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.
10"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her; 11that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory." 12For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip, and dandled upon her knees. 13As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. 14You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants, and his indignation is against his enemies.
1O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. 2But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul. 3O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, 3and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.