Job 17-1921st Century King James Version (KJ21)
17 “My spirit is spent, my days are extinct, the grave is ready for me.
2 Are there not mockers with me? And doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?
3 “Lay it down now, give me a surety with Thee. Who is he that will strike hands with me?
4 For Thou hast hid their heart from understanding; therefore shalt Thou not exalt them.
5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
6 “He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a drum to beat on.
7 Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
8 Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
9 The righteous also shall hold to his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
10 “But as for you all, do ye return and come now, for I cannot find one wise man among you.
11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
12 They change the night into day; the light is short because of darkness.
13 If I wait, the grave is mine house; I have made my bed in the darkness.
14 I have said to corruption, ‘Thou art my father’; to the worm, ‘Thou art my mother and my sister.’
15 And where is now my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it?
16 It shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.”
18 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite and said:
2 “How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? Mark, and afterwards we will speak.
3 Why are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
4 He teareth himself in his anger. Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? And shall the rock be removed out of his place?
5 “Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.
9 The trap shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
12 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
13 It shall devour the strength of his skin; even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his; brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
19 He shall neither have son nor descendant among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20 They that come after him shall be dismayed at his day, as they that went before were frightened.
21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.”
19 Then Job answered and said:
2 “How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?
3 These ten times have ye reproached me; ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.
4 And if it be indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.
5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach,
6 know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with His net.
7 “Behold, I cry out because of wrong, but I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
8 He hath fenced up my way, that I cannot pass, and He hath set darkness in my paths.
9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone; and mine hope hath He removed like a tree.
11 He hath also kindled His wrath against me, and He counteth me unto Him as one of His enemies.
12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.
13 “He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintances are verily estranged from me.
14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me as a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.
16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.
17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the sake of the children of my own body.
18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spoke against me.
19 All my intimate friends abhorred me, and they whom I loved are turned against me.
20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.
21 “Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends, for the hand of God hath touched me!
22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
23 Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book,
24 that they were graven with an iron pen and lead, in the rock for ever!
25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
26 and though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.
28 “But should ye say, ‘Why persecute we him?’—seeing the root of the matter is found in me.
29 Be ye afraid of the sword; for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.”
Acts 10:1-2321st Century King James Version (KJ21)
10 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian Band,
2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people and prayed to God always.
3 He saw in a vision clearly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him and saying unto him, “Cornelius!”
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid and said, “What is it, lord?” And he said unto him, “Thy prayers and thine alms have risen up as a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter.
6 He lodgeth with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside; he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.”
7 And when the angel who spoke unto Cornelius had departed, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from those who waited on him continually.
8 And when he had related all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour.
10 And he became very hungry and would have eaten; but while they were making ready he fell into a trance,
11 and saw heaven opened and a certain vessel descending unto him as though it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners and let down to the earth,
12 wherein were all kinds of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts and creeping things and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.”
15 And the voice spoke unto him again the second time, “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.”
16 This was done thrice, and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
17 Now while Peter wondered to himself what this vision which he had seen could mean, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house and stood before the gate,
18 and called and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, was lodged there.
19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, “Behold, three men seek thee.
20 Arise therefore, and get thee down and go with them, doubting nothing, for I have sent them.”
21 Then Peter went down to the men who were sent unto him from Cornelius and said, “Behold, I am he whom ye seek. What is the cause for which ye have come?”
22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man and one who feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for thee into his house and to hear words from thee.”
23 Then Peter called them in and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.