Job Continues: Still I Will Hope in God

13 “Behold, my eye has seen all this,
    my ear has heard and understood it.
(A)What you know, I also know;
    I am not inferior to you.
(B)But I would speak to the Almighty,
    and I desire to (C)argue my case with God.
As for you, (D)you whitewash with lies;
    (E)worthless physicians are you all.
Oh that you would (F)keep silent,
    and it would be your wisdom!
Hear now my argument
    and listen to the pleadings of my lips.
Will you (G)speak falsely for God
    and speak (H)deceitfully for him?
Will you show partiality toward him?
    Will you (I)plead the case for God?
Will it be well with you when he (J)searches you out?
    Or (K)can you deceive him, as one deceives a man?
10 He will surely rebuke you
    if in secret you show partiality.
11 Will not his (L)majesty terrify you,
    and the dread of him fall upon you?
12 Your maxims are proverbs of (M)ashes;
    your defenses are defenses of clay.

13 “Let me have silence, and I will speak,
    and let come on me what may.
14 Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
    and (N)put my life in my hand?
15 (O)Though he slay me, I will (P)hope in him;[a]
    yet I will (Q)argue my ways to his face.
16 This will be my salvation,
    that the godless shall not come before him.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 13:15 Or Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope

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