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20 Even though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me;
even though I am blameless, yet[a] it would pronounce me guilty.
21 “I am blameless; I do not care about myself;[b]
I loathe my life.
22 It is all one; therefore I say,
‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’

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Footnotes

  1. Job 9:20 Hebrew “and”
  2. Job 9:21 Perhaps the meaning is “but it makes no difference to me” (NLT)

20 Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me;
    if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.(A)

21 “Although I am blameless,(B)
    I have no concern for myself;(C)
    I despise my own life.(D)
22 It is all the same; that is why I say,
    ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’(E)

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