Maker, who giveth songs in the night; Job-JESUSbible3

35,1 {S} Moreover Elihu answered and said:

35,2 Thinkest thou this to be thy right, or sayest thou:
‘I am righteousness before God’,

35,3 That thou inquirest:
‘What advantage will it be unto Thee?’
And: ‘
What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?’

35,4 I will give thee answer, and thy companions with thee.

35,5 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

35,6 If thou hast sinned, what doest thou against Him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto Him?

35,7 If thou be righteous, what givest thou Him? Or what receiveth He of thy hand?

35,8 Thy wickedness concerneth a man as thou art; and thy righteousness a son of man.

35,9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; they cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

35,10 But none saith:
‘Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night;

35,11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?’

35,12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

35,13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

35,14 Yea, when thou sayest thou canst not see Him–
the cause is before Him; therefore wait thou for Him.

35,15 And now, is it for nought that He punished in His anger? And hath He not full knowledge of arrogance?

35,16 But Job doth open his mouth in vanity; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

comment: it’s a rhetorical argument –

Man – ‘Who died and made you GOD?’
God – ‘Who died and you man?’

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The May 31 Bible

Part I Genesis

24,19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said:
‘I will draw for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.’

24,20 And she hastened, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

24,21 And the man looked stedfastly on her; holding his peace, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

24,22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

24,23 and said:
‘Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?’

24,24 And she said unto him:
‘I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore unto Nahor.’

24,25 She said moreover unto him:
‘We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.’

24,26 And the man bowed his head, and prostrated himself before the LORD.

24,27 And he said:
‘Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who hath not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD hath led me in the way to the house of my master’s brethren.’

24,28 And the damsel ran, and told her mother’s house according to these words.

24,29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban; and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

24,30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying:
‘Thus spoke the man unto me,’
that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the fountain.

24,31 And he said:
‘Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have cleared the house, and made room for the camels.’

24,32 And the man came into the house, and he ungirded the camels; and he gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men that were with him.

24,33 And there was set food before him to eat; but he said:
‘I will not eat, until I have told mine errand.’
And he said:
‘Speak on.’

24,34 And he said:
‘I am Abraham’s servant.

Part II Kings

2 6,15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host with horses and chariots was round about the city. And his servant said unto him:
‘Alas, my master! how shall we do?’

2 6,16 And he answered:
‘Fear not:
for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.’

2 6,17 And Elisha prayed, and said:
‘LORD, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see.’
And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2 6,18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said:
‘Smite this people, I pray Thee, with blindness.’
And He smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

2 6,19 And Elisha said unto them:
‘This is not the way, neither is this the city; follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek.’
And he led them to Samaria.

2 6,20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said:
‘LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.’
And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

2 6,21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them:
‘My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?’

2 6,22 And he answered:
‘Thou shalt not smite them; hast thou taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow those whom thou wouldest smite? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.’

2 6,23 And he prepared great provision for them; and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the bands of Aram came no more into the land of Israel. {P}

2 6,24 And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

2 6,25 And there was a great famine in Samaria; and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver.

2 6,26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying:
‘Help, my lord, O king.’

2 6,27 And he said:
‘If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the threshingfloor, or out of the winepress?’

2 6,28 And the king said unto her:
‘What aileth thee?’
And she answered:
‘This woman said unto me:
Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

2 6,29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him; and I said unto her on the next day:
Give thy son, that we may eat him; and she hath hid her son.’

2 6,30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes–
now he was passing by upon the wall–
and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.

2 6,31 Then he said:
‘God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.’

2 6,32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him; but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders:
‘See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold the door fast against him; is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?’

2 6,33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him; and [the king] said:
‘Behold, this evil is of the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?’ {P}

2 7,1 And Elisha said:
‘Hear ye the word of the LORD; thus saith the LORD:
To-morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.’

2 7,2 Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said:
‘Behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might this thing be?’
And he said:
‘Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.’ {P}

2 7,3 Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said one to another:
‘Why sit we here until we die?

2 7,4 If we say:
We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there; and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Arameans; if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.’

2 7,5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Arameans; and when they were come to the outermost part of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no man there.

