Job 9 &10

Job 9:1  Then Job answered and said,
Job 9:2  I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
Job 9:3  If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Job 9:4  He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Job 9:5  Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.
Job 9:6  Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
Job 9:7  Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
Job 9:8  Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Job 9:9  Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 9:10  Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
Job 9:11  Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
Job 9:12  Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?
Job 9:13  If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.
Job 9:14  How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?
Job 9:15  Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
Job 9:16  If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
Job 9:17  For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Job 9:18  He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
Job 9:19  If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
Job 9:20  If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Job 9:21  Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
Job 9:22  This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
Job 9:23  If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Job
9:24  The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the
faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
Job 9:25  Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
Job 9:26  They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
Job 9:27  If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
Job 9:28  I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
Job 9:29  If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
Job 9:30  If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
Job 9:31  Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
Job 9:32  For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
Job 9:33  Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
Job 9:34  Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
Job 9:35  Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.
Job 10:1  My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:2  I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.
Job
10:3  Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou
shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel
of the wicked?
Job 10:4  Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?
Job 10:5  Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man’s days,
Job 10:6  That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?
Job 10:7  Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.
Job 10:8  Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.
Job 10:9  Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Job 10:10  Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?
Job 10:11  Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
Job 10:12  Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.
Job 10:13  And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with thee.
Job 10:14  If I sin, then thou markest me, and thou wilt not acquit me from mine iniquity.
Job
10:15  If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I
not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine
affliction;
Job 10:16  For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.
Job 10:17  Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.
Job 10:18  Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!
Job 10:19  I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.
Job 10:20  Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
Job 10:21  Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
Job
10:22  A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of
death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.

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