June 19th Job, 25
25v1-6 Bildad protests
1: Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 2: Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places. 3: Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise? 4: How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? 5: Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. 6: How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
26v1-14 Job’s answer
1: But Job answered and said, 2: How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? 3: How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? 4: To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee? 5: Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. 6: Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering. 7: He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. 8: He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. 9: He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it. 10: He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. 11: The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof. 12: He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud. 13: By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. 14: Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
27v1-23 Job - the end of the wicked
1: Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 2: As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; 3: All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; 4: My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. 5: God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. 6: My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. 7: Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. 8: For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? 9: Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? 10: Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? 11: I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal. 12: Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain? 13: This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. 14: If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. 15: Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep. 16: Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; 17: He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. 18: He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh. 19: The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not. 20: Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night. 21: The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place. 22: For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand. 23: Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
In Chapter 25 Bildad protests at the speech of Job and in Chapter 26 Job answers him. In Chapter 27 Job describes the final end of the wicked. Bildad protests to Job saying that there is none righteous in the earth and certainly not Job. He says how can a man be declared righteous in Gods sight? And how can a man that is born of a woman be made clean? Even the moon and stars are not pure in Gods sight. So how much less a man that is a worm. Job answers, the Lord is the helper of his people. He saves the weak. He gives advice to the foolish. Everything is open to the Lord, He sees it all. He hangs the earth in space. He evaporates the waters of the oceans and yet the clouds do not break from the weight of the water. He sets the boundaries of the seas. The pillars of the heaven are shaken by his voice. He divides the sea with his power and he smites the proud. By his spirit he has made the stars beautiful. His hand has formed the constellations. Who can understand the thunder of God? Job continued his parable. He says, As the Lord liveth who has taken away my understanding and has burdened my soul. Yet l still live and breathe. I will not speak wicked things of my God or try to deceive. I will keep my integrity with my God. I will keep myself righteous before the Lord. I will have a clear conscience before the Lord. Those who speak evil to me l will not hear and the hypocrite God will judge. This is what will happen to the wicked…If he has lots of children they will be born for destruction. His children will be hungry and the last few of his children will be buried in death. His widows will not weep. Even if he becomes very wealthy and has a huge wardrobe yet the righteous will wear his clothes. And the innocent will share his wealth. He builds his house like a moth. The rich man will die and perish. He will be overcome by a flood of terror. God will cast him off and men will shake their heads at him and tut through their teeth at him.