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Job - Chapter 023

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Then Job answered and said:

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Even to-day is my complaint bitter; my hand is become heavy because of my groaning.

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Oh that I knew where I might find Him, that I might come even to His seat!

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I would order my cause before Him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

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I would know the words which He would answer me, and understand what He would say unto me.

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Would He contend with me in His great power? Nay; but He would give heed unto me.

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There the upright might reason with Him; so should I be delivered for ever from my Judge.

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Behold, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him;

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On the left hand, when He doth work, but I cannot behold Him, He turneth Himself to the right hand, but I cannot see Him.

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For He knoweth the way that I take; when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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My foot hath held fast to His steps, His way have I kept, and turned not aside.

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I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured up the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

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But He is at one with Himself, and who can turn Him? And what His soul desireth, even that He doeth.

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For He will perform that which is appointed for me; and many such things are with Him.

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Therefore am I affrighted at His presence; when I consider, I am afraid of Him.

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Yea, God hath made my heart faint, and the Almighty hath affrighted me;

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Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither did He cover the thick darkness from my face.

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-- Job - Chapter 023 --





 
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