Parallel Bible results for Job 9:28-35

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Job 9:28-35

MSG 28 All these troubles would still be like grit in my gut since it's clear you're not going to let up. NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. MSG 29 The verdict has already been handed down - 'Guilty!' - so what's the use of protests or appeals? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? MSG 30 Even if I scrub myself all over and wash myself with the strongest soap I can find, NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with washing soda, MSG 31 It wouldn't last - you'd push me into a pigpen, or worse, so nobody could stand me for the stink. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. MSG 32 "God and I are not equals; I can't bring a case against him. We'll never enter a courtroom as peers. NIV 32 "He is not a man like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. MSG 33 How I wish we had an arbitrator to step in and let me get on with life - NIV 33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, MSG 34 To break God's death grip on me, to free me from this terror so I could breathe again. NIV 34 someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. MSG 35 Then I'd speak up and state my case boldly. As things stand, there is no way I can do it. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.