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Job 8-10

Bildad

Then Bildad the Shuhite(A) replied:

“How long will you say such things?(B)
Your words are a blustering wind.(C)
Does God pervert justice?(D)
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?(E)
When your children sinned against him,
he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.(F)
But if you will seek God earnestly
and plead(G) with the Almighty,(H)
if you are pure and upright,
even now he will rouse himself on your behalf(I)
and restore you to your prosperous state.(J)
Your beginnings will seem humble,
so prosperous(K) will your future be.(L)

“Ask the former generation(M)
and find out what their ancestors learned,
for we were born only yesterday and know nothing,(N)
and our days on earth are but a shadow.(O)
10 Will they not instruct(P) you and tell you?
Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?(Q)
11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?(R)
Can reeds(S) thrive without water?
12 While still growing and uncut,
they wither more quickly than grass.(T)
13 Such is the destiny(U) of all who forget God;(V)
so perishes the hope of the godless.(W)
14 What they trust in is fragile[a];
what they rely on is a spider’s web.(X)
15 They lean on the web,(Y) but it gives way;
they cling to it, but it does not hold.(Z)
16 They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine,
spreading its shoots(AA) over the garden;(AB)
17 it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks
and looks for a place among the stones.
18 But when it is torn from its spot,
that place disowns(AC) it and says, ‘I never saw you.’(AD)
19 Surely its life withers(AE) away,
and[b] from the soil other plants grow.(AF)

20 “Surely God does not reject one who is blameless(AG)
or strengthen the hands of evildoers.(AH)
21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter(AI)
and your lips with shouts of joy.(AJ)
22 Your enemies will be clothed in shame,(AK)
and the tents(AL) of the wicked will be no more.”(AM)

Job

Then Job replied:

“Indeed, I know that this is true.
But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?(AN)
Though they wished to dispute with him,(AO)
they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.(AP)
His wisdom(AQ) is profound, his power is vast.(AR)
Who has resisted(AS) him and come out unscathed?(AT)
He moves mountains(AU) without their knowing it
and overturns them in his anger.(AV)
He shakes the earth(AW) from its place
and makes its pillars tremble.(AX)
He speaks to the sun and it does not shine;(AY)
he seals off the light of the stars.(AZ)
He alone stretches out the heavens(BA)
and treads on the waves of the sea.(BB)
He is the Maker(BC) of the Bear[c] and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.(BD)
10 He performs wonders(BE) that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.(BF)
11 When he passes me, I cannot see him;
when he goes by, I cannot perceive him.(BG)
12 If he snatches away, who can stop him?(BH)
Who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?’(BI)
13 God does not restrain his anger;(BJ)
even the cohorts of Rahab(BK) cowered at his feet.

14 “How then can I dispute with him?
How can I find words to argue with him?(BL)
15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him;(BM)
I could only plead(BN) with my Judge(BO) for mercy.(BP)
16 Even if I summoned him and he responded,
I do not believe he would give me a hearing.(BQ)
17 He would crush me(BR) with a storm(BS)
and multiply(BT) my wounds for no reason.(BU)
18 He would not let me catch my breath
but would overwhelm me with misery.(BV)
19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty!(BW)
And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him[d]?(BX)
20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me;
if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.(BY)

21 “Although I am blameless,(BZ)
I have no concern for myself;(CA)
I despise my own life.(CB)
22 It is all the same; that is why I say,
‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’(CC)
23 When a scourge(CD) brings sudden death,
he mocks the despair of the innocent.(CE)
24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked,(CF)
he blindfolds its judges.(CG)
If it is not he, then who is it?(CH)

25 “My days are swifter than a runner;(CI)
they fly away without a glimpse of joy.(CJ)
26 They skim past(CK) like boats of papyrus,(CL)
like eagles swooping down on their prey.(CM)
27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,(CN)
I will change my expression, and smile,’
28 I still dread(CO) all my sufferings,
for I know you will not hold me innocent.(CP)
29 Since I am already found guilty,
why should I struggle in vain?(CQ)
30 Even if I washed myself with soap(CR)
and my hands(CS) with cleansing powder,(CT)
31 you would plunge me into a slime pit(CU)
so that even my clothes would detest me.(CV)

