Christianity According to Christ

A Harmony and Consolidation of the Gospel of Jesus from Old and New Testaments -


Covenants' Challenge

1 Ki 12-22 (Ed: The separated kingdoms of Israel and Judah, reduced in purpose and power,
(2 Ki 1-25) became increasingly vulnerable to internal subversion and outside attack. Israel was ruled
(2Ch 10-36) by a succession of corrupt and dissolute kings, each worse than the one before. And
even though the Lord sent two great prophets - Elijah and Elisha - to show them the error
of their ways, that nation was conquered by Assyria two hundred years after Solomon's
death. There were a few godly rulers in Judah during these times but it too succumbed ,
to Nebuchadnezzar's Babylonian empire, 150 years later.

Jerusalem was pillaged andSolomon's great temple destroyed. God's proud chosen people were carried off from their promised land into exile and slavery. And, as these terrible events began to unfold - and the peace, freedom and prosperity that the people had known under Solomon to evaporate - they turned away from the Lord in increasing numbers to the false gods that seemed to provide their neighbors with those material blessings.)

Jer 42:2g (Ed: Throughout) this entire (Ed: ordeal, however, a faithful) remnant
Jer 42:2d (Ed: continued to worship) and pray to the
Jer 42:2e Lord, your (Ed: one true) God
Jnh 1:14a (Ed: And) Then they cried out to (Ed: him) the Lord, (Ed: saying:) 'O Lord'
Jnh 1:14g you
Jnh 1:14i have done (Ed: with us) as you pleased
Jer 42:2j (Ed: But) now
Jer 42:2e hear our petition (Ed: before it's too late)
Jer 2:28e For
(Jer 42:2f/h)
(Jnh 1:14f)
Jer 42:2i as you
Jer 42:2k see, though we were once many, now only a few (Ed: of us) are left.
Jnh 1:14h O Lord
Jer 42:2d Please
(Jnh 1:14b)
Jnh 1:14d Do not hold us accountable for (Ed: our brothers' offenses against you)
Jnh 1:14c do not let us die (Ed: along with them) for (Ed: the sins they alone have committed.) taking
this man's life.
Jnh 1:14e killing an (Ed: We are) innocent man (Ed: of these things)
Jer 42:3 (Ed: Hear our) Pray(Ed: er) that the Lord your God will (Ed: and) tell us where we should
go, and what we should do (Ed: that we might be saved!)

Jer 11:2c and tell them (In the past, God spoke) to (Ed: answered) (our forefathers) the people of
(Jer 11:3a) Judah and to those who live in Jerusalem (through)(Ed: a succession of) the prophets at
(He 1:1) many times and in various ways (that this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, say(Ed: ing)s)
Jer 2:4d (Ed: I hear) all you clans of the
Jer 2:4c/e house of Jacob (Israel) (Ed: and)
Jer 2:2b I remember the devotion of your youth: how
Jer 11:4b your forefathers
(Jer 11:7c)
Jer 2:2e loved me
Jer 2:2c as (Ed: they would) a bride
Jer 11:4c when
Jer 11:4d I brought
(Jer 11:7b)
Jer 11:4e them
Jer 11:4f (up from) out of Egypt
(Jer 11:7d)
Jer 2:2f and followed me (out) through the (iron-smelting furnace) (of the) desert
(Jer 11:4g)
Jer 2:2d you
Jer 2:3a Israel was (Ed: were) holy to (Ed: me) the Lord
Jer 11:5a Then
Jer 2:3b the firstfruits of his (Ed: the) harvest (Ed: for which I had yearned)
Jer 11:7a From the time (Ed: of Abraham and Isaac.)
Jer 11:5c (Ed: And I renewed) the oath I swore to (Ed: them to) your forefathers
Jer 11:4h I said (saying), "Obey me
(Jer 11:7h)
Jer 11:4i and do everything (Ed: as) I command you, and you will be my people and I will be your
Jer 11:5f (Ed: And I will lead you) to give them a land flowing with milk and honey (Ed: which shall be
yours forever.)
Jer 2:7a (Ed: And) (so) (Ed: I did) I brought you
(Jer 11:8c)
Jer 2:2g through (into) a (fertile) land not yet sown (Ed: with my Spirit,)
(Jer 2:7b)
Jer 11:5g the (Ed: very) land you possess today
Jer 2:7a to eat (Ed: freely of) its
Jer 2:7c rich
Jer 2:7b fruit and
Jer 2:7d produce

