8/31/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

And so, they go up a notch and they start telling Job that God would never do something like this. If God did this to you then, you deserved it in some sort of way. Maybe we need to talk, explore that a little bit. Let’s talk about that a little bit. And of course, Job is adamant about his innocence. So, once it becomes really, really clear that Job’s not just speaking from grief and anxiety and everything. That he’s actually trying to say he’s innocent and does not deserve this, well then, his friends have a dilemma because now they’re put in the position of defending God, and that’s Job’s problem. You guys are sitting there on God’s side defending God, but you don’t have anything to tell me that I don’t already know. And so, none of us can actually get to the end of the road. You’re despising me because I’m claiming innocence before God. But I am innocent before God and nobody, there’s no one to prove it. Like we’re all stuck here at an impasse. You are certain that you know what God is going to do and what God is not going to do, and that you know the ways of God. But you don’t know the ways of God any more than I do, and this happened to me. And so, there’s a missing piece somewhere and the only person who knows is God. But wherever I go, I can’t find Him. And this goes back and forth, and back and forth and it gets more and more intense until they are arguing and insulting each other. We might even refer to our reading from Proverbs yesterday about the mocker and say, yeah, we can see the at some point things shifted and got personal here. And so, they’re having a full-on argument and then everybody runs out of things to say. And then there’s a fourth character, Elihu, who’s been sitting there silent, and he begins to speak up and he has a lot to say, and it took a couple days to get through all that he has to say. And then, and then the Lord showed up. And He said, who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words, brace yourself like a man. I have some questions to ask of you and you’re gonna answer me. Man, like I can’t come by this portion of Job, when God shows up, I just sat and thought what that would be like. I see Job’s plight. We’ve read Job’s plight and we wrestle with it in our own lives when we’re asking why, and we don’t have the answers. And so, we can see all of the turmoil in the book of Job being very, very human. Trying to figure this out and then God shows up. And I just think about that. Man, I just, that would be so like, what would, how would we describe, like overwhelming, terrifying, probably like literally mind blowing, awe-inspiring, hopeful, yet like fearful. I mean, God shows up in the storm and begins to speak. God is being heard by these people’s ears, that’s amazing. It’s an amazing scene and God does begin to ask questions and He begins to ask questions that don’t have answers. That no human being has the answers to and we’re beginning to see there’s a lot that we don’t have answers for. We start asking the questions that are existential because we’re suffering but we don’t have the answers to just about anything. We can go through our lives with all of this confidence, when we’re not feeling depressed, when we’re not feeling anxious or any of the darker emotions. We can go through with confidence like we are holding the world by the horns, we got this, we are in control. We are no more in control, then, than when we are suffering, we don’t have the answers. But Job just has to stand there and be asked questions that he can’t answer and that’s kind of where we leave things today. And we will conclude the book of Job tomorrow. And Job has gotten what he wanted. What he wanted was to find God and speak directly with God about his plight. And so, he gets the chance to say what he needs to say, and we’ll get to hear that tomorrow.

And then in Second Corinthians, we’re watching Paul defend himself. He’s been accused. Like there’s just kind of accusation that Paul made the whole thing up, that this…this Jesus thing in all the theology that he formed around it, this is his way, he like made this religion up to manipulate people, to exploit people and to control them. And Paul’s kind of responding by essentially saying look, I get what you’re saying here, but trust me on this one, if that’s what I were going for, if that were the goal, this is not the job I’d be doing. Like this isn’t what I would be doing. If I wanted exploit people and control people and manipulate people that I wouldn’t be doing a job that constantly gets me persecuted to the point of death. As we can hear from his own pen basically, from these letters. Paul believed absolutely that God was transforming humanity through Jesus Christ. His death was one thing, but his resurrection, that was the thing, the firstborn of a new kind of human, one reunited with God. This is Paul’s deep conviction. He believed that, that that which was dying would eventually be swallowed up by life, in the end. And that all that we are going through right now, all of the hardships, all the things that were saying why me about, this is part of it, this is what it looks like to see all things being made new in the world. So, Job has questions of endurance and suffering. Paul has questions of endurance and suffering. But Paul’s conviction is it’s not purposeless, this is going somewhere. So, let’s consider that as we consider our own valley seasons.


