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38 JOB 

"Then Jehovah answered Job out of the windstorm:

 2 “Who is this who is obscuring my counsel
And speaking without knowledge?

 3 Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me.

 4 Where were you when I founded the earth?
Tell me, if you think you understand.

 5 Who set its measurements, in case you know,
Or who stretched a measuring line across it?

 6 Into what were its pedestals sunk,
Or who laid its cornerstone,

 7 When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, And all the sons of God began shouting in applause?

 8 And who barricaded the sea behind doors
When it burst out from the womb,

 9 When I clothed it with clouds And wrapped it in thick gloom,

10 When I established my limit for it And put its bars and doors in place,

11 And I said, ‘You may come this far, and no farther;
Here is where your proud waves will stop’?

12 Have you ever commanded the morning Or made the dawn know its place,

13 To take hold of the ends of the earth And to shake the wicked out of it?

14 It is transformed like clay under a seal, And its features stand out like those of a garment.

15 But the light of the wicked is held back from them,
And their uplifted arm is broken.

16 Have you gone down to the sources of the sea
Or explored the deep waters?

17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

18 Have you understood the vast expanse of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all of this.

19 In which direction does the light reside?
And where is the place of darkness,

20 That you should take it to its territory
And understand the paths to its home?

21 Do you know this because you were already born
And the number of your years is great?

22 Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress,
For the day of battle and war?

