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Job 23:1-10New King James Version (NKJV)

Job Proclaims God’s Righteous Judgments

23 Then Job answered and said:

“Even today my complaint is bitter;
My[a] hand is listless because of my groaning.
Oh, that I knew where I might find Him,
That I might come to His seat!
I would present my case before Him,
And fill my mouth with arguments.
I would know the words which He would answer me,
And understand what He would say to me.
Would He contend with me in His great power?
No! But He would take note of me.
There the upright could reason with Him,
And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

“Look, I go forward, but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him;
When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
10 But He knows the way that I take;
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

Footnotes:

  1. Job 23:2 Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint and Syriac read His.
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