9:34. Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me.
9:35. I will speak, and will not fear him: for I cannot answer while I am in fear.
Job Chapter 10
10:1. My soul is weary of my life, I will let go my speech against myself, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
10:2. I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so?
10:3. Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
10:4. Hast thou eyes of flesh: or, shalt thou see as man seeth?
10:5. Are thy days as the days of man, and are thy years as the times of men:
10:6. That thou shouldst inquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin?
10:7. And shouldst know that I have done no wicked thing, whereas there is no man that can deliver out of thy hand?
10:8. Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about, and dost thou thus cast me down headlong on a sudden?
10:9. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, and thou wilt bring me into dust.
10:10. Hast thou not milked me as milk, and curdled me like cheese?
10:11. Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh: thou hast put me together with bones and sinews:
10:12. Thou hast granted me life and mercy, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.
10:13. Although thou conceal these things in thy heart, yet I know that thou rememberest all things.
10:14. If I have sinned, and thou hast spared me for an hour: why dost thou not suffer me to be clean from my iniquity?
10:15. And if I be wicked, woe unto me: and if just, I shall not lift up my head, being filled with affliction and misery.
10:16. And for pride thou wilt take me as a lioness, and returning, thou tormentest me wonderfully.
10:17. Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest thy wrath upon me, and pains war against me.
10:18. Why didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? O that I had been consumed, that eye might not see me!
10:19. I should have been as if I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.
10:20. Shall not the fewness of my days be ended shortly? Suffer me, therefore, that I may lament my sorrow a little:
10:21. Before I go and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death:
10:22. A land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth.
Job Chapter 11
Sophar reproves Job, for justifying himself, and invites him to repentance.
11:1. Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said:
11:2. Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?
11:3. Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?
11:4. For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight.
11:5. And I wish that God would speak with thee, and would open his lips to thee,
11:6. That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.
11:7. Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly?
11:8. He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?
11:9. The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
11:10. If he shall overturn all things, or shall press them together, who shall contradict him?
11:11. For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it?
11:12. A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.
11:13. But thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to him.
11:14. If thou wilt put away from thee the iniquity that is in thy hand, and let not injustice remain in thy tabernacle:
11:15. Then mayst thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear.
11:16. Thou shalt also forget misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away.
11:17. And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star.
11:18. And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure.
11:19. Thou shalt rest, and there shall be none to make thee afraid: and many shall entreat thy face.
11:20. But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul.
Job Chapter 12
Job's reply to Sophar. He extols God's power and wisdom.
12:1. Then Job answered, and said: