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Job 23 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Job’s Reply to Eliphaz

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Then Job answered:

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Today also my complaint is bitter. [fn]  

His [fn] hand is heavy despite my groaning.

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If only I knew how to find Him,

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I would plead my case before Him 

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I would learn how [fn] He would answer me;

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Would He prosecute  me forcefully?

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Then an upright man could reason  with Him,

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If I go east, He is not there,

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When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him;

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Yet He knows the way I have taken; [fn]

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My feet have followed in His tracks;

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I have not departed from the commands of His lips;

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more than my daily food.

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But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him?

He does what He desires. 

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He will certainly accomplish what He has decreed for me,

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Therefore I am terrified  in His presence;

when I consider this, I am afraid of Him.

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God has made my heart faint; 

the Almighty has terrified me.

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Yet I am not destroyed [fn] by the darkness, 

by the thick darkness that covers my face.

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Syr, Tg, Vg; MT reads rebellion
LXX, Syr; MT reads My
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LXX, Vg read treasured in my bosom
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