Job 13

Nana, kua kitea katoatia tenei e toku kanohi, kua rongo toku taringa, kua mohio. Ko ta koutou e mohio na, ko taku ano tena e mohio nei: kahore hoki ahau i hoki iho i a koutou. Ina, e whai kupu ano ahau ki te Kaha Rawa: a e hiahia ana ki te korerorero ki te Atua. Ko koutou ia, he hunga tito i te teka, he rata horihori noa koutou katoa. Te pai na, me i mutu rawa a koutou korero! Ko to koutou whakaaro nui hoki tena. Tena ra, whakarongo mai ki taku tautohe, maharatia nga whawhai a oku ngutu. Me tautoko ta te Atua ki te kupu kino? me tautoko ranei tana ki te tinihanga? Ka whakapai kanohi koia koutou ki a ia? Ma koutou ranei ta te Atua tautohe? He pai ranei kia rapua ta koutou e ia? E maminga ranei koutou ki a ia, e pera me tetahi ka maminga nei ki te tangata? 10 He pono ka whakahe ia ki a koutou ki te whakapai puku koutou i te kanohi. 11 E kore ranei koutou e mataku ki tona nui? E kore ranei te wehi ki a ia e tau ki a koutou? 12 Ko a koutou pepeha nunui he whakatauki no te pungarehu, ko o koutou parepare he parepare paru.

13 Kati te korero, waiho noa iho ahau, kia korero ai ahau, ahakoa pa mai te aha ki ahau. 14 He aha oku kikokiko i ngaua ai e oku niho? He aha toku wairua i waiho ai e ahau i roto i toku ringa? 15 Ahakoa whakamate noa ia i ahau, ka tatari tonu ahau ki a ia: otiia ka mau tonu ahau ki oku ara i tona aroaro. 16 Ko tenei hoki hei oranga moku; e kore hoki te tangata atuakore e tae mai ki tona aroaro. 17 Ata whakarongo ki aku korero: kia anga mai o koutou taringa ki taku e whakapuaki nei. 18 Na kua takoto taku mo te whakawa; e mohio ana ahau he tika ahau. 19 Ko wai ia hei totohe ki ahau? Ka whakarongo puku hoki ahau aianei, a ka hemo ahau. 20 Engari kaua nga mea e rua e meatia mai ki ahau; katahi ahau ka kore e huna i ahau i tou mata. 21 Kia matara atu tou ringa ki tawhiti i ahau; a kaua ahau e whakawehia e te mataku ki a koe. 22 Ko reira, mau e karanga, a maku e whakao atu; maku ranei e korero, a mau e whakahoki kupu mai ki ahau.

23 Ka hia ra oku kino, oku hara? Meinga ahau kia matau ki toku he me toku hara. 24 He aha tou mata i huna ai e koe? He aha ahau i kiia ai e koe he hoariri? 25 E kapokapohia ranei e koe te pakawha e puhia haeretia ana? E whaia ranei e koe te papapa maroke? 26 Kei te tuhituhi na hoki koe i nga mea kawa moku, e mea ana hoki kia riro mai i ahau nga he o toku taitamarikitanga. 27 Karapitia iho e koe oku waewae ki te rakau, he mea tohu nau oku ara katoa, a he mea tuhi nau oku takahanga waewae tawhio noa: 28 Ahakoa toku rite kei te mea pirau, e memeha noa ana, kei te kakahu e kainga ana e te purehurehu.

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