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13 Look, my eyes have seen all this;

my earse have heard and understood it.

Everything you know, I also know;

I am not inferior to you.f

Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty

and argue my case before God.g

You use lies like plaster;

you are all worthless healers.h

If only you would shut up

and let that be your wisdom!

Hear now my argument,

and listen to my defense.B

Would you testify unjustly on God’s behalf

or speak deceitfully for him?

Would you show partialityi to him

or argue the case in his defense?

Would it go well if he examined you?

Could you deceive him as you would deceive a man?j

10 Surely he would rebuke you

if you secretly showed partiality.

11 Would God’s majesty not terrify you?k

Would his dread not fall on you?

12 Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ash;l

your defenses are made of clay.

13 Be quiet,C and I will speak.

Let whatever comes happen to me.

14 I will putD myself at riskE

and take my life in my own hands.

15 Even if he kills me, I will hope in him.F

I will still defendm my ways before him.

16 Yes, this will result in my deliverance,

for no godless personn can appear before him.

17 Pay close attention to my words;

let my declaration ring in your ears.

18 Now then, I have prepared my case;o

I know that I am right.

19 Can anyone indict me?

If so, I will be silent and die.

20 Only grant these two things to me, God,

so that I will not have to hide from your presence:

21 remove your hand from me,

and do not let your terror frighten me.p

22 Then call, and I will answer,q

or I will speak, and you can respond to me.

23 How many iniquitiesr and sins have I committed?G

Reveal to me my transgression and sin.

24 Why do you hide your face

and consider me your enemy?s

25 Will you frighten a wind-driven leaf?

Will you chase after dry straw?

26 For you record bitter accusations against me

and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.

27 You put my feet in the stocks

and stand watch over all my paths,

setting a limit for the solesH of my feet.

28 A person wears out like something rotten,

like a moth-eaten garment.t


About Christian Standard Bible

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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