32 “He is not a mere mortal(CW) like me that I might answer him,(CX)
that we might confront each other in court.(CY)
33 If only there were someone to mediate between us,(CZ)
someone to bring us together,(DA)
34 someone to remove God’s rod from me,(DB)
so that his terror would frighten me no more.(DC)
35 Then I would speak up without fear of him,(DD)
but as it now stands with me, I cannot.(DE)

10 “I loathe my very life;(DF)
therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.(DG)
I say to God:(DH) Do not declare me guilty,
but tell me what charges(DI) you have against me.(DJ)
Does it please you to oppress me,(DK)
to spurn the work of your hands,(DL)
while you smile on the plans of the wicked?(DM)
Do you have eyes of flesh?
Do you see as a mortal sees?(DN)
Are your days like those of a mortal
or your years like those of a strong man,(DO)
that you must search out my faults
and probe after my sin(DP)
though you know that I am not guilty(DQ)
and that no one can rescue me from your hand?(DR)

“Your hands shaped(DS) me and made me.
Will you now turn and destroy me?(DT)
Remember that you molded me like clay.(DU)
Will you now turn me to dust again?(DV)
10 Did you not pour me out like milk
and curdle me like cheese,
11 clothe me with skin and flesh
and knit me together(DW) with bones and sinews?
12 You gave me life(DX) and showed me kindness,(DY)
and in your providence(DZ) watched over(EA) my spirit.

13 “But this is what you concealed in your heart,
and I know that this was in your mind:(EB)
14 If I sinned, you would be watching me(EC)
and would not let my offense go unpunished.(ED)
15 If I am guilty(EE)—woe to me!(EF)
Even if I am innocent, I cannot lift my head,(EG)
for I am full of shame
and drowned in[e] my affliction.(EH)
16 If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion(EI)
and again display your awesome power against me.(EJ)
17 You bring new witnesses against me(EK)
and increase your anger toward me;(EL)
your forces come against me wave upon wave.(EM)

18 “Why then did you bring me out of the womb?(EN)
I wish I had died before any eye saw me.(EO)
19 If only I had never come into being,
or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!(EP)
20 Are not my few days(EQ) almost over?(ER)
Turn away from me(ES) so I can have a moment’s joy(ET)
21 before I go to the place of no return,(EU)
to the land of gloom and utter darkness,(EV)
22 to the land of deepest night,
of utter darkness(EW) and disorder,
where even the light is like darkness.”(EX)

Footnotes:

  1. Job 8:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Job 8:19 Or Surely all the joy it has / is that
  3. Job 9:9 Or of Leo
  4. Job 9:19 See Septuagint; Hebrew me.
  5. Job 10:15 Or and aware of

Cross references:

