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Job 17-19

17 My spirit(A) is broken,
my days are cut short,(B)
the grave awaits me.(C)
Surely mockers(D) surround me;(E)
my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

“Give me, O God, the pledge you demand.(F)
Who else will put up security(G) for me?(H)
You have closed their minds to understanding;(I)
therefore you will not let them triumph.
If anyone denounces their friends for reward,(J)
the eyes of their children will fail.(K)

“God has made me a byword(L) to everyone,(M)
a man in whose face people spit.(N)
My eyes have grown dim with grief;(O)
my whole frame is but a shadow.(P)
The upright are appalled at this;
the innocent are aroused(Q) against the ungodly.
Nevertheless, the righteous(R) will hold to their ways,
and those with clean hands(S) will grow stronger.(T)

10 “But come on, all of you, try again!
I will not find a wise man among you.(U)
11 My days have passed,(V) my plans are shattered.
Yet the desires of my heart(W)
12 turn night into day;(X)
in the face of the darkness light is near.(Y)
13 If the only home I hope for is the grave,(Z)
if I spread out my bed(AA) in the realm of darkness,(AB)
14 if I say to corruption,(AC) ‘You are my father,’
and to the worm,(AD) ‘My mother’ or ‘My sister,’
15 where then is my hope—(AE)
who can see any hope for me?(AF)
16 Will it go down to the gates of death?(AG)
Will we descend together into the dust?”(AH)

Bildad

18 Then Bildad the Shuhite(AI) replied:

“When will you end these speeches?(AJ)
Be sensible, and then we can talk.
Why are we regarded as cattle(AK)
and considered stupid in your sight?(AL)
You who tear yourself(AM) to pieces in your anger,(AN)
is the earth to be abandoned for your sake?
Or must the rocks be moved from their place?(AO)

“The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out;(AP)
the flame of his fire stops burning.(AQ)
The light in his tent(AR) becomes dark;(AS)
the lamp beside him goes out.(AT)
The vigor(AU) of his step is weakened;(AV)
his own schemes(AW) throw him down.(AX)
His feet thrust him into a net;(AY)
he wanders into its mesh.
A trap seizes him by the heel;
a snare(AZ) holds him fast.(BA)
10 A noose(BB) is hidden for him on the ground;
a trap(BC) lies in his path.(BD)
11 Terrors(BE) startle him on every side(BF)
and dog(BG) his every step.
12 Calamity(BH) is hungry(BI) for him;
disaster(BJ) is ready for him when he falls.(BK)
13 It eats away parts of his skin;(BL)
death’s firstborn devours his limbs.(BM)
14 He is torn from the security of his tent(BN)
and marched off to the king(BO) of terrors.(BP)
15 Fire resides[a] in his tent;(BQ)
burning sulfur(BR) is scattered over his dwelling.
16 His roots dry up below(BS)
and his branches wither above.(BT)
17 The memory of him perishes from the earth;(BU)
he has no name(BV) in the land.(BW)
18 He is driven from light into the realm of darkness(BX)
and is banished(BY) from the world.(BZ)
19 He has no offspring(CA) or descendants(CB) among his people,
no survivor(CC) where once he lived.(CD)
20 People of the west are appalled(CE) at his fate;(CF)
those of the east are seized with horror.
21 Surely such is the dwelling(CG) of an evil man;(CH)
such is the place(CI) of one who does not know God.”(CJ)

Job

19 Then Job replied:

“How long will you torment(CK) me
and crush(CL) me with words?
Ten times(CM) now you have reproached(CN) me;
shamelessly you attack me.
If it is true that I have gone astray,
my error(CO) remains my concern alone.
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me(CP)
and use my humiliation against me,
then know that God has wronged me(CQ)
and drawn his net(CR) around me.(CS)

“Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response;(CT)
though I call for help,(CU) there is no justice.(CV)
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass;(CW)
he has shrouded my paths in darkness.(CX)
He has stripped(CY) me of my honor(CZ)
and removed the crown from my head.(DA)
10 He tears me down(DB) on every side till I am gone;
he uproots my hope(DC) like a tree.(DD)
11 His anger(DE) burns against me;
he counts me among his enemies.(DF)
12 His troops advance in force;(DG)
they build a siege ramp(DH) against me
and encamp around my tent.(DI)

