Job 13 CSB

1 Look, my eyes have seen all this; my ears have heard and understood it.
2 Everything you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.a

References for Job 13:2

      3 Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty and argue my case before God.b

      References for Job 13:3

        • b 13:3 - Jb 5:8; 9:14-20; 10:2
          4 But you coat [the truth] with lies;c you are all worthless doctors.

          References for Job 13:4

            • c 13:4 - Ps 119:69
              5 If only you would shut up and let that be your wisdom!d

              References for Job 13:5

                • d 13:5 - Jb 6:24; 13:13; Pr 17:28
                  6 Hear now my argument, and listen to my defense.e

                  References for Job 13:6

                    • e 13:6 - Lit to the claims of my lips
                      7 Would you testify unjustly on God's behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?
                      8 Would you show partiality to Himf or argue the case in His defense?

                      References for Job 13:8

                        • f 13:8 - Jb 13:10; 34:19; Dt 10:17
                          9 Would it go well if He examined you? Could you deceive Him as you would deceive a man?g

                          References for Job 13:9

                            • g 13:9 - Jb 12:16; Gl 6:7
                              10 Surely He would rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality.
                              11 Would God's majesty not terrify you?h Would His dread not fall on you?

                              References for Job 13:11

                                • h 13:11 - Jb 7:14; 9:34; 31:23
                                  12 Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ash;i your defenses are made of clay.

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                                      13 Be quiet,j and I will speak. Let whatever comes happen to me.

                                      References for Job 13:13

                                        • j 13:13 - Lit quiet before me
                                          14 Why do I put myself at riskk and take my life in my own hands?

                                          References for Job 13:14

                                            • k 13:14 - Lit I take my flesh in my teeth
                                              15 Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him.l I will still defend my ways before Him.m

                                              References for Job 13:15

                                                • l 13:15 - Other Hb mss read I will be without hope
                                                • m 13:15 - Jb 5:8; 23:3-7
                                                  16 Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.
                                                  17 Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration [ring] in your ears.
                                                  18 Now then, I have prepared [my] case; I know that I am right.
                                                  19 Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.
                                                  20 Only grant [these] two things to me, [God], so that I will not have to hide from Your presence:
                                                  21 remove Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me.
                                                  22 Then call, and I will answer, or I will speak, and You can respond to me.n

                                                  References for Job 13:22

                                                    • n 13:22 - Jb 9:16; 14:15; Jr 33:3
                                                      23 How many iniquities and sins have I committed?o Reveal to me my transgression and sin.p

                                                      References for Job 13:23

                                                        • o 13:23 - Lit sins are to me
                                                        • p 13:23 - Jb 7:20; 9:21; 10:2
                                                          24 Why do You hide Your face and consider me Your enemy?q

                                                          References for Job 13:24

                                                            • q 13:24 - Jb 19:11; Ps 88:14; Isa 54:8
                                                              25 Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf? Will You chase after dry straw?
                                                              26 For You record bitter accusations against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.r

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                                                                  27 You put my feet in the stocks and stand watch over all my paths,s setting a limit for the solest of my feet.

                                                                  References for Job 13:27

                                                                    • s 13:27 - Jb 33:11; Ps 139:3
                                                                    • t 13:27 - Lit paths. You mark a line around the roots
                                                                      28 Man wears out like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.u

                                                                      References for Job 13:28

                                                                        • u 13:28 - Ps 39:11; 102:26; Isa 50:9