World English Bible
Job, Chapter 9

   1: Then Job answered,
   2: "Truly I know that it is so, But how can man be just with God?
   3: If he is pleased to contend with him, He can't answer him one time in a thousand.
   4: God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
   5: Who removes the mountains, and they don't know it, When he overturns them in his anger
   6: Who shakes the earth out of its place; The pillars of it tremble;
   7: Who commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, And seals up the stars;
   8: Who alone stretches out the heavens, Treads on the waves of the sea;
   9: Who makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
   10: Who does great things past finding out, Yes, marvelous things without number.
   11: Behold, he goes by me, and I don't see him. He passes on also, but I don't perceive him.
   12: Behold, he snatches away; who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'
   13: "God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.
   14: How much less shall I answer him, Choose my words to argue 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, Yet would I not believe that he listened to my voice.
   17: For he breaks me with a tempest, Multiplies my wounds without cause.
   18: He will not allow me to take my breath, But fills me with bitterness.
   19: If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'
   20: Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
   21: I am blameless. I don't regard myself. I despise my life.
   22: "It is all the same. Therefore I say, He destroys the blameless and the wicked.
   23: If the scourge kills suddenly, He will mock at the trial of the innocent.
   24: The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of the judges of it. If not he, then who is it?
   25: "Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,
   26: They have passed away as the swift ships, As the eagle that swoops on the prey.
   27: If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'
   28: I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that you will not hold me innocent.
   29: I shall be condemned; Why then do I labor in vain?
   30: If I wash myself with snow, And cleanse my hands with lye,
   31: Yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes shall 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 no umpire between us, That might lay his hand on us both.
   34: Let him take his rod away from me, Let his terror not make me afraid:
   35: Then I would speak, and not fear him, For I am not so in myself.

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