Day 067

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 067

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 10-11

10:1 “I loathe my life;
I will give free utterance to my complaint;
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
I will say to God, Do not condemn me;
let me know why you contend against me.
Does it seem good to you to oppress,
to despise the work of your hands
and favor the designs of the wicked?
Have you eyes of flesh?
Do you see as man sees?
Are your days as the days of man,
or your years as a man's years,
that you seek out my iniquity
and search for my sin,
although you know that I am not guilty,
and there is none to deliver out of your hand?
Your hands fashioned and made me,
and now you have destroyed me altogether.
Remember that you have made me like clay;
and will you return me to the dust?
10 Did you not pour me out like milk
and curdle me like cheese?
11 You clothed me with skin and flesh,
and knit me together with bones and sinews.
12 You have granted me life and steadfast love,
and your care has preserved my spirit.
13 Yet these things you hid in your heart;
I know that this was your purpose.
14 If I sin, you watch me
and do not acquit me of my iniquity.
15 If I am guilty, woe to me!
If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head,
for I am filled with disgrace
and look on my affliction.
16 And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion
and again work wonders against me.
17 You renew your witnesses against me
and increase your vexation toward me;
you bring fresh troops against me.

18 “Why did you bring me out from the womb?
Would that I had died before any eye had seen me
19 and were as though I had not been,
carried from the womb to the grave.
20 Are not my days few?
Then cease, and leave me alone, that I may find a little cheer
21 before I go—and I shall not return—
to the land of darkness and deep shadow,
22 the land of gloom like thick darkness,
like deep shadow without any order,
where light is as thick darkness.”

11:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:

“Should a multitude of words go unanswered,
and a man full of talk be judged right?
Should your babble silence men,
and when you mock, shall no one shame you?
For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure,
and I am clean in God's eyes.’
But oh, that God would speak
and open his lips to you,
and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom!
For he is manifold in understanding.
Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.

“Can you find out the deep things of God?
Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?
It is higher than heaven—what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?
Its measure is longer than the earth
and broader than the sea.
10 If he passes through and imprisons
and summons the court, who can turn him back?
11 For he knows worthless men;
when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?
12 But a stupid man will get understanding
when a wild donkey's colt is born a man!

13 “If you prepare your heart,
you will stretch out your hands toward him.
14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
15 Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish;
you will be secure and will not fear.
16 You will forget your misery;
you will remember it as waters that have passed away.
17 And your life will be brighter than the noonday;
its darkness will be like the morning.
18 And you will feel secure, because there is hope;
you will look around and take your rest in security.
19 You will lie down, and none will make you afraid;
many will court your favor.
20 But the eyes of the wicked will fail;
all way of escape will be lost to them,
and their hope is to breathe their last.”

Matthew 4:18-22

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Mark 1:16-20

16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.


King James Version (KJV)


Job 10:1-11:20

10:1My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 10:2I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; show me wherefore thou contendest with me. 10:3Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked? 10:4Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth? 10:5Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man's days, 10:6That thou inquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin? 10:7Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand. 10:8Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. 10:9Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? 10:10Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? 10:11Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. 10:12Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. 10:13And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee. 10:14If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity. 10:15If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction; 10:16For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou showest thyself marvellous upon me. 10:17Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are against me. 10:18Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me! 10:19I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. 10:20Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, 10:21Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; 10:22A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

11:1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,11:2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?11:3Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?11:4For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.11:5But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;11:6And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.11:7Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?11:8It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?11:9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.11:10If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?11:11For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?11:12For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.11:13If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;11:14If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.11:15For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:11:16Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:11:17And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.11:18And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.11:19Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.11:20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Matthew 4:18-22

18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Mark 1:16-20

16Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.17And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.18And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.19And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.20And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.


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Study Journal Questions
  1. What was Zophar’s advice to Job?
  2. How did the men respond when Jesus called them?
  3. How do you respond when God calls you?
  4. What does it mean to be a “fisher of men”? Are you a “fisher of men”?
Together Challenge

Encourage Christians around you to be “fishers of men”.

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