Last updated on Sunday November 09, 2008
Always rejoice, Unceasingly pray, In everything give thanks.
And he said, Naked I came out of my mother's womb, And naked I will return there. Jehovah gives and Jehovah takes away; Blessed be the name of Jehovah.
... Have you considered My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil...
... He gives light to him who suffers And life to the bitter in soul,
Can a mortal man be more righteous than God? Can a man be purer than his Maker?
Indeed, blessed is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not reject the chastening of the Almighty.
Then there would still be comfort for me; And I would exult, even in writhing pain that does not spare, That I did not deny the words of the Holy One.
The cloud is consumed and goes away: Likewise he who goes down into Sheol does not come up.
Indeed, God will not reject a perfect man, Nor will He support evildoers.
Who does great things that cannot be searched, Indeed, wonderful deeds that cannot be numbered.
You have granted me life and lovingkindness, And Your visitation has preserved my spirit.
And you will be secure, for there is hope; And you will search about and lie down in security.
He uncovers the depths out of darkness And brings to light the shadow of death.
This also will be my salvation, That no profane man may come before Him.
Since his days are determined, And the number of his months is with You; Since You have appointed his bounds, and he cannot go beyond;
What is man, that he can be clean, Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?
Even now, there in heaven is my Witness, And He who vouches for me is in the heights.
Yet the righteous man will hold fast to his way, And he whose hands are clean will wax yet stronger.
Indeed the light of the wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire does not shine.
And after this body of mine is destroyed, Outside my flesh I will look on God,
That the joyous shouting of the wicked is short, And the rejoicing of the profane is but for a moment?
They spend their days in prosperity, And in a moment they go down into Sheol.
When they cast you down, you will say, I am up! And the lowly person He will save.
My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and have not turned aside.
He grants a man to be secure, and he rests on it; And His eyes are upon their ways.
Dominion and dread are with Him; He makes peace in His high places.
By His Spirit the heavens became beauty; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Does he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?
And He said to man, Indeed, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.
When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness;
Nevertheless does not a man put forth his hand when he falls, Or because of his disaster therefore cry out?
Does He not see my ways And count all my steps?
But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
He has redeemed my soul from perishing in the pit, And my life will see the light.
Indeed in all certainty God will not do evil, And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
Surely God does not hear an empty cry, And the Almighty does not regard it.
Beware lest wrath allures you into scoffing, And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
The Almighty-we cannot find Him out; He is excellent in power, And justice and the abundance of righteousness He will not damage.
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Will you trust in him because his strength is great? Or will you leave your labor to him?
Look upon everyone who is proud; bring him down; And tread down the wicked where they stand.
Who has first given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye has seen You;