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Job 28-29

Interlude: Where Wisdom Is Found

28 There is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is refined.(A)
Iron is taken from the earth,
and copper is smelted from ore.(B)
Mortals put an end to the darkness;(C)
they search out the farthest recesses
for ore in the blackest darkness.(D)
Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft,(E)
in places untouched by human feet;
far from other people they dangle and sway.
The earth, from which food comes,(F)
is transformed below as by fire;
lapis lazuli(G) comes from its rocks,
and its dust contains nuggets of gold.(H)
No bird of prey knows that hidden path,
no falcon’s eye has seen it.(I)
Proud beasts(J) do not set foot on it,
and no lion prowls there.(K)
People assault the flinty rock(L) with their hands
and lay bare the roots of the mountains.(M)
10 They tunnel through the rock;(N)
their eyes see all its treasures.(O)
11 They search[a] the sources of the rivers(P)
and bring hidden things(Q) to light.

12 But where can wisdom be found?(R)
Where does understanding dwell?(S)
13 No mortal comprehends its worth;(T)
it cannot be found in the land of the living.(U)
14 The deep(V) says, “It is not in me”;
the sea(W) says, “It is not with me.”
15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold,
nor can its price be weighed out in silver.(X)
16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,(Y)
with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.(Z)
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,(AA)
nor can it be had for jewels of gold.(AB)
18 Coral(AC) and jasper(AD) are not worthy of mention;
the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.(AE)
19 The topaz(AF) of Cush(AG) cannot compare with it;
it cannot be bought with pure gold.(AH)

20 Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?(AI)
21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds in the sky.(AJ)
22 Destruction[b](AK) and Death(AL) say,
“Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
23 God understands the way to it
and he alone(AM) knows where it dwells,(AN)
24 for he views the ends of the earth(AO)
and sees everything under the heavens.(AP)
25 When he established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,(AQ)
26 when he made a decree for the rain(AR)
and a path for the thunderstorm,(AS)
27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it;
he confirmed it and tested it.(AT)
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil(AU) is understanding.”(AV)

Job’s Final Defense

29 Job continued his discourse:(AW)

“How I long for the months gone by,(AX)
for the days when God watched over me,(AY)
when his lamp shone on my head
and by his light I walked through darkness!(AZ)
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime,
when God’s intimate friendship(BA) blessed my house,(BB)
when the Almighty was still with me
and my children(BC) were around me,(BD)
when my path was drenched with cream(BE)
and the rock(BF) poured out for me streams of olive oil.(BG)

“When I went to the gate(BH) of the city
and took my seat in the public square,
the young men saw me and stepped aside(BI)
and the old men rose to their feet;(BJ)
the chief men refrained from speaking(BK)
and covered their mouths with their hands;(BL)
10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,(BM)
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.(BN)
11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me,
and those who saw me commended me,(BO)
12 because I rescued the poor(BP) who cried for help,
and the fatherless(BQ) who had none to assist them.(BR)
13 The one who was dying blessed me;(BS)
I made the widow’s(BT) heart sing.
14 I put on righteousness(BU) as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.(BV)
15 I was eyes(BW) to the blind
and feet to the lame.(BX)
16 I was a father to the needy;(BY)
I took up the case(BZ) of the stranger.(CA)
17 I broke the fangs of the wicked
and snatched the victims(CB) from their teeth.(CC)

18 “I thought, ‘I will die in my own house,
my days as numerous as the grains of sand.(CD)
19 My roots will reach to the water,(CE)
and the dew will lie all night on my branches.(CF)
20 My glory will not fade;(CG)
the bow(CH) will be ever new in my hand.’(CI)

21 “People listened to me expectantly,
waiting in silence for my counsel.(CJ)
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;(CK)
my words fell gently on their ears.(CL)
23 They waited for me as for showers
and drank in my words as the spring rain.(CM)
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;
the light of my face(CN) was precious to them.[c](CO)
25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;(CP)
I dwelt as a king(CQ) among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.(CR)

