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30 If I wash myself with soap,[a]
and I cleanse my hands with lye,
31 then you plunge me into the slime pit,
and my clothes abhor me.
32 “For[b] he is not a mortal like me that I can answer him,
that we can come to trial together.[c]

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  1. Job 9:30 Or “with snow,” or “in snow”
  2. Job 9:32 Or the emphatic “Indeed”
  3. Job 9:32 Literally “we come together in the justice,” or “we come together in the judgment”

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