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Reading 1

Job chapter 38

(Job 38:1) Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

(Job 38:2) Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?

(Job 38:3) Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

(Job 38:4) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

(Job 38:5) Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it?

(Job 38:6) Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,

(Job 38:7) When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

(Job 38:8) Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb;

(Job 38:9) When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,

(Job 38:10) And marked out for it my bound, And set bars and doors,

(Job 38:11) And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; And here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

(Job 38:12) Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days [began], [And] caused the dayspring to know its place;

(Job 38:13) That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

(Job 38:14) It is changed as clay under the seal; And [all things] stand forth as a garment:

(Job 38:15) And from the wicked their light is withholden, And the high arm is broken.

(Job 38:16) Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

(Job 38:17) Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

(Job 38:18) Hast thou comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all.

(Job 38:19) Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

(Job 38:20) That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof?

(Job 38:21) [Doubtless], thou knowest, for thou wast then born, And the number of thy days is great!

(Job 38:22) Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

(Job 38:23) Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war?

(Job 38:24) By what way is the light parted, Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?

(Job 38:25) Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or the way for the lightning of the thunder;

(Job 38:26) To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

(Job 38:27) To satisfy the waste and desolate [ground], And to cause the tender grass to spring forth?

(Job 38:28) Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

(Job 38:29) Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

(Job 38:30) The waters hide themselves [and become] like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen.

(Job 38:31) Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion?

(Job 38:32) Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season? Or canst thou guide the Bear with her train?

(Job 38:33) Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?

(Job 38:34) Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee?

(Job 38:35) Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?

(Job 38:36) Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the mind?

(Job 38:37) Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,

(Job 38:38) When the dust runneth into a mass, And the clods cleave fast together?

(Job 38:39) Canst thou hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

(Job 38:40) When they couch in their dens, [And] abide in the covert to lie in wait?

(Job 38:41) Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, [And] wander for lack of food?

Reading 2

Job chapter 39

(Job 39:1) Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [Or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

(Job 39:2) Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?

(Job 39:3) They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, They cast out their pains.

(Job 39:4) Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; They go forth, and return not again.

(Job 39:5) Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bonds of the swift ass,

(Job 39:6) Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the salt land his dwelling-place?

(Job 39:7) He scorneth the tumult of the city, Neither heareth he the shoutings of the driver.

(Job 39:8) The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searcheth after every green thing.

(Job 39:9) Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?

(Job 39:10) Canst thou bind the wild-ox with his band in the furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee?

(Job 39:11) Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave to him thy labor?

(Job 39:12) Wilt thou confide in him, that he will bring home thy seed, And gather [the grain] of thy threshing-floor?

(Job 39:13) The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; [But] are they the pinions and plumage of love?

(Job 39:14) For she leaveth her eggs on the earth, And warmeth them in the dust,

(Job 39:15) And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may trample them.

(Job 39:16) She dealeth hardly with her young ones, as if they were not hers: Though her labor be in vain, [she is] without fear;

(Job 39:17) Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

(Job 39:18) What time she lifteth up herself on high, She scorneth the horse and his rider.

(Job 39:19) Hast thou given the horse [his] might? Hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane?

(Job 39:20) Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible.

(Job 39:21) He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth out to meet the armed men.

(Job 39:22) He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed; Neither turneth he back from the sword.

(Job 39:23) The quiver rattleth against him, The flashing spear and the javelin.

(Job 39:24) He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the voice of the trumpet.

(Job 39:25) As oft as the trumpet [soundeth] he saith, Aha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

(Job 39:26) Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south?

(Job 39:27) Is it at thy command that the eagle mounteth up, And maketh her nest on high?

(Job 39:28) On the cliff she dwelleth, and maketh her home, Upon the point of the cliff, and the stronghold.

(Job 39:29) From thence she spieth out the prey; Her eyes behold it afar off.

(Job 39:30) Her young ones also suck up blood: And where the slain are, there is she.

Reading 3

Job chapter 40

(Job 40:1) Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,

(Job 40:2) Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.

(Job 40:3) Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

(Job 40:4) Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

(Job 40:5) Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

(Job 40:6) Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

(Job 40:7) Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

(Job 40:8) Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

(Job 40:9) Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

(Job 40:10) Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.

