'O God' in the Bible
When their time of feasting had concluded, Job would rise early in the morning to send for them and consecrate them to God. He would offer a burnt offering for each one, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children sinned by cursing God in their hearts." Job did this time and again.
and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."
In all this Job sinned not, nor ascribed anything unseemly to God.
Can any mortal be righteous to God? Can any human being be pure to his maker?
"But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,
O God, remember that my life is but a breath. I will never again see good.
Yet, if, thou thyself, wilt diligently seek unto GOD, - and, unto the Almighty, wilt make supplication;
"I know it is so of a truth: for how may a man, compared unto God, be justified?
He takes away and who can hinder God? Who can say to God: 'What are you doing?'
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; Show me wherefore thou contendest with me.
You say to God: 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'
It seems that I am to be as one who is a cause of laughing to his neighbour, one who makes his prayer to God and is answered! the upright man who has done no wrong is to be made sport of!
The dwellings of robbers prosper; those who provoke God are [apparently] secure; God supplies them abundantly [who have no god but their own hands and power].
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.
But indeed, I, unto the Almighty, would speak, and, to direct my argument unto GOD, would I be well pleased.
Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.
Only two things, O God, do with me: Then from Thy face I am not hidden.
[O God] turn from him [and cease to watch him so pitilessly]; let him rest until he has accomplished as does a hireling the appointed time for his day.
You even undermine piety and hinder prayer to God.
that thou dost reply unto God with thy spirit and bring forth such words out of thy mouth?
My friends laugh me to scorn, but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Shall he teach knowledge to God? and he will judge those lifted up.
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
Who said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do to us?
"Therefore reconcile thee unto God, and be content, so shall all things prosper with thee right well.
For, then, in the Almighty, shalt thou take exquisite delight, and shalt lift up - unto GOD - thy face;
"Dominion and awesome might belong to God; he establishes peace in his heights.
But how may a man compared unto God be justified? Or, how can he be clean, that is born of a woman?
Behold, even the moon has no brightness [compared to God's glory] and the stars are not pure in His sight -- "
Will he take delight in the Ruler of all, and make his prayer to God at all times?
That too, had been a judicial iniquity, For I should have been false to GOD, above.
"Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.
Let him pray to God and he will accept him; he will appear before him with joyful shouts!"
For this, ye men of heart, hear to me: far be it to God from doing evil; and the Almighty from iniquity.
For, unto no man, doth he appoint a repetition, - in going unto GOD in judgment;
For has any said to God, I have borne [chastisement], I will not offend [any more].
For he doth add to his sin, Transgression among us he vomiteth, And multiplieth his sayings to God.
If you are righteous, what do you give to God, or what does he receive from your hand?
Also God will not hear vanity, and the Almighty will not look upon it
Has it been relayed to God that I want to talk? Can a person speak when he is confused?"
Who will prepare for the raven his food? for his young will cry to God; they will wander without food.
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