Job 23
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1And Job answers and says:

2“Also—today my complaint [is] bitter, || My hand has been heavy because of my sighing.

3O that I had known—and I find Him, || I come to His seat,

4I arrange the cause before Him, || And fill my mouth [with] arguments.

5I know the words He answers me, || And understand what He says to me.

6Does He strive with me in the abundance of power? No! Surely He puts [it] in me.

7There the upright reason with Him, || And I escape from mine who is judging—forever.

8Behold, I go forward—and He is not, || And backward—and I do not perceive Him.

9[To] the left in His working—and I do not see, || He is covered [on] the right, and I do not behold.

10For He has known the way with me, || He has tried me—I go forth as gold.

11My foot has laid hold on His step, || I have kept His way, and do not turn aside,

12The command of His lips, and I do not depart. I have laid up above my allotted portion || The sayings of His mouth.

13And He [is] in one [mind], || And who turns Him back? And His soul has desired—and He does [it].

14For He completes my portion, || And many such things [are] with Him.

15Therefore, I am troubled at His presence, I consider, and am afraid of Him.

16And God has made my heart soft, || And the Mighty has troubled me.

17For I have not been cut off before darkness, || And before me He covered thick darkness.”


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