The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday August 31, 2021 (NIV)

Job 37-39

37 “At this my heart pounds(A)
and leaps from its place.
Listen!(B) Listen to the roar of his voice,(C)
to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.(D)
He unleashes his lightning(E) beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.(F)
After that comes the sound of his roar;
he thunders(G) with his majestic voice.(H)
When his voice resounds,
he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders(I) in marvelous ways;(J)
he does great things beyond our understanding.(K)
He says to the snow,(L) ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’(M)
So that everyone he has made may know his work,(N)
he stops all people from their labor.[a](O)
The animals take cover;(P)
they remain in their dens.(Q)
The tempest comes out from its chamber,(R)
the cold from the driving winds.(S)
10 The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.(T)
11 He loads the clouds with moisture;(U)
he scatters his lightning(V) through them.(W)
12 At his direction they swirl around
over the face of the whole earth
to do whatever he commands them.(X)
13 He brings the clouds to punish people,(Y)
or to water his earth and show his love.(Z)

14 “Listen(AA) to this, Job;
stop and consider God’s wonders.(AB)
15 Do you know how God controls the clouds
and makes his lightning(AC) flash?(AD)
16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised,(AE)
those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?(AF)
17 You who swelter in your clothes
when the land lies hushed under the south wind,(AG)
18 can you join him in spreading out the skies,(AH)
hard as a mirror of cast bronze?(AI)

19 “Tell us what we should say to him;(AJ)
we cannot draw up our case(AK) because of our darkness.(AL)
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
21 Now no one can look at the sun,(AM)
bright as it is in the skies
after the wind has swept them clean.
22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;(AN)
God comes in awesome majesty.(AO)
23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;(AP)
in his justice(AQ) and great righteousness, he does not oppress.(AR)
24 Therefore, people revere him,(AS)
for does he not have regard for all the wise(AT) in heart?[b]

The Lord Speaks

38 Then the Lord spoke to Job(AU) out of the storm.(AV) He said:

“Who is this that obscures my plans(AW)
with words without knowledge?(AX)
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.(AY)

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?(AZ)
Tell me, if you understand.(BA)
Who marked off its dimensions?(BB) Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line(BC) across it?
On what were its footings set,(BD)
or who laid its cornerstone(BE)
while the morning stars(BF) sang together(BG)
and all the angels[c](BH) shouted for joy?(BI)

“Who shut up the sea behind doors(BJ)
when it burst forth from the womb,(BK)
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,(BL)
10 when I fixed limits for it(BM)
and set its doors and bars in place,(BN)
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;(BO)
here is where your proud waves halt’?(BP)

12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,(BQ)
or shown the dawn its place,(BR)
13 that it might take the earth by the edges
and shake the wicked(BS) out of it?(BT)
14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;(BU)
its features stand out like those of a garment.
15 The wicked are denied their light,(BV)
and their upraised arm is broken.(BW)

16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea
or walked in the recesses of the deep?(BX)
17 Have the gates of death(BY) been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?(BZ)
18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?(CA)
Tell me, if you know all this.(CB)

19 “What is the way to the abode of light?
And where does darkness reside?(CC)
20 Can you take them to their places?
Do you know the paths(CD) to their dwellings?
21 Surely you know, for you were already born!(CE)
You have lived so many years!

22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow(CF)
or seen the storehouses(CG) of the hail,(CH)
23 which I reserve for times of trouble,(CI)
for days of war and battle?(CJ)
24 What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,(CK)
or the place where the east winds(CL) are scattered over the earth?(CM)
25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain,
and a path for the thunderstorm,(CN)
26 to water(CO) a land where no one lives,
an uninhabited desert,(CP)
27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland
and make it sprout with grass?(CQ)
28 Does the rain have a father?(CR)
Who fathers the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens(CS)
30 when the waters become hard as stone,
when the surface of the deep is frozen?(CT)

31 “Can you bind the chains[d] of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?(CU)
32 Can you bring forth the constellations(CV) in their seasons[e]
or lead out the Bear[f] with its cubs?(CW)
33 Do you know the laws(CX) of the heavens?(CY)
Can you set up God’s[g] dominion over the earth?

34 “Can you raise your voice to the clouds
and cover yourself with a flood of water?(CZ)
35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?(DA)
Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[h](DB)
or gives the rooster understanding?[i](DC)
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars(DD) of the heavens(DE)
38 when the dust becomes hard(DF)
and the clods of earth stick together?(DG)

39 “Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
and satisfy the hunger of the lions(DH)
40 when they crouch in their dens(DI)
or lie in wait in a thicket?(DJ)
41 Who provides food(DK) for the raven(DL)
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?(DM)

39 “Do you know when the mountain goats(DN) give birth?
Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?(DO)
Do you count the months till they bear?
Do you know the time they give birth?(DP)
They crouch down and bring forth their young;
their labor pains are ended.
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds;
they leave and do not return.

“Who let the wild donkey(DQ) go free?
Who untied its ropes?
I gave it the wasteland(DR) as its home,
the salt flats(DS) as its habitat.(DT)
It laughs(DU) at the commotion in the town;
it does not hear a driver’s shout.(DV)
It ranges the hills(DW) for its pasture
and searches for any green thing.

“Will the wild ox(DX) consent to serve you?(DY)
Will it stay by your manger(DZ) at night?
10 Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness?(EA)
Will it till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you rely on it for its great strength?(EB)
Will you leave your heavy work to it?
12 Can you trust it to haul in your grain
and bring it to your threshing floor?

13 “The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
though they cannot compare
with the wings and feathers of the stork.(EC)
14 She lays her eggs on the ground
and lets them warm in the sand,
15 unmindful that a foot may crush them,
that some wild animal may trample them.(ED)
16 She treats her young harshly,(EE) as if they were not hers;
she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 for God did not endow her with wisdom
or give her a share of good sense.(EF)
18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run,
she laughs(EG) at horse and rider.

19 “Do you give the horse its strength(EH)
or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make it leap like a locust,(EI)
striking terror(EJ) with its proud snorting?(EK)
21 It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,(EL)
and charges into the fray.(EM)
22 It laughs(EN) at fear, afraid of nothing;
it does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver(EO) rattles against its side,
along with the flashing spear(EP) and lance.
24 In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;
it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.(EQ)
25 At the blast of the trumpet(ER) it snorts, ‘Aha!’
It catches the scent of battle from afar,
the shout of commanders and the battle cry.(ES)

26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
and spread its wings toward the south?(ET)
27 Does the eagle soar at your command
and build its nest on high?(EU)
28 It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night;
a rocky crag(EV) is its stronghold.
29 From there it looks for food;(EW)
its eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones feast on blood,
and where the slain are, there it is.”(EX)


  1. Job 37:7 Or work, / he fills all people with fear by his power
  2. Job 37:24 Or for he does not have regard for any who think they are wise.
  3. Job 38:7 Hebrew the sons of God
  4. Job 38:31 Septuagint; Hebrew beauty
  5. Job 38:32 Or the morning star in its season
  6. Job 38:32 Or out Leo
  7. Job 38:33 Or their
  8. Job 38:36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
  9. Job 38:36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

Cross references:

  1. Job 37:1 : Ps 38:10; Isa 15:5; Jer 4:19; Hab 3:16
  2. Job 37:2 : S Job 32:10
  3. Job 37:2 : ver 5
  4. Job 37:2 : Ps 18:13; 29:3-9
  5. Job 37:3 : S 2Sa 22:13; Ps 18:14
  6. Job 37:3 : S Job 36:32; Mt 24:27; Lk 17:24
  7. Job 37:4 : S 1Sa 2:10
  8. Job 37:4 : S Ex 20:19
  9. Job 37:5 : S 1Sa 2:10; Jn 12:29
  10. Job 37:5 : S Job 36:33
  11. Job 37:5 : S Job 5:9; S 11:7-9; S 36:4
  12. Job 37:6 : Dt 28:12; Job 38:22
  13. Job 37:6 : S Ge 7:4; S Job 5:10; S 28:26
  14. Job 37:7 : Ps 109:27
  15. Job 37:7 : Ps 104:19-23; 111:2
  16. Job 37:8 : S Job 28:26
  17. Job 37:8 : Job 38:40; Ps 104:22
  18. Job 37:9 : Ps 50:3
  19. Job 37:9 : Ps 147:17
  20. Job 37:10 : Job 38:29-30; Ps 147:17
  21. Job 37:11 : S Job 26:8
  22. Job 37:11 : S Job 36:30
  23. Job 37:11 : S Job 28:26
  24. Job 37:12 : S ver 3; Ps 147:16; 148:8
  25. Job 37:13 : S Ge 7:4; Ex 9:22-23; S 1Sa 12:17
  26. Job 37:13 : S 1Ki 18:45; S Job 5:10; S 36:31; 38:27
  27. Job 37:14 : S Job 32:10
  28. Job 37:14 : S Job 5:9
  29. Job 37:15 : S Job 36:30
  30. Job 37:15 : S Job 36:32
  31. Job 37:16 : S Job 36:29
  32. Job 37:16 : S Job 5:9; S 36:4
  33. Job 37:17 : Ac 27:13
  34. Job 37:18 : S Ge 1:1, 8; S Job 22:14
  35. Job 37:18 : Dt 28:23
  36. Job 37:19 : Ro 8:26
  37. Job 37:19 : S Job 13:18
  38. Job 37:19 : S Job 9:3
  39. Job 37:21 : S Jdg 5:31; Ac 22:11; 26:13
  40. Job 37:22 : Ps 19:5
  41. Job 37:22 : Ex 24:17
  42. Job 37:23 : S Job 5:9; S 36:4; Ro 11:33; 1Ti 6:16
  43. Job 37:23 : S Job 8:3
  44. Job 37:23 : S Job 4:17; Ps 44:1; Isa 63:9; Jer 25:5; La 3:33; Eze 18:23, 32
  45. Job 37:24 : S Ge 22:12; Job 28:28; Ecc 12:13; Mic 6:8; Mt 10:28
  46. Job 37:24 : S Job 5:13; Eph 5:15
  47. Job 38:1 : S Job 11:5
  48. Job 38:1 : S Ex 14:21; S 1Sa 2:10; Job 40:6; Isa 21:1; Eze 1:4
  49. Job 38:2 : S 1Ki 22:5; Isa 40:13
  50. Job 38:2 : S Job 34:35; Mk 10:38; 1Ti 1:7
  51. Job 38:3 : Job 40:7; 42:4; Mk 11:29
  52. Job 38:4 : S ver 5; S Ge 1:1; S 1Sa 2:8
  53. Job 38:4 : ver 18; S Job 34:13; Pr 30:4
  54. Job 38:5 : ver 4; Ps 102:25; Pr 8:29; Isa 40:12; 48:13; Jer 31:37
  55. Job 38:5 : Jer 31:39; Zec 1:16; 4:9-10
  56. Job 38:6 : Pr 8:25
  57. Job 38:6 : S Job 26:7
  58. Job 38:7 : S Ge 1:16
  59. Job 38:7 : Ps 19:1-4; 148:2-3
  60. Job 38:7 : S 1Ki 22:19
  61. Job 38:7 : S Dt 16:15
  62. Job 38:8 : ver 11; Ps 33:7; Pr 8:29; Jer 5:22
  63. Job 38:8 : S Ge 1:9-10
  64. Job 38:9 : S Ge 1:2
  65. Job 38:10 : S Job 28:25; Ps 33:7; 104:9; Isa 40:12
  66. Job 38:10 : Ne 3:3; Job 7:12; 26:10
  67. Job 38:11 : S ver 8
  68. Job 38:11 : Ps 65:7; 89:9; 104:6-9
  69. Job 38:12 : Ps 57:8
  70. Job 38:12 : Ps 74:16; Am 5:8
  71. Job 38:13 : Ps 104:35
  72. Job 38:13 : S Job 8:22
  73. Job 38:14 : Ex 28:11
  74. Job 38:15 : S Dt 28:29; S Job 15:22; S 18:5
  75. Job 38:15 : S Ge 17:14; S Job 4:10; S 31:22
  76. Job 38:16 : S Ge 1:7; S Job 9:8
  77. Job 38:17 : S Job 33:22; Mt 16:18; Rev 1:18
  78. Job 38:17 : S Job 7:9
  79. Job 38:18 : S Job 28:24; Isa 40:12
  80. Job 38:18 : S ver 4
  81. Job 38:19 : S Ge 1:4; S Job 28:3; Ps 139:11-12
  82. Job 38:20 : S Job 24:13
  83. Job 38:21 : Job 15:7
  84. Job 38:22 : S Job 37:6
  85. Job 38:22 : S Dt 28:12
  86. Job 38:22 : Ps 105:32; 147:17
  87. Job 38:23 : Ps 27:5; Isa 28:17; 30:30; Eze 13:11
  88. Job 38:23 : Ex 9:26; Jos 10:11; Eze 13:13; Rev 16:21
  89. Job 38:24 : S Job 28:24
  90. Job 38:24 : S Job 27:21
  91. Job 38:24 : Jer 10:13; 51:16
  92. Job 38:25 : Job 28:26
  93. Job 38:26 : Job 36:27
  94. Job 38:26 : Ps 84:6; 107:35; Isa 41:18
  95. Job 38:27 : S Job 28:26; S 37:13; S Ps 104:14
  96. Job 38:28 : S 2Sa 1:21; S Job 5:10
  97. Job 38:29 : Ps 147:16-17
  98. Job 38:30 : Job 37:10
  99. Job 38:31 : Job 9:9; Am 5:8
  100. Job 38:32 : 2Ki 23:5; Isa 13:10; 40:26; 45:12; Jer 19:13
  101. Job 38:32 : S Ge 1:16
  102. Job 38:33 : Ps 148:6; Jer 31:36
  103. Job 38:33 : S Ge 1:16
  104. Job 38:34 : S Job 5:10; S 22:11
  105. Job 38:35 : S Job 36:32
  106. Job 38:36 : S Job 9:4; S 34:32; Jas 1:5
  107. Job 38:36 : S Job 12:13
  108. Job 38:37 : S Jos 3:16
  109. Job 38:37 : S Job 22:11
  110. Job 38:38 : S Lev 26:19
  111. Job 38:38 : 1Ki 18:45
  112. Job 38:39 : S Ge 49:9
  113. Job 38:40 : S Job 37:8
  114. Job 38:40 : S Ge 49:9
  115. Job 38:41 : S Ge 1:30
  116. Job 38:41 : S Ge 8:7; Lk 12:24
  117. Job 38:41 : Ps 147:9; S Mt 6:26
  118. Job 39:1 : S Dt 14:5
  119. Job 39:1 : Ge 49:21
  120. Job 39:2 : S Ge 31:7-9
  121. Job 39:5 : S Ge 16:12
  122. Job 39:6 : Job 24:5; Ps 107:34; Jer 2:24
  123. Job 39:6 : Job 30:4
  124. Job 39:6 : Job 30:7; Jer 14:6; 17:6
  125. Job 39:7 : S Job 5:22
  126. Job 39:7 : Job 3:18
  127. Job 39:8 : Isa 32:20
  128. Job 39:9 : S Nu 23:22
  129. Job 39:9 : S Ex 21:6
  130. Job 39:9 : S Ge 42:27
  131. Job 39:10 : Job 41:13; Ps 32:9
  132. Job 39:11 : ver 19; Job 40:16; 41:12, 22; Ps 147:10
  133. Job 39:13 : Zec 5:9
  134. Job 39:15 : 2Ki 14:9
  135. Job 39:16 : ver 17; La 4:3
  136. Job 39:17 : S ver 16; S Job 21:22
  137. Job 39:18 : S Job 5:22
  138. Job 39:19 : S ver 11
  139. Job 39:20 : Joel 2:4-5; Rev 9:7
  140. Job 39:20 : Job 41:25
  141. Job 39:20 : Jer 8:16
  142. Job 39:21 : ver 11
  143. Job 39:21 : Jer 8:6
  144. Job 39:22 : S Job 5:22
  145. Job 39:23 : Isa 5:28; Jer 5:16
  146. Job 39:23 : Na 3:3
  147. Job 39:24 : Nu 10:9; Jer 4:5, 19; Eze 7:14; Am 3:6
  148. Job 39:25 : Jos 6:5
  149. Job 39:25 : Jer 8:6; Am 1:14; 2:2
  150. Job 39:26 : Jer 8:7
  151. Job 39:27 : Jer 49:16; Ob 1:4; Hab 2:9
  152. Job 39:28 : Jer 49:16; Ob 1:3
  153. Job 39:29 : S Job 9:26
  154. Job 39:30 : Mt 24:28; Lk 17:37
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2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[a](A) Since we have that same spirit of[b] faith,(B) we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead(C) will also raise us with Jesus(D) and present us with you to himself.(E) 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving(F) to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart.(G) Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly(H) we are being renewed(I) day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.(J) 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,(K) since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Awaiting the New Body

