Job 91599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
9 2 Job declareth the mighty power of God, and that man’s righteousness is nothing.
1 Then Job answered, and said,
2 I know verily that it is so: for how should man compared unto God, be [a]justified?
3 If he would dispute with him, he could not answer him one thing of [b]thousand.
4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath been fierce against him, and hath prospered?
5 He removeth the mountains, and they feel not when he overthroweth them in his wrath.
6 He [c]removeth the earth out of her place, that the pillars thereof do shake.
7 He commandeth the Sun, and it riseth not: he closeth up the stars, as under a signet.
8 He himself alone spreadeth out the heavens, and walketh upon the height of the Sea.
9 He maketh the stars [d]Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the climates of the South.
10 He doeth great things, and unsearchable: yea, marvelous things without number.
11 Lo, when he goeth [e]by me, I see him not: and when he passeth by, I perceive him not:
12 Behold, when he taketh a prey, [f]who can make him to restore it? who shall say unto him, What doest thou?
14 How much less shall I answer him? or how should I find out [i]my words with him?
15 For though I were just, yet could I [j]not answer, but I would make supplication to my Judge.
16 If I [k]cry, and he answer me, yet would I not believe, that he heard my voice.
17 For he destroyeth me with a tempest, and woundeth me [l]without cause.
18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
19 If we speak of strength, behold, he is [m]strong: if we speak of judgment, who shall bring me in to plead?
20 If I should justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: [n]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 [o]perfect and the wicked.
25 My days have been more swift than a post: they have fled, and have seen no good thing.
26 They are passed as with the most swift ships, and as the Eagle that flieth to the prey.
27 If [t]I say, I will forget my complaint, I will cease from my wrath, and comfort me,
28 Then I am afraid of all my sorrows, knowing that thou wilt not judge me innocent.
29 If I be wicked, why [u]labor I thus in vain?
30 If I wash [v]myself with snow water, and purge mine hands most clean,
31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the pit, and mine own [w]clothes shall make me filthy.
32 For he is not a man as I am, that I should answer him, if we come together to judgment.
33 Neither is there any umpire [x]that might lay his hand upon us both.
34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear astonish me:
35 Then will I speak, and fear him not: [y]but because I am not so, I hold me still.
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