  1. Job 8:1 : S Ge 25:2; Job 18:1; 25:1
  2. Job 8:2 : Job 11:2; 18:2
  3. Job 8:2 : S 2Ch 36:16; S Job 6:26
  4. Job 8:3 : S Job 4:17; 34:12; Isa 29:15; Ro 3:5
  5. Job 8:3 : S Ge 18:25; S Jer 12:1
  6. Job 8:4 : Job 1:19
  7. Job 8:5 : Job 9:15
  8. Job 8:5 : S Job 5:8, 27
  9. Job 8:6 : S Job 5:15; 22:27; 33:26; 34:28; Isa 58:9; 65:24
  10. Job 8:6 : S Job 5:24
  11. Job 8:7 : Job 21:13; 22:21; 36:11; Ps 25:13
  12. Job 8:7 : S Job 1:10; Jer 29:11; 31:17
  13. Job 8:8 : S Dt 32:7; S Ps 71:18
  14. Job 8:9 : S Ge 47:9
  15. Job 8:9 : S 1Ch 29:15; S 2Ch 10:6; S Ps 39:6
  16. Job 8:10 : Pr 1:8
  17. Job 8:10 : Pr 2:1-2; 4:1
  18. Job 8:11 : Job 40:21
  19. Job 8:11 : S Ex 2:3; Isa 19:6; 35:7
  20. Job 8:12 : ver 19; S 2Ki 19:26; Job 18:16; 20:5; Ps 90:5-6; 102:11; Isa 34:4; 40:7, 24
  21. Job 8:13 : Ps 37:38; 73:17
  22. Job 8:13 : Ps 9:17; 50:22; Isa 51:13; Jer 17:6
  23. Job 8:13 : Job 6:9; 11:20; 13:16; 15:34; 20:5; 27:8; 34:30; Ps 37:1-2; 112:10; Pr 10:28; 11:7; Jer 15:9
  24. Job 8:14 : ver 15; Job 27:18; Isa 59:5
  25. Job 8:15 : S ver 14
  26. Job 8:15 : Ps 49:11; Mt 7:26-27
  27. Job 8:16 : Ps 80:11; Isa 16:8
  28. Job 8:16 : Ps 37:35; Jer 11:16
  29. Job 8:18 : Job 20:9; Ps 103:16
  30. Job 8:18 : S Job 7:8; S 14:20
  31. Job 8:19 : S ver 12; S Job 15:30
  32. Job 8:19 : Ps 119:90; Ecc 1:4
  33. Job 8:20 : Job 1:1
  34. Job 8:20 : S Ge 18:25
  35. Job 8:21 : S Job 5:22
  36. Job 8:21 : S Ezr 3:13; Job 35:10; Ps 47:5; 107:22; 118:15; 126:2; 132:16; Isa 35:6
  37. Job 8:22 : Job 27:7; Ps 6:10; 35:26; 44:7; 53:5; 71:13; 86:17; 109:29; 132:18; Eze 7:27; 26:16
  38. Job 8:22 : S Job 4:21
  39. Job 8:22 : S 1Sa 8:3; Job 18:6, 14, 21; 21:28; 27:8, 18; 34:26; 36:6; 38:13; Ps 52:5; Pr 14:11
  40. Job 9:2 : S Job 4:17; Ro 3:20
  41. Job 9:3 : ver 32; Job 40:5
  42. Job 9:3 : ver 12, 14, 29, 32; Job 10:2; 12:14; 13:9, 14; 22:4; 23:7, 13; 37:19; 40:2; Ps 44:21; Isa 14:24
  43. Job 9:4 : Job 11:6; 28:12, 20, 23; 38:36; Ps 51:6; Pr 2:6; Ecc 2:26
  44. Job 9:4 : ver 19; S Job 5:9; 12:13, 16; 23:6; 24:22; 26:12; 30:18; Ps 93:4; 95:3; Pr 8:14; Isa 40:26; 63:1; Da 2:20; 4:35
  45. Job 9:4 : Jer 50:24
  46. Job 9:4 : S 2Ch 13:12; S Job 5:13
  47. Job 9:5 : Mt 17:20
  48. Job 9:5 : Ps 18:7; 46:2-3; Isa 13:13; Mic 1:4
  49. Job 9:6 : S Ex 19:18; Isa 2:21; 13:13; 24:18-20; Am 8:8; Heb 12:26
  50. Job 9:6 : S 2Sa 22:8; Job 26:14; 36:29; 37:4-5; Ps 75:3; Hab 3:4
  51. Job 9:7 : Isa 34:4; Jer 4:28; Joel 2:2, 10, 31; 3:15; Zep 1:15; Zec 14:6
  52. Job 9:7 : Isa 13:10; Jer 4:23; Eze 32:8
  53. Job 9:8 : S Ge 1:1, 8; S Isa 48:13
  54. Job 9:8 : Job 38:16; Ps 77:19; Pr 8:28; Hab 3:15; Mt 14:25; Mk 6:48; Jn 6:19
  55. Job 9:9 : Job 32:22; 40:15, 19
