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Job 13 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:1 -

Look, my eyes have seen all this;

my ears have heard and understood it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:2 -

Everything you know, I also know;

I am not inferior to you.

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Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty

and argue my case before God.

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You use lies like plaster;

you are all worthless healers.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:5 -

If only you would shut up

and let that be your wisdom!

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Hear now my argument,

and listen to my defense.[fn]

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Would you testify unjustly on God’s behalf

or speak deceitfully for him?

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Would you show partiality to him

or argue the case in his defense?

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Would it go well if he examined you?

Could you deceive him as you would deceive a man?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:10 -

Surely he would rebuke you

if you secretly showed partiality.

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Would God’s majesty not terrify you?

Would his dread not fall on you?

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Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ash;

your defenses are made of clay.

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Be quiet,[fn] and I will speak.

Let whatever comes happen to me.

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I will put[fn] myself at risk[fn]

and take my life in my own hands.

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Even if he kills me, I will hope in him.[fn]

I will still defend my ways before him.

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Yes, this will result in my deliverance,

for no godless person can appear before him.

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Pay close attention to my words;

let my declaration ring in your ears.

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Now then, I have prepared my case;

I know that I am right.

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Can anyone indict me?

If so, I will be silent and die.

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Only grant these two things to me, God,

so that I will not have to hide from your presence:

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remove your hand from me,

and do not let your terror frighten me.

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Then call, and I will answer,

or I will speak, and you can respond to me.

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How many iniquities and sins have I committed?[fn]

Reveal to me my transgression and sin.

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Why do you hide your face

and consider me your enemy?

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Will you frighten a wind-driven leaf?

Will you chase after dry straw?

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For you record bitter accusations against me

and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.

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You put my feet in the stocks

and stand watch over all my paths,

setting a limit for the soles[fn] of my feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:28 -

A person wears out like something rotten,

like a moth-eaten garment.

CSB Footnotes
Lit to the claims of my lips
Lit quiet before me
LXX; MT reads Why do I put
Lit I take my flesh in my teeth
Some Hb mss read I will be without hope
Lit sins are to me
Lit paths. You mark a line around the roots

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