Jer 2:7e but
Jer 2:7f you
Jer 2:7g came and (become) defiled
(Eze 22:4d)
Jer 2:7g my (Ed: the) land and made my (Ed: the) inheritance (Ed: I had given you) detestable
(Ed: in my sight.)
Jer 2:27i/k They have (Ed: You) turned their (Ed: your) backs (not their faces) to me
Jer 2:20d you said (Ed: saying:) 'I will not serve you!'
Jer 2:20f (Ed: And) on every high hill and under every spreading tree you
Jer 2:27c (Ed: built idols of) wood
Jer 2:27e and
Jer 2:27g stone
Jer 2:27a They say(Ed: ing)
Jer 2:27b/f to (Ed: them)
Jer 2:27d 'You are my father,
Jer 2:27h You gave me birth.'
Jer 2:20e Indeed
Jer 2:28f you have (Ed: made yourselves) as many gods as you have towns
Jer 2:28g O (house of) (Ed: in) Judah (Ed: and) (Israel)
(Jer 3:20c)
Jer 2:30c (Ed: But, even though) your people (Ed: offended me in this way,)
Jer 2:3d were (Ed: I) held
Jer 2:3c all (Ed: those) who (Ed: tried to) devoured her (Ed: you)
Jer 2:3e guilty and (Ed: caused the punishment you deserved to fall on) disaster overtook them

Jer 2:9d again (and again)
Jer 11:7g
Jer 11:7e until (Ed: this very) today
Jer 11:7f I warned them (Ed: you that)
Jer 11:3d the man who does not (Ed: your failure to) obey
Jer 11:2b the terms of this (Ed: our) covenant (I commanded)
(Jer 11:3e)
(Jer 11:4a)
Jer 11:3c is (Ed: would bring down)
Jer 11:3b Curse(s)d
(Jer 11:8f)
Jer 11:8d on them (Ed: land.)
Jer 11:8a But (Ed: you) they (who) did not (refused to) listen or pay attention (to my words)
(Jer 11:10b)
Jer 11:8b (Ed: and,) instead they followed the (Ed: inclinations of your) stubbornness of their evil
Jer 2:30g (Ed: I sent) your prophets
Jer 2:30h (Ed: and,) like a ravening lion(Ed: s,)
Jer 2:30f (Ed: you) has devoured (Ed: them with)
Jer 2:30e Your sword
Jer 2:30b I punished (Ed: you.)
Am 4:7a I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away.
Jer 14:4a (Ed: until) The ground is cracked because there is no rain in the land; the farmers are
dismayed and cover their heads.
Am 4:7d I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none
and (Ed: the crops) dried up.
Am 4:6a I gave you (Ed: until there were) empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every
Am 4:8a People staggered from town to town (Ed: looking) for water but did (Ed: could) not get
(Ed: find) enough to drink (Ed: satisfy their thirst.)
Am 4:10a I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the sword along
with your captured horses. I (Ed: and) filled your nostrils with the stench of (Ed: death.)
your camps
Jer 3:20a But (Ed: it was all)
Jer 2:30a In vain
Am 4:6b yet you have (Ed: did) not returned to me
(Am 4:8b)
(Am 4:10b)
Jer 2:30d (Ed: and) they (Ed: few of you who) did not respond to correction (Ed: for a time)
Jer 11:10a They have returned (Ed: quickly backslid in)to the sin(Ed: ful way)s of their forefathers

Jer 3:20b like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you have been unfaithful to me
Jer 11:10c They have follow(Ed: ing)ed other gods to (Ed: and) serv(Ed: ing)e them
Jer 2:27k yet (Ed: now,) when (you) they (Ed: finally realize that you) are in trouble
(Jer 2:28d)
Jer 2:27l they (Ed: you) say (Ed: to me), 'Come and save us!'
Jer 2:28a Where are the (Ed: all those) gods you made for yourselves? Let them come
Jer 2:27j and
Jer 2:28c save you
Jer 2:28b if they can
Jer 2:23b (Ed: A nd a few of) you say
(Jer 2:35a/g)
Jer 2:35c he is (Ed: Do) not (Ed: be) angry with me (Ed: Lord)
Jer 2:23d I have not (sinned) (Ed: against you by) run(Ed: ning) after the(Ed: se other Gods) Baals
(Jer 2:35h)
Jer 2:23c I am (innocent) not defiled
(Jer 2:35b)
Jer 2:35d But
Jer 2:23a How can (Ed: you say this? Where were you when your brothers did these things? I'll tell)
Jer 2:23e See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she
camel running here and there.
Jer 2:20h lay down as a prostitute (Ed: and let them happen!)
Eze 22:4a you have become (Ed: are) (all the) guilty (Ed: every last one of you!)
(Jer 11:8e)