24 From what direction is light dispersed,
And from where does the east wind blow on the earth?

25 Who has cut a channel for the flood
And made a path for the thunderous storm cloud,

26 To make it rain where no man lives, On the wilderness where there are no humans,

27 To satisfy devastated wastelands
And cause the grass to sprout?

28 Does the rain have a father, Or who fathered the dewdrops?

29 From whose womb did the ice emerge,
And who gave birth to the frost of heaven

30 When the waters are covered as if with stone,
And the surface of the deep waters is frozen solid?

31 Can you tie the ropes of the Kiʹmah constellation Or untie the cords of the Keʹsil constellation?

32 Can you lead out a constellation in its season Or guide the Ash constellation along with its sons?

33 Do you know the laws governing the heavens, Or can you impose their authority on the earth?

34 Can you raise your voice to the clouds
To cause a flood of water to cover you?

35 Can you send out lightning bolts?
Will they come and say to you, ‘Here we are!’

36 Who put wisdom within the clouds
Or gave understanding to the sky phenomenon?

37 Who is wise enough to count the clouds,
Or who can tip over the water jars of heaven

38 When the dust pours into a mass
And the clods of earth stick together?

39 Can you hunt prey for a lion
Or satisfy the appetites of young lions

40 When they crouch in their lairs Or lie in ambush in their dens?

41 Who prepares food for the raven
When its young cry to God for help
And wander about because there is nothing to eat?

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      MAN LITTLENESS COMPARED TO OUR CREATOR JEHOVAH GOD 
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    • By JW Insider
      When I was a boy, I heard my father give the Society's hour talk on the book of Job about 10 times. The talk spent a good portion of the time showing that Behemoth was a hippopotamus, and Leviathan was a crocodile.
      Of course, very little time was spent on the fact that the book of Job also says the following about the Behemoth, which is not at all true of a hippo:
      (Job 40:15-20) 15 Here, now, is Be·heʹmoth, which I made as I made you. . . . 17 It stiffens [or, sways] its tail like a cedar; The sinews of its thighs are woven together. 18 Its bones are tubes of copper; Its limbs are like wrought-iron rods. 19 It ranks first [or, "it is the beginning" -- NWT footnote] among the works of God; Only its Maker can approach it with his sword. 20 For the mountains produce food for it, Where all the wild animals play.
      The little tail of the hippopotamus does not move or sway like a cedar. It was hardly the beginning of God's creative works. The mountains do not produce food for it. Creatures much more terrifying than hippos have been caught and hunted by man for centuries. When we know what Behemoth is we can then understand why it is tied to the creation of man (cf. "which I made as I made you"), and why it is said to be "first" among God's creative works. Another curious thing about "Behemoth" is that it is a plural word. If it is a type of "plural of majesty" (as in Elohim, or "God of Gods"), then it could mean something like, "Beast of Beasts."
      The Leviathan is even less like a crocodile than Behemoth is like a hippo. Note:
      (Job 41:1-34) . . .“Can you catch Le·viʹa·than with a fishhook Or hold down its tongue with a rope?  . . . 7 Will you fill its hide with harpoons Or its head with fishing spears?  8 Lay your hand on it; You will remember the battle and never do it again!  9 Any hope of subduing it is futile. The mere sight of it would overwhelm you. 10 No one dares to stir it up. . . . 12 I will not be silent about its limbs, About its mightiness and its well-formed body. 13 Who has removed its outer covering? Who will enter its open jaws? 14 Who can pry open the doors of its mouth? Its teeth all around are fearsome. 15 Its back has rows of scales Tightly sealed together. 16 Each one fits so closely to the other That no air can come between them. 17 They are stuck to one another; They cling together and cannot be separated. 18 Its snorting flashes out light, And its eyes are like the rays of dawn. 19 Flashes of lightning go out of its mouth; Fiery sparks escape. 20 Smoke pours out of its nostrils, Like a furnace fueled with rushes. 21 Its breath sets coals ablaze, And a flame shoots from its mouth. 22 There is great strength in its neck, And dismay runs before it. 23 The folds of its flesh are tightly joined together; They are firm, as though cast upon it and immovable. 24 Its heart is hard as stone, Yes, hard as a lower millstone. 25 When it rises up, even the mighty are frightened; Its thrashing causes bewilderment. 26 No sword that reaches it will prevail; Nor will spear, dart, or arrowhead. 27 It regards iron as straw, Copper as rotten wood. 28 An arrow does not make it flee; Slingstones turn into stubble against it. 29 It regards a club as stubble, And it laughs at the rattling of a javelin. 30 Underneath, it is like sharp fragments of pottery; It spreads itself in the mud like a threshing sledge. 31 It makes the deep boil just like a pot; It stirs up the sea like an ointment pot. 32 It leaves a glistening wake in its path. One would think that the deep had white hair. 33 There is nothing like it on the earth, A creature made to have no fear. 34 It glares at everything that is haughty. It is king over all the majestic wild beasts.”
      Do crocodiles snort out fire and sparks from their nostrils? Do their eyes shine brightly? Does lightning go out of its mouth? is it like a furnace inside, so that its very breath sends a flame that can set coals ablaze? Does it really stir up the deep seas like a cauldron? Looking again at the New World Translation it's hard for me to believe, now, that I ever thought this was a crocodile.
      Of course, part of the problem is that Witnesses, like many fundamentalist religions, too, do not want to see "fabulous" creatures in the Bible. It opens up the Bible to ridicule if it refers to "real" dragons and unicorns and beasts that seem never to have existed. Yet the idea appears even more "fabulous" if we read from some other translations, or more especially, the "Septuagint" LXX era translations, which would have been based on Hebrew manuscripts from as early as 400 BCE, rather than the NWT which is based on Hebrew manuscripts from as late as 1100 CE.
      Here are some of the quotes from Job in the LXX:
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Job 40:15-23 But look now you are familiar with "monsters" [Behemoth]; they eat grass like cows. Look now its strength is in its loins, and its power in its belly's navel. It stood up its tail like a cypress, and its sinews have been interwoven. Its flanks are flanks of copper, and its spine is cast iron. . . . This is the chief of what the Lord created, made to be mocked at by his angels. But when it went up on a steep mountain, it brought its gladness to the quadrupeds in Tartarus. . . . If there is a flood, it will never take notice. {*It trusts that the Jordan will tumble into its mouth.}
      Job 40:25-41:26 [Masoretic 41:1-34] And will you catch a dragon [Leviathan] with a fish hook? . . . And do nations feed on it, and do the Phoenician races divvy it up? And a whole fleet, gathered, cannot carry the mere skin of its tail. {and its head in fisherman's boats}. But you will lay a hand on it, though you remember the battle that is waging in its body, and let it happen no more! . . . Who will uncover the front of what it is wearing? And who could enter the plate of its cuirass? Who will open the gates of its face? Fear is all around its teeth. Its inwards are bronze shields. . . . Light shines forth at its sneezing and its eyes have the look of the morning star. From its mouth proceed flaming torches, and fiery braziers are being cast forth. From its nostrils smoke of a furnace burning with the fire of coals. Its soul is coals, and a flame proceeds from its mouth. . . . Its heart is solid like stone, and it stands like an unyielding anvil. . . . It makes the deep boil like a caldron and regards the sea as a pot of ointment and Tartarus of the deep as a captive. . . . There is nothing else on earth like it, made to be mocked at by my angels. Everything high it sees, and it is king over all that are in the waters.
      The basic idea remains in modern translations, but there is some evidence that the Masoretic text (which the NWT is based upon) has often cleaned up what was thought to be embarrassing to medieval rabbis in the intervening centuries. The references to "Tartarus" [see Greek mythology] are curious, especially due to 2 Peter 2:4. But the additional references to Leviathan in the Hebrew Scriptures are just as striking.
       
