Job 23

LITV(i) 1 And Job answered and said: 2 Even today my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy over my groaning. 3 Oh that I knew where I might find Him, I would come into His seat; 4 I would order my cause before Him, and I would fill my mouth with arguments. 5 I would know the words He would answer me, and understand what He would say to me. 6 Would He plead against me with greatness of strength? No, surely He would put it in me. 7 There the righteous might reason with Him; and I would be forever delivered from my Judge. 8 Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I do not see Him; 9 to the left where He works, but I cannot see; He turns to the right, but I do not see Him . 10 But He knows the way with me. When I am tried, I shall come forth as gold. 11 My foot has held fast in His steps; I have kept His way and have not turned; 12 nor have I departed from the command of His lips; I treasured the words of His mouth more than my portion. 13 But He is in one mind, and who can turn Him? Yea, His soul desires, and He does it . 14 For He fulfilled my lot, and many like these are with Him. 15 On account of this I am troubled from His presence; I consider, and am in dread of Him. 16 For God makes my heart weak, and the Almighty troubles me. 17 In this I was not cut off by darkness; yea, He covered the thick darkness from my face.