1 “Look, I have seen all this with my own eyes
and heard it with my own ears, and now I understand.
You are no better than I am.
I want to argue my case with God himself.
As physicians, you are worthless quacks.
That’s the wisest thing you could do.
pay attention to my arguments.
Do you make your dishonest arguments for his sake?
Will you argue God’s case for him?
Can you fool him as easily as you fool people?
if you secretly slant your testimony in his favor.
Doesn’t your fear of him overwhelm you?
Your defense is as fragile as a clay pot.
Let me speak, and I will face the consequences.
and take my life in my own hands?
I am going to argue my case with him.
If I were, I could not stand before him.
Hear me out.
I will be proved innocent.
And if you prove me wrong, I will remain silent and die.
Job Asks How He Has Sinned
and then I will be able to face you.
and don’t terrify me with your awesome presence.
Or let me speak to you, and you reply.
Show me my rebellion and my sin.
Why do you treat me as your enemy?
Would you chase dry straw?
and bring up all the sins of my youth.
You examine all my paths.
You trace all my footprints.
like a moth-eaten coat.
Job, 13 chapter. New Living Translation.