Parallel Bible results for Job 9

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Job 9

GW 1 Then Job replied [to his friends], NIV 1 Then Job replied: GW 2 "Yes, I know that this is true. But how can a mortal be declared righteous to God? NIV 2 “Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? GW 3 If he wished to debate with God, he wouldn't be able to answer one question in a thousand. NIV 3 Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand. GW 4 "God is wise in heart and mighty in power. Who could oppose him and win? NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? GW 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it, and he topples them in his anger. NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. GW 6 He shakes the earth from its place, and its pillars tremble. NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. GW 7 He commands the sun not to rise. He doesn't let the stars come out. NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. GW 8 He stretches out the heavens by himself and walks on the waves of the sea. NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. GW 9 He made [the constellations] Ursa Major, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the clusters of stars in the south. NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. GW 10 He does great things that are unsearchable and miracles that cannot be numbered. NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. GW 11 He passes alongside of me, and I don't even see him. He goes past me, and I don't even notice him. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. GW 12 He takes something away, [but] who can stop him? Who is going to ask him, 'What are you doing?' NIV 12 If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?’ GW 13 God does not hold back his anger. Even Rahab's helpers bow humbly in front of him. NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. GW 14 "How can I possibly answer God? How can I find the right words [to speak] with him? NIV 14 “How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? GW 15 Even if I were right, I could not answer [him]. I would have to plead for mercy from my judge. NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. GW 16 If I cried out and he answered me, I do not believe that he would listen to me. NIV 16 Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing. GW 17 He would knock me down with a storm and bruise me without a reason. NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. GW 18 He would not let me catch my breath. He fills me with bitterness. NIV 18 He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. GW 19 If it is a matter of strength, then he is the mighty one. If it is about justice, who will charge me with a crime? NIV 19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him ? GW 20 If I am righteous, my own mouth would condemn me. It would declare that I am corrupt even if I am a man of integrity. NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. GW 21 If I am a man of integrity, I have no way of knowing it. I hate my life! NIV 21 “Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. GW 22 It is all the same. That is why I say, 'He destroys [both] the man of integrity and the wicked.' NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’ GW 23 When a sudden disaster brings death, he makes fun of the despair of innocent people. NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. GW 24 The earth is handed over to the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If he isn't the one [doing this], who is? NIV 24 When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it? GW 25 "My days go by more quickly than a runner. They sprint away. They don't see anything good. NIV 25 “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. GW 26 They pass by quickly like boats made from reeds, like an eagle swooping down on its prey. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. GW 27 [Even] if I say, 'I will forget my complaining; I will change my expression and smile,' NIV 27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’ GW 28 I [still] dread everything I must suffer. I know that you won't declare me innocent. NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. GW 29 I've already been found guilty. Why should I work so hard for nothing? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? GW 30 If I wash myself with lye soap and cleanse my hands with bleach, NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder, GW 31 then you would plunge me into a muddy pit, and my own clothes would find me disgusting. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. GW 32 A human like me cannot answer God, 'Let's take our case to court.' NIV 32 “He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. GW 33 There is no mediator between us to put his hand on both of us. NIV 33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, GW 34 God should take his rod away from me, and he should not terrify me. NIV 34 someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. GW 35 Then I would speak and not be afraid of him. But I know that I am not like that. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.