Bible: Job 23:8-17

The Inaccessibility and Power of God

23:8If I go to the east, he is not there,

and to the west, yet I do not perceive him.

23:9 In the north 1  when he is at work, 2 

I do not see him; 3 

when he turns 4  to the south,

I see no trace of him.

23:10 But he knows the pathway that I take; 5 

if he tested me, I would come forth like gold. 6 

23:11 My feet 7  have followed 8  his steps closely;

I have kept to his way and have not turned aside. 9 

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. 10 

23:13 But he is unchangeable, 11  and who can change 12  him?

Whatever he 13  has desired, he does.

23:14 For he fulfills his decree against me, 14 

and many such things are his plans. 15 

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; 16 

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. 17 

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