Day 074

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 074

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 19

19:1 Then Job answered and said:

“How long will you torment me
and break me in pieces with words?
These ten times you have cast reproach upon me;
are you not ashamed to wrong me?
And even if it be true that I have erred,
my error remains with myself.
If indeed you magnify yourselves against me
and make my disgrace an argument against me,
know then that God has put me in the wrong
and closed his net about me.
Behold, I cry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not answered;
I call for help, but there is no justice.
He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass,
and he has set darkness upon my paths.
He has stripped from me my glory
and taken the crown from my head.
10 He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone,
and my hope has he pulled up like a tree.
11 He has kindled his wrath against me
and counts me as his adversary.
12 His troops come on together;
they have cast up their siege ramp against me
and encamp around my tent.

13 “He has put my brothers far from me,
and those who knew me are wholly estranged from me.
14 My relatives have failed me,
my close friends have forgotten me.
15 The guests in my house and my maidservants count me as a stranger;
I have become a foreigner in their eyes.
16 I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer;
I must plead with him with my mouth for mercy.
17 My breath is strange to my wife,
and I am a stench to the children of my own mother.
18 Even young children despise me;
when I rise they talk against me.
19 All my intimate friends abhor me,
and those whom I loved have turned against me.
20 My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh,
and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
21 Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends,
for the hand of God has touched me!
22 Why do you, like God, pursue me?
Why are you not satisfied with my flesh?

23 “Oh that my words were written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead
they were engraved in the rock forever!
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
My heart faints within me!
28 If you say, ‘How we will pursue him!’
and, ‘The root of the matter is found in him,’
29 be afraid of the sword,
for wrath brings the punishment of the sword,
that you may know there is a judgment.”

Luke 5:1-11

5:1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.


King James Version (KJV)


Job 19:1-29

1Then Job answered and said,2How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?3These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.4And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.5If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:6Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.7Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.8He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.9He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.10He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.11He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.12His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.13He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.14My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.15They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.16I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.17My breath is strange to my wife, though I entreated for the children's sake of mine own body.18Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.19All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.20My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.21Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.22Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?23Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!24That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!25For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:26And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.28But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?29Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Luke 5:1-11

1And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.4Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.5And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.6And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.7And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.8When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.9For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:10And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.11And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


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  1. Despite Job’s difficulties, how did he hope in the resurrection?
  2. In what ways did Simon display both faith and doubt?
  3. How did Jesus prove to the fishermen that they could leave their boats and follow him?
  4. What have you left to follow Jesus?
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