THE BOOK OF
Job 13 ©
Job confirms, that which he had alleged, by his own experience, v. 1, etc. Accuses his friends of their trespass about this controversy, 2. Desires them to hold their peace, 13. Declares his good conscience and confidence in God, 16. Requests two things from God, 20. And pours out his complaints before Him, 23.
LO, mine eye hath seen all 1this, mine ear hath heard and 2understood it.
What ye know, the same do I know also: 3I am not inferior unto you.
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, 4and I desire to reason with God.
But ye are 5forgers of lies, ye area all physicians 6of no value.
7Ob that ye would 8altogether hold your peace! and it should be 9your wisdom.
Hear now my 10reasoning, and hearken to the 11pleadings of my lips.
Willc ye speak 12wickedly 13for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
Will ye accept his 14person? will ye contend 15for God?
16Is it good that he should search 17you out? or as one man 18mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
He will 19surely reprove you, if ye do 20secretly accept 21persons.
Shall not 22his excellency make you afraid? and his 23dread fall upon you?
24Your remembrances are 25like unto ashes, your 26bodies to bodies of clay.
27Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and 28let come on me what will.
29Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put 30my life in mine hand?
31Though he slay me, yetd will I trust in him: 32but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
33He also shall be my salvation: for an 34hypocrite shall not come before him.
35Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
Behold now, I have ordered my 36cause; I know that I 37shall be justified.
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, 38if I hold my tongue, I shall give up 39the ghost.
Only do not twoe40things unto me: 41then will I not hide myself from thee.
Withdraw 42thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
43How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
Wherefore 44hidest thou thy face, and 45holdest me forf thine enemy?
46Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?
For 47thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess 48the iniquities of myg youth.
49Thou puttesth my feet also in the stocks,i and 50lookest narrowly unto all my paths; 51thou settest a print upon 52the heels of my feet.
53And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.