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Job 13 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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“Look, I have seen all this with my own eyes
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I know as much as you do.
You are no better than I am.

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As for me, I would speak directly to the Almighty.
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As for you, you smear me with lies.
As physicians, you are worthless quacks.

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If only you could be silent!
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Listen to my charge;
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“Are you defending God with lies?
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No, you will be in trouble with him
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Doesn’t his majesty terrify you?
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Your platitudes are as valuable as ashes.
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“Be silent now and leave me alone.
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Yes, I will take my life in my hands
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God might kill me, but I have no other hope.[fn]
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But this is what will save me—I am not godless.
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I have prepared my case;
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Who can argue with me over this?
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“O God, grant me these two things,
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Remove your heavy hand from me,
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Now summon me, and I will answer!
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“You write bitter accusations against me
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You put my feet in stocks.
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I waste away like rotting wood,
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An alternate reading in the Masoretic Text reads God might kill me, but I hope in him.

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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