my ears have heard and understood it.
You are not better than I am.
and to argue my case with God.
You are worthless doctors, all of you!
then you would really be wise!
and hear the pleading of my lips.
you cannot speak God’s truth by telling lies.
you should not argue the case for God.
you cannot fool God as you might fool humans.
if you unfairly took one person’s side.
and you would be very much afraid of him.
and your arguments are as weak as clay.
Let things happen to me as they will.
and take my life in my own hands?
I will still defend my ways to his face.
The wicked cannot come before him.
let your ears hear what I say.
and I know I will be proved right.
If someone can, I will be quiet and die.
and then I will not hide from you:
and stop frightening me with your terrors.
or let me speak, and you answer.
Show me my wrong and my sin.
don’t think of me as your enemy.
don’t chase after straw.
and make me suffer for my boyhood sins.
and keep close watch wherever I go.
You even mark the soles of my feet.
like clothing eaten by moths.
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