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Bible in one year


August 5


Job 1:1-22
1. There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.
2. He had seven sons and three daughters.
3. His estate included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man among all the people of the east.
4. His sons used to have banquets, each at his house in turn. They would send an invitation to their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
5. Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send [for his children] and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job's regular practice.
6. One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
7. The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" "From roaming through the earth," Satan answered Him, "and walking around on it."
8. Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil."
9. Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
10. Haven't You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions are spread out in the land.
11. But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face."
12. "Very well," the LORD told Satan, "everything he owns is in your power. However, you must not lay a hand on Job [himself]." So Satan went out from the Lord's presence.
13. One day when Job's sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,
14. a messenger came to Job and reported: "While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby,
15. the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
16. He was still speaking when another [messenger] came and reported: "A lightning storm struck from heaven. It burned up the sheep and the servants, and devoured them, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
17. That messenger was still speaking when [yet] another came and reported: "The Chaldeans formed three bands, made a raid on the camels, and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
18. He was still speaking when another [messenger] came and reported: "Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house.
19. Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
20. Then Job stood up, tore his robe and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped,
21. saying: Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will leave this life. The LORD gives, and the LORD takes away. Praise the name of the LORD.
22. Throughout all this Job did not sin or blame God for anything.

Job 2:1-13
1. One day the sons of God came again to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before the LORD.
2. The LORD asked Satan, "Where have you come from?" "From roaming through the earth," Satan answered Him, "and walking around on it."
3. Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil. He still retains his integrity, even though you incited Me against him, to destroy him without just cause."
4. "Skin for skin!" Satan answered the LORD. "A man will give up everything he owns in exchange for his life.
5. But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."
6. "Very well," the LORD told Satan, "he is in your power; only spare his life."
7. So Satan left the LORD's presence and infected Job with incurable boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.
8. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.
9. His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"
10. "You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.
11. Now when Job's three friends-- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite-- heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and offer sympathy and comfort to him.
12. When they looked from a distance, they could [barely] recognize him. They wept aloud, and each man tore his robe and threw dust into the air and on his head.
13. Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.

Psalms 91:7-13
7. Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you.
8. You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.
9. Because you have made the Lord-- my refuge, the Most High-- your dwelling place,
10. no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent.
11. For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.
12. They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

Proverbs 22:13-14
13. The slacker says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the streets!"
14. The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the LORD will fall into it.

Romans 7:1-25
1. Since I am speaking to those who understand law, brothers, are you unaware that the law has authority over someone as long as he lives?
2. For example, a married woman is legally bound to her husband while he lives. But if her husband dies, she is released from the law regarding the husband.
3. So then, if she gives herself to another man while her husband is living, she will be called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law. Then, if she gives herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.
4. Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the [crucified] body of the Messiah, so that you may belong to another-- to Him who was raised from the dead-- that we may bear fruit for God.
5. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death.
6. But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.
7. What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, You shall not covet.
8. And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.
9. Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
10. and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me.
11. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.
12. So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.
13. Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin might become sinful beyond measure.
14. For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am made out of flesh, sold into sin's power.
15. For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.
16. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
17. So now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is sin living in me.
18. For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.
19. For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.
20. Now if I do what I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that lives in me.
21. So I discover this principle: when I want to do good, evil is with me.
22. For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God's law.
23. But I see a different law in the parts of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and taking me prisoner to the law of sin in the parts of my body.
24. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
25. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I myself am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh, to the law of sin.