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Job 23

Job 23:1  
Then Job answered and said,

Job 23:2  
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Job 23:3  
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Job 23:4  
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 23:5  
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

Job 23:6  
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Job 23:7  
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Job 23:8  
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

Job 23:9  
On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

Job 23:10  
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23:11  
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Job 23:12  
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 23:13  
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Job 23:14  
For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

Job 23:15  
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Job 23:16  
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

Job 23:17  
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.


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