M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Job 27 & Psalm 109 – A somber message

Psalm 109 is familiar to us for it is quoted in Acts.

Act 1:20  For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
Psa 109:8  Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

But in both of these chapters in today’s reading, Job and David write about the fate of the unrighteous. The texts are self explanatory.

 Job Continues: I Will Maintain My Integrity

Job 27:1  Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 27:2  As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

Job 27:3  All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

Job 27:4  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Job 27:5  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

Job 27:6  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Job 27:7  Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

Job 27:8  For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Job 27:9  Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

Job 27:10  Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?

Job 27:11  I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

Job 27:12  Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

Job 27:13  This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

Job 27:14  If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

Job 27:15  Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

Job 27:16  Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Job 27:17  He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Job 27:18  He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

Job 27:19  The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Job 27:20  Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Job 27:21  The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

Job 27:22  For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

Job 27:23  Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

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Help Me, O Lord My God

Psa 109:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;

Psa 109:2  For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Psa 109:3  They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

Psa 109:4  For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

Psa 109:5  And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Psa 109:6  Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Psa 109:7  When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Psa 109:8  Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Psa 109:9  Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Psa 109:10  Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Psa 109:11  Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

Psa 109:12  Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

Psa 109:13  Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Psa 109:14  Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

Psa 109:15  Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Psa 109:16  Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.

Psa 109:17  As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Psa 109:18  As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

Psa 109:19  Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

Psa 109:20  Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

Psa 109:21  But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name’s sake: because thy mercy isgood, deliver thou me.

Psa 109:22  For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Psa 109:23  I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Psa 109:24  My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

Psa 109:25  I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

Psa 109:26  Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

Psa 109:27  That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

Psa 109:28  Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

Psa 109:29  Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

Psa 109:30  I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.

Psa 109:31  For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

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