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Bible in one year


August 24


Job 39:1-30
1. Do you know about the birth of the mountain goats, watch for the birth pangs of the hinds,
2. Number the months that they must fulfill, and fix the time of their bringing forth?
3. They crouch down and bear their young; they deliver their progeny in the desert.
4. When their offspring thrive and grow, they leave and do not return.
5. Who has given the wild ass his freedom, and who has loosed him from bonds?
6. I have made the wilderness his home and the salt flats his dwelling.
7. He scoffs at the uproar of the city, and hears no shouts of a driver.
8. He ranges the mountains for pasture, and seeks out every patch of green.
9. Will the wild ox consent to serve you, and to pass the nights by your manger?
10. Will a rope bind him in the furrow, and will he harrow the valleys after you?
11. Will you trust him for his great strength and leave to him the fruits of your toil?
12. Can you rely on him to thresh out your grain and gather in the yield of your threshing floor?
13. The wings of the ostrich beat idly; her plumage is lacking in pinions.
14. When she leaves her eggs on the ground and deposits them in the sand,
15. Unmindful that a foot may crush them, that the wild beasts may trample them,
16. She cruelly disowns her young and ruthlessly makes nought of her brood;
17. For God has withheld wisdom from her and has given her no share in understanding.
18. Yet in her swiftness of foot she makes sport of the horse and his rider.
19. Do you give the horse his strength, and endow his neck with splendor?
20. Do you make the steed to quiver while his thunderous snorting spreads terror?
21. He jubilantly paws the plain and rushes in his might against the weapons.
22. He laughs at fear and cannot be deterred; he turns not back from the sword.
23. Around him rattles the quiver, flashes the spear and the javelin.
24. Frenzied and trembling he devours the ground; he holds not back at the sound of the trumpet,
25. but at each blast he cries, "Aha!" Even from afar he scents the battle, the roar of the chiefs and the shouting.
26. Is it by your discernment that the hawk soars, that he spreads his wings toward the south?
27. Does the eagle fly up at your command to build his nest aloft?
28. On the cliff he dwells and spends the night, on the spur of the cliff or the fortress.
29. From thence he watches for his prey; his eyes behold it afar off.
30. His young ones greedily drink blood; where the slain are, there is he.

Job 40:1-24
1. The LORD then said to Job:
2. Will we have arguing with the Almighty by the critic? Let him who would correct God give answer!
3. Then Job answered the LORD and said:
4. Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5. Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again; though twice, I will do so no more.
6. Then the LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:
7. Gird up your loins now, like a man. I will question you, and you tell me the answers!
8. Would you refuse to acknowledge my right? Would you condemn me that you may be justified?
9. Have you an arm like that of God, or can you thunder with a voice like his?
10. Adorn yourself with grandeur and majesty, and array yourself with glory and splendor.
11. Let loose the fury of your wrath;
12. tear down the wicked and shatter them. Bring down the haughty with a glance;
13. bury them in the dust together; in the hidden world imprison them.
14. Then will I too acknowledge that your own right hand can save you.
15. See, besides you I made Behemoth, that feeds on grass like an ox.
16. Behold the strength in his loins, and his vigor in the sinews of his belly.
17. He carries his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are like cables.
18. His bones are like tubes of bronze; his frame is like iron rods.
19. He came at the beginning of God's ways, and was made the taskmaster of his fellows;
20. For the produce of the mountains is brought to him, and of all wild animals he makes sport.
21. Under the lotus trees he lies, in coverts of the reedy swamp.
22. The lotus trees cover him with their shade; all about him are the poplars on the bank.
23. If the river grows violent, he is not disturbed; he is tranquil though the torrent surges about his mouth.
24. Who can capture him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a trap?

Psalms 101:1-4
1. A psalm of David. I I sing of love and justice; to you, LORD, I sing praise.
2. I follow the way of integrity; when will you come to me? I act with integrity of heart within my royal court.
3. I do not allow into my presence anyone who speaks perversely. Whoever acts shamefully I hate; no such person can be my friend.
4. I shun the devious of heart; the wicked I do not tolerate.

Proverbs 23:29-30
29. Who scream? Who shriek? Who have strife? Who have anxiety? Who have wounds for nothing? Who have black eyes?
30. Those who linger long over wine, those who engage in trials of blended wine.

1 Corinthians 6:1-20
1. How can any one of you with a case against another dare to bring it to the unjust for judgment instead of to the holy ones?
2. Do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? If the world is to be judged by you, are you unqualified for the lowest law courts?
3. Do you not know that we will judge angels? Then why not everyday matters?
4. If, therefore, you have courts for everyday matters, do you seat as judges people of no standing in the church?
5. I say this to shame you. Can it be that there is not one among you wise enough to be able to settle a case between brothers?
6. But rather brother goes to court against brother, and that before unbelievers?
7. Now indeed (then) it is, in any case, a failure on your part that you have lawsuits against one another. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated?
8. Instead, you inflict injustice and cheat, and this to brothers.
9. Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor practicing homosexuals
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. That is what some of you used to be; but now you have had yourselves washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
12. "Everything is lawful for me," but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is lawful for me," but I will not let myself be dominated by anything.
13. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food," but God will do away with both the one and the other. The body, however, is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body;
14. God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power.
15. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take Christ's members and make them the members of a prostitute? Of course not!
16. (Or) do you not know that anyone who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For "the two," it says, "will become one flesh."
17. But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
18. Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body.
19. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
20. For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.