Job 27:6

Hebrew Bible

1 And Job took up his discourse again: 2 “As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter— 3 for while my spirit is still in me, and the breath from God is in my nostrils, 4 my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will whisper no deceit. 5 I will never declare that you three are in the right; until I die, I will not set aside my integrity! 6 I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live. 7 “May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous. 8 For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life? 9 Does God listen to his cry when distress overtakes him? 10 Will he find delight in the Almighty? Will he call out to God at all times? Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

1 Corinthians 4:4

New Testament

1 One should think about us this way—as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Now what is sought in stewards is that one be found faithful. 3 So for me, it is a minor matter that I am judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not acquitted because of this. The one who judges me is the Lord. 5 So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition from God. 6 I have applied these things to myself and Apollos because of you, brothers and sisters, so that through us you may learn “not to go beyond what is written,” so that none of you will be puffed up in favor of the one against the other. 7 For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not? 8 Already you are satisfied! Already you are rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you had become kings so that we could reign with you! 9 For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to die, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to people. Source

Date: 55-57 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Mortell, Philip B. A Socio-rhetorical Interpretation of Paul’s Theology of Christian Suffering in 1 Corinthians (pp. 167-168) University of Limerick, 2020

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Mortell, Philip B. A Socio-rhetorical Interpretation of Paul’s Theology of Christian Suffering in 1 Corinthians (pp. 167-168) University of Limerick, 2020

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.