8/23/13

From Gary... The size of power






Yesterday, we watched an episode of National Geographic's channel, "The dog whisperer".  Caesar Millian trained a whole Cul-de-Sac of families' dogs to "get along".  One lady had three full grown Samoyed that pulled her along as if she was nothing.  Well, this dog makes those dogs look like mere puppies!!! However, if you already have a dog, you know that it really isn't about how BIG they are, but what is on the inside is what really matters.  Even my little miniature poodle "buddy" regularly takes on dogs double and triple his own size.  Since this is true of dogs, does it apply to human beings?  The answer is a resounding - YES!!!  Remember Napelon Bonaparte? From my own personal experience, I can tell you that one of the greatest men I ever knew was only 5 feet tall.  John Bizzel was his name and he was instructor of mine at Northeast School Of Biblical Studies.  His humility coupled with a keen intellect changed my life in ways that I am now only beginning to discover- and it has been over 35 years since I last saw him.  It was a blessing to know John and to be instructed in the Scriptures by him, but I can only imagine what it must have been like to have been taught by an apostle.  And not even one of the post prominent- on the contrary, how about the least of them...?

2 Corinthians, Chapter 12


1 It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. For I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ, fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I don’t know, or whether out of the body, I don’t know; God knows), such a one caught up into the third heaven.  3 I know such a man (whether in the body, or outside of the body, I don’t know; God knows),  4 how he was caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.  5 On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in my weaknesses.  6 For if I would desire to boast, I will not be foolish; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, so that no man may think more of me than that which he sees in me, or hears from me.  7 By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not be exalted excessively. 8 Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.  9 He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. 


  10  Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.  11 I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing. 


Revelations from God, the power to work miracles, keen insights into the deeper things of God.  All are foolishness without truly being empowered by the Almighty.  Paul had the right attitude, the right knowledge and the right zeal.  Do we?  Do I?  Take a few minutes to reflect upon your relationship with God... is it as it should be?  If not, then WHY NOT?  My prayer today is that we all would not look on the outward things of this life, but rather reflect on what will bring us closer to God!!!  Remember this passage from the book of Zechariah...

Chapter 4

  6  Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, “This is Yahweh’s word to Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says Yahweh of Armies.



If God is with you, outward appearances really don't matter.  One last thought- remember David and Goliath!!!

Humm... I wonder if Goliath had a dog??? If so, I bet it was as big as the dog in the picture- maybe bigger!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 23



Bible Reading and Study
 August 23


The World English Bible


Aug. 23
Job 27-29

Job 27:1 Job again took up his parable, and said,
Job 27:2 "As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
Job 27:3 (For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
Job 27:4 surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
Job 27:6 I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Job 27:7 "Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
Job 27:11 I will teach you about the hand of God. That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Job 27:12 Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
Job 27:13 "This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
Job 27:14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Job 27:15 Those who remain of him shall be buried in death. His widows shall make no lamentation.
Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
Job 27:17 he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
Job 27:18 He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.
Job 27:19 He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
Job 27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.
Job 27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.
Job 27:22 For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
Job 27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
Job 28:1 "Surely there is a mine for silver, and a place for gold which they refine.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and copper is smelted out of the ore.
Job 28:3 Man sets an end to darkness, and searches out, to the furthest bound, the stones of obscurity and of thick darkness.
Job 28:4 He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They hang far from men, they swing back and forth.
Job 28:5 As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
Job 28:6 Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
Job 28:7 That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.
Job 28:8 The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.
Job 28:9 He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots.
Job 28:10 He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.
Job 28:11 He binds the streams that they don't trickle. The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.
Job 28:12 "But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:13 Man doesn't know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28:14 The deep says, 'It isn't in me.' The sea says, 'It isn't with me.'
Job 28:15 It can't be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
Job 28:16 It can't be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Job 28:17 Gold and glass can't equal it, neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal. Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Job 28:20 Whence then comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:21 Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.
Job 28:22 Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'
Job 28:23 "God understands its way, and he knows its place.
Job 28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole sky.
Job 28:25 He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;
Job 28:27 then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.
Job 28:28 To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.' "
Job 29:1 Job again took up his parable, and said,
Job 29:2 "Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;
Job 29:3 when his lamp shone on my head, and by his light I walked through darkness,
Job 29:4 as I was in the ripeness of my days, when the friendship of God was in my tent,
Job 29:5 when the Almighty was yet with me, and my children were around me,
Job 29:6 when my steps were washed with butter, and the rock poured out streams of oil for me,
Job 29:7 when I went forth to the city gate, when I prepared my seat in the street.
Job 29:8 The young men saw me and hid themselves. The aged rose up and stood.
Job 29:9 The princes refrained from talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
Job 29:10 The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
Job 29:11 For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it commended me:
Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor who cried, and the fatherless also, who had none to help him,
Job 29:13 the blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
Job 29:16 I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn't know, I searched out.
Job 29:17 I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the prey out of his teeth.
Job 29:18 Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.
Job 29:19 My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch.
Job 29:20 My glory is fresh in me. My bow is renewed in my hand.'
Job 29:21 "Men listened to me, waited, and kept silence for my counsel.
Job 29:22 After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.
Job 29:23 They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.
Job 29:24 I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn't reject the light of my face.
Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.