  56. Job 9:9 : S Ge 1:16
  57. Job 9:10 : Dt 6:22; Ps 72:18; 136:4; Jer 32:20
  58. Job 9:10 : S Job 5:9
  59. Job 9:11 : Job 23:8-9; 35:14
  60. Job 9:12 : Nu 23:20; Job 11:10; Isa 14:27; 43:13
  61. Job 9:12 : S ver 3; S Dt 32:39; Isa 29:16; 45:9; Da 2:21; 4:32; Ro 9:20
  62. Job 9:13 : Nu 14:18; Job 10:15; Ps 78:38; Isa 3:11; 6:5; 48:9
  63. Job 9:13 : Job 26:12; Ps 87:4; 89:10; Isa 30:7; 51:9
  64. Job 9:14 : S ver 3
  65. Job 9:15 : Job 10:15; 13:19; 34:5-6; 40:5; 42:7
  66. Job 9:15 : Job 8:5
  67. Job 9:15 : S Ge 18:25; 1Sa 24:12; Ps 50:6; 96:13
  68. Job 9:15 : ver 20, 29; Job 15:6; 23:4; 40:2
  69. Job 9:16 : Job 13:22; Ro 9:20-21
  70. Job 9:17 : Job 16:12; 30:16; Ps 10:10; Isa 38:13
  71. Job 9:17 : Job 30:22; Ps 83:15; Jnh 1:4
  72. Job 9:17 : Job 16:14
  73. Job 9:17 : S Job 2:3
  74. Job 9:18 : S Job 7:19; S 10:1
  75. Job 9:19 : S ver 4; S Ne 9:32
  76. Job 9:19 : ver 33; Jer 49:19
  77. Job 9:20 : S ver 15
  78. Job 9:21 : S Ge 6:9; Job 34:6, 7
  79. Job 9:21 : ver 14; S Job 6:29; 10:1; 13:13
  80. Job 9:21 : S Nu 11:15; S Job 7:16
  81. Job 9:22 : S Job 3:19; 10:8; Ecc 9:2, 3; Eze 21:3
  82. Job 9:23 : Heb 11:36
  83. Job 9:23 : Job 24:1, 12; Ps 64:4; Hab 1:3; 1Pe 1:7
  84. Job 9:24 : Job 1:15, 17; 10:3; 16:11; 21:16; 22:18; 27:2; 40:8; Ps 73:3
  85. Job 9:24 : S Job 3:14; 12:6; 19:7; 21:7; 24:23; 31:35; 35:15; Ps 73:12; Ecc 8:11; Jer 12:1; La 3:9
  86. Job 9:24 : Job 12:9; 13:1; 24:12; Isa 41:20
  87. Job 9:25 : S Job 7:6
  88. Job 9:25 : Job 7:7; 10:20
  89. Job 9:26 : Job 24:18; Ps 46:3
  90. Job 9:26 : Isa 18:2
  91. Job 9:26 : Job 39:29; Hab 1:8
  92. Job 9:27 : S Job 7:11
  93. Job 9:28 : S Job 3:25
  94. Job 9:28 : S Ex 34:7; S Job 7:21
  95. Job 9:29 : S ver 3,S 15; Ps 37:33
  96. Job 9:30 : Mal 3:2
  97. Job 9:30 : Job 17:9; 31:7; Isa 1:15
  98. Job 9:30 : Job 14:4, 17; 33:9; Isa 1:18; Jer 2:22; Hos 13:12
  99. Job 9:31 : Ps 35:7; 40:2; 51:9; Jer 2:22; Na 3:6; Mal 2:3
  100. Job 9:31 : S Job 7:20; 34:9; 35:3; Ps 73:13
  101. Job 9:32 : S Nu 23:19
  102. Job 9:32 : S ver 3; Ro 9:20
  103. Job 9:32 : Ps 143:2; Ecc 6:10
  104. Job 9:33 : S 1Sa 2:25
  105. Job 9:33 : S ver 19
  106. Job 9:34 : Job 21:9; Ps 39:10; 73:5
  107. Job 9:34 : S Job 6:4; 7:14; 33:7; Ps 32:4
  108. Job 9:35 : S Job 7:11
  109. Job 9:35 : Job 7:15; 13:21
  110. Job 10:1 : S Nu 11:15; S 1Ki 19:4
  111. Job 10:1 : S 1Sa 1:10; S Job 7:11; 9:18, 21
  112. Job 10:2 : Job 13:3; 40:1
  113. Job 10:2 : Isa 3:13; Hos 4:1; 5:1; 12:2; Mic 6:2; Ro 8:33
  114. Job 10:2 : S Job 9:3
  115. Job 10:3 : S Job 9:22; 16:9, 14; 19:6, 21; 22:10; 30:13, 21; 31:23; 34:6
  116. Job 10:3 : ver 8; Ge 1:26; S Job 4:17; 14:15; 34:19; Ps 8:6; 95:6; 100:3; 138:8; 149:2; Isa 60:21; 64:8
