1 I will not rouse him, as the cruel would do, for who is able to withstand my countenance?
2 Who has given to me beforehand, so that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine.
3 I will not spare him, nor his powerful words and counterfeit attempts at supplication.
4 Who can reveal the beauty of his garment? And who can enter the middle of his mouth?
5 Who can open the doors of his face? I gave fear to the circle of his teeth.
6 His body is like shields fused together, like dense scales pressed over one another.
7 One is joined to another, and not even air can pass between them.
8 They adhere to one another, and they hold themselves in place and will not be separated.
9 His sneezing has the brilliance of fire, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
10 Lamps proceed from his mouth, like torches of fire burning brightly.
11 Smoke passes out of his nostrils, like a pot that is heated and boiling.
12 His breath causes coal to burn, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
13 Strength dwells in his neck, and destitution goes before his presence.
14 The parts of his body work in harmony together. He will send lightning bolts against him, and they will not be carried to another place.
15 His heart will be as hard as a stone and as dense as a blacksmith’s anvil.
16 When he will be raised up, the angels will be afraid, and, because they are terrified, they will purify themselves.
17 When a sword catches up with him, it will not be able to settle in, nor a spear, nor a breastplate.
18 For he will consider iron as if it were chaff, and brass as if it were rotten wood.
19 The archer will not cause him to flee; the stones of the sling have been turned into stubble for him.
20 He will treat the hammer as if it were stubble, and he will ridicule those who brandish the spear.
21 The beams of the sun will be under him, and he will dispense gold to them as if it were clay.
22 He will make the depths of the sea boil like a pot, and he will set it to bubble just as ointments do.
23 A path will shine after him; he will esteem the abyss as if it were weakening with age.
24 There is no power on the earth that is being compared to him, who has been made so that he fears no one.
25 He sees every prominent thing; he is king over all the sons of arrogance.
1 Then Job, responding to the Lord, said:
2 I know that you are able to do all things, and that no thoughts are hidden from you.
3 So, who is it that would disguise a lack of knowledge as counsel? Therefore, I have been speaking foolishly, about things whose measure exceeds my knowledge.
4 Listen, and I will speak. I will question you, and you may answer me.
5 By paying attention with the ear, I have heard you, but now my eye sees you.
6 Therefore, I find myself reprehensible, and I will do penance in embers and ashes.
7 But after the Lord had finished speaking these words to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Themanite: My wrath has been kindled against you, and against your two friends, because you have not been speaking correctly in my eyes, as my servant Job has done.
8 Therefore, have seven bulls and seven rams brought to you, and go to my servant Job, and offer these as a holocaust for yourselves. But also, my servant Job will pray for you; I will accept his face, so that foolishness will not be imputed to you. For you have not been speaking correctly about me, as my servant Job has done.
9 So Eliphaz the Themanite, and Baldad the Suhite, and Zophar the Naamathite departed, and they did just as the Lord had spoken to them, and the Lord accepted the face of Job.
10 Likewise, the Lord was moved by the repentance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Yet all his brethren came to him, and all his sisters, and everyone who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house. They also shook their heads over him and comforted him, because of all the bad things that God had inflicted on him. And each one of them gave him one female sheep, and one earring of gold.
12 And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job even more than his beginning. And he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand pairs of oxen, and a thousand she-donkeys.
13 And he had seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of one, Daylight, and the name of the second, Cinnamon, and the name of the third, Horn of Cosmetics.
15 And, in the whole world, there were not found women so beautiful as the daughters of Job. And so their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16 But Job lived long after these events, for a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children’s children, all the way to the fourth generation, and he died an old man and full of days.
1 Then Gorgias took five thousand men and a thousand chosen horsemen, and they moved out of the camp by night,
2 so that they might set upon the camp of the Jews and strike them suddenly. And the sons who were from the stronghold were their guides.
3 And Judas heard of it, and he rose up, with his powerful men, to strike the force from the king’s army that was in Emmaus.
4 For the army was still dispersed from the camp.
5 And Gorgias came by night, into the camp of Judas, and found no one, and he sought them in the mountains. For he said, “These men flee from us.”
