2 aWhat you know, I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
3 bBut I would speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to reason with God.
cYou are all worthless physicians.
And dit would be your wisdom!
And heed the pleadings of my lips.
And talk deceitfully for Him?
Will you contend for God?
Or can you mock Him as one mocks a man?
If you secretly show partiality.
11 Will not His 2excellence make you afraid,
And the dread of Him fall upon you?
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
13 “Hold 3your peace with me, and let me speak,
Then let come on me what may!
14 Why fdo I take my flesh in my teeth,
And put my life in my hands?
15 gThough He slay me, yet will I trust Him.
hEven so, I will defend my own ways before Him.