"I made a covenant with my eyes, how then should I look lustfully at a young woman?
For what is the portion from God above, and the heritage from the Almighty on high?
Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?
Doesn't he see my ways, and number all my steps?
"If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit
(let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);
if my step has turned out of the way, if my heart walked after my eyes, if any defilement has stuck to my hands,
then let me sow, and let another eat. Yes, let the produce of my field be rooted out.
"If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have laid wait at my neighbor's door,
then let my wife grind for another, and let others sleep with her.
For that would be a heinous crime. Yes, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges:
For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.
"If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me;
What then shall I do when God rises up? When he visits, what shall I answer him?
Didn't he who made me in the womb make him? Didn't one fashion us in the womb?
"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it
(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);
if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;
if his heart hasn't blessed me, if he hasn't been warmed with my sheep's fleece;
if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate,
then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.
For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.
"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
if I have seen the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in splendor,
and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for I should have denied the God who is above.
"If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him;
(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);
if the men of my tent have not said, 'Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?'
(the foreigner has not lodged in the street, but I have opened my doors to the traveler);
if like Adam I have covered my transgressions, by hiding my iniquity in my heart,
because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn't go out of the door--
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown.
I would declare to him the number of my steps. as a prince would I go near to him.
If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together;
if I have eaten its fruits without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life,
let briars grow instead of wheat, and stinkweed instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.
Most of the teaching of Jesus are recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Complete Sayings of Jesus presents every word spoken by Jesus in one place and provides an index to assist in finding specific ocassions, places and/or events. It is a must read aid for serious Bible study.
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they direct us to imitate his life and character. The Imitation of Christ is guide to following the example of Jesus Christ. Let it be our most earnest study to dwell upon the life and example of Jesus.
The Apocrypha books are 14 books that were included between the old and new testaments in the original King James Version of the bible and many others. Church leaders agreed that these books were valuable for instruction in life and manners, but did not all agree that they should be considered cannon.
The Childrens Bible provides bible lessons from the Old and New testaments. There are 216 stories written in plain english. The stories are easy to read and understand but they are not just for childern. It is a pleasure to read and enjoy these important stories.
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love the stranger.
In Mark 12:30 Jesus said;
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
And the second Mark 12:31 [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
The Gospel of The Birth of Mary was attributed to St. Matthew and was received as genuine and authentic by early Christians. It is to be found in the works of Jerome, a Father of the Church in the 4th century and is translated from his collection.
The Book of Enoch is ascribed to the great-grandfather of Noah and is included in the cannon of some churches. It describes the fall of the angels (watchers), visions of heaven and hell and the birth of Noah. Quotes from the book of Enoch are found in the New Testament.
The First Book of Adam and Eve. Books 1 begins immediately after the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. We learn about the fall but also of the promise to save Adam and his decendents. The story depicts mans struggle against evil, the devil and sin.
The Second Book of Adam and Eve. Discusses Adam's sorrow and death. The history of the patriarchs who lived before the Flood until the birth of Noah; the children of Seth on Mount Hermon and Cain's death. It ends with the testament and translation of Enoch.
The Infancy of Jesus Christ (Infancy Gospel of Thomas) relates the life of Jesus from the ages of five to twelve. It is believed that the document was transcribed from oral traditions some time prior to the second century. The ancient writing is possibly Gnostic and many early church leaders considered it heretical.
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