For we know that if the earthly(L) tent(M) we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan,(N) longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(O) because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan(P) and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(Q) so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.(R)

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight.(S) We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.(T) So we make it our goal to please him,(U) whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us(V) for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Psalm 116:10 (see Septuagint)
  2. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Or Spirit-given
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Psalm 44:9-26

But now you have rejected(A) and humbled us;(B)
you no longer go out with our armies.(C)
10 You made us retreat(D) before the enemy,
and our adversaries have plundered(E) us.
11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep(F)
and have scattered us among the nations.(G)
12 You sold your people for a pittance,(H)
gaining nothing from their sale.

13 You have made us a reproach(I) to our neighbors,(J)
the scorn(K) and derision(L) of those around us.
14 You have made us a byword(M) among the nations;
the peoples shake their heads(N) at us.
15 I live in disgrace(O) all day long,
and my face is covered with shame(P)
16 at the taunts(Q) of those who reproach and revile(R) me,
because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.(S)

17 All this came upon us,
though we had not forgotten(T) you;
we had not been false to your covenant.
18 Our hearts had not turned(U) back;
our feet had not strayed from your path.
19 But you crushed(V) us and made us a haunt for jackals;(W)
you covered us over with deep darkness.(X)

20 If we had forgotten(Y) the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,(Z)
21 would not God have discovered it,
since he knows the secrets of the heart?(AA)
22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep(AB) to be slaughtered.(AC)

23 Awake,(AD) Lord! Why do you sleep?(AE)
Rouse yourself!(AF) Do not reject us forever.(AG)
24 Why do you hide your face(AH)
and forget(AI) our misery and oppression?(AJ)

25 We are brought down to the dust;(AK)
our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Rise up(AL) and help us;
rescue(AM) us because of your unfailing love.(AN)

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Proverbs 22:13

13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!(A)
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 22:13 : Pr 26:13
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08/30/2021 DAB Transcript

Job 34:1-36:33, 2 Corinthians 4:1-12, Ps 44:1-8, Proverbs 22:10-12

Today is the 30th day of August welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we keep moving forward, the next step forward together. And that will lead us into the New International Version, which is what we’re reading from this week and back into the book of Job. Today, Job chapters 34, 35, and 36.


Okay. So, proverbs today. “Drive out the mocker and out goes strife. Quarrels and insults are ended.” So, like, who wants to sign up for that - quarrels and insults are ended. That sounds fantastic, harmonious, even. Good, but the mocker has to be thrown out first. And so often our knee-jerk reaction can be something like, that could be okay. Gotta separate myself from the marker. I gotta get those people out of my life. I gotta diminish my interaction with those kind of people because quarrels…quarrels and insults will be ended and so will strife. What if we’re the mocker though? What if that’s us? What if we personalize the proverb instead of making it about everybody else. What if we take wisdom on board in our own hearts - drive out the mocker and out goes strife. Mocker…mocker here is person who elevates themselves over somebody else and then looks down on somebody with scorn or contempt. And that’s already in place in their heart before they even say a word. And, so, the things that come out of their mouth are quarrels and insults. And we probably can give ourselves a pass in some sort of way and go…well…that’s not talking about me because I don’t do that all the time. I just do that once in a while when I’m really mad. That…that would be true of everybody. Nobody is a mocker all the time, but we are definitely all capable of scorn and contempt. We are all capable of being a mocker and likely we have all been a mocker way too many times to admit. But if we’re personalizing this proverb, if we’re taking the wisdom and applying it to ourselves instead of everyone else then we realize we can’t bring the mocker to the conversation. In fact, the mocker needs to be driven of us because if it is then also what departs with the mocker is strife, quarrels and insults. And we all want that. So, the wisdom then is, don’t be the mocker. So often all we’re doing is exposing our own insecurities and our own issues and inserting them out of our own brokenness and then strife in quarrels and insults become inevitable. And, so, as we…I mean we are so preciously near the end of another month, that tomorrow is the last day of the month so this is a really really good opportune time to mark what’s being said in Proverbs, the wisdom being spoken to us because it’s inviting us to examine our own postures and our own actions and our own words and we can participate in diminishing and destroying strife, quarrels and insults by paying close attention to our posture of heart and not being the one full of contempt and scorn, not being the mocker.


Holy Spirit, we…we’ve just acknowledged that we are all capable of this and we have all been guilty of this, but it’s never us all of the time. It’s just a place that we can go to that wreaks havoc and mayhem on everything around us. We’re acknowledging that that’s possible, that we have the potential to be the mocker, that we can instigate strife, quarrels and insults way more than we would be comfortable admitting, but we’re confessing. We’re all guilty. We all know what’s being said here. And we all like it when the light is being shined out from us on everybody else and everything else is being exposed, but when it’s a mirror and we have to look at ourselves in the face then we know we’re capable of all of this and we will not manage it without the presence of Your Holy Spirit to guide us. And that is always available but we are rarely as attentive as we should be and we get ourselves into all kinds of things that didn’t need to happen. So, come Holy Spirit. Help us to see what it looks like to drive the mocker out of ourselves because then strife goes along with it and quarrels and insults are ended. Even the quarrels and insults we hurl at ourselves inside of our own mind, those can be diminished and destroyed as well if we stop mocking what You made in us. Help us Lord we have plenty of work to do. Come Holy Spirit and lead the way, we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Today I want to pray for the woman who is having pain that’s running all over her body and she said that she has two angels in her life I think her friend Kathy or…and her son. Let’s pray. Our Father in heaven Lord please help this woman who has this awful pain that a lot of times we sit and ask, “God why?” And I think we’re asking that right now but what I do ask is that You would be…You would miraculously take this pain away and help her to endure. And either way, help her to put her faith in You Jesus. We don’t always understand our suffering, but You have said that all things work together for good for those who love You and those who are called to cling to Your purpose. So, I just ask that You would help her to ensure and put her faith and trust in You. And thank You for all that You’ve done. And help us all to put our faith and You through our trials and tribulations. In Jesus’ name I ask. Amen. We’re praying for you, and I just ask that this pain goes away.

Hello, my DAB family this is Jamie in New Jersey standing on the word of God. This is my first time calling. I’ve been a listener for over a year I guess maybe longer I’m not sure, but I’m really blessed by this community. I’m blessed by the prayers. I’m pressed by testimonies. I’m blessed to be a part of this family and today I come to you humbly asking for prayer for myself, asking for prayer about the…the life I’m living. I’m incredibly lonely. You know, I am in love with a…with a woman who, you know, just really doesn’t know what she wants out of life or what she wants out of our relationship, but I feel like God has called me to stand and to show her unconditional love and that’s what I’m trying to do but it seems like she just pulls further and further away. She comes back but then pulls away again Lord. And it’s painful, it’s painful. I have other things going on in my life as well. And I have a son who has autism…has autism and I worry about his future. He’s 22 years old now and I…and I thank God for all that he’s given and thus far but, you know, I still worry. I have a 19-year-old daughter as well who you know is a very good child but doesn’t get along with her mother and I pray for that relationship. But mostly I…I’m asking for your prayers to help me live the life that God wants me to live. Thank you all. I love you all. Thank you.

Hello DAB I just listened to the podcast of today and the prayer sessions at the end and I was really inspired by the lady who said sometimes you just have to forget about praying for yourself and, you know, praying for others. And I want to share with you only one of the stories that really inspired me to start praying for others. I have this friend, she…she’s just rooted in her faith, and she is a lot of time inspiration to me and there was this faithful period where she was hoping on getting a smartphone because the pastor at their church was sharing some devotionals online and she really needed to…to read them. And, so, she was praying for God to open those to actually get a smart phone. And when she got the smart phone, I think two weeks later when she got out from the taxi, she noticed she had forgot the phone in the taxi. And there was a lady who is sitting just close by and immediately she noticed she has lost her phone in the taxi. She said, thank you Jesus. And surprisingly the lady who was seated by Axta…what do you thanking Jesus for. I think you should instant say oh God help me. She said, no, it was God who gave the telephone and if God wants it back then it’s OK. 3 minutes later the taxi drove by…I mean left, dropped all the passengers and then came to her and said hey mam this is your phone. God works in mysterious way. Have a blessed day all.

Good morning this is Longing to be God’s Delight in Pennsylvania and this morning I am lifting up the people of Kabul to be rescued from the Taliban, a roaring lion seeking to devour them. And they need a miracle to be free and safe in…in totally nightmare conditions. I am praying for those in flooding like Tennessee that they could be lifted from the mire and rescued. I’m praying for God to quench the fires in the West in the US and Canada and also, I believe Greece and Turkey and possibly Albania, I’m not sure. I pray for Haiti suffering from the storms and the earthquake and the gangs. Lord we need a miracle. There is no way that humans…humankind can rescue from all of this. And I’m praying for Cindy suffering from RSD, that God would give her a miracle of healing, pour His living water into her to quench the fire of her nerves, that He would change the way her brain and the messages of her nerves in the way the brain perceives them so that the pain would end and only You Lord can affect this. I pray and lift up all these things to You this morning in Jesus’ name for your mercy, love, and kindness. Amen.

Good morning or good evening or good afternoon DAB family wherever you may be listening in from. This is Anne from Arizona. I would like to say that I am smiling after hearing doctor John call in on August the 26th to share miracle number two about his eye. And I’m also really grateful for Ashley calling in and thanking us for praying as a family for her dad. God is great and He is greatly to be praised. Let’s give thanks to Him. Let’s lift Him up. Let’s praise Him. Let’s shout of His goodness and of His mercy and of His wonderful works because He is good, because He is able, because He will not leave us without, because if we trust Him, He will work out everything according to His will. It is so wonderful to hear and to rejoice with others after standing in prayer for them. It is so encouraging for the body of believers. So, we continue to pray for all those that are looking to hear from God. We continue to stand and to intercede for the body. Thank you DAB family. May you be blessed and may you have a wonderful day. And don’t forget that God is working on your behalf. Amen.

08/29/2021 DAB Transcript

Job 31:1-33:33, 2 Corinthians 3:1-18, Psalm 43:1-5, Proverbs 22:8-9

Today is the 29th day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. As we well, it’s like we’re coming in for a landing on another one of our months, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but before this week, this brand-new shiny sparkly week that we get to walk into together before this is out, will be in another month. So, I feel like we just had the Daily Audio Bible long walk and yet that was almost like a couple months ago. So, we’re moving forward, step-by-step, day by day and sometimes when we take a look at it, it’s like, woah, we really are. It doesn’t stop day by day step-by-step. We continue forward. So, let’s move into our new week here so that we can move into a new month before the week is out. We have been working our way through the book of Job and we have a little ways to go but we will also conclude the book of Job before this week is out. So, let’s dive in and just be here, let’s just be here now today around the Global Campfire taking the next step forward. We’ll read from the New International Version this week, Job 31, 32 and 33 today.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for a brand-new week. We thank You for all that You will do in this week that will transition us into a new month, that will transition us into new territory in the Scriptures. We are in a week of transition and so come Holy Spirit and plant the Scriptures deep into our hearts and lives that we are immersed in right now and prepare our hearts for the territory that we will be heading into. As You continue to lead and direct our steps and challenge the postures of our hearts that we might be remade in Your image that we might continue this process of sanctification in our lives, work that only You can do and that we open ourselves fully too. Come Jesus, we pray, in your mighty name, we ask. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning DAB family God Bless you all. Righteously Ransom, thank you for calling in. I am sorry that your wife and you are not living together under the same roof that you’re living apart under the same roof. I am sorry that your family is going through this, that your child is going through this but I am thankful that the Lord has you still under the same roof. I am thankful that the Lord is going to make a way where there doesn’t seem to be a way. That the Lord is going to restore all that has been taken from your marriage, in the name of Jesus. Ronnie I am praying for you nine-year-old Lilliana. I am sorry that your family has gone through this that there has been these divorces between you and your wife and the divorce between the pastor and his wife, in the name of Jesus. I am believing that there’s going to be forgiveness in all of this. I don’t know how God will work this out, in the name of Jesus. But I am believing that there’s going to be some sort of reconciliation, in the name of Jesus. I am believing for the Comforter to be upon you, each of you, in the name of Jesus. And that, this forgiveness that I’m going to believe that’s going to transpire that’s going to bring restoration, in the name of Jesus. A man from Tennessee, you grew up without your father he hung you from a 60-foot ledge and your mom remarried to someone who was burning your bed with cigarettes, I cannot imagine you going through that and then, the four surgeries you’ve had since 2015, losing your nose to cancer and yes I am believing with you that the reason that you are alive is cause God in heaven has been taken care of you. And I am believing in the name of Jesus, that even with all of that God can still heal you, in the name of Jesus. I am declaring that. Sarah, from London, I’m so glad you’re encouraged by all of us cause so am I girl, so am I. God bless you all, I love you. Esther from Kissimmee.