2 7,6 For the Lord had made the host of the Arameans to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host; and they said one to another:
‘Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.’

Part III Proverbs

15,30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; and a good report maketh the bones fat.

15,31 The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

15,32 He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; but he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

15,33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour goeth humility.

16,1 The preparations of the heart are man’s, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

16,2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

16,3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

16,4 The LORD hath made every things for His own purpose, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

16,5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; my hand upon it! he shall not be unpunished.

16,6 By mercy and truth iniquity is expiated; and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

16,7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

16,8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

16,9 A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the LORD directeth his steps.

16,10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth trespasseth not in judgment.

16,11 A just balance and scales are the LORD’S; all the weights of the bag are His work.

16,12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

16,13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

16,14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.

16,15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

16,16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

16,17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Part IV Luke 19

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he saw him, and said to him:
Make haste and come down, Zaccheus; for I must be at thy house to-day.

6 And he hastened, and came down, and received him with gladness.

7 And when they all saw [it], they murmured, and said:
He hath gone in to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zaccheus stood up, and said to Jesus:
Behold, my Lord, the half of my riches I give to the poor; and to every man, whom I have wronged in any thing, I restore fourfold.

9 Jesus said to him:
This day, life is to this house; for he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man came, to seek and to vivify that which was lost.

11 And when they heard these things, he proceeded to utter a similitude; because he was near to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was to be soon developed.

12 And he said:
A certain man of high birth was going to a distant place, to obtain royalty, and return again.

13 And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten pounds:
and he said to them, Traffic until I come.

14 But the inhabitants of his city hated him; and they sent envoys after him, saying:
We wish this man not to reign over us.

the ear trieth words, Job-JESUSbible3

34,1 {S} Moreover Elihu answered and said:

34,2 Hear my words, ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

34,3 For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food.

34,4 Let us choose for us that which is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.

34,5 For Job hath said:
‘I am righteous, and God hath taken away my right;

34,6 Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

34,7 What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

34,8 Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

34,9 For he hath said:
‘It profiteth a man nothing that he should be in accord with God.’

34,10 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: {N}
Far be it from God, that He should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that He should commit iniquity.

34,11 For the work of a man will He requite unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

34,12 Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.

34,13 Who gave Him a charge over the earth? Or who hath disposed the whole world?

34,14 If He set His heart upon man, if He gather unto Himself his spirit and his breath;

34,15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall return unto dust.

34,16 If now thou hast understanding, hear this; hearken to the voice of my words.

34,17 Shall even one that hateth right govern? And wilt thou condemn Him that is just and mighty–

34,18 Is it fit to say to a king:
‘Thou art base’?
Or to nobles:
‘Ye are wicked’?–

34,19 That respecteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? {N}
For they all are the work of His hands.

34,20 In a moment they die, even at midnight; {N}
the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away without hand.

34,21 For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He seeth all his goings.

34,22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

34,23 For He doth not appoint a time unto any man, when he should go before God in judgment.

34,24 He breaketh in pieces mighty men without inquisition, and setteth others in their stead.

34,25 Therefore He taketh knowledge of their works; and He overturneth them in the night, so that they are crushed.

34,26 He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

34,27 Because they turned aside from following Him, and would not have regard to any of His ways;

34,28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto Him, and He heareth the cry of the afflicted.

34,29 When He giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when He hideth His face, who then can behold Him? {N}
whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike;

34,30 That the godless man reign not, that there be none to ensnare the people.

34,31 For hath any said unto God:
‘I have borne chastisement, though I offend not;

34,32 That which I see not teach Thou me; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more’?

34,33 Shall His recompense be as thou wilt? For thou loathest it, so that thou must choose, and not I; therefore speak what thou knowest.

34,34 Men of understanding will say unto me, yea, every wise man that heareth me:

34,35 ‘Job speaketh without knowledge, and his words are without discernment.’

34,36 Would that Job were tried unto the end, because of his answering like wicked men.

34,37 For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.

n.b. prayer – i will trust you for a short thought and prayer … today i received a severe gash on my right foot in a freak accident … artery was severed by broken glass … update you asap