Day 142 – May 22, 2021

Job 32; Psalms 115, 116; Proverbs 25:1–5; John 7:1–36

Job 32

Elihu Is Angered at Job and His Friends

1 Job’s three friends also ceased answering him, for he was righteous before them.†

2 Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, of the country of Ausitis, became furious; and he was very angry with Job, because he declared himself to be righteous before the Lord.

3 He was also very angry with Job’s three friends, because they found no answer to Job, and yet affirmed he was an ungodly man.

4 Now because they were years older than he, Elihu waited to speak to Job.

5 So when Elihu saw there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was aroused.

6 So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said: “I am young in years, and you are the elder; Therefore I was silent And dared not declare my knowledge to you. 

7 I said, ‘It is not time that speaks, Though in many years, men know wisdom.’ 

8 But there is a spirit in mortals, And the breath of the Almighty is that which teaches them. 

9 The long-lived are not always wise, Nor do the old men always know judgment. 

10 “Therefore I say, ‘Listen to me, I also will declare what I know.’ 

11 Pay close attention to my words, For I will speak in your hearing, while you examine my words, 

12 And until I shall understand you. So behold, not one of you answered Job in argument; 

13 Lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom added to the Lord.’ 

14 But you permitted a man to speak such words. 

15 “They were dismayed and answered no more; They made their words obsolete. 

16 I waited, for they did not speak. Because they stood still, they did not answer.” 

17 Then Elihu continued and said:

18 ‘Again I will speak, for I am full of words; The spirit within my stomach is killing me. 

19 Indeed, my stomach is like a wineskin of sweet new wine, Bound up and ready to burst, Or like the blowpipe of a coppersmith, ready to bellow. 

20 I will speak, that I may find relief in opening my lips. 

21 I will not feel shame before any man, Neither indeed will I feel shame before any mortal. 

22 For I do not know how to flatter persons, Or else the moths would eat me.

Psalms 115

1 Alleluia. †I believed; therefore, I spoke; I was greatly humbled. 

2 I said in my ecstasy, “Every man is a liar.” 

3 What shall I give back to the Lord For all He rendered to me? 

4 I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the Lord. 

5 Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His holy ones. 

6 O Lord, I am Your servant; I am Your servant and the son of Your handmaid. You broke apart my bonds; 

7 I will offer a sacrifice of praise; 

8 I shall pay my vows to the Lord In the presence of all His people, 

9 In the courts of the Lord’s house, In your midst, O Jerusalem.

Psalms 116

1 Alleluia. †Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; Praise Him, all you peoples, 

2 For His mercy rules over us; And the truth of the Lord endures forever.

Proverbs of Solomon 25

1 These are the miscellaneous instructions of Solomon which the friends of Hezekiah, the King of Judah, wrote out.

2 The Glory of God hides a word, And the glory of the king honors deeds. 

3 Heaven is high, and earth is deep, But the heart of the king is incapable of disproof. 

4 Beat drossy silver, And it will be made entirely clean.† 

5 Slay the ungodly from before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness.

John 7

Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.†

2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.†

3 His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing.†

4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”

5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

6 Then Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.

7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.”

9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.†

11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?”

12 And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.”

13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.

Jesus Teaches at the Feast

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”

16 Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

17 If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. †

18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

19 Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”

20 The people answered and said, “You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?”

21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel.

22 Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.

23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?†

24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is this not He whom they seek to kill?

26 But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ?

27 However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.Ӡ

28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.

29 But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

30 Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.†

31 And many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.

33 Then Jesus said to them, “I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.†

34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come.”

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?†

36 What is this thing that He said, ‘You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?”

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