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Job 9

Job 9:1
And Job made answer and said,

Job 9:2  
Truly, I see that it is so: and how is it possible for a man to get his right before God?

Job 9:3  
If a man was desiring to go to law with him, he would not be able to give him an answer to one out of a thousand questions.

Job 9:4  
He is wise in heart and great in strength: who ever made his face hard against him, and any good came of it?

Job 9:5  
It is he who takes away the mountains without their knowledge, overturning them in his wrath:

Job 9:6  
Who is moving the earth out of its place, so that its pillars are shaking:

Job 9:7
Who gives orders to the sun, and it does not give its light; and who keeps the stars from shining.

Job 9:8  
By whose hand the heavens were stretched out, and who is walking on the waves of the sea:

Job 9:9  
Who made the Bear and Orion, and the Pleiades, and the store-houses of the south:

Job 9:10  
Who does great things not to be searched out; yes, wonders without number.

Job 9:11  
See, he goes past me and I see him not: he goes on before, but I have no knowledge of him.

Job 9:12  
If he puts out his hand to take, by whom may it be turned back? who may say to him, What are you doing?

Job 9:13  
God's wrath may not be turned back; the helpers of Rahab were bent down under him.

Job 9:14  
How much less may I give an answer to him, using the right words in argument with him?

Job 9:15  
Even if my cause was good, I would not be able to give an answer; I would make request for grace from him who was against me.

Job 9:16  
If I had sent for him to be present, and he had come, I would have no faith that he would give ear to my voice.

Job 9:17  
For I would be crushed by his storm, my wounds would be increased without cause.

Job 9:18
He would not let me take my breath, but I would be full of bitter grief.

Job 9:19  
If it is a question of strength, he says, Here I am! and if it is a question of a cause at law, he says, Who will give me a fixed day?

Job 9:20  
Though I was in the right, he would say that I was in the wrong; I have done no evil; but he says that I am a sinner.

Job 9:21  
I have done no wrong; I give no thought to what becomes of me; I have no desire for life.

Job 9:22  
It is all the same to me; so I say, He puts an end to the sinner and to him who has done no wrong together.

Job 9:23  
If death comes suddenly through disease, he makes sport of the fate of those who have done no wrong.

Job 9:24  
The land is given into the power of the evil-doer; the faces of its judges are covered; if not by him, then who has done it?

Job 9:25  
My days go quicker than a post-runner: they go in flight, they see no good.

Job 9:26  
They go rushing on like reed-boats, like an eagle dropping suddenly on its food.

Job 9:27  
If I say, I will put my grief out of mind, I will let my face be sad no longer and I will be bright;

Job 9:28  
I go in fear of all my pains; I am certain that I will not be free from sin in your eyes.

Job 9:29  
You will not let me be clear of sin! why then do I take trouble for nothing?

Job 9:30  
If I am washed with snow water, and make my hands clean with soap;

Job 9:31  
Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.

Job 9:32  
For he is not a man as I am, that I might give him an answer, that we might come together before a judge.

Job 9:33  
There is no one to give a decision between us, who might have control over us.

Job 9:34  
Let him take away his rod from me and not send his fear on me:

Job 9:35  
Then I would say what is in my mind without fear of him; for there is no cause of fear in myself.


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