8/16/13

From Gary... Not just for babies...





It has been many decades since my own children did the "baby talk" routine, but I don't remember any exchange like this!!!  The thing is... they seem to really understand one another.  I don't, but based on their leg motions, I am guessing that it has something to do with walking.  I realize that I will never REALLY KNOW what they are saying, but at least I am trying- and that is the important part, isn't it???  Face it, people hear what they want to hear, when the want to hear and how they want to hear it.  Here is an exchange that illustrates this point...

John, Chapter 8


 23  He said to them, “You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.   24  I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am  he, you will die in your sins.” 

  25  They said therefore to him, “Who are you?” 

Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning.   26  I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you. However he who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these I say to the world.” 

  27  They didn’t understand that he spoke to them about the Father.  28 Jesus therefore said to them,“When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things.   29  He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn’t left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” 

  30  As he spoke these things, many believed in him.  31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.   32  You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  

  33  They answered him, “We are Abraham’s seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say, ‘You will be made free’ ?” 

  34  Jesus answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin.   35  A bondservant doesn’t live in the house forever. A son remains forever.   36  If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.   37  I know that you are Abraham’s seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.   38  I say the things which I have seen with my Father; and you also do the things which you have seen with your father.” 

  39  They answered him, “Our father is Abraham.” 

Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.   40  But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn’t do this.   41  You do the works of your father.” 

They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God.” 

  42  Therefore Jesus said to them, “If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven’t come of myself, but he sent me.   43  Why don’t you understand my speech? Because you can’t hear my word.   44  You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn’t stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.   45  But because I tell the truth, you don’t believe me. 


Some people can't hear because they don't want to hear.  And often this is because their heart is darkened by sin.  Sin blinds, it deafens, it replaces reason with irrationality and stubbornness.  If even babies who really want to talk can understand one another, why can't the adults???  Perhaps we can all learn a lesson from these small ones, and that lesson is innocence. May God give us all an open heart and the ability to really understand HIS Word!!!

From Gary.. Bible Reading and Study, August 16



Bible Reading and Study
August 16

The World English Bible

Aug. 16
Job 1-4

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.
Job 1:2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
Job 1:3 His possessions also were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the children of the east.
Job 1:4 His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
Job 1:5 It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, "It may be that my sons have sinned, and renounced God in their hearts." Job did so continually.
Job 1:6 Now it happened on the day when the God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.
Job 1:7 Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
Job 1:8 Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil."
Job 1:9 Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
Job 1:10 Haven't you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face."
Job 1:12 Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don't put forth your hand." So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh.
Job 1:13 It fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,
Job 1:14 that there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them,
Job 1:15 and the Sabeans attacked, and took them away. Yes, they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
Job 1:16 While he was still speaking, there also came another, and said, "The fire of God has fallen from the sky, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
Job 1:17 While he was still speaking, there came also another, and said, "The Chaldeans made three bands, and swept down on the camels, and have taken them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
Job 1:18 While he was still speaking, there came also another, and said, "Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house,
Job 1:19 and behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead. I alone have escaped to tell you."
Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped.
Job 1:21 He said, "Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. Yahweh gave, and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh."
Job 1:22 In all this, Job did not sin, nor charge God with wrongdoing.
Job 2:1 Again it happened on the day when the God's sons came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan came also among them to present himself before Yahweh.
Job 2:2 Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
Job 2:3 Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."
Job 2:4 Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
Job 2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."
Job 2:6 Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life."
Job 2:7 So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head.
Job 2:8 He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
Job 2:9 Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God, and die."
Job 2:10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn't sin with his lips.
Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.
Job 2:12 When they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and didn't recognize him, they raised their voices, and wept; and they each tore his robe, and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the sky.
Job 2:13 So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.

