- Loe, mine eye hath seene all this, mine eare hath heard and vnderstood it.
- What yee know, the same doe I know also, I am not inferiour vnto you.
- Surely I would speake to the Almighty, & I desire to reason with God.
- But ye are forgers of lies, yee are all Physicians of no value.
- O that you would altogether hold your peace, & it should be your wisdome.
- Heare now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.
- Wil you speake wickedly for God?
and talke deceitfully for him?
- Will ye accept his person?
Will yee contend for God?
- Is it good that hee should search you out?
or as one man mocketh another, doe ye so mocke him?
- He will surely reprooue you, if yee doe secretly accept persons.
- Shall not his excellencie make you afraid?
and his dread fall vpon you?
- Your remembrances are like vnto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
- Hold your peace, let me alone that I may speake, and let come on me what will.
- Wherefore doe I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
- Though hee slay mee, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintaine mine owne wayes before him.
- Hee also shall be my saluation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
- Heare diligently my speach, and my declaration with your eares.
- Behold now, I haue ordered my cause, I know that I shall be iustified.
- Who is hee that will plead with me?
for now if I hold my tongue, I shall giue vp the ghost.
- Only doe not two things vnto me: then will I not hide my selfe from thee.
- Withdrawe thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make mee afraid.
- Then call thou, and I will answere: or let me speake, and answere thou mee.
- How many are mine iniquities and sinnes?
make mee to knowe my transgression, and my sinne.
- Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemie?
- Wilt thou breake a leafe driuen to and fro?
and wilt thou pursue the drie stubble?
- For thou writest bitter things against mee, and makest me to possesse the iniquities of my youth.
- Thou puttest my feete also in the stockes, and lookest narrowly vnto all my pathes;
thou settest a print vpon the heeles of my feete.
- And hee, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten.