Know now that +God hath overthrown me, and hath surrounded me with his net.
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my judgment:
And ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear then, house of Israel. Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
Behold, I cry out of wrong, and I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
But if our unrighteousness commend God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak according to man.
Doth God pervert judgment, and the Almighty pervert justice?
Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty!
Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just?
Yea, surely, God acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment.
To shew that Jehovah is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Far be the thought.
Thus saith Jehovah: What injustice have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and become vain?