Hello this is Elliana I’m calling to pray for Cindy who called in about her chronic nerve pain and Cindy I just want to lift you up to the Lord right now and just ask him to perform a miracle to heal your body because I feel your pain. And as a person who has had nerve pain it is very debilitating. It is so painful and I just pray that Lord heals you. We all love you, we will all continue to pray for you Cindy. Lord, please give her some relief Lord Jesus with you, everything is possible. Please take away this pain. Cindy, I hope you feel better soon. The doctors may be very helpful, but everything is in the hands of the Lord Cindy. I pray for you and I lift you up in Jesus name. Amen.

Hello this is Win and today is April 25th and I am calling in for my friend Kate, she has brain surgery today. And I just pray that, I pray that all the doctors and the nurses will know what to do and that her family won’t get that stressed out with the long day and I ask for prayer for her. And please, please pray for her and her family and I am praying for all of you too. I hope you all have a great day. Thank you.

Hey family this is Eyes of a Dove in Snow, Washington. Just calling in for some prayer support my father, I told you guys, Jerry, is got late-term Alzheimer’s and he took a spill and strained his back early last week. His back has been healing but cognitively he took a dive and it’s really brought reality to my older brothers. Both of my older brothers do not have children, they are married and they have tooken over the medical and financial aspects of the process for my parents. My parents are, my mom’s a believer my dad acknowledges Christ but I’m not sure if he has a personal relationship with Christ where he’s out right now. When he was cognitive, he would talk about it but it just never, I don’t know, it’s hard to tell. But anyways, I need prayer, I got a, I am so tired. I’ve been working an hour early this whole week, it’s Wednesday. Both brothers are exhausted they’re staying at my oldest brother’s tear drop trailer in the driveway of my parent’s house that we have somebody watching out for my dad at nighttime. In case he spills out of his bed and needs help. We don’t have a care provider coming until a few more days so we’re kinda rotating the night shift. And then we all leave for my parent’s house to go to work so tonight’s my turn and also my employer said hey, by the way, we need you to come in at 545am to help do training so that means I need to get up at 4am to get to work on time and I’m exhausted, I just need you guys to pray and lift me up. Pray for my brothers, lift them up as we serve and minister to my mom and dad and that I also ask God to rise up my dad cognitively so I can make sure that he’s saved.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Renzo in Florida and I just want to pray for Cindy in California. Father God, I just declare in the name of Jesus God that You would just take this RSD away from her in the name of Jesus God. I know You can do all, the impossible God, You’re a way maker and a miracle worker God and believe in the name of Jesus that this spreading will stop in the name of Jesus and be a miraculous healing in the name of Jesus. God You can do all and God that Your will be done, Comforter, Guider, Protector, let her find refuge in Your word. Thank You God let her continue to listen to the word and thank You for her prayers. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. And Father God just please pray for Carmen that called in God I just please pray that as she’s just going through this mourning for her son that she lost when he was 22 God I just please pray as she’s still struggling with that from June just, please pray that she just finds rest in You Lord. Even in the doubt even in the unknown, just like, with Job there’s some things that we just feel, we just struggle with, and in the same way we just thank You God for helping us to realize that You know that we may not know why this happened with her son but God You just know that, like she was saying, He’s in a better place. And I know it’s hard to grasp and hard to understand but God we just have faith in You God and we just thank You for everything that You do for us, in Jesus name we pray Amen. You guys, you have a blessed rest of your day. God Bless you, Jesus loves you. Bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday August 30, 2021 (NIV)

Job 34-36

34 Then Elihu said:

“Hear my words, you wise men;
listen to me,(A) you men of learning.
For the ear tests words
as the tongue tastes food.(B)
Let us discern for ourselves what is right;(C)
let us learn together what is good.(D)

“Job says, ‘I am innocent,(E)
but God denies me justice.(F)
Although I am right,
I am considered a liar;(G)
although I am guiltless,(H)
his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.’(I)
Is there anyone like Job,
who drinks scorn like water?(J)
He keeps company with evildoers;
he associates with the wicked.(K)
For he says, ‘There is no profit
in trying to please God.’(L)

10 “So listen to me,(M) you men of understanding.(N)
Far be it from God to do evil,(O)
from the Almighty to do wrong.(P)
11 He repays everyone for what they have done;(Q)
he brings on them what their conduct deserves.(R)
12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,(S)
that the Almighty would pervert justice.(T)
13 Who appointed(U) him over the earth?
Who put him in charge of the whole world?(V)
14 If it were his intention
and he withdrew his spirit[a](W) and breath,(X)
15 all humanity would perish(Y) together
and mankind would return to the dust.(Z)

16 “If you have understanding,(AA) hear this;
listen to what I say.(AB)
17 Can someone who hates justice govern?(AC)
Will you condemn the just and mighty One?(AD)
18 Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’
and to nobles,(AE) ‘You are wicked,’(AF)
19 who shows no partiality(AG) to princes
and does not favor the rich over the poor,(AH)
for they are all the work of his hands?(AI)
20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;(AJ)
the people are shaken and they pass away;
the mighty are removed without human hand.(AK)

21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;(AL)
he sees their every step.(AM)
22 There is no deep shadow,(AN) no utter darkness,(AO)
where evildoers can hide.(AP)
23 God has no need to examine people further,(AQ)
that they should come before him for judgment.(AR)
24 Without inquiry he shatters(AS) the mighty(AT)
and sets up others in their place.(AU)
25 Because he takes note of their deeds,(AV)
he overthrows them in the night(AW) and they are crushed.(AX)
26 He punishes them for their wickedness(AY)
where everyone can see them,
27 because they turned from following him(AZ)
and had no regard for any of his ways.(BA)
28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,
so that he heard the cry of the needy.(BB)
29 But if he remains silent,(BC) who can condemn him?(BD)
If he hides his face,(BE) who can see him?
Yet he is over individual and nation alike,(BF)
30 to keep the godless(BG) from ruling,(BH)
from laying snares for the people.(BI)

31 “Suppose someone says to God,
‘I am guilty(BJ) but will offend no more.
32 Teach me what I cannot see;(BK)
if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’(BL)
33 Should God then reward you on your terms,
when you refuse to repent?(BM)
You must decide, not I;
so tell me what you know.

34 “Men of understanding declare,
wise men who hear me say to me,
35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge;(BN)
his words lack insight.’(BO)
36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost
for answering like a wicked man!(BP)
37 To his sin he adds rebellion;
scornfully he claps his hands(BQ) among us
and multiplies his words(BR) against God.”(BS)

35 Then Elihu said:

“Do you think this is just?
You say, ‘I am in the right,(BT) not God.’(BU)
Yet you ask him, ‘What profit is it to me,[b]
and what do I gain by not sinning?’(BV)

“I would like to reply to you
and to your friends with you.
Look up at the heavens(BW) and see;
gaze at the clouds so high above you.(BX)
If you sin, how does that affect him?
If your sins are many, what does that do to him?(BY)
If you are righteous, what do you give to him,(BZ)
or what does he receive(CA) from your hand?(CB)
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself,(CC)
and your righteousness only other people.(CD)

“People cry out(CE) under a load of oppression;(CF)
they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.(CG)
10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,(CH)
who gives songs(CI) in the night,(CJ)
11 who teaches(CK) us(CL) more than he teaches[c] the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than[d] the birds in the sky?’
12 He does not answer(CM) when people cry out
because of the arrogance(CN) of the wicked.(CO)
13 Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea;
the Almighty pays no attention to it.(CP)
14 How much less, then, will he listen
when you say that you do not see him,(CQ)
that your case(CR) is before him
and you must wait for him,(CS)
15 and further, that his anger never punishes(CT)
and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.[e](CU)
16 So Job opens his mouth with empty talk;(CV)
without knowledge he multiplies words.”(CW)

36 Elihu continued:

“Bear with me a little longer and I will show you
that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.
I get my knowledge from afar;(CX)
I will ascribe justice to my Maker.(CY)
Be assured that my words are not false;(CZ)
one who has perfect knowledge(DA) is with you.(DB)

“God is mighty,(DC) but despises no one;(DD)
he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.(DE)
He does not keep the wicked alive(DF)
but gives the afflicted their rights.(DG)
He does not take his eyes off the righteous;(DH)
he enthrones them with kings(DI)
and exalts them forever.(DJ)
But if people are bound in chains,(DK)
held fast by cords of affliction,(DL)
he tells them what they have done—
that they have sinned arrogantly.(DM)
10 He makes them listen(DN) to correction(DO)
and commands them to repent of their evil.(DP)
11 If they obey and serve him,(DQ)
they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity(DR)
and their years in contentment.(DS)
12 But if they do not listen,
they will perish by the sword[f](DT)
and die without knowledge.(DU)

13 “The godless in heart(DV) harbor resentment;(DW)
even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.(DX)
14 They die in their youth,(DY)
among male prostitutes of the shrines.(DZ)
15 But those who suffer(EA) he delivers in their suffering;(EB)
he speaks(EC) to them in their affliction.(ED)

16 “He is wooing(EE) you from the jaws of distress
to a spacious place(EF) free from restriction,(EG)
to the comfort of your table(EH) laden with choice food.(EI)
17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;(EJ)
judgment and justice have taken hold of you.(EK)
18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches;
do not let a large bribe(EL) turn you aside.(EM)
19 Would your wealth(EN) or even all your mighty efforts
sustain you so you would not be in distress?
20 Do not long for the night,(EO)
to drag people away from their homes.[g]
21 Beware of turning to evil,(EP)
which you seem to prefer to affliction.(EQ)

22 “God is exalted in his power.(ER)
Who is a teacher like him?(ES)
23 Who has prescribed his ways(ET) for him,(EU)
or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?(EV)
24 Remember to extol his work,(EW)
which people have praised in song.(EX)
25 All humanity has seen it;(EY)
mortals gaze on it from afar.
26 How great is God—beyond our understanding!(EZ)
The number of his years is past finding out.(FA)

27 “He draws up the drops of water,(FB)
which distill as rain to the streams[h];(FC)
28 the clouds pour down their moisture
and abundant showers(FD) fall on mankind.(FE)
29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds,
how he thunders(FF) from his pavilion?(FG)
30 See how he scatters his lightning(FH) about him,
bathing the depths of the sea.(FI)
31 This is the way he governs[i] the nations(FJ)
and provides food(FK) in abundance.(FL)
32 He fills his hands with lightning
and commands it to strike its mark.(FM)
33 His thunder announces the coming storm;(FN)
even the cattle make known its approach.[j](FO)


  1. Job 34:14 Or Spirit
  2. Job 35:3 Or you
  3. Job 35:11 Or night, / 11 who teaches us by
  4. Job 35:11 Or us wise by
  5. Job 35:15 Symmachus, Theodotion and Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  6. Job 36:12 Or will cross the river
  7. Job 36:20 The meaning of the Hebrew for verses 18-20 is uncertain.
  8. Job 36:27 Or distill from the mist as rain
  9. Job 36:31 Or nourishes
  10. Job 36:33 Or announces his coming— / the One zealous against evil

Cross references:

  1. Job 34:2 : S Job 32:10
  2. Job 34:3 : Job 12:11
  3. Job 34:4 : S Job 12:12; Heb 5:14
  4. Job 34:4 : 1Th 5:21
  5. Job 34:5 : S Job 10:7
  6. Job 34:5 : S Job 6:29
  7. Job 34:6 : S Job 6:28
  8. Job 34:6 : S Job 9:21
  9. Job 34:6 : S Job 6:4; S 10:3; S Jer 10:19
  10. Job 34:7 : S Job 9:21; S 15:16
  11. Job 34:8 : S Job 22:15
  12. Job 34:9 : S Job 9:29-31; S 21:15
  13. Job 34:10 : Job 32:10
  14. Job 34:10 : ver 16; S Job 12:12
  15. Job 34:10 : S Ge 18:25
  16. Job 34:10 : ver 12; Dt 32:4; Job 8:3; 36:23; Ps 92:15; Ro 3:5; 9:14
  17. Job 34:11 : S Job 21:31; S Mt 16:27
  18. Job 34:11 : Jer 17:10; 32:19; Eze 33:20
  19. Job 34:12 : S ver 10; Tit 1:2; Heb 6:18
  20. Job 34:12 : S Job 8:3; Ps 9:16; Col 3:25; 2Th 1:6
  21. Job 34:13 : Heb 1:2
  22. Job 34:13 : Job 36:23; 38:4, 6; Isa 40:14
  23. Job 34:14 : S Ge 6:3
  24. Job 34:14 : S Nu 16:22; S Job 27:3
  25. Job 34:15 : S Ge 6:13; La 3:22; Mal 3:6; Jn 3:16
  26. Job 34:15 : S Ge 2:7; S Job 7:21; 9:22; Ps 90:10
  27. Job 34:16 : S ver 10
  28. Job 34:16 : S Job 32:10
  29. Job 34:17 : ver 30; 2Sa 23:3-4; Pr 20:8, 26; 24:23-25; 28:28
  30. Job 34:17 : ver 29; S Job 10:7; 40:8; Ro 3:5-6
  31. Job 34:18 : S Job 12:18
  32. Job 34:18 : Ex 22:28; Isa 40:24
  33. Job 34:19 : S Job 13:10; S Ac 10:34
  34. Job 34:19 : S Lev 19:15; Jas 2:5
  35. Job 34:19 : S Job 10:3
  36. Job 34:20 : ver 25; S Ex 11:4; S Job 20:8
  37. Job 34:20 : S Job 12:19
  38. Job 34:21 : Jer 32:19
  39. Job 34:21 : S Job 14:16; Pr 15:3; S Heb 4:13
  40. Job 34:22 : S Job 3:5
  41. Job 34:22 : Ps 74:20
  42. Job 34:22 : S Ge 3:8; S Job 11:20
  43. Job 34:23 : Ps 11:4
  44. Job 34:23 : Job 11:11
  45. Job 34:24 : Isa 8:9; 9:4; Jer 51:20; Da 2:34
  46. Job 34:24 : Job 12:19
  47. Job 34:24 : Da 2:21
  48. Job 34:25 : S Job 11:11
  49. Job 34:25 : S ver 20
  50. Job 34:25 : Pr 5:21-23
  51. Job 34:26 : S Ge 6:5; S Job 8:22; S 28:24; Ps 9:5; Jer 44:5
  52. Job 34:27 : Ps 14:3
  53. Job 34:27 : S 1Sa 15:11
  54. Job 34:28 : S Ex 22:23; S Job 5:15; S 12:19
  55. Job 34:29 : Ps 28:1; 83:1; 109:1
  56. Job 34:29 : S ver 17; Ro 8:34
  57. Job 34:29 : Ps 13:1
  58. Job 34:29 : Ps 83:18; 97:9
  59. Job 34:30 : S Job 8:13
  60. Job 34:30 : S ver 17
  61. Job 34:30 : Ps 25:15; 31:4; 91:3; 124:7; 140:5; Pr 29:2-12
  62. Job 34:31 : Ps 51:5; Lk 15:21; Ro 7:24; 1Jn 1:8, 10
  63. Job 34:32 : Ex 33:13; Job 35:11; 38:36; Ps 15:2; 25:4; 27:11; 51:6; 86:11; 139:23-24; 143:8
  64. Job 34:32 : Job 33:27; S Lk 19:8
  65. Job 34:33 : S 2Ki 17:13; Job 33:23; 36:10, 15, 18, 21; 41:11; 42:6; Pr 17:23; Jnh 3:8
  66. Job 34:35 : Job 35:16; 38:2; 42:3
  67. Job 34:35 : Job 26:3
  68. Job 34:36 : S Job 6:29; S 22:15
  69. Job 34:37 : S Job 27:23
  70. Job 34:37 : Job 35:16
  71. Job 34:37 : Job 23:2
  72. Job 35:2 : S Job 33:32
  73. Job 35:2 : S Job 2:9; S 32:2
  74. Job 35:3 : S Job 9:29-31; S 21:15
  75. Job 35:5 : S Ge 15:5; S Dt 10:14
  76. Job 35:5 : S Job 11:7-9; Ps 19:1-4
  77. Job 35:6 : S Job 7:20
  78. Job 35:7 : Ro 11:35
  79. Job 35:7 : 1Co 4:7
  80. Job 35:7 : S Job 22:2-3; Lk 17:10
  81. Job 35:8 : Eze 18:24
  82. Job 35:8 : Eze 18:5-9; Zec 7:9-10
  83. Job 35:9 : Ex 2:23
  84. Job 35:9 : S Job 20:19
  85. Job 35:9 : S Job 5:15; S 12:19
  86. Job 35:10 : S Job 4:17
  87. Job 35:10 : S Job 8:21
  88. Job 35:10 : Ps 42:8; 77:6; 119:62; 149:5; Ac 16:25
  89. Job 35:11 : S Job 21:22; Lk 12:24
  90. Job 35:11 : Job 12:7
  91. Job 35:12 : S 1Sa 8:18
  92. Job 35:12 : S Job 15:25
  93. Job 35:12 : Ps 66:18
  94. Job 35:13 : S Dt 1:45; S 1Sa 8:18; S Job 15:31; S Pr 15:8
  95. Job 35:14 : S Job 9:11
  96. Job 35:14 : Ps 37:6
  97. Job 35:14 : Job 31:35
  98. Job 35:15 : S Job 9:24
  99. Job 35:15 : S Job 18:5; Ps 10:11; Hos 7:2; Am 8:7
  100. Job 35:16 : Tit 1:10
  101. Job 35:16 : S Job 34:35, 37; 1Co 4:20; Jude 1:10
  102. Job 36:3 : S Job 6:28
  103. Job 36:3 : S Job 4:17
  104. Job 36:4 : S Job 6:28; S 13:6
  105. Job 36:4 : Job 37:5, 16, 23
  106. Job 36:4 : S Job 32:17
  107. Job 36:5 : S Job 9:4
  108. Job 36:5 : Ps 5:2; 22:24; 31:22; 69:33; 102:17; 103:10
  109. Job 36:5 : S Nu 23:19; Ro 11:29
  110. Job 36:6 : S Job 34:26
  111. Job 36:6 : S Job 4:10
  112. Job 36:7 : S Job 11:11; Ps 11:5; 33:18; 34:15; Mt 6:18
  113. Job 36:7 : Ps 113:8; Isa 22:23
  114. Job 36:7 : S 1Sa 2:7-8; S Job 4:7
  115. Job 36:8 : S 2Sa 3:34; 2Ki 23:33; Ps 107:10, 14
  116. Job 36:8 : ver 10, 15, 21; Ps 119:67, 71
  117. Job 36:9 : S Job 15:25
  118. Job 36:10 : S Job 33:16
  119. Job 36:10 : S Job 5:17
  120. Job 36:10 : S ver 8; S Jdg 6:8; S Job 34:33; 1Th 5:22
  121. Job 36:11 : S Lev 26:33; Dt 28:1; Isa 1:19; Hag 1:12
  122. Job 36:11 : S Dt 30:15; S Job 8:7
  123. Job 36:11 : S Ex 8:22; S Dt 8:1; Jn 14:21; 1Ti 4:8
  124. Job 36:12 : S Lev 26:38; S Job 15:22
  125. Job 36:12 : S Job 4:21; Eph 4:18
  126. Job 36:13 : S Job 15:12; Ro 2:5
  127. Job 36:13 : S Job 5:2
  128. Job 36:13 : S Job 4:17; Am 4:11
  129. Job 36:14 : S Job 15:32
  130. Job 36:14 : S Dt 23:17
  131. Job 36:15 : S Job 5:15
  132. Job 36:15 : 2Co 12:10
  133. Job 36:15 : S Job 33:16
  134. Job 36:15 : S ver 8; S Job 34:33
  135. Job 36:16 : Hos 2:14
  136. Job 36:16 : S 2Sa 22:20; Ps 18:19
  137. Job 36:16 : Ps 118:5
  138. Job 36:16 : Ps 23:5; 78:19
  139. Job 36:16 : S Ge 17:1; S Job 15:11
  140. Job 36:17 : S Job 20:29
  141. Job 36:17 : Job 22:11
  142. Job 36:18 : S Ex 23:8; Am 5:12
  143. Job 36:18 : S Job 34:33
  144. Job 36:19 : Ps 49:6; Jer 9:23
  145. Job 36:20 : Job 34:20, 25
  146. Job 36:21 : S Job 34:33; Ps 66:18
  147. Job 36:21 : S ver 8; Heb 11:25
  148. Job 36:22 : S Job 5:9; S 9:4
  149. Job 36:22 : S Job 21:22; S Ro 11:34
  150. Job 36:23 : Job 27:11
  151. Job 36:23 : S Job 34:13; Ro 11:33
  152. Job 36:23 : S Ge 18:25; S Job 34:10
  153. Job 36:24 : 1Ch 16:24; Ps 35:27; 92:5; 111:2; 138:5; 145:10
  154. Job 36:24 : S Ex 15:1; Rev 15:3
  155. Job 36:25 : Ro 1:20
  156. Job 36:26 : S Job 5:9; 1Co 13:12
  157. Job 36:26 : S Ge 21:33; S Job 10:5; Heb 1:12
  158. Job 36:27 : S Job 26:8
  159. Job 36:27 : S 2Sa 1:21; Job 28:26; 38:28; Isa 55:10
  160. Job 36:28 : Ps 65:10; 72:6; Joel 2:23
  161. Job 36:28 : S Job 5:10; S 22:11; S 28:26; Mt 5:45
  162. Job 36:29 : Ps 29:3; Jer 10:13
  163. Job 36:29 : S Job 9:6; 37:16; Ps 18:7-15; 19:4, 5; 104:2; Pr 8:28; Isa 40:22
  164. Job 36:30 : Ex 19:16; Job 37:11, 15; Ps 18:12, 14; 97:4; Jer 10:13; Hab 3:11
  165. Job 36:30 : Ps 68:22; Isa 51:10
  166. Job 36:31 : Dt 28:23-24; 1Ki 17:1; Job 37:13; Am 4:7-8
  167. Job 36:31 : Ps 145:15
  168. Job 36:31 : Ps 104:14-15, 27-28; Isa 30:23; Ac 14:17
  169. Job 36:32 : S Job 28:24; 37:12, 15; Ps 18:14; 29:7-9
  170. Job 36:33 : Job 37:5; 40:9
  171. Job 36:33 : S Job 28:26
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2 Corinthians 4:1-12

Present Weakness and Resurrection Life

Therefore, since through God’s mercy(A) we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.(B) Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways;(C) we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God.(D) On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience(E) in the sight of God. And even if our gospel(F) is veiled,(G) it is veiled to those who are perishing.(H) The god(I) of this age(J) has blinded(K) the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ,(L) who is the image of God.(M) For what we preach is not ourselves,(N) but Jesus Christ as Lord,(O) and ourselves as your servants(P) for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a](Q) made his light shine in our hearts(R) to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.(S)

But we have this treasure in jars of clay(T) to show that this all-surpassing power is from God(U) and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,(V) but not crushed; perplexed,(W) but not in despair; persecuted,(X) but not abandoned;(Y) struck down, but not destroyed.(Z) 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,(AA) so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.(AB) 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake,(AC) so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.(AD)


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Gen. 1:3
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Psalm 44:1-8

Psalm 44[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]

We have heard it with our ears,(A) O God;
our ancestors have told us(B)
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.(C)
With your hand you drove out(D) the nations
and planted(E) our ancestors;
you crushed(F) the peoples
and made our ancestors flourish.(G)
It was not by their sword(H) that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand,(I) your arm,(J)
and the light(K) of your face, for you loved(L) them.

You are my King(M) and my God,(N)
who decrees[c] victories(O) for Jacob.
Through you we push back(P) our enemies;
through your name we trample(Q) our foes.
I put no trust in my bow,(R)
my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory(S) over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.(T)
In God we make our boast(U) all day long,(V)
and we will praise your name forever.[d](W)


  1. Psalm 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
  2. Psalm 44:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
  4. Psalm 44:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Proverbs 22:10-12

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.(A)

11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
will have the king for a friend.(B)

12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday August 29, 2021 (NIV)

Job 31-33

31 “I made a covenant with my eyes(A)
not to look lustfully at a young woman.(B)
For what is our lot(C) from God above,
our heritage from the Almighty on high?(D)
Is it not ruin(E) for the wicked,
disaster(F) for those who do wrong?(G)
Does he not see my ways(H)
and count my every step?(I)

“If I have walked with falsehood
or my foot has hurried after deceit(J)
let God weigh me(K) in honest scales(L)
and he will know that I am blameless(M)
if my steps have turned from the path,(N)
if my heart has been led by my eyes,
or if my hands(O) have been defiled,(P)
then may others eat what I have sown,(Q)
and may my crops be uprooted.(R)

“If my heart has been enticed(S) by a woman,(T)
or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,
10 then may my wife grind(U) another man’s grain,
and may other men sleep with her.(V)
11 For that would have been wicked,(W)
a sin to be judged.(X)
12 It is a fire(Y) that burns to Destruction[a];(Z)
it would have uprooted my harvest.(AA)

13 “If I have denied justice to any of my servants,(AB)
whether male or female,
when they had a grievance against me,(AC)
14 what will I do when God confronts me?(AD)
What will I answer when called to account?(AE)
15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them?(AF)
Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?(AG)

16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor(AH)
or let the eyes of the widow(AI) grow weary,(AJ)
17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
not sharing it with the fatherless(AK)
18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
and from my birth I guided the widow(AL)
19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,(AM)
or the needy(AN) without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me(AO)
for warming them with the fleece(AP) from my sheep,
21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,(AQ)
knowing that I had influence in court,(AR)
22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder,
let it be broken off at the joint.(AS)
23 For I dreaded destruction from God,(AT)
and for fear of his splendor(AU) I could not do such things.(AV)

24 “If I have put my trust in gold(AW)
or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’(AX)
25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth,(AY)
the fortune my hands had gained,(AZ)
26 if I have regarded the sun(BA) in its radiance
or the moon(BB) moving in splendor,
27 so that my heart was secretly enticed(BC)
and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,(BD)
28 then these also would be sins to be judged,(BE)
for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.(BF)

29 “If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune(BG)
or gloated over the trouble that came to him(BH)
30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin
by invoking a curse against their life(BI)
31 if those of my household have never said,
‘Who has not been filled with Job’s meat?’(BJ)
32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street,
for my door was always open to the traveler(BK)
33 if I have concealed(BL) my sin as people do,[b]
by hiding(BM) my guilt in my heart
34 because I so feared the crowd(BN)
and so dreaded the contempt of the clans
that I kept silent(BO) and would not go outside—

35 (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me!(BP)
I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me;
let my accuser(BQ) put his indictment in writing.
36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder,(BR)
I would put it on like a crown.(BS)
37 I would give him an account of my every step;(BT)
I would present it to him as to a ruler.(BU))—

38 “if my land cries out against me(BV)
and all its furrows are wet(BW) with tears,
39 if I have devoured its yield without payment(BX)
or broken the spirit of its tenants,(BY)
40 then let briers(BZ) come up instead of wheat
and stinkweed(CA) instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended.(CB)


32 So these three men stopped answering Job,(CC) because he was righteous in his own eyes.(CD) But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,(CE) of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself(CF) rather than God.(CG) He was also angry with the three friends,(CH) because they had found no way to refute Job,(CI) and yet had condemned him.[c](CJ) Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.(CK) But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.

So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said:

“I am young in years,
and you are old;(CL)
that is why I was fearful,
not daring to tell you what I know.
I thought, ‘Age should speak;
advanced years should teach wisdom.’(CM)
But it is the spirit[d](CN) in a person,
the breath of the Almighty,(CO) that gives them understanding.(CP)
It is not only the old[e] who are wise,(CQ)
not only the aged(CR) who understand what is right.(CS)

10 “Therefore I say: Listen to me;(CT)
I too will tell you what I know.(CU)
11 I waited while you spoke,
I listened to your reasoning;
while you were searching for words,
12 I gave you my full attention.
But not one of you has proved Job wrong;
none of you has answered his arguments.(CV)
13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;(CW)
let God, not a man, refute(CX) him.’
14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,(CY)
and I will not answer him with your arguments.

