Job 23
Job Replies: My Complaint Is Grievous
1Then Job answered:
2#Job 10:1 “Today also my complaint is bitter;
my hand is heavy because of my groaning.
3#Job 13:3; 16:21 Oh, that I knew where I might find Him,
that I might come even to His seat!
4#Job 13:18 I would present my case before Him
and fill my mouth with arguments.
5I would know the words that He would answer me
and understand what He would say to me.
6#Job 13:21 Will He plead against me with His great power?
No! But He would take note of me.
7There the righteous might dispute with Him;
so would I be delivered forever from my Judge.
8#Job 9:11 “Look, I go forward, but He is not there,
and backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
9when He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him;
He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
10#Ps 66:10; 1Pe 1:7 But He knows the way that I take;
when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
11#Ps 44:18; 17:5 My foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and have not turned aside.
12#Jn 4:32; 4:34 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
13#Ps 115:3; Job 12:14 “But He is resolute, and who can turn Him?
And whatever His soul desires, that He does.
14#1Th 3:3 For He performs what is appointed forme,
and many such things are with Him.
15Therefore I am troubled at His presence;
when I consider, I am afraid of Him.
16#Job 27:2; Ps 22:14 For God makes my heart soft,
and the Almighty troubles me;
17#Job 19:8 because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness,
nor has He covered the darkness from my face.

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