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Job 23 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:1 - Then Job replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:2 - “Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand[fn] is heavy in spite of[fn] my groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:3 - If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:4 - I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - Would he vigorously oppose me? No, he would not press charges against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:7 - There the upright can establish their innocence before him, and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - “But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:9 - When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:10 - But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning 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 daily bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:13 - “But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:14 - He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew / the hand on me
Or heavy on me in

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