Job 23

Then Job answered and said,
respondens autem Iob dixit
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
nunc quoque in amaritudine est sermo meus et manus plagae meae adgravata est super gemitum meum
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
quis mihi tribuat ut cognoscam et inveniam illum et veniam usque ad solium eius
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
ponam coram eo iudicium et os meum replebo increpationibus
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
ut sciam verba quae mihi respondeat et intellegam quid loquatur mihi
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
nolo multa fortitudine contendat mecum nec magnitudinis suae mole me premat
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
proponat aequitatem contra me et perveniat ad victoriam iudicium meum
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
si ad orientem iero non apparet si ad occidentem non intellegam eum
On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
si ad sinistram quid agat non adprehendam eum si me vertam ad dextram non videbo illum
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
ipse vero scit viam meam et probavit me quasi aurum quod per ignem transit
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
vestigia eius secutus est pes meus viam eius custodivi et non declinavi ex ea
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
a mandatis labiorum eius non recessi et in sinu meo abscondi verba oris eius
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
ipse enim solus est et nemo avertere potest cogitationem eius et anima eius quodcumque voluerit hoc facit
For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
cum expleverit in me voluntatem suam et alia multa similia praesto sunt ei
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
et idcirco a facie eius turbatus sum et considerans eum timore sollicitor
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Deus mollivit cor meum et Omnipotens conturbavit me
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
non enim perii propter inminentes tenebras nec faciem meam operuit caligo