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Job 13

13:1 Lo, mine eye hath seen all [this], Mine ear hath heard and understood it. 13:2 What ye know, [the same] do I know also: I am not inferior unto you. 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God. 13:4 But ye are forgers of lies; Ye are all physicians of no value. 13:5 Oh that ye would altogether hold your peace! And it would be your wisdom. 13:6 Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips. 13:7 Will ye speak unrighteously for God, And talk deceitfully for him 13:8 Will ye show partiality to him Will ye contend for God 13:9 Is it good that he should search you out Or as one deceiveth a man, will ye deceive him 13:10 He will surely reprove you, If ye do secretly show partiality. 13:11 Shall not his majesty make you afraid, And his dread fall upon you 13:12 Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay. 13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will. 13:14 Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand 13:15 Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him. 13:16 This also shall be my salvation, That a godless man shall not come before him. 13:17 Hear diligently my speech, And let my declaration be in your ears. 13:18 Behold now, I have set my cause in order; I know that I am righteous. 13:19 Who is he that will contend with me For then would I hold my peace and give up the ghost. 13:20 Only do not two things unto me; Then will I not hide myself from thy face: 13:21 Withdraw thy hand far from me; And let not thy terror make me afraid. 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answer; Or let me speak, and answer thou me. 13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins Make me to know my transgression and my sin. 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And holdest me for thine enemy 13:25 Wilt thou harass a driven leaf And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth: 13:27 Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet: 13:28 Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

American Standard Version - Public Domain