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Job 20:12
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"Though evil(w) is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,(x)
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Job 20:13
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though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth,(y)
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Job 20:14
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yet his food will turn sour in his stomach;(z) it will become the venom of serpents(aa) within him.
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Job 20:15
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He will spit out the riches(ab) he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit(ac) them up.
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Job 20:16
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He will suck the poison(ad) of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him.(ae)
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Job 20:17
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He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers(af) flowing with honey(ag) and cream.(ah)
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Job 20:18
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What he toiled for he must give back uneaten;(ai) he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.(aj)
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Job 20:19
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For he has oppressed the poor(ak) and left them destitute;(al) he has seized houses(am) he did not build.
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Job 20:20
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"Surely he will have no respite from his craving;(an) he cannot save himself by his treasure.(ao)
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Job 20:21
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Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure.(ap)
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Job 20:22
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In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him;(aq) the full force of misery will come upon him.(ar)
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Job 20:23
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When he has filled his belly,(as) God will vent his burning anger(at) against him and rain down his blows on him.(au)
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Job 20:24
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Though he flees(av) from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him.(aw)
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Job 20:25
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He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors(ax) will come over him;(ay)
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Job 20:26
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total darkness(az) lies in wait for his treasures. A fire(ba) unfanned will consume him(bb) and devour what is left in his tent.(bc)
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Job 20:27
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The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him.(bd)
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Job 20:28
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A flood will carry off his house,(be) rushing waters[b] on the day of God's wrath.(bf)
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Job 20:29
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Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God."(bg)
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Job 21:1
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Job

Then Job replied:
Job 21:2
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"Listen carefully to my words;(a) let this be the consolation you give me.(b)
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Job 21:3
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Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.(c)
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Job 21:4
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"Is my complaint(d) directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient?(e)
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Job 21:5
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Look at me and be appalled; clap your hand over your mouth.(f)
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Job 21:6
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When I think about this, I am terrified;(g) trembling seizes my body.(h)
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Job 21:7
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Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?(i)
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Job 21:8
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They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.(j)
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Job 21:9
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Their homes are safe and free from fear;(k) the rod of God is not on them.(l)
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Job 21:10
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Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.(m)
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Job 21:11
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They send forth their children as a flock;(n) their little ones dance about.
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Job 21:12
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They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre;(o) they make merry to the sound of the pipe.(p)
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Job 21:13
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They spend their years in prosperity(q) and go down to the grave(r) in peace.[a](s)
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Job 21:14
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Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone!(t) We have no desire to know your ways.(u)
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Job 21:15
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Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What would we gain by praying to him?'(v)
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Job 21:16
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But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.(w)
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Job 21:17
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"Yet how often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out?(x) How often does calamity(y) come upon them, the fate God allots in his anger?(z)
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Job 21:18
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How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff(aa) swept away(ab) by a gale?(ac)
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Job 21:19
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It is said, ‘God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their children.'(ad) Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it!(ae)
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Job 21:20
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Let their own eyes see their destruction;(af) let them drink(ag) the cup of the wrath of the Almighty.(ah)
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Job 21:21
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For what do they care about the families they leave behind(ai) when their allotted months(aj) come to an end?(ak)
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Job 21:22
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"Can anyone teach knowledge to God,(al) since he judges even the highest?(am)
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Job 21:23
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One person dies in full vigor,(an) completely secure and at ease,(ao)
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Job 21:24
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well nourished(ap) in body,[b] bones(aq) rich with marrow.(ar)
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Job 21:25
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Another dies in bitterness of soul,(as) never having enjoyed anything good.
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Job 21:26
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Side by side they lie in the dust,(at) and worms(au) cover them both.(av)
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Job 21:27
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"I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.
Job 21:28
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You say, ‘Where now is the house of the great,(aw) the tents where the wicked lived?'(ax)
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Job 21:29
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Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts—
Job 21:30
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that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity,(ay) that they are delivered from[c] the day of wrath?(az)
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Job 21:31
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Who denounces their conduct to their face? Who repays them for what they have done?(ba)
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Job 21:32
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They are carried to the grave, and watch is kept over their tombs.(bb)
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Job 21:33
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The soil in the valley is sweet to them;(bc) everyone follows after them, and a countless throng goes[d] before them.(bd)
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Job 21:34
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"So how can you console me(be) with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"(bf)
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Job 22:1
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Eliphaz

