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Job 23 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:2 - "Even today my complaint is still bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:3 - O that I knew where I might find him, that I could come to his place of residence!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:4 - I would lay out my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - I would know with what words he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - Would he contend with me with great power? No, he would only pay attention to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:7 - There an upright person could present his case before him, and I would be delivered forever from my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - "If I go to the east, he is not there, and to the west, yet I do not perceive him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:9 - In the north when he is at work, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I see no trace of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:10 - But he knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - My feet have followed his steps closely; I have kept to his way and have not turned aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:12 - I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my allotted portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:13 - But he is unchangeable, and who can change him? Whatever he has desired, he does.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:14 - For he fulfills his decree against me, and many such things are his plans.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - That is why I am terrified in his presence; when I consider, I am afraid because of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - Indeed, God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - Yet I have not been silent because of the darkness, because of the thick darkness that covered my face.

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