Today's reading

Reading 1

Job chapter 32

(Job 32:1) And these three men cease from answering Job, for he [is] righteous in his own eyes,

(Job 32:2) and burn doth the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram; against Job hath his anger burned, because of his justifying himself more than God;

(Job 32:3) and against his three friends hath his anger burned, because that they have not found an answer, and condemn Job.

(Job 32:4) And Elihu hath waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.

(Job 32:5) And Elihu seeth that there is no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger burneth.

(Job 32:6) And Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite answereth and saith: -- Young I [am] in days, and ye [are] age Therefore I have feared, And am afraid of shewing you my opinion.

(Job 32:7) I said: Days do speak, And multitude of years teach wisdom.

(Job 32:8) Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.

(Job 32:9) The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.

(Job 32:10) Therefore I have said: Hearken to me, I do shew my opinion -- even I.

(Job 32:11) Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.

(Job 32:12) And unto you I attend, And lo, there is no reasoner for Job, [Or] answerer of his sayings among you.

(Job 32:13) Lest ye say, We have found wisdom, God doth thrust him away, not man.

(Job 32:14) And he hath not set in array words for me, And with your sayings I do not answer him.

(Job 32:15) (They have broken down, They have not answered again, They removed from themselves words.

(Job 32:16) And I have waited, but they do not speak, For they have stood still, They have not answered any more.)

(Job 32:17) I answer, even I -- my share, I shew my opinion -- even I.

(Job 32:18) For I have been full of words, Distressed me hath the spirit of my breast,

(Job 32:19) Lo, my breast [is] as wine not opened, Like new bottles it is broken up.

(Job 32:20) I speak, and there is refreshment to me, I open my lips and answer.

(Job 32:21) Let me not, I pray you, accept the face of any, Nor unto man give flattering titles,

(Job 32:22) For I have not known to give flattering titles, In a little doth my Maker take me away.

Reading 2

Job chapter 33

(Job 33:1) And yet, I pray thee, O Job, Hear my speech and [to] all my words give ear.

(Job 33:2) Lo, I pray thee, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in the palate.

(Job 33:3) Of the uprightness of my heart [are] my sayings, And knowledge have my lips clearly spoken.

(Job 33:4) The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Mighty doth quicken me.

(Job 33:5) If thou art able -- answer me, Set in array before me -- station thyself.

(Job 33:6) Lo, I [am], according to thy word, for God, From the clay I -- I also, have been formed.

(Job 33:7) Lo, my terror doth not frighten thee, And my burden on thee is not heavy.

(Job 33:8) Surely -- thou hast said in mine ears, And the sounds of words I hear:

(Job 33:9) `Pure [am] I, without transgression, Innocent [am] I, and I have no iniquity.

(Job 33:10) Lo, occasions against me He doth find, He doth reckon me for an enemy to Him,

(Job 33:11) He doth put in the stocks my feet, He doth watch all my paths.`

(Job 33:12) Lo, [in] this thou hast not been righteous, I answer thee, that greater is God than man.

(Job 33:13) Wherefore against Him hast thou striven, When [for] all His matters He answereth not?

(Job 33:14) For once doth God speak, and twice, (He doth not behold it.)

(Job 33:15) In a dream -- a vision of night, In the falling of deep sleep on men, In slumberings on a bed.

(Job 33:16) Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth:

(Job 33:17) To turn aside man [from] doing, And pride from man He concealeth.

(Job 33:18) He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart.

(Job 33:19) And he hath been reproved With pain on his bed, And the strife of his bones [is] enduring.

(Job 33:20) And his life hath nauseated bread, And his soul desirable food.

(Job 33:21) His flesh is consumed from being seen, And high are his bones, they were not seen!

(Job 33:22) And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death.

(Job 33:23) If there is by him a messenger, An interpreter -- one of a thousand, To declare for man his uprightness:

(Job 33:24) Then He doth favour him and saith, `Ransom him from going down to the pit, I have found an atonement.`

(Job 33:25) Fresher [is] his flesh than a child`s, He returneth to the days of his youth.

