"Even today my complaint1 is bitter;2 his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.3
If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!4
I would state my case5 before him and fill my mouth with arguments.#cr
I would find out what he would answer me,6 and consider what he would say.
Would he oppose me with great power?7 No, he would not press charges against me.8
There an upright man9 could present his case before him,10 and I would be delivered forever from my judge.11
"But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.12
But he knows the way that I take;13 when he has tested me,14 I will come forth as gold.15
My feet have closely followed his steps;16 I have kept to his way without turning aside.17
I have not departed from the commands of his lips;18 I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.19