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Job 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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“Yes, I know all this is true in principle.
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“I am innocent,
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Then I could speak to him without fear,
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Or If God wanted to take someone to court.
Hebrew the helpers of Rahab, the name of a mythical sea monster that represents chaos in ancient literature.
Or he.
Or disaster.

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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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