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Job 9

9:1 Then Iob answered, and said, 9:2 I know it is so of a trueth: but howe should man be iust with God. 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answere him one of a thousand. 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mightie in strength: who hath hardened himselfe against him, and hath prospered 9:5 Which remoueth the mountains, and they know not: which ouerturneth them in his anger: 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, & the pillars thereof tremble: 9:7 Which commandeth the Sunne, and it riseth not: and sealeth vp the starres. 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heauens, and treadeth vpon the waues of the Sea. 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion and Pleiades, and the chambers of the South. 9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out, yea and wonders without number. 9:11 Loe, hee goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceiue him not. 9:12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him who will say vnto him, What doest thou 9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers doe stoupe vnder him. 9:14 How much lesse shall I answere him, and choose out my words to reason with him 9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answere, but I would make supplication to my Iudge. 9:16 If I had called, and had answered me, yet would I not beleeue that he had hearkened vnto my voice: 9:17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. 9:18 Hee will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitternesse. 9:19 If I speake of strength, loe, hee is strong: and if of iudgement, who shall set me a time to pleade 9:20 If I iustifie my selfe, mine owne mouth shall condemne me: If I say, I am perfect, it shall also prooue me peruerse. 9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soule: I would despise my life. 9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it; he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 9:23 If the scourge slay suddenly, hee will laugh at the triall of the innocent. 9:24 The earth is giuen into the hand of the wicked: he couereth the faces of the Iudges thereof; if not, where, and who is hee 9:25 Now my dayes are swifter then a Poste: they flee away, they see no good. 9:26 They are passed away as the ships: as the Eagle that hasteth to the pray. 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leaue off my heauinesse, and comfort my selfe. 9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrowes, I know that thou wilt not holde me innocent. 9:29 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vaine 9:30 If I wash my selfe with snow water, and make my handes neuer so cleane: 9:31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine owne clothes shall abhorre me. 9:32 For he is not a man as I am, that I should answere him, and we should come together in iudgement. 9:33 Neither is there any dayes-man betwixt vs, that might lay his hand vpon vs both. 9:34 Let him take his rodde away from me, & let not his feare terrifie me: 9:35 Then would I speake, and not feare him; but it is not so with me.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain