19 For I have chosen him(A), so that he will direct his children(B) and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord(C) by doing what is right and just,(D) so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”(E)

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18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:(A)

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21 But select capable men(A) from all the people—men who fear(B) God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain(C)—and appoint them as officials(D) over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

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22 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
    as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,(A)
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

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Prologue

In the land of Uz(A) there lived a man whose name was Job.(B) This man was blameless(C) and upright;(D) he feared God(E) and shunned evil.(F)

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24 Therefore, people revere him,(A)
    for does he not have regard for all the wise(B) in heart?[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Job 37:24 Or for he does not have regard for any who think they are wise.

13 To fear the Lord(A) is to hate evil;(B)
    I hate(C) pride and arrogance,
    evil behavior and perverse speech.

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21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?(A) 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together,(B) and his faith was made complete by what he did.(C)

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