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Job 23 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:1 - And Job answereth and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:2 - Also -- to-day is my complaint bitter, My hand hath been heavy because of my sighing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:3 - O that I had known -- and I find Him, I come in unto His seat,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:4 - I arrange before Him the cause, And my mouth fill with arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - I know the words He doth answer me, And understand what He saith to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - In the abundance of power doth He strive with me? No! surely He putteth it in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:7 - There the upright doth reason with Him, And I escape for ever from my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - Lo, forward I go -- and He is not, And backward -- and I perceive him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:9 - To the left in His working -- and I see not, He is covered on the right, and I behold not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:10 - For He hath known the way with me, He hath tried me -- as gold I go forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - On His step hath my foot laid hold, His way I have kept, and turn not aside,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:12 - The command of His lips, and I depart not. Above my allotted portion I have laid up The sayings of His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:13 - And He is in one mind, And who doth turn Him back? And His soul hath desired -- and He doth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:14 - For He doth complete my portion, And many such things are with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - Therefore, from His presence I am troubled, I consider, and am afraid of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - And God hath made my heart soft, And the Mighty hath troubled me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - For I have not been cut off before darkness, And before me He covered thick darkness.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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