(Job 33:26) He maketh supplication unto God, And He accepteth him. And he seeth His face with shouting, And He returneth to man His righteousness.

(Job 33:27) He looketh on men, and saith, `I sinned, And uprightness I have perverted, And it hath not been profitable to me.

(Job 33:28) He hath ransomed my soul From going over into the pit, And my life on the light looketh.`

(Job 33:29) Lo, all these doth God work, Twice -- thrice with man,

(Job 33:30) To bring back his soul from the pit, To be enlightened with the light of the living.

(Job 33:31) Attend, O Job, hearken to me, Keep silent, and I -- I do speak.

(Job 33:32) If there are words -- answer me, Speak, for I have a desire to justify thee.

(Job 33:33) If there are not -- hearken thou to me, Keep silent, and I teach thee wisdom.

Reading 3

Job chapter 34

(Job 34:1) And Elihu answereth and saith:

(Job 34:2) Hear, O wise men, my words, And, O knowing ones, give ear to me.

(Job 34:3) For the ear doth try words, And the palate tasteth to eat.

(Job 34:4) Judgment let us choose for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what [is] good.

(Job 34:5) For Job hath said, `I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right,

(Job 34:6) Against my right do I lie? Mortal [is] mine arrow -- without transgression.`

(Job 34:7) Who [is] a man like Job? He drinketh scoffing like water,

(Job 34:8) And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.

(Job 34:9) For he hath said, `It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.`

(Job 34:10) Therefore, O men of heart, hearken to me; Far be it from God to do wickedness, And [from] the Mighty to do perverseness:

(Job 34:11) For the work of man he repayeth to him, And according to the path of each He doth cause him to find.

(Job 34:12) Yea, truly, God doth not do wickedly, And the Mighty doth not pervert judgment.

(Job 34:13) Who hath inspected for Himself the earth? And who hath placed all the habitable world?

(Job 34:14) If He doth set on him His heart, His spirit and his breath unto Him He gathereth.

(Job 34:15) Expire doth all flesh together, And man to dust returneth.

(Job 34:16) And if [there is] understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.

(Job 34:17) Yea, doth one hating justice govern? Or the Most Just dost thou condemn?

(Job 34:18) Who hath said to a king -- `Worthless,` Unto princes -- `Wicked?`

(Job 34:19) That hath not accepted the person of princes, Nor hath known the rich before the poor, For a work of His hands [are] all of them.

(Job 34:20) [In] a moment they die, and at midnight Shake do people, and they pass away, And they remove the mighty without hand.

(Job 34:21) For His eyes [are] on the ways of each, And all his steps He doth see.

(Job 34:22) There is no darkness nor death-shade, For workers of iniquity to be hidden there;

(Job 34:23) For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment,

(Job 34:24) He breaketh the mighty -- no searching! And He appointeth others in their stead.

(Job 34:25) Therefore He knoweth their works, And He hath overturned by night, And they are bruised.

(Job 34:26) As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders.

(Job 34:27) Because that against right They have turned aside from after Him, And none of His ways have considered wisely,

(Job 34:28) To cause to come in unto Him The cry of the poor, And the cry of the afflicted He heareth.

(Job 34:29) And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, [It is] the same.

(Job 34:30) From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;

(Job 34:31) For unto God hath any said: `I have taken away, I do not corruptly,

(Job 34:32) Besides [that which] I see, shew Thou me, If iniquity I have done -- I do not add?`

(Job 34:33) By thee doth He recompense, That thou hast refused -- That thou dost choose, and not I? And what thou hast known, speak.

(Job 34:34) Let men of heart say to me, And a wise man is hearkening to me.

(Job 34:35) Job -- not with knowledge doth he speak, And his words [are] not with wisdom.

(Job 34:36) My Father! let Job be tried -- unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,

(Job 34:37) For he doth add to his sin, Transgression among us he vomiteth, And multiplieth his sayings to God.