1: And Job answered and said, 2: Of a truth I know it is so; but how can man be just with God? 3: If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand. 4: He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace? 5: Who removeth mountains, and they know it not, when he overturneth them in his anger; 6: Who shaketh the earth out of its place, and the pillars thereof tremble; 7: Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, and he sealeth up the stars; 8: Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the high waves of the sea; 9: Who maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south; 10: Who doeth great things past finding out, and wonders without number. 11: Lo, he goeth by me, and I see [him] not; and he passeth along, and I perceive him not. 12: Behold, he taketh away: who will hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou? 13: God withdraweth not his anger; the proud helpers stoop under him: 14: How much less shall I answer him, choose out my words [to strive] with him? 15: Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge. 16: If I had called, and he had answered me, I would not believe that he hearkened to my voice, -- 17: He, who crusheth me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. 18: He suffereth me not to take my breath, for he filleth me with bitternesses. 19: Be it a question of strength, lo, [he is] strong; and be it of judgment, who will set me a time? 20: If I justified myself, mine own mouth would condemn me; were I perfect, he would prove me perverse. 21: Were I perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life. 22: It is all one; therefore I said, he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 23: If the scourge kill suddenly, he mocketh at the trial of the innocent. 24: The earth is given over into the hand of the wicked [man]; he covereth the faces of its judges. If not, who then is it? 25: And my days are swifter than a runner: they flee away, they see no good. 26: They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey. 27: If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my [sad] countenance, and brighten up, 28: I am afraid of all my sorrows; I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. 29: Be it that I am wicked, why then do I labour in vain? 30: If I washed myself with snow-water, and cleansed my hands in purity, 31: Then wouldest thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes would abhor me. 32: For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him; that we should come together in judgment. 33: There is not an umpire between us, who should lay his hand upon us both. 34: Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his terror make me afraid, 35: [Then] I will speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.