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Job 24 / Basic English

1. Why are times not stored up by the Ruler of all, and why do those who have knowledge of him not see his days?
2. The landmarks are changed by evil men, they violently take away flocks, together with their keepers.
3. They send away the ass of him who has no father, they take the widow's ox for debt.
4. The crushed are turned out of the way; all the poor of the earth go into a secret place together.
5. Like asses in the waste land they go out to their work, looking for food with care; from the waste land they get bread for their children.
6. They get mixed grain from the field, and they take away the late fruit from the vines of those who have wealth.
7. They take their rest at night without clothing, and have no cover in the cold.
8. They are wet with the rain of the mountains, and get into the cracks of the rock for cover.
9. The child without a father is forced from its mother's breast, and they take the young children of the poor for debt.
10. Others go about without clothing, and though they have no food, they get in the grain from the fields.
11. Between the lines of olive-trees they make oil; though they have no drink, they are crushing out the grapes.
12. From the town come sounds of pain from those who are near death, and the soul of the wounded is crying out for help; but God does not take note of their prayer.
13. Then there are those who are haters of the light, who have no knowledge of its ways, and do not go in them.
14. He who is purposing death gets up before day, so that he may put to death the poor and those in need.
15. And the man whose desire is for the wife of another is waiting for the evening, saying, No eye will see me; and he puts a cover on his face. And in the night the thief goes about;
16. In the dark he makes holes in the walls of houses: in the daytime they are shutting themselves up, they have no knowledge of the light.
17. For the middle of the night is as morning to them, they are not troubled by the fear of the dark.
18. They go quickly on the face of the waters; their heritage is cursed in the earth; the steps of the crusher of grapes are not turned to their vine-garden.
19. Snow waters become dry with the heat: so do sinners go down into the underworld.
20. The public place of his town has no more knowledge of him, and his name has gone from the memory of men: he is rooted up like a dead tree.
21. He is not kind to the widow, and he has no pity for her child.
22. But God by his power gives long life to the strong; he gets up again, though he has no hope of life.
23. He takes away his fear of danger and gives him support; and his eyes are on his ways.
24. For a short time they are lifted up; then they are gone; they are made low, they are pulled off like fruit, and like the heads of grain they are cut off.
25. And if it is not so, now, who will make it clear that my words are false, and that what I say is of no value?
Job 25 / Basic English

1. Then Bildad the Shuhite made answer and said,
2. Rule and power are his; he makes peace in his high places.
3. Is it possible for his armies to be numbered? and on whom is not his light shining?
4. How then is it possible for man to be upright before God? or how may he be clean who is a son of woman?
5. See, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not clean in his eyes:
6. How much less man who is an insect, and the son of man who is a worm!
Job 26 / Basic English

1. Then Job made answer and said,
2. How have you given help to him who has no power! how have you been the salvation of the arm which has no strength!
3. How have you given teaching to him who has no wisdom, and fully made clear true knowledge!
4. To whom have your words been said? and whose spirit came out from you?
5. The shades in the underworld are shaking; the waters and those living in them.
6. The underworld is uncovered before him, and Destruction has no veil.
7. By his hand the north is stretched out in space, and the earth is hanging on nothing.
8. By him the waters are shut up in his thick clouds, and the cloud does not give way under them.
9. By him the face of his high seat is veiled, and his cloud stretched out over it.
10. By him a circle is marked out on the face of the waters, to the limits of the light and the dark.
11. The pillars of heaven are shaking, and are overcome by his sharp words.
12. By his power the sea was made quiet; and by his wisdom Rahab was wounded.
13. By his wind the heavens become bright: by his hand the quickly moving snake was cut through.
14. See, these are only the outskirts of his ways; and how small is that which comes to our ears about him! But the thunder of his acts of power is outside all knowledge.
Romans 10 / Basic English

1. Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is, that they may get salvation.
2. For I give witness of them that they have a strong desire for God, but not with knowledge.
3. Because, not having knowledge of God's righteousness, and desiring to give effect to their righteousness, they have not put themselves under the righteousness of God.
4. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who has faith.
5. For Moses says that the man who does the righteousness which is of the law will get life by it.
6. But the righteousness which is of faith says these words, Say not in your heart, Who will go up to heaven? (that is, to make Christ come down:)
7. Or, Who will go down into the deep? (that is, to make Christ come again from the dead:)
8. But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: that is, the word of faith of which we are the preachers:
9. Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:
10. For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.
11. Because it is said in the holy Writings, Whoever has faith in him will not be shamed.
12. And the Jew is not different from the Greek: for there is the same Lord of all, who is good to all who have hope in his name:
13. Because, Whoever will give worship to the name of the Lord will get salvation.
14. But how will they give worship to him in whom they have no faith? and how will they have faith in him of whom they have not had news? and how will they have news without a preacher?
15. And how will there be preachers if they are not sent? As it is said, How beautiful are the feet of those who give the glad news of good things.
16. But they have not all given ear to the good news. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has had faith in our word?
17. So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
18. But I say, Did not the word come to their ears? Yes, certainly: Their sound has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
19. But I say, Had Israel no knowledge? First Moses says, You will be moved to envy by that which is not a nation, and by a foolish people I will make you angry.
20. And Isaiah says without fear, Those who were not searching for me made discovery of me; and I was seen by those whose hearts were turned away from me.
21. But about Israel he says; All the day my hands have been stretched out to a people whose hearts were turned away, and who put themselves against my word.