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Job’s final speech (part b): Job 29–31

Finally, Job pleaded again with God for mercy. He genuinely didn’t understand what he had done wrong to deserve such harsh treatment, asking when he had refused to look after the needy, lusted after anything, or committed any other sin.

30:20 “I cry to you, O God, but you don’t answer. I stand before you, but you don’t even look.

But God seems to be have been silent, and Job could only plead for a hearing.

31:37 “If only someone would listen to me!  Look, I will sign my name to my defence. Let the Almighty answer me.  Let my accuser write out the charges against me. I would face the accusation proudly.  I would wear it like a crown. For I would tell him exactly what I have done.  I would come before him like a prince.