Job 3:1 After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed the day of his birth.
Job 3:2 Job answered:
Job 3:3 "Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said, 'There is a boy conceived.'
Job 3:4 Let that day be darkness. Don't let God from above seek for it, neither let the light shine on it.
Job 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all that makes black the day terrify it.
Job 3:6 As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.
Job 3:7 Behold, let that night be barren. Let no joyful voice come therein.
Job 3:8 Let them curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up leviathan.
Job 3:9 Let the stars of its twilight be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the morning,
Job 3:10 because it didn't shut up the doors of my mother's womb, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.
Job 3:11 "Why didn't I die from the womb? Why didn't I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
Job 3:12 Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?
Job 3:13 For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,
Job 3:14 with kings and counselors of the earth, who built up waste places for themselves;
Job 3:15 or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
Job 3:16 or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.
Job 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling. There the weary are at rest.
Job 3:18 There the prisoners are at ease together. They don't hear the voice of the taskmaster.
Job 3:19 The small and the great are there. The servant is free from his master.
Job 3:20 "Why is light given to him who is in misery, life to the bitter in soul,
Job 3:21 Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
Job 3:22 who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged in?
Job 3:24 For my sighing comes before I eat. My groanings are poured out like water.
Job 3:25 For the thing which I fear comes on me, That which I am afraid of comes to me.
Job 3:26 I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; but trouble comes."
Job 4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
Job 4:2 "If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?
Job 4:3 Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.
Job 4:4 Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
Job 4:5 But now it is come to you, and you faint. It touches you, and you are troubled.
Job 4:6 Isn't your piety your confidence? Isn't the integrity of your ways your hope?
Job 4:7 "Remember, now, whoever perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?
Job 4:8 According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.
Job 4:9 By the breath of God they perish. By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
Job 4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.
Job 4:12 "Now a thing was secretly brought to me. My ear received a whisper of it.
Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
Job 4:14 fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face. The hair of my flesh stood up.
Job 4:16 It stood still, but I couldn't discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,
Job 4:17 'Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Job 4:18 Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.
Job 4:19 How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!
Job 4:20 Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.

Job 4:21 Isn't their tent cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.' 


