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23 Then Job answered and said:
2 “Even today my acomplaint is bitter;
1My hand is listless because of my groaning.
3 bOh, that I knew where I might find Him,
That I might come to His seat!
And fill my mouth with arguments.
And understand what He would say to me.
6 cWould He contend with me in His great power?
No! But He would take note of me.
And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
8 “Look, dI go forward, but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
10 But eHe knows the way that I take;
When fHe has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 gMy foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from the hcommandment of His lips;
iI have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my 2necessary food.
And whatever jHis soul desires, that He does.
14 For He performs what is kappointed for me,
And many such things are with Him.
When I consider this, I am afraid of Him.
16 For God lmade my heart weak,
And the Almighty terrifies me;
And He did not hide deep darkness from my face.
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