Jer 2:9a Therefore
(Eze 22:4g)
Jer 2:4a Hear the (Ed: my) word of the Lord
Is 1:11e the Lord (declares) says (said to me)
(Jer 1:14a)
(Jer 1:15c)
(Jer 2:9e)
(Jer 3:20d)
(Am 4:6c)
(Am 4:10c)
Jer 2:9b/g I (will) bring charges
Jer 2:9c against you (Ed: all)
Jer 1:16f and
Jer 1:16a I will (pass) pronounce (fulfill) my (judgment)s on (you) my people
(Jer 2:35e)
(Jer 11:5b)
Jer 2:9h against (Ed: and) your children's children.
Jer 2:35f because
(Eze 22:4b)
Is 1:15g Your hands are full of (Ed: stained with) (the) blood (Ed: of my prophets) (you have shed
(Eze 22:4c) and)
Jer 1:16b because
Jer 1:16c of their (Ed: your) wickedness in forsaking me
Jer 2:9f and
Jer 1:16d in (worshiping) burning incense
Jer 1:16e/h to (by) (what) other gods (idols) (you)(Ed: r own) (their hands) (have made)
(Eze 22:4e)
Eze 22:4h I will make you an object of scorn
Eze 22:4j and a laughingstock
Eze 22:4i/k to (all) the (countries) nations
Jer 1:15a I am about to summon all the peoples
Jer 1:14b (of) From the north(ern kingdoms)
(Jer 1:15b)
Jer 1:14d will be (Ed: to) poured out
Jer 1:14c disaster
Jer 1:14e on all (Ed: everyone) who live(Ed: s) in the (Ed: this) land.
Jer 1:15g they will (Ed: over)come against all her (Ed: the) surrounding walls and
Jer 1:15e the entrance of (Ed: enter) the gates of
Jer 1:15h against all the (Ed: your) towns of Judah.
Jer 1:15d (Ed: and) Their kings will come and set up their thrones in
Jer 1:15f Jerusalem

Is 1:15a When you spread out your hands
Is 1:15b/e in (offer many) prayer(s)
Is 1:15f I will
Is 1:15g not
(Jer 2:17c)
Is 1:15h listen (to) (Ed: you)
(Jer 11:2a)
Is 1:15d (Ed: And) even if you
Is 1:11a The (Ed: offer up) multitude(Ed: s)
Is 1:11g/j of (bulls and) rams (lambs and goats)
Is 1:15c I will hide my eyes from you
Is 1:11e I have (Ed: had) more than enough
Is 1:11b/f of your sacrifices (Ed: and) (burnt offerings) (Ed: anyway)
Is 1:11c what are they to me
Is 1:11i I have no (Ed: never taken any) pleasure in the blood
Is 1:11h and the fat of fattened animals
Jer 11:8h (Ed: What) I had commanded them to follow but (Ed: have truly desired is) that they did
not (Ed: you) keep
Jer 11:10f the covenant(Ed: s) I (Ed: have) made with their (Ed: you) forefathers
Jer 2:20a Long ago (Ed: since the beginning of time.)

Jer 2:20b (Ed: Instead,) you (Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah)
(Jer 11:10d)
Jer 2:20c (have) broke(n) off
(Jer 11:10e)
Jer 2:20c your (Ed: the) yoke and tore off your (Ed: severed the) bonds (Ed: between us)
Eze 22:4k the end of your years (Ed: is upon you:) has come
Eze 22:4i your days (Ed: have come) to a close
Eze 22:4j and
Jer 2:17b you
(Eze 22:4f)
Jer 2:17a Have
(Eze 22:4g)
Jer 2:17d brought
(Eze 22:4h)
Jer 2:17e this on yourselves
Jer 2:17f by forsaking the Lord your God when he led you in the way


Job 1:1a In (On)
(Job 2:1a)
Job 2:1b another day (Ed: time)
Job 1:1b the land of Uz (Ed: and place) there lived a man whose name(Ed: d) was Job
Job 1:2e (Ed: Like Solomon,) He was (Ed: regarded as) the greatest man
Job 1:2g (Ed: in his part) of the (Ed: world) East.
Job 1:2d he (Ed: Job) had a large num(Ed: erous)ber of servants (Ed: to wait upon him)
Job 1:2b and he owned seven (Ed: more than ten) thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys (Ed: head of livestock; the principle measures of wealth)
Job 1:2f among all the (Ed: his) people
Job 1:2c and
Job 1:2a He had seven sons and three daughters
Job 1:4 His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them (Ed: prosperous in their own right, who maintained loving relationships with their father and with one another.)

Job 1:1d he (Ed: Unlike Solomon, however, Job was) (a man who) fear(s)ed God and shun(s)ned
(Job 1:8e) evil
(Job 2:3f)
Job 1:5h This (Ed: It) was Job'(Ed: hi)s regular custom (Ed: for example)
Job 1:5d Early in the morning (Ed: to immediately)
Job 1:5f sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them (Ed: his children)
Job 1:5c send and have them (Ed: ritually) purified
Job 1:5a When (Ed: after) a period of feasting (Ed: together) had run its course
Job 1:5b (he) Job would
(Job 1:5e)
Job 1:5g thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed (Ed: unknowingly offended) God in (Ed: some way during) their (Ed: celebration) hearts."

