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Job acknowledges God’s Justice

9:1 Then Jobאִיּוֹב
Transliteration ‘îyôḇ Pronunciation ee-yobe’ Greek: Ἰώβ – Iṓb “hated” . For more info click here
answered and said,
9:2 Truly I know [it is] so: but how should man be just with EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
9:3 If he will argue with Him, he cannot answer Him one of a thousand.
9:4 [He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against Him, and has been at peace?
9:5 [He] moves the mountains, and they don’t know: when He overturns them in his anger.
9:6 Who shakes the earth out of it place, and its pillars tremble.
9:7 the One commands the sun, and it doesn’t rise; and He sets a seal around the stars.
9:8 Who alone stretches out the heavens, and walking on the waves of the sea.
9:9 Who made the Bear, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
9:10 Who does great things past finding out; yea, and marvelous things without number?
9:11 Look, He goes by me, and I don’t see Him: He also passes on, but I don’t perceive him.
9:12 See, He takes away, who can hinder Him? who will say to Him, What are Y
ou doing ?
9:13 Eloahאֱלוֹהַּ
Transliteration:’ĕlôha Pronunciation:el-o’-ah El appears in this form (El transl. God) rarely (shortened) אֱלֹהַּ ʼĕlôahh; probably prolonged (emphatic); a deity or the Deity:—God, god click here
will not withdraw His anger, the
helpers of pride stoop under Him.
9:14 How much less shall I answer Him, and choose my words with him?
9:15 Though I were righteous, I couldn’t answer [Him],  I look for mercy for my judgment.
9:16 If I had called, and He had answered me; I wouldn’t believe that he had listened to my voice.
9:17 He breaks me with a tempest, and adds to my wounds without cause.
9:18 He will not allow me to take my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
9:19 If [I speak] of strength, see, he is mighty: and if of judgment, who can summon me?
9:20 If I justify myself, my mouth will condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, He shall declare me perverse.
9:21 Though I were perfect, would I not know my soul: I despise my life.

The innocence of man is not to be condemned by afflictions

9:22 It is One, so I said it, He destroys the perfect and the wicked.
9:23 If the whip kills suddenly, He will laugh at the testing of the innocent.
9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: He covers the faces of the judges; if is not He, then and who is it?
9:25 Now my days are swifter than a runner: they flee away, they see no good.
9:26 They are passed away as the reed ships: as the eagle that swoops 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 You will not hold me innocent.
9:29 I be condemned, why should
I labor in vain?
9:30 If I wash myself with snow, and make my hands clean with soap;
9:31 Yet WIll you plunge me into the ditch, and my own clothes shall detest me.
9:32 For [He] is not a man, as I am, that I should answer Him, [that] we should come together in judgment.
9:33 there is no mediator between us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
9:34 Let Him take his rod away 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.

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