Job 34-36 New International Version (NIV)
34 Then Elihu said:
2 “Hear my words, you wise men;
5 “Job says, ‘I am innocent,
10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding.
16 “If you have understanding, hear this;
21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;
31 “Suppose someone says to God,
34 “Men of understanding declare,
35 Then Elihu said:
2 “Do you think this is just?
4 “I would like to reply to you
9 “People cry out under a load of oppression;
36 Elihu continued:
2 “Bear with me a little longer and I will show you
5 “God is mighty, but despises no one;
13 “The godless in heart harbor resentment;
16 “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress
22 “God is exalted in his power.
27 “He draws up the drops of water,
2 Corinthians 4:1-12 New International Version (NIV)
Present Weakness and Resurrection Life
4 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Psalm 44:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]
1 We have heard it with our ears, O God;
4 You are my King and my God,
Proverbs 22:10-12 New International Version (NIV)
10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
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