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Job 23:1-7

Job's Defense

I'm Completely in the Dark

1-7Job replied:

"I'm not letting up—I'm standing my ground.

My complaint is legitimate.

God has no right to treat me like this—

it isn't fair!

If I knew where on earth to find him,

I'd go straight to him.

I'd lay my case before him face-to-face,

give him all my arguments firsthand.

I'd find out exactly what he's thinking,

discover what's going on in his head.

Do you think he'd dismiss me or bully me?

No, he'd take me seriously.

He'd see a straight-living man standing before him;

my Judge would acquit me for good of all charges.

8-9"I travel East looking for him—I find no one;

then West, but not a trace;

I go North, but he's hidden his tracks;

then South, but not even a glimpse.