Job 23
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Job Longs for God

1And Job will answer and say,

2Also today is my complaint bitter: my hand heavy over my groaning,

3Who will give, I knew to find him: I will come even to his place.

4I will arrange judgment before him, and I will fill the mouth with proofs.

5I shall know the words he will answer me, and I shall understand what he will say to me.

6Will he contend with me in great power? No; but he will put in me.

7There the upright one disputed with him; and I shall be delivered forever from my judge.

8Behold, I shall go before, and he is not; and behind, I shall not understand for him.

9The left hand in his working, and I shall not behold: he will cover himself on the right hand, and I shall not see.

10For he knew the way with me: he tried me; I shall come forth as gold.

11My foot laid hold upon his going, I watched his way and not softly.

12From the command of his lips and I will not waver; from his law I hid the words of his mouth.

13And he is in one, and who shall turn him back? and his soul desired, and he will do.

14For he will finish my appointing: and many such with him.

15For this I shall tremble from his face: I shall consider, and I shall be afraid of him.

16God relaxed my heart, and the Almighty caused me to tremble.

17For I was not cut off from the face of darkness, and he covered misfortune from my face.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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