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Bible in one year


August 25


Job 41:1-34
1. "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down its tongue with a cord?
2. Can you put a rope in its nose, or pierce its jaw with a hook?
3. Will it make many supplications to you? Will it speak soft words to you?
4. Will it make a covenant with you to be taken as your servant forever?
5. Will you play with it as with a bird, or will you put it on leash for your girls?
6. Will traders bargain over it? Will they divide it up among the merchants?
7. Can you fill its skin with harpoons, or its head with fishing spears?
8. Lay hands on it; think of the battle; you will not do it again!
9. Any hope of capturing it will be disappointed; were not even the gods overwhelmed at the sight of it?
10. No one is so fierce as to dare to stir it up. Who can stand before it?
11. Who can confront it and be safe?-- under the whole heaven, who?
12. "I will not keep silence concerning its limbs, or its mighty strength, or its splendid frame.
13. Who can strip off its outer garment? Who can penetrate its double coat of mail?
14. Who can open the doors of its face? There is terror all around its teeth.
15. Its back is made of shields in rows, shut up closely as with a seal.
16. One is so near to another that no air can come between them.
17. They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18. Its sneezes flash forth light, and its eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
19. From its mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap out.
20. Out of its nostrils comes smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21. Its breath kindles coals, and a flame comes out of its mouth.
22. In its neck abides strength, and terror dances before it.
23. The folds of its flesh cling together; it is firmly cast and immovable.
24. Its heart is as hard as stone, as hard as the lower millstone.
25. When it raises itself up the gods are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.
26. Though the sword reaches it, it does not avail, nor does the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
27. It counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.
28. The arrow cannot make it flee; slingstones, for it, are turned to chaff.
29. Clubs are counted as chaff; it laughs at the rattle of javelins.
30. Its underparts are like sharp potsherds; it spreads itself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31. It makes the deep boil like a pot; it makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32. It leaves a shining wake behind it; one would think the deep to be white-haired.
33. On earth it has no equal, a creature without fear.
34. It surveys everything that is lofty; it is king over all that are proud."

Job 42:1-17
1. Then Job answered the LORD:
2. "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4. 'Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.'
5. I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;
6. therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
7. After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
8. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has done."
9. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the LORD had told them; and the LORD accepted Job's prayer.
10. And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.
12. The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys.
13. He also had seven sons and three daughters.
14. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
15. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children's children, four generations.
17. And Job died, old and full of days.

Psalms 101:5-8
5. One who secretly slanders a neighbor I will destroy. A haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not tolerate.
6. I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, so that they may live with me; whoever walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.
7. No one who practices deceit shall remain in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue in my presence.
8. Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all evildoers from the city of the LORD.

Proverbs 23:31-35
31. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.
32. At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder.
33. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind utter perverse things.
34. You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast.
35. "They struck me," you will say, "but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."

1 Corinthians 7:1-19
1. Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: "It is well for a man not to touch a woman."
2. But because of cases of sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
3. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5. Do not deprive one another except perhaps by agreement for a set time, to devote yourselves to prayer, and then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6. This I say by way of concession, not of command.
7. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has a particular gift from God, one having one kind and another a different kind.
8. To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain unmarried as I am.
9. But if they are not practicing self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.
10. To the married I give this command-- not I but the Lord-- that the wife should not separate from her husband
11. (but if she does separate, let her remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.
12. To the rest I say-- I and not the Lord-- that if any believer has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
13. And if any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
14. For the unbelieving husband is made holy through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy through her husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15. But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so; in such a case the brother or sister is not bound. It is to peace that God has called you.
16. Wife, for all you know, you might save your husband. Husband, for all you know, you might save your wife.
17. However that may be, let each of you lead the life that the Lord has assigned, to which God called you. This is my rule in all the churches.
18. Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision.
19. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but obeying the commandments of God is everything.