Job 1:6a (Ed: Now it happened) One day (Ed: that) the angels came to present themselves before
(Job 2:1b) the Lord (Ed: God) and
Job 1:6d with (Ed: lurking amongst) them.
Job 1:6c came
Job 1:6b Satan (Ed: as well) also
Job 1:7a (And) (Ed: Spying him there,) The Lord (Ed: exclaimed) said to Satan, "Where (Ed: did)
(Job 2:2a) have you come from?"
Job 1:7d and
Job 1:7b Satan answered (Ed: replied) the Lord, "(Ed: As you well know,) From
(Job 2:2b)
Job 1:7c (going) roaming (back and forth) through (in it) (Ed: the dust of) the earth
(Job 1:7e)
(Job 2:2c)
Job 1:8a Then
Job 1:8d you
Job 1:8c Have
Job 1:8e considered (Ed: encountered) my (Ed: devoted) servant Job
Job 1:8b the Lord said to Satan
Job 1:8f There is no one (Ed: else) on earth like him
(Job 2:3c)
Job 1:9 "Does Job (Ed: has good reason to be devoted to you) fear God for nothing?" Satan replied.
Job 1:10a/h Have
Job 1:10c not
Job 1:10b/g you
Job 1:10i blessed
Job 1:10e and
Job 1:10d put a hedge around (Ed: protected) him
Job 1:10f his household and everything he has
Job 1:10j the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land (Ed: he lacks for nothing?)
Job 1:11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything (Ed: snatch away all) he has, (Ed: as you did to me,) and he will surely curse you to your face (Ed: as I do)."

Job 1:12b (Ed: "You had no possessions that I did not give you,") said
Job 1:12a The Lord
Job 2:8c (Ed: "And it was not I who) took (Ed: them away from you,)
Job 1:12e but (Ed: you who gave them up. The desire for such things is despicable to me, which is
why I placed them all in your charge. Only up)on the man himself do (Ed: may you) not lay
a finger
Job 1:12f Then (Ed: And, with that,) Satan went (Ed: was again cast) out from the presence of the

Job 1:13a One day (Ed: not long after that)
Job 1:14a a messenger came (Ed: gasping and sobbing) to Job and said (Ed: cried), "(Ed: Alas,
master!) The oxen were plowing and the donkeys
Job 1:15a and
Job 1:17d camels
Job 1:14b were grazing nearby
Job 1:13b when
Job 1:15b the Sabeans (Ed: and) (Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and) attacked (swept
(Job 1:17b) down on) (Ed: us)
Job 1:15c and carried them off
(Job 1:17e)
Job 1:15d (Ed: Then) They put
(Job 1:17f)
Job 1:15e the (your)
(Job 1:17c)
(Job 1:17g)
Job 1:15g servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you."
(Job 1:17h)
Job 1:16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, " The fire of God fell from
the sky (Ed: Alas, master! Lightning struck your barns and folds) and burned up the (Ed:
all of your) sheep and the servants (Ed: who were tending them), and I am the only one
who has escaped to tell you."
Job 1:17a (Ed: And) While he was still speaking, (yet) another messenger came and said
(Job 1:18a)
Job 1:13c (Ed: Woe of woes, master!) (Your) Job's sons and daughters were feasting and drinking
(Job 1:18b) wine at the oldest brother's house
Job 1:19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the
house (Ed: at once!). It (Ed: The roof) collapsed on them and they are (Ed: all) dead, and I
am the only one who has escaped to tell you."

Job 1:20-22 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head: (Ed: symbols of mourning in his
land.) Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: "Naked I came from my mother's
womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away. May the
name of the Lord be praised!" In (Ed: Thus, despite) all (Ed: the calamities that had
befallen him) this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Job 2:1d Satan also (Ed: again) came with them to present himself before him (Ed: God)
Job 2:1c and
Job 2:3a Then the Lord said to (Ed: him) Satan
Job 2:3b "Have (Ed: Now what do) you considered (Ed: think of) my servant Job?
Job 2:3g (Ed: Even) though you incited me against him
Job 2:3e and
Job 2:3h to ruin(Ed: ed) him without reason.
Job 2:3f he still maintains his integrity
Job 2:4e A man (Ed: These creatures) will give (Ed: up) all he has (Ed: they have)
Job 2:4b/f for (Ed: as long as)
Job 2:4g his (Ed: their) own
Job 2:4a/c skin (Ed: is safe)
Job 2:4d Satan replied (Ed: retorted,)
Job 2:5a But (Ed: make his)
Job 2:4h life (miserable!)
Job 2:5b stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your
face (Ed: just as I said he would)."
Job 2:6a The Lord said
Job 1:12c to Satan, "Very well, then
(Job 2:6b)
Job 1:12d everything (he) (Ed: Job) has (Ed: including his health) (is in your hands)
(Job 2:6d)
Job 2:6e but you must spare his life

