Bible: Job 23
Job’s Reply to Eliphaz 1
23:1 Then Job answered:
23:2 “Even today my complaint is still bitter; 2
23:4 I would lay out my case 9 before him
and fill my mouth with arguments.
23:5 I would know with what words 10 he would answer me,
and understand what he would say to me.
23:6 Would he contend 11 with me with great power?
No, he would only pay attention to me. 12
23:7 There 13 an upright person
could present his case 14 before him,
and I would be delivered forever from my judge.
The Inaccessibility and Power of God
23:8 “If I go to the east, he is not there,
and to the west, yet I do not perceive him.
I do not see him; 17
when he turns 18 to the south,
I see no trace of him.
23:10 But he knows the pathway that I take; 19
if he tested me, I would come forth like gold. 20
I have kept to his way and have not turned aside. 23
23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my allotted portion. 24
Whatever he 27 has desired, he does.
23:14 For he fulfills his decree against me, 28
and many such things are his plans. 29
23:15 That is why I am terrified in his presence;
when I consider, I am afraid because of him.
23:16 Indeed, God has made my heart faint; 30
the Almighty has terrified me.
23:17 Yet I have not been silent because of the darkness,
because of the thick darkness
that covered my face. 31