Jb 9:1Then Job answered and said,

Jb 9:2I do indeed know that it is so. / But how can a man be righteous before God?

Jb 9:3If he is pleased to contend with Him, / He cannot answer Him one thing in a thousand.

Jb 9:4He is wise in heart and mighty in strength — / Who has ever resisted Him and come through whole? —

Jb 9:5He who removes mountains, and they do not know it, / When He overturns them in His anger;

Jb 9:6Who shakes the earth from its place, / And its pillars shake;

Jb 9:7Who commands the sun, and it does not rise, / And seals up the stars;

Jb 9:8Who alone stretched forth the heavens / And trod upon the heights of the sea;

Jb 9:9Who made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, / And the chambers of the south;

Jb 9:10Who does great things that cannot be searched, / Indeed, wonderful deeds that cannot be numbered.

Jb 9:11Indeed, He passes by me, but I do not see Him; / And He goes by, but I do not perceive Him.

Jb 9:12Indeed, He snatches away; who can stop Him? / Who can say to Him, What are You doing?

Jb 9:13God does not turn back His anger; / Under Him Rahab’s helpers stoop.

Jb 9:14How then can I answer Him / And choose my words properly with Him?

Jb 9:15I, though righteous, could not answer Him; / I could only plead for mercy before my Judge.

Jb 9:16If I called out and He answered me, / I do not believe that He would hearken to my voice.

Jb 9:17For He crushes me with a whirlwind / And multiplies my wounds without cause.

Jb 9:18He does not permit me to catch my breath, / But fills me with bitterness.

Jb 9:19If we speak of strength, indeed, He is mighty! / Or if of judgment, Who, says He, can appoint Me a time?

Jb 9:20Though I am righteous, my mouth would condemn me; / Though I am perfect, it would prove me perverse.

Jb 9:21I am perfect; I do not regard my soul; / I despise my life.

Jb 9:22It is all one; therefore I say, / He destroys the perfect and the wicked.

Jb 9:23If some scourge suddenly kills, / He derides the despair of the innocent.

Jb 9:24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; / He covers the faces of its judges. / If not He, then who is it?

Jb 9:25And my days are swifter than a running messenger; / They flee away, they do not see good;

Jb 9:26They go by like reed boats, / Like an eagle swooping on the prey.

Jb 9:27If I say, I will forget my complaint, / I will put off my sad countenance and look cheerful;

Jb 9:28I fear all my pains: / I know that You will not hold me innocent.

Jb 9:29I will be accounted wicked; / Why then do I labor in vain?

Jb 9:30If I wash myself with soap / And cleanse my hands with lye,

Jb 9:31Yet You will plunge me into the pit, / And my own garments will abhor me.

Jb 9:32For He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, / That we should enter into litigation together.

Jb 9:33There is no referee between us, / Who may lay his hand upon us both.

Jb 9:34Let Him take His rod away from me, / And let not the dread of Him terrify me;

Jb 9:35Then I would speak and not be afraid of Him; / For I am not such.

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