Bildad Speaks of the Ungodly
1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:†
2 “How long will you keep talking? Pay close attention so we may also speak.
3 Why have we been silent before you Like four-footed animals?
4 Wrath possesses you. Suppose you die; Would the earth under heaven be uninhabited, Or the mountains be overturned from their foundations?
5 “The light of the ungodly will go out, And their flame will not go up.
6 His light shall be dark in his dwelling, And his lamp beside him shall be put out.
7 May the least of men pounce on his goods, And let his counsel stumble him.
8 For his foot has been caught in a snare, And he is entangled in a net.
9 May snares come upon him. He shall strengthen those who thirst for his destruction.
10 A snare is hidden in the ground for him, And a capture awaits him on the beaten paths.
11 May sorrows destroy him on every side; And may many enemies come about him And plague him with severe hunger,
12 For a destruction out of the ordinary is prepared for him.
13 May the toes of his feet be devoured, For death will consume his beauty.
14 May health be banished from his dwelling, And may distress seize him because of a royal decree.
15 It shall dwell in his tent at night, And his goodly appearance shall be sown with brimstone.
16 His roots shall be dried out from below, And his crop shall be trampled from above.
17 His memory shall perish from the earth, And his name shall be remembered no more.
18 May he be driven from light into darkness.
19 He shall not be known among his people, Nor his house preserved on the earth; But others shall live among his possessions.
20 The last groaned for him, and wonder seized the first.
21 These are the dwellings of wrongdoers, And this is the place of those who do not know the Lord.”
16 They also angered Moses in the camp, And Aaron the holy one of the Lord;
17 The earth was opened and swallowed Dathan, And buried the assembly of Abiram;
18 A fire kindled in their assembly; The flame burned up the sinners.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, And bowed down and worshiped the graven image;
20 Thus they changed their glory Into the likeness of a calf that eats grass.
21 They forgot the God who saved them, Who did great things in Egypt,
22 And marvelous things in the land of Ham, Fearful things at the Red Sea.
23 And He said He would destroy them Had not Moses His chosen one Stood among them in the destruction before Him, To turn away His wrath so as not to destroy them.
24 Then they despised the desired land; They did not believe His word,
25 But murmured in their tents; They did not listen to the Lord’s voice.
26 So He raised His hand against them, To overthrow them in the desert;
27 And to overthrow their seed among the nations, And to scatter them among the countries.
28 They were consecrated to Baal-Peor, And ate sacrifices of the dead;
29 So they provoked Him with their ways of living, And destruction multiplied among them.
30 Then Phinehas stood among them and made atonement, And the destruction ceased;
31 And it was reckoned as righteousness to him From generation to generation forever.
Proverbs of Solomon 23
6 Do not dine with an envious man, Neither desire his foods;
7 For as someone who may swallow a hair, So he eats and drinks.
8 Neither invite him in, nor eat your morsel with him; For he will vomit it forth and maltreat your good words.
9 Speak nothing into the ears of a man without discernment, Lest he treat your wise words with contempt.
10 Do not remove the eternal landmarks, And do not enter the possession of orphans.
11 For the Lord who redeems them is mighty, And He will judge their cause with you.
12 Give your heart to instruction, And prepare your ears for words of perception.†
Jesus Appears to the Apostles
36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”†
37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit.
38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?†
39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?”
42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.
43 And He took it and ate in their presence.
Jesus Enlightens the Apostles
44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,†
47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.†
48 And you are witnesses of these things.
49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”†
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.†
52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.