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Job 9 (WEBP)

[1] Then Job answered,
[2] “Truly I know that it is so, but how can man be just with God?
[3] If he is pleased to contend with him, he can’t answer him one time in a thousand.
[4] God is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against him and prospered?
[5] He removes the mountains, and they don’t know it, when he overturns them in his anger.
[6] He shakes the earth out of its place. Its pillars tremble.
[7] He commands the sun and it doesn’t rise, and seals up the stars.
[8] He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.
[9] He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the rooms of the south.
[10] He does great things past finding out; yes, marvelous things without number.
[11] Behold, he goes by me, and I don’t see him. He passes on also, but I don’t perceive him.
[12] Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, ‘What are you doing?’
[13] “God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.
[14] How much less will I answer him, and choose my words to argue with him?
[15] Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn’t answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.
[16] If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn’t believe that he listened to my voice.
[17] For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.
[18] He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
[19] If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, ‘Who,’ says he, ‘will summon me?’
[20] Though I am righteous, my own mouth will condemn me. Though I am blameless, it will prove me perverse.
[21] I am blameless. I don’t respect myself. I despise my life.
[22] “It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.
[23] If the scourge kills suddenly, he will mock at the trial of the innocent.
[24] The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?
[25] “Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away. They see no good.
[26] They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.
[27] If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up,’
[28] I am afraid of all my sorrows. I know that you will not hold me innocent.
[29] I will be condemned. Why then do I labor in vain?
[30] If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,
[31] yet you will plunge me in the ditch. My own clothes will abhor me.
[32] For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment.
[33] There is no umpire between us, that might lay his hand on us both.
[34] Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;
[35] then I would speak, and not fear him, for I am not so in myself.

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

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Job 9 (KJVS)

[1] Then Job answered () and said (),
[2] I know () [it is] so of a truth : but how should man be just () with God ?
[3] If he will () contend () with him, he cannot answer () him one of a thousand .
[4] [He is] wise in heart , and mighty in strength : who hath hardened () [himself] against him, and hath prospered ()?
[5] Which removeth () the mountains , and they know () not: which overturneth () them in his anger .
[6] Which shaketh () the earth out of her place , and the pillars thereof tremble ().
[7] Which commandeth () the sun , and it riseth () not; and sealeth up () the stars .
[8] Which alone spreadeth out () the heavens , and treadeth () upon the waves of the sea .
[9] Which maketh () Arcturus , Orion , and Pleiades , and the chambers of the south .
[10] Which doeth () great things past finding out ; yea, and wonders () without number .
[11] Lo, he goeth () by me, and I see () [him] not: he passeth on () also, but I perceive () him not.
[12] Behold, he taketh away (), who can hinder () him? who will say () unto him, What doest () thou?
[13] [If] God will not withdraw () his anger , the proud helpers () do stoop () under him.
[14] How much less shall I answer () him, [and] choose out () my words [to reason] with him?
[15] Whom, though I were righteous (), [yet] would I not answer (), [but] I would make supplication () to my judge ().
[16] If I had called (), and he had answered () me; [yet] would I not believe () that he had hearkened () unto my voice .
[17] For he breaketh () me with a tempest , and multiplieth () my wounds without cause .
[18] He will not suffer () me to take () my breath , but filleth () me with bitterness .
[19] If [I speak] of strength , lo, [he is] strong : and if of judgment , who shall set () me a time [to plead]?
[20] If I justify () myself, mine own mouth shall condemn () me: [if I say], I [am] perfect , it shall also prove me perverse ().
[21] [Though] I [were] perfect , [yet] would I not know () my soul : I would despise () my life .
[22] This [is] one [thing], therefore I said () [it], He destroyeth () the perfect and the wicked .
[23] If the scourge slay () suddenly , he will laugh () at the trial of the innocent .
[24] The earth is given () into the hand of the wicked : he covereth () the faces of the judges () thereof; if not, where , [and] who [is] he?
[25] Now my days are swifter () than a post (): they flee away (), they see () no good .
[26] They are passed away () as the swift ships : as the eagle [that] hasteth () to the prey .
[27] If I say (), I will forget () my complaint , I will leave off () my heaviness , and comfort () [myself]:
[28] I am afraid () of all my sorrows , I know () that thou wilt not hold me innocent ().
[29] [If] I be wicked (), why then labour () I in vain ?
[30] If I wash () myself with snow water , and make my hands never () so clean ();
[31] Yet shalt thou plunge () me in the ditch , and mine own clothes shall abhor () me.
[32] For [he is] not a man , as I [am, that] I should answer () him, [and] we should come () together in judgment .
[33] Neither is there any daysman () betwixt us, [that] might lay () his hand upon us both .
[34] Let him take his rod away () from me, and let not his fear terrify () me:
[35] [Then] would I speak (), and not fear () him; but [it is] not so with me.

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 9 (YLT)

[1] And Job answereth and saith:-
[2] Truly I have known that it is so, And what-is man righteous with God?
[3] If he delight to strive with Him- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.
[4] Wise in heart and strong in power- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
[5] Who is removing mountains, And they have not known, Who hath overturned them in His anger.
[6] Who is shaking earth from its place, And its pillars move themselves.
[7] Who is speaking to the sun, and it riseth not, And the stars He sealeth up.
[8] Stretching out the heavens by Himself, And treading on the heights of the sea,
[9] Making Osh, Kesil, and Kimah, And the inner chambers of the south.
[10] Doing great things till there is no searching, And wonderful, till there is no numbering.
[11] Lo, He goeth over by me, and I see not, And He passeth on, and I attend not to it.
[12] Lo, He snatches away, who bringeth it back? Who saith unto Him, ‘What dost Thou?’
[13] God doth not turn back His anger, Under Him bowed have proud helpers.
[14] How much less do I-I answer Him? Choose out my words with Him?
[15] Whom, though I were righteous, I answer not, For my judgment I make supplication.
[16] Though I had called and He answereth me, I do not believe that He giveth ear to my voice.
[17] Because with a tempest He bruiseth me, And hath multiplied my wounds for nought.
[18] He permitteth me not to refresh my spirit, But filleth me with bitter things.
[19] If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment-who doth convene me?
[20] If I be righteous, Mine mouth doth declare me wicked, Perfect I am!-it declareth me perverse.
[21] Perfect I am!-I know not my soul, I despise my life.
[22] It is the same thing, therefore I said, ‘The perfect and the wicked He is consuming.’
[23] If a scourge doth put to death suddenly, At the trial of the innocent He laugheth.
[24] Earth hath been given Into the hand of the wicked one. The face of its judges he covereth, If not-where, who is he?
[25] My days have been swifter than a runner, They have fled, they have not seen good,
[26] They have passed on with ships of reed, As an eagle darteth on food.
[27] Though I say, ‘I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!’
[28] I have been afraid of all my griefs, I have known that Thou dost not acquit me.
[29] I-I am become wicked; why is this? In vain I labour.
[30] If I have washed myself with snow-water, And purified with soap my hands,
[31] Then in corruption Thou dost dip me, And my garments have abominated me.
[32] But if a man like myself-I answer him, We come together into judgment.
[33] If there were between us an umpire, He doth place his hand on us both.
[34] He doth turn aside from off me his rod, And His terror doth not make me afraid,
[35] I speak, and do not fear Him, But I am not right with myself.