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Bíblia Sagrada LEITURA 3º DIA mês 2

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LEITURA Bíblia Sagrada
Versão - João Ferreira de Almeida - 2ª edição PT-BR
King James Version
    
Gênesis 35
Marcos 6
 Jó 1

LEITURA  3º DIA 

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Gênesis 35

1 Disse Deus a Jacó: Levanta-te, sobe a Betel e habita ali; faze ali um altar ao Deus que te apareceu quando fugias da presença de Esaú, teu irmão.
2 Então, disse Jacó à sua família e a todos os que com ele estavam: Lançai fora os deuses estranhos que há no vosso meio, purificai-vos e mudai as vossas vestes;
3 levantemo-nos e subamos a Betel. Farei ali um altar ao Deus que me respondeu no dia da minha angústia e me acompanhou no caminho por onde andei.
4 Então, deram a Jacó todos os deuses estrangeiros que tinham em mãos e as argolas que lhes pendiam das orelhas; e Jacó os escondeu debaixo do carvalho que está junto a Siquém.
5 E, tendo eles partido, o terror de Deus invadiu as cidades que lhes eram circunvizinhas, e não perseguiram aos filhos de Jacó.
6 Assim, chegou Jacó a Luz, chamada Betel, que está na terra de Canaã, ele e todo o povo que com ele estava.
7 E edificou ali um altar e ao lugar chamou El-Betel; porque ali Deus se lhe revelou quando fugia da presença de seu irmão.
8 Morreu Débora, a ama de Rebeca, e foi sepultada ao pé de Betel, debaixo do carvalho que se chama Alom-Bacute.
9 Vindo Jacó de Padã-Arã, outra vez lhe apareceu Deus e o abençoou.
10 Disse-lhe Deus: O teu nome é Jacó. Já não te chamarás Jacó, porém Israel será o teu nome. E lhe chamou Israel.
11 Disse-lhe mais: Eu sou o Deus Todo-Poderoso; sê fecundo e multiplica-te; uma nação e multidão de nações sairão de ti, e reis procederão de ti.
12 A terra que dei a Abraão e a Isaque dar-te-ei a ti e, depois de ti, à tua descendência.
13 E Deus se retirou dele, elevando-se do lugar onde lhe falara.
14 Então, Jacó erigiu uma coluna de pedra no lugar onde Deus falara com ele; e derramou sobre ela uma libação e lhe deitou óleo.
15 Ao lugar onde Deus lhe falara, Jacó lhe chamou Betel.
16 Partiram de Betel, e, havendo ainda pequena distância para chegar a Efrata, deu à luz Raquel um filho, cujo nascimento lhe foi a ela penoso.
17 Em meio às dores do parto, disse-lhe a parteira: Não temas, pois ainda terás este filho.
18 Ao sair-lhe a alma (porque morreu), deu-lhe o nome de Benoni; mas seu pai lhe chamou Benjamim.
19 Assim, morreu Raquel e foi sepultada no caminho de Efrata, que é Belém.
20 Sobre a sepultura de Raquel levantou Jacó uma coluna que existe até ao dia de hoje.
21 Então, partiu Israel e armou a sua tenda além da torre de Éder.
22 E aconteceu que, habitando Israel naquela terra, foi Rúben e se deitou com Bila, concubina de seu pai; e Israel o soube. Eram doze os filhos de Israel.
23 Rúben, o primogênito de Jacó, Simeão, Levi, Judá, Issacar e Zebulom, filhos de Lia;
24 José e Benjamim, filhos de Raquel;
25 Dã e Naftali, filhos de Bila, serva de Raquel;
26 e Gade e Aser, filhos de Zilpa, serva de Lia. São estes os filhos de Jacó, que lhe nasceram em Padã-Arã.
27 Veio Jacó a Isaque, seu pai, a Manre, a Quiriate-Arba (que é Hebrom), onde peregrinaram Abraão e Isaque.
28 Foram os dias de Isaque cento e oitenta anos.
29 Velho e farto de dias, expirou Isaque e morreu, sendo recolhido ao seu povo; e Esaú e Jacó, seus filhos, o sepultaram.







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35 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.

16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
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Marcos 6

