23:1 Then Job answered:
"Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite
Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to
I would lay my case before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
I would learn what he would answer me, and understand what he
would say to me.
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; but he
would give heed to me.
There an upright person could reason with him, and I should be
acquitted forever by my judge.
"If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot
on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the
right, but I cannot see him.
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me;
If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover
22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far
from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but
find no rest.
Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered
To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were
not put to shame.
But I am a worm, and not human; scorned by others, and despised by
All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake
"Commit your cause to the LORD; let him deliver-- let him
rescue the one in whom he delights!"
Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my
On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me you
have been my God.
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to
Many bulls encircle me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my
heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
my mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my
jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.
4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than
any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit,
joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and
intentions of the heart.
And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid
bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.
Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through
the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with
our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been
tested as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt
before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to
inherit eternal life?"
Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good
but God alone.
You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder; You shall not
commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false
witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and
He said to him, "Teacher, I have kept all these since my
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one
thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he
had many possessions.
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard
it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of
And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to
them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than
for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
They were greatly astounded and said to one another, "Then
who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible,
but not for God; for God all things are possible."
Peter began to say to him, "Look, we have left everything and
Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left
house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or
fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news,
who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age--houses,
brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with
persecutions--and in the age to come eternal life.
But many who are first will be last, and the last will be