1 “At this also my heart was troubled and flows from its place.
2 Listen attentively to the thunder of the Lord’s wrath And the discourse coming from His mouth.
3 His dominion is under the whole heaven And His light to the ends of the earth.
4 Behind Him a voice will cry aloud. He will thunder with His voice of outrage, Yet He will not change them when His voice is heard.
5 The Mighty One will thunder marvelously with His voice, For He does great things we cannot comprehend.†
6 For He commands the snow, ‘Fall upon the earth,’ And likewise there is the winter, The rain and the winter storms of His might.†
7 He seals up the hand of every man That everyone may know his weakness.
8 The wild animals go into their shelters And are at rest in their lairs.
9 From the secret chambers comes the whirlwind, And cold from the mountaintop.†
10 By the breath of the Mighty One, He will send frost, And He freezes the waters as He wishes.
11 And when the cloud obscures what He chooses, His light will disperse the cloud.
12 He will swirl the encircling clouds by His governance To perform all their works, Moving them to do whatever He commands. This has been appointed by Him on the earth,
13 Whether for correction or for His earth, Or if He shall find him an object for mercy.
14 “Pay close attention to this, O Job. Stand still and consider the power of the Lord.
15 We know that God has appointed His works, Having made light out of darkness.
16 He knows the division of the clouds And the violent falls of evil men.
17 But your robe is warm, And there is quiet upon the land.
18 Will you establish with Him the foundations For the ancient heavens? They are strong like a molten mirror.
19 “What is this to you? Teach me what we will say to Him, And let us cease speaking many words.
20 Have I a book or scribe by me That I may stand and put man to silence?
21 But the light is not visible to all. It shines far off in the ancient heavens, As that which is from Him in the clouds.
22 From the north come the clouds, shining like gold; In these great things are the glory and honor of the Almighty.
23 We do not find another like Him in His strength. Do you not think He who judges righteously listens?
24 Therefore men shall fear Him, And the wise in heart shall fear Him.”
33 Give me as law, O Lord, the way of Your ordinances, And I shall always search them.
34 Cause me to understand, and I shall search out Your law; And I shall keep it with my whole heart.
35 Guide me in the path of Your commandments, For I desire it.
36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to greediness.
37 Turn away my eyes that I may not see vanity; Give me life in Your way.
38 Establish Your teaching in Your servant In regard to Your fear.
39 Take away my blame, which I have suspected, For Your judgments are good.
40 Behold, I long for Your commandments; Give me life in Your righteousness.
41 And may Your mercy come upon me, O Lord, Your salvation according to Your teaching.
42 And I shall answer those who insult me with a word, For I hope in Your words.
43 Do not take away the word of truth completely from my mouth, For I hope in Your judgments.
44 So I shall keep Your law always, Forever and unto ages of ages.
45 And I walk in a broad space, For I searched Your commandments.
46 I spoke of Your testimonies Before kings, and I was not ashamed.
47 And I meditate on Your commandments, Which I love exceedingly.
48 And I raise my hands to Your commandments, which I love, And I meditate on Your ordinances.
Proverbs of Solomon 25
27 It is better to dwell in a corner on a housetop Than in a house shared with an abusive woman.
28 As cold water is agreeable to a thirsty soul, So is good news from a far-off land.
29 As if someone would stop a spring and corrupt an outlet of water, So it is unseemly for a righteous man to fall before the ungodly.
30 It is not good to eat too much honey, But it is necessary to honor words held in honor.
31 As an unfortified city whose walls are broken down, So is a man who does something without counsel.
Those Who See, Those Who Do Not
13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.†
17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21 but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.”
22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”†
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”†
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”†
27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
28 Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.
29 We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”
30 The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.†
33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
34 They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.
39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”†
40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.