1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
13:1 ¶ Behold my eye hath seen all these things, and my ear hath heard them, and I have understood them all.
13:2 According to your knowledge I also know: neither am I inferior to you.
13:3 But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
13:4 Having first shewn that you are forgers of lies, and maintainers of perverse opinions.
13:5 And I wish you would hold your peace, that you might be thought to be wise men.
13:6 Hear ye therefore my reproof, and attend to the judgment of my lips.
13:7 Hath God any need of your lie, that you should speak deceitfully for him?
13:8 Do you accept this person, and do you endeavour to judge for God?
13:9 Or shall it please him, from whom nothing can be concealed? or shall he be deceived as a man, with your deceitful dealings?
13:10 He shall reprove you, because in secret you accept his person.
13:11 As soon as he shall move himself, he shall trouble you: and his dread shall fall upon you.
13:12 Your remembrance shall be compared to ashes, and your necks shall be brought to clay.
13:13 Hold your peace a little while, that I may speak whatsoever my mind shall suggest to me.
13:14 Why do I tear my flesh with my teeth, and carry my soul in my hands?
13:15 Although he should kill me, I will trust in him: but yet I will reprove my ways in his sight.
13:16 And he shall be my saviour: for no hypocrite shall come before his presence.
13:17 Hear ye my speech, and receive with your ears hidden truths.
13:18 If I shall be judged, I know that I shall be found just.
13:19 Who is he that will plead against me? let him come: why am I consumed holding my peace?
13:20 Two things only do not to me, and then from thy face I shall not be hid:
13:21 Withdraw thy hand far from me, and let not thy dread terrify me.
13:22 Call me, and I will answer thee: or else I will speak, and do thou answer me.
13:23 How many are my iniquities and sins? make me know my crimes and offenses.
13:24 Why hidest thou thy face, and thinkest me thy enemy?
13:25 Against a leaf, that is carried away with the wind, thou shewest thy power, and thou pursuest a dry straw.
13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume me for the sins of my youth.
13:27 Thou hast put my feet in the stocks, and hast observed all my paths, and hast considered the steps of my feet:
13:28 Who am to be consumed as rottenness, and as a garment that is motheaten.
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