Footnotes:

  1. Job 28:11 Septuagint, Aquila and Vulgate; Hebrew They dam up
  2. Job 28:22 Hebrew Abaddon
  3. Job 29:24 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

Cross references:

  1. Job 28:1 : Ps 12:6; 66:10; Jer 9:7; Da 11:35; Mal 3:3
  2. Job 28:2 : Dt 8:9
  3. Job 28:3 : Ecc 1:13; 7:25; 8:17
  4. Job 28:3 : S Job 26:10; 38:19
  5. Job 28:4 : ver 10; 2Sa 5:8
  6. Job 28:5 : Ge 1:29; Ps 104:14; 145:15
  7. Job 28:6 : ver 16; SS 5:14; Isa 54:11
  8. Job 28:6 : S Job 22:24
  9. Job 28:7 : ver 21
  10. Job 28:8 : Job 41:34
  11. Job 28:8 : Isa 35:9
  12. Job 28:9 : S Dt 8:15
  13. Job 28:9 : Jnh 2:6
  14. Job 28:10 : S ver 4
  15. Job 28:10 : Pr 2:4
  16. Job 28:11 : S Ge 7:11
  17. Job 28:11 : Isa 48:6; Jer 33:3
  18. Job 28:12 : ver 28; Pr 1:20; 3:13-20; 8:1; 9:1-3; Ecc 7:24
  19. Job 28:12 : ver 20, 23
  20. Job 28:13 : Pr 3:15; Mt 13:44-46
  21. Job 28:13 : Dt 29:29; Ps 27:13; 52:5; 116:9; 142:5; Isa 38:11; Jer 11:19; Eze 26:20; 32:24
  22. Job 28:14 : Ps 42:7; Ro 10:7
  23. Job 28:14 : Dt 30:13
  24. Job 28:15 : ver 17; Pr 3:13-14; 8:10-11; 16:16; Ac 8:20
  25. Job 28:16 : S Ge 10:29
  26. Job 28:16 : S ver 6; S Ex 24:10
  27. Job 28:17 : Ps 119:72; Pr 8:10
  28. Job 28:17 : S ver 15
  29. Job 28:18 : Eze 27:16
  30. Job 28:18 : Rev 21:11
  31. Job 28:18 : Pr 3:15; 8:11
  32. Job 28:19 : Ex 28:17
  33. Job 28:19 : Isa 11:11
  34. Job 28:19 : Pr 3:14-15; 8:10-11, 19
  35. Job 28:20 : S Job 9:4
  36. Job 28:21 : ver 7
  37. Job 28:22 : S Job 20:26; S Rev 9:11
  38. Job 28:22 : Pr 8:32-36
  39. Job 28:23 : Ecc 3:11; 8:17
  40. Job 28:23 : S Job 9:4; S 22:22; Pr 8:22-31
  41. Job 28:24 : Job 36:32; 37:3; 38:18, 24, 35; Ps 33:13-14; 66:7; Isa 11:12
  42. Job 28:24 : S Jos 3:11; S Job 10:4; S Heb 4:13
  43. Job 28:25 : S Job 12:15; 38:8-11
  44. Job 28:26 : Job 36:28; 37:6; Jer 51:16
  45. Job 28:26 : Job 36:33; 37:3, 8, 11; 38:25, 27; Ps 65:12; 104:14; 147:8; Isa 35:7
