Biblia za jeden rok

Augusta 20

Job 31:1-40
1. "I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?
2. "And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
3. "Is it not calamity to the unjust And disaster to those who work iniquity?
4. "Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?
5. "If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,
6. Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.
7. "If my step has turned from the way, Or my heart followed my eyes, Or if any spot has stuck to my hands,
8. Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.
9. "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor's doorway,
10. May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.
11. "For that would be a lustful crime; Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.
12. "For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.
13. "If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me,
14. What then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
15. "Did not He who made me in the womb make him, And the same one fashion us in the womb?
16. "If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
17. Or have eaten my morsel alone, And the orphan has not shared it
18. (But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, And from infancy I guided her),
19. If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, Or that the needy had no covering,
20. If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
21. If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,
22. Let my shoulder fall from the socket, And my arm be broken off at the elbow.
23. "For calamity from God is a terror to me, And because of His majesty I can do nothing.
24. "If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,
25. If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;
26. If I have looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,
27. And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
28. That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.
29. "Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
30. "No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.
31. "Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat'?
32. "The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
33. "Have I covered my transgressions like Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
34. Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, And kept silent and did not go out of doors?
35. "Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written,
36. Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.
37. "I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
38. "If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;
39. If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,
40. Let briars grow instead of wheat, And stinkweed instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.

Job 32:1-22
1. Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2. But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.
3. And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
4. Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.
5. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
6. So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, "I am young in years and you are old; Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.
7. "I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.
8. "But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
9. "The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.
10. "So I say, 'Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.'
11. "Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.
12. "I even paid close attention to you; Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job, Not one of you who answered his words.
13. "Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; God will rout him, not man.'
14. "For he has not arranged his words against me, Nor will I reply to him with your arguments.
15. "They are dismayed, they no longer answer; Words have failed them.
16. "Shall I wait, because they do not speak, Because they stop and no longer answer?
17. "I too will answer my share, I also will tell my opinion.
18. "For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.
19. "Behold, my belly is like unvented wine, Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
20. "Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.
21. "Let me now be partial to no one, Nor flatter any man.
22. "For I do not know how to flatter, Else my Maker would soon take me away.

Psalms 98:1-3
1. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.
2. The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Proverbs 23:17-18
17. Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
18. Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

1 Corinthians 2:1-16
1. And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
2. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
3. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,
4. and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
5. so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
6. Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
7. but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
8. the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
10. For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
11. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
13. which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
14. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
15. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
16. For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.