       
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    • By Bible Speaks
      (Russia) Pyotr Krivokulsky remembers the summer of 1945 when the brothers were tried and sent to various camps. "In the camp where I was, many prisoners showed an interest in the truth. One prisoner, a clergyman, quickly understood the truth and took his stand for Jehovah." Nevertheless, conditions were harsh. "One inspector told me: ‘Your Jehovah won’t free you from here.’ My daily ration was 10 ounces of bread and a cup of water. I repeatedly asked Jehovah to give me the strength to endure.
      (Jer. 15:15) The labor camp court sentenced me to ten years of maximum-security for ‘agitation and propaganda against Soviet authority.’ I was told that if I didn’t renounce my faith, these [criminals] would do anything to me that they were told to do. I weighed only 80 pounds and could barely walk. But even there, I was able to find ones who were favorably disposed toward the truth. Once when praying, an elderly man approached me and asked, ‘What did you do to end up in this hell?’
      Learning that I was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, he sat down, embraced me, and kissed me. Then he said: ‘Sonny, I have wanted to learn about the Bible for so long! Will you please teach me?’ My happiness knew no bounds. I had sewed several old scraps from the Gospels into my tattered clothes, so I immediately pulled them out. His eyes filled with tears. He told me that he worked in the camp’s mess hall and that he would feed me. He grew spiritually, and I gained strength.
      I was sure that Jehovah had made this arrangement. After a few months, he was set free, and I was taken to another camp where conditions were much better. I was happy to be conducting Bible studies with four prisoners. In 1952 the camp foremen found us with literature. When our sentences were read, none of my Bible students panicked. I was so happy about that! All four of us were sentenced to 25 years in the camps. I got an extra 25 years in a maximum-security camp and 10 years in exile.
      Leaving the room, we thanked Jehovah for supporting us. The guards were astonished, wondering what we were happy about. We were split up and sent to different camps while I was sent to the maximum-security camp in Vorkuta.” (2008 Yearbook)

