Book 18 of 66: Job: Chapter 009 of 42

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Then Job answered and said,


018:009:002
I know it is so of a truth:
but how should man be just with God?


018:009:003
If he will contend with him,
he cannot answer him one of a thousand.


018:009:004
He is wise in heart,
and mighty in strength:
who hath hardened himself against him,
and hath prospered?


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Which removeth the mountains,
and they know not:
which overturneth them in his anger.


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Which shaketh the earth out of her place,
and the pillars thereof tremble.


018:009:007
Which commandeth the sun,
and it riseth not;
and sealeth up the stars.


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Which alone spreadeth out the heavens,
and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.


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Which maketh Arcturus,
Orion,
and Pleiades,
and the chambers of the south.


018:009:010
Which doeth great things past finding out;
yea,
and wonders without number.


018:009:011
Lo,
he goeth by me,
and I see him not:
he passeth on also,
but I perceive him not.


018:009:012
Behold,
he taketh away,
who can hinder him?
who will say unto him,
What doest thou?


018:009:013
If God will not withdraw his anger,
the proud helpers do stoop under him.


018:009:014
How much less shall I answer him,
and choose out my words to reason with him?


018:009:015
Whom,
though I were righteous,
yet would I not answer,
but I would make supplication to my judge.


018:009:016
If I had called,
and he had answered me;
yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.


018:009:017
For he breaketh me with a tempest,
and multiplieth my wounds without cause.


018:009:018
He will not suffer me to take my breath,
but filleth me with bitterness.


018:009:019
If I speak of strength,
lo,
he is strong:
and if of judgment,
who shall set me a time to plead?


018:009:020
If I justify myself,
mine own mouth shall condemn me:
if I say,
I am perfect,
it shall also prove me perverse.


018:009:021
Though I were perfect,
yet would I not know my soul:
I would despise my life.


018:009:022
This is one thing,
therefore I said it,
He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.


018:009:023
If the scourge slay suddenly,
he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.


018:009:024
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked:
he covereth the faces of the judges thereof;
if not,
where,
and who is he?


018:009:025
Now my days are swifter than a post:
they flee away,
they see no good.


018:009:026
They are passed away as the swift ships:
as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.


018:009:027
If I say,
I will forget my complaint,
I will leave off my heaviness,
and comfort myself:


018:009:028
I am afraid of all my sorrows,
I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.


018:009:029
If I be wicked,
why then labour I in vain?


018:009:030
If I wash myself with snow water,
and make my hands never so clean;


018:009:031
Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch,
and mine own clothes shall abhor me.


018:009:032
For he is not a man,
as I am,
that I should answer him,
and we should come together in judgment.


018:009:033
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us,
that might lay his hand upon us both.


018:009:034
Let him take his rod away from me,
and let not his fear terrify me:


018:009:035
Then would I speak,
and not fear him;
but it is not so with me.


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