2 “Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?

Read Job 9:2 Using Other Translations

I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
"Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God?
“Yes, I know all this is true in principle. But how can a person be declared innocent in God’s sight?