52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --
- Who doth make me as [in] months past, As [in] the days of God's preserving me?
- In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk [through] darkness.
- As I have been in days of my maturity, And the counsel of God upon my tent.
- When yet the Mighty One [is] with me. Round about me -- my young ones,
- When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock [is] with me rivulets of oil.
- When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
- Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen -- they stood up.
- Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
- The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath cleaved.
- For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth [to] me.
- For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.
- The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to sing.
- Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice.
- Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame [am] I.
- A father I [am] to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.
- And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey.
- And I say, `With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'
- My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch.
- My honour [is] fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed.
- To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.
- After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
- And they wait as [for] rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide [As] for the latter rain.
- I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to fall.
- I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners he doth comfort.
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- And now, laughed at me, Have the younger in days than I, Whose fathers I have loathed to set With the dogs of my flock.
- Also -- the power of their hands, why [is it] to me? On them hath old age perished.
- With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,
- Those cropping mallows near a shrub, And broom-roots [is] their food.
- From the midst they are cast out, (They shout against them as a thief),
- In a frightful place of valleys to dwell, Holes of earth and clefts.
- Among shrubs they do groan, Under nettles they are gathered together.
- Sons of folly -- even sons without name, They have been smitten from the land.
- And now, their song I have been, And I am to them for a byword.
- They have abominated me, They have kept far from me, And from before me have not spared to spit.
- Because His cord He loosed and afflicteth me, And the bridle from before me, They have cast away.
- On the right hand doth a brood arise, My feet they have cast away, And they raise up against me, Their paths of calamity.
- They have broken down my path, By my calamity they profit, `He hath no helper.'
- As a wide breach they come, Under the desolation have rolled themselves.
- He hath turned against me terrors, It pursueth as the wind mine abundance, And as a thick cloud, Hath my safety passed away.
- And now, in me my soul poureth itself out, Seize me do days of affliction.
- At night my bone hath been pierced in me, And mine eyelids do not lie down.
- By the abundance of power, Is my clothing changed, As the mouth of my coat it doth gird me.
- Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.
- I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me.
- Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppresest me.
- Thou dost lift me up, On the wind Thou dost cause me to ride, And Thou meltest -- Thou levellest me.
- For I have known To death Thou dost bring me back, And [to] the house appointed for all living.
- Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety.
- Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy.
- When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.
- My bowels have boiled, and have not ceased, Gone before me have days of affliction.
- Mourning I have gone without the sun, I have risen, in an assembly I cry.
- A brother I have been to dragons, And a companion to daughters of the ostrich.
- My skin hath been black upon me, And my bone hath burned from heat,
- And my harp doth become mourning, And my organ the sound of weeping.
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