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Job 13


Job Says His Friends' Proverbs Are Ashes

Job 13:1   "Behold, my eye has seen all this, My ear has heard and understood it.
Job 13:2   "What you know I also know; I am not inferior to you.
Job 13:3   "But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.
Job 13:4   "But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians.
Job 13:5   "O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!
Job 13:6   "Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.
Job 13:7   "Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?
Job 13:8   "Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God?
Job 13:9   "Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
Job 13:10   "He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.
Job 13:11   "Will not His majesty terrify you, And the dread of Him fall on you?
Job 13:12   "Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

Job Is Sure He Will Be Vindicated

Job 13:13   "Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.
Job 13:14   "Why should I take my flesh in my teeth And put my life in my hands?
Job 13:15   "Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
Job 13:16   "This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.
Job 13:17   "Listen carefully to my speech, And let my declaration fill your ears.
Job 13:18   "Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.
Job 13:19   "Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.
Job 13:20   "Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:
Job 13:21   Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.
Job 13:22   "Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then reply to me.
Job 13:23   "How many are my iniquities and sins? Make known to me my rebellion and my sin.
Job 13:24   "Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?
Job 13:25   "Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?
Job 13:26   "For You write bitter things against me And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
Job 13:27   "You put my feet in the stocks And watch all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet,
Job 13:28   While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
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