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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I will maintain my innocence(A) and never let go of it;
    my conscience(B) will not reproach me as long as I live.(C)

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let God weigh me(A) in honest scales(B)
    and he will know that I am blameless(C)

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He does not take his eyes off the righteous;(A)
    he enthrones them with kings(B)
    and exalts them forever.(C)

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Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
    and make the righteous secure—(A)
you, the righteous God(B)
    who probes minds and hearts.(C)

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The Lord examines the righteous,(A)
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.(B)

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15 The eyes of the Lord(A) are on the righteous,(B)
    and his ears are attentive(C) to their cry;

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18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,(A)
    and their inheritance will endure forever.(B)

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11 The Lord knows all human plans;(A)
    he knows that they are futile.(B)

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168 I obey your precepts(A) and your statutes,(B)
    for all my ways are known(C) to you.

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    the Lord gives sight(A) to the blind,(B)
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,(C)
    the Lord loves the righteous.(D)

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