Job 2:7 So Satan (Ed: again) went out from the presence of the Lord and (Ed: immediately)
afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head
Job 2:11a When Job's three (Ed: was so disfigured that even his closest) friends
Job 2:12a When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him.
Job 2:8e and
Job 2:8h as he sat among the ashes (Ed: of his possessions)
Job 2:8f scrap(Ed: ing at)ed himself (Ed: encrusted abcesses) with
Job 2:8d/g (it) a piece of broken pottery
Job 3:1b Job
Job 9:2a Indeed
Job 3:1c opened his mouth and cursed (Ed: as Satan had said he would: not against God,
however, but at)
Job 3:1d the day of his (my) birth.
(Job 3:3b)

Job 3:3a May
Job 3:4a that day
Job 3:3e And
Job 3:3f the (that) night
(Job 3:6a)
Job 3:3g it was said, 'A boy is born'
Job 3:3c perish
Job 3:2 He sai(Ed: crie)d
Job 3:4b may it turn to (thick) darkness (sieze it)
(Job 3:6b)
Job 3:4f may (Ed: and) no light shine upon it.
Job 3:4c may
(Job 3:6c)
Job 3:4d God above
Job 3:4e not (be included) care about it
(Job 3:6e)
Job 3:6f among the days
Job 3:6h nor be entered
Job 3:6d it
Job 3:6i in any of the months
Job 3:6g of the year
Job 10:18a Why then did you bring me (Ed: was I brought) out of the womb?
Job 3:12a Why were there knees to receive me
Job 3:12b and (Or)
(Job 3:16a)
Job 3:12c breasts that I might be nursed?
Job 3:16b why was I not
Job 3:16d like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?
Job 10:18b I wish I had died before any eye saw me
Job 3:13a For now I would be lying down in peace
Job 3:16c hidden in the ground
Job 3:13a I would be asleep and at rest.

Job 7:16a I despise my (Ed: very) life
Job 3:24a For
Job 7:3b I have been allotted months (Ed: nothing but days) of futility and nights of misery
Job 7:16e my days have no meaning.
Job 3:24b sighing comes to me instead of food; my groans pour out like water.
Job 7:4e and
Job 7:4a When I lie down
Job 7:4c The (Ed: at) night
Job 7:4b I think , 'How long before I (Ed: only that I must soon) get up (Ed: and face more of the
Job 7:4d (Ed: the hours) drags on (Ed: by)
Job 7:4f (Ed: and) I toss till dawn.
Job 3:26 I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.
Job 6:8a Oh,
Job 6:9a that God would be willing to
Job 6:8d grant
Job 6:8b that I might have my (Ed: me the one) request
Job 6:8f for
Job 6:8e what (Ed: which) I (Ed: still) hope
Job 6:8c that (Ed: he) God would
Job 6:9b crush me (Ed: in)to (Ed: powder,) let loose his hand and cut (Ed: cast) me off (Ed: into
Job 7:16c forever
Job 7:16d Let me alone (Ed: and forget that)
Job 7:16b I would not (Ed: had ever) live(Ed: d)

Job 9:2d But
Job 9:2b I know this (Ed: is)
Job 7:1d not
Job 9:2c to be true
Job 12:10d the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind
Job 12:10b is
Job 12:10a In his (Ed: God's) hand
Job 3:21b (Ed: And it is his will) that
Job 3:21a to those who long for death
Job 3:21d who search for it more than for hidden treasure;
Job 3:22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave;
Job 3:21c (Ed: death) does not come
Job 7:1a Does not (Ed: It is) man(Ed: 's lot to) have hard service
Job 7:1e his (months) days
(Job 7:3e)
Job 7:1b on earth
Job 7:1c Are
Job 7:1f like
(Job 7:2a)
Job 7:1g those of
Job 7:2b a slave
Job 7:2d or
Job 7:1h a hired man
(Job 7:2e)
Job 7:2c longing (Ed: looking) for(Ed: ward only to) the evening shadows (Ed: and)
Job 7:2g waiting eagerly for his wages
Job 7:3a so (Ed: Thus)
Job 7:3c have (Ed: has it) been assigned to me

Job 3:1a After (Ed: Job said) this
Job 2:9a His wife
Job 2:9c (Ed: came) to him
Job 2:9b sa(Ed: ying)id
Job 1:1c (he) This man (is) was (Ed: You have been) blamless and upright (Ed: your whole life.)
(Job 1:8g)
(Job 2:3d)
Job 2:9d "Are (Ed: Why do) you still holding on to your integrity
Job 2:9f (Ed: toward a) God (Ed: who has rewarded you in this way?)
Job 2:9e Curse (Ed: him)
Job 2:9g and die!"
Job 2:8a (Ed: And) Then
(Job 9:1a)
Job 2:8b (He) Job
(Job 2:10a)
(Job 9:1b)
Job 2:10b replied
(Job 9:1c)
Job 2:10c "You are talking like a foolish woman.
Job 9:2e how can a(Ed: ny) mortal be righteous before God?
Job 2:10d Shall (Ed: And how can) we accept (Ed: only) good from (Ed: him) God and not trouble?"
In all this (Ed: So even after Satan's latest affliction), Job (Ed: still would) did not sin (Ed:
against God) in what he said.

