(Week 26 of the year: Wednesday)
HOW CAN MAN BE IN THE RIGHT AGAINST GOD?
And Job answered, and said:
Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified compared with God.
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted him, and hath had peace?
Who hath removed mountains, and they whom he overthrew in his wrath, knew it not.
Who shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
Who commandeth the sun and it riseth not: and shutteth up the stars as it were under a seal:
Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and walketh upon the waves of the sea.
Who maketh Arcturus, and Orion, and Hyades, and the inner parts of the south.
Who doth things great and incomprehensible, and wonderful, of which there is no number.
If he come to me, I shall not see him: if he depart I shall not understand.
If he examine on a sudden, who shall answer him? or who can say: Why dost thou so?
What am I then, that I should answer him, and have words with him?
I, Who although I should have any just thing, would not answer, but would make supplication my judge.
And if he should hear me when I call, I should not believe that he had heard my voice.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.