Job longs to see God
||Then Job answered and said,
||Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
||Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
||I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
||I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
||Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
||There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
God observes our ways
||Behold, I go forward, but he is not there: and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
||On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
||But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
||My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
||Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
God's decree is unwavering
||But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
||For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
||Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
||For God maketh my heart soft and the Almighty troubleth me:
||Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.