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Job 36 / Basic English

1. And Elihu went on to say,
2. Give me a little more time, and I will make it clear to you; for I have still something to say for God.
3. I will get my knowledge from far, and I will give righteousness to my Maker.
4. For truly my words are not false; one who has all knowledge is talking with you.
5. Truly, God gives up the hard-hearted, and will not give life to the sinner.
6. His eyes are ever on the upright, and he gives to the crushed their right;
7. Lifting them up to the seat of kings, and making them safe for ever.
8. And if they have been prisoned in chains, and taken in cords of trouble,
9. Then he makes clear to them what they have done, even their evil works in which they have taken pride.
10. Their ear is open to his teaching, and he gives them orders so that their hearts may be turned from evil.
11. If they give ear to his voice, and do his word, then he gives them long life, and years full of pleasure.
12. But if not, they come to their end, and give up their breath without knowledge.
13. Those who have no fear of God keep wrath stored up in their hearts; they give no cry for help when they are made prisoners.
14. They come to their end while they are still young, their life is short like that of those who are used for sex purposes in the worship of their gods.
15. He makes the wrong done to the poor the way of their salvation, opening their ears by their trouble.
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21. Take care not to be turned to sin, for you have taken evil for your part in place of sorrow.
22. Truly God is lifted up in strength; who is a ruler like him?
23. Who ever gave orders to him, or said to him, You have done wrong?
24. See that you give praise to his work, about which men make songs.
25. All people are looking on it; man sees it from far.
26. Truly, God is great, greater than all our knowledge; the number of his years may not be searched out.
27. For he takes up the drops from the sea; he sends them through his mist as rain,
28. Flowing down from the sky, and dropping on the peoples.
29. And who has knowledge of how the clouds are stretched out, or of the thunders of his tent?
30. See, he is stretching out his mist, covering the tops of the mountains with it.
31. For by these he gives food to the peoples, and bread in full measure.
32. He takes the light in his hands, sending it against the mark.
33. The thunder makes clear his passion, and the storm gives news of his wrath.
Job 37 / Basic English

1. At this my heart is shaking; it is moved out of its place.
2. Give ear to the rolling noise of his voice; to the hollow sound which goes out of his mouth.
3. He sends it out through all the heaven, and his thunder-flame to the ends of the earth.
4. After it a voice is sounding, thundering out the word of his power; he does not keep back his thunder-flames; from his mouth his voice is sounding.
5. He does wonders, more than may be searched out; great things of which we have no knowledge;
6. For he says to the snow, Make the earth wet; and to the rain-storm, Come down.
7. He puts an end to the work of every man, so that all may see his work.
8. Then the beasts go into their holes, and take their rest.
9. Out of its place comes the storm-wind, and the cold out of its store-houses.
10. By the breath of God ice is made, and the wide waters are shut in.
11. The thick cloud is weighted with thunder-flame, and the cloud sends out its light;
12. And it goes this way and that, round about, turning itself by his guiding, to do whatever he gives orders to be done, on the face of his world of men,
13. For a rod, or for a curse, or for mercy, causing it to come on the mark.
14. Give ear to this, O Job, and keep quiet in your place; and take note of the wonders worked by God.
15. Have you knowledge of God's ordering of his works, how he makes the light of his cloud to be seen?
16. Have you knowledge of the balancings of the clouds, the wonders of him who has all wisdom?
17. You, whose clothing is warm, when the earth is quiet because of the south wind,
18. Will you, with him, make the skies smooth, and strong as a polished looking-glass?
19. Make clear to me what we are to say to him; we are unable to put our cause before him, because of the dark.
20. How may he have knowledge of my desire for talk with him? or did any man ever say, May destruction come on me?
21. And now the light is not seen, for it is dark because of the clouds; but a wind comes, clearing them away.
22. A bright light comes out of the north; God's glory is greatly to be feared.
23. There is no searching out of the Ruler of all: his strength and his judging are great; he is full of righteousness, doing no wrong.
24. For this cause men go in fear of him; he has no respect for any who are wise in heart.
Romans 16 / Basic English

1. It is my desire to say a good word for Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae:
2. That you will take her in kindly, after the way of the saints, as one who is the Lord's, and give her help in anything in which she may have need of you: because she has been a help to a great number and to myself.
3. Give my love to Prisca and Aquila, workers with me in Christ Jesus,
4. Who for my life put their necks in danger; to whom not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are in debt:
5. And say a kind word to the church which is in their house. Give my love to my dear Epaenetus, who is the first fruit of Asia to Christ.
6. Give my love to Mary, who gave much care to you.
7. Give my love to Andronicus and Junia, my relations, who were in prison with me, who are noted among the Apostles, and who were in Christ before me.
8. Give my love to Ampliatus, who is dear to me in the Lord,
9. Give my love to Urbanus, a worker in Christ with us, and to my dear Stachys.
10. Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus.
11. Give my love to Herodion, my relation. Say a kind word to those of the house of Narcissus, who are in the Lord.
12. Give my love to Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Give my love to my dear Persis, who did much work in the Lord.
13. Give my love to Rufus, one of the Lord's selection, and to his mother and mine.
14. Give my love to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them.
15. Give my love to Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
16. Give one another a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send their love to you.
17. Now, it is my desire, brothers, that you will take note of those who are causing division and trouble among you, quite against the teaching which was given to you: and keep away from them.
18. For such people are not servants of the Lord Christ, but of their stomachs; and by their smooth and well-said words the hearts of those who have no knowledge of evil are tricked.
19. For all have knowledge of how you do what you are ordered. For this reason I have joy in you, but it is my desire that you may be wise in what is good, and without knowledge of evil.
20. And the God of peace will be crushing Satan under your feet before long. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
21. Timothy, who is working with me, sends his love to you, so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my relations.
22. I, Tertius, who have done the writing of this letter, send love in the Lord.
23. Gaius, with whom I am living, whose house is open to all the church, sends his love, so does Erastus, the manager of the accounts of the town, and Quartus, the brother.
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25. Now to him who is able to make you strong in agreement with the good news which I gave you and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in the light of the revelation of that secret which has been kept through times eternal,
26. But is now made clear; and by the writings of the prophets, by the order of the eternal God, the knowledge of it has been given to all the nations, so that they may come under the rule of the faith;
27. To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory for ever. So be it.