23:1 icapshen Iob answered, and said,  
23:2 Euen to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heauier then my groning. Margin Note
23:3 O that I knewe where I might find him! that I might come euen to his seate!  
23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.  
23:5 I would know the words which he would answere me, and vnderstand what he would say vnto me.  
23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No, but hee would put strength in me.  
23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be deliuered for euer from my Iudge.  
23:8 Behold, I goe forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceiue him:  
23:9 On the left hand where hee doeth worke, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himselfe on the right hand, that I cannot see him.  
23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Margin Note
23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way haue I kept, and not declined.  
23:12 Neither haue I gone backe from the commaundement of his lippes, I haue esteemed the words of his mouth more then my necessary food. Margin Note
23:13 But hee is in one minde, and who can turne him? and what his soule desireth, euen that he doeth.  
23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for mee: and many such things are with him.  
23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.  
23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:  
23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darknes, neither hath he couered the darknes from my face.