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Job 9

CEB 1 Job responded: NIV 1 Then Job replied: CEB 2 I know for certain that this is so; and how can anyone be innocent before God? NIV 2 “Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? CEB 3 If one wants to contend with him, he won't answer one in a thousand. NIV 3 Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand. CEB 4 He is wise and powerful; who can resist him and prosper? NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? CEB 5 Who removes mountains, and they are unaware; who overthrows them in anger? and its pillars shudder? NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. CEB 6 Who shakes the earth from its place, NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. CEB 7 Who commands the sun, and it does not rise, even seals up the stars; NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. CEB 8 stretched out the heavens alone and trod on the waves of the Sea; NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. CEB 9 made the Bear and Orion, Pleiades and the southern constellations; NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. CEB 10 does great and unsearchable things, wonders beyond number? NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. CEB 11 If God goes by me, I can't see him; he glides past, and I can't perceive him. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. CEB 12 If he seizes, who can bring back? Who can say to him, "What are you doing?" NIV 12 If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, ‘What are you doing?’ CEB 13 God won't retract his anger; the helpers of Rahab bow beneath him. NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. CEB 14 Yet I myself will answer him; I'll choose my words in a contest with him. NIV 14 “How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? CEB 15 Even if I'm innocent, I can't answer; I must plead for justice. NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. CEB 16 If I were to call and he answered me, I couldn't believe that he heard my voice. NIV 16 Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing. CEB 17 Who bruises me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds for no reason? NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. CEB 18 He doesn't let me catch my breath, for he fills me with bitterness. NIV 18 He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. CEB 19 If the issue is strength—behold power! If justice—who calls God to meet me? NIV 19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him ? CEB 20 If I'm innocent, my mouth condemns me; I have integrity; but God declares me perverse. NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. CEB 21 I'm blameless, yet don't know myself; I reject my life. NIV 21 “Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. CEB 22 It's all the same; therefore, I say God destroys the blameless and the sinners. NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’ CEB 23 If calamity suddenly kills, he mocks at the slaying of innocents. NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. CEB 24 The earth is handed over to the wicked; he covers the faces of its judges. If not God, then who does? 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? CEB 25 My days are swifter than a runner; they flee and don't experience good. NIV 25 “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. CEB 26 They sweep by like ships made of reeds, as an eagle swoops on prey. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. CEB 27 If I say, "I'll forget my lament, put on a different face so I can smile," NIV 27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’ CEB 28 I'm still afraid of all my suffering; 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. CEB 29 I myself am thought guilty; why have I tried so hard in vain? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? CEB 30 If I wash myself with snow, purify my hands with soap, NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder, CEB 31 then you'll hurl me into a slimy pit so that my clothes detest me. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. CEB 32 God is not a man like me—someone I could answer— so that we could come together in court. NIV 32 “He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. CEB 33 Oh, that there were a mediator between us; he would lay his hand on both of us, NIV 33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, CEB 34 remove his rod from me, so his fury wouldn't frighten me. NIV 34 someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. CEB 35 Then I would speak—unafraid— for I'm not that way. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

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