Know that God has overthrown and put me in the wrong and has closed His net about me.
As God lives, Who has taken away my right and denied me justice, and the Almighty, Who has vexed and embittered my life,
For Job has said, I am [innocent and uncompromisingly] righteous, but God has taken away my right;
Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not fair and just. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not My way fair and just? Are not your ways unfair and unjust?
Yet your people say, The way of the Lord is not perfect or even just; but as for them, it is their own way that is not perfect or even just.
Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not perfect or [even] just. O you house of Israel, I will judge you, every one according to his own ways!
Behold, I cry out, Violence! but I am not heard; I cry aloud for help, but there is no justice.
But if our unrighteousness thus establishes and exhibits the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust and wrong to inflict His wrath upon us [Jews]? I speak in a [purely] human way.
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
Who has appointed God His way? Or who can say, You have done unrighteousness?
Therefore hear me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God that He should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that He should commit iniquity.
Is it possible that an enemy of right should govern? And will you condemn Him Who is just and mighty?
Truly God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
[They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
What shall we conclude then? Is there injustice upon God's part? Certainly not!
Thus says the Lord: What unrighteousness did your fathers find in Me, that they went far from Me and [habitually] went after emptiness, falseness, and futility and themselves became fruitless and worthless?