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Truly, my eye has seen all this, word of it has come to my ear, and I have knowledge of it.
Job 13:2 ←
The same things are in my mind as in yours; I am equal to you.
Job 13:3 ←
But I would have talk with the Ruler of all, and my desire is to have an argument with God.
Job 13:4 ←
But you put a false face on things; all your attempts to put things right are of no value.
Job 13:5 ←
If only you would keep quiet, it would be a sign of wisdom!
Job 13:6 ←
Give ear to the argument of my mouth, and take note of the words of my lips.
Job 13:7 ←
Will you say in God's name what is not right, and put false words into his mouth?
Job 13:8 ←
Will you have respect for God's person in this cause, and put yourselves forward as his supporters?
Job 13:9 ←
Will it be good for you to be searched out by him, or have you the thought that he may be guided into error like a man?
Job 13:10 ←
He will certainly put you right, if you have respect for persons in secret.
Job 13:11 ←
Will not his glory put you in fear, so that your hearts will be overcome before him?
Your wise sayings are only dust, and your strong places are only earth.
Job 13:13 ←
Keep quiet, and let me say what is in my mind, whatever may come to me.
Job 13:14 ←
I will take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand.
Job 13:15 ←
Truly, he will put an end to me; I have no hope; but I will not give way in argument before him;
Job 13:16 ←
And that will be my salvation, for an evil-doer would not come before him,
Give ear with care to my words, and keep what I say in your minds.
Job 13:18 ←
See now, I have put my cause in order, and I am certain that I will be seen to be right.
Job 13:19 ←
Is any one able to take up the argument against me? If so, I would keep quiet and give up my breath.
Job 13:20 ←
Only two things do not do to me, then I will come before your face:
Job 13:21 ←
Take your hand far away from me; and let me not be overcome by fear of you.
Job 13:22 ←
Then at the sound of your voice I will give answer; or let me put forward my cause for you to give me an answer.
Job 13:23 ←
What is the number of my evil-doings and my sins? give me knowledge of them.
Job 13:24 ←
Why is your face veiled from me, as if I was numbered among your haters?
Job 13:25 ←
Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way?
Job 13:26 ←
For you put bitter things on record against me, and send punishment on me for the sins of my early years;
Job 13:27 ←
And you put chains on my feet, watching all my ways, and making a limit for my steps;
Job 13:28 ←
Though a man comes to nothing like a bit of dead wood, or like a robe which has become food for the worm.