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JOB · Chapter 13
13:1 Lo, mine eye has seen all this, mine ear has heard and understood
13:2 What all of you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.
13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
13:4 But all of you are forgers of lies, all of you are all physicians of no value.
13:5 O that all of you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
13:7 Will all of you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
13:8 Will all of you accept his person? will all of you contend for God?
13:9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do all of you so mock him?
13:10 He will surely reprove you, if all of you do secretly accept persons.
13:11 Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?
13:12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
13:14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
13:16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
13:17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
13:18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the spirit.
13:20 Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from you.
13:21 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid.
13:22 Then call you, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer you me.
13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
13:24 Wherefore hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?
13:25 Will you break a leaf driven back and forth? and will you pursue the dry stubble?
13:26 For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly unto all my paths; you set a print upon the heels of my feet.
13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.
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