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"And When he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." - Mark 8:34
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January 11 -  Job 28-31 Translate This Page
Job Chapters 28-31

Job Continues: Where Is Wisdom?
Job 28:1  Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. 
Job 28:2  Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. 
Job 28:3  He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death. 
Job 28:4  The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men. 
Job 28:5  As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire. 
Job 28:6  The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold. 
Job 28:7  There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen: 
Job 28:8  The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it. 
Job 28:9  He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. 
Job 28:10  He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing. 
Job 28:11  He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light. 
Job 28:12  But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? 
Job 28:13  Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. 
Job 28:14  The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. 
Job 28:15  It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. 
Job 28:16  It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. 
Job 28:17  The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. 
Job 28:18  No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for 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 cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? 
Job 28:21  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. 
Job 28:22  Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears. 
Job 28:23  God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. 
Job 28:24  For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; 
Job 28:25  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth 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 did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. 
Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. 

Job's Summary Defense
Job 29:1  Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 
Job 29:2  Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; 
Job 29:3  When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; 
Job 29:4  As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; 
Job 29:5  When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; 
Job 29:6  When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; 
Job 29:7  When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! 
Job 29:8  The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up. 
Job 29:9  The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth. 
Job 29:10  The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth. 
Job 29:11  When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: 
Job 29:12  Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. 
Job 29:13  The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. 
Job 29:14  I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. 
Job 29:15  I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. 
Job 29:16  I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. 
Job 29:17  And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth. 
Job 29:18  Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. 
Job 29:19  My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch. 
Job 29:20  My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand. 
Job 29:21  Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. 
Job 29:22  After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. 
Job 29:23  And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain. 
Job 29:24  If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down. 
Job 29:25  I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners. 

Job 30:1  But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock. 
Job 30:2  Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished? 
Job 30:3  For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste. 
Job 30:4  Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat. 
Job 30:5  They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;) 
Job 30:6  To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks. 
Job 30:7  Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together. 
Job 30:8  They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth. 
Job 30:9  And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. 
Job 30:10  They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face. 
Job 30:11  Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me. 
Job 30:12  Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction. 
Job 30:13  They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper. 
Job 30:14  They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me. 
Job 30:15  Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud. 
Job 30:16  And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me. 
Job 30:17  My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest. 
Job 30:18  By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. 
Job 30:19  He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes. 
Job 30:20  I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not. 
Job 30:21  Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me. 
Job 30:22  Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance. 
Job 30:23  For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living. 
Job 30:24  Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction. 
Job 30:25  Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor? 
Job 30:26  When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness. 
Job 30:27  My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me. 
Job 30:28  I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation. 
Job 30:29  I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. 
Job 30:30  My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat. 
Job 30:31  My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep. 

Job's Final Appeal
Job 31:1  I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? 
Job 31:2  For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? 
Job 31:3  Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? 
Job 31:4  Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? 
Job 31:5  If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; 
Job 31:6  Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity. 
Job 31:7  If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; 
Job 31:8  Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out. 
Job 31:9  If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; 
Job 31:10  Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her. 
Job 31:11  For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. 
Job 31:12  For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase. 
Job 31:13  If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; 
Job 31:14  What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? 
Job 31:15  Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? 
Job 31:16  If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; 
Job 31:17  Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; 
Job 31:18  (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;) 
Job 31:19  If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; 
Job 31:20  If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; 
Job 31:21  If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: 
Job 31:22  Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone. 
Job 31:23  For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure. 
Job 31:24  If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; 
Job 31:25  If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; 
Job 31:26  If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; 
Job 31:27  And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: 
Job 31:28  This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above. 
Job 31:29  If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: 
Job 31:30  Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. 
Job 31:31  If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. 
Job 31:32  The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller. 
Job 31:33  If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: 
Job 31:34  Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? 
Job 31:35  Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. 
Job 31:36  Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. 
Job 31:37  I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him. 
Job 31:38  If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; 
Job 31:39  If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: 
Job 31:40  Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. 

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