“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
As he had come naked from his mother’s womb, so will he return as he came. He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.
But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
For when he dies he will carry nothing away;
His glory will not descend after him.
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Then Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”
Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
“The Lord makes poor and rich;
He brings low, He also exalts.
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord; let Him do what seems good to Him.”
Perhaps the Lord will look on my affliction and return good to me instead of his cursing this day.”
So the king did not listen to the people; for it was a turn of events from the Lord, that He might establish His word, which the Lord spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “Is it not so, if there will be peace and truth in my days?”
But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face.”
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
“I have become mute, I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You who have done it.
But You have cast off and rejected,
You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
Therefore glorify the Lord in the east,
The name of the Lord, the God of Israel,
In the coastlands of the sea.
Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers?
Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they were not willing to walk,
And whose law they did not obey?
The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing well-being and creating calamity;
I am the Lord who does all these.
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
That both good and ill go forth?
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
If a calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?
Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.