Today's reading

Reading 1

Job chapter 25

(Job 25:1) And Bildad the Shuhite answereth and saith: --

(Job 25:2) The rule and fear [are] with Him, Making peace in His high places.

(Job 25:3) Is their [any] number to His troops? And on whom ariseth not His light?

(Job 25:4) And what? is man righteous with God? And what? is he pure -- born of a woman?

(Job 25:5) Lo -- unto the moon, and it shineth not, And stars have not been pure in His eyes.

(Job 25:6) How much less man -- a grub, And the son of man -- a worm!

Reading 2

Job chapter 26

(Job 26:1) And Job answereth and saith: --

(Job 26:2) What -- thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!

(Job 26:3) What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.

(Job 26:4) With whom hast thou declared words? And whose breath came forth from thee?

(Job 26:5) The Rephaim are formed, Beneath the waters, also their inhabitants.

(Job 26:6) Naked [is] Sheol over-against Him, And there is no covering to destruction.

(Job 26:7) Stretching out the north over desolation, Hanging the earth upon nothing,

(Job 26:8) Binding up the waters in His thick clouds, And the cloud is not rent under them.

(Job 26:9) Taking hold of the face of the throne, Spreading over it His cloud.

(Job 26:10) A limit He hath placed on the waters, Unto the boundary of light with darkness.

(Job 26:11) Pillars of the heavens do tremble, And they wonder because of His rebuke.

(Job 26:12) By His power He hath quieted the sea, And by His understanding smitten the proud.

(Job 26:13) By His Spirit the heavens He beautified, Formed hath His hand the fleeing serpent.

(Job 26:14) Lo, these [are] the borders of His way, And how little a matter is heard of Him, And the thunder of His might Who doth understand?

Reading 3

Job chapter 27

(Job 27:1) And Job addeth to lift up his simile, and saith: --

(Job 27:2) God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.

(Job 27:3) For all the while my breath [is] in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.

(Job 27:4) My lips do not speak perverseness, And my tongue doth not utter deceit.

(Job 27:5) Pollution to me -- if I justify you, Till I expire I turn not aside mine integrity from me.

(Job 27:6) 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) As the wicked is my enemy, And my withstander as the perverse.

(Job 27:8) For what [is] the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?

(Job 27:9) His cry doth God hear, When distress cometh on him?

(Job 27:10) On the Mighty doth he delight himself? Call God at all times?

(Job 27:11) I shew you by the hand of God, That which [is] with the Mighty I hide not.

(Job 27:12) Lo, ye -- all of you -- have seen, And why [is] this -- ye are altogether vain?

(Job 27:13) 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 sons multiply -- for them [is] a sword. And his offspring [are] not satisfied [with] bread.

(Job 27:15) His remnant in death are buried, And his widows do not weep.

(Job 27:16) If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

(Job 27:17) He prepareth -- and the righteous putteth [it] on, And the silver the innocent doth apportion.

(Job 27:18) He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.

(Job 27:19) Rich he lieth down, and he is not gathered, His eyes he hath opened, and he is not.

(Job 27:20) Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.

(Job 27:21) Take him up doth an east wind, and he goeth, And it frighteneth him from his place,

(Job 27:22) And it casteth at him, and doth not spare, From its hand he diligently fleeth.

(Job 27:23) It clappeth at him its hands, And it hisseth at him from his place.