Day 087

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 087

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 33

33:1 “But now, hear my speech, O Job,
and listen to all my words.
Behold, I open my mouth;
the tongue in my mouth speaks.
My words declare the uprightness of my heart,
and what my lips know they speak sincerely.
The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Answer me, if you can;
set your words in order before me; take your stand.
Behold, I am toward God as you are;
I too was pinched off from a piece of clay.
Behold, no fear of me need terrify you;
my pressure will not be heavy upon you.

“Surely you have spoken in my ears,
and I have heard the sound of your words.
You say, ‘I am pure, without transgression;
I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.
10 Behold, he finds occasions against me,
he counts me as his enemy,
11 he puts my feet in the stocks
and watches all my paths.’

12 “Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you,
for God is greater than man.
13 Why do you contend against him,
saying, ‘He will answer none of man's words’?
14 For God speaks in one way,
and in two, though man does not perceive it.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,
when deep sleep falls on men,
while they slumber on their beds,
16 then he opens the ears of men
and terrifies them with warnings,
17 that he may turn man aside from his deed
and conceal pride from a man;
18 he keeps back his soul from the pit,
his life from perishing by the sword.

19 “Man is also rebuked with pain on his bed
and with continual strife in his bones,
20 so that his life loathes bread,
and his appetite the choicest food.
21 His flesh is so wasted away that it cannot be seen,
and his bones that were not seen stick out.
22 His soul draws near the pit,
and his life to those who bring death.
23 If there be for him an angel,
a mediator, one of the thousand,
to declare to man what is right for him,
24 and he is merciful to him, and says,
‘Deliver him from going down into the pit;
I have found a ransom;
25 let his flesh become fresh with youth;
let him return to the days of his youthful vigor’;
26 then man prays to God, and he accepts him;
he sees his face with a shout of joy,
and he restores to man his righteousness.
27 He sings before men and says:
‘I sinned and perverted what was right,
and it was not repaid to me.
28 He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit,
and my life shall look upon the light.’

29 “Behold, God does all these things,
twice, three times, with a man,
30 to bring back his soul from the pit,
that he may be lighted with the light of life.
31 Pay attention, O Job, listen to me;
be silent, and I will speak.
32 If you have any words, answer me;
speak, for I desire to justify you.
33 If not, listen to me;
be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Matthew 12:1-8

12:1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”


King James Version (KJV)


Job 33:1-33

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

Matthew 12:1-8

1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.


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  1. What does Elihu indicate that God uses to motivate people to repent?
  2. What did Elihu say that Job had done wrong?
  3. Why were the Pharisees upset?
  4. How has your ignorance caused you to condemn the guiltless?
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