Job 9 ©
1 Job acknowledgeth God's justice, wisdom, and power, against which there is no contending: 14 he disclaimeth all thought of justifying himself; 20 but insisteth that a man's innocency is not to be judged by the good or evil that befalls him in this world: 25 he bringeth evidence of his own misfortunes, but will not presume to dispute with the author of them, who is so much above him.
THEN Job answered and said,
xHe will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with ybitterness.
Though dI were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
They are passed away as the 6swift ships: as mthe eagle that hasteth to the prey.
nIf I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and 7comfort myself :
I oam afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou pwilt not hold me innocent.
If I be wicked, why then labour I qin vain?
Then would I speak, and not fear him; 10but it is not so with me.