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Date: 8/12/2017


JOB 16
1: Then Job answered and said,
2: I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
3: Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
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.
5: But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
6: Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
7: But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.
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.
9: He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
10: They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
11: God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
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.
13: His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
14: He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
15: I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
16: My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
17: Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
18: O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.
19: Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
20: My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
21: O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!
22: When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.


JOB 17
1: My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
2: Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
3: Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?
4: For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.
5: He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
6: He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
7: Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
8: Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
9: The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
10: But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
11: My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
12: They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness.
13: If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
14: I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
15: And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
16: They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.


PSALM 69
1: Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2: I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3: I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4: They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
5: O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
6: Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7: Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
8: I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
9: For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
10: When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11: I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
12: They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
13: But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
14: Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15: Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16: Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
17: And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18: Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
19: Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
20: Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21: They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22: Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
23: Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
24: Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.
25: Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
26: For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
27: Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.
28: Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
29: But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
30: I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31: This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
32: The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
33: For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
34: Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
35: For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
36: The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.


PSALM 70
1: MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD.
2: Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3: Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
4: Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5: But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.


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