6 And when it had become day, Judas appeared in the plain with only three thousand men, who had neither armor nor swords.
7 And they saw the strength of the camp of the Gentiles, and the men in armor, and the horsemen surrounding them, and that these were trained to fight.
8 And Judas said to the men who were with him: “Do not be afraid of their multitude, and do not dread their attack.
9 Remember in what way salvation came to our fathers in the Red Sea, when Pharaoh pursued them with a great army.
10 And now, let us cry out to heaven, and the Lord will have mercy on us, and he will remember the covenant of our fathers, and he will crush this army before our face this day.
11 And all nations shall know that there is One who redeems and frees Israel.”
12 And the foreigners lifted up their eyes, and they saw them coming against them.
13 And they went out of the camp into battle, and those who were with Judas sounded the trumpet.
14 And they came together. And the Gentiles were crushed, and they fled into the plains.
15 But the last of them all fell by the sword, and they pursued them even to Gazara, and even to the plains of Idumea, and Azotus, and Jamnia. And there fell from them as many as three thousand men.
16 And Judas returned, with his army following him.
74 They that fear thee shall see me, and shall be glad: because I have greatly hoped in thy words.
75 I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are equity: and in thy truth thou hast humbled me.
76 O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.
78 Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me: but I will be employed in thy commandments.
79 Let them that fear thee turn to me and they that know thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded.
1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the authority of God our Savior and Christ Jesus our hope,
2 to Timothy, beloved son in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 Now I asked you to remain at Ephesus, while I went into Macedonia, so that you would speak strongly against certain ones who have been teaching a different way,
4 against those who have been paying attention to fables and endless genealogies. These things present questions as if they were greater than the edification that is of God, which is in faith.
5 Now the goal of instruction is charity from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith.
6 Certain persons, wandering away from these things, have been turned aside to empty babbling,
7 desiring to be teachers of the law, but understanding neither the things that they themselves are saying, nor what they are affirming about these things.
8 But we know that the law is good, if one makes use of it properly.
9 Knowing this, that the law was not set in place for the just, but for the unjust and the insubordinate, for the impious and sinners, for the wicked and the defiled, for those who commit patricide, matricide, or homicide,
10 for fornicators, for males who sleep with males, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
11 which is in accord with the Gospel of the glory of the blessed God, the Gospel which has been entrusted to me.
12 I give thanks to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he has considered me faithful, placing me in the ministry,
13 though previously I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and contemptuous. But then I obtained the mercy of God. For I had been acting ignorantly, in unbelief.
14 And so the grace of our Lord has abounded greatly, with the faith and love that is in Christ Jesus.
15 It is a faithful saying, and worthy of acceptance by everyone, that Christ Jesus came into this world to bring salvation to sinners, among whom I am first.
16 But it was for this reason that I obtained mercy, so that in me as first, Christ Jesus would display all patience, for the instruction of those who would believe in him unto eternal life.
17 So then, to the King of ages, to the immortal, invisible, solitary God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
18 This precept I commend to you, my son Timothy, in accord with the prophets who preceded you: that you serve among them like a soldier in a good war,
19 holding to faith and good conscience, against those who, by rejecting these things, have made a shipwreck of the faith.
20 Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they may learn not to blaspheme.
1 And so I beg you, first of all, to make supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings for all men,
2 for kings, and for all who are in high places, so that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all piety and chastity.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
4 who wants all men to be saved and to arrive at an acknowledgment of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator of God and of men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a redemption for all, as a testimony in its proper time.
7 Of this testimony, I have been appointed a preacher and an Apostle, (I speak the truth, I do not lie) as a teacher of the Gentiles, in faith and in truth.
8 Therefore, I want men to pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger or dissension.
9 Similarly also, women should be dressed fittingly, adorning themselves with compunction and restraint, and not with plaited hair, nor gold, nor pearls, nor costly attire,
10 but in a manner proper for women who are professing piety by means of good works.
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 For I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to be in authority over a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not seduced, but the woman, having been seduced, was in transgression.
15 Yet she will be saved by bearing children, if she has continued in faith and love, and in sanctification accompanied by self-restraint.