38:1-7, (34-41) and Psalm 104:1-9, 24,
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
"Who is this that darkens counsel by words without
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you
shall declare to me.
"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements--surely you know! Or who
stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone
when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings
shouted for joy?
"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood
of waters may cover you?
Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go and say to
you, 'Here we are'?
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding
to the mind?
Who has the wisdom to number the clouds? Or who can tilt the
waterskins of the heavens,
when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cling together?
"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the
appetite of the young lions,
when they crouch in their dens, or lie in wait in their covert?
Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to
God, and wander about for lack of food?
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens
like a tent,
you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the
clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind,
you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your
You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be
You cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood
above the mountains.
At your rebuke they flee; at the sound of your thunder they take
They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys to the
place that you appointed for them.
You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might
not again cover the earth.
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made
them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Praise the LORD!
Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of
things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and
sacrifices for sins.
He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since
he himself is subject to weakness;
and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as
well as for those of the people.
And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only
when called by God, just as Aaron was.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high
priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, "You
are my Son, today I have begotten you";
as he says also in another place, "You are a priest
forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and
supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was
able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his
Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he
and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal
salvation for all who obey him,
having been designated by God a high priest according to the
order of Melchizedek.
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and
said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we
ask of you."
And he said to them, "What is it you want me to do for
And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right
hand and one at your left, in your glory."
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are
asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
They replied, "We are able." Then Jesus said to them,
"The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism
with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant,
but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and
So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among
the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it
over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.
But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great
among you must be your servant,
and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to
give his life a ransom for many."