13 “He has alienated my family(DJ) from me;
my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.(DK)
14 My relatives have gone away;
my closest friends(DL) have forgotten me.
15 My guests(DM) and my female servants(DN) count me a foreigner;
they look on me as on a stranger.
16 I summon my servant, but he does not answer,
though I beg him with my own mouth.
17 My breath is offensive to my wife;
I am loathsome(DO) to my own family.
18 Even the little boys(DP) scorn me;
when I appear, they ridicule me.(DQ)
19 All my intimate friends(DR) detest me;(DS)
those I love have turned against me.(DT)
20 I am nothing but skin and bones;(DU)
I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.[b]

21 “Have pity on me, my friends,(DV) have pity,
for the hand of God has struck(DW) me.
22 Why do you pursue(DX) me as God does?(DY)
Will you never get enough of my flesh?(DZ)

23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,(EA)
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool(EB) on[c] lead,
or engraved in rock forever!(EC)
25 I know that my redeemer[d](ED) lives,(EE)
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[e]
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet[f] in[g] my flesh I will see God;(EF)
27 I myself will see him
with my own eyes(EG)—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns(EH) within me!

28 “If you say, ‘How we will hound(EI) him,
since the root of the trouble lies in him,[h]
29 you should fear the sword yourselves;
for wrath will bring punishment by the sword,(EJ)
and then you will know that there is judgment.[i](EK)

Footnotes:

  1. Job 18:15 Or Nothing he had remains
  2. Job 19:20 Or only by my gums
  3. Job 19:24 Or and
  4. Job 19:25 Or vindicator
  5. Job 19:25 Or on my grave
  6. Job 19:26 Or And after I awake, / though this body has been destroyed, / then
  7. Job 19:26 Or destroyed, / apart from
  8. Job 19:28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Vulgate; most Hebrew manuscripts me
  9. Job 19:29 Or sword, / that you may come to know the Almighty

Cross references:

