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Date: 8/14/2018

JOB 20
1: Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
2: Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
3: I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.
4: Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
5: That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
6: Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
7: Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
8: He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
9: The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
10: His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
11: His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
12: Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
13: Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
14: Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.
15: He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
16: He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
17: He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
18: That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.
19: Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
20: Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
21: There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
22: In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
23: When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.
24: He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.
25: It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.
26: All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
27: The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.
28: The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
29: This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

JOB 21
1: But Job answered and said,
2: Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
3: Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.
4: As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?
5: Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.
6: Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.
7: Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
8: Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
9: Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
10: Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.
11: They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
12: They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
13: They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
14: Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
15: What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
16: Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
17: How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
18: They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
19: God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.
20: His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
21: For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
22: Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
23: One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
24: His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
25: And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
26: They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
27: Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
28: For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?
29: Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
30: That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
31: Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?
32: Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
33: The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
34: How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2: Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3: Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4: For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6: If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7: But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8: For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9: This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10: For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
11: These things command and teach.
12: Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13: Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14: Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

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