Job 13:11-21

11 Doesn't his splendor put you in awe? Aren't you afraid to speak cheap lies before him?
12 Your wise sayings are knickknack wisdom, good for nothing but gathering dust.
13 "So hold your tongue while I have my say, then I'll take whatever I have coming to me.
14 Why do I go out on a limb like this and take my life in my hands?
15 Because even if he killed me, I'd keep on hoping. I'd defend my innocence to the very end.
16 Just wait, this is going to work out for the best - my salvation! If I were guilt-stricken do you think I'd be doing this - laying myself on the line before God?
17 You'd better pay attention to what I'm telling you, listen carefully with both ears.
18 Now that I've laid out my defense, I'm sure that I'll be acquitted.
19 Can anyone prove charges against me? I've said my piece. I rest my case. Why Does God Stay Hidden and Silent?
20 "Please, God, I have two requests; grant them so I'll know I count with you:
21 First, lay off the afflictions; the terror is too much for me.
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