DAY 254 Job 16-18, Psalm 119:73-80

JOB
16:1
Then Job answered and said,
16:2
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
16:3
Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
16:4
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
16:5
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
16:6
Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
16:7
But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
16:8
And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
16:9
He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
16:10
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
16:11
God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
16:12
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
16:13
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
16:14
He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
16:15
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
16:16
My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
16:17
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
16:18
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
16:19
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
16:20
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
16:21
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
16:22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
17:1
My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
17:2
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
17:3
Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
17:4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
17:5
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
17:6
He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
17:7
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
17:8
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
17:9
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
17:10
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
17:11
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
17:12
They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
17:13
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
17:15
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
17:16
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
18:1
Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
18:2
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.
18:3
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
18:4
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
18:5
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
18:6
The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
18:7
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
18:8
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
18:9
The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
18:10
The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
18:11
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
18:12
His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
18:13
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
18:14
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
18:15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
18:16
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
18:17
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
18:18
He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
18:20
They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
18:21
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
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PSALMS
119:73
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
119:74
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
119:75
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
119:76
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
119:77
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
119:78
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
119:79
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

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