Lockdown thoughts from Job 8:1-7

Day 14 of our nationwide lockdown. Hoping to keep my nose in the Bible while there’s time and energy. Job’s just responded to the unhelpful accusations of Eliphaz, and now friend #2 has a go. Just a few verses today. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4:1-21 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6:1-30 | 7:1-21 Translation: 1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, saying:2 “Until when will you […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 7:1-21

Day thirteen. Nearly halfway through our nationwide lockdown! I’m enjoying the pace but do let me know if it’s too much of a drag. Job is continuing his reply to Eliphaz. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4:1-21 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6:1-30 | Translation: 1 Is there not hard service for humanity on earth? And [are] their days like a hired […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 6:1-30

I posted most of this yesterday but it didn’t seem to upload – my bad. It’s Day 12 of 28. We’re in chapter 6, Job has just heard Eliphaz say to him: “God only punishes wicked people. Don’t despise His discipline of you now.” How does Job respond to these simplistic adages? Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4:1-21 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 4

Week 2 of New Zealand’s lockdown. I’m just travelling through Job in the mornings. Enter Eliphaz. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 | Job 3:11-26 1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered, saying:2 “[Shall] one try words with you? You would be weary. But who is able to keep from speaking?3 Look – you […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 3:11-26

Day #7 in the Hebrew text of Job (this chapter had 79 rare words!) Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 11 Why did I not die from the womb, depart from the belly and perish?12 Why did the knees receive me? And why breasts that I should suckle? 13 For now I lie […]

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