DAY 251 Job 7-9, Psalm 119:49-56

JOB
7:1
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
7:2
As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
7:3
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
7:4
When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.
7:5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
7:7
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
7:8
The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
7:9
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
7:10
He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
7:11
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
7:12
Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
7:13
When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;
7:14
Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
7:15
So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.
7:16
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
7:17
What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
7:18
And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
7:19
How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
7:20
I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
7:21
And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
8:1
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
8:2
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
8:3
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
8:4
If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
8:5
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
8:6
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
8:7
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
8:8
For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
8:10
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
8:11
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
8:12
Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.
8:13
So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
8:14
Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.
8:15
He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
8:16
He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
8:17
His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.
8:18
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
8:19
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
8:20
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
8:21
Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
8:22
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
9:1
Then Job answered and said,
9:2
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
9:3
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
9:4
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
9:5
Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
9:6
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
9:7
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
9:8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
9:9
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
9:10
Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
9:11
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
9:12
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?
9:13
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.
9:14
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?
9:15
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
9:16
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
9:17
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
9:18
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
9:19
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
9:20
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
9:21
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
9:22
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
9:23
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
9:25
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
9:26
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
9:27
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
9:28
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
9:29
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
9:30
If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
9:31
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
9:32
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
9:33
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
9:34
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
9:35
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.
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PSALMS
119:49
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
119:50
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
119:51
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
119:52
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
119:53
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
119:54
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
119:55
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
119:56
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

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