Job 9 NAS

Job Says There Is No Arbitrator between God and Man

1 Then Job aanswered,

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    • ° 9:1 - Lit "answered and said"
      2 "In truth I know that this is so; But how can a 1man be in the right bbefore God?

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        • ± 9:2 - Lit "with"
          3 "If one wished to 2dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

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          4 "3Wise in heart and 4mighty in strength, Who has c5defied Him dwithout harm?

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            • ² 9:4 - Lit "stiffened his neck against"
            • ³ 9:4 - Lit "and remained safe"
              5 "6It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger;

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              6 Who 7shakes the earth out of its place, And its 8pillars tremble;

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              7 Who commands the 9sun enot to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;

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                • ´ 9:7 - Lit "and it does not shine"
                  8 Who alone 10stretches out the heavens And f11tramples down the waves of the sea;

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                    • µ 9:8 - Lit "treads upon the heights of"
                      9 Who makes the 12Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the 13chambers of the south;

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                      10 Who 14does great things, gunfathomable , And wondrous works without number.

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                        • 9:10 - Lit "until there is no searching out"
                          11 "Were He to pass by me, 15I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him.

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                          12 "Were He to snatch away, who could 16restrain Him? Who could say to Him, '17What are You doing?'

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                          13 "God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of 18Rahab.

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                          14 "How then can 19I hanswer Him, And choose my words ibefore Him?

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                            • · 9:14 - Or "plead my case"
                            • ¸ 9:14 - Lit "with"
                              15 "For 20though I were right, I could not janswer; I would have to 21implore the mercy of my judge.

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                                • ¹ 9:15 - Or "plead my case"
                                  16 "If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.
                                  17 "For He 22bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.

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                                  18 "He will 23not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with 24bitterness.

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                                  19 "If it is a matter of power, 25behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon kHim?

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                                    • º 9:19 - So with Gr; Heb "me"
                                      20 "26Though I am righteous, my mouth will 27condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.

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                                      21 "I am 28guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I 29despise my life.

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                                      22 "It is all one; therefore I say, 'He 30destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'

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                                      23 "If the scourge kills suddenly, He 31mocks the despair of the innocent.

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                                      24 "The earth 32is given into the hand of the wicked; He 33covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

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                                      25 "Now 34my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, 35they see no good.

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                                      26 "They slip by like 36reed boats, Like an 37eagle that swoops on lits prey.

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                                      27 "Though I say, 'I will forget 38my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'

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                                      28 I am 39afraid of all my pains, I know that 40You will not acquit me.

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                                      29 "I am accounted 41wicked, Why then should I toil in vain?

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                                      30 "If I should 42wash myself with snow And cleanse 43my hands with lye,

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                                      31 Yet You would plunge me into the pit, And my own clothes would abhor me.
                                      32 "For 44He is not a man as I am that 45I may answer Him, That we may go to mcourt together.

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                                        • ¼ 9:32 - Lit "judgment"
                                          33 "There is no 46umpire between us, Who may lay his hand upon us both.

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                                          34 "Let Him 47remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.

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                                          35 "Then I 48would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself.

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