And Jesus, as we think, I mean, some of us are in the depths of the valley right now. We literally can’t find the sunshine anymore. We’re under such deep, deep problems, circumstances that we don’t know how to navigate. Anxiety that it’s just like a ball of rubber bands that we can’t untangle. Depression that’s like a cloud that just follows us everywhere we go. Some of us are in that place. Others of us are up at the top and we’re just walking at sea level and we’re just making our way. And then others of us are on the mountain tops right now. We’re all over the place in our stories and in our experiences, and You are in all of it. But we have a hard time interpreting the valley seasons. We have hard time interpreting lots of things; we don’t know all that we think that we know. But You have told us that there is a Comforter, there is a spirit of truth that will lead us into all truth, while comforting us on the way. And so, come Holy Spirit, and comfort us, and lead us into all truth, lead us on the way that we should go and help us to interpret our circumstances appropriately, through the lens of the fact that this is all going somewhere. It’s not purposeless. Nothing gets wasted. All things are being made new. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey DAB family, this is Rachel calling from Pennsylvania. I just wanted to call and pray for all the youth. Whether they be going back to elementary school, high school, college, or just recently got out. Father, I lift them up before You today and I gave thanks unto You for them. I cover them in the blood of Jesus, Lord. I cover the mind, their thoughts, their will and emotions under the blood of Jesus Christ. And I come against every spirit that would attack their mind, their identity, their purpose, like fear, anxiety, suicide. Whatever it may be that they’re struggling with, addiction. Because they all have a purpose, God. And they’re under so much more attack and adversary than previous generations. But I know they are important to You and they matter. So, Lord, I thank You for each and every one of them. And I pray that each one of them that’s listening, whatever they’re going through, that they would know that they are loved by You and You’ve never left them, nor forsaken them. God, I thank You for this generation because they are the generation that will seek Your face and help us all. I just thank You for them, Lord. Cause I feel like they need encouragement right now, cause they’re so many things coming against them. And so many people putting them down. And they are, at times, suffering in silence. But Lord, You see and You know everything that they’re dealing with. So, I give You all the glory and I thank You for them. And I pray that they all be encouraged, every single one of you. Renzo, I’ve heard you call in few times. And the one young lady who prayed for her friend Quill, who is experiencing hardships. Every single one of you, you are loved by God. And I pray that the Lord strengthens you and keep you. And I just wanted you to know that I, I hear, and I see you guys and I am praying for you. In Jesus name. Amen.

Good morning DAB family. This is Delta Alpha Foxtrot, just chiming in. I’m heading home from Erin’s home in Rocksdown, Texas to my home in San Antonio, Texas. And I just wanted to ask you guys for some prayer for my mom. She had a stroke back in December and my sisters and I have been her, been cycling through giving care. She’s getting a lot better physically. But there’s definitely some spiritual depression going on there. She gets sad and very emotional. I think its, a lot of it’s tied to my brother’s death. My brother was an addict; he passed away a couple years ago. And so, I think there’s some spiritual oppression going on there and I want to ask the family to pray against that for us and to cast that spirit of sadness, of depression into the hands of Jesus for final judgement. Thank you. God bless you. Just wanted to give a shout out to Blind Tony, I heard you playing the flute, maaaaaan. I heard the flute come on and I was like aww, this is lovely. And then when I heard your voice, I was like, that’s Blind Tony playing the flute!!! I love it. Alright folks. It’s your boy, Delta Alpha Foxtrot, calling from the south and central Texas Front. God bless you all.

