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Job 23 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:1 - Then Job answered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:2 - "Today also my complaint is bitter, his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:3 - Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:4 - I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - I would learn what he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; he would give heed to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:7 - There an upright man could reason with him, and I should be acquitted for ever by my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - "Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:9 - on the left hand I seek him, but I cannot behold him; I turn to the right hand, but I cannot see him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:10 - But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:12 - I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bosom the words of his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:13 - But he is unchangeable and who can turn him? What he desires, that he does.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:14 - For he will complete what he appoints for me; and many such things are in his mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - for I am hemmed in by darkness, and thick darkness covers my face.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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