Job 17; Job 18; Job 19; Acts 10:1-23

1 My spirit shall be wasted, my days shall be shortened and only the grave remaineth for me. 2 I have not sinned, and my eye abideth in bitterness. 3 Deliver me, O Lord, and set me beside thee, and let any man’s hand fight against me. 4 Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted. 5 He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail. 6 He hath made me as it were a byword of the people, and I am an example before them. 7 My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing. 8 The just shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall be raised up against the hypocrite. 9 And the just man shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. 10 Wherefore be you all converted, and come, and I shall not find among you any wise man. 11 My days have passed away, my thoughts are dissipated, tormenting my heart. 12 They have turned night into day, and after darkness I hope for light again. 13 If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness. 14 I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister. 15 Where is now then my expectation, and who considereth my patience? 16 All that I have shall go down into the deepest pit: thinkest thou that there at least I shall have rest?
1 Then Baldad the Suhite answered, and said: 2 How long will you throw out words? understand first, and so let us speak. 3 Why are we reputed as beasts, and counted vile before you? 4 Thou that destroyest thy soul in thy fury, shall the earth be forsaken for thee, and shall rocks be removed out of their place? 5 Shall not the light of the wicked be extinguished, and the flame of his fire not shine? 6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and the lamp that is over him, shall be put out. 7 The step of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down headlong. 8 For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes. 9 The sole of his foot shall be held in a snare, and thirst shall burn against him. 10 A gin is hidden for him in the earth, and his trap upon the path. 11 Fears shall terrify him on every side, and shall entangle his feet. 12 Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs. 13 Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms. 14 Let his confidence be rooted out of his tabernacle, and let destruction tread upon him like a king. 15 Let the companions of him that is not, dwell in his tabernacle, let brimstone be sprinkled in his tent. 16 Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above. 17 Let the memory of him perish from the earth, and let not his name be renowned in the streets. 18 He shall drive him out of light into darkness, and shall remove him out of the world. 19 His seed shall not subsist, nor his offspring among his people, nor any remnants in his country. 20 They that come after him shall be astonished at his day, and horror shall fall upon them that went before. 21 These then are the tabernacles of the wicked, and this the place of him that knoweth not God.
1 Then Job answered, and said: 2 How long do you afflict my soul, and break me in pieces with words? 3 Behold, these ten times you confound me, and are not ashamed to oppress me. 4 For if I have been ignorant, my ignorance shall be with me. 5 But you set yourselves up against me, and reprove me with my reproaches. 6 At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges. 7 Behold I shall cry suffering violence, and no one will hear: I shall cry aloud, and there is none to judge. 8 He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness. 9 He hath stripped me of my glory, and hath taken the crown from my head. 10 He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am lost, and he hath taken away my hope, as from a tree that is plucked up. 11 His wrath is kindled against me, and he hath counted me as his enemy. 12 His troops have come together, and have made themselves a way by me, and have besieged my tabernacle round about. 13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance like strangers have departed from me. 14 My kinsmen have forsaken me, and they that knew me, have forgotten me. 15 They that dwell in my house, and my maidservants have counted me as a stranger, and I have been like an alien in their eyes. 16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer, I entreated him with my own mouth. 17 My wife hath abhorred my breath, and I entreated the children of my womb. 18 Even fools despised me, and when I was gone from them, they spoke against me. 19 They that were sometime my counsellors, have abhorred me: and he whom I loved most is turned against me. 20 The flesh being consumed, my bone hath cleaved to my skin, and nothing but lips are left about my teeth. 21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me. 22 Why do you persecute me as God, and glut yourselves with my flesh? 23 Who will grant me that my words may be written? who will grant me that they may be marked down in a book? 24 With an iron pen and in a plate of lead, or else be graven with an instrument in flint stone? 25 For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth. 26 And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God. 27 Whom I myself shall see, and my eyes shall behold, and not another: this my hope is laid up in my bosom. 28 Why then do you say now: Let us persecute him, and let us find occasion of word against him? 29 Flee then from the face of the sword, for the sword is the revenger of iniquities: and know ye that there is a judgment.
1 And there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius, a centurion of that which is called the Italian band: 2 A religious man, and fearing God with all his house, giving much alms to the people and always praying to God. 3 This man saw in a vision manifestly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him and saying to him: Cornelius. 4 And he, beholding him. being seized with fear, said: What is it, Lord? And he said to him: Thy prayers and thy alms are ascended for a memorial in the sight of God. 5 And now send men to Joppe: and call hither one Simon, who is surnamed Peter. 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side. He will tell thee what thou must do. 7 And when the angel who spoke to him was departed, he called two of his household servants and a soldier who feared the Lord, of them that were under him. 8 To whom when he had related all, he sent them to Joppe. 9 And on the next day, whilst they were going on their journey and drawing nigh to the city, Peter went up to the higher parts of the house to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 And being hungry, he was desirous to taste somewhat. And as they were preparing, there came upon him an ecstasy of mind. 11 And he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts and creeping things of the earth and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him: Arise, Peter. Kill and eat. 14 But Peter said: Far be it from me. For I never did eat any thing that is common and unclean. 15 And the voice spoke to him again the second time: That which God hath cleansed, do not thou call common. 16 And this was done thrice. And presently the vessel was taken up into heaven. 17 Now, whilst Peter was doubting within himself what the vision that he had seen should mean, behold the men who were sent from Cornelius, inquiring for Simon’s house, stood at the gate. 18 And when they had called, they asked if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 19 And as Peter was thinking of the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold three men seek thee. 20 Arise, therefore: get thee down and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter, going down to the men, said: Behold, I am he whom you seek. What is the cause for which you are come? 22 Who said: Cornelius, a centurion, a just man and one that feareth God, and having good testimony from all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of an holy angel, to send for thee into his house And to hear words of thee. 23 Then bringing them in, he lodged them. And the day following, he arose and went with them: and some of the brethren from Joppe accompanied him.
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