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Ok I got the bible like everyone said which is too complicated for me to read, now that I got it everyone is saying get the book of jobe

then get the book of James or something, wait wait just getting the bible to read is a task now I got to get how many more books ? I can't even find James or Jobe in the Walmart book sec how many bible books do I have to read this is very complicated?????????????????????

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Hi Chunga. Sorry it's been so hard. It really shouldn't have to feel that way. I'm not sure why Job and James were the books of the Bible that were mentioned. Maybe you had asked a question and then that was mentioned to you as part of the answer here on Ask. I don't know. But, I'm going to just assume that reading in the Bible is a new experience for you and mention some things to you. So, if I say something that sounds kind of elementary, please forgive me. I just want to be helpful and don't know you well enough to know some details about you. Ok. If it's new to you, I'll mention this. The Bible is made up of two parts. The first half is called the Old Testament. The second half is called the New Testament. The Old Testiment is before Jesus was born and The New Testament was after His Birth. The Bible itself is made up of what is called "Books". For example, if you open your Bible to the first Book it is titled Genesis. Ok, there are several Books in the old Testiment and several in the (more in comments)

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in the New Testament. Within each "book" of the Bible, for example, Genesis, the 1st book in the Old Testament at the beginning of your Bible, there are Chapters. Each chapter begins with a verse. For example: Genesis 1:1. This means Genesis the first chapter, verse 1. Once you get the hang of it, it seems more natural. In the front of most Bibles, there is often a page Before you ever get to Genesis and it gives information of helps. One of these pages, usually has all the "books" of the Bible listed alphabetically with the page number in which it can be found. That can be helpful. Sometimes, people memorize these in order, so they can find certain "books" of the Bible to look up what you want to. Isn't necessary though. Now, if you want to find the "book" of James, you could look on the "help" page with alpahbetical list to find what page it is on. But, just for example, it is in the New Testament, which is the second half of the Bible. But, James and Job are both in the Bible. You won't have to purchase more books. Job is in the Old Testament, which is in the first half of your Bible. Hope it is sounding a little easier for you. I would mention that sometimes when a person is new to reading the Bible, many people enjoy reading Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are the 1st four books in the New Testament, which is the last half of your Bible. It tells alot and is wonderful reading. But, of course, I'm not saying don't read Job or James as you spoke of. Just thought I would mention the others. I read the ones I mentioned when I first started reading the Bible and when it would talk about Jesus walking with the disciples, it felt so real to me that I almost felt I was there and I had wished I was actually. I can still remember it and that was years ago. Knowing this, you can imagine how my heart was touched to see how it has been less than comfortable for you getting started. I'm so glad you posted question instead of just giving up. I want to encourage you to go on and pursue your Bible (more below)
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reading. I believe it to be well worth it. Also, wanted to say that some Bibles have the parts where Jesus spoke in red print. I don't know if yours does but if there is red print in some places, that will be why. Hope you let us know how it goes somehow. Hope this was helpful. God bless you, Chunga!
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Mag, you have such a loving Christ like spirit when I grow spiritually I want to be like the Jesus Christ you have the one that loves everybody, thumbs up
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Very hard when I hear something like that, honestly, my heart ...I just can't explain it. But, I do thank you. God knows all my flaws so when I come to mind, just trust God to help me change as He wants and to do it cause I want to love Him more, ok? I am most sincere when I say this! I love ya, dear Brother in Christ. I really do. Thanks.
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Strawberry thanks.
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James and Joab are books in the Bible; they are not usually sold separately. If you have a Bible, then James and Joab are in it. If it's too complicated for you, there are lots of different versions. Some are for different ages, others for different genders, others for people dealing with certain problems. Many even come with notes to help explain certain verses. Go to Barnes and Noble and look in the Bible section and read small passages from different versions to find the right one for you.

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its Job not joab
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Yeah the Bible is confusing. Rumors passed from person to person have made people skeptical of the following book, but it seriously clears it all up and is pretty much a pair with the Bible. It's called the Book of Mormon. I can just imagine people gasping right now: "Oh, no! I heard that thing was an addition to the Bible and contradicts it!" but it really agrees with everything and the part of the Bible that says not to add to it, was written without the knowledge that it would be added into a collection of books to soon be called the Bible, and was written long before many of the other books, which would make them an addition to the Bible. I'm sure you could find those books at the BYU bookstore in Utah or Idaho, assuming that Idaho has one.

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Here's the basic idea of the book of Job: Job is a very pious God-loving guy with means (he's not poor) - the Devil challenges God by saying that it's easy for Job to be so loving because he's got it made - God then accepts the challenge and let's the Devil basically ruin Job's life - but he can have it all back if he turns his back on God - there's more to the story - but you get the idea - Job never turns from God and God gives him his life back - the Devil loses. There has been a lot of debate for centuries over this story - did the Devil tempt God to gamble? Why would an all loving God allow the Devil to do this to one of his most cherished humans? If God is omniscient - he already knows that Job won't betray him - does God have to prove to the Devil - or - himself - something he already knows? The questions go on and on - theologians have driven themselves crazy trying to sort out all of the implications of stories like this. You should actually read the story - if the King James version is too difficult to follow - try the New Living Testament - and read the footnotes - they're usually written by Biblical scholars. In the end, you should think for yourself what this story is truly about - and what are its implications for living today - as with most Biblical accounts - they work on many levels - which is why many devout theologians have spent a lifetime interpreting and debating the true meaning of these passages.

