Job 9
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1And Job answered and said,

2"Truly I know it is so, but how can man be just with God?

3If he desired to argue with Him, he cannot answer Him one time out of a thousand times.

4He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and has prospered;

5He Who removes the mountains, and they know it not when He overturns them in His anger;

6He Who shakes the earth out of its place, and the pillars of it tremble;

7He commands the sun, and it does not rise; and seals up the stars;

8He alone stretches out the heavens, and walks on the waves of the sea;

9Who made the Bear, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south;

10Who is doing great things past finding out; yea, marvelous things without number?

11Behold! He goes by me, and I do not see Him; He passes on also, but I do not perceive Him.

12Behold, He takes away; who can turn Him back? Who will say to Him, 'What are You doing?'

13God will not withdraw His anger; the helpers of the proud are bowed beneath Him.

14How much less shall I answer Him, and choose my words to reason with Him?

15Whom, though I were righteous, yet I could not answer; I would make supplication to My Judge.

16If I had called and He had answered me, yet I would not believe that He had listened to my voice;

17For He breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause;

18He will not allow me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

19If I speak of strength, lo, He is mighty! And if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

20If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me; though I am blameless, He shall declare me perverse.

21Though I were blameless, yet I would not know myself. I would despise my life.

22It is all one; therefore I said, 'He is consuming the blameless and the wicked. '

23If the scourge kills suddenly, He will mock at the calamity of the innocent.

24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges; if it is not He, then who is it?

25Now my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good.

26They have passed away like the swift ships; like the eagle who swoops on the prey.

27If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will depart from my heaviness and be of good cheer,'

28I am afraid of all my sorrows; I know that You will not hold me innocent.

29I am guilty; why then should I labor in vain?

30If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands ever so clean,

31Yet You will plunge me into the ditch and my own clothes shall despise me.

32For He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, that we should come together in court;

33There is no umpire between us, who might lay his hand upon us both.

34Let Him take His rod away from me, and let not His fear make me afraid;

35Then would I speak and not fear Him; but it is not so with me."

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