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Chapter
Job 9

Book of Job - Chapter 9

Job 9:1

Then Job answered,

Job 9:2

"Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?

Job 9:3

If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

Job 9:4

God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

Job 9:5

He removes the mountains, and they don't know it, when he overturns them in his anger.

Job 9:6

He shakes the earth out of its place. Its pillars tremble.

Job 9:7

He commands the sun, and it doesn't rise, and seals up the stars.

Job 9:8

He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 9:9

He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the rooms of the south.

Job 9:10

He does great things past finding out; yes, marvelous things without number.

Job 9:11

Behold, he goes by me, and I don't see him. He passes on also, but I don't perceive him.

Job 9:12

Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'

Job 9:13

"God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

Job 9:14

How much less shall I answer him, And choose my words to argue with him?

Job 9:15

Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.

Job 9:16

If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

Job 9:17

For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 9:18

He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

Job 9:19

If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'

Job 9:20

Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.

Job 9:21

I am blameless. I don't respect myself. I despise my life.

Job 9:22

"It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.

Job 9:23

If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.

Job 9:24

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

Job 9:25

"Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,

Job 9:26

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

Job 9:27

If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'

Job 9:28

I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that you will not hold me innocent.

Job 9:29

I shall be condemned. Why then do I labor in vain?

Job 9:30

If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,

Job 9:31

yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 9:32

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

Job 9:33

There is no umpire between us, that might lay his hand on us both.

Job 9:34

Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;

Job 9:35

then I would speak, and not fear him, for I am not so in myself.