9 Then Job answered:
but how can anyone be right in the presence of God?
but no one could answer God,
not one time out of a thousand.
no one can fight him without getting hurt.
and turns them over when he is angry.
and makes its foundations tremble.
and shuts off the light of the stars.
and walks on the waves of the sea.
9 It is God who made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades n
and the groups of stars in the southern sky.
he does so many miracles they cannot be counted.
when he goes by me, I do not recognize him.
or say to him, ‘What are you doing?’
Even the helpers of the monster Rahab lie at his feet in fear.
or even find words to argue with him?
I could only beg God, my Judge, for mercy.
I still don’t believe he would listen to me.
and multiply my wounds for no reason.
but would overwhelm me with misery.
when it comes to justice, no one can accuse him.
if I were innocent, my mouth would say I was guilty.
but I don’t care about myself.
I hate my own life.
‘God destroys both the innocent and the guilty.’
God will laugh at the suffering of the innocent.
he covers the judges’ faces so they can’t see it.
If it is not God who does this, then who is it?
they fly away without my seeing any joy.
They attack like eagles swooping down to feed.
I will change the look on my face and smile,’
I know you will hold me guilty.
so why should I struggle for no reason?
and scrub my hands with strong soap,
and even my clothes would hate me.
We cannot meet each other in court.
someone to decide our case.
so his terror would no longer frighten me.
but I am not able to do that.
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