9 Then Job answered and said:
3 If one wished to 1contend with Him,
He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
4 cGod is wise in heart and mighty in strength.
Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
When He overturns them in His anger;
6 He dshakes the earth out of its place,
And its epillars tremble;
He seals off the stars;
8 fHe alone spreads out the heavens,
And the chambers of the south;
10 hHe does great things past finding out,
Yes, wonders without number.
11 iIf He goes by me, I do not see Him;
If He moves past, I do not perceive Him;
Who can say to Him, ‘What are You doing?’
And choose my words to reason with Him?
15 lFor though I were righteous, I could not answer Him;
I would beg mercy of my Judge.
I would not believe that He was listening to my voice.
And multiplies my wounds mwithout cause.
But fills me with bitterness.
And if of justice, who will appoint my day in court?
Though I were blameless, it would prove me perverse.
I despise my life.
Therefore I say, n‘He destroys the blameless and the wicked.’
He laughs at the plight of the innocent.
He covers the faces of its judges.
If it is not He, who else could it be?
25 “Now omy days are swifter than a runner;
They flee away, they see no good.
26 They pass by like 7swift ships,
pLike an eagle swooping on its prey.
27 qIf I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face and wear a smile,’
28 rI am afraid of all my sufferings;
I know that You swill not hold me innocent.
Why then do I labor in vain?
30 tIf I wash myself with snow water,
And cleanse my hands with 8soap,
And my own clothes will 9abhor me.
32 “For uHe is not a man, as I am,
That I may answer Him,
And that we should go to court together.
33 vNor is there any mediator between us,
Who may lay his hand on us both.
34 wLet Him take His rod away from me,
And do not let dread of Him terrify me.
But it is not so with me.
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