Job's Complaint

Job 6:1a (Ed: But) Then Job replied (Ed: began to ponder his fate aloud, saying):
Job 6:11f What prospects
Job 6:11b do
(Job 6:13a)
Job 6:11c I have
Job 9:21a Although
Job 6:11d that I should still hope?
Job 6:13d success has been driven from me
Job 7:7f my eyes will never see happiness again (Ed: and)
Job 6:13b I have any (Ed: no) power to help myself (Ed: regain it.)
Job 6:11a What strength
Job 6:12a Do I have
Job 6:11g (now) that
(Job 6:13c)
Job 6:11g I should be (Ed: might remain) patient?
Job 6:12b the strength (Ed: I'm not made) of stone? Is my flesh (Ed: or) bronze
Job 7:9 (Ed: and) As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who (Ed: will I soon) goes down to the
grave does (Ed: and) not return.

Job 9:21b (Ed: And the worst part is that even though I know) I am (Ed: not) blameless (Ed: I don't
Job 7:20b what
Job 7:20d I
Job 7:20c have
Job 7:20e done to you, O watcher of men? Why (Ed: that God seems to) have you made me your
(Ed: singled me out as a) target (Ed: for his wrath.)
Job 13:3b I desire to (Ed: wish I could) speak to (Ed: him) the Almighty and to argue my case with
(Ed: him) God.
Job 13:3a But
Job 9:32 He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other (Ed:
him) in court.
Job 9:11 I cannot (Ed: even) see (perceive) him when he passes (goes) (by) me
Job 9:3a (How then can) (Ed: And even if) (I) Though one (Ed: could) wished
(Job 9:14a)
Job 9:14c How can I find words
Job 9:3b to dispute (argue) with him
(Job 9:14b/d)
Job 9:15a Though (Ed: Even if) I were innocent
Job 9:3c he (I) could not answer him
(Job 9:15b)
Job 9:3d one time out of a thousand.
Job 9:15c I could (Ed: but) only plead with my judge (Ed: him) for mercy.
Job 9:35d (Ed: And), as it now stands with me, I cannot (Ed: even do that.)
Job 9:33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both.
Job 9:35b I w(Ed: c)ould speak up without fear of him

Job 9:35c but
Job 9:35a Then
Job 3:25a What (Ed: why do) I (Ed: still) feared has come upon me; what (Ed: him? )
Job 9:21c/d I have no concern for (despise) (loathe) (my)self (very) (own) (life)
(Job 10:1a)
Job 3:25b (Ed: Everything) I (Ed: could possibly) dreaded has happened (Ed: to me.)
Job 7:21d (Ed: And) soon
Job 7:21c/e (so) I (man) will (lie)(s) (down)
(Job 14:12a)
Job 7:21f in the dust
Job 14:12b and does not (Ed: never again) rise
Job 14:12e not awake or be roused from their (Ed: my) sleep.
Job 7:21g You (men) (Ed: Then God himself) will
(Job 14:12d)
Job 7:21h search for me (Ed: out in vain), but
Job 7:21b For
Job 7:21i I will be (till the heavens are) no more. (Ed: What more can he do to me that he has not
(Job 14:12c) already done?)

Job 7:11a Therefore I will
(Job 10:1b)
Job 7:11b not keep silent
Job 7:11c/f I will
Job 7:11g (give free rein to my) complain(t)
(Job 10:1c)
Job 10:1d and
Job 7:11d speak out
(Job 10:1e)
Job 7:11e in the anguish of my spirit
Job 7:11h in the bitterness of my soul
(Job 10:1f)
Job 10:2a I will say to God:
Job 10:12a You gave me life and
Job 10:12c in your providence
Job 10:5f or (Ed: so I believed -)
Job 10:12b showed me kindness and
Job 10:12d watched over my spirit.
Job 10:13a But
Job 10:13d (Ed: now) I know
Job 10:13b this (was) is
Job 10:13c what you (Ed: kept) concealed (Ed: from me) in your heart and
Job 10:13g in (Ed: the back of) your mind:
Job 10:13e that
Job 10:14b you(Ed: r true purpose in) would be watching me
Job 7:17c/f every (moment) morning (Ed: of my life)
Job 7:17b/e (Ed: was to) examine (test) (Ed: me) him
Job 7:17d and
(Job 10:14c)
Job 7:20a If (Ed: when) I have sinned
(Job 10:14a)
Job 7:17a that you
Job 10:14d would not let my (Ed: slightest) offense go unpunished.