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Job

Job 27 1
Job again took up his parable, and said,
And Job continued his parable and said,
And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --
Job 27 2
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, The Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
[As] ·God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered
my soul,
God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul
bitter.
Job 27 3
(For the length of my life is still in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,
For all the while my breath [is] in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.
Job 27 4
Surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, Neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!
My lips do not speak perverseness, And my tongue doth not utter deceit.
Job 27 5
Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness
from me.
Pollution to me -- if I justify you, Till I expire I turn not aside mine integrity from
me.
Job 27 6
I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as
I live.
My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth [me] not one of
my days.
On my righteousness I have laid hold, And I do not let it go, My heart doth not
reproach me while I live.
Job 27 7
"Let my enemy be as the wicked, Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
As the wicked is my enemy, And my withstander as the perverse.
Job 27 8
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, When God takes away his life?
For what is the hope of the ungodly, when [God] cutteth him off, when +God taketh away
his soul?
For what [is] the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off
his soul?
Job 27 9
Will God hear his cry, When trouble comes on him?
Will ·God hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?
His cry doth God hear, When distress cometh on him?
Job 27 10
Will he delight himself in the Almighty, And call on God at all times?
Doth he delight himself in the Almighty? will he at all times call upon +God?
On the Mighty doth he delight himself? Call God at all times?
Job 27 11
I will teach you about the hand of God. That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
I will teach you concerning the hand of ·God; what is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
I shew you by the hand of God, That which [is] with the Mighty I hide not.
Job 27 12
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; Why then have you become altogether vain?
Behold, ye yourselves have all seen [it]; and why are ye thus altogether vain?
Lo, ye -- all of you -- have seen, And why [is] this -- ye are altogether vain?
Job 27 13
"This is the portion of a wicked man with God, The heritage of oppressors, which they receive
from the Almighty.
This is the portion of the wicked man with ·God, and the heritage of the violent, which
they receive from the Almighty: --
This [is] the portion of wicked man with God, And the inheritance of terrible ones
From the Mighty they receive.
Job 27 14
If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied
with bread;
If his sons multiply -- for them [is] a sword. And his offspring [are] not satisfied
[with] bread.
Job 27 15
Those who remain of him shall be buried in death. His widows shall make no lamentation.
Those that remain of him shall be buried by death, and his widows shall not weep.
His remnant in death are buried, And his widows do not weep.
Job 27 16
Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare clothing as the clay;
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,
Job 27 17
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver.
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.
He prepareth -- and the righteous putteth [it] on, And the silver the innocent
doth apportion.
Job 27 18
He builds his house as the moth, As a booth which the watchman makes.
He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.
He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.
Job 27 19
He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
Rich he lieth down, and he is not gathered, His eyes he hath opened, and he is not.
Job 27 20
Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest steals him away in the night.
Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.
Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.
Job 27 21
The east wind carries him away, and he departs; It sweeps him out of his place.
The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his
place.
Take him up doth an east wind, and he goeth, And it frighteneth him from his
place,
Job 27 22
For it hurls at him, and does not spare, As he flees away from his hand.
And [God] shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
And it casteth at him, and doth not spare, From its hand he diligently fleeth.
Job 27 23
Men shall clap their hands at him, And shall hiss him out of his place.
[Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
It clappeth at him its hands, And it hisseth at him from his place.
Job 28 1
"Surely there is a mine for silver, And a place for gold which they refine.
Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold which they refine;
Surely there is for silver a source, And a place for the gold they refine;
Job 28 2
Iron is taken out of the earth, And copper is smelted out of the ore.
Iron is taken out of the dust, and copper is molten out of the stone.
Iron from the dust is taken, And [from] the firm stone brass.
Job 28 3
Man sets an end to darkness, And searches out, to the furthest bound, The stones of obscurity
and of thick darkness.
[Man] putteth an end to the darkness, and exploreth to the utmost limit, the stones of
darkness and of the shadow of death.
An end hath he set to darkness, And to all perfection he is searching, A stone of
darkness and death-shade.
Job 28 4
He breaks open a shaft away from where people live. They are forgotten by the foot. They
