Job 13:1-12 NIV

1 "My eyes have seen all this,1 my ears have heard and understood it.

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2 What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.2

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3 But I desire to speak to the Almighty3 and to argue my case with God.4

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4 You, however, smear me with lies;5 you are worthless physicians,6 all of you!7

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5 If only you would be altogether silent!8 For you, that would be wisdom.9

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6 Hear now my argument; listen to the plea of my lips.10

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7 Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf ? Will you speak deceitfully for him?11

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8 Will you show him partiality?12 Will you argue the case for God?

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9 Would it turn out well if he examined you?13 Could you deceive him as you might deceive men?14

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10 He would surely rebuke you if you secretly showed partiality.15

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11 Would not his splendor16 terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?17

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12 Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.18

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