1Then Job answered,
2"In truth I know that this is so;
But how can a (A)man be in the right before God?
3"If one wished to (B)dispute with Him,
He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
4"(C)Wise in heart and (D)mighty in strength,
Who has (E)defied Him without harm?
5"(F)It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how,
When He overturns them in His anger;
6Who (G)shakes the earth out of its place,
And its (H)pillars tremble;
7Who commands the (I)sun not to shine,
And sets a seal upon the stars;
8Who alone (J)stretches out the heavens
And (K)tramples down the waves of the sea;
9Who makes the (L)Bear, Orion and the Pleiades,
And the (M)chambers of the south;
10Who (N)does great things, unfathomable,
And wondrous works without number.
11"Were He to pass by me, (O)I would not see Him;
Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him.
12"Were He to snatch away, who could (P)restrain Him?
Who could say to Him, '(Q)What are You doing?'
13"God will not turn back His anger;
Beneath Him crouch the helpers of (R)Rahab.
14"How then can (S)I answer Him,
And choose my words before Him?
15"For (T)though I were right, I could not answer;
I would have to (U)implore the mercy of my judge.
16"If I called and He answered me,
I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.
17"For He (V)bruises me with a tempest
And multiplies my wounds without cause.
18"He will (W)not allow me to get my breath,
But saturates me with (X)bitterness.
19"If it is a matter of power, (Y)behold, He is the strong one!
And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
20"(Z)Though I am righteous, my mouth will (AA)condemn me;
Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.
21"I am (AB)guiltless;
I do not take notice of myself;
I (AC)despise my life.
22"It is all one; therefore I say,
'He (AD)destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'
23"If the scourge kills suddenly,
He (AE)mocks the despair of the innocent.
24"The earth (AF)is given into the hand of the wicked;
He (AG)covers the faces of its judges.
If it is not He, then who is it?
25"Now (AH)my days are swifter than a runner;
They flee away, (AI)they see no good.
26"They slip by like (AJ)reed boats,
Like an (AK)eagle that swoops on its prey.
27"Though I say, 'I will forget (AL)my complaint,
I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'
28I am (AM)afraid of all my pains,
I know that (AN)You will not acquit me.
29"I am accounted (AO)wicked,
Why then should I toil in vain?
30"If I should (AP)wash myself with snow
And cleanse (AQ)my hands with lye,
31Yet You would plunge me into the pit,
And my own clothes would abhor me.
32"For (AR)He is not a man as I am that (AS)I may answer Him,
That we may go to court together.
33"There is no (AT)umpire between us,
Who may lay his hand upon us both.
34"Let Him (AU)remove His rod from me,
And let not dread of Him terrify me.
35"Then I (AV)would speak and not fear Him;
But I am not like that in myself.
46Therefore He came again to (A)Cana of Galilee (B)where He had made the water wine And there was a royal official whose son was sick at (C)Capernaum.47When he heard that Jesus had come (D)out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48So Jesus said to him, "Unless you people see (E)signs and (F)wonders, you simply will not believe." 49The royal official said to Him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." 50Jesus said to him, "(G)Go; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off. 51As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. 52So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, "Yesterday at the [a]seventh hour the fever left him." 53So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives"; and he himself believed and (H)his whole household. 54This is again a (I)second sign that Jesus performed when He had (J)come out of Judea into Galilee. Footnotes:John 4:52 Perhaps 7 p.m. Roman time or 1 p.m. Jewish time