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Let him take from off me his rod, and, his terror, let it not startle me:
But indeed, I, unto the Almighty, would speak, and, to direct my argument unto GOD, would I be well pleased.
Oh that I knew where I might find him! I would come even unto his dwelling-place;
Oh that I had one to hear me, Lo! my crossmark, May, the Almighty, answer me! And would that, a book, mine opponent had written!
And Yahweh responded to Job, and said: -
Whatsoever one may be, long ago, was he called by his name, and it is known that it is - Son of Earth, - he cannot, therefore, contend with one stronger than he.
Alas for him who contendeth with his Fashioner, - A potsherd, should contend with the potsherds of the ground! Shall it be said by the clay, unto him that is fashioning it, What wouldst thou make? Or, thy work say, of thee, He hath no hands?
O man! Who, nevertheless, art, thou, that art answering again unto God? Shall the thing formed say unto him that formed it - Why didst thou make me thus?