DAY 258 Job 28-30, Psalm 119:105-112

JOB
28:1
Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
28:2
Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
28:3
He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
28:4
The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
28:5
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
28:6
The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
28:7
There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
28:8
The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
28:9
He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
28:10
He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
28:11
He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
28:12
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
28:13
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
28:14
The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
28:15
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
28:16
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
28:17
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
28:18
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
28:19
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
28:20
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
28:21
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
28:22
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
28:23
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
28:24
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
28:25
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
28:26
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
28:27
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
29:1
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
29:2
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
29:3
When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
29:4
As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;
29:5
When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
29:6
When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
29:7
When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!
29:8
The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
29:9
The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
29:10
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
29:11
When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:
29:12
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
29:13
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
29:15
I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
29:16
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
29:17
And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
29:18
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
29:19
My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
29:20
My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:21
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
29:22
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
29:23
And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain.
29:24
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
29:25
I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
30:1
But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
30:2
Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
30:3
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
30:4
Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
30:5
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
30:6
To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
30:7
Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
30:8
They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
30:9
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
30:10
They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
30:11
Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
30:12
Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
30:13
They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
30:14
They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
30:15
Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
30:16
And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
30:17
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
30:18
By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
30:19
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
30:20
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
30:21
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
30:22
Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
30:23
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
30:24
Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
30:25
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
30:26
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
30:27
My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
30:28
I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
30:29
I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
30:30
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
30:31
My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
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PSALMS
119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
119:106
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
119:107
I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
119:108
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
119:109
My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
119:110
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
119:111
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:112
I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

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