Job 9:1-13 New International Version

Job's Inability to Answer God

9 1  Then Job replied: 2  "Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God? 3  Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand. 4  His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed? 5  He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger. 6  He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble. 7  He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. 8  He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. 9  He is the Maker of the Bear[1] and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. 10  He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. 11  When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him. 12  If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?' 13  God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.


[1] 9:9 Or "of Leo"

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