The King James Version Bible

Job 9:23-35

  1. If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.

  2. The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

  3. Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

  4. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

  5. If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

  6. I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

  7. If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?

  8. If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

  9. Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.

  10. For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.

  11. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

  12. Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

  13. Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.