|Job 9 1 Then Job answered and
2 I know it is
so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
3 If he will
contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
4 He is wise
in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself
against him, and hath prospered?
5 Which removeth
the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them
in his anger.
6 Which shaketh the
earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
7 Which commandeth
the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
8 Which alone
spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of
9 Which maketh
Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the
10 Which doeth
great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without
11 Lo, he goeth by
me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I
perceive him not.
12 Behold, he
taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him,
What doest thou?
13 If God
will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop
14 How much less
shall I answer him, and choose out my words to
reason with him?
15 Whom, though I
were righteous, yet would I not answer, but
I would make supplication to my judge.
16 If I had called,
and he had answered me; yet would I not believe
that he had hearkened unto my voice.
17 For he breaketh
me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without
18 He will not
suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with
19 If I speak
of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment,
who shall set me a time to plead?
20 If I justify
myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say,
I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
21 Though I were
perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would
despise my life.
22 This is
one thing, therefore I said it, He
destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
23 If the scourge
slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the
24 The earth is
given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces
of the judges thereof, if not, where, and who is he?
25 Now my days are
swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
26 They are passed
away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth
to the prey.
27 If I say, I will
forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and
28 I am afraid of
all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me
29 If I be
wicked, why then labour I in vain?
30 If I wash myself
with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
31 Yet shalt thou
plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall
32 For he is
not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and
we should come together in judgment.
33 Neither is there
any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand
upon us both.
34 Let him take his
rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so
Job 10 1 My soul is weary of my
life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak
in the bitterness of my soul.
2 I will say unto
God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest
3 Is it good
unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou
shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon
the counsel of the wicked?
4 Hast thou eyes of
flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?
5 Are thy
days as the days of man? are thy years as man's
6 That thou
inquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my
7 Thou knowest that
I am not wicked; and there is none that can
deliver out of thine hand.
8 Thine hands have
made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou
dost destroy me.
9 Remember, I
beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and
wilt thou bring me into dust again?
10 Hast thou not
poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?
11 Thou hast
clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with
bones and sinews.
12 Thou hast
granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath
preserved my spirit.
13 And these things
hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is
14 If I sin, then
thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine
15 If I be wicked,
woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet
will I not lift up my head. I am full of
confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
16 For it
increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again
thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.
17 Thou renewest
thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine
indignation upon me; changes and war are
18 Wherefore then
hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had
given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!
19 I should have
been as though I had not been; I should have been carried
from the womb to the grave.
20 Are not
my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I
may take comfort a little,
21 Before I go whence
I shall not return, even to the land of darkness
and the shadow of death;
22 A land of
darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of
death, without any order, and where the light is
John 11 1 Now a certain man
was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of
Mary and her sister Martha.
2 (It was that
Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his
feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
3 Therefore his
sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou
lovest is sick.
4 When Jesus heard that,
he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the
glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified
5 Now Jesus loved
Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
6 When he had heard
therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in
the same place where he was.
7 Then after that
saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea
disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought
to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
9 Jesus answered,
Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in
the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of
10 But if a man
walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no
light in him.
11 These things
said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of
12 Then said his
disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus
spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken
of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus
unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
15 And I am glad
for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may
believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said
Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his
fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with
17 Then when Jesus
came, he found that he had lain in the grave four
18 Now Bethany was
nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
19 And many of the
Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning
20 Then Martha, as
soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met
him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha
unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had
22 But I know, that
even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it
23 Jesus saith unto
her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith
unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the
resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto
her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest
27 She saith unto
him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had
so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister
secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for
29 As soon as she
heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30 Now Jesus was
not yet come into the town, but was in that place where
Martha met him.
31 The Jews then
which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when
they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out,
followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep
32 Then when Mary
was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at
his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here,
my brother had not died.
33 When Jesus
therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping
which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was
34 And said, Where
have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the
Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them
said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the
blind, have caused that even this man should not have
38 Jesus therefore
again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a
cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take
ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was
dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for
he hath been dead four days.
40 Jesus saith unto
her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest
believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
41 Then they took
away the stone from the place where the dead was
laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,
Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that
thou hearest me always: but because of the people which
stand by I said it, that they may believe that
thou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus
had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
44 And he that was
dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith
unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the
Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which
Jesus did, believed on him.
46 But some of them
went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what
things Jesus had done.
47 ¶ Then gathered
the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said,
What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48 If we let him
thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the
Romans shall come and take away both our place and
49 And one of them,
named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same
year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
50 Nor consider
that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for
the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spake
he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he
prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
52 And not for that
nation only, but that also he should gather together in
one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
53 Then from that
day forth they took counsel together for to put him to
54 Jesus therefore
walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence
unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called
Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.
55 ¶ And the Jews'
passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the
country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify
56 Then sought they
for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in
the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the
57 Now both the
chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment,
that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it,
that they might take him.