Job 23

Job 23:1  
Then Job answered,

Job 23:2  
“Even today my complaint is rebellious. His hand is heavy in spite of 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 set my cause in order 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 tell me.

Job 23:6  
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.

Job 23:7  
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.

Job 23:8  
“If I go east, he is not there. If I go west, I can’t find him.

Job 23:9  
He works to the north, but I can’t see him. He turns south, but I can’t catch a glimpse of him.

Job 23:10  
But he knows the way that I take. When he has tried me, I will come out like gold.

Job 23:11  
My foot has held fast to his steps. I have kept his way, and not turned away.

Job 23:12  
I haven’t gone back from the commandment of his lips. I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 23:13  
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.

Job 23:14  
For he performs that which is appointed for me. Many such things are with him.

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

Job 23:16  
For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.

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

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