Job 25-28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Bildad Speaks: How Can a Mortal Be Righteous Before God?
25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:
2 “Dominion and fear are with God;[a]
Job Replies: God’s Majesty Is Unsearchable
26 Then Job answered:
2 “How you have helped one who has no power!
Job Maintains His Integrity
27 Job again took up his discourse and said:
2 “As God lives, who has taken away my right,
7 “May my enemy be like the wicked,
13 “This is the portion of the wicked with God,
Interlude: Where Wisdom Is Found
28 “Surely there is a mine for silver,
7 “That path no bird of prey knows,
9 “They put their hand to the flinty rock,
12 “But where shall wisdom be found?
20 “Where then does wisdom come from?
23 “God understands the way to it,
Wisdom 10:1-12 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Work of Wisdom from Adam to Moses
10 Wisdom[a] protected the first-formed father of the world, when he alone had been created;
5 Wisdom[b] also, when the nations in wicked agreement had been put to confusion,
6 Wisdom[c] rescued a righteous man when the ungodly were perishing;
9 Wisdom rescued from troubles those who served her.
Luke 22:24-46 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Dispute about Greatness
24 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
28 “You are those who have stood by me in my trials; 29 and I confer on you, just as my Father has conferred on me, a kingdom, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
31 “Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded[a] to sift all of you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” 33 And he said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death!” 34 Jesus[b] said, “I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day, until you have denied three times that you know me.”
Purse, Bag, and Sword
35 He said to them, “When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “No, not a thing.” 36 He said to them, “But now, the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you, this scripture must be fulfilled in me, ‘And he was counted among the lawless’; and indeed what is written about me is being fulfilled.” 38 They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” He replied, “It is enough.”
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
39 He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 40 When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.”[c] 41 Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” [[43 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. 44 In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.]][d] 45 When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.”[e]