Job Replies: Where Is God?

23 Then Job answered and said:

“Today also my (A)complaint is bitter;[a]
    my (B)hand is heavy on account of my groaning.
Oh, (C)that I knew where I might find him,
    that I might come even to his (D)seat!
I would (E)lay my case before him
    and fill my mouth with arguments.
I would know what he would answer me
    and understand what he would say to me.
Would he (F)contend with me in the greatness of his power?
    No; he would pay attention to me.
There an upright man could argue with him,
    and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 23:2 Or defiant

13 But he is unchangeable,[a] and (A)who can turn him back?
    What he (B)desires, that he does.
14 For he will complete what he (C)appoints for me,
    and many such things are (D)in his mind.
15 Therefore I am terrified at his presence;
    when I consider, I am in dread of him.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 23:13 Or one

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