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Job 9


Job 9:1 Then Job answered,
Job 9:2 "In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God?
Job 9:3 "If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
Job 9:4 "Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
Job 9:5 "It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger;
Job 9:6 Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble;
Job 9:7 Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars;
Job 9:8 Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea;
Job 9:9 Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south;
Job 9:10 Who does great things, unfathomable, And wondrous works without number.
Job 9:11 "Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him.
Job 9:12 "Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'
Job 9:13 "God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab.
Job 9:14 "How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him?
Job 9:15 "For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge.
Job 9:16 "If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.
Job 9:17 "For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.
Job 9:18 "He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness.
Job 9:19 "If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
Job 9:20 "Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.
Job 9:21 "I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.
Job 9:22 "It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'
Job 9:23 "If the scourge kills suddenly, He mocks the despair of the innocent.
Job 9:24 "The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?
Job 9:25 "Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good.
Job 9:26 "They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey.
Job 9:27 "Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'
Job 9:28 I am afraid of all my pains, I know that You will not acquit me.
Job 9:29 "I am accounted wicked, Why then should I toil in vain?
Job 9:30 "If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye,
Job 9:31 Yet You would plunge me into the pit, And my own clothes would abhor me.
Job 9:32 "For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together.
Job 9:33 "There is no umpire between us, Who may lay his hand upon us both.
Job 9:34 "Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.
Job 9:35 "Then I would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself.


