1 Corinthians 15:1-28 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Resurrection of Christ
15 Now I would remind you, brothers,[a] of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
The Resurrection of the Dead
12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope[b] in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God[c] has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.
Job 8-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
Bildad Speaks: Job Should Repent
8 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:
2 “How long will you say these things,
8 “For inquire, please, of bygone ages,
11 “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh?
20 “Behold, God will not reject a blameless man,
Job Replies: There Is No Arbiter
9 Then Job answered and said:
2 “Truly I know that it is so:
13 “God will not turn back his anger;
25 “My days are swifter than a runner;
Job Continues: A Plea to God
10 “I loathe my life;
18 “Why did you bring me out from the womb?
Zophar Speaks: You Deserve Worse
11 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:
2 “Should a multitude of words go unanswered,
7 “Can you find out the deep things of God?
13 “If you prepare your heart,
Psalm 38 English Standard Version (ESV)
Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord
A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering.
38 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
3 There is no soundness in my flesh
5 My wounds stink and fester
9 O Lord, all my longing is before you;
12 Those who seek my life lay their snares;
13 But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear,
15 But for you, O Lord, do I wait;
17 For I am ready to fall,
21 Do not forsake me, O Lord!
Proverbs 21:28-29 English Standard Version (ESV)
28 A false witness will perish,
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