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

 
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28 I become afraid of all my suffering, for I know you will not hold me innocent. 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent.
29 I shall be condemned; why then do I labor in vain? 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?
30 If I wash myself with soap and cleanse my hands with lye, 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda,
31 yet you will plunge me into filth, and my own clothes will 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 mortal, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together. 32 "He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.
33 There is no umpire between us, who might lay his hand on us both. 33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both,
34 If he would take his rod away from me, and not let dread of him terrify me, 34 someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more.
35 then I would speak without fear of him, for I know I am not what I am thought to be. 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.