Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
1After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2And Job said: 3"Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, `A man-child is conceived.' 11"Why did I not die at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? 12Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck? 13For then I should have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then I should have been at rest, 14with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves, 15or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver. 16Or why was I not as a hidden untimely birth, as infants that never see the light? 17There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. 20"Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul, 21who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hid treasures; 22who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they find the grave? 23Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged in?
1O LORD, my God, I call for help by day; I cry out in the night before thee. 2Let my prayer come before thee, incline thy ear to my cry! 3For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. 4I am reckoned among those who go down to the Pit; I am a man who has no strength, 5like one forsaken among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom thou dost remember no more, for they are cut off from thy hand. 6Thou hast put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep. 7Thy wrath lies heavy upon me, and thou dost overwhelm me with all thy waves. [Selah]
51When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him; 53but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them?" 55But he turned and rebuked them. 56And they went on to another village.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
26For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; 27but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; 31therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."
1Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever. 4Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous. 5It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. 6For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever. 7He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his adversaries. 9He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.
35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."