Darby's English Translation

Job 22

The Book of Job

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Chapter 23

1

 

  And 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 to his seat!  

 

 


4

 

  I would order the cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments;  

 

 


5

 

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

 

 


6

 

  Would he plead against me with [his] great power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.  

 

 


7

 

  There would an upright man reason with him; and I should be delivered for ever from my judge.  

 

 


8

 

  Lo, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I do not perceive him;  

 

 


9

 

  On the left hand, where he doth work, but I behold [him] not; he hideth himself on the right hand, and I see [him] not.  

 

 


10

 

  But he knoweth the way that I take; he trieth me, I shall come forth as gold.  

 

 


11

 

  My foot hath held to his steps; his way have I kept, and not turned aside.  

 

 


12

 

  Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart.  

 

 


13

 

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

 

 


14

 

  For he will perform [what] is appointed for me; and many such things are with him.  

 

 


15

 

  Therefore am I troubled at his presence; I consider, and I am afraid of him.  

 

 


16

 

  For łGod hath made my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me;  

 

 


17

 

  Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he hidden the gloom from me.  

 

 


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