52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
- Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
- Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
- Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
- For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
- Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
- Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
- Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
- What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
- With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
- Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
- Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
- That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
- What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
- Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
- How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
- I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
- Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
- Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
- The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
- A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
- He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
- He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
- Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
- For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
- He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
- Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
- And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
- He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
- 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.
- Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
- It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
- He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
- For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
- They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
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- Then Job answered and said,
- I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
- Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
- 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.
- But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
- Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
- But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
- 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.
- He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
- They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
- God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
- 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.
- His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
- He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
- I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
- My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
- O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
- Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
- My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
- O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
- When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
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