Job 13:1-12 NIV

1 “My eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it.

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2 What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.

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3 But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God.

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4 You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!

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5 If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.

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6 Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.

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7 Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?

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8 Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?

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9 Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive a mortal?

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10 He would surely call you to account if you secretly showed partiality.

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11 Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?

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12 Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.

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