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Job, Chapter 9
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   1: And Job made answer and said,
   2: Truly, I see that it is so: and how is it possible for a man to get his right before God?
   3: If a man was desiring to go to law with him, he would not be able to give him an answer to one out of a thousand questions.
   4: He is wise in heart and great in strength: who ever made his face hard against him, and any good came of it?
   5: It is he who takes away the mountains without their knowledge, overturning them in his wrath:
   6: Who is moving the earth out of its place, so that its pillars are shaking:
   7: Who gives orders to the sun, and it does not give its light; and who keeps the stars from shining.
   8: By whose hand the heavens were stretched out, and who is walking on the waves of the sea:
   9: Who made the Bear and Orion, and the Pleiades, and the store-houses of the south:
   10: Who does great things not to be searched out; yes, wonders without number.
   11: See, he goes past me and I see him not: he goes on before, but I have no knowledge of him.
   12: If he puts out his hand to take, by whom may it be turned back? who may say to him, What are you doing?
   13: God's wrath may not be turned back; the helpers of Rahab were bent down under him.
   14: How much less may I give an answer to him, using the right words in argument with him?
   15: Even if my cause was good, I would not be able to give an answer; I would make request for grace from him who was against me.
   16: If I had sent for him to be present, and he had come, I would have no faith that he would give ear to my voice.
   17: For I would be crushed by his storm, my wounds would be increased without cause.
   18: He would not let me take my breath, but I would be full of bitter grief.
   19: If it is a question of strength, he says, Here I am! and if it is a question of a cause at law, he says, Who will give me a fixed day?
   20: Though I was in the right, he would say that I was in the wrong; I have done no evil; but he says that I am a sinner.
   21: I have done no wrong; I give no thought to what becomes of me; I have no desire for life.
   22: It is all the same to me; so I say, He puts an end to the sinner and to him who has done no wrong together.
   23: If death comes suddenly through disease, he makes sport of the fate of those who have done no wrong.
   24: The land is given into the power of the evil-doer; the faces of its judges are covered; if not by him, then who has done it?
   25: My days go quicker than a post-runner: they go in flight, they see no good.
   26: They go rushing on like reed-boats, like an eagle dropping suddenly on its food.
   27: If I say, I will put my grief out of mind, I will let my face be sad no longer and I will be bright;
   28: I go in fear of all my pains; I am certain that I will not be free from sin in your eyes.
   29: You will not let me be clear of sin! why then do I take trouble for nothing?
   30: If I am washed with snow water, and make my hands clean with soap;
   31: Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.
   32: For he is not a man as I am, that I might give him an answer, that we might come together before a judge.
   33: There is no one to give a decision between us, who might have control over us.
   34: Let him take away his rod from me and not send his fear on me:
   35: Then I would say what is in my mind without fear of him; for there is no cause of fear in myself.

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