September 22 Devotional Reading

Our reading for September 22 is Job 37-39 and Psalm 119:145-152.

Job 37 – KJV (Audio)
1: At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
2: Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound [that] goeth out of his mouth.
3: He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
4: After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
5: God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
6: For he saith to the snow, Be thou [on] the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
7: He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
8: Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
9: Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
10: By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11: Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
12: And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
13: He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14: Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15: Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
16: Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17: How thy garments [are] warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south [wind]?
18: Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking glass?
19: Teach us what we shall say unto him; [for] we cannot order [our speech] by reason of darkness.
20: Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
21: And now [men] see not the bright light which [is] in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
22: Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is] terrible majesty.
23: [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
24: Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any [that are] wise of heart.

Job 38 – KJV (Audio)
1: Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2: Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3: Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4: Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5: Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6: Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7: When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8: Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb?
9: When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10: And brake up for it my decreed [place], and set bars and doors,
11: And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
12: Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; [and] caused the dayspring to know his place;
13: That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14: It is turned as clay [to] the seal; and they stand as a garment.
15: And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
16: Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
17: Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18: Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
19: Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth? and [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof,
20: That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths [to] the house thereof?
21: Knowest thou [it], because thou wast then born? or [because] the number of thy days [is] great?
22: Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
23: Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24: By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
25: Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
26: To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man;
27: To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28: Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29: Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
30: The waters are hid as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31: Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32: Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
33: Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
34: Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
35: Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we [are]?
36: Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
37: Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38: When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39: Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40: When they couch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41: Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

Job 39 – KJV (Audio)
1: Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
2: Canst thou number the months [that] they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
3: They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
4: Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
5: Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
6: Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings.
7: He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
8: The range of the mountains [is] his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.
9: Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
10: Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
11: Wilt thou trust him, because his strength [is] great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
12: Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather [it into] thy barn?
13: [Gavest thou] the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
14: Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
15: And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
16: She is hardened against her young ones, as though [they were] not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
17: Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
18: What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
19: Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
20: Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils [is] terrible.
21: He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in [his] strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.
22: He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
23: The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.
24: He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that [it is] the sound of the trumpet.
25: He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
26: Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, [and] stretch her wings toward the south?
27: Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
28: She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
29: From thence she seeketh the prey, [and] her eyes behold afar off.
30: Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain [are], there [is] she.

Psalms 119:145-152 – KJV (Audio)
145: KOPH. I cried with [my] whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146: I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147: I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148: Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149: Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150: They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151: Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth.
152: Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

This Daily Bible Study text is from the 1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible, also known as the Authorized Version.

September 21 Devotional Reading

Based on our reading plan, September 21 is a day off for reflection, re-reading, and catch-up.

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