  117. Job 10:3 : S Job 9:24
  118. Job 10:4 : 1Sa 16:7; Job 11:11; 14:16; 24:23; 28:24; 31:4; 34:21; 41:11; Ps 11:4; 33:15; 119:168; 139:12; Pr 5:21; 15:3; Jer 11:20-23; 16:17
  119. Job 10:5 : Job 36:26; Ps 39:5; 90:2, 4; 102:24; 2Pe 3:8
  120. Job 10:6 : Job 14:16
  121. Job 10:7 : ver 15; S Job 6:29; 11:4; 16:17; 27:5, 6; 31:6; 32:1
  122. Job 10:7 : S Dt 32:39
  123. Job 10:8 : Ge 2:7
  124. Job 10:8 : S ver 3; S 2Sa 14:14; S Job 30:15
  125. Job 10:9 : S Job 4:19; Isa 29:16
  126. Job 10:9 : S Ge 2:7; S Job 7:21
  127. Job 10:11 : Ps 139:13, 15
  128. Job 10:12 : S Ge 2:7
  129. Job 10:12 : S Ge 24:12
  130. Job 10:12 : S Ge 45:5
  131. Job 10:12 : 1Pe 2:25
  132. Job 10:13 : Job 23:13; Ps 115:3
  133. Job 10:14 : Job 13:27
  134. Job 10:14 : S Ex 34:7; S Job 7:21
  135. Job 10:15 : S ver 7
  136. Job 10:15 : S Job 9:13
  137. Job 10:15 : S Job 9:15
  138. Job 10:15 : Ps 25:16
  139. Job 10:16 : S 1Sa 17:34; Ps 7:2; Isa 38:13; Jer 5:6; 25:38; La 3:10; Hos 5:14; 13:7
  140. Job 10:16 : Job 5:9; Isa 28:21; 29:14; 65:7
  141. Job 10:17 : 1Ki 21:10; Job 16:8
  142. Job 10:17 : Ru 1:21
  143. Job 10:17 : S Job 5:7
  144. Job 10:18 : S Job 3:8; S Ps 22:9
  145. Job 10:18 : Job 3:26; Ecc 4:2; 7:1
  146. Job 10:19 : S Job 3:3; Jer 15:10
  147. Job 10:20 : Job 14:1; Ecc 6:12
  148. Job 10:20 : S Job 7:7
  149. Job 10:20 : S Job 7:16
  150. Job 10:20 : S Job 9:25
  151. Job 10:21 : S 2Sa 12:23; S Job 3:13; 16:22; Ps 39:13; Ecc 12:5
  152. Job 10:21 : S Job 3:5
  153. Job 10:22 : S Job 3:5
  154. Job 10:22 : S 1Sa 2:9; S Job 3:13
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Acts 8:26-40

Philip and the Ethiopian

26 Now an angel(A) of the Lord said to Philip,(B) “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a](C) eunuch,(D) an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,(E) 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told(F) Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
Who can speak of his descendants?
For his life was taken from the earth.”[b](G)

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began(H) with that very passage of Scripture(I) and told him the good news(J) about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”(K) [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away,(L) and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns(M) until he reached Caesarea.(N)

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 8:27 That is, from the southern Nile region
  2. Acts 8:33 Isaiah 53:7,8 (see Septuagint)
  3. Acts 8:37 Some manuscripts include here Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
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