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Job 9

NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 1 Then Job replied: NIV 2 "Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be righteous before God? NIV 2 "Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be righteous before God? NIV 3 Though one wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him one time out of a thousand. NIV 3 Though one wished to dispute with him, he could not answer him one time out of a thousand. NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. NIV 12 If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?' NIV 12 If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?' NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. NIV 14 "How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? NIV 14 "How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. NIV 16 Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing. NIV 16 Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing. NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. NIV 18 He would not let me regain my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. NIV 18 He would not let me regain my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. NIV 19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who will summon him ? NIV 19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who will summon him ? NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. NIV 21 "Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. NIV 21 "Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.' NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.' NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. NIV 24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it? NIV 24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it? NIV 25 "My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. NIV 25 "My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. NIV 27 If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,' NIV 27 If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,' NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda, NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda, NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. NIV 32 "He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. NIV 32 "He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. NIV 33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, NIV 33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, NIV 34 someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. NIV 34 someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.