Job 23 - World English Bible with Hebrew
1 Then Job answered,
1 וַיַּ֥עַן אִיֹּ֗וב וַיֹּאמַֽר׃
2 "Even today is my complaint rebellious. His hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
2 גַּם־הַ֭יֹּום מְרִ֣י שִׂחִ֑י יָ֝דִ֗י כָּבְדָ֥ה עַל־אַנְחָתִֽי׃
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat!
3 מִֽי־יִתֵּ֣ן יָ֭דַעְתִּי וְאֶמְצָאֵ֑הוּ אָ֝בֹ֗וא עַד־תְּכוּנָתֹֽו׃
4 I would set my cause in order before him, And fill my mouth with arguments.
4 אֶעֶרְכָ֣ה לְפָנָ֣יו מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּ֝פִ֗י אֲמַלֵּ֥א תֹוכָחֹֽות׃
5 I would know the words which he would answer me, And understand what he would tell me.
5 אֵ֭דְעָה מִלִּ֣ים יַעֲנֵ֑נִי וְ֝אָבִ֗ינָה מַה־יֹּ֥אמַר לִֽי׃
6 Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.
6 הַבְּרָב־כֹּ֖חַ יָרִ֣יב עִמָּדִ֑י לֹ֥א אַךְ־ה֝֗וּא יָשִׂ֥ם בִּֽי׃
7 There the upright might reason with him, So I should be delivered forever from my judge.
7 שָׁ֗ם יָ֭שָׁר נֹוכָ֣ח עִמֹּ֑ו וַאֲפַלְּטָ֥ה לָ֝נֶ֗צַח מִשֹּׁפְטִֽי׃
8 "If I go east, he is not there; If west, I can't find him;
8 הֵ֤ן קֶ֣דֶם אֶהֱלֹ֣ךְ וְאֵינֶ֑נּוּ וְ֝אָחֹ֗ור וְֽלֹא־אָבִ֥ין לֹֽו׃
9 He works to the north, but I can't see him; He turns south, but I can't catch a glimpse of him.
9 שְׂמֹ֣אול בַּעֲשֹׂתֹ֣ו וְלֹא־אָ֑חַז יַעְטֹ֥ף יָ֝מִ֗ין וְלֹ֣א אֶרְאֶֽה׃
10 But he knows the way that I take. When he has tried me, I shall come forth like gold.
10 כִּֽי־יָ֭דַע דֶּ֣רֶךְ עִמָּדִ֑י בְּ֝חָנַ֗נִי כַּזָּהָ֥ב אֵצֵֽא׃
11 My foot has held fast to his steps. His way have I kept, and not turned aside.
11 בַּ֭אֲשֻׁרֹו אָחֲזָ֣ה רַגְלִ֑י דַּרְכֹּ֖ו שָׁמַ֣רְתִּי וְלֹא־אָֽט׃
12 I haven't gone back from the commandment of his lips. I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
12 מִצְוַ֣ת פָתָיו וְלֹ֣א אָמִ֑ישׁ מֵ֝חֻקִּ֗י צָפַ֥נְתִּי אִמְרֵי־פִֽיו׃
13 But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.
13 וְה֣וּא בְ֭אֶחָד וּמִ֣י יְשִׁיבֶ֑נּוּ וְנַפְשֹׁ֖ו אִוְּתָ֣ה וַיָּֽעַשׂ׃
14 For he performs that which is appointed for me. Many such things are with him.
14 כִּ֭י יַשְׁלִ֣ים חֻקִּ֑י וְכָהֵ֖נָּה רַבֹּ֣ות עִמֹּֽו׃
15 Therefore I am terrified at his presence. When I consider, I am afraid of him.
15 עַל־כֵּ֭ן מִפָּנָ֣יו אֶבָּהֵ֑ל אֶ֝תְבֹּונֵ֗ן וְאֶפְחַ֥ד מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃
16 For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.
16 וְ֭אֵל הֵרַ֣ךְ לִבִּ֑י וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י הִבְהִילָֽנִי׃
17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, Neither did he cover the thick darkness from my face.
17 כִּֽי־לֹ֣א נִ֭צְמַתִּי מִפְּנֵי־חֹ֑שֶׁךְ וּ֝מִפָּנַ֗י כִּסָּה־אֹֽפֶל׃