Book of Job

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arrow_up_1     Chapter 1


There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.


Job 1: 1

Lord, I came into this world with nothing, and will leave with nothing. It is You who gives, and is You who can take away. Blessed be Your name.


And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.


Job 1: 21


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Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that foolish people want to accept good from You, and then blame You for the evil.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that correcting those who complain against You, is not a sin.


Lord God, cause me to not complain against You.


Lord God, keep my lips from sinning against You.


But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.


Job 2: 10


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After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.  And Job spake, and said,  Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.


Job 3: 1-3


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Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,


Job 4: 1


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Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that affliction does not come forth from the dust.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that trouble does not spring out of the ground.


Lord God, cause me to understand, that affliction does not come forth from the dust.


Lord God, cause me to understand, that trouble does not spring out of the ground.


Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;


Job 5: 6


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But Job answered and said,  Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!


Job 6: 1-2

Lord, teach me, and I will listen quietly. Cause me to understand my errors.


Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.


Job 6: 24


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So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.


Job 7: 3

Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You magnify man.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You have set Your heart upon man.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You visit man every morning.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You try men every moment.


What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?  And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?


Job 7: 17-18


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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,  How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?


Job 8: 1-2


Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.


Job 8: 7


Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.


Job 8: 21


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I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?  If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.  He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?


Job 9: 2-4


If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.


Job 9: 13

Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that in Job's time, there was no obvious mediator between Yourself and him.


Lord God, cause me to know that we have a mediator between us, through which our differences may be settled.


Also Reference 1-Timothy 2:5-6 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;  Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.


Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both. (NKJV)


Job 9: 33


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Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?


Job 10: 10


Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.


Job 10: 12


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Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,  Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?  Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?


Job 11: 1-3


And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.


Job 11: 6


And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.  Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.


Job 11: 18-19


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With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.  Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.


Job 12: 13-14


He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.


Job 12: 22


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Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.


Job 13: 15


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If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.


Job 14: 14


My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.


Job 14: 17


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Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?


Job 15: 3



For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.


Job 15: 5


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Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.


Job 16: 19


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For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.


Job 17: 4


The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.


Job 17: 9


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Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,  How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.


Job 18: 1-2


Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.


Job 18: 21


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For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.


Job 19: 25-27


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Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,  Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.  I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.


Job 20: 1-3


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But Job answered and said,  Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations. Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 21: 1-3


What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?


Job 21: 15


How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?


Job 21: 34


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Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?


Job 22: 2


Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.


Job 22: 21


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Then Job answered and said,  Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.


Job 23: 1-2


But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.


Job 23: 10

Lord, cause me to walk the path You have for me. Do not let me turn from Your ways, or turn back from Your commandments. Cause me esteem Your words, even more than necessary food. Preserve me during trials, so I come forth as gold.


Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.


Job 23: 8-12


For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.


Job 23: 14


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Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?


Job 24: 1


The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.


Job 24: 20


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How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?


Job 25: 4


How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?


Job 25: 6


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How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?  How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?  To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?


Job 26: 2-4


Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?


Job 26: 14


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Lord God, thank You for Job's example, that he vowed to hold fast to his righteousness, so his heart would not reproach him as long as he lived.


Lord God, cause me to follow Job's example, to hold fast to righteousness and not let it go, so my heart will not reproach me as long as I live.


My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.


Job 27: 6


I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.


Job 27: 11


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Lord God, thank You for Job's advice, that the fear of You is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.


Lord God, cause me to follow Job's advice, to be wise and fear You, and to have understanding and depart from evil.


And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


Job 28: 28


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Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;


Job 29: 1-2


When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;


Job 29: 5-6


Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.


Job 29: 21


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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: 1


arrow_up_1     Chapter 31

Lord God, thank You for Job's example, that he made a covenant with his eyes, that he would not think upon his maid.


Lord God, cause me to follow Job's example, to not look on someone to lust after them.


I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?


Job 31: 1

Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You see all our ways.


Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that You count all our steps.


Lord God, cause the steps I take to be pleasing in Your site.


Lord God, cause my ways to be pleasing in Your site.


Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?


Job 31: 4


If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.


Job 31: 5-6


If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;  If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;  If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;  And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:  This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.


Job 31: 24-28


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So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.


Job 32: 1

Lord God, thank You for Your truth, that the wrath of Elihu was kindled against Job, because he justified himself rather than You.


Lord God, cause my wrath to be hindered against the righteous, by justifying You, and not myself.


Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.


Job 32: 2


Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.


Job 32: 3


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For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;  Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,  That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.  He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.


Job 33: 14-18


He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.


Job 33: 26


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Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.


Job 34: 4


Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.


Job 34: 10


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Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?


Job 35: 2


But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;


Job 35: 10


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I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.  For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.


Job 36: 3-4


He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.


Job 36: 7


He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.  Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.


Job 36: 15-16


arrow_up_1     Chapter 37


Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.  Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.


Job 37: 23-24


arrow_up_1     Chapter 38


Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,  Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?  Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.


Job 38: 1-3


arrow_up_1     Chapter 39


Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?


Job 39: 1


arrow_up_1     Chapter 40


Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,  Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.


Job 40: 1-2


Then Job answered the LORD, and said,  Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.  Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.


Job 40: 3-5


arrow_up_1     Chapter 41


Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?


Job 41: 1


Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.


Job 41: 11


arrow_up_1     Chapter 42


I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.


Job 42: 2


I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.


Job 42: 5-6


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