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If you look at the index you will see that Job is a book in the Old Testament; and James is found in the new Testament. The Bible is a collection of 66 books, and a lot of people will advise you where to start reading. I am no different; I suggest you start with creation, that is Genesis.

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My e-mail address is"a.paulmartin@yahoo.com" you contact me and I will send you for free a study guide to help you read your Bible. This is a real offer I am not joking I will send you "Through the Bible in One Year" absolutely Free. God Bless I hope to hear from you very soon.
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There are variations of writing styles of the Bible. I would recommend getting a study Bible written in modern day language. But to answer your question directly, the Bible is broken down into book: chapter: verse; and that is how it is always referred to. So, of some says turn to Mark 3:10, then it is the book of Mark: chapter 3: verse 10. But, when someone says read the book of Job, they are referring to the Bible. Also, almost every church, at least were I am from, has a Bible study sessionYou may want to think about going to one of those. God bless and happy studying.

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You can find them in the table of contents. The Bible is a collection of many books over many centuries. Job (pronounced Jobe as you write) will be near the middle in most English Bibles, and James will be close to the end. I don't know that I'd recommend starting with Job. It's complicated poetry. James is a good letter that might give you a better perspective when you read some of Paul's letters. I'd recommend trying to read the entire letter in one sitting so you can get the full scope of the message, just like you'd do if you got a letter from a friend today. As mentioned above, Study Bibles may help you understand some of the Ancient nuances. Enjoy!

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Chunga the Holyspirit will guide you and lead you to the truth that you seek in God, is my prayer

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:0) strawberry
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And he has my prayers even now.
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I will pray 2 and Bobby will you please join me in praying for Pious666 and pass it on to your connections?
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Perhaps God will give him light!
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Yes I sure will Sherlock ================But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. (2 Timothy 2:23-26 KJV)
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Will do, but i am sure you have stumbled on his comments and seen him sucking in those not as wise as serpents and certainly not as gentle as doves. In their zeal they, well you have seen it.

Thanks again for the words of wisdom. Have a blessed evening.
In his love Sherlock
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Sure Sherlock and you to.
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What version are you reading? Try The Message version which is very easy to read. James and Job are both books in the New Testament part of the Bible. You should already have them. If you are a teen there are magazine format and 'graphic novel' style Bibles as well.

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The Message Version must be a little different from most versions since all of the ones I have shows Job in the Old Testament section : )
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Job is possibly the oldest book in the Bible. I don't personally believe it is, but it is definitely Old Testament.
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Yes, the Bible can appear confusing but it does not have to be. It is a collection of 66 books with one theme: God's redemption for mankind. The main character is the Messiah. The Old Testament looks forward to His coming. The New Testament looks back at His coming. The Messiah's name is Jesus Christ. You will have a much better understanding if you understand Jesus. After many years of teaching/training others, I believe the Gospel of John is an excellent book to start in, because its purpose is to reveal who Jesus Christ is.

A more modern (but authentic translation) will help, such as ESV, NASB, NLT, NIV. Reading it with a mature Christian friend is even better. God bless.

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James and Job (that is the correct spelling ^) are books found IN the bible....look at the first few pages of the bible and it says the name and page they are found on. Btw , if you can't understand the bible , they have bibles where it has the verses and then gives an explanation. You can get them at Walmart !! Hope this helps (: oh and I know I'm young, but my advice to you is to start with the book of John. ((:

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This is a man with a ginger for God. Please help Him. Never read the book of morman it contradicts its self. You have your bible. The reason you can't understand it is you don't have Gods help. Here's what you do. 1st go to the book of John it's around page 610 . Then pray God if your real speak to me through your word, guide me by your spirit in Jesus name

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It is important to know that not everyone can be a successful Bible student. Only those with the necessary "qualifications" for studying the Word can do so with God?s blessings:
Are you saved by faith in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 2:14-16)?
Are you hungering for God's Word (1 Peter 2:2)?
Are you diligently searching God's Word (Acts 17:11)?
If you answered "yes" to these three questions, you can be sure that God will bless your efforts to know Him and His Word, no matter where you start and no matter what your method of study. If you are not sure that you are a Christian-that you have been saved by faith in Christ and have the Holy Spirit within you-you will find it impossible to understand the meaning of the words of Scripture. The truths of the Bible are hidden from those who have not come to faith in Christ, but they are life itself to those who believe (1 Corinthians 2:13-14; John 6:63). http://www.gotquestions.org/start-reading-Bible.html

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I believe the book you were looking for was actually the book of Job. Do you belong to a church? If not, I suggest that you look for a "church home": go to different churches until you find one which "feels right" to you. And when you find it, ask if there is a bible study group which you can join. The bible is an amazing book, made up of many, many books. It can be indcredibly confusing without some kind of guidance. That's why a bible study group can help you. And one really excellent tool is a concordance of the bible. Go to your local bookstore (right now, about the only one left is Barnes and Noble), and ask for both a bible study guide and a concordance. With those in hand, you can begin to find a good relationship with the bible--and with the Lord. Good luck, and God bless you.

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