Job 4:17; Job 9:2; Job 9:15; Job 9:20; Job 10:15; Job 11:2; Job 13:18; Job 15:14; Job 22:3; Job 25:4; Job 27:5; Job 32:2; Job 33:12; Job 33:32; Job 34:5; Job 35:7; Job 40:8
Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?