Job 9:1-13 NIV


1 Then Job replied:

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      2 "Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be righteous before God?1

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      3 Though one wished to dispute with him,2 he could not answer him one time out of a thousand.3

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          4 His wisdom4 is profound, his power is vast.5 Who has resisted6 him and come out unscathed?7

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          5 He moves mountains8 without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.9

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          6 He shakes the earth10 from its place and makes its pillars tremble.11
          7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine;12 he seals off the light of the stars.13
          8 He alone stretches out the heavens14 and treads on the waves of the sea.15

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          9 He is the Maker16 of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.17

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          10 He performs wonders18 that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.19

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          11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him.20

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          12 If he snatches away, who can stop him?21 Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'22

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          13 God does not restrain his anger;23 even the cohorts of Rahab24 cowered at his feet.

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