The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Job
Job 1 1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and
one who feared God, and turned away from evil.
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and this man was perfect and
upright, and one that feared God and abstained from evil.
A man there hath been in the land of Uz -- Job his name -- and that man hath been
perfect and upright -- both fearing God, and turning aside from evil.
Job 1 2
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
And there are borne to him seven sons and three daughters,
Job 1 3
His possessions also were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of
oxen, five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of
all the children of the east.
And his substance was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five
hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and very many servants; and this man
was greater than all the children of the east.
and his substance is seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five
hundred pairs of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a service very abundant;
and that man is greater than any of the sons of the east.
Job 1 4
His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called
for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and
invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
And his sons have gone and made a banquet -- the house of each [in] his day -- and
have sent and called to their three sisters to eat and to drink with them;
Job 1 5
It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that Job sent and sanctified
them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of
them all. For Job said, "It may be that my sons have sinned, and renounced God in their hearts."
Thus did Job continually.
And it was so, when the days of the feasting were gone about, that Job sent and hallowed
them; and he rose up early in the morning, and offered up burnt-offerings [according to]
the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed
God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
and it cometh to pass, when they have gone round the days of the banquet, that Job
doth send and sanctify them, and hath risen early in the morning, and caused to
ascend burnt-offerings -- the number of them all -- for Job said, `Perhaps my sons
have sinned, yet blessed God in their heart.` Thus doth Job all the days.
Job 1 6
Now it happened on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh,
that Satan also came among them.
And there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah; and
Satan came also among them.
And the day is, that sons of God come in to station themselves by Jehovah, and
there doth come also the Adversary in their midst.
Job 1 7
Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said,
"From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
And Jehovah said to Satan, Whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and said,
From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Whence comest thou?` And the Adversary
answereth Jehovah and saith, `From going to and fro in the land, and from walking
up and down on it.`
Job 1 8
Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is none like him in the
earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil."
And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like
him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from
evil?
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Hast thou set thy heart against My servant
Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing
God, and turning aside from evil?`
Job 1 9
Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `For nought is Job fearing God?
Job 1 10
Haven`t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on
every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on
every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is spread abroad
in the land.
Hast not Thou made a hedge for him, and for his house, and for all that he hath --
round about?
Job 1 11
But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face."
But put forth thy hand now and touch all that he hath, [and see] if he will not curse thee
to thy face!
The work of his hands Thou hast blessed, and his substance hath spread in the
land, and yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike against anything that he
hath -- if not: to Thy face he doth bless Thee!`
Job 1 12
Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don`t put forth
your hand." So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh.
And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy hand; only upon himself put
not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Lo, all that he hath [is] in thy hand, only
unto him put not forth thy hand.` And the Adversary goeth out from the presence
of Jehovah.
Job 1 13
It fell on a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest
brother`s house,
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in
the house of their brother, the firstborn.
And the day is, that his sons and his daughters are eating, and drinking wine, in
the house of their brother, the first-born.
Job 1 14
that there came a messenger to Job, and said, "The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding
beside them,
And there came a messenger to Job and said, The oxen were ploughing, and the asses
feeding beside them;
And a messenger hath come in unto Job and saith, `The oxen have been plowing,
and the she-asses feeding by their sides,
Job 1 15
and the Sabeans attacked, and took them away. Yes, they have killed the servants with the edge
of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
and [they of] Sheba fell [upon them] and took them, and the servants have they smitten
with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee.
and Sheba doth fall, and take them, and the young men they have smitten by the
mouth of the sword, and I am escaped -- only I alone -- to declare [it] to thee.`
Job 1 16
While he was still speaking, there also came another, and said, "The fire of God has fallen from
the sky, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them, and I alone have
escaped to tell you."
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, The fire of God fell from heaven
and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped,
alone, to tell thee.
While this [one] is speaking another also hath come and saith, `Fire of God hath
fallen from the heavens, and burneth among the flock, and among the young men,
and consumeth them, and I am escaped -- only I alone -- to declare [it] to thee.`