15 “They are dismayed and have no more to say;
words have failed them.(CZ)
16 Must I wait, now that they are silent,
now that they stand there with no reply?
17 I too will have my say;
I too will tell what I know.(DA)
18 For I am full of words,
and the spirit(DB) within me compels me;(DC)
19 inside I am like bottled-up wine,
like new wineskins ready to burst.(DD)
20 I must speak and find relief;
I must open my lips and reply.(DE)
21 I will show no partiality,(DF)
nor will I flatter anyone;(DG)
22 for if I were skilled in flattery,
my Maker(DH) would soon take me away.(DI)

33 “But now, Job, listen(DJ) to my words;
pay attention to everything I say.(DK)
I am about to open my mouth;
my words are on the tip of my tongue.
My words come from an upright heart;(DL)
my lips sincerely speak what I know.(DM)
The Spirit(DN) of God has made me;(DO)
the breath of the Almighty(DP) gives me life.(DQ)
Answer me(DR) then, if you can;
stand up(DS) and argue your case before me.(DT)
I am the same as you in God’s sight;(DU)
I too am a piece of clay.(DV)
No fear of me should alarm you,
nor should my hand be heavy on you.(DW)

“But you have said in my hearing—
I heard the very words—
‘I am pure,(DX) I have done no wrong;(DY)
I am clean and free from sin.(DZ)
10 Yet God has found fault with me;
he considers me his enemy.(EA)
11 He fastens my feet in shackles;(EB)
he keeps close watch on all my paths.’(EC)

12 “But I tell you, in this you are not right,
for God is greater than any mortal.(ED)
13 Why do you complain to him(EE)
that he responds to no one’s words[f]?(EF)
14 For God does speak(EG)—now one way, now another(EH)
though no one perceives it.(EI)
15 In a dream,(EJ) in a vision(EK) of the night,(EL)
when deep sleep(EM) falls on people
as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speak(EN) in their ears
and terrify them(EO) with warnings,(EP)
17 to turn them from wrongdoing
and keep them from pride,(EQ)
18 to preserve them from the pit,(ER)
their lives from perishing by the sword.[g](ES)

19 “Or someone may be chastened(ET) on a bed of pain(EU)
with constant distress in their bones,(EV)
20 so that their body finds food(EW) repulsive
and their soul loathes the choicest meal.(EX)
21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing,
and their bones,(EY) once hidden, now stick out.(EZ)
22 They draw near to the pit,(FA)
and their life to the messengers of death.[h](FB)
23 Yet if there is an angel at their side,
a messenger,(FC) one out of a thousand,
sent to tell them how to be upright,(FD)
24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God,
‘Spare them from going down to the pit;(FE)
I have found a ransom for them(FF)
25 let their flesh be renewed(FG) like a child’s;
let them be restored as in the days of their youth’(FH)
26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him,(FI)
they will see God’s face and shout for joy;(FJ)
he will restore them to full well-being.(FK)
27 And they will go to others and say,
‘I have sinned,(FL) I have perverted what is right,(FM)
but I did not get what I deserved.(FN)
28 God has delivered(FO) me from going down to the pit,(FP)
and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’(FQ)

29 “God does all these things to a person(FR)
twice, even three times(FS)
30 to turn them back(FT) from the pit,(FU)
that the light of life(FV) may shine on them.(FW)

31 “Pay attention, Job, and listen(FX) to me;(FY)
be silent,(FZ) and I will speak.
32 If you have anything to say, answer me;(GA)
speak up, for I want to vindicate you.(GB)
33 But if not, then listen to me;(GC)
be silent,(GD) and I will teach you wisdom.(GE)


  1. Job 31:12 Hebrew Abaddon
  2. Job 31:33 Or as Adam did
  3. Job 32:3 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition Job, and so had condemned God
  4. Job 32:8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
  5. Job 32:9 Or many; or great
  6. Job 33:13 Or that he does not answer for any of his actions
  7. Job 33:18 Or from crossing the river
  8. Job 33:22 Or to the place of the dead

Cross references:

  1. Job 31:1 : Pr 4:25; 17:24; 2Pe 2:14
  2. Job 31:1 : Ex 20:14, 17; Dt 5:18; Mt 5:28
  3. Job 31:2 : Nu 26:55; Ps 11:6; 16:5; 50:18; Ecc 3:22; 5:19; 9:9
  4. Job 31:2 : S Job 16:19; S 20:29
  5. Job 31:3 : S Job 21:30
  6. Job 31:3 : Job 18:12
  7. Job 31:3 : Job 34:22; Ro 2:9
  8. Job 31:4 : 2Ch 16:9; Ps 139:3; Da 4:37; 5:23
  9. Job 31:4 : S ver 14; S Job 10:4
  10. Job 31:5 : S Job 15:31
  11. Job 31:6 : Ps 139:23
  12. Job 31:6 : S Lev 19:36; S Job 6:2
  13. Job 31:6 : S Ge 6:9; S Job 2:3; S 23:10
  14. Job 31:7 : S Job 23:11
  15. Job 31:7 : S Job 9:30
  16. Job 31:7 : Ps 7:3
  17. Job 31:8 : S Job 5:5; S 20:10; Jn 4:37
  18. Job 31:8 : ver 12; Mic 6:15
  19. Job 31:9 : S Dt 11:16; S Job 24:15; Jas 1:14
  20. Job 31:9 : Pr 5:3; 7:5
  21. Job 31:10 : S Jdg 16:21
  22. Job 31:10 : Dt 28:30
  23. Job 31:11 : Pr 6:32-33
  24. Job 31:11 : S Ge 38:24; S Ex 21:12; Jn 8:4-5
  25. Job 31:12 : S Job 15:30
  26. Job 31:12 : S Job 26:6
  27. Job 31:12 : S ver 8
  28. Job 31:13 : S Dt 5:14
  29. Job 31:13 : Ex 21:2-11; Lev 25:39-46; Dt 24:14-15
  30. Job 31:14 : Job 33:5
  31. Job 31:14 : ver 4, 37; Ps 10:13, 15; 94:7; Isa 10:3; Jer 5:31; Hos 9:7; Mic 7:4; Col 4:1
  32. Job 31:15 : S Job 4:17; Pr 22:2
  33. Job 31:15 : S Job 10:3; Eph 6:9
  34. Job 31:16 : S Lev 25:17; S Job 5:16
  35. Job 31:16 : S Job 22:9; Jas 1:27
  36. Job 31:16 : Job 22:7
  37. Job 31:17 : S Job 6:27; S 22:7
  38. Job 31:18 : Isa 51:18
  39. Job 31:19 : Job 22:6; Isa 58:7
  40. Job 31:19 : S Job 24:4
  41. Job 31:20 : Job 29:13
  42. Job 31:20 : Jdg 6:37
  43. Job 31:21 : S Job 22:7; Jas 1:27
  44. Job 31:21 : S Job 29:7, 9
  45. Job 31:22 : Nu 15:30; Job 5:15; 38:15; Ps 10:15; 37:17; 137:5
  46. Job 31:23 : S Job 10:3; S 30:15
  47. Job 31:23 : Job 13:11
  48. Job 31:23 : S Ge 20:11
  49. Job 31:24 : S Job 22:25
  50. Job 31:24 : Mt 6:24; Lk 12:15
  51. Job 31:25 : S Ge 12:16; Ps 49:6; 52:7; 62:10; Isa 10:14
  52. Job 31:25 : S Job 22:24; Eze 28:5; Lk 12:20-21
  53. Job 31:26 : S Ge 1:16
  54. Job 31:26 : Job 25:5
  55. Job 31:27 : S Dt 11:16; S Job 24:15; Jas 1:14
  56. Job 31:27 : Jer 8:2; 16:11
  57. Job 31:28 : S Ge 38:24; Dt 17:2-7
  58. Job 31:28 : S Nu 11:20; Eze 8:16
  59. Job 31:29 : S Nu 14:1; Ps 35:15; Ob 1:12; Mt 5:44
  60. Job 31:29 : Pr 17:5; 24:17-18
  61. Job 31:30 : Job 5:3; Ro 12:14
  62. Job 31:31 : S Job 22:7
  63. Job 31:32 : Ge 19:2-3; Jdg 19:20; Mt 25:35; S Ro 12:13
  64. Job 31:33 : Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13
  65. Job 31:33 : S Ge 3:8
  66. Job 31:34 : Ex 23:2
  67. Job 31:34 : Ps 32:3; 39:2
  68. Job 31:35 : S Job 9:24; 30:28
  69. Job 31:35 : Job 27:7
  70. Job 31:36 : S Ex 28:12
  71. Job 31:36 : Job 29:14
  72. Job 31:37 : S ver 14; S Job 11:11
  73. Job 31:37 : S Job 21:28
  74. Job 31:38 : S Ge 4:10
  75. Job 31:38 : Ps 65:10
  76. Job 31:39 : S 1Ki 21:19
  77. Job 31:39 : S Lev 19:13; Jas 5:4
  78. Job 31:40 : S Ge 3:18; Mt 13:7
  79. Job 31:40 : Zep 2:9; Mt 13:26
  80. Job 31:40 : Ps 72:20; Jer 51:64
  81. Job 32:1 : ver 15
  82. Job 32:1 : S Job 2:3; S 10:7
  83. Job 32:2 : S Ge 22:21
  84. Job 32:2 : ver 1
  85. Job 32:2 : S Job 13:19; 27:5; 30:21; 35:2
  86. Job 32:3 : Job 42:7
  87. Job 32:3 : ver 12-13
  88. Job 32:3 : S Job 15:13
  89. Job 32:4 : S Lev 19:32
  90. Job 32:6 : Job 15:10
  91. Job 32:7 : S 1Ch 29:15; S 2Ch 10:6
  92. Job 32:8 : ver 18
  93. Job 32:8 : S Job 27:3
  94. Job 32:8 : S Job 12:13; S Ps 119:34; Jas 1:5
  95. Job 32:9 : 1Co 1:26
  96. Job 32:9 : Ps 119:100
  97. Job 32:9 : S Job 12:12, 20; Lk 2:47; 1Ti 4:12
  98. Job 32:10 : Job 33:1, 31, 33; 34:2, 16; 37:2, 14; Ps 34:11
  99. Job 32:10 : S Job 5:27
  100. Job 32:12 : ver 3
  101. Job 32:13 : S Job 4:12; S Ecc 9:11
  102. Job 32:13 : S Job 11:5
  103. Job 32:14 : Job 23:4
  104. Job 32:15 : ver 1
  105. Job 32:17 : S Job 5:27; 33:3; 36:4
  106. Job 32:18 : ver 8
  107. Job 32:18 : Ac 4:20; 1Co 9:16; 2Co 5:14
  108. Job 32:19 : Jer 20:9; Am 3:8; Mt 9:17
  109. Job 32:20 : S Job 4:2; S Jer 6:11
  110. Job 32:21 : S Lev 19:15; S 2Ch 19:7; S Job 13:10; Mt 22:16
  111. Job 32:21 : Pr 29:5; 1Th 2:5
  112. Job 32:22 : S Job 4:17; S 9:9
  113. Job 32:22 : Ps 12:2-4
  114. Job 33:1 : Job 32:10
  115. Job 33:1 : S Job 6:28; S 13:6
  116. Job 33:3 : 1Ki 3:6; Ps 7:10; 11:2; 64:10
  117. Job 33:3 : S Job 6:28
  118. Job 33:4 : S Ge 1:2
  119. Job 33:4 : Job 10:3
  120. Job 33:4 : S Job 27:3
  121. Job 33:4 : S Nu 16:22; S Job 12:10
  122. Job 33:5 : ver 32
  123. Job 33:5 : Job 13:18
  124. Job 33:5 : S Job 31:14
  125. Job 33:6 : Ac 14:15; Jas 5:17
  126. Job 33:6 : S Job 4:19
  127. Job 33:7 : S Job 9:34; 2Co 2:4
  128. Job 33:9 : S Job 10:7
  129. Job 33:9 : S Job 9:30; S 13:23
  130. Job 33:9 : S Job 2:9
  131. Job 33:10 : S Job 13:24
  132. Job 33:11 : S Job 13:27
  133. Job 33:11 : Job 14:16; Pr 3:6; Isa 30:21
  134. Job 33:12 : S Job 5:9; Ps 8:4; 50:21; Ecc 7:20; Isa 55:8-9
  135. Job 33:13 : Job 40:2; Isa 45:9
  136. Job 33:13 : S Job 11:8
  137. Job 33:14 : Ps 62:11
  138. Job 33:14 : ver 29
  139. Job 33:14 : Job 4:12
  140. Job 33:15 : S Ge 20:3; Job 4:13; S Mt 27:19
  141. Job 33:15 : Ac 16:9
  142. Job 33:15 : S Ge 15:1; Da 2:19
  143. Job 33:15 : S Ge 2:21
  144. Job 33:16 : Job 36:10, 15
  145. Job 33:16 : S Job 6:4
  146. Job 33:16 : Ps 88:15-16
  147. Job 33:17 : S Job 20:6
  148. Job 33:18 : ver 22, 24, 28, 30; Ps 28:1; 30:9; 69:15; 88:6; 103:4; Pr 1:12; Isa 14:15; 38:17; Jnh 2:6; Zec 9:11
  149. Job 33:18 : S Job 15:22; Mt 26:52
  150. Job 33:19 : S Job 5:17
  151. Job 33:19 : S Ge 17:1; S Dt 8:5; 2Co 12:7-10; Jas 1:3
  152. Job 33:19 : S Job 16:16; Ps 6:2; 38:3; Isa 38:13
  153. Job 33:20 : Ps 102:4; 107:18
  154. Job 33:20 : S Job 3:24; S 6:6
  155. Job 33:21 : S Job 2:5
  156. Job 33:21 : S Job 16:8
  157. Job 33:22 : S ver 18
  158. Job 33:22 : Job 38:17; Ps 9:13; 88:3; 107:18; 116:3
  159. Job 33:23 : Gal 3:19; Heb 8:6; 9:15
  160. Job 33:23 : Job 36:9-10; Mic 6:8
  161. Job 33:24 : S ver 18
  162. Job 33:24 : S Job 6:22
  163. Job 33:25 : Ps 103:5
  164. Job 33:25 : 2Ki 5:14
  165. Job 33:26 : S Job 5:15; Pr 8:35; 12:2; 18:22; Lk 2:52
  166. Job 33:26 : S Ezr 3:13; S Job 22:26
  167. Job 33:26 : Ps 13:5; 50:15; 51:12; 1Jn 1:9
  168. Job 33:27 : S Nu 22:34
  169. Job 33:27 : Lk 15:21
  170. Job 33:27 : S Ezr 9:13; Ps 22:27; 51:13; Ro 6:21; Jas 2:13
  171. Job 33:28 : S Ex 15:13; Ps 34:22; 107:20
  172. Job 33:28 : S ver 18; S Job 17:16
  173. Job 33:28 : S Job 22:28
  174. Job 33:29 : Ps 139:16; Pr 16:9; 20:24; Jer 10:23; 1Co 12:6; Eph 1:11; Php 2:13
  175. Job 33:29 : ver 14
  176. Job 33:30 : Jas 5:19
  177. Job 33:30 : S ver 18
  178. Job 33:30 : Ps 49:19; 56:13; 116:9; Isa 53:11
  179. Job 33:30 : Isa 60:1; Eph 5:14
  180. Job 33:31 : Jer 23:18
  181. Job 33:31 : S Job 32:10
  182. Job 33:31 : ver 33
  183. Job 33:32 : ver 5
  184. Job 33:32 : S Job 6:29; 35:2
  185. Job 33:33 : S Job 32:10
  186. Job 33:33 : ver 31
  187. Job 33:33 : S Job 6:24; Pr 10:8, 10, 19
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2 Corinthians 3

Are we beginning to commend ourselves(A) again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation(B) to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.(C) You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,(D) not on tablets of stone(E) but on tablets of human hearts.(F)

Such confidence(G) we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves(H) to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.(I) He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant(J)—not of the letter(K) but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.(L)

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

Now if the ministry that brought death,(M) which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory,(N) transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation(O) was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!(P) 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

12 Therefore, since we have such a hope,(Q) we are very bold.(R) 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face(S) to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull,(T) for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant(U) is read.(V) It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord,(W) the veil is taken away.(X) 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit,(Y) and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.(Z) 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a](AA) the Lord’s glory,(AB) are being transformed into his image(AC) with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.


