("Oh, that I had someone to hear me!1 I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser2 put his indictment in writing.
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder,3 I would put it on like a crown.4
I would give him an account of my every step;5 like a prince6 I would approach him.)--
"if my land cries out against me7 and all its furrows are wet8 with tears,
if I have devoured its yield without payment9 or broken the spirit of its tenants,10
then let briers11 come up instead of wheat and weeds12 instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.13
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