Job 13:1 ←
“Behold, my eye has seen all this. My ear has heard and understood it.
Job 13:2 ←
What you know, I know also. I am not inferior to you.
Job 13:3 ←
“Surely I would speak to the Almighty. I desire to reason with God.
Job 13:4 ←
But you are forgers of lies. You are all physicians of no value.
Job 13:5 ←
Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.
Job 13:6 ←
Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.
Job 13:7 ←
Will you speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for him?
Job 13:8 ←
Will you show partiality to him? Will you contend for God?
Job 13:9 ←
Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?
Job 13:10 ←
He will surely reprove you if you secretly show partiality.
Job 13:11 ←
Won’t his majesty make you afraid and his dread fall on you?
Job 13:12 ←
Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes. Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Job 13:13 ←
“Be silent! Leave me alone, that I may speak. Let come on me what will.
Job 13:14 ←
Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?
Job 13:15 ←
Behold, he will kill me. I have no hope. Nevertheless, I will maintain my ways before him.
Job 13:16 ←
This also will be my salvation, that a godless man will not come before him.
Job 13:17 ←
Listen carefully to my speech. Let my declaration be in your ears.
Job 13:18 ←
See now, I have set my cause in order. I know that I am righteous.
Job 13:19 ←
Who is he who will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.
Job 13:20 ←
“Only don’t do two things to me, then I will not hide myself from your face:
Job 13:21 ←
withdraw your hand far from me, and don’t let your terror make me afraid.
Job 13:22 ←
Then call, and I will answer, or let me speak, and you answer me.
Job 13:23 ←
How many are my iniquities and sins? Make me know my disobedience and my sin.
Job 13:24 ←
Why do you hide your face, and consider me your enemy?
Job 13:25 ←
Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?
Job 13:26 ←
For you write bitter things against me, and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.
Job 13:27 ←
You also put my feet in the stocks, and mark all my paths. You set a bound to the soles of my feet,
Job 13:28 ←
though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.