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Job 12 / KJV Bible

1. And Job answered and said,
2. No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
3. But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
4. I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
5. He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
6. The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
7. But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
8. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
9. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
10. In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
11. Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
12. With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
13. With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
14. Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
15. Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
16. With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17. He leadeth counsellers away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
18. He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
19. He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.
20. He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
21. He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
22. He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
23. He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.
24. He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
25. They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
Job 13 / KJV Bible

1. Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.
2. What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.
3. Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
4. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
5. O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
6. Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
7. Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
8. Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?
9. Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
10. He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.
11. Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?
12. Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
13. Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
14. Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
15. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
16. He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
17. Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
18. Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
19. Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
20. Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.
21. Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
22. Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
23. How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
25. Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
26. For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
27. Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.
28. And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
Job 14 / KJV Bible

1. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
2. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
3. And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.
5. Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
6. Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
7. For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
8. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
9. Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
10. But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
11. As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
12. So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
13. O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14. If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
15. Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
16. For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
17. My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
18. And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
19. The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
20. Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
21. His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
22. But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.
Job 15 / KJV Bible

1. Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
2. Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
3. Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
4. Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
5. For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
6. Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
7. Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
8. Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
9. What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
10. With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
11. Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
12. Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
13. That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
14. What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15. Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
16. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
17. I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
18. Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
19. Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.
20. The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor.
21. A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
22. He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.
23. He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
24. Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
25. For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
26. He runneth upon him, even on his neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
27. Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.
28. And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
29. He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
30. He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
31. Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
32. It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
33. He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
34. For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
35. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Acts 16 / KJV Bible

1. Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:
2. Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
3. Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.
4. And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.
5. And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
6. Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7. After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
8. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
9. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
10. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
11. Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;
12. And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.
13. And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
14. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
15. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
16. And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17. The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
19. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
20. And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
21. And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
22. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
23. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
24. Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
27. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30. And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
35. And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.
36. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.
37. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
38. And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
39. And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
40. And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
Acts 17 / KJV Bible

1. Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2. And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3. Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
4. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
5. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
6. And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
7. Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.
8. And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
9. And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
10. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
13. But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
14. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
15. And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
16. Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
17. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
18. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
19. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
20. For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
21. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
22. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
30. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
32. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
33. So Paul departed from among them.
34. Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.