The Book of Job (WEB)
9:1 Then Job answered,
9:2"Truly I know that it is so,
But how can man be just with God?
9:3If he is pleased to contend with him,
He can't answer him one time in a thousand.
9:4God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength:
Who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
9:5Who removes the mountains, and they don't know it,
When he overturns them in his anger
9:6Who shakes the earth out of its place;
The pillars of it tremble;
9:7Who commands the sun, and it doesn't rise,
And seals up the stars;
9:8Who alone stretches out the heavens,
Treads on the waves of the sea;
9:9Who makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades,
And the chambers of the south;
9:10Who does great things past finding out,
Yes, marvelous things without number.
9:11Behold, he goes by me, and I don't see him.
He passes on also, but I don't perceive him.
9:12Behold, he snatches away; who can hinder him?
Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'
9:13"God will not withdraw his anger;
The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.
9:14How much less shall I answer him,
Choose my words to argue with him?
9:15Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer.
I would make supplication to my judge.
9:16If I had called, and he had answered me,
Yet would I not believe that he listened to my voice.
9:17For he breaks me with a tempest,
Multiplies my wounds without cause.
9:18He will not allow me to take my breath,
But fills me with bitterness.
9:19If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty!
If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'
9:20Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me.
Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
9:21I am blameless. I don't regard myself.
I despise my life.
9:22"It is all the same. Therefore I say,
He destroys the blameless and the wicked.
9:23If the scourge kills suddenly,
He will mock at the trial of the innocent.
9:24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked.
He covers the faces of the judges of it.
If not he, then who is it?
9:25"Now my days are swifter than a runner.
They flee away, they see no good,
9:26They have passed away as the swift ships,
As the eagle that swoops on the prey.
9:27If I say, 'I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'
9:28I am afraid of all my sorrows,
I know that you will not hold me innocent.
9:29I shall be condemned;
Why then do I labor in vain?
9:30If I wash myself with snow,
And cleanse my hands with lye,
9:31Yet you will plunge me in the ditch.
My own clothes shall abhor me.
9:32For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him,
That we should come together in judgment.
9:33There is no umpire between us,
That might lay his hand on us both.
9:34Let him take his rod away from me,
Let his terror not make me afraid:
9:35Then I would speak, and not fear him,
For I am not so in myself.
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