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.