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Bible in one year


August 10


Job 11:1-20
1. Then Zophar the Naamathite answered:
2. "Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and should one full of talk be vindicated?
3. Should your babble put others to silence, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?
4. For you say, 'My conduct is pure, and I am clean in God's sight.'
5. But oh, that God would speak, and open his lips to you,
6. and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For wisdom is many-sided. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.
7. "Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?
8. It is higher than heaven-- what can you do? Deeper than Sheol-- what can you know?
9. Its measure is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
10. If he passes through, and imprisons, and assembles for judgment, who can hinder him?
11. For he knows those who are worthless; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?
12. But a stupid person will get understanding, when a wild ass is born human.
13. "If you direct your heart rightly, you will stretch out your hands toward him.
14. If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and do not let wickedness reside in your tents.
15. Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure, and will not fear.
16. You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away.
17. And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.
18. And you will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety.
19. You will lie down, and no one will make you afraid; many will entreat your favor.
20. But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last."

Job 12:1-25
1. Then Job answered:
2. "No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
3. But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?
4. I am a laughingstock to my friends; I, who called upon God and he answered me, a just and blameless man, I am a laughingstock.
5. Those at ease have contempt for misfortune, but it is ready for those whose feet are unstable.
6. The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hands.
7. "But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
8. ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
9. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
10. In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.
11. Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?
12. Is wisdom with the aged, and understanding in length of days?
13. "With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding.
14. If he tears down, no one can rebuild; if he shuts someone in, no one can open up.
15. If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
16. With him are strength and wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17. He leads counselors away stripped, and makes fools of judges.
18. He looses the sash of kings, and binds a waistcloth on their loins.
19. He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
20. He deprives of speech those who are trusted, and takes away the discernment of the elders.
21. He pours contempt on princes, and looses the belt of the strong.
22. He uncovers the deeps out of darkness, and brings deep darkness to light.
23. He makes nations great, then destroys them; he enlarges nations, then leads them away.
24. He strips understanding from the leaders of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
25. They grope in the dark without light; he makes them stagger like a drunkard.

Psalms 94:1-11
1. O LORD, you God of vengeance, you God of vengeance, shine forth!
2. Rise up, O judge of the earth; give to the proud what they deserve!
3. O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
4. They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.
5. They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
6. They kill the widow and the stranger, they murder the orphan,
7. and they say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive."
8. Understand, O dullest of the people; fools, when will you be wise?
9. He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?
10. He who disciplines the nations, he who teaches knowledge to humankind, does he not chastise?
11. The LORD knows our thoughts, that they are but an empty breath.

Proverbs 22:24-25
24. Make no friends with those given to anger, and do not associate with hotheads,
25. or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Romans 10:1-21
1. Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
2. I can testify that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened.
3. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted to God's righteousness.
4. For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5. Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that "the person who does these things will live by them."
6. But the righteousness that comes from faith says, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down)
7. "or 'Who will descend into the abyss?'" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8. But what does it say? "The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
9. because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
11. The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame."
12. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him.
13. For, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
14. But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him?
15. And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
16. But not all have obeyed the good news; for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17. So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
18. But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world."
19. Again I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says, "I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a foolish nation I will make you angry."
20. Then Isaiah is so bold as to say, "I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me."
21. But of Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."