Job - Chapter 23 | New King James Version

  • 1. Then Job answered and said:
  • 2. "Even today my complaint is bitter; My {cf2super [35]} hand is listless because of my groaning.
  • 3. Oh, that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!
  • 4. I would present my case before Him, And fill my mouth with arguments.
  • 5. I would know the words which He would answer me, And understand what He would say to me.
  • 6. Would He contend with me in His great power? No! But He would take note of me.
  • 7. There the upright could reason with Him, And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
  • 8. "Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
  • 9. When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
  • 10. But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
  • 11. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
  • 12. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.
  • 13. "But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever His soul desires, that He does.
  • 14. For He performs what is appointed for me, And many such things are with Him.
  • 15. Therefore I am terrified at His presence; When I consider this, I am afraid of Him.
  • 16. For God made my heart weak, And the Almighty terrifies me;
  • 17. Because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness, And He did not hide deep darkness from my face.