Job 9:28-35 NIV

28 I still dread1 all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent.2

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29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?3

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      30 Even if I washed myself with soapa4 and my hands5 with washing soda,6

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      31 you would plunge me into a slime pit7 so that even my clothes would detest me.8

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      32 "He is not a man9 like me that I might answer him,10 that we might confront each other in court.11

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      33 If only there were someone to arbitrate between us,12 to lay his hand upon us both,13

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          34 someone to remove God's rod from me,14 so that his terror would frighten me no more.15

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          35 Then I would speak up without fear of him,16 but as it now stands with me, I cannot.17

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