23 Job said in reply:
I would go to his place of dwelling.+
4 I would present my case before him
And fill my mouth with arguments;
5 I would learn how he would answer me
And take note of what he says to me.
6 Would he contend with me using his great power?
No, surely he would give me a hearing.+
7 There the upright one could set matters straight with him,
And I would be acquitted once and for all by my Judge.
8 But if I go east, he is not there;
And I return and I cannot find him.
9 When he is working on the left, I cannot look upon him;
Then he turns to the right, but I still do not see him.
After he has tested me, I will come out as pure gold.+
12 I have not departed from the commandment of his lips.
And he has many such things in store.
15 That is why I am anxious because of him;
When I think about him, my fear grows.
16 God has made me fainthearted,
And the Almighty has made me afraid.
17 But I have not yet been silenced by the darkness
Nor by the gloom that has covered my face.