Day 089

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 089

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Job 35:1-36:21

35:1 And Elihu answered and said:

“Do you think this to be just?
Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’
that you ask, ‘What advantage have I?
How am I better off than if I had sinned?’
I will answer you
and your friends with you.
Look at the heavens, and see;
and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.
If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him?
And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?
If you are righteous, what do you give to him?
Or what does he receive from your hand?
Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself,
and your righteousness a son of man.

“Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out;
they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
10 But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
who gives songs in the night,
11 who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’
12 There they cry out, but he does not answer,
because of the pride of evil men.
13 Surely God does not hear an empty cry,
nor does the Almighty regard it.
14 How much less when you say that you do not see him,
that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!
15 And now, because his anger does not punish,
and he does not take much note of transgression,
16 Job opens his mouth in empty talk;
he multiplies words without knowledge.”

36:1 And Elihu continued, and said:

“Bear with me a little, and I will show you,
for I have yet something to say on God's behalf.
I will get my knowledge from afar
and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
For truly my words are not false;
one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

“Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any;
he is mighty in strength of understanding.
He does not keep the wicked alive,
but gives the afflicted their right.
He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous,
but with kings on the throne
he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
And if they are bound in chains
and caught in the cords of affliction,
then he declares to them their work
and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly.
10 He opens their ears to instruction
and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they listen and serve him,
they complete their days in prosperity,
and their years in pleasantness.
12 But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword
and die without knowledge.

13 “The godless in heart cherish anger;
they do not cry for help when he binds them.
14 They die in youth,
and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.
15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction
and opens their ear by adversity.
16 He also allured you out of distress
into a broad place where there was no cramping,
and what was set on your table was full of fatness.

17 “But you are full of the judgment on the wicked;
judgment and justice seize you.
18 Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing,
and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
19 Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress,
or all the force of your strength?
20 Do not long for the night,
when peoples vanish in their place.
21 Take care; do not turn to iniquity,
for this you have chosen rather than affliction.

Mark 3:1-6

3:1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

Luke 6:6-11

On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.


King James Version (KJV)


Job 35:1-36:21

35:1Elihu spake moreover, and said, 35:2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's? 35:3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? 35:4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee. 35:5Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. 35:6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? 35:7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? 35:8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man. 35:9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. 35:10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; 35:11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? 35:12There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. 35:13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it. 35:14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. 35:15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity: 35:16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

36:1Elihu also proceeded, and said,36:2Suffer me a little, and I will show thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.36:4For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.36:5Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.36:6He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.36:7He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.36:8And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;36:9Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.36:10He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.36:11If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.36:12But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.36:13But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.36:14They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.36:15He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.36:16Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.36:17But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.36:18Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.36:19Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.36:20Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.36:21Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Mark 3:1-6

1And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.2And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.3And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.4And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.5And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.6And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

Luke 6:6-11

6And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.7And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.8But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.9Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?10And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.11And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.


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Study Journal Questions
  1. According to Elihu, at what point does God not hear a man’s cry?
  2. How have you missed what God was doing in your life because you were expecting something else?
  3. Why didn’t the Pharisees believe Jesus?
  4. How did Jesus silence the Pharisees?
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