Indeed, my eye has seen all this;
My ear has heard and understood it.
What you know, I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
Job's accusing his friends of being false
But I would speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to aargue
Yet you are plasterers of lies; aPhysicians
of no value are you all.
Oh that you would be altogether silent,
And this would be your wisdom!
Hear now my argument,
And hearken to the contentions of my lips.
Will you speak wrongly for God
And speak deceitfully for Him?
Will you be partial to Him?
Will you contend for God?
Will it be well with you when He searches you out?
Or will you adeceive
Him as one might deceive a man?
He will surely reprove you
If you are secretly partial.
Will not His majesty make you afraid
And His dread fall on you?
Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes;
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Be silent before me, and I myself will speak;
And let come on me what may.
will take my flesh in my teeth
And put my life in my hand.
Indeed, He will kill me; I have no hope.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
This also will be my salvation,
That no profane man may come before Him.
Hear carefully my words,
And let my declaration be in your ears.
Here now, I have aarranged
I know that I will be vindicated.
Who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
Job's arguments with God
Only do not do two things to me,
Then I will not hide from Your face:
Withdraw Your hand far from me,
And do not let Your terror frighten me.
Then call, and I will answer;
Or let me speak, and You respond to me.
How many are my iniquities and sins?
Make my transgression and my sin aknown
Why do You ahide
And consider me as Your benemy
Will You harass a driven leaf
And pursue dry chaff?
For You write bitter things against me
And cause me to inherit the iniquities of my youth;
And You put my feet in astocks
And mark all my paths;
You set a limit for the soles of my feet.
And such a one is like some rotten thing that wastes away,
Like a garment eaten by amoths