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Job 13 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job Says His Friends' Proverbs Are Ashes

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:1 - “Behold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:2 - “What you know I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:3 - “But I would speak to [fn]the Almighty,
And I desire to argue with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:4 - “But you smear with lies;
You are all worthless physicians.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:5 - “O that you would be completely silent,
And that it would become your wisdom!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 - “Please hear my argument
And listen to the contentions of my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:7 - “Will you speak what is unjust for God,
And speak what is deceitful for Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:8 - “Will you show partiality for Him?
Will you contend for God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:9 - “Will it be well when He examines you?
Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:10 - “He will surely reprove you
If you secretly show partiality.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:11 - “Will not His [fn]majesty terrify you,
And the dread of Him fall on you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:12 - “Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
Your defenses are defenses of clay.

Job Is Sure He Will Be Vindicated

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:13 - “Be silent before me so that I may speak;
Then let come on me what may.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:14 - “Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
And put my life in my [fn]hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:15 - “Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways [fn]before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:16 - “This also will be my salvation,
For a godless man may not come before His presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:17 - “Listen carefully to my speech,
And let my declaration fill your ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:18 - “Behold now, I have prepared my case;
I know that I will be vindicated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:19 - “Who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:20 - “Only two things do not do to me,
Then I will not hide from Your face:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:21 - Remove Your [fn]hand from me,
And let not the dread of You terrify me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:22 - “Then call, and I will answer;
Or let me speak, then reply to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:23 - “How many are my iniquities and sins?
Make known to me my [fn]rebellion and my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:24 - “Why do You hide Your face
And consider me Your enemy?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:25 - “Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?
Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:26 - “For You write bitter things against me
And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:27 - “You put my feet in the stocks
And watch all my paths;
You [fn]set a limit for the soles of my feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:28 - While [fn]I am decaying like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
NASB95 Footnotes
Hebrew: Shaddai
Literally: exaltation
Literally: palm
Literally: to His face
Literally: palm
Or, transgression
Literally: carve for
Literally: he is

New American Standard Bible 1995
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