(even though I didn't speak sinfully by calling down a curse on his life)....
"If the people who were in my tent had said, 'We wish we had never filled [our stomachs] with his food'....
(The visitor never spent the night outside, because I opened my door to the traveler.)
"If I have covered my disobedience like Adam and kept my sin to myself,
because I dreaded the large, noisy crowd and because the contempt of the [local] mobs terrified me so that I kept quiet and didn't go outside....
"If only I had someone who would listen to me! Look, here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me. Let the prosecutor write [his complaint] on a scroll.
I would certainly carry it on my shoulder and place it on my head like a crown.
I would tell him the number of my steps and approach him like a prince.
"If my land has cried out against me, and its furrows have wept ....
If I have eaten its produce without paying for it and made its owners breathe their last,
[then] let it grow thistles instead of wheat, and foul-smelling weeds instead of barley." This is the end of Job's words.