  46. Job 28:27 : Pr 3:19; 8:22-31
  47. Job 28:28 : Ps 11:5; 97:10; Pr 3:7; 8:13
  48. Job 28:28 : S Ex 20:20; S Dt 4:6; S Job 37:24
  49. Job 29:1 : Job 27:1
  50. Job 29:2 : S Ge 31:30
  51. Job 29:2 : Jer 1:12; 31:28; 44:27
  52. Job 29:3 : S Job 11:17; S 12:25
  53. Job 29:4 : S Job 15:8
  54. Job 29:4 : Ps 25:14; Pr 3:32
  55. Job 29:5 : Ps 127:3-5; 128:3
  56. Job 29:5 : Ru 4:1
  57. Job 29:6 : S Job 20:17
  58. Job 29:6 : Ps 81:16
  59. Job 29:6 : Ge 49:20; S Dt 32:13
  60. Job 29:7 : ver 21; Job 5:4; 31:21; Jer 20:2; 38:7
  61. Job 29:8 : 1Ti 5:1
  62. Job 29:8 : S Lev 19:32
  63. Job 29:9 : ver 21; Job 31:21
  64. Job 29:9 : S Jdg 18:19; Job 40:4; Pr 30:32
  65. Job 29:10 : ver 22
  66. Job 29:10 : Ps 137:6
  67. Job 29:11 : S Job 4:4; Heb 11:4
  68. Job 29:12 : S Job 24:4
  69. Job 29:12 : S Dt 24:17; Job 31:17, 21
  70. Job 29:12 : Ps 72:12; Pr 21:13
  71. Job 29:13 : Job 31:20
  72. Job 29:13 : S Dt 10:18; S Job 22:9
  73. Job 29:14 : S 2Sa 8:15; S Job 27:6; Eph 4:24; 6:14
  74. Job 29:14 : S Job 19:9
  75. Job 29:15 : Nu 10:31
  76. Job 29:15 : S Job 4:4
  77. Job 29:16 : S Job 24:4
  78. Job 29:16 : Ex 18:26
  79. Job 29:16 : S Job 4:4; Pr 22:22-23
  80. Job 29:17 : Job 24:9
  81. Job 29:17 : S Job 4:10, 11; S Ps 3:7
  82. Job 29:18 : Ps 1:1-3; 15:5; 16:8; 30:6; 62:2; 139:18; Pr 3:1-2
  83. Job 29:19 : S Nu 24:6; S Job 14:9
  84. Job 29:19 : S Ge 27:8; S Job 15:30; S Ps 133:3
  85. Job 29:20 : Ps 92:14
  86. Job 29:20 : Job 30:11; Ps 18:34; Isa 38:12
  87. Job 29:20 : Ge 49:24
  88. Job 29:21 : S ver 7,S 9
  89. Job 29:22 : ver 10
  90. Job 29:22 : Dt 32:2
  91. Job 29:23 : S Job 4:3
  92. Job 29:24 : S Nu 6:25
  93. Job 29:24 : Pr 16:14, 15
  94. Job 29:25 : S Job 21:28
  95. Job 29:25 : S Job 1:3
  96. Job 29:25 : S Job 4:4
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Acts 13:1-25