hang far from men, they swing back and forth.
He openeth a shaft far from the inhabitants [of the earth]: forgotten of the foot, they hang
suspended; away below men they hover.
A stream hath broken out from a sojourner, Those forgotten of the foot, They were
low, from man they wandered.
Job 28 5
As for the earth, out of it comes bread; Underneath it is turned up as it were by fire.
As for the earth, out of it cometh bread, and underneath it is turned up as by fire;
The earth! from it cometh forth bread, And its under-part is turned like fire.
Job 28 6
Sapphires come from its rocks. It has dust of gold.
The stones of it are the place of sapphires, and it hath dust of gold.
A place of the sapphire [are] its stones, And it hath dust of gold.
Job 28 7
That path no bird of prey knows, Neither has the falcon`s eye seen it.
It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture`s eye hath not seen it;
A path -- not known it hath a ravenous fowl, Nor scorched it hath an eye of the
kite,
Job 28 8
The proud animals have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed by there.
The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed over it.
Nor trodden it have the sons of pride, Not passed over it hath the fierce lion.
Job 28 9
He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, And he overturns the mountains by the roots.
[Man] putteth forth his hand upon the flinty rock, he overturneth the mountains by the
root.
Against the flint he sent forth his hand, He overturned from the root mountains.
Job 28 10
He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.
He cutteth out channels in the rocks, and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Among rocks, brooks he hath cleaved, And every precious thing hath his eye seen.
Job 28 11
He binds the streams that they don`t trickle; The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.
He bindeth the streams that they drip not, and what is hidden he bringeth forth to light.
From overflowing floods he hath bound, And the hidden thing bringeth out [to]
light.
Job 28 12
"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
But wisdom, where shall it be found? and where is the place of understanding?
And the wisdom -- whence is it found? And where [is] this, the place of
understanding?
Job 28 13
Man doesn`t know its price; Neither is it found in the land of the living.
Man knoweth not the value thereof; and it is not found in the land of the living.
Man hath not known its arrangement, Nor is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28 14
The deep says, `It isn`t in me.` The sea says, `It isn`t with me.`
The deep saith, It is not in me; and the sea saith, It is not with me.
The deep hath said, `It [is] not in me,` And the sea hath said, `It is not with me.`
Job 28 15
It can`t be gotten for gold, Neither shall silver be weighed for its price.
Choice gold cannot be given for it, nor silver be weighed for its price.
Gold is not given for it, Nor is silver weighed -- its price.
Job 28 16
It can`t be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
It is not set in the balance with gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, and the sapphire.
It is not valued with pure gold of Ophir, With precious onyx and sapphire,
Job 28 17
Gold and glass can`t equal it, Neither shall it be exchanged for jewels of fine gold.
Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange.
Not equal it do gold and crystal, Nor [is] its exchange a vessel of fine gold.
Job 28 18
No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal: Yes, the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Corals and crystal are no more remembered; yea, the acquisition of wisdom is above
rubies.
Corals and pearl are not remembered, The acquisition of wisdom [is] above rubies.
Job 28 19
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, Neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be compared to it, neither shall it be set in the balance
with pure gold.
Not equal it doth the topaz of Cush, With pure gold it is not valued.
Job 28 20
Whence then comes wisdom? Where is the place of understanding?
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
And the wisdom -- whence doth it come? And where [is] this, the place of
understanding?
Job 28 21
Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the sky.
For it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the fowl of the heavens.
It hath been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the fowl of the heavens It
hath been hidden.
Job 28 22
Destruction and Death say, `We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.`
Destruction and death say, We have heard its report with our ears.
Destruction and death have said: `With our ears we have heard its fame.`
Job 28 23
"God understands its way, And he knows its place.
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth its place:
God hath understood its way, And He hath known its place.
Job 28 24
For he looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole sky.
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, he seeth under the whole heaven.
For He to the ends of the earth doth look, Under the whole heavens He doth see,
Job 28 25
He establishes the force of the wind; Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
In making a weight for the wind, and meting out the waters by measure,
To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure.
Job 28 26
When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder;
In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder`s flash:
In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,
Job 28 27
Then did he see it, and declare it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.
Then did he see it, and declare it; he established it, yea, and searched it out;
Then He hath seen and declareth it, He hath prepared it, and also searched it out,
Job 28 28
To man he said, `Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is
