21 Jun 2009
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: â€œOr who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?â€” when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, and said, â€˜Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stoppedâ€™?
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, â€œLet us go across to the other side.â€ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, â€œTeacher, do you not care that we are perishing?â€ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, â€œPeace! Be still!â€ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, â€œWhy are you afraid? Have you still no faith?â€ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, â€œWho then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.