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Bvt Iob answered and sayd,
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Though my talke be this day in bitternes, and my plague greater then my groning,
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Would God yet I knew how to finde him, I would enter vnto his place.
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I would pleade the cause before him, & fill my mouth with arguments.
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I would knowe the wordes, that he would answere me, & would vnderstand what he would say vnto me.
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Would he plead against me with his great power?
No, but he would put strength in me.
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There the righteous might reason with him, so I shoulde be deliuered for euer from my Iudge.
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Behold, if I go to the East, he is not there: if to the West, yet I can not perceiue him:
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If to the North where he worketh, yet I cannot see him: he wil hide himselfe in the South, and I cannot beholde him.
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But he knoweth my way, & trieth mee, and I shal come forth like the gold.
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My foote hath followed his steps: his way haue I kept, and haue not declined.
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Neyther haue I departed from the commandement of his lippes, and I haue esteemed the words of his mouth more then mine appointed foode.
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Yet he is in one minde, & who can turne him?
yea, he doeth what his minde desireth.
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For he will performe that, which is decreed of me, and many such things are with him.
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Therefore I am troubled at his presence, & in considering it, I am afraid of him.
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For God hath softened mine heart, & the Almightie hath troubled me.
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For I am not cut off in darknesse, but he hath hid the darkenesse from my face.