Day 152 – June 1, 2021

Job 42; Psalm 118:113–128; Proverbs 26:18–23; John 12:1–28

Job 42

Job’s Confession and Repentance

1 Then Job answered the Lord and said:

2 “I know You can do all things, And nothing is impossible for You. 

3 For who is he who hides counsel from You? Who keeps back his words And thinks to hide them from You? Who will tell me what I knew not, Things too great and wonderful, which I did not know? 

4 But hear me, O Lord, that I also may speak. I will ask You, and please teach Me.† 

5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.† 

6 Therefore I depreciate myself, and I waste away. I regard myself as dust and ashes.”† 

The Lord Rebukes and Redeems Job’s Friends

7 So it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “You have sinned, you and your two friends, for you have not spoken before Me what is true, as My servant Job has.†

8 Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you. For I will only accept him, but for his sake, I would have destroyed you; because you have not spoken what is true regarding my servant Job.”

9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; and He redeemed their sin for Job’s sake.†

Job’s Wealth Is Restored

10 Then the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends, and He forgave their sin. But the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

11 Then all his brothers and all his sisters heard about everything that happened to him, and they came to him. So did all who knew him from the first. They ate food and drank with him and comforted him; and they wondered at all the Lord brought upon him. Each one gave him a lamb and four drachms’ weight of uncoined gold.†

12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand donkeys.

13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.†

14 And he named the first, Day, the second, Cassia, and the third, Amalthia’s Horn.

15 In all the land, there were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this affliction, Job lived one hundred and seventy years, and all the years he lived were two hundred forty-eight; and Job saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.

17 So Job died, old and full of days.

18 It is written that he will rise with those whom the Lord resurrects.†

19 This man is described in the Syriac book as living in the land of Ausitis, on the borders of Edom and Arabia. Previously his name was Jobab.

20 He took an Arabian wife and begot a son named Ennon. But he himself was the son of his father Zare, one of the sons of Esau, and of his mother, Bosorra. Thus, he was the fifth son from Abraham.

21 Now these were the kings who reigned in Edom, over which country he also ruled. First, there was Balak the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dennaba. But after Balak, there was Jobab, who is called Job. After him, there was Asom, who was ruler out of the country of Teman. After him, there was Adad the son of Barad, who destroyed Midian in the plain of Moab; and the name of his city was Gethaim.

22 Now his friends who came to him were: Eliphaz, of the children of Esau, king of the Temanites; Bildad, ruler of the Shuhites; and Zophar, king of the Minians.

Psalms 118

113 Transgressors I hate, But I love Your law. 

114 You are my helper and my protector; I hope in Your word. 

115 Turn away from me, you evildoers, And I shall search out the commandments of my God. 

116 Uphold me according to Your teaching, and give me life; And may You not disappoint my expectation. 

117 Help me, and I shall be saved; And I shall meditate always in Your ordinances. 

118 You set at naught all who departed from Your ordinances, For their thought is unrighteous. 

119 I counted as transgressors all the sinners of the earth; For this reason I always love Your testimonies. 

120 Nail my flesh with the fear of You, For I fear You because of Your judgments. 

121 I work judgment and righteousness; Do not deliver me to those who wrong me. 

122 Take Your servant to that which is good; Do not let the arrogant falsely accuse me. 

123 My eyes strained to look at Your salvation And at the teaching of Your righteousness. 

124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy And teach me Your ordinances.

125 I am Your servant; cause me to understand, And I shall know Your testimonies. 

126 It is time for the Lord to act; They broke Your law. 

127 For this reason I love Your commandments More than gold and topaz. 

128 Therefore I directed myself to all Your commandments; I hated every unrighteous way.

Proverbs of Solomon 26

The Scheming Man

18 As he who lays hold of a dog’s tail, So is he who is the mouthpiece of another’s cause.† 

19 As those who need correction speak to others, He who first replies to the word shall be tripped up, 

20 So are all who set a trap for their own friends; But when they are discovered, they say, “I did it in jest.” 

21 A fire rages among many trees, But where there is no disagreement, contention is at rest. 

22 As a fireplace is for coals and wood for a fire, So a contentious man kindles violence. 

23 The words of a talebearer are mild And they strike into the innermost affections.

John 12

Jesus Anointed for His Burial

1 Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.†

2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.

3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.†

4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said,

5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”

6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial.

8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”

9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also,

11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.

The Triumph of Palm Sunday

12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,†

13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!” 

14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:

15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” 

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.

Dying to This World

17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness.

18 For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.

19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!”

20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast.†

21 Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.

24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.†

25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.†

28 Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”

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