Day 083

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 083

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 30

30:1 “But now they laugh at me,
men who are younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
to set with the dogs of my flock.
What could I gain from the strength of their hands,
men whose vigor is gone?
Through want and hard hunger
they gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation;
they pick saltwort and the leaves of bushes,
and the roots of the broom tree for their food.
They are driven out from human company;
they shout after them as after a thief.
In the gullies of the torrents they must dwell,
in holes of the earth and of the rocks.
Among the bushes they bray;
under the nettles they huddle together.
A senseless, a nameless brood,
they have been whipped out of the land.

“And now I have become their song;
I am a byword to them.
10 They abhor me; they keep aloof from me;
they do not hesitate to spit at the sight of me.
11 Because God has loosed my cord and humbled me,
they have cast off restraint in my presence.
12 On my right hand the rabble rise;
they push away my feet;
they cast up against me their ways of destruction.
13 They break up my path;
they promote my calamity;
they need no one to help them.
14 As through a wide breach they come;
amid the crash they roll on.
15 Terrors are turned upon me;
my honor is pursued as by the wind,
and my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.

16 “And now my soul is poured out within me;
days of affliction have taken hold of me.
17 The night racks my bones,
and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest.
18 With great force my garment is disfigured;
it binds me about like the collar of my tunic.
19 God has cast me into the mire,
and I have become like dust and ashes.
20 I cry to you for help and you do not answer me;
I stand, and you only look at me.
21 You have turned cruel to me;
with the might of your hand you persecute me.
22 You lift me up on the wind; you make me ride on it,
and you toss me about in the roar of the storm.
23 For I know that you will bring me to death
and to the house appointed for all living.

24 “Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand,
and in his disaster cry for help?
25 Did not I weep for him whose day was hard?
Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
26 But when I hoped for good, evil came,
and when I waited for light, darkness came.
27 My inward parts are in turmoil and never still;
days of affliction come to meet me.
28 I go about darkened, but not by the sun;
I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.
29 I am a brother of jackals
and a companion of ostriches.
30 My skin turns black and falls from me,
and my bones burn with heat.
31 My lyre is turned to mourning,
and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

John 5:1-15

5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.


King James Version (KJV)


Job 30:1-31

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

John 5:1-15

1After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.2Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.3In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.4For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.5And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.6When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?7The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.8Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.10The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.11He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.12Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?13And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.15The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.


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Study Journal Questions
  1. How did people treat Job after he lost everything?
  2. What are the three instructions Jesus gave the invalid?
  3. How would you describe the faith of the invalid?
  4. When Jesus asks you if you want to be healed how do you respond?
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