35-37"Oh, if only someone would give me a hearing!
I've signed my name to my defense—let the
Almighty One answer!
I want to see my indictment in writing.
Anyone's welcome to read my defense;
I'll write it on a poster and carry it around town.
I'm prepared to account for every move I've ever made—
to anyone and everyone, prince or pauper.
38-40"If the very ground that I farm accuses me,
if even the furrows fill with tears from my abuse,
If I've ever raped the earth for my own profit
or dispossessed its rightful owners,
Then curse it with thistles instead of wheat,
curse it with weeds instead of barley."
The words of Job to his three friends were finished.