New International Version
14 “How then can I dispute with him?
How can I find words to argue with him?(A)
15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him;(B)
I could only plead(C) with my Judge(D) for mercy.(E)
16 Even if I summoned him and he responded,
I do not believe he would give me a hearing.(F)
17 He would crush me(G) with a storm(H)
and multiply(I) my wounds for no reason.(J)
18 He would not let me catch my breath
but would overwhelm me with misery.(K)
19 If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty!(L)
And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him[a]?(M)
20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me;
if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.(N)
- Job 9:19 See Septuagint; Hebrew me.