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Job 22

The Book of Job

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Chapter 23

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 Then Job answered and said, 


2

 Even to-day is my complaint rebellious: My stroke is heavier than my groaning. 


3

 Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat! 


4

 I would set my cause in order before him, And fill my mouth with arguments. 


5

 I would know the words which he would answer me, And understand what he would say unto me. 


6

 Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me. 


7

 There the upright might reason with him; So should I be delivered for ever from my judge. 


8

 Behold, I go forward, but he is not [there]; And backward, but I cannot perceive him; 


9

 On the left hand, when he doth work, but I cannot behold him; He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him. 


10

 But he knoweth the way that I take; When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 


11

 My foot hath held fast to his steps; His way have I kept, and turned not aside. 


12

 I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. 


13

 But he is in one [mind], and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. 


14

 For he performeth that which is appointed for me: And many such things are with him. 


15

 Therefore am I terrified at his presence; When I consider, I am afraid of him. 


16

 For God hath made my heart faint, And the Almighty hath terrified me; 


17

 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, Neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face. 


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