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Job 33 / KJV Bible

1. Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
2. Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
3. My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
4. The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
5. If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
6. Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
7. Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.
8. Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
9. I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
10. Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,
11. He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
12. Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
13. Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
14. For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16. Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17. That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
18. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
19. He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
20. So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
21. His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
22. Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
23. If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
24. Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
25. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
26. He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
27. He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
28. He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
29. Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
30. To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
31. Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.
32. If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
33. If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.
Job 34 / KJV Bible

1. Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
2. Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
3. For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
4. Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
5. For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
6. Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
7. What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
8. Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
9. For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
10. Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
11. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
12. Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
13. Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
14. If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
15. All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
16. If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
17. Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
18. Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
19. How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
20. In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
21. For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
22. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23. For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
24. He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
25. Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
26. He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
27. Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
28. So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
29. When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
30. That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
31. Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
32. That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
33. Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
34. Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
35. Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
36. My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
37. For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.
Job 35 / KJV Bible

1. Elihu spake moreover, and said,
2. Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?
3. For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
4. I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.
5. Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
6. If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
7. If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
8. Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
9. By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10. But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
11. Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12. There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13. Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14. Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.
15. But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:
16. Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
Job 36 / KJV Bible

1. Elihu also proceeded, and said,
2. Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
3. I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4. For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.
5. Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
6. He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.
7. He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
8. And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;
9. Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
10. He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
11. If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12. But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
13. But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
14. They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
15. He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.
16. Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
17. But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
18. Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
19. Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
20. Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
21. Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
22. Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?
23. Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
24. Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
25. Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
26. Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
27. For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
28. Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
29. Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
30. Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
31. For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
32. With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
33. The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
Acts 26 / KJV Bible

1. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
2. I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
3. Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
4. My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
5. Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
6. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
7. Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
8. Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
10. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
11. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
12. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
13. At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
14. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17. Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
19. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
20. But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
21. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
23. That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
24. And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
25. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
26. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
27. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
28. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
29. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
30. And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:
31. And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
32. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
Acts 27 / KJV Bible

1. And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.
2. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
3. And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
4. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
5. And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.
6. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.
7. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;
8. And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.
9. Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
10. And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.
11. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
12. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.
13. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.
14. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.
15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
16. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:
17. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
18. And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;
19. And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.
20. And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
21. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.
23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
26. Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
27. But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;
28. And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
29. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
30. And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
31. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
33. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
34. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
35. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
36. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
37. And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.
38. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
39. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
40. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
41. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
42. And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
43. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
44. And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.