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Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Job Replies: My Complaint Is Bitter

23Then Job answered:
2 ‘Today also my complaint is bitter;*
   his* hand is heavy despite my groaning.
3 O that I knew where I might find him,
   that I might come even to his dwelling!
4 I would lay my case before him,
   and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would learn what he would answer me,
   and understand what he would say to me.
6 Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power?
   No; but he would give heed to me.
7 There an upright person could reason with him,
   and I should be acquitted for ever by my judge.


8 ‘If I go forward, he is not there;
   or backward, I cannot perceive him;
9 on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him;
   I turn* to the right, but I cannot see him.
16 God has made my heart faint;
   the Almighty* has terrified me;
17 If only I could vanish in darkness,
   and thick darkness would cover my face!*

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