Day 088

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 088

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 34

34:1 Then Elihu answered and said:

“Hear my words, you wise men,
and give ear to me, you who know;
for the ear tests words
as the palate tastes food.
Let us choose what is right;
let us know among ourselves what is good.
For Job has said, ‘I am in the right,
and God has taken away my right;
in spite of my right I am counted a liar;
my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’
What man is like Job,
who drinks up scoffing like water,
who travels in company with evildoers
and walks with wicked men?
For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing
that he should take delight in God.’

10 “Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding:
far be it from God that he should do wickedness,
and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.
11 For according to the work of a man he will repay him,
and according to his ways he will make it befall him.
12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly,
and the Almighty will not pervert justice.
13 Who gave him charge over the earth,
and who laid on him the whole world?
14 If he should set his heart to it
and gather to himself his spirit and his breath,
15 all flesh would perish together,
and man would return to dust.

16 “If you have understanding, hear this;
listen to what I say.
17 Shall one who hates justice govern?
Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,
18 who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,’
and to nobles, ‘Wicked man,’
19 who shows no partiality to princes,
nor regards the rich more than the poor,
for they are all the work of his hands?
20 In a moment they die;
at midnight the people are shaken and pass away,
and the mighty are taken away by no human hand.

21 “For his eyes are on the ways of a man,
and he sees all his steps.
22 There is no gloom or deep darkness
where evildoers may hide themselves.
23 For God has no need to consider a man further,
that he should go before God in judgment.
24 He shatters the mighty without investigation
and sets others in their place.
25 Thus, knowing their works,
he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.
26 He strikes them for their wickedness
in a place for all to see,
27 because they turned aside from following him
and had no regard for any of his ways,
28 so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him,
and he heard the cry of the afflicted—
29 When he is quiet, who can condemn?
When he hides his face, who can behold him,
whether it be a nation or a man?—
30 that a godless man should not reign,
that he should not ensnare the people.

31 “For has anyone said to God,
‘I have borne punishment; I will not offend any more;
32 teach me what I do not see;
if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more’?
33 Will he then make repayment to suit you,
because you reject it?
For you must choose, and not I;
therefore declare what you know.
34 Men of understanding will say to me,
and the wise man who hears me will say:
35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge;
his words are without insight.’
36 Would that Job were tried to the end,
because he answers like wicked men.
37 For he adds rebellion to his sin;
he claps his hands among us
and multiplies his words against God.”

Luke 6:1-5

6:1 On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

Mark 2:23-28

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”


King James Version (KJV)


Job 34:1-37

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

Luke 6:1-5

1And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.2And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?3And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungered, and they which were with him;4How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?5And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Mark 2:23-28

23And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.24And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?25And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?26How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?27And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:28Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.


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Study Journal Questions
  1. What does Elihu accuse Job of today?
  2. How does Elihu defend God?
  3. Why was the Sabbath given?
  4. How does Jesus being Lord of the Sabbath affect us today?
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Stand up for what is true among those who have believed a lie.

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