Lockdown thoughts from Job 15

Day 24. Six more days of full lockdown here in New Zealand. Cheryl's due date is tomorrow, but no sign of baby yet.Eliphaz makes a chapter-long reprise 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 | 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 | Translation: 15:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, saying:2 "Does a man answer with blustery knowledge (lit: wind-knowledge), Or fill his belly with the [...]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 13:17-14:22

Day 22, 23. The Government's announced we're exiting lockdown next week! 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 Translation:17 [Job]: "Keep listening to my words,and my declaration in your ears.18 Look, I have arranged a legal case (lit: judgement),I know that it is I who am right.19 Who is he who will contend with me?For now, I will keep [...]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 13:1-16

Day 21. Some interesting questions in this chapter so I only made it halfway. 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 Translation (Job is still speaking): 1 "Look – all [this] my eye has seen, My ear has heard and understood it.2 Like your knowledge, I know -- I too, I am not inferior (lit. falling) to you!3 But [...]

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 11

It's Day 19 of our nationwide lockdown. Hoping to get through some of the book of Job in the mornings during these few weeks. 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 Translation: 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered, saying: 2 “Will a multitude of words not be answered? And a man full of talk (lit: lips) be proved righteous? 3 [...]

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