Job 9:27-35

27If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint; I will put off my sad countenance and be of good cheer,’28I become afraid of all my suffering, for I know you will not hold me innocent.29I shall be condemned; why then do I labor in vain?30If I wash myself with soap and cleanse my hands with lye,31yet you will plunge me into filth, and my own clothes will abhor me.32For he is not a mortal, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together.33There is no umpire between us, who might lay his hand on us both.34If he would take his rod away from me, and not let dread of him terrify me,35then I would speak without fear of him, for I know I am not what I am thought to be.