New American Standard Bible
Job Says His Friends Proverbs Are Ashes
1Behold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood it.
2What you know I also know;
3But I would speak to the Almighty,
4But you smear with lies;
5O that you would be completely silent,
6Please hear my argument
7Will you speak what is unjust for God,
8Will you show partiality for Him?
9Will it be well when He examines you?
10He will surely reprove you
11Will not His majesty terrify you,
12Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
14Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
15Though He slay me,
16This also will be my salvation,
17Listen carefully to my speech,
18Behold now, I have prepared my case;
19Who will contend with me?
20Only two things do not do to me,
21Remove Your hand from me,
22Then call, and I will answer;
23How many are my iniquities and sins?
24Why do You hide Your face
25Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?
26For You write bitter things against me
27You put my feet in the stocks
28While I am decaying like a rotten thing,