Job 1 17
While he was still speaking, there came also another, and said, "The Chaldeans made three
bands, and swept down on the camels, and have taken them away, yes, and killed the servants
with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you."
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, The Chaldeans made three
bands, and fell upon the camels and took them, and the servants have they smitten with
the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee.
While this [one] is speaking another also hath come and saith, `Chaldeans made
three heads, and rush on the camels, and take them, and the young men they have
smitten by the mouth of the sword, and I am escaped -- only I alone -- to declare
[it] to thee.`
Job 1 18
While he was still speaking, there came also another, and said, "Your sons and your daughters
were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother`s house,
While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, Thy sons and thy daughters
were eating and drinking wine in the house of their brother, the firstborn;
While this [one] is speaking another also hath come and saith, `Thy sons and thy
daughters are eating, and drinking wine, in the house of their brother, the first-
born.
Job 1 19
and, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the
house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead. I alone have escaped to tell you."
and behold, there came a great wind from over the wilderness, and smote the four
corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they died; and I only am
escaped, alone, to tell thee.
And lo, a great wind hath come from over the wilderness, and striketh against the
four corners of the house, and it falleth on the young men, and they are dead, and
I am escaped -- only I alone -- to declare [it] to thee.`
Job 1 20
Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and
worshipped.
And Job rose up, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground,
and worshipped;
And Job riseth, and rendeth his robe, and shaveth his head, and falleth to the
earth, and doth obeisance,
Job 1 21
He said, "Naked I came out of my mother`s womb, and naked shall I return there. Yahweh gave,
and Yahweh has taken away. Blessed be the name of Yahweh."
and he said, Naked came I out of my mother`s womb, and naked shall I return thither:
Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah!
and he saith, `Naked came I forth from the womb of my mother, and naked I turn
back thither: Jehovah hath given and Jehovah hath taken: let the name of Jehovah
be blessed.`
Job 1 22
In all this, Job did not sin, nor charge God with wrongdoing.
In all this Job sinned not, nor ascribed anything unseemly to God.
In all this Job hath not sinned, nor given folly to God.
Job 2 1
Again it happened on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh,
that Satan came also among them to present himself before Yahweh.
And there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, and
Satan also came among them to present himself before Jehovah.
And the day is, that sons of God come in to station themselves by Jehovah, and
there doth come also the Adversary in their midst to station himself by Jehovah.
Job 2 2
Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From
going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
And Jehovah said to Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah and
said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Whence camest thou?` And the Adversary
answereth Jehovah and saith, `From going to and fro in the land, and from walking
up and down in it.`
Job 2 3
Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the
earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still
maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."
And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like
him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from
evil? and still he remaineth firm in his integrity, though thou movedst me against him,
to swallow him up without cause.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Hast thou set thy heart unto My servant
Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing
God and turning aside from evil? and still he is keeping hold on his integrity,
and thou dost move Me against him to swallow him up for nought!`
Job 2 4
Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has will he give for his life.
And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give
for his life;
And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, `A skin for a skin, and all that a
man hath he doth give for his life.
Job 2 5
But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your
face."
but put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, [and see] if he will not curse
thee to thy face!
Yet, put forth, I pray Thee, Thy hand, and strike unto his bone and unto his flesh --
if not: unto Thy face he doth bless Thee!`
Job 2 6
Yahweh said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life."
And Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, `Lo, he [is] in thy hand; only his life take
care of.`
Job 2 7
So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and struck Job with painful sores from the sole
of his foot to his head.
And Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah; and he smote Job with a grievous
botch from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
And the Adversary goeth forth from the presence of Jehovah, and smiteth Job with
a sore ulcer from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Job 2 8
He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes.
And he taketh to him a potsherd to scrape himself with it, and he is sitting in the
midst of the ashes.
Job 2 9
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God, and die."
And his wife said to him, Dost thou still remain firm in thine integrity? curse God and
And his wife saith to him, `Still thou art keeping hold on thine integrity: bless
God and die.`
Job 2 10
But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive
good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn`t sin with his lips.
But he said to her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. We have also
received good from God, and should we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with
his lips.
And he saith unto her, `As one of the foolish women speaketh, thou speakest; yea,
the good we receive from God, and the evil we do not receive.` In all this Job hath
not sinned with his lips.
Job 2 11
