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Job 9

LEB 1 Then Job answered and said, NIV 1 Then Job replied: LEB 2 "Truly I know that [it is] so, but how can a human being be just before God? NIV 2 “Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? LEB 3 If he wants to contend with him, he cannot answer him one [time] in a thousand. NIV 3 Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand. LEB 4 [He is] wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has resisted him and succeeded? NIV 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? LEB 5 "[He is the one] who moves mountains, and they do not know [how], who overturns them in his anger. NIV 5 He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. LEB 6 [He is the one] who shakes [the] earth from its place, and its pillars tremble. NIV 6 He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. LEB 7 [He is the one] who commands the sun, and it does not rise, {and he seals up the stars}. NIV 7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. LEB 8 [He is the one] who alone stretches out [the] heavens and [who] tramples on [the] waves of [the] sea. NIV 8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. LEB 9 [He is the one] who made [the] Bear [and] Orion, [the] Pleiades and [the] constellations of [the] south. NIV 9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. LEB 10 [He is the one] who does great things {beyond understanding} and marvelous things {beyond number}. NIV 10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. LEB 11 "{If} he passes by me, {I would not see him}; and [if] he should move on, {I would not recognize him}. NIV 11 When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. LEB 12 {If} he would snatch away, who could turn him? Who could 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?’ LEB 13 God will not turn back his anger; beneath him the helpers of Rahab bow. NIV 13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet. LEB 14 {How much less} can I myself answer him? [How] can I choose my words with him, NIV 14 “How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? LEB 15 whom I cannot answer, even though I am righteous? From my judge I must implore grace. NIV 15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy. LEB 16 If I summon [him], and he should answer me, I do not believe that he will listen to my voice-- NIV 16 Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing. LEB 17 who crushes me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause. NIV 17 He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason. LEB 18 He will not allow me to {catch} my breath; rather, he will fill me with bitterness. NIV 18 He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery. LEB 19 If {it is a matter of} strength, look, [he is] mighty. But if {it is a matter of} justice, who can summon 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 ? LEB 20 Even though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; [even though] I [am] blameless, yet it would pronounce me guilty. NIV 20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty. LEB 21 "I [am] blameless; I do not care about myself; I loathe my life. NIV 21 “Although I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. LEB 22 It [is all] one; therefore I say, 'He destroys [both the] blameless and [the] wicked.' NIV 22 It is all the same; that is why I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’ LEB 23 When the whip kills suddenly, he mocks at [the] despair of [the] innocent. NIV 23 When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent. LEB 24 The earth is given into [the] hand of [the] wicked; he covers the face of its judge-- if [it is] not [he], then who [is] it? 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? LEB 25 "And my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they do not see good. NIV 25 “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. LEB 26 They go by like papyrus skiffs, like an eagle swoops down on [its] prey. NIV 26 They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. LEB 27 Though {I say}, 'I will forget my complaint; I will change my expression, and I will rejoice,' NIV 27 If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’ LEB 28 I become afraid of all my sufferings; I know that you do not consider me innocent. NIV 28 I still dread all my sufferings, for I know you will not hold me innocent. LEB 29 [If] I shall be [declared] guilty, why then should I labor in vain? NIV 29 Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain? LEB 30 If I wash myself with soap, and I cleanse my hands with lye, NIV 30 Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder, LEB 31 then you plunge me into the [slime] pit, and my clothes abhor me. NIV 31 you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me. LEB 32 "For [he is] not a mortal like me [that] I can answer him, [that] {we can come to trial together}. NIV 32 “He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court. LEB 33 There is no arbiter between us [that] he might lay his hand on both of us. NIV 33 If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, LEB 34 May he remove his rod from me, and let his dread not terrify me; NIV 34 someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. LEB 35 [then] I would speak and not fear him, for {in myself I am not fearful}. NIV 35 Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

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