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Job 13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Lo, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it. 1 "My eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it.
2 What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you. 2 What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.
3 But I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God. 3 But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God.
4 As for you, you whitewash with lies; worthless physicians are you all. 4 You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!
5 Oh that you would keep silent, and it would be your wisdom! 5 If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.
6 Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips. 6 Hear now my argument; listen to the plea of my lips.
7 Will you speak falsely for God, and speak deceitfully for him? 7 Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf ? Will you speak deceitfully for him?
8 Will you show partiality toward him, will you plead the case for God? 8 Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?
9 Will it be well with you when he searches you out? Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man? 9 Would it turn out well if he examined you? Could you deceive him as you might deceive men?
10 He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality. 10 He would surely rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality.
11 Will not his majesty terrify you, and the dread of him fall upon you? 11 Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?
12 Your maxims are proverbs of ashes, your defenses are defenses of clay. 12 Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.
13 "Let me have silence, and I will speak, and let come on me what may. 13 "Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may.
14 I will take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand. 14 Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands?
15 Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope; yet I will defend my ways to his face. 15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.
16 This will be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him. 16 Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless man would dare come before him!
17 Listen carefully to my words, and let my declaration be in your ears. 17 Listen carefully to my words; let your ears take in what I say.
18 Behold, I have prepared my case; I know that I shall be vindicated. 18 Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.
19 Who is there that will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die. 19 Can anyone bring charges against me? If so, I will be silent and die.
20 Only grant two things to me, then I will not hide myself from thy face: 20 "Only grant me these two things, O God, and then I will not hide from you:
21 withdraw thy hand far from me, and let not dread of thee terrify me. 21 Withdraw your hand far from me, and stop frightening me with your terrors.
22 Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and do thou reply to me. 22 Then summon me and I will answer, or let me speak, and you reply.
23 How many are my iniquities and my sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin. 23 How many wrongs and sins have I committed? Show me my offense and my sin.
24 Why dost thou hide thy face, and count me as thy enemy? 24 Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy?
25 Wilt thou frighten a driven leaf and pursue dry chaff? 25 Will you torment a windblown leaf ? Will you chase after dry chaff ?
26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me inherit the iniquities of my youth. 26 For you write down bitter things against me and make me inherit the sins of my youth.
27 Thou puttest my feet in the stocks, and watchest all my paths; thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet. 27 You fasten my feet in shackles; you keep close watch on all my paths by putting marks on the soles of my feet.
28 Man wastes away like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten. 28 "So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.