Then Job answered and said,
Of a truth I know that it is so: But how can man be just with God?
If he be pleased to contend with him, He cannot answer him one of a thousand.
[He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?--
[Him] that removeth the mountains, and they know it not, When he overturneth them in his anger;
That shaketh the earth out of its place, And the pillars thereof tremble;
That commandeth the sun, and it riseth not, And sealeth up the stars;
That alone stretcheth out the heavens, And treadeth upon the waves of the sea;
That maketh the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
That doeth great things past finding out, Yea, marvellous things without number.
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: He passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
Behold, he seizeth [the prey], who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?
God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.
How much less shall I answer him, And choose out my words [to reason] with him?
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.
If I had called, and he had answered me, Yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.
For he breaketh me with a tempest, And multiplieth my wounds without cause.
He will not suffer me to take my breath, But filleth me with bitterness.