The Book of Job (WEB)

13: 1"Behold, my eye has seen all this,
      My ear has heard and understood it.

 13:2What you know, I know also.
      I am not inferior to you.

  13:3"Surely I would speak to the Almighty.
      I desire to reason with God.

 13:4But you are forgers of lies.
      You are all physicians of no value.

 13:5Oh that you would be completely silent!
      Then you would be wise.

 13:6Hear now my reasoning.
      Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

 13:7Will you speak unrighteously for God,
      And talk deceitfully for him?

 13:8Will you show partiality to him?
      Will you contend for God?

 13:9Is it good that he should search you out?
      Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

 13:10He will surely reprove you
      If you secretly show partiality.

 13:11Shall not his majesty make you afraid,
      And his dread fall on you?

 13:12Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
      Your defenses are defenses of clay.

  13:13"Be silent, leave me alone, that I may speak.
      Let come on me what will.

 13:14Why should I take my flesh in my teeth,
      And put my life in my hand?

 13:15Behold, he will kill me; I have no hope.
      Nevertheless, I will maintain my ways before him.

 13:16This also shall be my salvation,
      That a godless man shall not come before him.

 13:17Hear diligently my speech.
      Let my declaration be in your ears.

 13:18See now, I have set my cause in order.
      I know that I am righteous.

 13:19Who is he who will contend with me?
      For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.

  13:20"Only don't do two things to me;
      Then I will not hide myself from your face:

 13:21Withdraw your hand far from me;
      And don't let your terror make me afraid.

 13:22Then call, and I will answer;
      Or let me speak, and you answer me.

 13:23How many are my iniquities and sins?
      Make me know my disobedience and my sin.

 13:24Why hide you your face,
      And hold me for your enemy?

 13:25Will you harass a driven leaf?
      Will you pursue the dry stubble?

 13:26For you write bitter things against me,
      And make me inherit the iniquities of my youth:

 13:27You also put my feet in the stocks,
      And mark all my paths.
      You set a bound to the soles of my feet:

 13:28Though I am decaying like a rotten thing,
      Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

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