15 Though I were innocent, I could not answer him;(A)
    I could only plead(B) with my Judge(C) for mercy.(D)

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15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

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They are higher(A) than the heavens(B) above—what can you do?
    They are deeper than the depths below(C)—what can you know?(D)

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It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

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13 Why do you complain to him(A)
    that he responds to no one’s words[a]?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 33:13 Or that he does not answer for any of his actions
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13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

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20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?(A) “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it,(B) ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[a](C)

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  1. Romans 9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9
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20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

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