nkjv@Job:9:1 @ Then Job answered and said:
nkjv@Job:9:2 @ "Truly I know it is so, But how can a man be righteous before God?
nkjv@Job:9:3 @ If one wished to contend with Him, He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
nkjv@Job:9:4 @ God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
nkjv@Job:9:5 @ He removes the mountains, and they do not know When He overturns them in His anger;
nkjv@Job:9:6 @ He shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble;
nkjv@Job:9:7 @ He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars;
nkjv@Job:9:8 @ He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea;
nkjv@Job:9:9 @ He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
nkjv@Job:9:10 @ He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number.
nkjv@Job:9:11 @ If He goes by me, I do not see Him; If He moves past, I do not perceive Him;
nkjv@Job:9:12 @ If He takes away, who can hinder Him? Who can say to Him, "What are You doing?'
nkjv@Job:9:13 @ God will not withdraw His anger, The allies of the proud lie prostrate beneath Him.
nkjv@Job:9:14 @ "How then can I answer Him, And choose my words to reason with Him?
nkjv@Job:9:15 @ For though I were righteous, I could not answer Him; I would beg mercy of my Judge.
nkjv@Job:9:16 @ If I called and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice.
nkjv@Job:9:17 @ For He crushes me with a tempest, And multiplies my wounds without cause.
nkjv@Job:9:18 @ He will not allow me to catch my breath, But fills me with bitterness.
nkjv@Job:9:19 @ If it is a matter of strength, indeed He is strong; And if of justice, who will appoint my day in court?
nkjv@Job:9:20 @ Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me; Though I were blameless, it would prove me perverse.
nkjv@Job:9:21 @ "I am blameless, yet I do not know myself; I despise my life.
nkjv@Job:9:22 @ It is all one thing; Therefore I say, "He destroys the blameless and the wicked.'
nkjv@Job:9:23 @ If the scourge slays suddenly, He laughs at the plight of the innocent.
nkjv@Job:9:24 @ The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, who else could it be?
nkjv@Job:9:25 @ "Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good.
nkjv@Job:9:26 @ They pass by like swift ships, Like an eagle swooping on its prey.
nkjv@Job:9:27 @ If I say, "I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face and wear a smile,'
nkjv@Job:9:28 @ I am afraid of all my sufferings; I know that You will not hold me innocent.
nkjv@Job:9:29 @ If I am condemned, Why then do I labor in vain?
nkjv@Job:9:30 @ If I wash myself with snow water, And cleanse my hands with soap,
nkjv@Job:9:31 @ Yet You will plunge me into the pit, And my own clothes will abhor me.
nkjv@Job:9:32 @ "For He is not a man, as I am, That I may answer Him, And that we should go to court together.
nkjv@Job:9:33 @ Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both.
nkjv@Job:9:34 @ Let Him take His rod away from me, And do not let dread of Him terrify me.
nkjv@Job:9:35 @ Then I would speak and not fear Him, But it is not so with me.