Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat!
I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments
I would learn what he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; he would give heed to me.
There an upright man could reason with him, and I should be acquitted for ever by my judge.
"Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him;
on the left hand I seek him, but I cannot behold him; I turn to the right hand, but I cannot see him.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bosom the words of his mouth.
But he is unchangeable and who can turn him? What he desires, that he does.