Why,H199 Job,H347 I prayH4994 you, hearH8085 my speeches,H4405 and listenH238 to allH3605 my words.H1697
Behold,H2009 nowH4994 I have openedH6605 my mouth,H6310 my tongueH3956 has spokenH1696 in my mouth.H2441
My wordsH561 shall be of the uprightnessH3476 of my heart:H3820 and my lipsH8193 shall utterH4448 knowledgeH1847 clearly.H1305
The spiritH7307 of GodH410 has madeH6213 me, and the breathH5397 of the AlmightyH7706 has given me life.H2421
IfH518 you canH3201 answerH7725 me, set your words in orderH6186 beforeH6440 me, standH3320 up.
Behold,H2005 I am according to your wishH6310 in God'sH410 stead: I alsoH1571 am formedH7169 out of the clay.H2563
Behold,H2009 my terrorH367 shall not make you afraid,H1204 neitherH3808 shall my handH405 be heavyH3513 on you.
SurelyH389 you have spokenH559 in my hearing,H241 and I have heardH8085 the voiceH6963 of your words,H4405 saying,
I am cleanH2134 withoutH1097 transgression,H6588 I am innocent;H2643 neitherH3808 is there iniquityH5771 in me.
Behold,H2005 he findsH4672 occasionsH8569 againstH5921 me, he countsH2803 me for his enemy,H341
He putsH7760 my feetH7272 in the stocks,H5465 he marksH8104 allH3605 my paths.H734
Behold,H2005 in thisH2063 you are not just:H6663 I will answerH6030 you, that GodH433 is greaterH7235 than man.H582
WhyH4069 do you striveH7378 againstH413 him? for he gives not accountH6030 of anyH3605 of his matters.H1697
For GodH410 speaksH1696 once,H259 yes twice,H8147 yet man perceivesH7789 it not.
In a dream,H2472 in a visionH2384 of the night,H3915 when deepH8639 sleep fallsH5307 on men,H582 in slumberingsH8572 on the bed;H4904
ThenH227 he opensH1540 the earsH241 of men,H582 and sealsH2856 their instruction,H4561
That he may withdrawH5493 manH120 from his purpose,H4639 and hideH3680 prideH1466 from man.H1397
He keepsH2820 backH2820 his soulH5315 from the pit,H7845 and his lifeH2416 from perishingH5674 by the sword.H7973
He is chastenedH3198 also with painH4341 on his bed,H4904 and the multitudeH7379 of his bonesH6106 with strongH386 pain:
So that his lifeH2416 abhorsH2092 bread,H3899 and his soulH5315 daintyH8378 meat.H3978
His fleshH1320 is consumedH3615 away, that it cannotH3808 be seen;H7210 and his bonesH6106 that were not seenH7200 stickH8205 out.
Yes, his soulH5315 draws nearH7126 to the grave,H7845 and his lifeH2416 to the destroyers.H4191
IfH518 there be a messengerH4397 with him, an interpreter,H3887 oneH259 amongH4480 a thousand,H505 to showH5046 to manH120 his uprightness:H3476
Then he is graciousH2603 to him, and said,H559 DeliverH6308 him from goingH3381 downH3381 to the pit:H7845 I have foundH4672 a ransom.H3724
His fleshH1320 shall be fresherH7375 than a child's:H5290 he shall returnH7725 to the daysH3117 of his youth:H5934
He shall prayH6279 to God,H433 and he will be favorableH7521 to him: and he shall seeH7200 his faceH6440 with joy:H8643 for he will renderH7725 to manH582 his righteousness.H6666
He looksH7789 on men,H582 and if any say,H559 I have sinned,H2398 and pervertedH5753 that which was right,H3477 and it profitedH7737 me not;
He will deliverH6299 his soulH5315 from goingH5674 into the pit,H7845 and his lifeH2416 shall seeH7200 the light.H216
See,H2005 allH3605 theseH428 things worksH6466 GodH410 oftentimesH6471 H7969 with man,H1397
To bringH7725 backH7725 his soulH5315 from the pit,H7845 to be enlightenedH215 with the lightH216 of the living.H2416
MarkH7181 well,H7181 O Job,H347 listenH8085 to me: holdH2790 your peace,H2790 and I will speak.H1696
IfH518 you haveH3426 anythingH3605 to say,H4405 answerH7725 me: speak,H1696 for I desireH2654 to justifyH6663 you.
IfH518 not, listenH8085 to me: holdH2790 your peace,H2790 and I shall teachH502 you wisdom.H2451