Hi, DAB family, this is Single and Still and I’m calling in response to the beginning of July’s community prayer. Lord, I just lift up sons to You, sons that are grown and that are struggling with mental illness and one that was a brother that I heard about. So, I lift up son Nathan to You, our brother Nathan too, as they recover from alcoholism and there’s mental illness diagnosis and just the struggle. The struggle with drugs and how to cope and how to be able to function under these circumstances. And I pray for freedom from the dependencies of substances to try to live I guess what we call a normal or functional life. And I pray freedom and I pray healing in Jesus name. And I also pray for Jason, I think Margarie that’s your son that sometimes you know, with alcohol, that Lord, just like when one of my sisters on the DAB says, that it would be just gross that the desire would be such a letdown whenever they consume alcohol or drugs of abuse. So, I lift up our sons. I pray for healing. I pray for salvation. I pray for udder dependence on You Lord, every step of the way. Every step, of every day, and other children that are suffering and struggling through this. And Sparky, I just wanna thank you for your testimony. And others that have shared how the Lord has helped you to overcome different battles, especially with alcohol. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Hey, my incredible DAB fam, this is Kingdom Seeker Daniel and Lady of Victory. And family, we just want to stop by and pray for our dear sister Little Leaf. Sis, we heard you and we hear you. And our hearts are going out to you. I personally want to applaud you, first of all for pressing through an extremely hard place. And I just wanted you to know God is with you. And even in the uncertainties of your decisions, He is with you. And as you continue to lean into Him for wisdom, knowledge, and guidance, he’s gonna help you through to make the right decision. So, Father, I pray for our dear sister, Little Leaf, that You would give her the grace to wait on You, to wait and hope as You are at work in her husband’s life, who is obviously disturbed and not in his right mind. Father, we’re praying that You would bring him to his right mind. And cause, Lord God, a turn-around in this man’s heart. And I pray, that in the meantime, that You will continue to keep Little Leaf, guard her heart and walk her through, in Jesus name. We even pray, God, for the little baby and God, even the other woman, that You would turn this situation around for Your good. For their good and for Your glory. God, and we ask that You would let Little Leaf know that it’s okay not to be okay. And I too, applaud you for just standing, standing strong in the face of adversities. And you remember, when you can’t trust His hand, trusts God’s heart. He loves you. Amen.

8/31/2023 DAB Transcript pt1

Job 37:1-39:30, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10, Psalm 44:9-26, Proverbs 22:13

Today is the 31st day of August, the final day of the month of August. So, here we are in the depths of the summertime, at least here in the rolling hills of Tennessee. I realize that is, like it’s well, I was gonna can say the heat of the winter, it’s the chill of the winter in the southern hemisphere, but it’s nice and toasty here at the end of another one of our months together. And we have all gathered around the Global Campfire for a primary purpose, that is to take the next step forward in the Scriptures. And so, as we end this month, we find ourselves situated in the, well at the, at the end of a couple of books. We are in the book of Job, which we will continue forward into the next month, and the book of Second Corinthians, which we will also carry over into the next month. But in order to do any of that, we have to take the next step forward. And our next step leads us into Job and today, before we finish our reading, God will show up. Job 37, 38 and 39.


Okay, so, we are wrapping up the book of Job, we will conclude the book of Job tomorrow and in today’s reading, God shows up and starts speaking. And if we remember, when we started this journey, we watched the unthinkable happen to Job. Right, really just impossible to process that that kind of tragedy, that level of tragedy, that systematically could happen to any person. Like it’s the worst day in history for a human being, basically. And we watch Job respond by grieving, and deep sadness, and worshiping God, and just waiting, just waiting, even when everyone had written him off and told him, like his wife even told him, curse God and die. Which is so distressing. But he's…he’s waiting, and his friends show up and they sit Shiva and then they start having a conversation, and Job begins to share what happened and what’s going on. And he begins to share that he’s really, really confused by it all, because he’s a righteous man, and he’s done everything, like he’s literally watched his every move and every step, to not make a misstep before God, that he’s dedicated his life to being righteous. So, he’s very, very confused about the complete destruction of life as he knew it. And he would, he would love to talk to God about it, so that he could find out why. Why this is happening. It’s then that his friends begin to speak, and they begin to comfort Job. And then Job begins to say that yeah, that’s not helping. I already know that.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday August 31, 2023 (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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08/30/2023 DAB Trasncript (Part 2)

