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Job 30 / KJV Bible

1. But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
2. Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
3. For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
4. Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
5. They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
6. To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
7. Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
8. They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
9. And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
10. They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
11. Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
12. Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
13. They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
14. They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
15. Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
16. And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
17. My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
18. By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
19. He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
20. I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
21. Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
22. Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
23. For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
24. Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
25. Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
26. When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
27. My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
28. I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
29. I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
30. My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
31. My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
Job 31 / KJV Bible

1. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
2. For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
3. Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?
4. Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?
5. If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
6. Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
7. If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;
8. Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.
9. If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;
10. Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
11. For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.
12. For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
13. If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
14. What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?
15. Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
16. If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;
17. Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;
18. (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)
19. If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;
20. If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
21. If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
22. Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
23. For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
24. If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;
25. If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
26. If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
27. And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
28. This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
29. If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
30. Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
31. If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
32. The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.
33. If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
34. Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
35. Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
36. Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
37. I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
38. If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;
39. If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
40. Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.
Job 32 / KJV Bible

1. So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2. Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
3. Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
4. Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
5. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
6. And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
7. I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
8. But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
9. Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
10. Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
11. Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
12. Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
13. Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
14. Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15. They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
16. When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
17. I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
18. For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
19. Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
20. I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
21. Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
22. For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
Acts 24 / KJV Bible

1. And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.
2. And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
3. We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
4. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5. For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:
6. Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
7. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
8. Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
9. And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10. Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:
11. Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
12. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
13. Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
15. And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
16. And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
17. Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
18. Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
19. Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
20. Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
21. Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
22. And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
23. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
24. And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
25. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
26. He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
27. But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.
Acts 25 / KJV Bible

1. Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.
2. Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,
3. And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
4. But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.
5. Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.
6. And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.
7. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.
8. While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
9. But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?
10. Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.
11. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
12. Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.
13. And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.
14. And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:
15. About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.
16. To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
17. Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.
18. Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:
19. But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
20. And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.
21. But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.
22. Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
23. And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.
24. And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
25. But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.
26. Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
27. For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.