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BookNum: 18 Chapter: 41 VerseStart: 27 VerseShouldHave: 26

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August 25


Job 41:1-34
1. Whoever might vainly hope to do so need only see him to be overthrown.
2. Is he not relentless when aroused; who then dares stand before him?
3. Who has assailed him and come off safe-- Who under all the heavens?
4. I need hardly mention his limbs, his strength, and the fitness of his armor.
5. Who can strip off his outer garment, or penetrate his double corselet?
6. Who can force open the doors of his mouth, close to his terrible teeth?
7. Rows of scales are on his back, tightly sealed together;
8. They are fitted each so close to the next that no space intervenes;
9. So joined one to another that they hold fast and cannot be parted.
10. When he sneezes, light flashes forth; his eyes are like those of the dawn.
11. Out of his mouth go forth firebrands; sparks of fire leap forth.
12. From his nostrils issues steam, as from a seething pot or bowl.
13. His breath sets coals afire; a flame pours from his mouth.
14. Strength abides in his neck, and terror leaps before him.
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16. His heart is hard as stone; his flesh, as the lower millstone.
17. When he rises up, the mighty are afraid; the waves of the sea fall back.
18. Should the sword reach him, it will not avail; nor will the spear, nor the dart, nor the javelin.
19. He regards iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
20. The arrow will not put him to flight; slingstones used against him are but straws.
21. Clubs he esteems as splinters; he laughs at the crash of the spear.
22. His belly is sharp as pottery fragments; he spreads like a threshing sledge upon the mire.
23. He makes the depths boil like a pot; the sea he churns like perfume in a kettle.
24. Behind him he leaves a shining path; you would think the deep had the hoary head of age.
25. Upon the earth there is not his like, intrepid he was made.
26. All, however lofty, fear him; he is king over all proud beasts.
27. Then Job answered the LORD and said:
28. I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.
29. I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
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31. I had heard of you by word of mouth, but now my eye has seen you.
32. Therefore I disown what I have said, and repent in dust and ashes.
33. And it came to pass after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "I am angry with you and with your two friends; for you have not spoken rightly concerning me, as has my servant Job.
34. Now, therefore, take seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up a holocaust for yourselves; and let my servant Job pray for you; for his prayer I will accept, not to punish you severely. For you have not spoken rightly concerning me, as has my servant Job."

Job 42:1-17
1. Then Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, went and did as the LORD had commanded them. And the LORD accepted the intercession of Job.
2. Also, the LORD restored the prosperity of Job, after he had prayed for his friends; the LORD even gave to Job twice as much as he had before.
3. Then all his brethren and his sisters came to him, and all his former acquaintances, and they dined with him in his house. They condoled with him and comforted him for all the evil which the LORD had brought upon him; and each one gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.
4. Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his earlier ones. For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
5. And he had seven sons and three daughters,
6. of whom he called the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
7. In all the land no other women were as beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brethren.
8. After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; and he saw his children, his grandchildren, and even his great-grandchildren.
9. Then Job died, old and full of years.
10. Whoever slanders another in secret I reduce to silence. Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.
11. I look to the faithful of the land; they alone can be my companions. Those who follow the way of integrity, they alone can enter my service.
12. No one who practices deceit can hold a post in my court. No one who speaks falsely can be among my advisors.
13. Each morning I clear the wicked from the land, and rid the LORD'S city of all evildoers.
14. Look not on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the glass. It goes down smoothly;
15. but in the end it bites like a serpent, or like a poisonous adder.
16. Your eyes behold strange sights, and your heart utters disordered thoughts;
17. You are like one now lying in the depths of the sea, now sprawled at the top of the mast.

Psalms 101:5-8
5. "They struck me, but it pained me not; They beat me, but I felt it not; When shall I awake to seek wine once again?"
6. Now in regard to the matters about which you wrote: "It is a good thing for a man not to touch a woman,"
7. but because of cases of immorality every man should have his own wife, and every woman her own husband.
8. The husband should fulfill his duty toward his wife, and likewise the wife toward her husband.

Proverbs 23:31-35
31. A wife does not have authority over her own body, but rather her husband, and similarly a husband does not have authority over his own body, but rather his wife.
32. Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one another, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
33. This I say by way of concession, however, not as a command.
34. Indeed, I wish everyone to be as I am, but each has a particular gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
35. Now to the unmarried and to widows, I say: it is a good thing for them to remain as they are, as I do,

1 Corinthians 7:1-19
1. but if they cannot exercise self-control they should marry, for it is better to marry than to be on fire.
2. To the married, however, I give this instruction (not I, but the Lord): a wife should not separate from her husband
3. -- and if she does separate she must either remain single or become reconciled to her husband-- and a husband should not divorce his wife.
4. To the rest I say (not the Lord): if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she is willing to go on living with him, he should not divorce her;
5. and if any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he is willing to go on living with her, she should not divorce her husband.
6. For the unbelieving husband is made holy through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy through the brother. Otherwise your children would be unclean, whereas in fact they are holy.
7. If the unbeliever separates, however, let him separate. The brother or sister is not bound in such cases; God has called you to peace.
8. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband; or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
9. Only, everyone should live as the Lord has assigned, just as God called each one. I give this order in all the churches.
10. Was someone called after he had been circumcised? He should not try to undo his circumcision. Was an uncircumcised person called? He should not be circumcised.
11. Circumcision means nothing, and uncircumcision means nothing; what matters is keeping God's commandments.