Bible in one year

August 7

Job 5:1-27
1. "Call if you will, but who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2. Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
3. I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4. His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
5. The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
6. For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.
7. Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
8. "But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.
9. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
10. He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside.
11. The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
12. He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
13. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
14. Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
15. He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
17. "Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
18. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
19. From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will befall you.
20. In famine he will ransom you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
21. You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
22. You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth.
23. For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
24. You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing.
25. You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
26. You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season.
27. "We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."

Job 6:1-30
1. Then Job replied:
2. "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!
3. It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas- no wonder my words have been impetuous.
4. The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
5. Does a wild donkey bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?
6. Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?
7. I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.
8. "Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,
9. that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut me off!
10. Then I would still have this consolation- my joy in unrelenting pain- that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.
11. "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
12. Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?
13. Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
14. "A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15. But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
16. when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
17. but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.
18. Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
19. The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.
20. They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.
21. Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.
22. Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,
23. deliver me from the hand of the enemy, ransom me from the clutches of the ruthless'?
24. "Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
25. How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?
26. Do you mean to correct what I say, and treat the words of a despairing man as wind?
27. You would even cast lots for the fatherless and barter away your friend.
28. "But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?
29. Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.
30. Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

Psalms 92:1-7
1. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,
2. to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,
3. to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.
4. For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
5. How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!
6. The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand,
7. that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed.

Proverbs 22:16-16
16. He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich-both come to poverty.

Romans 8:22-39
22. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
24. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?
25. But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
27. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
28. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32. He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33. Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36. As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39. neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.