DAY 250 Job 4-6, Psalm 119:41-48

JOB
4:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
4:2
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
4:3
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
4:4
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
4:5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
4:6
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?
4:7
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
4:8
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
4:9
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
4:10
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
4:11
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
4:12
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
4:14
Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
4:15
Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
4:16
It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,
4:17
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
4:18
Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
4:19
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
4:20
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.
4:21
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
5:1
Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?
5:2
For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
5:3
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
5:4
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
5:6
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;
5:7
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
5:8
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
5:9
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
5:10
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
5:11
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
5:12
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
5:13
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
5:14
They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
5:15
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
5:16
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
5:17
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
5:18
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
5:19
He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
5:20
In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
5:21
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
5:22
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
5:23
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
5:24
And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
5:25
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
5:26
Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
5:27
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
6:1
But Job answered and said,
6:2
Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
6:3
For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
6:5
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?
6:6
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
6:7
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
6:8
Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
6:9
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
6:10
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
6:11
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
6:12
Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?
6:13
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
6:14
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
6:15
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
6:16
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:
6:17
What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
6:18
The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish.
6:19
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.
6:20
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
6:21
For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.
6:22
Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance?
6:23
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
6:24
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
6:25
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
6:26
Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?
6:27
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
6:28
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
6:29
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.
6:30
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
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PSALMS
119:41
Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
119:42
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
119:43
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
119:44
So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
119:45
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
119:46
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
119:47
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
119:48
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

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