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Job 9:1 Then Job answered and said, Job 9:1 Then Job answered, Job 9:1 ὑπολαβὼν δὲ Ιωβ λέγει
Job 9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? Job 9:2 "In truth I know that this is so; But how can a man be in the right before God? Job 9:2 ἐπ᾽ ἀληθείας οἶδα ὅτι οὕτως ἐστίν πῶς γὰρ ἔσται δίκαιος βροτὸς παρὰ κυρίῳ
Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. Job 9:3 "If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times. Job 9:3 ἐὰν γὰρ βούληται κριθῆναι αὐτῷ οὐ μὴ ὑπακούσῃ αὐτῷ ἵνα μὴ ἀντείπῃ πρὸς ἕνα λόγον αὐτοῦ ἐκ χιλίων
Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? Job 9:4 "Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm? Job 9:4 σοφὸς γάρ ἐστιν διανοίᾳ κραταιός τε καὶ μέγας τίς σκληρὸς γενόμενος ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ὑπέμεινεν
Job 9:5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. Job 9:5 "It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; Job 9:5 ὁ παλαιῶν ὄρη καὶ οὐκ οἴδασιν ὁ καταστρέφων αὐτὰ ὀργῇ
Job 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Job 9:6 Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble; Job 9:6 ὁ σείων τὴν ὑπ᾽ οὐρανὸν ἐκ θεμελίων οἱ δὲ στῦλοι αὐτῆς σαλεύονται
Job 9:7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Job 9:7 Who commands the sun not to shine, And sets a seal upon the stars; Job 9:7 ὁ λέγων τῷ ἡλίῳ καὶ οὐκ ἀνατέλλει κατὰ δὲ ἄστρων κατασφραγίζει
Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Job 9:8 Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea; Job 9:8 ὁ τανύσας τὸν οὐρανὸν μόνος καὶ περιπατῶν ὡς ἐπ᾽ ἐδάφους ἐπὶ θαλάσσης
Job 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Job 9:9 Who makes the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south; Job 9:9 ὁ ποιῶν Πλειάδα καὶ ἕσπερον καὶ ἀρκτοῦρον καὶ ταμίεια νότου
Job 9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number. Job 9:10 Who does great things, unfathomable, And wondrous works without number. Job 9:10 ὁ ποιῶν μεγάλα καὶ ἀνεξιχνίαστα ἔνδοξά τε καὶ ἐξαίσια ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός
Job 9:11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. Job 9:11 "Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him. Job 9:11 ἐὰν ὑπερβῇ με οὐ μὴ ἴδω καὶ ἐὰν παρέλθῃ με οὐδ᾽ ὧς ἔγνων
Job 9:12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou? Job 9:12 "Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?' Job 9:12 ἐὰν ἀπαλλάξῃ τίς ἀποστρέψει ἢ τίς ἐρεῖ αὐτῷ τί ἐποίησας
Job 9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him. Job 9:13 "God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab. Job 9:13 αὐτὸς γὰρ ἀπέστραπται ὀργήν ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐκάμφθησαν κήτη τὰ ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν
Job 9:14 How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him? Job 9:14 "How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him? Job 9:14 ἐὰν δέ μου ὑπακούσηται ἦ διακρινεῖ τὰ ῥήματά μου
Job 9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge. Job 9:15 "For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge. Job 9:15 ἐάν τε γὰρ ὦ δίκαιος οὐκ εἰσακούσεταί μου τοῦ κρίματος αὐτοῦ δεηθήσομαι
Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice. Job 9:16 "If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice. Job 9:16 ἐάν τε καλέσω καὶ ὑπακούσῃ οὐ πιστεύω ὅτι εἰσακήκοέν μου
Job 9:17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause. Job 9:17 "For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause. Job 9:17 μὴ γνόφῳ με ἐκτρίψῃ πολλὰ δέ μου τὰ συντρίμματα πεποίηκεν διὰ κενῆς
Job 9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness. Job 9:18 "He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness. Job 9:18 οὐκ ἐᾷ γάρ με ἀναπνεῦσαι ἐνέπλησεν δέ με πικρίας
Job 9:19 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead? Job 9:19 "If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him? Job 9:19 ὅτι μὲν γὰρ ἰσχύι κρατεῖ τίς οὖν κρίματι αὐτοῦ ἀντιστήσεται
Job 9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse. Job 9:20 "Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty. Job 9:20 ἐὰν γὰρ ὦ δίκαιος τὸ στόμα μου ἀσεβήσει ἐάν τε ὦ ἄμεμπτος σκολιὸς ἀποβήσομαι
Job 9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life. Job 9:21 "I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life. Job 9:21 εἴτε γὰρ ἠσέβησα οὐκ οἶδα τῇ ψυχῇ πλὴν ὅτι ἀφαιρεῖταί μου ἡ ζωή
Job 9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. Job 9:22 "It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.' Job 9:22 διὸ εἶπον μέγαν καὶ δυνάστην ἀπολλύει ὀργή
Job 9:23 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent. Job 9:23 "If the scourge kills suddenly, He mocks the despair of the innocent. Job 9:23 ὅτι φαῦλοι ἐν θανάτῳ ἐξαισίῳ ἀλλὰ δίκαιοι καταγελῶνται
Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he? Job 9:24 "The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it? Job 9:24 παραδέδονται γὰρ εἰς χεῖρας ἀσεβοῦς πρόσωπα κριτῶν αὐτῆς συγκαλύπτει εἰ δὲ μὴ αὐτός τίς ἐστιν
Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. Job 9:25 "Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good. Job 9:25 ὁ δὲ βίος μού ἐστιν ἐλαφρότερος δρομέως ἀπέδρασαν καὶ οὐκ εἴδοσαν
Job 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey. Job 9:26 "They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey. Job 9:26 ἦ καὶ ἔστιν ναυσὶν ἴχνος ὁδοῦ ἢ ἀετοῦ πετομένου ζητοῦντος βοράν
Job 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself: Job 9:27 "Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,' Job 9:27 ἐάν τε γὰρ εἴπω ἐπιλήσομαι λαλῶν συγκύψας τῷ προσώπῳ στενάξω
Job 9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent. Job 9:28 I am afraid of all my pains, I know that You will not acquit me. Job 9:28 σείομαι πᾶσιν τοῖς μέλεσιν οἶδα γὰρ ὅτι οὐκ ἀθῷόν με ἐάσεις
Job 9:29 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain? Job 9:29 "I am accounted wicked, Why then should I toil in vain? Job 9:29 ἐπειδὴ δέ εἰμι ἀσεβής διὰ τί οὐκ ἀπέθανον
Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Job 9:30 "If I should wash myself with snow And cleanse my hands with lye, Job 9:30 ἐὰν γὰρ ἀπολούσωμαι χιόνι καὶ ἀποκαθάρωμαι χερσὶν καθαραῖς
Job 9:31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. Job 9:31 Yet You would plunge me into the pit, And my own clothes would abhor me. Job 9:31 ἱκανῶς ἐν ῥύπῳ με ἔβαψας ἐβδελύξατο δέ με ἡ στολή
Job 9:32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Job 9:32 "For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together. Job 9:32 οὐ γὰρ εἶ ἄνθρωπος κατ᾽ ἐμέ ᾧ ἀντικρινοῦμαι ἵνα ἔλθωμεν ὁμοθυμαδὸν εἰς κρίσιν
Job 9:33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. Job 9:33 "There is no umpire between us, Who may lay his hand upon us both. Job 9:33 εἴθε ἦν ὁ μεσίτης ἡμῶν καὶ ἐλέγχων καὶ διακούων ἀνὰ μέσον ἀμφοτέρων
Job 9:34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: Job 9:34 "Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me. Job 9:34 ἀπαλλαξάτω ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ τὴν ῥάβδον ὁ δὲ φόβος αὐτοῦ μή με στροβείτω
Job 9:35 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me. Job 9:35 "Then I would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself. Job 9:35 καὶ οὐ μὴ φοβηθῶ ἀλλὰ λαλήσω οὐ γὰρ οὕτω συνεπίσταμαι

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