Job 9

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