- Then Iob answered, and said,
- Euen to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heauier then my groning.
- O that I knewe where I might find him!
that I might come euen to his seate!
- I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
- I would know the words which he would answere me, and vnderstand what he would say vnto me.
- Will he plead against me with his great power?
No, but hee would put strength in me.
- There the righteous might dispute with him;
so should I be deliuered for euer from my Iudge.
- Behold, I goe forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceiue him:
- On the left hand where hee doeth worke, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himselfe on the right hand, that I cannot see him.
- But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
- My foot hath held his steps, his way haue I kept, and not declined.
- Neither haue I gone backe from the commaundement of his lippes, I haue esteemed the words of his mouth more then my necessary food.
- But hee is in one minde, and who can turne him?
and what his soule desireth, euen that he doeth.
- For he performeth the thing that is appointed for mee: and many such things are with him.
- Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
- For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
- Because I was not cut off before the darknes, neither hath he couered the darknes from my face.