2 “My ·complaint [or speech] is still ·bitter [or rebellious] today. ·I groan because God’s heavy hand is on me [or My hand is heavy with groaning]. 3 I wish I knew where to find God so I could go to ·where he lives [L his place]. 4 I would present my case before him and fill my mouth with ·arguments [or reprimands; reproofs]. 5 I would learn ·how [L the words by which] he would answer me and would think about what he would say. 6 Would he not ·argue [present his case] ·strongly [L with great power] against me? No, he would really listen to me. 7 ·Then [L There] an ·honest [virtuous] person could ·present his case to God [reprimand/reprove him], and I would ·be saved [escape] forever ·by [or from] my judge.
8 “If I go to the east, God is not there; if I go to the west, I do not ·see [perceive] him. 9 When he ·is at work [acts] in the north, I catch no ·sight [glimpse] of him; when he ·turns to [L wraps himself up in] the south, I cannot see him. 10 But God knows the way that I take, and when he has tested me, I will come out like gold [Ps. 139:23–24]. 11 My feet have ·closely followed [L held fast to] his steps; I have stayed in his ·way [path; Prov. 4:10–11]; I did not turn aside. 12 I have never ·left [departed from] the commands ·he has spoken [L of his lips]; I have ·treasured his words more than my own [L stored up in my bosom the speeches of his mouth].
13 “But he is ·the only God [unique]. Who can ·come against him [L turn him back]? He does anything he wants. 14 He will do to me what he ·said he would do [has designated for me], and he ·has [or may have] many plans like this. 15 That is why I am ·frightened [terrified] of ·him [L his presence]; when I ·think of [reflect on] this, I am ·afraid [in dread] of him. 16 God has made ·me afraid [L my heart timid]; ·the Almighty [L Shaddai] terrifies me. 17 But I am not ·hidden [silenced] by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face [C though afraid, Job still seeks to set God straight].
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