Job 36; Job 37; Acts 15:22-41

1 Eliu also proceeded, and said: 2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee: for I have yet somewhat to speak in God’s behalf. 3 I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just. 4 For indeed my words are without a lie, and perfect knowledge shall be proved to thee. 5 God doth not cast away the mighty, whereas he himself also is mighty. 6 But he saveth not the wicked, and he giveth judgment to the poor. 7 He will not take away his eyes from the just, and he placeth kings on the throne for ever, and they are exalted. 8 And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty: 9 He shall shew them their works, and their wicked deeds, because they have been violent. 10 He also shall open their ear, to correct them: and shall speak, that they may return from iniquity. 11 If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory. 12 But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly. 13 Dissemblers and crafty men prove the wrath of God, neither shall they cry when they are bound. 14 Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate. 15 He shall deliver the poor out of his distress, and shall open his ear in affliction. 16 Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it: and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness. 17 Thy cause hath been judged as that of the wicked, cause and judgment thou shalt recover. 18 Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside. 19 Lay down thy greatness without tribulation, and all the mighty of strength. 20 Prolong not the night that people may come up for them. 21 Beware thou turn not aside to iniquity: for this thou hast begun to follow after misery. 22 Behold, God is high in his strength, and none is like him among the lawgivers. 23 Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him: Thou hast wrought iniquity? 24 Remember that thou knowest not his work, concerning which men have sung. 25 All men see him, every one beholdeth afar off. 26 Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable. 27 He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods: 28 Which flow from the clouds that cover all above. 29 If he will spread out clouds as his tent, 30 And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea. 31 For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals. 32 In his hands he hideth the light, and commandeth it to come again. 33 He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.
1 At this my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its place. 2 Hear ye attentively the terror of his voice, and the sound that cometh out of his mouth. 3 He beholdeth under all the heavens, and his light is upon the ends of the earth. 4 After it a noise shall roar, he shall thunder with the voice of his majesty, and shall not be found out, when his voice shall be heard. 5 God shall thunder wonderfully with his voice, he that doth great and unsearchable things. 6 He commandeth the snow to go down upon the earth, and the winter rain, and the shower of his strength. 7 He sealeth up the hand of all men, that every one may know his works. 8 Then the beast shall go into his covert, and shall abide in his den. 9 Out of the inner parts shall a tempest come, and cold out of the north. 10 When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly. 11 Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light: 12 Which go round about, whithersoever the will of him that governeth them shall lead them, to whatsoever he shall command them upon the face of the whole earth: 13 Whether in one tribe, or in his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found. 14 Hearken to these things, Job: Stand, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15 Dost thou know when God commanded the rains, to shew his light of his clouds? 16 Knowest thou the great paths of the clouds, and the perfect knowledges? 17 Are not thy garments hot, when the south wind blows upon the earth? 18 Thou perhaps hast made the heavens with him, which are most strong, as if they were of molten brass. 19 Shew us what we may say to him: or we are wrapped up in darkness. 20 Who shall tell him the things I speak? even if a man shall speak, he shall be swallowed up. 21 But now they see not the light: the air on a sudden shall be thickened into clouds, and the wind shall pass and drive them away. 22 Cold cometh out of the north, and to God praise with fear. 23 We cannot find him worthily: he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable. 24 Therefore men shall fear him, and all that seem to themselves to be wise, shall not dare to behold him.
22 Then it pleased the apostles and ancients, with the whole church, to choose men of their own company and to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas, who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren. 23 Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting. 24 Forasmuch as we have heard that some going out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, to whom we gave no commandment: 25 It hath seemed good to us, being assembled together, to choose out men and to send them unto you, with our well beloved Barnabas and Paul: 26 Men that have given their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves also will, by word of mouth, tell you the same things. 28 For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us to lay no further burden upon you than these necessary things: 29 That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication: from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well. 30 They therefore, being dismissed, went down to Antioch and, gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle. 31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. 32 But Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, with many words comforted the brethren and confirmed them. 33 And after they had spent some time there, they were let go with peace by the brethren unto them that had sent them. 34 But it seemed good unto Silas to remain there: and Judas alone departed to Jerusalem. 35 And Paul and Barnabas continued at Antioch, teaching and preaching, with many others, the word of the Lord. 36 And after some days, Paul said to Barnabas: Let us return and visit our brethren in all the cities wherein we have preached the word of the Lord, to see how they do. 37 And Barnabas would have taken with them John also, that was surnamed Mark. 38 But Paul desired that he (as having departed from them out of Pamphylia and not gone with them to the work) might not be received. 39 And there arose a dissension so that they departed one from another. And Barnabas indeed, taking Mark, sailed to Cyprus. 40 But Paul, choosing Silas, departed, being delivered by the brethren to the grace of God. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, commanding them to keep the precepts of the apostles and the ancients.
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