Job 9

Job 9:1  
Then Job answered,

Job 9:2  
“Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?

Job 9:3  
If he is pleased to contend with him, he can’t answer him one time in a thousand.

Job 9:4  
God is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against him and prospered?

Job 9:5  
He removes the mountains, and they don’t know it, when he overturns them in his anger.

Job 9:6  
He shakes the earth out of its place. Its pillars tremble.

Job 9:7  
He commands the sun and it doesn’t rise, and seals up the stars.

Job 9:8  
He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9  
He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the rooms of the south.

Job 9:10  
He does great things past finding out; yes, marvelous things without number.

Job 9:11  
Behold, he goes by me, and I don’t see him. He passes on also, but I don’t perceive him.

Job 9:12  
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, ‘What are you doing?’

Job 9:13  
“God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

Job 9:14  
How much less will I answer him, and choose my words to argue with him?

Job 9:15  
Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn’t answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16  
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn’t believe that he listened to my voice.

Job 9:17  
For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18  
He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

Job 9:19  
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, ‘Who,’ says he, ‘will summon me?’

Job 9:20  
Though I am righteous, my own mouth will condemn me. Though I am blameless, it will prove me perverse.

Job 9:21  
I am blameless. I don’t respect myself. I despise my life.

Job 9:22  
“It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.

Job 9:23  
If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.

Job 9:24  
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

Job 9:25  
“Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away. They see no good.

Job 9:26  
They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

Job 9:27  
If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up,’

Job 9:28  
I am afraid of all my sorrows. I know that you will not hold me innocent.

Job 9:29  
I will be condemned. Why then do I labor in vain?

Job 9:30  
If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,

Job 9:31  
yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes will abhor me.

Job 9:32  
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment.

Job 9:33  
There is no umpire between us, that might lay his hand on us both.

Job 9:34  
Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;

Job 9:35  
then I would speak, and not fear him, for I am not so in myself.

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