King James Bible

Job 22

The Book of Job

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Chapter 23

1

 

 Then Job answered and said, 

 

 


2

 

 Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. 

 

 


3

 

 Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat! 

 

 


4

 

 I would order [my] cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. 

 

 


5

 

 I would know the words [which] he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. 

 

 


6

 

 Will he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me. 

 

 


7

 

 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. 

 

 


8

 

 Behold, I go forward, but he [is] not [there]; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: 

 

 


9

 

 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold [him]: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see [him]: 

 

 


10

 

 But he knoweth the way that I take: [when] he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 

 

 


11

 

 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. 

 

 


12

 

 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food]. 

 

 


13

 

 But he [is] in one [mind], and who can turn him? and [what] his soul desireth, even [that] he doeth. 

 

 


14

 

 For he performeth [the thing that is] appointed for me: and many such [things are] with him. 

 

 


15

 

 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him. 

 

 


16

 

 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me: 

 

 


17

 

 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, [neither] hath he covered the darkness from my face. 

 

 


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