The Book of Job
1 – Then Job answered, and said:
2 – Now also my words are in bitterness, and the hand of my scourge is more grievous than my mourning.
3 – Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne?
4 – I would set judgment before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints.
5 – That I might know the words that he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.
6 – I would not that he should contend with me with much strength, nor overwhelm me with the weight of his greatness.
7 – Let him propose equity against me, and let my judgment come to victory.
8 – But if I go to the east, he appeareth not; if to the west, I shall not understand him.
9 – If to the left hand, what shall I do? I shall not take hold on him: if I turn myself to the right hand, I shall not see him.
10 – But he knoweth my way, and has tried me as gold that passeth through the fire:
11 – My foot hath followed his steps, I have kept his way, and have not declined from it.
12 – I have not departed from the commandments of his lips, and the words of his mouth I have hid in my bosom.
13 – For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever is soul hath desired, that hath he done.
14 – And when he shall have fulfilled his will in me, many other like things are also at hand with him.
15 – And therefore I am troubled at his presence, and when I consider him I am made pensive with fear.
16 – God hath softened my heart, and the Almighty hath troubled me.
17 – For I have not perished because of the darkness that hangs over me, neither hath the mist covered my face.
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