25:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered,
25:2 “Dominion and fear are with him. He makes peace in his high places.
25:3 Can his armies be counted? On whom does his light not arise?
25:4 How then can man be just with God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be clean?
25:5 Behold, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight;
25:6 How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!”
26:1 Then Job answered,
26:2 “How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
26:3 How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
26:4 To whom have you uttered words? Whose spirit came forth from you?
26:5 “Those who are deceased tremble, those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
26:6 Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.
26:7 He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.
26:8 He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not burst under them.
26:9 He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.
26:10 He has described a boundary on the surface of the waters, and to the confines of light and darkness.
26:11 The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his rebuke.
26:12 He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.
26:13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.
26:14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”
27:1 Job again took up his parable, and said,
27:2 “As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
27:3 (For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
27:4 surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
27:5 Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.
27:6 I hold fast to my righteousness, and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
27:7 “Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty, and call on God at all times?
27:11 I will teach you about the hand of God. That which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
27:12 Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?
27:13 “This is the portion of a wicked man with God, the heritage of oppressors, which they receive from the Almighty.
27:14 If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
27:15 Those who remain of him shall be buried in death. His widows shall make no lamentation.
27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
27:17 he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
27:18 He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.
27:19 He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.
27:20 Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.
27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.
27:22 For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
27:23 Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

from Daily #Bible Readings (WEB)