The council is don’t bring it to the conflict. It can be really tricky and really hard to do in the heat of the moment when things are just getting amped up and then boom, all of a sudden five minutes later you’re like, how did we get here from there? Like, we were having a fight but now we’re in World War III. What is going on? How did we get here? Maybe the mocker and maybe we can learn from our missteps because it’s never worked out because doesn’t work out. We have to go into a conflict with a good and open heart believing in the good of the one with whom we are in conflict. We have to come believing that our hearts are good towards each other and we want to solve a problem. If that’s not true that gets unveiled pretty quickly. And if the mocker enters into the story then the truth is that it was never a problem to solve. It was always a battle to fight. I mean, there’s nothing to defend if you’re not being attacked. And if we can start from this even place that our hearts are good towards each other and we have a problem to solve, and if we can keep our focus on that then if the mocker shows up, it looks like the fool that it is, and we may find that we’re being the mouthpiece. So, let’s…let’s just take this ancient wisdom to heart. It’s coming to us from the word of God. Let’s take it to heart and just imagine what life might look like with…how many hours of anxiety and grief that we can get back if we start resolving conflicts without bringing the mocker into the conversation.


Holy Spirit come into this. We are counselled over and over about the things that we say and the power in our words. And here we are looking at ancient wisdom from Proverbs telling us what we already know to be true. And since we’re reading from the book of Proverbs this has been a truth that has stood the test of time for thousands of years. This is true of we human beings. We need to be in control and so we’re willing to dominate when what the gospel offers us is surrender. Surrender to the Almighty, the all-powerful one so that we can appropriately resolve conflict and love one another. Come Holy Spirit. Teach us what to do with the mocker within us we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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08/30/2023 DAB Transcript (Part 1)

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

Today is the 30th day of August welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today. We’re in the middle of the week but we are definitely at the end of the month. And obviously we’ll be concluding the month tomorrow. We’re also really navigating ourselves to the end of some of the territory that we’re in in the Bible. We’re reaching the conclusion of the book of Job. A couple more days. We’re reaching the end of second Corinthians. So we’re about to just reset everything over the course of the next week. But, you know what, we’ll navigate that all that together. And we are here right now around the Global Campfire today for this next step forward. And our next step leads us back into Joe. And we met another character in the story of Job yesterday. A person named Elihu has been sitting and listening to Job talk to his friends, but he’s younger. So he’s trying to be respectful, but as things are winding down, as the argument gets more and more circular and more frustration is happening Elihu finally says, hey it’s my turn to talk. And, so, he has plenty to say, as we have already heard. And we will continue to listen to Elihu today. So, Job, chapters 34, 35, and 36.