13 Now in the church at Antioch(A) there were prophets(B) and teachers:(C) Barnabas,(D) Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene,(E) Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod(F) the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,(G) “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work(H) to which I have called them.”(I) So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them(J) and sent them off.(K)

On Cyprus

The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit,(L) went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.(M) When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God(N) in the Jewish synagogues.(O) John(P) was with them as their helper.

They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer(Q) and false prophet(R) named Bar-Jesus, who was an attendant of the proconsul,(S) Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer(T) (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul(U) from the faith.(V) Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit,(W) looked straight at Elymas and said, 10 “You are a child of the devil(X) and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?(Y) 11 Now the hand of the Lord is against you.(Z) You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”(AA)

Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 When the proconsul(AB) saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.

In Pisidian Antioch

13 From Paphos,(AC) Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia,(AD) where John(AE) left them to return to Jerusalem. 14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch.(AF) On the Sabbath(AG) they entered the synagogue(AH) and sat down. 15 After the reading from the Law(AI) and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”

16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand(AJ) and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me! 17 The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country;(AK) 18 for about forty years he endured their conduct[a](AL) in the wilderness;(AM) 19 and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan,(AN) giving their land to his people(AO) as their inheritance.(AP) 20 All this took about 450 years.

“After this, God gave them judges(AQ) until the time of Samuel the prophet.(AR) 21 Then the people asked for a king,(AS) and he gave them Saul(AT) son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin,(AU) who ruled forty years. 22 After removing Saul,(AV) he made David their king.(AW) God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart;(AX) he will do everything I want him to do.’(AY)

23 “From this man’s descendants(AZ) God has brought to Israel the Savior(BA) Jesus,(BB) as he promised.(BC) 24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.(BD) 25 As John was completing his work,(BE) he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for.(BF) But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’(BG)

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 13:18 Some manuscripts he cared for them

Cross references:

  1. Acts 13:1 : S Ac 11:19
  2. Acts 13:1 : S Ac 11:27
  3. Acts 13:1 : S Eph 4:11
  4. Acts 13:1 : S Ac 4:36
  5. Acts 13:1 : S Mt 27:32
  6. Acts 13:1 : S Mt 14:1
  7. Acts 13:2 : S Ac 8:29
  8. Acts 13:2 : Ac 14:26
  9. Acts 13:2 : Ac 9:15; 22:21
  10. Acts 13:3 : S Ac 6:6
  11. Acts 13:3 : Ac 14:26
  12. Acts 13:4 : ver 2, 3
  13. Acts 13:4 : Ac 4:36
  14. Acts 13:5 : S Heb 4:12
  15. Acts 13:5 : S Ac 9:20
  16. Acts 13:5 : S Ac 12:12
  17. Acts 13:6 : Ac 8:9
  18. Acts 13:6 : S Mt 7:15
  19. Acts 13:7 : ver 8, 12; Ac 18:12; 19:38
  20. Acts 13:8 : Ac 8:9
  21. Acts 13:8 : S ver 7
  22. Acts 13:8 : Isa 30:11; Ac 6:7
  23. Acts 13:9 : S Lk 1:15
  24. Acts 13:10 : Mt 13:38; Jn 8:44
  25. Acts 13:10 : Hos 14:9
  26. Acts 13:11 : Ex 9:3; 1Sa 5:6, 7; Ps 32:4
  27. Acts 13:11 : Ge 19:10, 11; 2Ki 6:18
  28. Acts 13:12 : S ver 7
  29. Acts 13:13 : ver 6
  30. Acts 13:13 : S Ac 2:10
  31. Acts 13:13 : S Ac 12:12
  32. Acts 13:14 : Ac 14:19, 21
  33. Acts 13:14 : ver 27, 42, 44; Ac 16:13; 18:4
  34. Acts 13:14 : S Ac 9:20
  35. Acts 13:15 : Ac 15:21
  36. Acts 13:16 : S Ac 12:17
  37. Acts 13:17 : Ex 6:6, 7; Dt 7:6-8
  38. Acts 13:18 : Dt 1:31
  39. Acts 13:18 : Nu 14:33; Ps 95:10; Ac 7:36
  40. Acts 13:19 : Dt 7:1
  41. Acts 13:19 : Jos 19:51; Ac 7:45
  42. Acts 13:19 : Ps 78:55
  43. Acts 13:20 : Jdg 2:16
  44. Acts 13:20 : 1Sa 3:19, 20; Ac 3:24
  45. Acts 13:21 : 1Sa 8:5, 19
  46. Acts 13:21 : 1Sa 10:1
  47. Acts 13:21 : 1Sa 9:1, 2
  48. Acts 13:22 : 1Sa 15:23, 26
  49. Acts 13:22 : 1Sa 16:13; Ps 89:20
  50. Acts 13:22 : 1Sa 13:14; Jer 3:15
  51. Acts 13:22 : Isa 44:28
  52. Acts 13:23 : S Mt 1:1
  53. Acts 13:23 : S Lk 2:11
  54. Acts 13:23 : Mt 1:21
  55. Acts 13:23 : ver 32; 2Sa 7:11; 22:51; Jer 30:9
  56. Acts 13:24 : S Mk 1:4
  57. Acts 13:25 : Ac 20:24
  58. Acts 13:25 : Jn 1:20
  59. Acts 13:25 : Mt 3:11; Jn 1:27
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