1 Tendo Jesus partido dali, foi para a sua terra, e os seus discípulos o acompanharam.
2 Chegando o sábado, passou a ensinar na sinagoga; e muitos, ouvindo-o, se maravilhavam, dizendo: Donde vêm a este estas coisas? Que sabedoria é esta que lhe foi dada? E como se fazem tais maravilhas por suas mãos?
3 Não é este o carpinteiro, filho de Maria, irmão de Tiago, José, Judas e Simão? E não vivem aqui entre nós suas irmãs? E escandalizavam-se nele.
4 Jesus, porém, lhes disse: Não há profeta sem honra, senão na sua terra, entre os seus parentes e na sua casa.
5 Não pôde fazer ali nenhum milagre, senão curar uns poucos enfermos, impondo-lhes as mãos.
6 Admirou-se da incredulidade deles. Contudo, percorria as aldeias circunvizinhas, a ensinar.
7 Chamou Jesus os doze e passou a enviá-los de dois a dois, dando-lhes autoridade sobre os espíritos imundos.
8 Ordenou-lhes que nada levassem para o caminho, exceto um bordão; nem pão, nem alforje, nem dinheiro;
9 que fossem calçados de sandálias e não usassem duas túnicas.
10 E recomendou-lhes: Quando entrardes nalguma casa, permanecei aí até vos retirardes do lugar.
11 Se nalgum lugar não vos receberem nem vos ouvirem, ao sairdes dali, sacudi o pó dos pés, em testemunho contra eles.
12 Então, saindo eles, pregavam ao povo que se arrependesse;
13 expeliam muitos demônios e curavam numerosos enfermos, ungindo-os com óleo.
14 Chegou isto aos ouvidos do rei Herodes, porque o nome de Jesus já se tornara notório; e alguns diziam: João Batista ressuscitou dentre os mortos, e, por isso, nele operam forças miraculosas.
15 Outros diziam: É Elias; ainda outros: É profeta como um dos profetas.
16 Herodes, porém, ouvindo isto, disse: É João, a quem eu mandei decapitar, que ressurgiu.
17 Porque o mesmo Herodes, por causa de Herodias, mulher de seu irmão Filipe (porquanto Herodes se casara com ela), mandara prender a João e atá-lo no cárcere.
18 Pois João lhe dizia: Não te é lícito possuir a mulher de teu irmão.
19 E Herodias o odiava, querendo matá-lo, e não podia.
20 Porque Herodes temia a João, sabendo que era homem justo e santo, e o tinha em segurança. E, quando o ouvia, ficava perplexo, escutando-o de boa mente.
21 E, chegando um dia favorável, em que Herodes no seu aniversário natalício dera um banquete aos seus dignitários, aos oficiais militares e aos principais da Galiléia,
22 entrou a filha de Herodias e, dançando, agradou a Herodes e aos seus convivas. Então, disse o rei à jovem: Pede-me o que quiseres, e eu to darei.
23 E jurou-lhe: Se pedires mesmo que seja a metade do meu reino, eu ta darei.
24 Saindo ela, perguntou a sua mãe: Que pedirei? Esta respondeu: A cabeça de João Batista.
25 No mesmo instante, voltando apressadamente para junto do rei, disse: Quero que, sem demora, me dês num prato a cabeça de João Batista.
26 Entristeceu-se profundamente o rei; mas, por causa do juramento e dos que estavam com ele à mesa, não lha quis negar.
27 E, enviando logo o executor, mandou que lhe trouxessem a cabeça de João. Ele foi, e o decapitou no cárcere,
28 e, trazendo a cabeça num prato, a entregou à jovem, e esta, por sua vez, a sua mãe.
29 Os discípulos de João, logo que souberam disto, vieram, levaram-lhe o corpo e o depositaram no túmulo.
30 Voltaram os apóstolos à presença de Jesus e lhe relataram tudo quanto haviam feito e ensinado.
31 E ele lhes disse: Vinde repousar um pouco, à parte, num lugar deserto; porque eles não tinham tempo nem para comer, visto serem numerosos os que iam e vinham.
32 Então, foram sós no barco para um lugar solitário.
33 Muitos, porém, os viram partir e, reconhecendo-os, correram para lá, a pé, de todas as cidades, e chegaram antes deles.
34 Ao desembarcar, viu Jesus uma grande multidão e compadeceu-se deles, porque eram como ovelhas que não têm pastor. E passou a ensinar-lhes muitas coisas.
35 Em declinando a tarde, vieram os discípulos a Jesus e lhe disseram: É deserto este lugar, e já avançada a hora;
36 despede-os para que, passando pelos campos ao redor e pelas aldeias, comprem para si o que comer.
37 Porém ele lhes respondeu: Dai-lhes vós mesmos de comer. Disseram-lhe: Iremos comprar duzentos denários de pão para lhes dar de comer?
38 E ele lhes disse: Quantos pães tendes? Ide ver! E, sabendo-o eles, responderam: Cinco pães e dois peixes.
39 Então, Jesus lhes ordenou que todos se assentassem, em grupos, sobre a relva verde.
40 E o fizeram, repartindo-se em grupos de cem em cem e de cinqüenta em cinqüenta.
41 Tomando ele os cinco pães e os dois peixes, erguendo os olhos ao céu, os abençoou; e, partindo os pães, deu-os aos discípulos para que os distribuíssem; e por todos repartiu também os dois peixes.
42 Todos comeram e se fartaram;
43 e ainda recolheram doze cestos cheios de pedaços de pão e de peixe.
44 Os que comeram dos pães eram cinco mil homens.
45 Logo a seguir, compeliu Jesus os seus discípulos a embarcar e passar adiante para o outro lado, a Betsaida, enquanto ele despedia a multidão.
46 E, tendo-os despedido, subiu ao monte para orar.
47 Ao cair da tarde, estava o barco no meio do mar, e ele, sozinho em terra.
48 E, vendo-os em dificuldade a remar, porque o vento lhes era contrário, por volta da quarta vigília da noite, veio ter com eles, andando por sobre o mar; e queria tomar-lhes a dianteira.
49 Eles, porém, vendo-o andar sobre o mar, pensaram tratar-se de um fantasma e gritaram.
50 Pois todos ficaram aterrados à vista dele. Mas logo lhes falou e disse: Tende bom ânimo! Sou eu. Não temais!
51 E subiu para o barco para estar com eles, e o vento cessou. Ficaram entre si atônitos,
52 porque não haviam compreendido o milagre dos pães; antes, o seu coração estava endurecido.
53 Estando já no outro lado, chegaram a terra, em Genesaré, onde aportaram.
54 Saindo eles do barco, logo o povo reconheceu Jesus;
55 e, percorrendo toda aquela região, traziam em leitos os enfermos, para onde ouviam que ele estava.
56 Onde quer que ele entrasse nas aldeias, cidades ou campos, punham os enfermos nas praças, rogando-lhe que os deixasse tocar ao menos na orla da sua veste; e quantos a tocavam saíam curados.






