job answered the LORD and said:
2. "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4. 'Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.'
5. I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;
6. therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
7. After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: "My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
8. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has."
9. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the LORD had told them, and the LORD accepted Job's prayer.
10. And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11. Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.
12. And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
13. He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14. And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.
15. And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
16. And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations.
17. And Job died, an old man, and full of days.

Psalms 101:5-8
5. Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.
6. I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.
7. No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
8. Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Proverbs 23:31-35
31. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.
32. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.
33. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things.
34. You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast.
35. "They struck me," you will say, "but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink."

1 Corinthians 7:1-19
1. Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman."
2. But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
3. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6. Now as a concession, not a command, I say this.
7. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
8. To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.
9. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.
10. To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
11. (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.
12. To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
13. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
14. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15. But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
16. Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?
17. Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
18. Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.
19. For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.