Lockdown thoughts from Job 18

If you were to describe the place where wicked people go, how would you describe it? Bildad has a go — unfortunately, it’s not really what his friend Job needed to hear. Previously:1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Translation: 18:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, saying: 2 “Until when will you (pl.) hunt (lit: set a snare) for […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 16

Day 28 of lockdown (I think?). Some good stuff in this chapter as Job shoots back at Eliphaz’s accusations. 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 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9:1-35 | 10:1-22 | 11:1-20 | 12:1-25 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15:1-35 Translation: 16:1 Then Job answered, saying: 2 “I have heard many things like these, Comforters of trouble [are] all of you (pl.)!3 Is it the end to blustery words? Or what provokes you to […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 12

Day 20. A week to go before we possibly move from Level 4. Just a translation from Job 12 today and some brief musings. 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 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9:1-35 | 10:1-22 | 11:1-20 Translation:12:1 And Job answered, saying: 2 “Truly, that you [are] people, And with you wisdom will die.3 Furthermore I have a mind (heart) like you, I am not […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 10

It’s Day 19 of our nationwide lockdown. I’m grateful Jesus was not locked down! Job, in her suffering, has just explored the hope of legal justice from God (chapter 9) – but without hope, turns back to lament. 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 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9:1-35 | Translation:1 “I loathe my lifeLet me abandon to myself my complaint,Let me speak […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 9

Day 17 of our lockdown (I think; starting to lose count!) 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 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 Translation: 1 And Job answered, saying:2 “Surely I know that it is so. But how can humankind be in the right before God?3 If someone would wish to contend with Him, he could not answer Him once from a thousand.4 Wise […]

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