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