JOB 23

Jb 23:1Then Job answered and said,

Jb 23:2Today also my complaint is bitter; / My stroke is heavy because of my groaning.

Jb 23:3Oh that I knew where I might find Him, / That I might come to His seat!

Jb 23:4I would present my cause in order before Him, / And I would fill my mouth with arguments.

Jb 23:5I would know the words which He would answer me, / And I would understand what He would speak to me.

Jb 23:6Would He contend with me in the greatness of His power? / No; but He would give heed to me.

Jb 23:7There the upright man can argue with Him; / So I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

Jb 23:8Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; / And backward, but I do not perceive Him;

Jb 23:9To the left, where He acts, but I cannot look on Him; / He hides Himself on the right, so I cannot see Him.

Jb 23:10But He knows the way that I take; / Should He try me, I would come forth as gold.

Jb 23:11My foot has held fast to His steps; / I have kept His way and have not turned aside.

Jb 23:12As for the commandment of His lips, I have not turned back from it; / I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my apportioned food.

Jb 23:13But He is of one mind, and who can turn Him? / And what His soul desires, that will He do.

Jb 23:14For He performs what has been appointed to me, / And many such things are with Him.

Jb 23:15Therefore I am terrified at His presence; / I consider and am in dread of Him.

Jb 23:16So God has made my heart faint, / And the Almighty has terrified me;

Jb 23:17Because I was not cut off before the darkness, / Nor did He cover the deep darkness from my face.

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