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Bible in one year


August 12


Job 15:1-35
1. Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,
2. "Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge And fill himself with the east wind?
3. "Should he argue with useless talk, Or with words which are not profitable?
4. "Indeed, you do away with reverence And hinder meditation before God.
5. "For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.
6. "Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; And your own lips testify against you.
7. "Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?
8. "Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself?
9. "What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not?
10. "Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father.
11. "Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?
12. "Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash,
13. That you should turn your spirit against God And allow such words to go out of your mouth?
14. "What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15. "Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;
16. How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!
17. "I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;
18. What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,
19. To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.
20. "The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.
21. "Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
22. "He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword.
23. "He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.
24. "Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
25. Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty.
26. "He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield.
27. "For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.
28. "He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.
29. "He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure; And his grain will not bend down to the ground.
30. "He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
31. "Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.
32. "It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green.
33. "He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.
34. "For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.
35. "They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."

Job 16:1-22
1. Then Job answered,
2. "I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.
3. "Is there no limit to windy words? Or what plagues you that you answer?
4. "I too could speak like you, If I were in your place. I could compose words against you And shake my head at you.
5. "I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
6. "If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?
7. "But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.
8. "You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.
9. "His anger has torn me and hunted me down, He has gnashed at me with His teeth; My adversary glares at me.
10. "They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.
11. "God hands me over to ruffians And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.
12. "I was at ease, but He shattered me, And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces; He has also set me up as His target.
13. "His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.
14. "He breaks through me with breach after breach; He runs at me like a warrior.
15. "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin And thrust my horn in the dust.
16. "My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
17. Although there is no violence in my hands, And my prayer is pure.
18. "O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.
19. "Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.
20. "My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.
21. "O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!
22. "For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return.

Psalms 94:20-23
20. Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?
21. They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.
22. But the LORD has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge.
23. He has brought back their wickedness upon them And will destroy them in their evil; The LORD our God will destroy them.

Proverbs 22:28-29
28. Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.
29. Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

Romans 11:19-36
19. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
20. Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;
21. for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
22. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
23. And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
24. For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
25. For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
26. and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."
27. "THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS."
28. From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
29. for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
30. For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
31. so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.
32. For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
33. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
34. For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?
35. Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?
36. For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.