  1. Job 17:1 : Ps 143:4
  2. Job 17:1 : Isa 38:12
  3. Job 17:1 : Ps 88:3-4; Ecc 12:1-7
  4. Job 17:2 : S Job 11:3
  5. Job 17:2 : S Job 6:14; Ps 22:7; 119:51; Jer 20:7; La 3:14
  6. Job 17:3 : Ps 35:27; 119:122
  7. Job 17:3 : Pr 6:1
  8. Job 17:3 : Ps 35:2; 40:17; Isa 38:14
  9. Job 17:4 : S Job 12:12
  10. Job 17:5 : S Ex 22:15
  11. Job 17:5 : S Job 11:20
  12. Job 17:6 : S 1Ki 9:7; Job 30:9; Jer 15:4
  13. Job 17:6 : S ver 2
  14. Job 17:6 : S Nu 12:14
  15. Job 17:7 : S Job 16:8
  16. Job 17:7 : S Job 2:12; S 16:16
  17. Job 17:8 : S Ex 4:14
  18. Job 17:9 : Pr 4:18
  19. Job 17:9 : S 2Sa 22:21; S Job 9:30
  20. Job 17:9 : S 1Sa 2:4; Ps 84:7
  21. Job 17:10 : S Job 12:2
  22. Job 17:11 : ver 15; Isa 38:10
  23. Job 17:11 : S Job 7:6
  24. Job 17:12 : Isa 50:11
  25. Job 17:12 : Job 5:17-26; S 11:17
  26. Job 17:13 : S 2Sa 14:14; S Job 3:13
  27. Job 17:13 : Ps 139:8
  28. Job 17:13 : Ps 88:18
  29. Job 17:14 : Job 13:28; 30:28, 30; Ps 16:10; 49:9
  30. Job 17:14 : S Job 4:19; S 7:5
  31. Job 17:15 : S Job 7:6
  32. Job 17:15 : Ps 31:22; La 3:18; Eze 37:11
  33. Job 17:16 : S Job 7:9; 33:28; Ps 9:13; 30:3; 107:18; Isa 38:10, 17; Jnh 2:6
  34. Job 17:16 : S Ge 2:7; S Job 3:19; 20:11; 21:26
  35. Job 18:1 : S Job 8:1
  36. Job 18:2 : S Job 8:2; S 16:3
  37. Job 18:3 : S Job 12:7
  38. Job 18:3 : Ps 73:22
  39. Job 18:4 : Job 13:14
  40. Job 18:4 : S Job 16:9
  41. Job 18:4 : Job 14:18
  42. Job 18:5 : Job 21:17; 35:15; Pr 13:9; 20:20; 24:20; Jer 25:10; Mt 25:8; Jn 8:12
  43. Job 18:5 : S Job 5:14; 12:25; 24:17; 38:15
  44. Job 18:6 : S Job 8:22
  45. Job 18:6 : S Job 5:14
  46. Job 18:6 : S Job 11:17; S 12:25
  47. Job 18:7 : S Job 13:26
  48. Job 18:7 : Ps 18:36; Pr 4:12
  49. Job 18:7 : S Job 5:13
  50. Job 18:7 : S Job 15:6
  51. Job 18:8 : Job 19:6; Ps 9:15; 10:9; 35:7; 57:6; 66:11; 140:5; La 1:13; Mic 7:2; Hab 1:15
  52. Job 18:9 : Job 22:10; 30:12; Isa 24:18; Jer 48:44; Am 5:19
  53. Job 18:9 : Pr 5:22
  54. Job 18:10 : Pr 7:22; Isa 51:20
  55. Job 18:10 : S 1Sa 28:9
  56. Job 18:10 : Ps 140:5
  57. Job 18:11 : ver 14; S Job 6:4; 20:25; 24:17; Ps 55:4; 88:15; Isa 28:19; Jer 15:8; La 2:22
  58. Job 18:11 : S Job 15:21; Ps 31:13
  59. Job 18:11 : ver 18; Job 20:8; Isa 22:18
  60. Job 18:12 : Job 21:17
  61. Job 18:12 : Isa 8:21; 9:20; 65:13
  62. Job 18:12 : Job 31:3
  63. Job 18:12 : Job 15:23
  64. Job 18:13 : Nu 12:12
  65. Job 18:13 : Zec 14:12
  66. Job 18:14 : S Job 8:22
  67. Job 18:14 : Job 15:24
  68. Job 18:14 : S ver 11
  69. Job 18:15 : ver 18; Job 20:26
  70. Job 18:15 : S Ge 19:24
  71. Job 18:16 : Isa 5:24; Hos 5:12; Am 2:9
  72. Job 18:16 : S Ge 27:28; S Job 8:12; S 15:30
  73. Job 18:17 : S Dt 32:26
  74. Job 18:17 : Dt 9:14; Ps 9:5; 69:28; Pr 10:7; Isa 14:22
  75. Job 18:17 : Job 24:20; Ps 34:16; Pr 2:22; 10:7; Isa 49:15
  76. Job 18:18 : S Job 5:14
  77. Job 18:18 : S ver 11
  78. Job 18:18 : S Job 11:20; 30:8
  79. Job 18:19 : Ps 37:28; Isa 1:4; 14:20; Jer 22:30
  80. Job 18:19 : Ps 21:10; 109:13; Isa 14:22
  81. Job 18:19 : S 2Ki 10:11; S Eze 17:8
  82. Job 18:19 : Job 27:14-15
  83. Job 18:20 : Ps 22:6-7; Isa 52:14; 53:2-3; Eze 27:35
  84. Job 18:20 : Ps 37:13; Jer 46:21; 50:27, 31; Eze 7:7
  85. Job 18:21 : Job 21:28
  86. Job 18:21 : Isa 57:20
  87. Job 18:21 : S Job 7:10
  88. Job 18:21 : S Job 4:21; 1Th 4:5
  89. Job 19:2 : Job 13:25
  90. Job 19:2 : Job 6:9
  91. Job 19:3 : S Ge 31:7
  92. Job 19:3 : Job 20:3
  93. Job 19:4 : Job 6:24
  94. Job 19:5 : Ps 35:26; 38:16; 55:12
  95. Job 19:6 : S Job 6:29
  96. Job 19:6 : S Job 18:8
  97. Job 19:6 : S Job 10:3
  98. Job 19:7 : Job 30:20; Ps 22:2
  99. Job 19:7 : Job 30:24, 28; 31:35; Ps 5:2
  100. Job 19:7 : S Job 9:24; Hab 1:2-4
