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I would state my case before him and present all the arguments in my favor.
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I would set judgment before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints.
Job 13:18 If I shall be judged, I know that I shall be found just.
Job 37:19 Shew us what we may say to him: or we are wrapped up in darkness.
Psalm 43:1 A psalm for David. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
Isaiah 43:26 Put me in remembrance, and let us plead together: tell if thou hast any thing to justify thyself.
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Genesis 18:25-32 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment. . . .
Genesis 32:12 Thou didst say, that thou wouldst do well by me, and multiply my seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Exodus 32:12,13 Let not the Egyptians say, I beseech thee: He craftily brought them out, that he might kill them in the mountains, and destroy them from the earth: let thy anger cease, and be appeased upon the wickedness of thy people. . . .
Numbers 14:13-19 And Moses said to the Lord: That the Egyptians, from the midst of whom thou hast brought forth this people, . . .
Joshua 7:8,9 My Lord God, what shall I say, seeing Israel turning their backs to their enemies? . . .
Psalm 25:11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great.
Daniel 9:18,19 Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. . . .
ContextJob Longs for God
…3Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne? 4I would set judgment before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints.5That I might know the words that he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.…
But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
If I shall be judged, I know that I shall be found just.
Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne?
That I might know the words that he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.
Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.
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