Now when Job`s three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from
his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they
made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.
And three friends of Job heard of all this evil that was come upon him. And they came
each one from his place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the
Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to
comfort him.
And three of the friends of Job hear of all this evil that hath come upon him, and
they come in each from his place -- Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite,
and Zophar the Naamathite -- and they are met together to come in to bemoan
him, and to comfort him;
Job 2 12
When they lifted up their eyes from a distance, and didn`t recognize him, they raised their
voices, and wept; and they each tore his robe, and sprinkled dust on their heads toward the sky.
And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice
and wept. And they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads
toward the heavens.
and they lift up their eyes from afar and have not discerned him, and they lift up
their voice and weep, and rend each his robe, and sprinkle dust on their heads --
heavenward.
Job 2 13
So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to
him, for they saw that his grief was very great.
And they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights; and none spoke a
word to him; for they saw that [his] anguish was very great.
And they sit with him on the earth seven days and seven nights, and there is none
speaking unto him a word when they have seen that the pain hath been very great.
Job 3 1
After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed the day of his birth.
After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.
After this hath Job opened his mouth, and revileth his day.
Job 3 2
Job answered:
And Job answered and said,
And Job answereth and saith: --
Job 3 3
"Let the day perish in which I was born, The night which said, `There is a man-child
Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said, There is a man child
conceived.
Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: `A man-child
hath been conceived.`
Job 3 4
Let that day be darkness; Don`t let God from above seek for it, Neither let the light shine on
That day -- let it be darkness, let not +God care for it from above, neither let light shine
upon it:
That day -- let it be darkness, Let not God require it from above, Nor let light
shine upon it.
Job 3 5
Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own. Let a cloud dwell on it. Let all
that makes black the day terrify it.
Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it; let clouds dwell upon it; let darkeners of
the day terrify it.
Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, Let a cloud tabernacle upon it, Let them
terrify it as the most bitter of days.
Job 3 6
As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year.
Let it not come into the number of the months.
That night -- let gloom seize upon it; let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it
not come into the number of the months.
That night -- let thick darkness take it, Let it not be united to days of the year,
Into the number of months let it not come.
Job 3 7
Behold, let that night be barren. Let no joyful voice come therein.
Behold, let that night be barren; let no joyful sound come therein;
Lo! that night -- let it be gloomy, Let no singing come into it.
Job 3 8
Let them curse it who curse the day, Who are ready to rouse up leviathan.
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to rouse Leviathan;
Let the cursers of day mark it, Who are ready to wake up Leviathan.
Job 3 9
Let the stars of the twilight of it be dark. Let it look for light, but have none, Neither let it
see the eyelids of the morning,
Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it wait for light, and have none, neither let it see
the eyelids of the dawn:
Let the stars of its twilight be dark, Let it wait for light, and there is none, And
let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn.
Job 3 10
Because it didn`t shut up the doors of my mother`s womb, Nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.
Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, and hid not trouble from
mine eyes.
Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery
from mine eyes.
Job 3 11
"Why didn`t I die from the womb? Why didn`t I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
Wherefore did I not die from the womb, -- come forth from the belly and expire?
Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp!
Job 3 12
Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?
Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?
Wherefore have knees been before me? And what [are] breasts, that I suck?
Job 3 13
For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at
rest,
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept: then had I been at
rest,
For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept -- then there is rest to me,
Job 3 14
With kings and counselors of the earth, Who built up waste places for themselves;
With kings and counsellors of the earth, who build desolate places for themselves,
With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves.
Job 3 15
Or with princes who had gold, Who filled their houses with silver:
Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver;
Or with princes -- they have gold, They are filling their houses [with] silver.
Job 3 16
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, As infants who never saw light.
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.
(Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)
Job 3 17
There the wicked cease from troubling; There the weary are at rest.
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the wearied are at rest.
There the wicked have ceased troubling, And there rest do the wearied in power.
Job 3 18
There the prisoners are at ease together. They don`t hear the voice of the taskmaster.
The prisoners together are at ease; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.
Together prisoners have been at ease, They have not heard the voice of an exactor,
Job 3 19
The small and the great are there. The servant is free from his master.
The small and great are there, and the bondman freed from his master.
Small and great [are] there the same. And a servant [is] free from his lord.
Job 3 20
"Why is light given to him who is in misery, Life to the bitter in soul,
Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul,
