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World English Bible

Job 23 (WEBP)

[1] Then Job answered,
[2] “Even today my complaint is rebellious. His hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
[3] Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat!
[4] I would set my cause in order before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
[5] I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would tell me.
[6] Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.
[7] There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.
[8] “If I go east, he is not there. If I go west, I can’t find him.
[9] He works to the north, but I can’t see him. He turns south, but I can’t catch a glimpse of him.
[10] But he knows the way that I take. When he has tried me, I will come out like gold.
[11] My foot has held fast to his steps. I have kept his way, and not turned away.
[12] I haven’t gone back from the commandment of his lips. I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
[13] But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.
[14] For he performs that which is appointed for me. Many such things are with him.
[15] Therefore I am terrified at his presence. When I consider, I am afraid of him.
[16] For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.
[17] Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 23 (KJVS)

[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 .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 23 (YLT)

[1] And Job answereth and saith:-
[2] Also-to-day is my complaint bitter, My hand hath been heavy because of my sighing.
[3] O that I had known-and I find Him, I come in unto His seat,
[4] I arrange before Him the cause, And my mouth fill with arguments.
[5] I know the words He doth answer me, And understand what He saith to me.
[6] In the abundance of power doth He strive with me? No! surely He putteth it in me.
[7] There the upright doth reason with Him, And I escape for ever from my judge.
[8] Lo, forward I go-and He is not, And backward-and I perceive him not.
[9] To the left in His working-and I see not, He is covered on the right, and I behold not.
[10] For He hath known the way with me, He hath tried me-as gold I go forth.
[11] On His step hath my foot laid hold, His way I have kept, and turn not aside,
[12] The command of His lips, and I depart not. Above my allotted portion I have laid up The sayings of His mouth.
[13] And He is in one mind, And who doth turn Him back? And His soul hath desired-and He doth it.
[14] For He doth complete my portion, And many such things are with Him.
[15] Therefore, from His presence I am troubled, I consider, and am afraid of Him.
[16] And God hath made my heart soft, And the Mighty hath troubled me.
[17] For I have not been cut off before darkness, And before me He covered thick darkness.