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9 Then Job answered:
but how can a person be justified before God?ac
3 If one wanted to takead him to court,
4 God is wiseb and all-powerful.
Who has opposed him and come out unharmed?
overturning them in his anger.c
so that its pillars tremble.
and seals off the stars.d
8 He alone stretches out the heavense
and treads on the waves of the sea.B
9 He makes the stars: the Bear,C Orion,
wonders without number.g
11 If he passed by me, I wouldn’t see him;h
if he went by, I wouldn’t recognize him.
12 If he snatches something, who can stopE him?
Who can ask him, “What are you doing?”i
Rahab’sj assistants cringe in fear beneath him!
or choose my arguments against him?
I could only beg my Judge for mercy.k
I do not believe he would pay attention to what I said.
17 He batters me with a whirlwindl
and multiplies my wounds without cause.
but fills me with bitter experiences.
19 If it is a matter of strength, look, he is the powerful one!m
20 Even if I were in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;o
if I were blameless, my mouth would declare me guilty.
I no longer care about myself;
I renounce my life.p
“He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.”q
23 When catastropheG brings sudden death,
he mocks the despair of the innocent.
24 The earthH is handed over to the wicked;
If it isn’t he, then who is it?
they flee without seeing any good.t
like an eagle swooping down on its prey.u
change my expression, and smile,”
28 I would still live in terror of all my pains.v
I know you will not acquit me.w
29 Since I will be found guilty,x
why should I struggle in vain?
and cleanse my hands with lye,
and my own clothes despise me!
32 For he is not a man like me, that I can answer him,y
that we can take each other to court.
to lay his hand on both of us.
so his terror will no longer frighten me.z
But that is not the case; I am on my own.
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