Job 37-39New Living Translation (NLT)
37 “My heart pounds as I think of this.
6 “He directs the snow to fall on the earth
14 “Pay attention to this, Job.
19 “So teach the rest of us what to say to God.
The Lord Challenges Job
38 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
2 “Who is this that questions my wisdom
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
8 “Who kept the sea inside its boundaries
12 “Have you ever commanded the morning to appear
16 “Have you explored the springs from which the seas come?
19 “Where does light come from,
22 “Have you visited the storehouses of the snow
25 “Who created a channel for the torrents of rain?
28 “Does the rain have a father?
31 “Can you direct the movement of the stars—
34 “Can you shout to the clouds
39 “Can you stalk prey for a lioness
The Lord’s Challenge Continues
39 “Do you know when the wild goats give birth?
5 “Who gives the wild donkey its freedom?
9 “Will the wild ox consent to being tamed?
13 “The ostrich flaps her wings grandly,
19 “Have you given the horse its strength
26 “Is it your wisdom that makes the hawk soar
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10New Living Translation (NLT)
13 But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”[a] 14 We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus,[b] will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[c] being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[d] 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. 7 For we live by believing and not by seeing. 8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. 10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
Psalm 44:9-26New Living Translation (NLT)
9 But now you have tossed us aside in dishonor.
17 All this has happened though we have not forgotten you.
23 Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep?
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