Job answered and said,
2Even to day is my
complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
4I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
5I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would
say unto me.
6Will he plead against me with
his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
8Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive
9On the left hand, where he doth work,
but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
10But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth
11My foot hath held his steps, his
way have I kept, and not declined.
have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
13But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even
that he doeth.
14For he performeth the thing
that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
16For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
17Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness
from my face.