Job 7:17a What i(Ed: doe)s
Job 7:17b man
(Job 14:1a)
Job 14:1b born of woman (Ed: mean to you anyway,)
Job 7:7b O God
Job 7:17c that you make so much of him
Job 7:17b that you give him so much attention
Job 10:5b/g your
Job 10:5c days (years)
(Job 10:5h)
(Job 14:1e)
Job 10:5a Are (Ed: not)
Job 10:5d/i like those of
Job 10:5e a mortal
Job 14:1d few
Job 14:1f and full of trouble.
Job 10:5j (He) a man
(Job 14:2a)
Job 14:2b springs up
Job 14:2d and withers away
Job 14:2c like a flower
Job 14:2e like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure. (Ed: You are everlasting, and mold the
universe according to your will.)
Job 10:4b/e you
Job 10:4a/d Do(Ed: n't)
Job 10:4f see as a mortal sees
Job 10:4c have (Ed: through deceitful) eyes of flesh, (Ed: but with a view that encompasses all time
and space.)

Job 13:25 Will (Ed: How then can it please) you (Ed: to) torment (Ed: something that is no greater
importance to you than) a windblown leaf? Will you (Ed: To) chase after (Ed: a thing that is
of less significance to you than) dry chaff?
Job 7:7a Remember (Ed: O Lord)
Job 7:7c that my life
Job 7:7d is (of) but
(Job 14:1c)
Job 7:7e a breath
Job 7:21a Why do (Ed: What could it cost) you not pardon (Ed: to overlook) my offenses and forgive
my sins?
Job 7:20f Have I (Ed: nonetheless) become a burden to you?
Job 10:2b (Ed: At least, Lord,) Do not condemn me (Ed: out of hand like this), but tell me what
charges you have against me.
Job 6:24c Show me
(Job 13:23e)
Job 13:23a How (Ed: the) many wrongs and sins
Job 13:23c I
Job 13:23b have
Job 13:23d committed
Job 6:24a Teach me
Job 6:24d (my offense and my sin) where (Ed: how) I have been wrong(Ed: ed you)
(Job 13:23f)
Job 6:24b and I will be (Ed: forever after silent.) quiet

God's Rebuke

Job 38:1a Then (Ed: No sooner had these words issued from Job's lips than a towering tornado rose
(Job 40:6a) up from the desert. And)
Job 38:1b the Lord
(Job 40:1a)
(Job 40:6b)
Job 38:1c answered (spoke) (said to) Job
(Job 40:1b)
(Job 40:6c)
Job 38:1d out of the storm
(Job 40:6c)
Job 38:1e He sa(Ed: ying)id
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens (obscures) my counsel with words without knowledge?
(Job 42:3b)
Job 38:36g to the (Ed: Whose) mind
Job 41:11b has (Ed: been)
Job 38:36c endowed
Job 38:36c with (Ed: such) wisdom
Job 38:6b or
(Job 38:36d)
Job 38:36b the (Ed: whose) heart
Job 38:36e gave (Ed: given such)
Job 38:36f understanding
Job 40:2c (Ed: that he) contends with
Job 40:2j God
Job 38:36a Who (Ed: speaks to me of matters I must)
Job 40:2e correct
Job 41:11a Who (Ed: makes a)
Job 41:11c a claim against me that I must pay
Job 38:3a Brace yourself like a man
(Job 40:7a)
Job 42:4d and
Job 42:4b Listen
Job 38:21b for
Job 42:4c now
Job 38:3b I will (speak) question you
(Job 40:2a)
(Job 40:7b)
(Job 42:4e/f)
Job 38:3b and you shall answer me
(Job 40:7b)
(Job 42:4f)

Job 38:18a Have you (Ed: speak as though you) comprehended the vast expanses of the earth (Ed: universe)
Job 38:4d Tell me, (Ed: then!)
(Job 38:18b)
Job 38:6a On what were its footings set
Job 38:5c Who stretched a measuring line across it
Job 38:5a Who (Ed: and) marked off its dimensions?
Job 38:6c (when I) who
Job 38:4b
Job 38:4c laid the earth's (its) foundation (Ed: and its) cornerstone)?
(Job 38:6d)
Job 38:4a Where (were you)
(Job 38:21d/c)
Job 38:21e already born (Ed: then?)
Job 38:21g have
Job 38:21f You
Job 38:21h lived so many years
Job 38:4e if (Ed: that) (surely) you (know) understand (all this) (Ed: from having witnessed it?)
(Job 38:5b)
(Job 38:18c)
(Job 38:21a)

Job 38:9d and (Ed: Then you must have been there when everything was) wrapped it in thick darkness (Ed: and a mighty voice caused the light to appear.)
Job 38:9a when
Job 38:14a The earth takes (Ed: took) shape
Job 38:14b like clay under a seal: Its features (Ed: made to) stand out like those of a(Ed: n embroidered) garment.
Job 38:11a when
Job 38:9d its (Ed: was) garment(Ed: shrouded in)
Job 38:9c the clouds
Job 38:8c (Ed: and) the sea
Job 38:9b I made (Ed: to)
Job 38:8f burst forth from the womb
Job 38:8e when it(Ed: s)
Job 38:11d proud waves (Ed: were told)
Job 38:11c 'This far you may come and no farther; this is where your
Job 38:11e halt.'
Job 38:10c and
Job 38:8b/d shut up (fixed limits for) (its) behind doors (and bars) (Ed: were) (set) (in place)
(Job 38:10b/d)

