Job 9
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1And Job answers and says:

2“Truly I have known that [it is] so, "" But how is man righteous with God?

3If he delights to strive with Him—He does not answer him one of a thousand.

4Wise in heart and strong in power—Who has hardened toward Him and is at peace?

5Who is removing mountains, "" And they have not known, "" Who has overturned them in His anger.

6Who is shaking earth from its place, "" And its pillars move themselves.

7Who is commanding to the sun, and it does not rise, "" And the stars He seals up.

8Stretching out the heavens by Himself, "" And treading on the heights of the sea,

9Making the Great Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, "" And the inner chambers of the south.

10Doing great things until there is no searching, "" And wonderful, until there is no numbering.

11Behold, He goes over by me, and I do not see, "" And He passes on, and I do not attend to it.

12Behold, He snatches away, who brings it back? Who says to Him, What [are] You doing?

13God does not turn back His anger, "" Proud helpers have bowed under Him.

14How much less do I answer Him? Choose out my words with Him?

15Whom, though I were righteous, I do not answer, "" For my judgment I make supplication.

16Though I had called and He answers me, I do not believe that He gives ear [to] my voice.

17Because He bruises me with a storm, "" And has multiplied my wounds for nothing.

18He does not permit me to refresh my spirit, "" But fills me with bitter things.

19If of power, behold, the Strong One; And if of judgment—who convenes me?

20If I am righteous, my mouth declares me wicked; [If] I am perfect, it declares me perverse.

21I am perfect; I do not know my soul, I despise my life.

22It is the same thing, therefore I said, "" He is consuming the perfect and the wicked.

23If a scourge puts to death suddenly, He laughs at the trial of the innocent.

24Earth has been given "" Into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of her judges, "" If not—where, who [is] he?

25My days have been swifter than a runner, "" They have fled, they have not seen good,

26They have passed on with ships of reed, "" As an eagle darts on food.

27Though I say, I forget my talking, "" I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!

28I have been afraid of all my griefs, "" I have known that You do not acquit me.

29I become wicked; why [is] this? I labor [in] vain.

30If I have washed myself with snow-water, "" And purified my hands with soap,

31Then You dip me in corruption, "" And my garments have detested me.

32But if a man like myself—I answer Him, "" We come together into judgment.

33If there were a mediator between us, "" He places his hand on us both.

34He turns aside His rod from off me, "" And His terror does not make me afraid,

35I speak, and do not fear Him, but I am not right with myself.”

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