Job 13
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1"Indeed, my eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it. 1Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.
2What you know, I know also; I am not inferior to you! 2What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.
3But I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God. 3Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
4But you, however, are inventors of lies; all of you are worthless physicians! 4But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
5If only you would keep completely silent! For you, that would be wisdom. 5O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
6"Listen now to my argument, and be attentive to my lips' contentions. 6Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
7Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him? 7Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
8Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God? 8Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?
9Would it turn out well if he would examine you? Or as one deceives a man would you deceive him? 9Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
10He would certainly rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality! 10He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.
11Would not his splendor terrify you and the fear he inspires fall on you? 11Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?
12Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay. 12Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
13"Refrain from talking with me so that I may speak; then let come to me what may. 13Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
14Why do I put myself in peril, and take my life in my hands? 14Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
15Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face! 15Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
16Moreover, this will become my deliverance, for no godless person would come before him. 16He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
17Listen carefully to my words; let your ears be attentive to my explanation. 17Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
18See now, I have prepared my case; I know that I am right. 18Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
19Who will contend with me? If anyone can, I will be silent and die. 19Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
20Only in two things spare me, O God, and then I will not hide from your face: 20Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.
21Remove your hand far from me and stop making me afraid with your terror. 21Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
22Then call, and I will answer, or I will speak, and you respond to me. 22Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
23How many are my iniquities and sins? Show me my transgression and my sin. 23How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
24Why do you hide your face and regard me as your enemy? 24Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
25Do you wish to torment a windblown leaf and chase after dry chaff? 25Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
26For you write down bitter things against me and cause me to inherit the sins of my youth. 26For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
27And you put my feet in the stocks and you watch all my movements; you put marks on the soles of my feet. 27Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.
28So I waste away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths. 28And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
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