Job 9:28-35 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent . 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent.
29 If I be wicked , why then labour I in vain? 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?
30 If I wash myself with snow water , and make my hands never so clean ; 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda,
31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.
32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. 32 "He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.
33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. 33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both,
34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: 34 someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more.
35 Then would I speak , and not fear him; but it is not so with me. 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.