You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust."
For when he dies, he will take nothing at all; his wealth will not follow him down.
As he came from his mother's womb, so he will go again, naked as he came; he will take nothing for his efforts that he can carry in his hands.
and the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out.
the Lord gave
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?" Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld children from you?"
God has also given riches and wealth to every man, and He has allowed him to enjoy them, take his reward, and rejoice in his labor. This is a gift of God,
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?
Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.
And now don't be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei's curses today."
The king did not listen to the people, because the turn of events came from the LORD to carry out His word, which the LORD had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
I am speechless; I do not open my mouth because of what You have done.
Who gave Jacob to the robber, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD? Have we not sinned against Him? They were not willing to walk in His ways, and they would not listen to His instruction.
I form light and create darkness, I make success and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
If a ram's horn is blown in a city, aren't people afraid? If a disaster occurs in a city, hasn't the LORD done it?
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I'm generous?'
to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.
But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face."
So Samuel told him everything and did not hide anything from him. Eli responded, "He is the LORD. He will do what He thinks is good."
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "The word of the LORD that you have spoken is good," for he thought: Why not, if there will be peace and security during my lifetime?
[Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, who drove him out, and he departed.] I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.
But You have spurned and rejected him; You have become enraged with Your anointed.
You have repudiated the covenant with Your servant; You have completely dishonored his crown.
You have broken down all his walls; You have reduced his fortified cities to ruins.
All who pass by plunder him; he has become a joke to his neighbors.
You have lifted high the right hand of his foes; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
You have also turned back his sharp sword and have not let him stand in battle.
You have made his splendor cease and have overturned his throne.
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah
How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your anger keep burning like fire?
Remember how short my life is. Have You created everyone for nothing?
What man can live and never see death? Who can save himself from the power of Sheol? Selah
Lord, where are the former acts of Your faithful love that You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
Remember, Lord, the ridicule against Your servants-- in my heart I carry [abuse] from all the peoples--
how Your enemies have ridiculed, LORD, how they have ridiculed every step of Your anointed.
May the LORD be praised forever. Amen and amen.
Therefore in the east honor the LORD! In the islands of the west [honor] the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Give thanks in everything, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.