Job 9: 1-12 and Mark 6: 45-52
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Job 9:1–12

Then Job answered and said:

    “Truly I know that it is so:
        But how can a man be in the right before God?
    If one wished to contend with him,
        one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
    He is wise in heart and mighty in strength
        —who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—
    he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
        when he overturns them in his anger,
    who shakes the earth out of its place,
        and its pillars tremble;
    who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
        who seals up the stars;
    who alone stretched out the heavens
        and trampled the waves of the sea;
    who made the Bear and Orion,
        the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;
    who does great things beyond searching out,
        and marvelous things beyond number.
    Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not;
        he moves on, but I do not perceive him.
    Behold, he snatches away; who can turn him back?
        Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’


Mark 6:45–52

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.


English Standard Version (ESV)

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