Job 6:29

29 a  Please turn; let no injustice be done.
Turn now; my vindication is at stake.

Job 10:2

2I will say to God, Do not b  condemn me;
let me know why you c  contend against me.

Job 10:7

7although you d  know that I am not guilty,
and there is e  none to deliver out of your hand?

Job 13:15

15 f  Though he slay me, I will g  hope in him;
Or Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope

yet I will i  argue my ways to his face.

Job 23:7

7There an upright man could argue with him,
and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.

Job 27:4-6

4my lips will not speak j  falsehood,
and my tongue will not utter k  deceit.
5Far be it from me to say that you are right;
till I die I will not put away my l  integrity from me.
6I m  hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go;
my heart does not n  reproach me for any of my days.

Job 29:11-17

11When the ear heard, it called me blessed,
and when the eye saw, it approved,
12because I o  delivered the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to help him.
13 p  The blessing of him who was q  about to perish came upon me,
and I caused r  the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
14I s  put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
my justice was like a robe and t  a turban.
15I was u  eyes to the blind
and feet to the lame.
16I was a father to the needy,
and I searched out v  the cause of him whom I did not know.
17I w  broke x  the fangs of the unrighteous
and made him drop his prey from his teeth.

Job 31

Job’s Final Appeal

1 “I have made a covenant with my y  eyes;
how then could I gaze at a virgin?
2What would be z  my portion from God above
and aa  my heritage from the Almighty on high?
3Is not calamity for the unrighteous,
and disaster for the workers of iniquity?
4 ab  Does not he see my ways
and ac  number all my steps?
5 If I have walked with falsehood
and my foot has hastened to deceit;
6(Let me be ad  weighed in a just balance,
and let God know my integrity!)
7if my step has turned aside from the way
and ae  my heart has gone after my eyes,
and if any af  spot has stuck to my hands,
8then let me ag  sow, and another eat,
and let what grows for me
Or  let my descendants
be rooted out.
9 If my heart has been enticed toward a woman,
and I have ai  lain in wait at my neighbor’s door,
10then let my wife aj  grind for another,
and let others ak  bow down on her.
11For that would be a heinous crime;
that would be an iniquity al  to be punished by the judges;
12for that would be a fire am  that consumes as far as Abaddon,
and it would burn to the root all my increase.
13 If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant,
when they brought a complaint against me,
14what then shall I do when God rises up?
When he an  makes inquiry, what shall I answer him?
15Did ao  not he who made me in the womb make him?
And did not one fashion us in the womb?
16 If I have ap  withheld anything that the poor desired,
or have aq  caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
17or have eaten my morsel alone,
and the fatherless has not eaten of it
18(for from my youth the fatherless
Hebrew he
grew up with me as with a father,
and from my mother’s womb I guided the widow
Hebrew her
),
19if I have seen anyone at  perish for au  lack of clothing,
or the needy without av  covering,
20if his body has not aw  blessed me,
Hebrew  if his loins have not blessed me

and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
21if I have raised my hand against ay  the fatherless,
because I saw my help in az  the gate,
22then let my shoulder blade fall from my shoulder,
and let my arm be broken from its socket.
23For I was ba  in terror of calamity from God,
and I could not have faced his bb  majesty.
24 bc  “If I have made gold my bd  trust
or called be  fine gold my confidence,
25if I have bf  rejoiced because my wealth was abundant
or because bg  my hand had found much,
26 bh  if I have looked at the sun
Hebrew  the light
when it shone,
or bj  the moon moving in splendor,
27and my heart has been secretly enticed,
and my mouth has kissed my hand,
28this also would be bk  an iniquity to be punished by the judges,
for I would have been false to God above.
29 If I have bl  rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me,
or exulted when evil overtook him
30( bm  I have not let my mouth sin
by asking for his life with a curse),
31if the men of my tent have not said,
Who is there that has not been filled with his bn  meat?’
32( bo  the sojourner has not lodged in the street;
I have opened my doors to the traveler),
33if I bp  have concealed my transgressions bq  as others do
Or  as Adam did

by hiding my iniquity in my heart,
34because I stood in great fear of bs  the multitude,
and the contempt of families terrified me,
so that I kept silence, and did not go out of doors
35Oh, that I had one to hear me!
(Here is my signature! Let the Almighty bt  answer me!)
Oh, that I had bu  the indictment written by my adversary!
36Surely I would carry it on my bv  shoulder;
I would bw  bind it on me as bx  a crown;
37I would give him an account of all my steps;
like a prince I would approach him.
38 If my land has cried out against me
and its furrows have wept together,
39 by  if I have eaten its yield without payment
and made its owners bz  breathe their last,
40let ca  thorns grow instead of wheat,
and foul weeds instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended.

Job 33:9

9You say, ‘I am cb  pure, without cc  transgression;
I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.
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