DAY 253 Job 13-15, Psalm 119:65-72

JOB
13:1
Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.
13:2
What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.
13:3
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
13:4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
13:5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
13:6
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
13:7
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
13:8
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?
13:9
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
13:10
He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.
13:11
Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?
13:12
Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
13:13
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
13:14
Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
13:16
He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
13:17
Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
13:18
Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
13:19
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
13:20
Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.
13:21
Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
13:22
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
13:23
How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
13:24
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
13:25
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
13:26
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
13:27
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.
13:28
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
14:1
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
14:2
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
14:3
And doth thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
14:4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
14:5
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
14:6
Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
14:7
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
14:8
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
14:9
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
14:10
But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
14:11
As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
14:12
So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
14:13
O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14:14
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
14:15
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
14:16
For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
14:17
My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
14:18
And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
14:19
The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
14:20
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
14:21
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
14:22
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
15:1
Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
15:2
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
15:3
Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
15:4
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
15:5
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
15:6
Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
15:7
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
15:8
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
15:9
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
15:10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
15:11
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
15:12
Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
15:13
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
15:14
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15:15
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
15:16
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
15:17
I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
15:18
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
15:19
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
15:20
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
15:21
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
15:22
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
15:23
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
15:24
Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
15:25
For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
15:26
He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
15:27
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
15:28
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
15:29
He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
15:30
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
15:31
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
15:32
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
15:33
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
15:34
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
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PSALMS
119:65
Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
119:66
Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
119:67
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
119:68
Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
119:69
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
119:70
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
119:71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
119:72
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

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