Parallel Bible results for Job 9

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Job 9

GNT 1 Yes, I've heard all that before. NIV 1 Then Job replied: GNT 2 But how can a human being win a case against God? NIV 2 “Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? GNT 3 How can anyone argue with him? He can ask a thousand questions that no one could ever answer. NIV 3 Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand. GNT 4 God is so wise and powerful; no one can stand up against him. NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? GNT 5 Without warning he moves mountains and in anger he destroys them. NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. GNT 6 God sends earthquakes and shakes the ground; he rocks the pillars that support the earth. NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. GNT 7 He can keep the sun from rising, and the stars from shining at night. NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. GNT 8 No one helped God spread out the heavens or trample the sea monster's back. NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. GNT 9 God hung the stars in the sky - the Dipper, Orion, the Pleiades, and the stars of the south. NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. GNT 10 We cannot understand the great things he does, and to his miracles there is no end. NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. GNT 11 God passes by, but I cannot see him. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. GNT 12 He takes what he wants, and no one can stop him; no one dares 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?’ GNT 13 God's anger is constant. He crushed his enemies who helped Rahab, the sea monster, oppose him. NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. GNT 14 So how can I find words to answer God? NIV 14 “How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? GNT 15 Though I am innocent, all I can do is beg for mercy from God my judge. NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. GNT 16 Yet even then, if he lets me speak, I can't believe 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. GNT 17 He sends storms to batter and bruise me without any reason at all. NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. GNT 18 He won't let me catch my breath; he has filled my life with bitterness. NIV 18 He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. GNT 19 Should I try force? Try force on God? Should I take him to court? Could anyone make him go? NIV 19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him ? GNT 20 I am innocent and faithful, but my words sound guilty, and everything I say seems to condemn me. NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. GNT 21 I am innocent, but I no longer care. I am sick of living. NIV 21 “Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. GNT 22 Nothing matters; innocent or guilty, God will destroy us. NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’ GNT 23 When an innocent person suddenly dies, God laughs. NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. GNT 24 God gave the world to the wicked. He made all the judges blind. And if God didn't do it, who did? 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? GNT 25 My days race by, not one of them good. NIV 25 “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. GNT 26 My life passes like the swiftest boat, as fast as an eagle swooping down on a rabbit. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. GNT 27 If I smile and try to forget my pain, all my suffering comes back to haunt me; NIV 27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’ GNT 28 I know that God does hold me guilty. NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. GNT 29 Since I am held guilty, why should I bother? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? GNT 30 No soap can wash away my sins. NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder, GNT 31 God throws me into a pit with filth, and even my clothes are ashamed of me. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. GNT 32 If God were human, I could answer him; we could go to court to decide our quarrel. NIV 32 “He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. GNT 33 But there is no one to step between us - no one to judge both God and me. NIV 33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, GNT 34 Stop punishing me, God! Keep your terrors away! NIV 34 someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. GNT 35 I am not afraid. I am going to talk because I know my own heart. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

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