1: Then Job answered and said, 2: I know [it to be] so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? 3: If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. 4: [He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against him, and hath prospered? 5: Who removeth the mountains, and they know not: who overturneth them in his anger. 6: Who shaketh the earth out of her place, and its pillars tremble. 7: Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. 8: Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. 9: Who maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. 10: Who doeth great things past finding out; yes, and wonders without number. 11: Lo, he goeth by me, and I see [him] not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. 12: Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What doest thou? 13: [If] God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him. 14: How much less shall I answer him, [and] choose out my words [to reason] with him? 15: Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] would I not answer, [but] I would make supplication to my judge. 16: If I had called, and he had answered me; [yet] I would not believe that he had hearkened to my voice. 17: For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. 18: He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness. 19: If [I speak] of strength, lo, [he is] strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time [to plead]? 20: If I justify myself, my own mouth will condemn me: [if I say], I [am] perfect, that also will prove me perverse. 21: [Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life. 22: This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 23: If the scourge shall slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent. 24: The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of its judges; if not, where, [and] who [is] he? 25: Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. 26: They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey. 27: If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort [myself]: 28: I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. 29: [If] I am wicked, why then do I labor in vain? 30: If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; 31: Yet wilt thou plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me. 32: For [he is] not a man, as I [am], [that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment. 33: Neither is there any judge between us, [that] might lay his hand upon us both. 34: Let him take away his rod from me, and let not his fear terrify me: 35: [Then] would I speak, and not fear him; but [it is] not so with me.