But now, listen to me, Job; pay attention to all my words.
Notice that I am opening my mouth; my tongue is speaking in my mouth.a3
My words come from a virtuous heart; my lips speak knowledge clearly.
God's spirit made me; the Almighty's breath enlivens me.
If you are able, answer me; lay out your caseb before me and take a stand.
Notice that I'm just like you to God; I also was pinched from clay.
Surely fear of me shouldn't scare you; my pressure on you shouldn't be heavy.