9:1 Then Job answered and said, 9:2 I know [it to be] so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. 9:4 [He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against him, and hath prospered? 9:5 Who removeth the mountains, and they know not: who overturneth them in his anger. 9:6 Who shaketh the earth out of her place, and its pillars tremble. 9:7 Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. 9:8 Who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. 9:9 Who maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. 9:10 Who doeth great things past finding out; yes, and wonders without number. 9:11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see [him] not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. 9:12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What doest thou? 9:13 [If] God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him. 9:14 How much less shall I answer him, [and] choose out my words [to reason] with him? 9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] would I not answer, [but] I would make supplication to my judge. 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; [yet] I would not believe that he had hearkened to my voice. 9:17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. 9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness. 9:19 If [I speak] of strength, lo, [he is] strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time [to plead]? 9:20 If I justify myself, my own mouth will condemn me: [if I say], I [am] perfect, that also will prove me perverse. 9:21 [Though] I [were] perfect, [yet] would I not know my soul: I would despise my life. 9:22 This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], he destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. 9:23 If the scourge shall slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent. 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of its judges; if not, where, [and] who [is] he? 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle [that] hasteth to the prey. 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort [myself]: 9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. 9:29 [If] I am wicked, why then do I labor in vain? 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; 9:31 Yet wilt thou plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me. 9:32 For [he is] not a man, as I [am], [that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment. 9:33 Neither is there any judge between us, [that] might lay his hand upon us both. 9:34 Let him take away his rod from me, and let not his fear terrify me: 9:35 [Then] would I speak, and not fear him; but [it is] not so with me.