Job 23:3-13 CSB

3 If only I knew how to find Him, so that I could go to His throne.
4 I would plead my case before Him and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would learn howa He would answer me; and understand what He would say to me.

References for Job 23:5

    • d 23:5 - Lit the words
      6 Would He prosecute me forcefully? No, He will certainly pay attention to me.b

      References for Job 23:6

        • e 23:6 - Jb 4:18; 10:2
          7 There an upright man could reason with Him, and I would escape from my Judgec forever.

          References for Job 23:7

            • f 23:7 - Gn 18:25; Isa 33:22; Jr 11:20
              8 If I go east, He is not there, and if I go west, I cannot perceive Him.d

              References for Job 23:8

                • g 23:8 - Ps 139:7-10
                  9 When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him; when He turns south, I cannot find Him.
                  10 Yet He knows the way I have taken;e when He has tested me,f I will emerge as pure gold.

                  References for Job 23:10

                    • h 23:10 - Lit way with me
                    • i 23:10 - Ps 1:6; 7:9; 11:5
                      11 My feet have followed in His tracks; I have kept to His way and not turned aside.g

                      References for Job 23:11

                        • j 23:11 - Jb 17:9; Ps 17:5; 37:31
                          12 I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasuredh the words of His mouth more than my daily food.i

                          References for Job 23:12

                            • k 23:12 - LXX, Vg read treasured in my bosom
                            • l 23:12 - Jb 10:13; 17:4; Ps 119:11
                              13 But He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does what He desires.j

                              References for Job 23:13

                                • m 23:13 - Ps 33:11; Isa 14:27; Dn 4:35