  1. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Or reflect
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Psalm 43

Psalm 43[a]

Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause(A)
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(B) from those who are
deceitful and wicked.(C)
You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected(D) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(E)
oppressed by the enemy?(F)
Send me your light(G) and your faithful care,(H)
let them lead me;(I)
let them bring me to your holy mountain,(J)
to the place where you dwell.(K)
Then I will go(L) to the altar(M) of God,
to God, my joy(N) and my delight.(O)
I will praise you with the lyre,(P)
O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(Q)


  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
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Proverbs 22:8-9

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,(A)
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.(B)

The generous will themselves be blessed,(C)
for they share their food with the poor.(D)

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08/28/2021 DAB Transcript

Job 28:1-30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, Psalms 42:1-11, Proverbs 22:7

Today is the 28th day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward through the Bible and through the year and through life together. And, so, we’ve been moving pretty rapidly, large chunks at a time because it’s a narrative conversation in the book of Job. And, so, we’re gonna continue the journey through the book of Job today. And we’re reading from the New Living Translation this week. Job 28, 29, and 30.


Thank You, Father for Your word, for another week to spend together in Your word, the last full week of this month. We’re just days ahead from moving into some new territory. And time moves by day by day, step-by-step. And we are thankful that as we go day by day and step-by-step the Scriptures are a part of that story. Every day it’s being tilled into the soil of our hearts. And, so, as we continue this journey forward may we be…may we be fertile soil that yields the fruit of the Spirit. Come Holy Spirit and tend this garden, the garden of our hearts we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning today is August 25th and I just finished listening to the Bible sermon for today. I heard the prayer of miss Cindy from California and I first want to say I’m very sorry for the pain you’re going through. I wish in some capacity we could take each other’s pain and kind of carry it for a little bit just to give you some peace and comfort, some relief. But I know that’s only God’s ability. So, I just want to pray for you and pray that He wipes your tears, our Father in heaven. And in the name of Jesus, that pain, that fire that you’re feeling, all the hurt that you’re feeling that the Holy Spirit covers you and cools that fire, that He cools everything in our lives to peace and comfort. I pray that the pain goes away in the name of Jesus. I pray that you don’t have to worry anymore in the name of Jesus, that his condition is healed the name of Jesus. That our Father who can grant miracles, who can grant healing, who knows all and sees all who is sovereign, His will…His will is immaculate, that You heal miss Cindy Father and that You protect her from harm within her body from any attacks within her body Father that You protect her children, her two wonderful children. I know You love Cindy Father and Cindy loves You more than ever. Hear her cries, hear her please and please protect her, please heal her, please comfort her. In Jesus’ name I pray for miss Cindy. And for all these blessings I ask in your son’s holy name Jesus. Amen.

Hello from beautiful Cincinnati OH it’s Daniel Johnson junior how the heck are you? Let’s throw another log on the Global Campfire, shall we? Alright let’s pray. And I just want to ask you for some prayer for me. My dad has had some issues this year with his alcoholism and right now he’s not speaking to me because of some issues related to all of that and I just…I pray for reconciliation and for his continued sobriety and recovery, but I also just want to lift up so many people here as other people have often prayed and…and shared. There are people that are that are writing down your prayer requests and praying for you that aren’t ever going to call in and I just really lift them up to you…to you right now Father, all of our prayer warriors that are silent and…but still praying. Thank you so much for all of that Lord. You are truly amazing and all that You do our Father. And Jesus we want to emulate you…

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening DABbers it’s your girl Val in Vegas. Haven’t called in a while but oh best better believe I listen and pray every single day. Oh God I just want to praise God for all the amazing praise reports. Oh man you guys, God’s…God is healing eyes. Thank you, Lord for healing doctor John’s eyes. And then I just listened. Today is my sister’s birthday, it’s Aug 25th and some other gentleman just called while he was in the emergency room. It made me think of how God like literally grabbed some dirt, spit in his hands, and put it over that man’s eyes and Jesus is healing eyes today guys. Not only is he healing eyes, He’s healing hearts. I want to pray right now for all of the parents that have lost children. Lady of Victory you are line in my thoughts and prayers on this day. Also, there is another woman who…she’s looking for…oh God…hope and joy in the midst of grief. And while sister that might sound like an oxymoron, we know that all things are possible through God. With him we can do all things. So, sister please believe that even though you’re beautiful 22-year-old son’s not with us now you can have joy in that. I think back to our guy James from Dallas Fort Worth who called in with his testimony of losing his daughter and that blessed me. That blessed me. I sent it to my aunt who lost a child. And while that is not the natural course of things, I pray right now heavenly Father that every parent that has lost a child God that You give them grace and mercy. Above everything Lord give them peace and joy in the midst of grief in Jesus’ name.

Hello DAB family this is Doctor Bob from Arizona. I am on my second year of listening to the DAB and Proverbs and Psalms and all of your prayers and requests. Lord knows I can use prayer myself. I guess we all can, but at this time I’m asking for prayer for my beautiful 19-year-old granddaughter Haley Mae who is being oppressed by the evil one, by darkness and not opening up her heart to our entreaties to…to listen to the light, come into the light, listen to Jesus, listen to our prayers. Let us pray for her. My wife, God bless her, is such a soldier for the Lord. She’s an inspiration to me but she’ll not be able to penetrate her…her…our granddaughter who just refuses to listen to our…our prayers for her, refuses to listen to the word of the Lord. Please pray for her if you will so that she can come into the light, come out of the darkness so that she can learn to cast off these evil spirits that seem to be attacking her every night. She’s a beautiful girl. She’s been very unstable all of your life. She’s now living with us so that we can hopefully give her some stability. Please DAB family, please pray for her, Haley Mae from Arizona. I’ll continue to listen, participate. I…I bless this family, bless Brian, bless you all. Thank you. Bye.

This message is for Carmen from Canada. This is Betty from upstate New York. Carmen I am so sorry that Christians feel that you should be getting over this…the loss of your son. I lost a son 52 years ago from a car accident, he was nine years old, and he lived for nine days and for 39 years I suffered each year during those nine days until an evangelist was given a prophetic word for me. And I didn’t know the Lord until I was 40 but he healed me of those nine days showing me the miracles that happened on those nine days which I didn’t understand. But I just want you to know that you will remember. But keep on seeking God. He is our comforter. Seek the word we’re He comforts us, He’s telling us He’s our husband, He’s our lover, He’s our…just…just turn to Him for your comfort. It’s been 52 years as I said and I still…apparently those Christians that say you should get over it haven’t lost a child. But it will ease up. You will find times when it will get better but it will stay on your mind. But I’m trusting the Lord to give you a complete miracle and a healing and a deliverance from the pain. And I just praise God and I just want you to know that I love you and that I…I know your pain and I know that you will…one day you will just thank God that He has brought you through the…the terrible pain. And I pray God bless you abundantly. And take care. God bless in Jesus’ precious name. Amen and Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday August 28, 2021 (NIV)

Job 28-30

Job Speaks of Wisdom and Understanding

28 “People know where to mine silver
and how to refine gold.
They know where to dig iron from the earth
and how to smelt copper from rock.
They know how to shine light in the darkness
and explore the farthest regions of the earth
as they search in the dark for ore.
They sink a mine shaft into the earth
far from where anyone lives.
They descend on ropes, swinging back and forth.
Food is grown on the earth above,
but down below, the earth is melted as by fire.
Here the rocks contain precious lapis lazuli,
and the dust contains gold.
These are treasures no bird of prey can see,
no falcon’s eye observe.
No wild animal has walked upon these treasures;
no lion has ever set his paw there.
People know how to tear apart flinty rocks
and overturn the roots of mountains.
10 They cut tunnels in the rocks
and uncover precious stones.
11 They dam up the trickling streams
and bring to light the hidden treasures.

12 “But do people know where to find wisdom?
Where can they find understanding?
13 No one knows where to find it,[a]
for it is not found among the living.
14 ‘It is not here,’ says the ocean.
‘Nor is it here,’ says the sea.
15 It cannot be bought with gold.
It cannot be purchased with silver.
16 It’s worth more than all the gold of Ophir,
greater than precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
17 Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal.
It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.
18 Coral and jasper are worthless in trying to get it.
The price of wisdom is far above rubies.
19 Precious peridot from Ethiopia[b] cannot be exchanged for it.
It’s worth more than the purest gold.

20 “But do people know where to find wisdom?
Where can they find understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity.
Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it.
22 Destruction[c] and Death say,
‘We’ve heard only rumors of where wisdom can be found.’

23 “God alone understands the way to wisdom;
he knows where it can be found,
24 for he looks throughout the whole earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
25 He decided how hard the winds should blow
and how much rain should fall.
26 He made the laws for the rain
and laid out a path for the lightning.
27 Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it.
He set it in place and examined it thoroughly.
28 And this is what he says to all humanity:
‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom;
to forsake evil is real understanding.’”

Job Speaks of His Former Blessings

29 Job continued speaking:

“I long for the years gone by
when God took care of me,
when he lit up the way before me
and I walked safely through the darkness.
When I was in my prime,
God’s friendship was felt in my home.
The Almighty was still with me,
and my children were around me.
My steps were awash in cream,
and the rocks gushed olive oil for me.

“Those were the days when I went to the city gate
and took my place among the honored leaders.
The young stepped aside when they saw me,
and even the aged rose in respect at my coming.
The princes stood in silence
and put their hands over their mouths.
10 The highest officials of the city stood quietly,
holding their tongues in respect.

11 “All who heard me praised me.
All who saw me spoke well of me.
12 For I assisted the poor in their need
and the orphans who required help.
13 I helped those without hope, and they blessed me.
And I caused the widows’ hearts to sing for joy.
14 Everything I did was honest.
Righteousness covered me like a robe,
and I wore justice like a turban.
15 I served as eyes for the blind
and feet for the lame.
16 I was a father to the poor
and assisted strangers who needed help.
17 I broke the jaws of godless oppressors
and plucked their victims from their teeth.

18 “I thought, ‘Surely I will die surrounded by my family
after a long, good life.[d]
19 For I am like a tree whose roots reach the water,
whose branches are refreshed with the dew.
20 New honors are constantly bestowed on me,
and my strength is continually renewed.’

21 “Everyone listened to my advice.
They were silent as they waited for me to speak.
22 And after I spoke, they had nothing to add,
for my counsel satisfied them.
23 They longed for me to speak as people long for rain.
They drank my words like a refreshing spring rain.
24 When they were discouraged, I smiled at them.
My look of approval was precious to them.
25 Like a chief, I told them what to do.
I lived like a king among his troops
and comforted those who mourned.

Job Speaks of His Anguish

30 “But now I am mocked by people younger than I,
by young men whose fathers are not worthy to run with my sheepdogs.
A lot of good they are to me—
those worn-out wretches!
They are gaunt from poverty and hunger.
They claw the dry ground in desolate wastelands.
They pluck wild greens from among the bushes
and eat from the roots of broom trees.
They are driven from human society,
and people shout at them as if they were thieves.
So now they live in frightening ravines,
in caves and among the rocks.
They sound like animals howling among the bushes,
huddled together beneath the nettles.
They are nameless fools,
outcasts from society.

“And now they mock me with vulgar songs!
They taunt me!
10 They despise me and won’t come near me,
except to spit in my face.
11 For God has cut my bowstring.
He has humbled me,
so they have thrown off all restraint.
12 These outcasts oppose me to my face.
They send me sprawling
and lay traps in my path.
13 They block my road
and do everything they can to destroy me.
They know I have no one to help me.
14 They come at me from all directions.
They jump on me when I am down.
15 I live in terror now.
My honor has blown away in the wind,
and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud.

16 “And now my life seeps away.
Depression haunts my days.
17 At night my bones are filled with pain,
which gnaws at me relentlessly.
18 With a strong hand, God grabs my shirt.[e]
He grips me by the collar of my coat.
19 He has thrown me into the mud.
I’m nothing more than dust and ashes.

20 “I cry to you, O God, but you don’t answer.
I stand before you, but you don’t even look.
21 You have become cruel toward me.
You use your power to persecute me.
22 You throw me into the whirlwind
and destroy me in the storm.
23 And I know you are sending me to my death—
the destination of all who live.

