3 for gthe ear tests words
4 Let us choose hwhat is right;
5 For Job has said, ‘I am iin the right,
and jGod has taken away my right;
my wound is incurable, though I am kwithout transgression.’
who ldrinks up scoffing like water,
and walks mwith wicked men?
9 For nhe has said, ‘It profits a man nothing
far be it from God that he should odo wickedness,
11 For according to pthe work of a man he will repay him,
and qaccording to his ways he will make it befall him.
and rthe Almighty will not pervert justice.
14 If he should tset his heart to it
and man would wreturn to dust.
17 xShall one who hates justice govern?
18 who ysays to a king, ‘Worthless one,’
19 who zshows no partiality to princes,
nor regards the rich amore than the poor,
for bthey are all the work of his hands?
20 In a moment cthey die;
at dmidnight the people are shaken and pass away,
and the mighty are taken away by eno human hand.
21 “For his eyes are on fthe ways of a man,
and he sees all his fsteps.
23 For God2 has no need to consider a man further,
that he should go before God in ijudgment.
24 He jshatters the mighty without investigation
and sets lothers in their place.
he moverturns them in the night, and they are crushed.
27 because they turned aside from nfollowing him
28 so that they ocaused the cry of the poor to come to him,
and he pheard the cry of the afflicted—
32 rteach me what I do not see;
35 ‘Job tspeaks without knowledge;
he uclaps his hands among us
Do you say, v‘It is my right before God,’
3 that you ask, w‘What advantage have I?
and xyour friends with you.
5 yLook at the heavens, and see;
6 If you have sinned, zwhat do you accomplish against him?
7 aIf you are righteous, what do you give to him?
and your righteousness ba son of man.
10 But none says, ‘Where is God my fMaker,
who gives gsongs in the night,
11 who teaches us hmore than the beasts of the earth
12 There they icry out, but he does not answer,
14 How much less when you say that you jdo not see him,
that the case is before him, and you are kwaiting for him!
15 And now, because lhis anger does not punish,
and he does not take much note of transgression,5
3 I will get my knowledge from oafar
one who is rperfect in knowledge is with you.
5 “Behold, God is mighty, and sdoes not despise any;
he is tmighty in strength of understanding.
but gives uthe afflicted their right.
7 He does not withdraw his veyes from the righteous,
but with wkings on the throne
he sets them forever, and they are xexalted.
8 And if they are ybound in chains
and their transgressions, that they are zbehaving arrogantly.
10 He aopens their ears to instruction
and commands that they breturn from iniquity.
11 cIf they listen and serve him,
they dcomplete their days in prosperity,
12 But if they do not listen, they eperish by the sword
and die fwithout knowledge.
13 “The ggodless in heart cherish anger;
they do not cry for help when he hbinds them.
14 They idie in youth,
15 He delivers jthe afflicted by their affliction
and kopens their ear by adversity.
into la broad place where there was no cramping,
and let not the greatness of othe ransom turn you aside.
19 Will your pcry for help avail to keep you from distress,
20 Do not long for qthe night,
when peoples vanish rin their place.
21 Take care; sdo not turn to iniquity,
who is ta teacher like him?
23 Who has uprescribed for him his way,
or who can say, v‘You have done wrong’?
24 “Remember to wextol his work,
of which men have xsung.
26 Behold, God is great, and we yknow him not;
the number of his zyears is unsearchable.
28 which cthe skies pour down
29 Can anyone understand dthe spreading of the clouds,
the thunderings of his epavilion?
31 For by these he fjudges peoples;
he gives gfood in abundance.
32 He covers his hhands with the lightning
33 Its crashing declares his presence;6
 34:13 Hebrew lacks on him
 34:23 Hebrew he
 34:33 The meaning of the Hebrew in verses 29–33 is uncertain
 35:9 Or the many
 35:15 Theodotion, Symmachus (compare Vulgate); the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
 36:33 Hebrew declares concerning him
4 Therefore, having xthis ministry yby the mercy of God,1 we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced zdisgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice2 cunning or ato tamper with God's word, but bby the open statement of the truth cwe would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even dif our gospel is veiled, eit is veiled to fthose who are perishing. 4 In their case gthe god of this world dhas blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing hthe light of ithe gospel of the glory of Christ, jwho is the image of God. 5 For what kwe proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with lourselves as your servants3 for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, m“Let light shine out of darkness,” nhas shone in our hearts to give othe light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in pjars of clay, qto show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are rafflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but snot forsaken; tstruck down, but not destroyed; 10 ualways carrying in the body the death of Jesus, vso that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So wdeath is at work in us, but life in you.
dour fathers have told us,
ein the days of old:
2 you with your own hand fdrove out the nations,
but gthem you planted;
but hthem you set free;
3 for not iby their own sword did they win the land,
and jthe light of your face,
kfor you delighted in them.
4 lYou are my King, O God;
mordain salvation for Jacob!
5 Through you we npush down our foes;
through your name we otread down those who rise up against us.
6 For not in pmy bow do I trust,
and have qput to shame those who hate us.
8 rIn God we have boasted continually,
 44:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who floves purity of heart,
but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.