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Date: 8/19/2018

JOB 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.
2: Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
3: For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
4: Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
5: They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
6: To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
7: Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
8: They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
9: And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
10: They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
11: Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
12: Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
13: They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
14: They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
15: Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
16: And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
17: My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
18: By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
19: He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
20: I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
21: Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
22: Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
23: For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
24: Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
25: Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
26: When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
27: My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
28: I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
29: I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
30: My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
31: My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

JOB 31
1: I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
2: For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
3: Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
4: Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
5: If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
6: Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.
7: If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
8: Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.
9: If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;
10: Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
11: For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
12: For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
13: If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
14: What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
15: Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
16: If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
17: Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
18: (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
19: If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
20: If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
21: If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
22: Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
23: For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
24: If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;
25: If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
26: If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
27: And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
28: This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
29: If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
30: Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31: If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
32: The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
33: If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
34: Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
35: Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
36: Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
37: I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
38: If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
39: If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
40: Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.

1: In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2: Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3: Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4: Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5: For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
6: By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7: I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8: Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
9: Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10: For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11: Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12: O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13: Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
14: But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15: My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16: I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
17: O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
18: Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
19: Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
20: Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21: Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22: I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23: My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24: My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

1: Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
2: He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3: The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4: He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5: They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6: He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7: In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8: He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9: They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10: The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11: Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12: For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13: He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14: He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15: And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16: There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17: His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18: Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
19: And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
20: The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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