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Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
But indeed, I, unto the Almighty, would speak, and, to direct my argument unto GOD, would I be well pleased.
Appoint it, I pray thee - be thou surety for me with thyself, Who is there that, on my side, can pledge himself?
Oh that I knew where I might find him! I would come even unto his dwelling-place;
Lo! I am like thyself toward GOD, From clay, have I been nipped off, even I!
Then Yahweh responded to Job, out of a storm, and said: -
Lo! I am of no account, what shall I reply to thee? My hand, have I laid on my mouth:
My desire is, that the almighty would answer me
Thy hand - from off me, take thou far away, and, thy terror, let it not startle me!
Do me justice, O Yahweh, For, I, in my blamelessness, have walked, and, in Yahweh, have I trusted, I will not waver.
Wherefore, thy face, shouldst thou hide? Or count me, as an enemy to thee?
Yea he hath kindled against me his anger, and accounted me towards him like unto his adversaries;
Lo! occasions of hostility, would he find against me, He counteth me an enemy to him;
Be making agreement with thine adversary, quickly, while thou art with him, in the way, - lest once thine adversary deliver thee up unto the judge, and the judge, unto the officer, and, into prison, thou be cast.
But, in very deed, oh that GOD would speak, that he would open his lips with thee: