1 “aBehold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood it.
2 “aWhat you know I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
And I desire to bargue with God.
4 “But you asmear with lies;
You are all bworthless physicians.
5 “O that you would abe completely silent,
And that it would become your wisdom!
And listen to the contentions of my lips.
7 “Will you aspeak what is unjust for God,
And speak what is deceitful for Him?
8 “Will you ashow partiality for Him?
Will you contend for God?
Or awill you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
If you secretly ashow partiality.
And the dread of Him fall on you?
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
13 “aBe silent before me so that I may speak;
Then let come on me what may.
15 “aThough He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
16 “This also will be my asalvation,
For ba godless man may not come before His presence.
And let my declaration fill your ears.
18 “Behold now, I have aprepared my case;
I know that bI will be vindicated.
19 “aWho will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and bdie.
Then I will not hide from Your face:
And let not the dread of You terrify me.
22 “Then call, and aI will answer;
Or let me speak, then reply to me.
23 “aHow many are my iniquities and sins?
Make known to me my 1rebellion and my sin.
24 “Why do You ahide Your face
And consider me bYour enemy?
25 “Will You cause a adriven leaf to tremble?
Or will You pursue the dry bchaff?
26 “For You write abitter things against me
And bmake me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
27 “You aput my feet in the stocks
And watch all my paths;
You 1set a limit for the soles of my feet,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
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