Job 23 (asv)
23:2Even to-day is my complaint rebellious:
My stroke is heavier than my groaning.
23:3Oh that I knew where I might find him!
That I might come even to his seat!
23:4I would set my cause in order before him,
And fill my mouth with arguments.
23:5I would know the words which he would answer me,
And understand what he would say unto me.
23:6Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power?
Nay; but he would give heed unto me.
23:7There the upright might reason with him;
So should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
23:8Behold, I go forward, but he is not there;
And backward, but I cannot perceive him;
23:10But he knoweth the way that I take;
When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
23:11My foot hath held fast to his steps;
His way have I kept, and turned not aside.
23:12I have not gone back from the commandment of his lips;
I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
23:13But he is in one mind, and who can turn him?
And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
23:14For he performeth that which is appointed for me:
And many such things are with him.
23:15Therefore am I terrified at his presence;
When I consider, I am afraid of him.
And the Almighty hath terrified me;
23:17Because I was not cut off before the darkness,
Neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.