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Job 13

1Job reproveth his friends of false reasoning and partiality: 14though unable to account for his own afflictions, he professeth his confidence in God: 20he entreateth to know his sins, and the cause of his affliction.

1 LO, amine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.

2 bWhat ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

3 Surely I cwould speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

4 But ye are dforgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

5 O ethat ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

6 fHear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

7 gWill ye speak wickedly for God? and talk hdeceitfully for him?

8 Will ye iaccept his person? will ye contend for God?

9 jIs it good that he should ksearch you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so lmock him?

10 He will surely mreprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.

11 Shall not his 1excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

12 nYour remembrances are like unto oashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

13 2Hold your peace, plet me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

14 Wherefore qdo I take my flesh in my teeth, and rput my life in mine hand?

15 sThough he slay me, yet will I ttrust in him: but I will 3maintain mine own ways before him.

16 He also shall be umy salvation: for van hypocrite shall not come before him.

17 wHear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

18 Behold now, I have xordered my cause; yI know that I shall be justified.

19 zWho is he that will plead with me? afor now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

20 bOnly do not two things unto me: then will I not chide myself from thee.

21 dWithdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

22 Then ecall thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

23 fHow many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

24 Wherefore ghidest thou thy face, and hholdest me for thine enemy?

25 Wilt ithou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

26 For jthou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

27 Thou kputtest my feet also in the stocks, and l4lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the 5heels of my feet.

28 mAnd he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.