Job 9 (asv)
9:2Of a truth I know that it is so:
9:3If he be pleased to contend with him,
He cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-
9:5Him that removeth the mountains, and they know it not,
When he overturneth them in his anger;
And the pillars thereof tremble;
9:7That commandeth the sun, and it riseth not,
And sealeth up the stars;
9:8That alone stretcheth out the heavens,
And treadeth upon the waves of the sea;
And the chambers of the south;
9:10That doeth great things past finding out,
Yea, marvellous things without number.
9:11Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not:
He passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
9:12Behold, he seizeth the prey, who can hinder him?
Who will say unto him, What doest thou? \\ \\
9:13God will not withdraw his anger;
The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.
9:14How much less shall I answer him,
And choose out my words to reason with him?
9:15Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer;
9:16If I had called, and he had answered me,
Yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.
9:17For he breaketh me with a tempest,
And multiplieth my wounds without cause.
9:18He will not suffer me to take my breath,
But filleth me with bitterness.
9:19If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty!
And if of justice, Who, saith he, will summon me?
9:20Though I be righteous, mine own mouth shall condemn me:
Though I be perfect, it shall prove me perverse.
9:21I am perfect; I regard not myself;
I despise my life.
9:22It is all one; therefore I say,
He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
9:23If the scourge slay suddenly,
He will mock at the trial of the innocent.
He covereth the faces of the judges thereof:
If it be not he, who then is it? \\ \\
9:25Now my days are swifter than a post:
They flee away, they see no good,
9:26They are passed away as the swift ships;
As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.
9:27If I say, I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad countenance, and be of good cheer;
9:28I am afraid of all my sorrows,
I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
9:29I shall be condemned;
Why then do I labor in vain?
9:30If I wash myself with snow water,
And make my hands never so clean;
9:31Yet wilt thou plunge me in the ditch,
And mine own clothes shall abhor me.
That we should come together in judgment.
9:33There is no umpire betwixt us,
That might lay his hand upon us both.
9:34Let him take his rod away from me,
And let not his terror make me afraid:
9:35Then would I speak, and not fear him;
For I am not so in myself.