    • By Bible Speaks
      41 "And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw away, and he bent his knees and began to pray, 42 "saying: “Father, if you want to, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, let, not my will, but yours take place.” 43 "Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him."
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    • By Bible Speaks
      Practicing the new Kingdom songs 
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      Song 138
      Jehovah Is Your Name
      (Psalm 83:18)
      1. The living and true God—
      The God of all creation
      In ev’ry generation—
      Jehovah is your name.
      We’re honored and we’re proud
      To be your congregation.
      In ev’ry tribe and nation,
      Your glory we proclaim.
      (CHORUS)
      Jehovah, Jehovah,
      There is no God like you.
      There’s no other in the heavens
      Or on the earth below.
      You alone are God Almighty,
      And this all men must know.
      Jehovah, Jehovah,
      We have no other God but you.
      2. You cause us to become
      Whatever you desire,
      To do as you require—
      Jehovah is your name.
      And Witnesses for you
      Is what you’ve kindly named us.
      We’re honored you have claimed us—
      A people for your name.
      (CHORUS)
      Jehovah, Jehovah,
      There is no God like you.
      There’s no other in the heavens
      Or on the earth below.
      You alone are God Almighty,
      And this all men must know.
      Jehovah, Jehovah,
      We have no other God but you.
      (See also 2 Chron. 6:14; Ps. 72:19; Isa. 42:8.)

    • By Bible Speaks
      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see.Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing." (Isaiah 40:26) NWT

    • By Bible Speaks
      There is nothing that brings joy than to know someone out there is ready to hold all your burdens on his shoulders.
      But not only holding them but also bringing an end to all the burdens we have and rescues us from this unjust system.
      (Job 29:12)   Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. For I would rescue the poor who cried for help, Along with the fatherless child and anyone who had no helper." 
      Its no other but Jehovah 
      He will rescue 
      The poor, the fatherless, the orphans,
      The wayward and all others in no time.
      Let's remain faithful and keep our eyes on the prize.
      Will you?
      I promise I will.
      #JehovahGod #GodsKingdom #LoyalLove #JesusChrist #LoveOneAnother? #Prayforoneanother?

    • By Bible Speaks
      "By him we have life and move and exist."—Acts 17:28.NWT
      #JehovahGod #Creator #miracle #JesusChrist #LoveOneAnother?
       

      "Por él tenemos vida y nos movemos y existimos." (Hech. 17:28).NWT
      #JehovahGod #Creator #JesusChrist #GodsKingdom #LoveOneAnother?

    • By Bible Speaks
      "Looking at them intently, Jesus said to them: “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."    (Matthew 19:26) NWT jw.org
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    • By Bible Speaks
      “God Is Love”
      “He that does not love has not come to know God, because God is love.”—(1 JOHN 4:8)
      ALL of Jehovah’s attributes are sterling, perfect, and appealing. But the most endearing of all of Jehovah’s qualities is love. 
      Nothing else draws us so powerfully to Jehovah as his love. Happily, love is also his dominant quality. How do we know that?
      The Bible says something about love that it never says about Jehovah’s other cardinal attributes. The Scriptures do not say that God is power or that God is justice or even that God is wisdom. 
      He possesses those qualities and is the ultimate source of all three. About love, though, something more profound is said at 1 John 4:8: “God is love.” 
      Yes, love runs very deep in Jehovah. It is his very essence, or nature. Generally speaking, we might think of it this way: Jehovah’s power enables him to act. His justice and his wisdom guide the way he acts. However, Jehovah’s love motivates him to act. And his love is always reflected in the way he uses his other attributes.
      Since Jehovah has feelings, the pain he must have suffered over the death of his Son is beyond the power of our words to express. What can be expressed is Jehovah’s motive for having allowed it to happen. Why did the Father subject himself to such pain? 
      Jehovah reveals something wonderful to us at John 3:16—a Bible verse so important that it has been called the Gospel in miniature. It says: “God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” So God’s motive amounted to this: love. No greater love has ever been shown.
      How Jehovah Assures Us of His Love
      However, an important question arises: Does God love us personally? Some may agree that God loves mankind in general, as John 3:16 says. But they feel, in effect, ‘God could never love me as an individual.’ The fact is that Satan the Devil is eager for us to believe that Jehovah neither loves us nor values us. 
      On the other hand, no matter how unlovable or worthless we may think we are, Jehovah assures us that each of his faithful servants is of value to him. jw.org

    • By Bible Speaks
      WHAT JEHOVAH WANTS            FOR HIS PEOPLE 
      "And your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it,” in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left."
      (Isaiah 30:21) NWT jw.org

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