Job 9:22-32 NIV

22 It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'1

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23 When a scourge2 brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent.3

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24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked,4 he blindfolds its judges.5 If it is not he, then who is it?6

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25 "My days are swifter than a runner;7 they fly away without a glimpse of joy.8

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26 They skim past9 like boats of papyrus,10 like eagles swooping down on their prey.11

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27 If I say, 'I will forget my complaint,12 I will change my expression, and smile,'

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28 I still dread13 all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent.14

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29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?15

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      30 Even if I washed myself with soapa16 and my hands17 with washing soda,18

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      31 you would plunge me into a slime pit19 so that even my clothes would detest me.20

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      32 "He is not a man21 like me that I might answer him,22 that we might confront each other in court.23

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