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Monday, October 20, 2008

The Book of Abby

Watching the latest episode of ER I was captivated by the narrative poem (I thought) which turned out to be passages from the New International Bible. Having done some searching I found the related parts.

The Book of Job

The Book of Job 3.20-26
20 "Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,

21 to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,

22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?

23 Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

24 For sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.

25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.

26 I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."


The Book of Job 38.16-20 (as 16,17,19 and 18)
16 "Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?

18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

19 "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?

Hope it helps anyone searching :)

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