Job 13

Book of Job - Chapter 13

Job 13:1

"Behold, my eye has seen all this. My ear has heard and understood it.

Job 13:2

What you know, I know also. I am not inferior to you.

Job 13:3

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

Job 13:4

But you are forgers of lies. You are all physicians of no value.

Job 13:5

Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.

Job 13:6

Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 13:7

Will you speak unrighteously for God, and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 13:8

Will you show partiality to him? Will you contend for God?

Job 13:9

Is it good that he should search you out? Or as one deceives a man, will you deceive him?

Job 13:10

He will surely reprove you if you secretly show partiality.

Job 13:11

Shall not his majesty make you afraid, And his dread fall on you?

Job 13:12

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

Job 13:13

"Be silent, leave me alone, that I may speak. Let come on me what will.

Job 13:14

Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Job 13:15

Behold, he will kill me. I have no hope. Nevertheless, I will maintain my ways before him.

Job 13:16

This also shall be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him.

Job 13:17

Hear diligently my speech. Let my declaration be in your ears.

Job 13:18

See now, I have set my cause in order. I know that I am righteous.

Job 13:19

Who is he who will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.

Job 13:20

"Only don't do two things to me; then I will not hide myself from your face:

Job 13:21

withdraw your hand far from me; and don't let your terror make me afraid.

Job 13:22

Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and you answer me.

Job 13:23

How many are my iniquities and sins? Make me know my disobedience and my sin.

Job 13:24

Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Job 13:25

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

Job 13:26

For you write bitter things against me, and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth:

Job 13:27

You also put my feet in the stocks, and mark all my paths. You set a bound to the soles of my feet,

Job 13:28

though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.