20 If I should justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: [a]if I would be perfect, he shall judge me wicked.

21 Though I were perfect, yet I know not my soul: therefore abhor I my life.

22 This is one point: therefore I said, He destroyeth the [b]perfect and the wicked.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 9:20 If I would stand in mine own defense, yet God hath just cause to condemn me, if he examine mine heart and conscience.
  2. Job 9:22 If God punish according to his justice, he will destroy as well them, that are counted perfect as them that are wicked.