(Job 40:11) Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

(Job 40:12) Look on every one that is proud, [and] bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand.

(Job 40:13) Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden [place].

(Job 40:14) Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee.

(Job 40:15) Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

(Job 40:16) Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.

(Job 40:17) He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

(Job 40:18) His bones are [as] tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron.

(Job 40:19) He is the chief of the ways of God: He [only] that made him giveth him his sword.

(Job 40:20) Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.

(Job 40:21) He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen.

(Job 40:22) The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.

(Job 40:23) Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.

(Job 40:24) Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

Reading 4

Job chapter 41

(Job 41:1) Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?

(Job 41:2) Canst thou put a rope into his nose? Or pierce his jaw through with a hook?

(Job 41:3) Will he make many supplications unto thee? Or will he speak soft words unto thee?

(Job 41:4) Will he make a covenant with thee, That thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

(Job 41:5) Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

(Job 41:6) Will the bands [of fishermen] make traffic of him? Will they part him among the merchants?

(Job 41:7) Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons, Or his head with fish-spears?

(Job 41:8) Lay thy hand upon him; Remember the battle, and do so no more.

(Job 41:9) Behold, the hope of him is in vain: Will not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

(Job 41:10) None is so fierce that he dare stir him up; Who then is he that can stand before me?

(Job 41:11) Who hath first given unto me, that I should repay him? [Whatsoever is] under the whole heaven is mine.

(Job 41:12) I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.

(Job 41:13) Who can strip off his outer garment? Who shall come within his jaws?

(Job 41:14) Who can open the doors of his face? Round about his teeth is terror.

(Job 41:15) [His] strong scales are [his] pride, Shut up together [as with] a close seal.

(Job 41:16) One is so near to another, That no air can come between them.

(Job 41:17) They are joined one to another; They stick together, so that they cannot be sundered.

(Job 41:18) His sneezings flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.

(Job 41:19) Out of his mouth go burning torches, And sparks of fire leap forth.

(Job 41:20) Out of his nostrils a smoke goeth, As of a boiling pot and [burning] rushes.

(Job 41:21) His breath kindleth coals, And a flame goeth forth from his mouth.

(Job 41:22) In his neck abideth strength, And terror danceth before him.

(Job 41:23) The flakes of his flesh are joined together: They are firm upon him; they cannot be moved.

(Job 41:24) His heart is as firm as a stone; Yea, firm as the nether millstone.

(Job 41:25) When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid: By reason of consternation they are beside themselves.

(Job 41:26) If one lay at him with the sword, it cannot avail; Nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

(Job 41:27) He counteth iron as straw, [And] brass as rotten wood.

(Job 41:28) The arrow cannot make him flee: Sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.

(Job 41:29) Clubs are counted as stubble: He laugheth at the rushing of the javelin.

(Job 41:30) His underparts are [like] sharp potsherds: He spreadeth [as it were] a threshing-wain upon the mire.

(Job 41:31) He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: He maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.

(Job 41:32) He maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary.

(Job 41:33) Upon earth there is not his like, That is made without fear.

(Job 41:34) He beholdeth everything that is high: He is king over all the sons of pride.

Reading 5

Job chapter 42

(Job 42:1) Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

(Job 42:2) I know that thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of thine can be restrained.

(Job 42:3) Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not, Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

(Job 42:4) Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

(Job 42:5) I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth thee:

(Job 42:6) Wherefore I abhor [myself], And repent in dust and ashes.

(Job 42:7) And it was so, that, after Jehovah had spoken these words unto Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

(Job 42:8) Now therefore, take unto you seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you; for him will I accept, that I deal not with you after your folly; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

(Job 42:9) So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as Jehovah commanded them: and Jehovah accepted Job.

(Job 42:10) And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before.

(Job 42:11) Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one a ring of gold.

(Job 42:12) So Jehovah blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.

(Job 42:13) He had also seven sons and three daughters.

(Job 42:14) And he called the name of the first, Jemimah: and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

(Job 42:15) And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

(Job 42:16) And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons` sons, [even] four generations.

(Job 42:17) So Job died, being old and full of days. Book I Psalm 1