Why giveth He to the miserable light, and life to the bitter soul?
Job 3 21
Who long for death, but it doesn`t come; Dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
Job 3 22
Who rejoice exceedingly, Are glad, when they can find the grave?
Who rejoice even exultingly and are glad when they find the grave? --
Who are glad -- unto joy, They rejoice when they find a grave.
Job 3 23
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, Whom God has hedged in?
To the man whose way is hidden, and whom +God hath hedged in?
To a man whose way hath been hidden, And whom God doth shut up?
Job 3 24
For my sighing comes before I eat, My groanings are poured out like water.
For my sighing cometh before my bread, and my groanings are poured out like the
waters.
For before my food, my sighing cometh, And poured out as waters [are] my
roarings.
Job 3 25
For the thing which I fear comes on me, That which I am afraid of comes to me.
For I feared a fear, and it hath come upon me, and that which I dreaded hath come to me.
For a fear I feared and it meeteth me, And what I was afraid of doth come to me.
Job 3 26
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; But trouble comes."
I was not in safety, neither had I quietness, neither was I at rest, and trouble came.
I was not safe -- nor was I quiet -- Nor was I at rest -- and trouble cometh!
Job 4 1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
And Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,
And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: --
Job 4 2
"If someone ventures to talk with you, will you be grieved? But who can withhold himself from
speaking?
If a word were essayed to thee, wouldest thou be grieved? But who can refrain from
speaking?
Hath one tried a word with thee? -- Thou art weary! And to keep in words who is
able?
Job 4 3
Behold, you have instructed many, You have strengthened the weak hands.
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands;
Lo, thou hast instructed many, And feeble hands thou makest strong.
Job 4 4
Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
Thy words have upholden him that was stumbling, and thou hast braced up the bending
knees:
The stumbling one do thy words raise up, And bowing knees thou dost strengthen.
Job 4 5
But now it is come to you, and you faint; It touches you, and you are troubled.
But now it is come upon thee, and thou grievest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
But now, it cometh in unto thee, And thou art weary; It striketh unto thee, and
thou art troubled.
Job 4 6
Isn`t your piety your confidence, The integrity of your ways your hope?
Hath not thy piety been thy confidence, and the perfection of thy ways thy hope?
Is not thy reverence thy confidence? Thy hope -- the perfection of thy ways?
Job 4 7
"Remember, now, whoever perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?
Remember, I pray thee, who that was innocent has perished? and where were the upright
cut off?
Remember, I pray thee, Who, being innocent, hath perished? And where have the
upright been cut off?
Job 4 8
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, And sow trouble, Reap the same.
Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.
As I have seen -- ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it!
Job 4 9
By the breath of God they perish, By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
By the breath of +God they perish, and by the blast of his nostrils are they consumed.
From the breath of God they perish, And from the spirit of His anger consumed.
Job 4 10
The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, The teeth of the young lions, are
broken.
The roar of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are
broken;
The roaring of a lion, And the voice of a fierce lion, And teeth of young lions have
been broken.
Job 4 11
The old lion perishes for lack of prey, The whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate.
Job 4 12
"Now a thing was secretly brought to me, My ear received a whisper of it.
Now to me a word was secretly brought, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.
And unto me a thing is secretly brought, And receive doth mine ear a little of it.
Job 4 13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
In thoughts from visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men: --
In thoughts from visions of the night, In the falling of deep sleep on men,
Job 4 14
Fear came on me, and trembling, Which made all my bones shake.
Fear came on me, and trembling, and made all my bones to shake;
Fear hath met me, and trembling, And the multitude of my bones caused to fear.
Job 4 15
Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up.
And a spirit passed before my face -- the hair of my flesh stood up --
And a spirit before my face doth pass, Stand up doth the hair of my flesh;
Job 4 16
It stood still, but I couldn`t discern the appearance of it; A form was before my eyes. Silence,
then I heard a voice, saying,
It stood still; I could not discern the appearance thereof: a form was before mine eyes; I
heard a slight murmur and a voice:
It standeth, and I discern not its aspect, A similitude [is] over-against mine eyes,
Silence! and a voice I hear:
Job 4 17
`Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
Shall [mortal] man be more just than +God? Shall a man be purer than his Maker?
`Is mortal man than God more righteous? Than his Maker is a man cleaner?
Job 4 18
Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.
Lo, he trusteth not his servants, and his angels he chargeth with folly:
Lo, in His servants He putteth no credence, Nor in His messengers setteth praise.`
Job 4 19
How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are
crushed before the moth!
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who
are crushed as the moth!
Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation [is] in the dust, They
bruise them before a moth.)
Job 4 20
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding
it.
From morning to evening are they smitten: without any heeding it, they perish for ever.
From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they
perish.
Job 4 21
Isn`t their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.`
Is not their tent-cord torn away in them? they die, and without wisdom.

Hath not their excellency been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!



Study Questions

Describe Job? 1:1-5

What did the LORD allow? 1:12

Satan's second challenge was? 2:4, 5

How did Job's friends comfort Job? 2:12, 13

What did Job fear? 3:23-25' 4:6

Another way to describe vs. 4:7, 8 would be?