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{Then when} the days of the feast had run their course, {Job would send}, and he would sanctify them. Thus he would arise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings [according to] the number of all of them, because Job thought, "Perhaps my children have sinned and {cursed} God in their heart." This is what Job used to do {all the time}.

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

This is what Job said:

Wherefore have knees been before me? And what are breasts, that I suck?

along with kings and counselors of the earth, who used to build for themselves what are now only ruins,

For a fear I feared and it meeteth me, And what I was afraid of doth come to me.

If one says a word, will it be a weariness to you? but who is able to keep from saying what is in his mind?

So the poor hath what he hopeth for, and unrighteousness stoppeth her mouth.

This is what we have searched out; it is true. Hear and heed it and know for yourself [for your good].

What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.

If only my request would be granted
and God would provide what I hope for:

At least I could still take comfort and rejoice in unceasing anguish, for I didn't conceal what the Holy One has to say.

What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

So this is what you have now become to me.
When you see something dreadful, you are afraid.

Now then, let your eyes be turned to me, for truly I will not say what is false to your face.

Is there wrong on my tongue? Cannot my taste discern what is destructive?

I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

Does God pervert justice?
Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

So how am I to answer him, choosing what I am to say to him?

If I summoned Him and He answered me,
I do not believe He would pay attention to what I said.

I have done no wrong; I give no thought to what becomes of me; I have no desire for life.

Then I would say what is in my mind without fear of him; for there is no cause of fear in myself.

I will say to God, Do not put me down as a sinner; make clear to me what you have against me.

What profit is it to you to be cruel, to give up the work of your hands, looking kindly on the design of evil-doers?

"But what if God were to speak? What if he were to talk with you,

And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, how that they are the double of what is realised; and know that +God passeth by much of thine iniquity!

What thing of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD made them?

Truly, there is no building up of what is pulled down by him; when a man is shut up by him, no one may let him loose.

He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light.

Surely I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue and reason my case with God [that He may explain the conflict between what I believe of Him and what I see of Him].

Will you say in God's name what is not right, and put false words into his mouth?

Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

For what shall I lift up my flesh in my teeth, and shall I put my soul in my hand?

Give ear with care to my words, and keep what I say in your minds.

What is he that will go to law with me? For if I hold my tongue, I shall die.

What is the number of my evil-doings and my sins? give me knowledge of them.

But as for man; when he is dead, perished and consumed away, what becometh of him?

"{What is worse}, you yourself are doing away with fear, and you are lessening meditation {before} God.

Your iniquity teaches you what to say,
and you choose the language of the crafty.

Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,

I will shew thee, listen to me; and what I have seen I will declare;

What wise men have not hid but have freely communicated; it was told to them by their fathers,

He does not get wealth for himself, and is unable to keep what he has got; the heads of his grain are not bent down to the earth.

Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray,
for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

"I've heard many things like this. What miserable comforters you all are!

and encourage you with what I have to say; my words of comfort would lessen your pain.

What helpeth then my long tarrying? Or, who will fulfill the thing that I look for?

How long will it be before you have done talking? Get wisdom, and then we will say what is in our minds.

There shall dwell in his tent, what is naught-of-his, Let brimstone be strewed over his dwelling;

"How long do you intend to keep torturing me and trying to break me by what you're saying?

"If you say, 'How shall we persecute him?' And 'What pretext for a case against him can we find?'

yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung; those who have seen him shall say, What is become of him?

He is giving back what he laboured for, And doth not consume it; As a bulwark is his exchange, and he exults not.

Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.

All darkness is laid up for his treasures: a fire not blown shall devour him; it shall feed upon what is left in his tent.

This is what the wicked person inherits from God; it is the inheritance that God appoints for him."

Let me say what is in my mind, and after that, go on making sport of me.

"How oft shall the candle of the wicked be put out? How oft cometh their destruction upon them? Oh what sorrow shall God give them for their part in his wrath!

For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

"Yes, I know what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.

For ye say, What is of the house of the prince, and what of the tent of the habitation of the wicked?

Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

How then, can you console me so worthlessly? What is left of your answers is treachery."

Is it any advantage to the Almighty that thou art righteous? Or what doth it profit him, that thy ways are perfect?

And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

“Surely our opponents are destroyed,
and fire has consumed what they left behind.”

Then, look what thou takest in hand: he shall make it to prosper with thee, and the light shall shine in thy ways.

I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

For he will perform what is appointed for me; and many such things are with him.

And if it is not so, now, who will make it clear that my words are false, and that what I say is of no value?

What -- thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!

What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.

With whose assistance have you uttered these words? And whose spirit [inspired what] came forth from you?