understanding.`"
And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is
understanding.
And He saith to man: -- `Lo, fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom, And to turn from evil
[is] understanding.`
Job 29 1
Job again took up his parable, and said,
And Job continued his parable and said,
And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --
Job 29 2
"Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me;
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when +God preserved me;
Who doth make me as [in] months past, As [in] the days of God`s preserving me?
Job 29 3
When his lamp shone on my head, And by his light I walked through darkness;
When his lamp shone over my head, [and] by his light I walked through darkness;
In His causing His lamp to shine on my head, By His light I walk [through]
darkness.
Job 29 4
As I was in the ripeness of my days, When the friendship of God was in my tent;
As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret counsel of +God was over my tent,
As I have been in days of my maturity, And the counsel of God upon my tent.
Job 29 5
When the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me;
When the Almighty was yet with me, my young men round about me;
When yet the Mighty One [is] with me. Round about me -- my young ones,
Job 29 6
When my steps were washed with butter, And the rock poured out streams of oil for me!
When my steps were bathed in milk, and the rock poured out beside me rivers of oil! ...
When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock [is] with me rivulets of
Job 29 7
When I went forth to the city gate, When I prepared my seat in the street,
When I went out to the gate by the city, when I prepared my seat on the broadway,
When I go out to the gate by the city, In a broad place I prepare my seat.
Job 29 8
The young men saw me and hid themselves, The aged rose up and stood;
The young men saw me, and hid themselves; and the aged arose [and] stood up;
Seen me have youths, and they, been hidden, And the aged have risen -- they stood
up.
Job 29 9
The princes refrained from talking, And laid their hand on their mouth;
Princes refrained from talking, and laid the hand on their mouth;
Princes have kept in words, And a hand they place on their mouth.
Job 29 10
The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue cleaved to their palate.
The voice of leaders hath been hidden, And their tongue to the palate hath
cleaved.
Job 29 11
For when the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it commended me:
When the ear heard [me], then it blessed me, and when the eye saw [me], it gave witness
to me;
For the ear heard, and declareth me happy, And the eye hath seen, and testifieth
[to] me.
Job 29 12
Because I delivered the poor who cried, And the fatherless also, who had none to help him.
For I delivered the afflicted that cried, and the fatherless who had no helper.
For I deliver the afflicted who is crying, And the fatherless who hath no helper.
Job 29 13
The blessing of him who was ready to perish came on me, And I caused the widow`s heart to
sing for joy.
The blessing of him that was perishing came upon me, and I caused the widow`s heart to
sing for joy.
The blessing of the perishing cometh on me, And the heart of the widow I cause to
sing.
Job 29 14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was as a mantle and a turban.
Righteousness I have put on, and it clotheth me, As a robe and a diadem my justice.
Job 29 15
I was eyes to the blind, And feet to the lame.
I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame;
Eyes I have been to the blind, And feet to the lame [am] I.
Job 29 16
I was a father to the needy. The cause of him who I didn`t know, I searched out.
I was a father to the needy, and the cause which I knew not I searched out;
A father I [am] to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.
Job 29 17
I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, And plucked the prey out of his teeth.
And I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey.
Job 29 18
Then I said, `I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.
And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;
And I say, `With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.`
Job 29 19
My root is spread out to the waters, The dew lies all night on my branch;
My root shall be spread out to the waters, and the dew will lie all night on my branch;
My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch.
Job 29 20
My glory is fresh in me, My bow is renewed in my hand.`
My glory shall be fresh in me, and my bow be renewed in my hand.
My honour [is] fresh with me, And my bow in my hand is renewed.
Job 29 21
"Men listened to me, waited, And kept silence for my counsel.
Unto me they listened, and waited, and kept silence for my counsel:
To me they have hearkened, Yea, they wait, and are silent for my counsel.
Job 29 22
After my words they didn`t speak again; My speech fell on them.
After my words they spoke not again, and my speech dropped upon them;
After my word they change not, And on them doth my speech drop,
Job 29 23
They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain.
And they waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouth wide as for the
latter rain.
And they wait as [for] rain for me, And their mouth they have opened wide [As] for
the latter rain.
Job 29 24
I smiled on them when they had no confidence. They didn`t reject the light of my face.
[If] I laughed on them, they believed [it] not; and they troubled not the serenity of my
countenance.
I laugh unto them -- they give no credence, And the light of my face cause not to
fall.
Job 29 25
I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, As one who comforts the
mourners.
I chose their way, and sat as chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that
comforteth mourners.
I choose their way, and sit head, And I dwell as a king in a troop, When mourners