Then Eliphaz the Temanite(a) replied:
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Job 22:2
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"Can a man be of benefit to God?(b) Can even a wise person benefit him?(c)
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Job 22:3
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What pleasure(d) would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?(e) What would he gain if your ways were blameless?(f)
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Job 22:4
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"Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?(g)
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Job 22:5
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Is not your wickedness great? Are not your sins(h) endless?(i)
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Job 22:6
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You demanded security(j) from your relatives for no reason;(k) you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.(l)
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Job 22:7
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You gave no water(m) to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry,(n)
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Job 22:8
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though you were a powerful man, owning land(o)— an honored man,(p) living on it.(q)
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Job 22:9
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And you sent widows(r) away empty-handed(s) and broke the strength of the fatherless.(t)
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Job 22:10
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That is why snares(u) are all around you,(v) why sudden peril terrifies you,(w)
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Job 22:11
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why it is so dark(x) you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.(y)
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Job 22:12
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"Is not God in the heights of heaven?(z) And see how lofty are the highest stars!
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Job 22:13
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Yet you say, ‘What does God know?(aa) Does he judge through such darkness?(ab)
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Job 22:14
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Thick clouds(ac) veil him, so he does not see us(ad) as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'(ae)
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Job 22:15
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Will you keep to the old path that the wicked(af) have trod?(ag)
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Job 22:16
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They were carried off before their time,(ah) their foundations(ai) washed away by a flood.(aj)
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Job 22:17
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They said to God, ‘Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?'(ak)
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Job 22:18
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Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things,(al) so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.(am)
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Job 22:19
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The righteous see their ruin and rejoice;(an) the innocent mock(ao) them, saying,
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Job 22:20
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‘Surely our foes are destroyed,(ap) and fire(aq) devours their wealth.'
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Job 22:21
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"Submit to God and be at peace(ar) with him;(as) in this way prosperity will come to you.(at)
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Job 22:22
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Accept instruction from his mouth(au) and lay up his words(av) in your heart.(aw)
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Job 22:23
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If you return(ax) to the Almighty, you will be restored:(ay) If you remove wickedness far from your tent(az)
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Job 22:24
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and assign your nuggets(ba) to the dust, your gold(bb) of Ophir(bc) to the rocks in the ravines,(bd)
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Job 22:25
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then the Almighty will be your gold,(be) the choicest silver for you.(bf)
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Job 22:26
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Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty(bg) and will lift up your face(bh) to God.(bi)
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Job 22:27
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You will pray to him,(bj) and he will hear you,(bk) and you will fulfill your vows.(bl)
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Job 22:28
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What you decide on will be done,(bm) and light(bn) will shine on your ways.(bo)
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Job 22:29
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When people are brought low(bp) and you say, ‘Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.(bq)
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Job 22:30
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He will deliver even one who is not innocent,(br) who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."(bs)
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Job 23:1
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Job

Then Job replied:
Job 23:2
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"Even today my complaint(a) is bitter;(b) his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.(c)
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Job 23:3
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If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!(d)
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Job 23:4
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I would state my case(e) before him and fill my mouth with arguments.(f)
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Job 23:5
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I would find out what he would answer me,(g) and consider what he would say to me.
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Job 23:6
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Would he vigorously oppose me?(h) No, he would not press charges against me.(i)
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Job 23:7
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There the upright(j) can establish their innocence before him,(k) and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.(l)
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Job 23:8
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"But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
Job 23:9
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When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.(m)
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Job 23:10
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But he knows the way that I take;(n) when he has tested me,(o) I will come forth as gold.(p)
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Job 23:11
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My feet have closely followed his steps;(q) I have kept to his way without turning aside.(r)
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Job 23:12
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I have not departed from the commands of his lips;(s) I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.(t)
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Job 23:13
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"But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?(u) He does whatever he pleases.(v)
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Job 23:14
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He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store.(w)
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Job 23:15
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That is why I am terrified before him;(x) when I think of all this, I fear him.(y)
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Job 23:16
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God has made my heart faint;(z) the Almighty(aa) has terrified me.(ab)
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Job 23:17
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Yet I am not silenced by the darkness,(ac) by the thick darkness that covers my face.
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Job 24:1
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"Why does the Almighty not set times(a) for judgment?(b) Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?(c)
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Job 24:2
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There are those who move boundary stones;(d) they pasture flocks they have stolen.(e)
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Job 24:3
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They drive away the orphan's donkey and take the widow's ox in pledge.(f)
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Job 24:4
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They thrust the needy(g) from the path and force all the poor(h) of the land into hiding.(i)
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Job 24:5
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Like wild donkeys(j) in the desert, the poor go about their labor(k) of foraging food; the wasteland(l) provides food for their children.
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Job 24:6
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They gather fodder(m) in the fields and glean in the vineyards(n) of the wicked.(o)
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Job 24:7
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Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked; they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold.(p)
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Job 24:8
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They are drenched(q) by mountain rains and hug(r) the rocks for lack of shelter.(s)
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Job 24:9
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The fatherless(t) child is snatched(u) from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized(v) for a debt.(w)
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Job 24:10
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Lacking clothes, they go about naked;(x) they carry the sheaves,(y) but still go hungry.
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Job 24:11
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They crush olives among the terraces[a]; they tread the winepresses,(z) yet suffer thirst.(aa)
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Job 24:12
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The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help.(ab) But God charges no one with wrongdoing.(ac)
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