Job 38:8a (Ed: T)(when) (Ed: you would know that it was) (I) Who (said) (Ed: and did these things)
(Job 38:10a)
(Job 38:11b)
Job 41:11e (Ed: that) Everything under heaven belongs to me.
Job 40:8a (Ed: But then why) Would you
(Job 40:8c)
Job 40:8b discredit my justice
Job 40:8d (Ed: and) condemn me to justify yourself?
Job 40:2g Let
Job 40:2b/h (him) the one who
Job 40:2i accuses
Job 40:2d the Almighty
Job 40:2k answer
Job 40:2f/l him

Job 40:3a Then Job
(Job 42:1a)
Job 42:6c (Ed: prostrated himself) in (Ed: the) dust and ashes.
Job 40:3b (Ed: and he cried out) answered (replied to) the Lord
(Job 42:1b)
Job 40:5d (Ed: O God,) I have no answer
Job 42:3a (Ed: to what) You (Ed: have) (said) asked
Job 42:5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
Job 42:2a (Ed: and) I know that
Job 40:4a I am unworthy
Job 40:4b how can I (Ed: to) reply to you
Job 42:2b you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
Job 42:3c Surely
Job 40:5a I spoke
(Job 42:3d)
Job 40:5b/e once (twice) (Ed: in despair)
Job 42:3e of things I did not (Ed: matters only you can) understand, things too wonderful for
me to know.
Job 42:6b I despise myself and repent
Job 40:5c/f but (Therefore) (Ed: From this time on,)
(Job 42:6a)
Job 40:5g I will put my hand over my mouth and say no more

Job 42:16a After this
Job 42:9f the Lord (Ed: God)
(Job 42:10d)
Job 42:9g accepted Job's prayer (Ed: saying:)
Job 42:7i my servant Job has
Job 42:7g spoken of me what is right
Job 42:9e and
Job 42:12a the Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first
Job 42:10e made him prosperous (Ed: restoring his prosperity) and
Job 42:10f gave (Ed: giving) him (He had) twice as much (14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, a thousand (Job 42:12c) yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys) (Ed: the wealth) as he had before.
Job 42:16b Job lived a(Ed: nother) hundred and forty years
Job 42:13 And he also had (Ed: another) seven sons and three daughters.
Job 42:17 And so (Ed: before) he died, old and full of years
Job 42:16b he saw his children(Ed: 's) and their children (Ed: down) to the fourth generation.

A New Covenant

Job 19:25a (Ed: Even though God had chosen to restore Job's personal material possessions, the
dissolution of his spiritual covenants with mankind continued to hang over the world like a
dark cloud. But rays of hope began to appear in the Word that the Lord continued to make known through his chosen prophets. Job himself testified:) I know that
Job 16:9a Even now
Job 16:10d as my eyes pour(Ed: ed) out tears to God;
Job 16:10c my friend (Ed: and)
Job 16:9b my witness is (Ed: was) in heaven
Job 16:9c my advocate (Ed: and)
Job 16:10a My intercessor
Job 16:9d is (Ed: was)
(Job 16:10b)
Job 16:9e on high
Job 16:11b he plead(Ed: ing)s with God
Job 16:11a on behalf of a man
Job 16:11c as a man pleads for his friend.
Job 19:25b my Redeemer lives and that, in the end, he will stand upon the earth.
Job 19:26a And after
Job 19:26b/d (in) my (flesh) skin
Job 19:26c has been destroyed, yet
Job 19:26e will
(Job 19:27b)
Job 19:26f I (myself)
(Job 19:27a/d)
Job 19:27d with my own eyes and not (Ed: through those of) another
Job 19:26g see (him) God
(Job 19:27c)
Job 19:27e How my heart yearns within me (Ed: for that day.)

Is 40:3-5 A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, and the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken."

Is 42:1-4 Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness, he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law, the islands will put their hope.

Ge 28:12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Ex 12:46 It (Ed: the Passover lamb) must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.

Ex 13:2a Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites
Ex 13:2c whether man or animal
Ex 13:2b belongs to me

Lv 12:3 On the eighth day, the boy is to be circumcized.

Lv 12:6 When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering.
Lv 12:8a If she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons

Dt 6:13a Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

Dt 6:16a Do not test the Lord your God.

Dt 8:3b man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Ps 8:2a From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise

Is 53:1-12

Is 61:1-2

Je 31:15

Ho 11:1

Mi 5:2

Zec 9:9

Mal 3:1


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