he doth comfort.




Study Questions

Describe the portion of the wicked man? 27:13-23

How is 28:28 proven true in your life?

How did the blessings of God adorn Job like clothing? 29:14





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Aug. 23
Romans 4

Rom 4:1 What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
Rom 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
Rom 4:4 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as debt.
Rom 4:5 But to him who doesn't work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.
Rom 4:6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,
Rom 4:7 "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Rom 4:8 Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin.
Rom 4:9 Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
Rom 4:10 How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Rom 4:11 He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them.
Rom 4:12 The father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had in uncircumcision.
Rom 4:13 For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn't through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Rom 4:14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect.
Rom 4:15 For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.
Rom 4:16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Rom 4:17 As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.
Rom 4:18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your seed be."
Rom 4:19 Without being weakened in faith, he didn't consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb.
Rom 4:20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,
Rom 4:21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Rom 4:22 Therefore it also was "reckoned to him for righteousness."
Rom 4:23 Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone,
Rom 4:24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead,
Rom 4:25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification. 



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Romans 4 1
What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to flesh has found?
What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh?
Romans 4 2
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: but
not before God;
for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath to boast -- but not before
god;
Romans 4 3
For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
righteousness."
for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him
as righteousness.
for what doth the writing say? `And Abraham did believe God, and it was
reckoned to him -- to righteousness;`
Romans 4 4
Now to him who works, the reward is not accounted as of grace, but as of debt.
Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt:
and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;
Romans 4 5
But to him who doesn`t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is
accounted for righteousness.
but to him who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is
reckoned as righteousness.
and to him who is not working, and is believing upon Him who is declaring
righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned -- to righteousness:
Romans 4 6
Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from
works,
Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons
righteousness without works:
even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth
reckon righteousness apart from works:
Romans 4 7
"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, Whose sins are covered.
Blessed [they] whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered:
`Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered;
Romans 4 8
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not charge with sin."
blessed [the] man to whom [the] Lord shall not at all reckon sin.
happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.`
Romans 4 9
Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say
that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
[Does] this blessedness then [rest] on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision?
For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.
[Is] this happiness, then, upon the circumcision, or also upon the uncircumcision
-- for we say that the faith was reckoned to Abraham -- to righteousness?
Romans 4 10
How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in
circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not
in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
how then was it reckoned? he being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? not
in circumcision, but in uncircumcision;

