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3. Job's desire to clear up his case with God 23:1-17
Job 23 :1 23:1 Then Job answered and said,
Job 23 :2 23:2 Today also my complaint is 1bitter;
My stroke is heavy because of my groaning.
Job 23 :3 23:3 Oh that I knew where I might afind Him,
That I might come to His seat!
Job 23 :4 23:4 I would apresent my cause in order before Him,
And I would fill my mouth with arguments.
Job 23 :5 23:5 I would know the words which He would answer me,
And I would understand what He would speak to me.
Job 23 :6 23:6 Would He contend with me in the greatness of His power?
No; but He would give heed to me.
Job 23 :7 23:7 There the upright man can argue with Him;
So I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
Job 23 :8 23:8 Behold, I go 1forward, but He is not there;
And 1backward, but I do not perceive Him;
Job 23 :9 23:9 To the 1left, where He acts, but I cannot look on Him;
He ahides Himself on the 1right, so I cannot see Him.
Job 23 :10 23:10 But He aknows the way that I take;
Should He btry me, I would come forth as gold.
Job 23 :11 23:11 My foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and have not turned aside.
Job 23 :12 23:12 As for the commandment of His lips, I have not turned back from it;
I have treasured the awords of His mouth 1more than my apportioned food.
Job 23 :13 23:13 But He is of one mind, and who can turn Him?
And what His soul desires, that will He do.
Job 23 :14 23:14 For He performs what has been appointed to me,
And many such things are with Him.
Job 23 :15 23:15 Therefore I am terrified at His presence;
I consider and am in dread of Him.
Job 23 :16 23:16 So God has made my heart faint,
And the Almighty has terrified me;
Job 23 :17 23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness,
Nor did He cover the deep darkness from my face.
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