Okay. So, we have some profound advice in a couple of sentences in one verse from the book of Proverbs today and it reads, “drive out a mocker and conflict will leave. Quarreling and abuse will stop.” I mean this verse stops me at “conflict will leave”. Like, that’s got my attention. And you go on, “quarreling will stop. Abuse will go away.” Like what…what are we talking about here? You have my attention. The answer is drive out a mocker. And you probably agree with it. We might have to sit here and think about it for a minute but we probably agree with all this. That…that’s true. Mocking does inflame things and then…and then things just go crazy. So, we could agree until we have to go look in the mirror and realize that sometimes that’s us, the mocker, the lengths that we’ll go to to be right in an argument. So, now the proverb should have pretty much all of our attention. So, let’s just think about conflict for a second. I mean conflict is when people are kind of moving in a direction and they cross paths and…and there’s an impasse of some sort. Conflict is present, a problem is being surfaced. And resolving these conflicts are what we spend a heck of a lot of our energy doing all day every day in some form or another. But when we’re not getting a conflict resolved the way we wanted to be resolved and we’re not willing to give ground a compromise or try to find a way forward…well then we bring out the special tools, right? We put on the mocker mask. We bring out the scorn. We bring these awful things as strategies for resolving a conflict because we couldn’t do it the way we wanted and we’re not getting what we want so now it’s down to domination. And, so, we’re no longer looking at a problem that needs to be resolved, a problem that is causing a conflict that we have to find a way forward on. We instead diminish the person so that we can attack the person and dominate the person and be right. And mocking does that. The mocker has contempt against the other person or people. And, so, their position, their point of view is diminished. We judge it inferior as we rise up in our righteous indignation and scorn and contempt and mocking and we have lost the battle at that point because now it’s person against person and the problem is just sitting there. And then the gloves come off, and things get personal, and things get vicious, and things get hellish. The ancient wisdom from the book of Proverbs tells us that if we don’t invite the mocker into the mix then fighting and quarrels and abuse and insults will disappear, which allows people to participate in resolving a conflict. The mocker is in each of us in any number of ways.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday August 30, 2023 (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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8/29/2023 DAB Transcript pt4

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, this is a message for Agent of Grace, who phoned in today, the 23rd of August. You’re having problems with your marriage. And your husband’s alcoholism is affecting you and the family. Just phoning in to say that I hear you and I walk your walk. And after 32 years of marriage, I am still loving the sinner and hating the sin. Love the man, hate the bottle. And just praying that you would have strength and that God would give you comfort and that you would know friendships outside of your husband’s friendship and that God decouples what surround you and give you strength and give you friendships that you’re missing with your husband. That is what I have. I met some lovely friends in the church. Couples who walk with God and who love one another, and it makes me fierce jealous, and it makes me sad that I don’t have it. But I know that God is with me, and my children understand why I stay. My kids are grown up now, 30 plus and 26. So, it’s a lot easier with grown children. But they’ve grown up with an alcoholic father. And they understand how difficult it is. So, love you, praying for you. Thank you.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Beloved Cheryl in Tacoma, Washington. Today, is Thursday, August 24th and I had called in two months ago for prayers for my mother, whom I thought was on her way to heaven. She went into the emergency room severely dehydrated, and she has a lot of other health problems. And it was not looking good. I know many of you prayed and she got into a nursing home, and she has been doing pretty good. She’s eating a little bit more and things have been looking good. She’s stable. Her mind is not well. But she is stable and seems happy where she’s at. Now, my stepdad has decided he doesn’t want to pay for it anymore. He’s only paid for two months, and he has the money, he just has decided he doesn’t want to pay for it anymore and he wants to bring her home. And he’s an alcoholic and not a good caregiver. And this is not a good situation. And I live over an hour away. Just please pray for my mother Judy. And that I need a miracle. I need a miracle, something to happen here so that she can stay well cared for. Thank you. I love you all and pray for you. Thank you.

Good morning my fellow DABers. My name is _ and I’m calling from France. Today is the 25th of August 2023. I started listening last year but it’s my first time calling into pray for people who have been praying in the background for every prayer point that is here. I want to show that this families praying, even if you didn’t call in, we are praying. We fulfill families with prayer at every prayer point. And so, I believe that people are praying. And today a sister called in to say that she’s in a financial situation. Her _ is bad. I couldn’t get the name. I’m not too good with names. And sister, I want you to know that you’re not in this alone. The Bible says in the book Deuteronomy 8:8 in that it is He that give us power to make well. So, it is God that give us power, give us idea, give us money. And I know that’s sin speaking to you right now. But we move forward. It might look as if it’s a closed door, but God is right there with you, making a way. Just listen, He will speak on a way out. I want to share my faith with you. And if you’re that people that in this situation free in that, that’s sin call. This called, we make a way for us financially. When it seems that’s costing down, He will be there whispering to us, that’s Him lifting up. Because He is God and never feel. And for the second sister that called that she needs to move to her mother’s house. And we feel in prayer, be encouraged in the Lord. And this sin called will not abandon you.

