'Before God' in the Bible
And the day will be and the sons of God will come to stand before God, and also the adversary will come in the midst of them.
Can mortal man be just before God, or be more right than He is? Can a man be pure before his Maker, or be more cleansed than He is?
"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
Yes, I know it is true. But how can mortal man be right before God?
Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty and argue my case before God.
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
How then can man be justified and righteous before God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be pure and clean?
Sheol is naked before God , And Abaddon hath no covering.
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.
Behold, before God I am as thou; I also am formed out of the clay.
For he sayeth, 'Though a man be good, yet is he naught before God.'
For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.