Chapter 13

Job 13:1

Lo, mine eye hath seen all [this], mine ear hath heard and understood it.

Job 13:2

What ye know, [the same] do I know also: I [am] not inferior unto you.

Job 13:3

Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:4

But ye [are] forgers of lies, ye [are] all physicians of no value.

Job 13:5

O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 13:6

Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 13:7

Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 13:8

Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

Job 13:9

Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye [so] mock him?

Job 13:10

He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.

Job 13:11

Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

Job 13:12

Your remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 13:13

Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what [will].

Job 13:14

Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Job 13:15

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Job 13:16

He also [shall be] my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Job 13:17

Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

Job 13:18

Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I shall be justified.

Job 13:19

Who [is] he [that] will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

Job 13:20

Only do not two [things] unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

Job 13:21

Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Job 13:22

Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

Job 13:23

How many [are] mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

Job 13:24

Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

Job 13:25

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Job 13:26

For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Job 13:27

Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

Job 13:28

And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.