24 “Surely no one would turn against the needy
when they cry for help in their trouble.
25 Did I not weep for those in trouble?
Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?
26 So I looked for good, but evil came instead.
I waited for the light, but darkness fell.
27 My heart is troubled and restless.
Days of suffering torment me.
28 I walk in gloom, without sunlight.
I stand in the public square and cry for help.
29 Instead, I am considered a brother to jackals
and a companion to owls.
30 My skin has turned dark,
and my bones burn with fever.
31 My harp plays sad music,
and my flute accompanies those who weep.


  1. 28:13 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads knows its value.
  2. 28:19 Hebrew from Cush.
  3. 28:22 Hebrew Abaddon.
  4. 29:18 Hebrew after I have counted my days like sand.
  5. 30:18 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads hand, my garment is disfigured.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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2 Corinthians 2:12-17

12 When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me. 13 But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn’t yet arrived with a report from you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.

Ministers of the New Covenant

14 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 15 Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. 16 To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this?

17 You see, we are not like the many hucksters[a] who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.


  1. 2:17 Some manuscripts read the rest of the hucksters.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Psalm 42

Book two (Psalms 42–72)

Psalm 42

For the choir director: A psalm[a] of the descendants of Korah.

As the deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I go and stand before him?
Day and night I have only tears for food,
while my enemies continually taunt me, saying,
“Where is this God of yours?”

My heart is breaking
as I remember how it used to be:
I walked among the crowds of worshipers,
leading a great procession to the house of God,
singing for joy and giving thanks
amid the sound of a great celebration!

Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!

Now I am deeply discouraged,
but I will remember you—
even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan,
from the land of Mount Mizar.
I hear the tumult of the raging seas
as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.
But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.

“O God my rock,” I cry,
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I wander around in grief,
oppressed by my enemies?”
10 Their taunts break my bones.
They scoff, “Where is this God of yours?”

11 Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!


  1. 42:Title Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.
New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 22:7

Just as the rich rule the poor,
so the borrower is servant to the lender.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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08/27/2021 DAB Transcript

Job 23:1-27:23, 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11, Psalm 41:1-13, Proverbs 22:5-6

Today is the 27th day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian, it is great to be here with you today, man we are, we’re closing in, we’re closing in on another month. I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but once in a while, I look at the calendar and see the date and wow, August just began, it feels like. And, here we are. And so, let’s just be here now and take the next step forward together. That’s gonna lead us back into the book of Job and today we’ll read chapters 23 through 27.


Alright, so as we continue our journey through Job and the conversation, which is what most of the book of Job is, a conversation between Job and his friends, they’re trying to set him right, he’s trying to set them right. Actually, he’s not really trying to set them right, he’s just trying to hold onto his integrity he’s trying to say, “you’re trying to correct me in ways that aren’t correcting me because I haven’t done what you’ve claimed I’ve done even though you have no grid for this, even though you think I must be, I must be worthy of this judgment. I must’ve done something. I must actually be a secret center. I must have evil in my heart somewhere. I don’t.” And that’s what Job is holding onto and so, it’s gets into a completely existential debate because Job is, you know, talking about things that he has observed about God and his comings and his goings, things that he has seen over time. And then his friends try to explain, why God does the things that he does. And so, it turns into this argument or this continued conversation about what God does and does not do and that also sounds quite familiar. For Job though, all these explanations about why God does what God does and doesn’t do what God doesn’t do. They didn’t answer Job’s ultimate questions. Like he’s still in that kind of zone where he’s like I know all the things that you’re saying, I’ve said all the things that you’re saying to other people. I know all this. This is a different situation. I don’t need your human wisdom. I’m telling you the things that I have seen about God and you’re trying to explain why. I need God, like I need God, not you. I need God to tell me what is going on and then Job says if, and I quote “if only I knew where to find God. I would go to his court. I would lay out my case and present my arguments and then I would listen to his reply and understand what he says to me.” So, Job and his friends are in the back and forth because generally, even in response to that they’re kinda saying, like only righteous people could ever hope to find God and so there’s a reason you’re not able to find Him. Job’s like this is not right. And I quote Job again “as long as I live, while I have breath from God, my lips will speak no evil, and my tongue will speak no lies. I will never concede that you are right, I will defend my integrity until I die. I will maintain my innocence without wavering. My conscience is clear for as long as I live.” Right, so there it is. They’ve tried everything to convince Job that in some ways he deserves whatever it is that he’s getting and Job is saying not so, that’s not true and you cannot change my mind. I am innocent before God and so it’s an impasse. I mean, they can keep going in circles, but it’s an impasse. Job wants to find God, even if finding God kills him. He will hope in God, even if that is a hopeless pursuit and there it kind of is, there’s where the mirror sort of goes up for us. Why are we charging hard after God? So, He can make life easier? So, He’ll fix something? So that a struggle will go away? So that something that makes us uncertain will make us certain? So that He’ll give us wisdom so we can make a bunch of money? I mean, we can, the things we have asked God for over a lifetime, it’s a myriad of things and all kinds of categories and we have to ask ourselves so why, when I have pursued the hardest after God was it because I needed Him to do something for me? What if he doesn’t do it? What if you don’t get the answer? What if the struggle doesn’t go away? And I’m not trying to say that’s what you can expect. Our Father is a loving Father, but He knows everything, a lot more than we know. And there’s a lot more going on than we know. And so, we have to ask ourselves, am I in hot pursuit of a relationship with God because of the benefits that brings me? Because we’re seeing something a little deeper in Job because Job is basically saying I will pursue God, even if that kills me, even if He kills me when I find Him. He is my only hope, that is the only place I will find my hope and if that’s hopeless, so be it. I will still hope in God, which is very different than trying to tow a specific line so that God feels obligated to be fair and give us what we want. So, we have an invitation here as we move into the weekend to just ponder, why are we doing this? And if it doesn’t work out the way that we want it to work out, will we be able to say, blessed be the name of the Lord, I will pursue God, even if that is the end of me, there is no other hope. Or are we more like children and we didn’t get what we want and so we go into the bedroom and shut the door and throw a fit, scream into the pillow. It's…it’s probably, the truth of the matter is probably we’re…we’re both, we’re both of those things, it just depends. And that just shows us how erratic we can be and so just to consider why we are pursuing God is helpful to bring up some things in us that probably need to be dealt with.


And so, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that, bring those things to the surface. Shine the light of truth into our hearts, even the dark recesses and the corners, shine the light of truth, so that we may see what is true and what is really going on within us so, that we might be transformed. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit Hotline button in the app, which is the little red button up the top. Or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey guys it’s Sparky. Praying for all of ya’ll. I wanted to give some encouragement to Jerry from Duluth with your daughter that’s, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sorry to know where you’re at right now but just to give you, give you a little hope. Five years ago, I lived in a camp trailer that my grandmother owned. And I was strung out, I had two kids, I’d been married twice, been to rehab to get off meth. It was a road and there was a point were screaming and hollering and being drunk and yelling at parents and breaking hearts and I was just so clouded and I want you to know that there’s hope, there’s hope for the pregnancy. I hope everything works out in the way that it’s supposed to and it will. And, I just want to let you know, all I have to say is but God. My wife that I met, met me when I was…I was a pretty rough fella and we started going to church. And she…she, she was an epic part of my life and she brought God into my life, it’s doable. I want to know that. And there’s roads that we all go down and I hear the trouble and the…on everybody’s heart and I’m praying for all of you guys but be encouraged. God does amazing things. And if you would’ve told me I would be working on a Master’s degree right now I would have laughed at you. So, thank you and I love you guys. Be blessed and God loves you too.

Dear loving family, this is GG from Gville. I want you all to know that you are my true friends. You guys are exactly like those friends of the paraplegic man who, do you remember in the gospels how he was brought down through the ceiling in order to be healed by God and couldn’t had gotten there on his own without those people coming alongside him to bring him down. And that’s what you guys did for me without knowing it I was stuck in fear and in self-pity. And there came a moment that I had this realization and I heard myself thinking man some kind of God, puts me through Lime disease, then seizures, then my dad dies and now I’m pregnant and I feel terrible. And I just realized immediately wait, no, those are all things that God didn’t put me through those are the things that He got me through. He is a good Father and He healed me of Lime, he healed me of seizures, He comforted me in the grief of my dad dying and he has blessed me with a child. And as I began to rejoice not in one day but over a course of days those physical systems began to disappear. When I think about the Lord how He saved me, how He raised me, how He filled me with the Holy Ghost, how He healed me to the uttermost, when I think about the Lord, how He picked me up and turned me around, how He set my feet on solid ground and makes me want to shout Lord, You’re worthy of all the glory, all the honor and all the praise. Amen. I love you.

Hey this message is for Trent from Rockwell, Tennessee, this is Mandy from Georgia. I just heard your encouragement and I just wanted to say that I, I totally understand. I was raised in an abusive situation also and the things that we grow through, people that have never been there can’t even fathom and even I, sometimes think about some of the stuff that happened when I was a kid and just can’t believe that it really happened but I’m with you. I know that, that God got us through it and I know that as crazy as it seems for these things to happen that you know, for me that stuff prepared me for things to come and it gave me and understanding, I guess, for what my three children that we adopted, had been through as well. It’s weird how things work, isn’t it? I just wanted to say that I totally get it, I understand and it just, thank you for calling.

Hello DAB family it is the 24th of August at 6:26 PM this is Sarah from London. I hope everyone is having a blessed week, just know that I am praying for each and every single one of you as your requests come in. But today I’m just calling to pray for Afghanistan because of just everything happening in that nation. I don’t watch the news. I try to limit the amount of times I do actually watch the news because I do find a lot of things that go on around the world quite distressing and it is to the point that I do get quite, it does affect my mood and my spirit. But it’s just so sad with what’s happening there with all the innocent families of children and just everyone that is just there that has been affected by what is happening. And just prayers for that nation. Prayers for Afghanistan because there’s nothing that God cannot do, just praying for God’s hand upon that nation, there’s nothing too big for our God. May His will be done for every single one in that country for people to know that there is only one true God our Abba Father. May His protection be upon all those suffering in Afghanistan. In Jesus name. And may all the prayer warriors on the Daily Audio Bible family continue to pray for that nation. There’s s nothing too big for our God. In Jesus name. I love you all, have a blessed rest.

Good morning DAB family, this is Dana and I’m calling in from South Carolina. This is my first time calling in; I have been listening for about seven, eight years and thank you Brian for all that you do. I was listening this morning to the prayer requests and the lady that called in about the chronic pain, the RIC that she’s suffering with, I’m praying for you that God completely heal you and deliver you and I pray that He would begin to place in you, the burden to pray for others to be healed, be it physical or emotional and as you are praying for others, God would begin to relieve the pain that you’re going through. I also want to pray for the lady that called in that lost her son and that she says there’s people that are around her feeling like that she needs to be getting past this at this point. I can’t imagine what that would be like to lose your child at any age. But I pray that God would surround you with people that would be a little more sympathetic to what you’re dealing with and going through and I pray that God would just give you peace and hope and that you completely put your trust in Him and I pray that He would wrap his arms of love around you and again just surround you with people that are there for you to support you and give you a shoulder to cry on when you need it. I thank You Lord for all that you do. I thank You for Your blessings. I thank You for Your healing touch, physically.

08/25/2021 DAB Transcript

Job 16:1-19:29, 1 Corinthians 16:1-24, Psalm 40:1-10, Proverbs 22:1

Today is the 25th day of August, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I am Brian. It is great to be here with you today as we do what we do, which is put one foot in front of the other and take the next step forward together. We are working our way through the drama of the book of Job and we’re in the middle of an argument basically between Job and his friends. Job has experienced a tragedy that he believes he is innocent of or innocent of deserving. This kind of judgment he wants to speak to God and his friends are kind of telling him that he doesn’t really want that because he’s only getting what he deserves. And so, it’s the back and forth and so we’ll pick up that story. Job 16 through 19 today.


Okay so in the book of Job today we really got a pretty good glimpse of Job’s heart like, how broken, how hopeless, just how completely distraught he is. And we can read the words, you know, if we’ve never experienced that kind of pain or…or it’s a distant memory or something and we just move past it. But if we…if we linger in what he saying man it's…it’s very, very deep and very, very painful and he wants answers that he can’t get and if we’ve ever felt like that then we can commiserate with what’s being spoken out of the Bible, commiserating with us back. We only are faced with questions we, we want answers, I do anyway. I mean gosh, the thing about questions is that when you get an answer, you have another question, usually right. Sometimes the answer is not enough. You need a follow-up question, and that only leads to more questions and so he’s kind of keep having questions and this is kind of where Job is, he wants an answer. He has asked the questions, he has friends there who are trying to give him the answers which bring up more questions and bring up more answers that he doesn’t agree with or that he already knows, like he already knows all this stuff. The answer he’s looking for is elusive. It’s beyond him because he believes the only one that has it is God. And he cries out to God, where is that answer. And in these times, and we do all face them, to varying degrees in different seasons in our lives. We can keep asking the questions because it doesn’t matter what we start with, we can start with any topic and start asking questions and we will eventually get to where nobody knows the answer anymore. The irony is, we cannot…like we don’t like that situation or that feeling at all, but that really is kind of the beginning of faith right because if you already have the answer, and you already know then you’re not reaching in faith. You are already holding the answer like you are already, you already have what you were looking for. Faith forces us to reach beyond into the mystery, or sometimes answers aren’t as clear as just an answer. There’s a whole lot going on and that’s hard. It’s hard, like if Job’s friends were there and they start talking about the mysteries of God. It’s a different kind of conversation but Job’s looking for answers and they’re trying to give answers and in so many ways with Job being so committed to his innocence, they’re starting to speak to their own fears and their own situations and the things that they think that they know which is human, which is what we do too in these kinds of situations. In the end, Job cries out and he says something very famous in the Scriptures, but also one of those riveting moments in the book of Job, and in response to his friend’s counsel, I mean he’s just basically going, I know what you’re saying. I know all this stuff it’s not giving me what I’m looking for but I know that my Redeemer lives and he will stand upon the earth, at last, and after my body has decayed, yet in my body, I will see God. I will see Him for myself. I will see him with my own eyes and it’s an overwhelming thought. Job doesn’t have answers. So, this declaration that is so riveting is spoken in faith and sometimes it’s when the answers aren’t there that faith begins and that is, that is a decent thing to meditate upon today.


