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Would he contend with me in the greatness of his strength?
No, but he himself[a] would give heed to me.
There an upright person could reason with him,
and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.
“When I go forward, he is not there,[b]
or[c] backward, I cannot see him.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Job 23:6 Emphatic personal pronoun
  2. Job 23:8 Literally “and there is not he,” or “and he is not”
  3. Job 23:8 Hebrew “and”
  4. Job 23:8 Hebrew “and I cannot see him”

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