Hello DAB family. My name is Sebat from . You can call me Kingdom Girl. Because I’m from the Kingdom of the Suto and I’m in the Kingdom of God, hallelujah. This morning I want to pray for, for Chelsea. You are a mom, a wife, and a nurse, I think that’s what she said. Who has suffered two miscarriages in the past and she is now pregnant. Hallelujah. First of all, I want to congratulate you. And I thank God that you’re gonna hold that baby. I understand your fears. I understand your fears and your anxiety. But the Bible says with prayers and supplications, may all our requests be made unto the Lord. So, this is why we are here together as a family, to make our supplications and our needs to be known unto God. Let’s just pray, Father, we thank You for Chelsea, oh God. We thank You for a healthy pregnancy that she has ahead. We thank You _. Kids are the, are Your blessings, oh God. Father, I thank You for the fruit of the womb. And I thank You that You shall give her peace that surpasses humanly understanding, even in the midst of the, in the midst of anxiety and all fears that she might face. You are still God and there is none like You. We worship You. Hallelujah. Thank you DAB family. I love this podcast with all of my heart. Oh my God. And I love you all. I love you all.

8/29/2023 DAB Transcript pt3

This is the offer of the Gospel, like this is the good news and that we will continually be transformed. May we remember what’s going on here. We get sidestepped by the world all the time. It’s a cloud over us, pulling us in every kind of direction and then there’s all the spiritual anxiety about whether or not we’re getting this right. Whether we follow the recipe well enough, for God to actually hear us and maybe even come help. It’s bigger than this friends. He has come, and we are free. May we experience it today.


And Jesus, we love You. Holy Spirit, come. Holy Spirit, give us eyes to see, remove the veil. Let us see what’s happening here and may we leave behind all of the deadweight, so that we can run with freedom into Your arms and live that way forever, we ask. In Jesus name. Amen.


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

8/29/2023 DAB Transcript pt2

Paul’s arguing, Jesus fulfills all of this. His redemptive work, His willing sacrifice shows us the path to be free from the failure and become righteous before God, not in our own strength, not in anything that we could do, not in adhering to a law or a set of ethics, or rules, or philosophies. By just realizing that He wants to set you free. You are entangled and He wants to set you free. Just believe Him. And then Paul describes what happens, like, what will happen if we would just believe Him, and it brings us to a very famous passage. And so, I quote, “whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. This Lord is the spirit, wherever the Lord’s spirit is, there is freedom.” Now, this is a famous passage of Scripture, wherever the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And so, we pass that around, all sorts of applications and I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with that. I’m just saying the context here, the freedom that were talking about here, is the freedom to open our eyes and see that we are free, and then walk into the freedom, believe that it’s done, believe that all those commandments that we can never measure up to have been fulfilled. We can’t do it, but God came, God came to fulfill that for us. In Jesus, we are free and not just free, like any time we’re visiting the Middle East and somewhere near wherever Paul was whenever he said this, like free wherever we are forever, wherever we ever may be. If there is freedom wherever the spirit of the Lord is and we turn ourselves to, Psalm 139 and read, I can never escape from Your spirit. I can never escape Your presence. If I go up to heaven You’re there. If I go to the grave, You’re there. Then we realize freedom is available now and always. What we need is eyes to see it and a willingness to live into it. And that is the good news and that is indeed good news but that’s not all the news, that’s not all the implications. So, Paul fleshes this out more. He says look, as all of us reflect the Lord’s glory with faces that are not covered with veils, we are being changed into His image with ever increasing glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the spirit. Okay, the implications of what Paul saying my brothers and sisters is that when we open up, when…when the veil is removed and we can see things as they are through like, see things the way God is seeing things and we enter into that, we give ourselves fully to that, then transformation is taking place. And that doesn’t mean transformation so we’re not so irritable. Yes, I mean all of these things but it’s way bigger than that, like okay all these little hard parts of my life will get shaved off, it’s bigger than that. We’re being changed into the image and likeness of God. Whoooo, that’s a big, that’s a big sentence. Now I’m not saying we’re being transformed into God, that one day, if we keep on this road, we’ll be God. I’m saying that a plan was always that we would be in His image, that we would be His partners, that we would collaborate, that we would be in a relationship. That it would be an adventure, that life is to be lived and this portion of our existence as humans is so short. We’re supposed to be revealing God by being transformed into His image or likeness. Christ-like, like Christ. We’re supposed to live into it. It’s supposed to transform us and as we we’re reading yesterday, that transformation should give off an aroma, the aroma of Christ wherever we go. We have been given permission to be ourselves, free, fully engaged heart, mind, and will. Walking in collaboration with God in this world.