So, Holy Spirit come into that, we want certainty, we…we might say we want the life of faith, but truly we would prefer certainty in most situations, especially tragic ones, and yet faith is out beyond what we think that we know and out beyond what we can control. And so, Holy Spirit come and help us locate where our faith is, help us look at the different circumstances and situations in our lives and be able to see clearly whether we really are reaching beyond in faith or if we are just doing everything, we can to achieve certainty. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you humbly. If the Scriptures being served up every day is good news and life and encouragement in your life then thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at If you are using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address, if you prefer, is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app, that’s the little red button up at the top. Or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayers and Encouragements:

Hey family this is Pepper from Missouri enjoying a sunny morning. I just called because at the end of today’s reading which is August 20th, I believe your name was Julie. Wanting just one person to pray. Honey, we may not always call you out or any single person out but trust me there is a community of prayer covering you. There are people that never ever get on this app, they just simply write your name, your prayer request and then go pray for you. There are people that are behind that will catch up to this prayer and pray for you at a later time. There are just so many people, you will be so covered. This is not just for Julie; this is for anyone who doubts. Call in your prayer request, write them on the Prayer Wall. Write them on the DAB Friends Groups, there are people, that’s what we want to do. We are brothers and sisters in Christ and we want to pray for you. Like Brian said today, sometimes, you just have to stop praying about yourself and your needs and your dramas and start praying for others. It really does help. It has helped my depression immensely. There is truth in praying for other brothers and sisters. Love you family and I’ll continue to pray for each and every one of you.

Hi, I’m Cindy from California. And I have previously called before. I have RSD, it’s a nerve damage condition, it’s chronic pain and it’s getting worse. I went to my doctor yesterday and he said it’s spreading on my legs and my arms. I just want all of you to please pray. I just feel that the only one who can heal, right now it’s God. And I’m so blessed to have this family, my DAB family, Brian, you’re amazing. I want God to please listen to all of us. This pain is unbearable, it feels like needles, it’s burning all over my body. I have two angels in my life. My son, Christian and my angel Cathy. I just, please pray for this pain to go away. It’s getting so bad. I just hide in the bathroom; I pray for all of you. For us to, God to heal us. He is our Savior, He is our doctor, the doctor said it’s spreading I know He’ll stop the spreading. I love you all. Thank you, Brian. You’re a blessing to all of us. God Bless all of you.

Good morning DAB family thank you so much for your prayers, this is Praying Mama from SoCal. And I just wanted to thank you for your prayers over my daughter. And the thoughts and the things that she wrote in her journal. There was so many things that we were able to talk about. It was exposed and I think just exposing it was a big deal because it kind of lessens the just that darkness that can come over someone. She’s is coming out and having some hope for the future. And I know it’s because of your prayers and your love. I appreciate it so much. And for all those that are going through so much with their kids and their thoughts and just being delivered from just that darkness. Deja, thank you so much for your prayers and all of those DABers that prayed. She’s on a journey now in her 3rd year of college and she is going forward which is awesome and with hope I’m praying over those that she meets this year, those that she surrounds herself with. I moved her into her college dorm and met some praying mamas around her too and some other girls that are reaching out. So, thank you so much for your prayers and just knowing that my heart was just overwhelmed with thankfulness that I know that I can call this beautiful family. God bless all of you. Praying for you as well. And very thankful, thank you Brian and Jill again for this amazing campfire and this Global Campfire and family. God Bless you.

Hello, this is Carmen from Canada. I called back in the beginning of June after my son had passed away suddenly, my 22-year-old and I continue to struggle with…with his death. I’m finding it very difficult, as a Christian and having other Christians I know, well close family member in particular, and sort of the attitude that I should be getting better by now or okay because I need to just accept that he’s in a better place and that I’ll see him again and all of those things. And while I do believe those things, it’s still very hard for my…for my child to be gone and to know that, you know, that seeing him again in another place, it’s a very foreign concept that I have no true experience with even if in faith I believe it. I’m also young enough that it’s gonna be a long time, assuming I live to an old lady, before I get to see my child again, so, there’s that as well. And the way in which he died was also very sad and tragic and no family should have to go through that, so I guess I’m just asking for prayer for myself and I’ve heard others calling in speaking of death in their family, just for peace and for an understanding of sort of how…how to deal with that and how to have those feelings of hope and grief at the same time and how to just navigate that. I covet your prayers, thank you.

Hi DAB family, it’s Tom here calling from the UK and I’m just calling with a praise report because I called last week with an eye condition called recurrent corneal abrasions and it was really affecting me with lots of pain and really affecting my vision, so I called in to ask for prayer and I also had my godson’s baptism to attend and at that point, when I called and I was contemplating getting a flight back to England because my eye was so bad and by an absolute miracle, it was healed. I did end up going to the emergency department because I needed to see a doctor about it but I know that in the waiting room of the emergency department, my eye healed and it had gone from being red, swollen, and streaming to absolutely normal and even the triage nurse had to ask me which eye I had the complaint in, whether it was the left or the right because it had completely healed so well. So, I was able to attend my godson’s baptism and I’m just thanking Jesus for his healing. And also, to Dr. John, I’m praying for your vision as well. I can tell you first hand, that Jesus heals and I’m believing and I’m praying that Jesus will heal your vision and you will no longer have any problems with your eyesight. Thank you everyone. God bless.

Hi, this is Alta Lee Maxwell, Abiding in Jesus calling on the 20th of August. Really lifting up this precious child, that asked for her grandmother to be healed. That is so sweet and you know that’s how I got interested in spiritual things, I was going to a cultic church but I asked my Sunday school teacher to pray for my granddad and he got better. You know, God is so faithful. Then this young man mentioned his grandmother how she was so ill that she had done so many amazing things to raise money for pastors and hospitals and wow. Oh, Father just lay your hand on this precious mother and give peace and victory. And for the lady who is so anxious. She said she should go back home. Oh Lord, just hug her for me Lord. Just hug her, give her a big bear hug from you Lord. Take all the anxiety away and just hold her and just give her, give her your amazing love Lord. In the Father, Son, Holy Spirit. And there will be a lot of people praying for you lady, not just me. Lots of people listen to this, more than you could ask or think. So, expect God to hold you and you to feel it. In the might name of Jesus, Amen. Think. So, expect God to hold you your sealant the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday August 27, 2021 (NIV)

Job 23-27

Job’s Eighth Speech: A Response to Eliphaz

23 Then Job spoke again:

“My complaint today is still a bitter one,
and I try hard not to groan aloud.
If only I knew where to find God,
I would go to his court.
I would lay out my case
and present my arguments.
Then I would listen to his reply
and understand what he says to me.
Would he use his great power to argue with me?
No, he would give me a fair hearing.
Honest people can reason with him,
so I would be forever acquitted by my judge.
I go east, but he is not there.
I go west, but I cannot find him.
I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden.
I look to the south, but he is concealed.

10 “But he knows where I am going.
And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.
11 For I have stayed on God’s paths;
I have followed his ways and not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from his commands,
but have treasured his words more than daily food.
13 But once he has made his decision, who can change his mind?
Whatever he wants to do, he does.
14 So he will do to me whatever he has planned.
He controls my destiny.
15 No wonder I am so terrified in his presence.
When I think of it, terror grips me.
16 God has made me sick at heart;
the Almighty has terrified me.
17 Darkness is all around me;
thick, impenetrable darkness is everywhere.

Job Asks Why the Wicked Are Not Punished

24 “Why doesn’t the Almighty bring the wicked to judgment?
Why must the godly wait for him in vain?
Evil people steal land by moving the boundary markers.
They steal livestock and put them in their own pastures.
They take the orphan’s donkey
and demand the widow’s ox as security for a loan.
The poor are pushed off the path;
the needy must hide together for safety.
Like wild donkeys in the wilderness,
the poor must spend all their time looking for food,
searching even in the desert for food for their children.
They harvest a field they do not own,
and they glean in the vineyards of the wicked.
All night they lie naked in the cold,
without clothing or covering.
They are soaked by mountain showers,
and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home.

“The wicked snatch a widow’s child from her breast,
taking the baby as security for a loan.
10 The poor must go about naked, without any clothing.
They harvest food for others while they themselves are starving.
11 They press out olive oil without being allowed to taste it,
and they tread in the winepress as they suffer from thirst.
12 The groans of the dying rise from the city,
and the wounded cry for help,
yet God ignores their moaning.

13 “Wicked people rebel against the light.
They refuse to acknowledge its ways
or stay in its paths.
14 The murderer rises in the early dawn
to kill the poor and needy;
at night he is a thief.
15 The adulterer waits for the twilight,
saying, ‘No one will see me then.’
He hides his face so no one will know him.
16 Thieves break into houses at night
and sleep in the daytime.
They are not acquainted with the light.
17 The black night is their morning.
They ally themselves with the terrors of the darkness.

18 “But they disappear like foam down a river.
Everything they own is cursed,
and they are afraid to enter their own vineyards.
19 The grave[a] consumes sinners
just as drought and heat consume snow.
20 Their own mothers will forget them.
Maggots will find them sweet to eat.
No one will remember them.
Wicked people are broken like a tree in the storm.
21 They cheat the woman who has no son to help her.
They refuse to help the needy widow.

22 “God, in his power, drags away the rich.
They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life.
23 They may be allowed to live in security,
but God is always watching them.
24 And though they are great now,
in a moment they will be gone like all others,
cut off like heads of grain.
25 Can anyone claim otherwise?
Who can prove me wrong?”

Bildad’s Third Response to Job

25 Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

“God is powerful and dreadful.
He enforces peace in the heavens.
Who is able to count his heavenly army?
Doesn’t his light shine on all the earth?
How can a mortal be innocent before God?
Can anyone born of a woman be pure?
God is more glorious than the moon;
he shines brighter than the stars.
In comparison, people are maggots;
we mortals are mere worms.”

Job’s Ninth Speech: A Response to Bildad

26 Then Job spoke again:

“How you have helped the powerless!
How you have saved the weak!
How you have enlightened my stupidity!
What wise advice you have offered!
Where have you gotten all these wise sayings?
Whose spirit speaks through you?

“The dead tremble—
those who live beneath the waters.
The underworld[b] is naked in God’s presence.
The place of destruction[c] is uncovered.
God stretches the northern sky over empty space
and hangs the earth on nothing.
He wraps the rain in his thick clouds,
and the clouds don’t burst with the weight.
He covers the face of the moon,[d]
shrouding it with his clouds.
10 He created the horizon when he separated the waters;
he set the boundary between day and night.
11 The foundations of heaven tremble;
they shudder at his rebuke.
12 By his power the sea grew calm.
By his skill he crushed the great sea monster.[e]
13 His Spirit made the heavens beautiful,
and his power pierced the gliding serpent.
14 These are just the beginning of all that he does,
merely a whisper of his power.
Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?”

Job’s Final Speech

27 Job continued speaking:

“I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights,
by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—
As long as I live,
while I have breath from God,
my lips will speak no evil,
and my tongue will speak no lies.
I will never concede that you are right;
I will defend my integrity until I die.
I will maintain my innocence without wavering.
My conscience is clear for as long as I live.

“May my enemy be punished like the wicked,
my adversary like those who do evil.
For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off
and takes away their life?
Will God listen to their cry
when trouble comes upon them?
10 Can they take delight in the Almighty?
Can they call to God at any time?
11 I will teach you about God’s power.
I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.
12 But you have seen all this,
yet you say all these useless things to me.

13 “This is what the wicked will receive from God;
this is their inheritance from the Almighty.
14 They may have many children,
but the children will die in war or starve to death.
15 Those who survive will die of a plague,
and not even their widows will mourn them.

16 “Evil people may have piles of money
and may store away mounds of clothing.
17 But the righteous will wear that clothing,
and the innocent will divide that money.
18 The wicked build houses as fragile as a spider’s web,[f]
as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.
19 The wicked go to bed rich
but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.
20 Terror overwhelms them like a flood,
and they are blown away in the storms of the night.
21 The east wind carries them away, and they are gone.
It sweeps them away.
22 It whirls down on them without mercy.
They struggle to flee from its power.
23 But everyone jeers at them
and mocks them.


  1. 24:19 Hebrew Sheol.
  2. 26:6a Hebrew Sheol.
  3. 26:6b Hebrew Abaddon.
  4. 26:9 Or covers his throne.
  5. 26:12 Hebrew Rahab, the name of a mythical sea monster that represents chaos in ancient literature.
  6. 27:18 As in Greek and Syriac versions (see also 8:14); Hebrew reads a moth.
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2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11

Paul’s Change of Plans

12 We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness[a] and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. 13 Our letters have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between the lines and nothing you can’t understand. I hope someday you will fully understand us, 14 even if you don’t understand us now. Then on the day when the Lord Jesus[b] returns, you will be proud of us in the same way we are proud of you.

15 Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing by visiting you twice— 16 first on my way to Macedonia and again when I returned from Macedonia.[c] Then you could send me on my way to Judea.

17 You may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say “Yes” when they really mean “No”? 18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” 19 For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas,[d] Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. 20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.

21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, 22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.

23 Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke. 24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm.

So I decided that I would not bring you grief with another painful visit. For if I cause you grief, who will make me glad? Certainly not someone I have grieved. That is why I wrote to you as I did, so that when I do come, I won’t be grieved by the very ones who ought to give me the greatest joy. Surely you all know that my joy comes from your being joyful. I wrote that letter in great anguish, with a troubled heart and many tears. I didn’t want to grieve you, but I wanted to let you know how much love I have for you.

Forgiveness for the Sinner

I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me. Most of you opposed him, and that was punishment enough. Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him.

I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions. 10 When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ’s authority for your benefit, 11 so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.


  1. 1:12 Some manuscripts read honesty.
  2. 1:14 Some manuscripts read our Lord Jesus.
  3. 1:16 Macedonia was in the northern region of Greece.
  4. 1:19 Greek Silvanus.
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Psalm 41

Psalm 41

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.
The Lord protects them
and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
and rescues them from their enemies.
The Lord nurses them when they are sick
and restores them to health.

“O Lord,” I prayed, “have mercy on me.
Heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
But my enemies say nothing but evil about me.
“How soon will he die and be forgotten?” they ask.
They visit me as if they were my friends,
but all the while they gather gossip,
and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.
All who hate me whisper about me,
imagining the worst.
“He has some fatal disease,” they say.
“He will never get out of that bed!”
Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely,
the one who shared my food, has turned against me.

10 Lord, have mercy on me.
Make me well again, so I can pay them back!
11 I know you are pleased with me,
for you have not let my enemies triumph over me.
12 You have preserved my life because I am innocent;
you have brought me into your presence forever.

13 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who lives from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and amen!

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Proverbs 22:5-6

Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road;
whoever values life will avoid it.

Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.

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