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Job 9 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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“Truly I know it is so,
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If one wished to contend with Him,
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God is wise in heart and mighty in strength.
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He removes the mountains, and they do not know
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He shakes the earth out of its place,
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He alone spreads out the heavens,
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Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me;
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“I am blameless, yet I do not know myself;
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Nor is there any mediator between us,
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Let Him take His rod away from me,
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Then I would speak and not fear Him,
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