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Mine ear hath heard and understood it.
aI am not inferior unto you.
3 bSurely I would speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to creason with God.
4 But ye are dforgers of lies,
5 O that ye would altogether ghold your peace!
And it should be your wisdom.
6 Hear now my hreasoning,
And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
7 Will ye speak iwickedly for God?
And talk ideceitfully for him?
8 Will ye kaccept his person?
Will ye lcontend for God?
Or as one man omocketh another, do ye so mock him?
10 He will surely creprove you,
If ye do secretly kaccept persons.
11 Shall not his pexcellency make you afraid?
And his dread fall upon you?
Your bodies to bodies of clay.
13 †Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak,
And xput my life in mine hand?
For an hypocrite shall not come before him.
17 aaHear diligently my speech,
And my bdeclaration with your ears.
18 Behold now, I have cordered my cause;
I know that I shall be justified.
19 dWho is he that will plead with me?
For now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
Then ewill I not hide myself from thee.
21 fWithdraw thine hand far from me:
And flet not thy dread make me afraid.
22 gThen call thou, and I will answer:
Or let me speak, and hanswer thou me.
Make ime to know my transgression and my sin.
24 jWherefore hidest thou thy face,
And kholdest me for thine enemy?
25 Wilt thou break la leaf driven to and fro?
And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
26 For thou mwritest bitter things against me,
And makest me to possess nthe iniquities of my youth.
27 oThou puttest my feet also in the stocks,
And †lookest narrowly unto all my paths;
28 And he, as a qrotten thing, consumeth,
As a garment that is rmoth eaten.
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