But how can a man be zin the right before God?
3 If one wished to acontend with him,
4 He is bwise in heart and mighty in strength
—who has chardened himself against him, and succeeded?—
6 who dshakes the earth out of its place,
and eits pillars tremble;
8 who alone fstretched out the heavens
the Pleiades jand the chambers of the south;
10 who does kgreat things beyond searching out,
11 Behold, he passes by me, and I lsee him not;
12 Behold, he snatches away; mwho can turn him back?
nWho will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’
beneath him bowed the helpers of oRahab.
15 rThough I am in the right, I cannot answer him;
and multiplies my wounds twithout cause;
19 If it is a contest of ustrength, behold, he is mighty!
20 Though I am in the right, wmy own mouth would condemn me;
21 I am xblameless; I regard not myself;
I yloathe my life.
‘He zdestroys both the blameless and the wicked.’
23 When adisaster brings sudden death,
he mocks at the calamity3 of the innocent.
24 bThe earth is given into the hand of the wicked;
he ccovers the faces of its judges—
dif it is not he, who then is it?
26 They go by like gskiffs of reed,
like han eagle swooping on the prey.
27 If I say, i‘I will forget my complaint,
I will put off my sad face, and jbe of good cheer,’
28 I become kafraid of all my suffering,
for I know you will not lhold me innocent.
29 I shall be mcondemned;
and ncleanse my hands with lye,
and my own clothes will oabhor me.
that we should pcome to trial together.
and let tnot dread of him terrify me.