Romans 4 11
He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while
he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be
in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them.
And he received [the] sign of circumcision [as] seal of the righteousness of faith which
[he had] being in uncircumcision, that he might be [the] father of all them that believe
being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;
and a sign he did receive of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith
in the uncircumcision, for his being father of all those believing through
uncircumcision, for the righteousness also being reckoned to them,
Romans 4 12
The father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in
the steps of that faith of our father, Abraham, which he had in uncircumcision.
and father of circumcision, not only to those who are of [the] circumcision, but to those
also who walk in the steps of the faith, during uncircumcision, of our father Abraham.
and father of circumcision to those not of circumcision only, but who also walk in
the steps of the faith, that [is] in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham.

Romans 4 13
For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the
world, but through the righteousness of faith.
For [it was] not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be
heir of [the] world, but by righteousness of faith.
For not through law [is] the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being heir
of the world, but through the righteousness of faith;
Romans 4 14
For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect.
For if they which [are] of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise made of no
effect.
for if they who are of law [are] heirs, the faith hath been made void, and the
promise hath been made useless;
Romans 4 15
For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.
For law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there] transgression.
for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither [is] transgression.

Romans 4 16
For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may
be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith
of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Therefore [it is] on the principle of faith, that [it might be] according to grace, in order
to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which [is] of the law, but to
that also which [is] of Abraham`s faith, who is father of us all,
Because of this [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace, for the promise
being sure to all the seed, not to that which [is] of the law only, but also to that
which [is] of the faith of Abraham,
Romans 4 17
As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is before him whom he
believed, God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.
(according as it is written, I have made thee father of many nations,) before the God
whom he believed, who quickens the dead, and calls the things which be not as being;
who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- `A father of many
nations I have set thee,`) before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is
quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being.

Romans 4 18
Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations,
according to that which had been spoken, "So will your seed be."
who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to
that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be:
Who, against hope in hope did believe, for his becoming father of many nations
according to that spoken: `So shall thy seed be;`
Romans 4 19
Without being weakened in faith, he didn`t consider his own body, already having been worn
out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah`s womb.
and not being weak in faith, he considered not his own body already become dead, being
about a hundred years old, and the deadening of Sarah`s womb,
and not having been weak in the faith, he did not consider his own body, already
become dead, (being about a hundred years old,) and the deadness of Sarah`s
womb,
Romans 4 20
Yet, looking to the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but grew strong through
faith, giving glory to God,
and hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief; but found strength in faith,
giving glory to God;
and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in
faith, having given glory to God,

Romans 4 21
and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
and being fully persuaded that what he has promised he is able also to do;
and having been fully persuaded that what He hath promised He is able also to do:
Romans 4 22
Therefore also it was "reckoned to him for righteousness."
wherefore also it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
wherefore also it was reckoned to him to righteousness.
Romans 4 23
Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone,
Now it was not written on his account alone that it was reckoned to him,
And it was not written on his account alone, that it was reckoned to him,
Romans 4 24
but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our
Lord, from the dead,
but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised from among [the] dead Jesus
our Lord,
but also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned -- to us believing on Him who
did raise up Jesus our Lord out of the dead,
Romans 4 25
who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.
who has been delivered for our offences and has been raised for our justification, it will
be reckoned.
who was delivered up because of our offences, and was raised up because of our
being declared righteous.


Study Questions

What was the basis for Abraham's righteousness? 4:3
Who is blessed? 4:7
Who gives life to the dead? 4:17