23 Then Job answered and said:
my shand is heavy on account of my groaning.
3 Oh, tthat I knew where I might find him,
that I might come even to his useat!
4 I would vlay my case before him
and fill my mouth with arguments.
and understand what he would say to me.
6 Would he wcontend with me in the greatness of his power?
No; he would pay attention to me.
and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.
8 “Behold, xI go forward, but he is not there,
and backward, but I do not perceive him;
he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.
when he has btried me, I shall come out as gold.
11 My foot chas held fast to his steps;
I have kept his way and have dnot turned aside.
What he hdesires, that he does.
14 For he will complete what he iappoints for me,
and many such things are jin his mind.
when I consider, I am in dread of him.
16 God has made my kheart faint;
the Almighty has terrified me;
nor because thick darkness covers my face.
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