33 if I have concealed(A) my sin as people do,[a]
    by hiding(B) my guilt in my heart
34 because I so feared the crowd(C)
    and so dreaded the contempt of the clans
    that I kept silent(D) and would not go outside—

35 (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me!(E)
    I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me;
    let my accuser(F) put his indictment in writing.
36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder,(G)
    I would put it on like a crown.(H)
37 I would give him an account of my every step;(I)
    I would present it to him as to a ruler.(J))—

38 “if my land cries out against me(K)
    and all its furrows are wet(L) with tears,
39 if I have devoured its yield without payment(M)
    or broken the spirit of its tenants,(N)
40 then let briers(O) come up instead of wheat
    and stinkweed(P) instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended.(Q)

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  1. Job 31:33 Or as Adam did

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