8/29/2023 DAB Transcript pt1

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 and it is wonderful to be here with you today, it’s wonderful, wonderful, this is a wonderful place to be on any given day as we gather around the Global Campfire, and so, glad that we can have some more time. What a gift we can have this time together, isn’t it? It is for me. It’s a gift that we can have this time together and I’m excited for us to take the next step forward. We have been working day-by-day, step-by-step through Job and I just kind of dealing with human suffering and thinking about our own lives and the things that we face. Listening to Job’s friends and hearing the echoes of things that have been said to us and things that we’ve been said. And Job is just deeply committed to what he thinks is impossible, that he might find God. That he might be able to talk to God directly because human wisdom is failing and is coming up short. And so, let’s continue with the dialogue. As we begin today, Job is still speaking, he was speaking all of yesterday’s reading. He continues to speak today, Job chapters 31, 32, and 33 today.


Okay so, we had a fairly short reading in second Corinthians today that packs a punch because of the implications. I mean, we understand what Paul’s actually saying here. The implications of the gospel become really clear. And so, Paul was discussing veils today and he’s using that example of vail and we know what a veil is right. You put a veil over your face, like a bride, she has a veil over her face and she walks down the aisle. So, we know what a veil is. So, Paul is contrasting the Mosaic law and the redemptive work of Christ to fulfill it, and he goes back to the early stories that we’ve read, as we began our year. He goes back to the origin stories. He goes back to Moses because this is where the law flowed from, and so, this is where the allegiance is. He goes back to Moses and says look, here’s the story though. Like if we go back to our own text, here’s the story. God wanted to speak to His people around the mountain and they were terrified of Him speaking to them. And so, they told Moses, you go, you go up the mountain and you hear from God. And you come back and tell us what God has to say. And then we will obey you. You be the mouthpiece for God. The invitation was this direct interaction, they chose this prophetic voice, Moses. Moses went into the presence of God, but when he came back down the mountain, his face was glowing from being in the presence of God, which freaked all of the people out. So, Moses put this vail over his face to cover his face. And he would look through the veil and see the people and people would look at him and see the veil. And Paul is essentially saying, yeah and we’ve been looking through the veil ever since. Paul says it like this, and I quote, “their minds became closed. In fact, to this day the same veil is still there when they read the Old Testament. When they read the Torah, the law. It isn’t removed, because only Christ can remove it.” So, let’s just remember where Paul is always going. We learned a lot about this when we were reading through the letter to the Romans. Paul’s conviction is that the Mosaic law, which is what governs the people trying to figure out obey those commands, that that is a good thing, and that it is a valuable thing. It’s just a miss purposed thing. The law shows our failures, it reveals our transgressions, it shows us that we have stepped over the line into sin. It leads to death because the only thing that it shows is our repeated pathway to death by transgressing the law. So, it’s a good thing because it shows that. But the only thing that it ever shows is that we’re going in the wrong direction, a direction that’s moving away from righteousness before God.