  101. Job 19:8 : La 3:7; Hos 2:6
  102. Job 19:8 : Job 3:26; 23:17; 30:26; Ecc 6:4; Isa 59:9; Jer 8:15; 14:19; La 3:2
  103. Job 19:9 : S Job 12:17
  104. Job 19:9 : Ge 43:28; Ex 12:42; Ps 15:4; 50:23; Pr 14:31
  105. Job 19:9 : S Job 2:8; 29:14; Ps 89:39, 44; La 5:16
  106. Job 19:10 : S Job 12:14
  107. Job 19:10 : S Job 7:6
  108. Job 19:10 : S Job 14:7
  109. Job 19:11 : Job 16:9
  110. Job 19:11 : S Job 13:24
  111. Job 19:12 : S Job 16:13
  112. Job 19:12 : S Job 16:10
  113. Job 19:12 : S Job 3:23
  114. Job 19:13 : Ps 69:8
  115. Job 19:13 : ver 19; Job 16:7; 42:11; Ps 31:11; 38:11; 88:8
  116. Job 19:14 : ver 19; S 2Sa 15:12; Job 12:4; 16:20; Ps 88:18; Jer 20:10; 38:22
  117. Job 19:15 : Ge 14:14
  118. Job 19:15 : Ecc 2:7
  119. Job 19:17 : Ps 38:5
  120. Job 19:18 : S 2Ki 2:23
  121. Job 19:18 : S Job 16:10
  122. Job 19:19 : S ver 14; S Job 6:14; Ps 55:12-13
  123. Job 19:19 : Job 30:10
  124. Job 19:19 : S ver 13; Jn 13:18
  125. Job 19:20 : S Job 2:5
  126. Job 19:21 : S Job 6:14
  127. Job 19:21 : S Jdg 2:15; S Job 4:5; S 10:3; La 3:1
  128. Job 19:22 : S Job 13:25
  129. Job 19:22 : ver 6
  130. Job 19:22 : S 2Ch 28:9; Ps 14:4; 27:2; 69:26; Pr 30:14; Isa 53:4
  131. Job 19:23 : S Ex 17:14; S Ps 40:7; S Isa 8:1
  132. Job 19:24 : Jer 17:1
  133. Job 19:24 : S Job 16:18
  134. Job 19:25 : S Ex 6:6; S Lev 25:25; Ps 68:5; 78:35; Pr 23:11; Isa 41:14; 43:14; 44:6, 24; 47:4; 48:17; 49:26; 54:5; 59:20; 60:16
  135. Job 19:25 : S 1Sa 14:39; Job 16:19
  136. Job 19:26 : S Nu 12:8; S Mt 5:8; 1Co 13:12; 1Jn 3:2
  137. Job 19:27 : Lk 2:30
  138. Job 19:27 : Ps 42:1; 63:1; 84:2
  139. Job 19:28 : S Job 13:25
  140. Job 19:29 : Job 15:22
  141. Job 19:29 : Job 27:13-23; Ps 1:5; 9:7; 58:11; Ecc 3:17; 11:9; 12:14
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Acts 10:1-23

Cornelius Calls for Peter

10 At Caesarea(A) there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing;(B) he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon(C) he had a vision.(D) He distinctly saw an angel(E) of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”

Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.

The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering(F) before God.(G) Now send men to Joppa(H) to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with Simon the tanner,(I) whose house is by the sea.”

When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.(J)

Peter’s Vision(K)

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof(L) to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.(M) 11 He saw heaven opened(N) and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”

14 “Surely not, Lord!”(O) Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”(P)

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”(Q)

16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision,(R) the men sent by Cornelius(S) found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.

19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision,(T) the Spirit said(U) to him, “Simon, three[a] men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”(V)

21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”

22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man,(W) who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.”(X) 23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.

Peter at Cornelius’s House

The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers(Y) from Joppa went along.(Z)

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 10:19 One early manuscript two; other manuscripts do not have the number.
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