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6 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.

29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.

31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

42 And they did all eat, and were filled.

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:

50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.

54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

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Jó 1

1 Havia um homem na terra de Uz, cujo nome era Jó; homem íntegro e reto, temente a Deus e que se desviava do mal.
2 Nasceram-lhe sete filhos e três filhas.
3 Possuía sete mil ovelhas, três mil camelos, quinhentas juntas de bois e quinhentas jumentas; era também mui numeroso o pessoal ao seu serviço, de maneira que este homem era o maior de todos os do Oriente.
4 Seus filhos iam às casas uns dos outros e faziam banquetes, cada um por sua vez, e mandavam convidar as suas três irmãs a comerem e beberem com eles.
5 Decorrido o turno de dias de seus banquetes, chamava Jó a seus filhos e os santificava; levantava-se de madrugada e oferecia holocaustos segundo o número de todos eles, pois dizia: Talvez tenham pecado os meus filhos e blasfemado contra Deus em seu coração. Assim o fazia Jó continuamente.
6 Num dia em que os filhos de Deus vieram apresentar-se perante o SENHOR, veio também Satanás entre eles.
7 Então, perguntou o SENHOR a Satanás: Donde vens? Satanás respondeu ao SENHOR e disse: De rodear a terra e passear por ela.
8 Perguntou ainda o SENHOR a Satanás: Observaste o meu servo Jó? Porque ninguém há na terra semelhante a ele, homem íntegro e reto, temente a Deus e que se desvia do mal.
9 Então, respondeu Satanás ao SENHOR: Porventura, Jó debalde teme a Deus?
10 Acaso, não o cercaste com sebe, a ele, a sua casa e a tudo quanto tem? A obra de suas mãos abençoaste, e os seus bens se multiplicaram na terra.
11 Estende, porém, a mão, e toca-lhe em tudo quanto tem, e verás se não blasfema contra ti na tua face.
12 Disse o SENHOR a Satanás: Eis que tudo quanto ele tem está em teu poder; somente contra ele não estendas a mão. E Satanás saiu da presença do SENHOR.
13 Sucedeu um dia, em que seus filhos e suas filhas comiam e bebiam vinho na casa do irmão primogênito,
14 que veio um mensageiro a Jó e lhe disse: Os bois lavravam, e as jumentas pasciam junto a eles;
15 de repente, deram sobre eles os sabeus, e os levaram, e mataram aos servos a fio de espada; só eu escapei, para trazer-te a nova.
16 Falava este ainda quando veio outro e disse: Fogo de Deus caiu do céu, e queimou as ovelhas e os servos, e os consumiu; só eu escapei, para trazer-te a nova.
17 Falava este ainda quando veio outro e disse: Dividiram-se os caldeus em três bandos, deram sobre os camelos, os levaram e mataram aos servos a fio de espada; só eu escapei, para trazer-te a nova.
18 Também este falava ainda quando veio outro e disse: Estando teus filhos e tuas filhas comendo e bebendo vinho, em casa do irmão primogênito,
19 eis que se levantou grande vento do lado do deserto e deu nos quatro cantos da casa, a qual caiu sobre eles, e morreram; só eu escapei, para trazer-te a nova.
20 Então, Jó se levantou, rasgou o seu manto, rapou a cabeça e lançou-se em terra e adorou;
21 e disse: Nu saí do ventre de minha mãe e nu voltarei; o SENHOR o deu e o SENHOR o tomou; bendito seja o nome do SENHOR!
22 Em tudo isto Jó não pecou, nem atribuiu a Deus falta alguma.







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1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

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