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Job 9

Job 9:1
Then Job answered and said,

Job 9:2  
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

Job 9:3  
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Job 9:4  
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

Job 9:5  
Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.

Job 9:6  
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 9:7
Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

Job 9:8  
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9  
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Job 9:10  
Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

Job 9:11  
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

Job 9:12  
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 9:13  
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Job 9:14  
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?

Job 9:15  
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16  
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Job 9:17  
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

Job 9:19  
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Job 9:20  
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

Job 9:21  
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.

Job 9:22  
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

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

Job 9:24  
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Job 9:25  
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Job 9:26  
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

Job 9:27  
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

Job 9:28  
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

Job 9:29  
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

Job 9:30  
If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

Job 9:31  
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

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

Job 9:33  
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

Job 9:34  
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

Job 9:35  
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.


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