||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 13 [Commentary] |
|| "Behold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood it.
||"What you know I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
||"But I would speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to argue with God.
||"But you smear with lies;
You are all worthless physicians.
||"O that you would be completely silent,
And that it would become your wisdom!
||"Please hear my argument
And listen to the contentions of my lips.
||"Will you speak what is unjust for God,
And speak what is deceitful for Him?
||"Will you show partiality for Him?
Will you contend for God?
||"Will it be well when He examines you?
Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
||"He will surely reprove you
If you secretly show partiality.
||"Will not His majesty terrify you,
And the dread of Him fall on you?
||"Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
||"Be silent before me so that I may speak;
Then let come on me what may.
||"Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
And put my life in my hands?
||"Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
||"This also will be my salvation,
For a godless man may not come before His presence.
||"Listen carefully to my speech,
And let my declaration fill your ears.
||"Behold now, I have prepared my case;
I know that I will be vindicated.
||"Who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
||"Only two things do not do to me,
Then I will not hide from Your face:
||Remove Your hand from me,
And let not the dread of You terrify me.
||"Then call, and I will answer;
Or let me speak, then reply to me.
||"How many are my iniquities and sins?
Make known to me my rebellion and my sin.
||"Why do You hide Your face
And consider me Your enemy?
||"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?
Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
||"For You write bitter things against me
And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
||"You put my feet in the stocks
And watch all my paths;
You set a limit for the soles of my feet,
||While I am decaying like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
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