When God sends us something good, we welcome it. How can we complain when he sends us trouble?
I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing.
In the grave wicked people stop their evil, and tired workers find rest at last....Everyone is there, the famous and the unknown, and slaves at last are free.
I heard a voice out of the silence: Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God or be pure before his Creator?
It is God who raises the humble and gives joy to all who mourn.
God bandages the wounds he makes; his hand hurts you, and his hand heals.
Human life is like forced army service, like a life of hard manual labor, like a slave longing for cool shade; like a worker waiting to be paid.
Like a cloud that fades and is gone, we humans die and never return; we are forgotten by all who knew us.
What is man that you make so much lf him, that you give him so much attention?
Has my sin harmed you, O God?
(Job 7:20, Living Bible)
Our life is short, we know nothing at all; we pass like shadows across the earth.
The wisdom of the past will teach you. The experience of others will speak to you, reminding you that those who forget God have no hope.
(Job 8:10-13, Living Bible)
A man without God is trusting in a spiders web.
(Job 8:14, Living Bible)
God will not cast away a good man.
(Job 8:20, Living Bible)
How can a mortal be righteous before God?
God passes by but I cannot see him.
The pride of man collapses before him.
(Job 9:13, Living Bible)
Even if I were perfect, God would prove me wicked.
(Job 9:20, Living Bible)
You are no mere man as I am.
(Job 9:32, Living Bible)
There are many sides to wisdom; there are things too deep for human knowledge
God knows the world of the dead.
Put your heart right.
You will have courage because you will have hope.
(Job 11:18, Living Bible)
It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; every man’s life is in his power.
He sends light to places dark as death.
Do you think you can fool God the way you fool others?
(Job 13:9, Good News Bible)
How can you demand purity in one born impure?
(Job 14:4, Living Bible)
We die, and that is the end of us; we die, and where are we then?
Your sins are telling your mouth what to say.
(Job 15:4, Living Bible)
Can any human being be really pure? Can anyone be right with God?
If they are foolish enough to trust in evil, then evil will be their reward.
(Job 15:31, Good News Bible)
There is someone in heaven to stand up for me and take my side.
(Job 16:19, Good News Bible)
Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return.
I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at last - the Last One - He will stand upon the earth.
(Job 19:25 / 16:19)
I will see God. I will see him with my own eyes, and he will not be a stranger.
Is there anyone, even the wisest, who could ever be of use to God? Does our doing right benefit God, or does your being good help him at all?
(Job 22:1-3, Good News Bible)
Make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy.
(Job 22:21, Good News Bible)
You must humbly return to God.
The Almighty himself shall be your treasure; he will be your precious silver!
(Job 22:25, Living Bible)
God brings down the proud and saves the humble.
(Job 22:29, Good News Bible)
Oh, that I know where to find God - that I could go to his throne and talk with him there.
(Job 23:3, Living Bible)
It is God, not the dark, that makes me afraid.
God, in his strength, destroys the mighty.
Is there any place where God’s light does not shine?
What is man worth in God’s eyes?
The world of the dead lies open to God; no covering shields it from his sight.
(Job 26:6, Good News Bible)
The heavens are made beautiful by his spirt.
(Job 26:13, Living Bible)
How faint the whisper we hear of him.
God said to us humans, “To be wise, you must have reverence for the Lord. To understand, you must turn from evil.”
The same God who created me created my servants also.
For if the majesty of God opposes me, what hope is there?
(Job 31:23, Living Bible)
It is not mere age that makes men wise. Rather, it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty which makes him intelligent
God’s spirit made me and gave me life.
You and I are the same in God’s sight, both of us were formed from clay.
God is greater than man. Why should you fight against him just because he does not give account to you of what he does?
(Job 33:12, Living Bible)
God often does these things for man - brings back his soul from the pit so that he may live in the light of the living.
(Job 33:29-30, Living Bible)
God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
If God were to withdraw his Spirit, all life would disappear and mankind would turn again to dust.
(Job 34:14-15, Living Bible)
He does not take the side of rulers nor favor the rich over the poor, for he created everyone.
There is no darkness dark enough to hide a sinner from God.
God simply shatters the greatest of men, and puts others in their place.
(Job 34:24, Living Bible)
There is nothing God needs from you.
God is mighty, but does not despise men.
God teaches men through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes.
Don’t let your anger at others lead you into scoffing at God! Don’t let your suffering embitter you at the only one who can deliver you.
(Job 36:18, Living Bible)
We cannot fully know his greatness.
At God’s command amazing things happen, wonderful things that we can’t understand.
God’s power is so great that we cannot come near him.
The Lord answered Job out of the storm.
Everything under heaven belongs to me.