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Job 23 - NIV


1 Then Job replied:


“Even today my complaint is bitter;
his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.

3 If only I knew where to find him;
if only I could go to his dwelling!

4 I would state my case before him
and fill my mouth with arguments.

5 I would find out what he would answer me,
and consider what he would say to me.

6 Would he vigorously oppose me?
No, he would not press charges against me.

7 There the upright can establish their innocence before him,
and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.


“But if I go to the east, he is not there;
if I go to the west, I do not find him.

9 When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;
when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.

10 But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

11 My feet have closely followed his steps;
I have kept to his way without turning aside.

12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.


“But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?
He does whatever he pleases.

14 He carries out his decree against me,
and many such plans he still has in store.

15 That is why I am terrified before him;
when I think of all this, I fear him.

16 God has made my heart faint;
the Almighty has terrified me.

17 Yet I am not silenced by the darkness,
by the thick darkness that covers my face.


a. Job 23:2 Or heavy on me in
b. Job 23:2 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew / the hand on me

Sermons on Job 23 More sermons: Job 23

Thomas Swope avatar
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 23: 1 – 17
Series: Job
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 322
Toby Powers avatar
LORD, ARE YOU THERE? Job 23:1-10
Shared by: Toby Powers on Oct, 2014
Summary: Job, in his troubles sought the Lord, but it seemed quite difficult to reach him. There are times we all face this same trouble. What do we do about it? Can we be assured that he is with us, even when we cannot seem to touch him?
Scripture: Job 23:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,128
Bob Phillips avatar
When the way gets rough, Turn to Jesus!
Shared by: Bob Phillips on Jun, 2014
Summary: Try to remember that no matter what Satan, the world, or this life throws at you, turn to the one who can see you through it all, and never give up on his promise to never leave or forsake you.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 23:2-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 695
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Hope in the Midst of Trials
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: Facing up to the LORD from within our own personal darkness.
based on 7 ratings
Views: 1,088
Tom Shepard avatar
Seven Examples of Testing (rewritten)
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2013
Summary: This is an update version of this sermon that I had written several years ago.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-10
Views: 3,855
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2013
Summary: Your steely faith, commitment, sturdy determination and passionate love for God is proved and revealed during times of severe crisis!
Scripture: Job 23:10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 260
Harold Miller, Jr. avatar
I Dream of Genie
Shared by: Harold Miller, Jr. on May, 2013
Summary: A reminder that God is not a cosmic genie in a bottle!
Scripture: Job 23:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,009
William  Wyne avatar
Trusting in the God Who Knows
Shared by: William Wyne on Feb, 2012
Summary: There is a God who knows what is best for us from beginning to end.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,248
Wayne Lawson avatar
All You Can Eat
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Jul, 2010
Summary: We find this Old Testament writer in our Scripture Text this morning alluding to the importance of What We Eat Spiritually – he talks to us about the importance of the feeding process. It parallels an “All You Can Eat Buffet.”
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:11-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,711
Clair Sauer avatar
All Is Not Lost
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Oct, 2009
Summary: We comes to points of deep darkness in our lives, but if we can hold fast to faith, we can keep hope.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 15,595
Ralph Andrus avatar
Light In Darkness.
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Sep, 2009
Summary: ❶ Two Kinds of Spiritual Darkness 1. Darkness as a result of sin 2. Darkness of the unknown ❷ Walking in Darkness ❸ How to Walk in Darkness
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-1:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,166
Gerald Steffy avatar
Shared by: Gerald Steffy on Aug, 2009
Summary: Proposition: When you are suffering, it is easier to agonize over the loss of God’s outward blessing and proper relationship to God Himself, than keep an upbeat attitude and keep from sinning in one’s inward spirit.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 23:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 359
Jerry Watts avatar
When You Can't Find God
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Jul, 2009
Summary: From the the life of Job we can learn what to do when God is silent.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,868
Tyler Edwards avatar
The Glory of God in Suffering
Shared by: Tyler Edwards on Apr, 2009
Summary: Why do bad things happen to good people?
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:3-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,692
Steve Ely avatar
Survivorman Part 1
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: Livin’ Thru The Dry Times. Learn survival lessons and tips.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 723
Joseph Smith avatar
A Completed Appointment
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2008
Summary: Funeral sermon for Alfred Bailey, long-term chair of the church Building and Grounds Committee, civic activist, and Martin Luther King Memorial founder. His unfinished tasks and his missed appointments are completed by a God who gave him many assignments
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 23:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,276
Tom Shepard avatar
Standing In Awe Of God - Job Chapter Twenty Three
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Dec, 2007
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter tewnty three.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Views: 3,411
Jeff Pearce avatar
Shared by: Jeff Pearce on Nov, 2007
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,194
Howard Strickland avatar
When God Seems Distant
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Oct, 2007
Summary: When God seems to be miles away He’s doing His best work!
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 4,074
Brian Buriff avatar
Buried Treasure
Shared by: Brian Buriff on Jun, 2007
Summary: With the movie theme Pirates Of The Caribbean, discover how Job not only obeyed God’s Word, but TREASURED God’s Word more than food, more than life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 883
Brian Atwood avatar
Where Is God When I'm Hurting?
Shared by: Brian Atwood on Mar, 2007
Summary: Suffering is never easy, but understanding what God is up to helps us cooperate with Him in the process of using our pain for good results.
based on 61 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 15,472
Greg Nance avatar
From the Devil's Depths to Divine Deliverance
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jan, 2007
Summary: Job’s misery was a rough path to a grand finale. Job was God’s man for the mission of putting Satan in his place. Wealth, health, family and friends are no foundation on which to stand, only faith.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-42:17
Views: 17,764
W. Alderman avatar
Shared by: W. Alderman on Jan, 2007
Summary: This message shows God’s higher purpose in letting us go through trials...
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,253
Allen Patterson avatar
Finding Faith in Hard Times
Shared by: Allen Patterson on Nov, 2006
Summary: Keeping our Faith in the face of emotional turmoil
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:10-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,061
Tom Shepard avatar
Seven Examples of Testing In the Bible
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Oct, 2006
Summary: This sermon looks at seven examples of how people were tested in the Bible.
based on 88 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-10
Views: 89,565
Scott Carmer avatar
Evidence of Things Not Seen
Shared by: Scott Carmer on Oct, 2006
Summary: Throughout his trials, Job called on his foundation of faith to cling to the evidence of God’s love even when it was not seen.
Scripture: Job 23:1-9
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,529
Ralph Andrus avatar
Faith Can Survive When There Is Silence.
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Oct, 2006
Summary: How Job handled God’s silence
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 23:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 665
Monty Newton avatar
Going Through a Long Dark Tunnel
Shared by: Monty Newton on Oct, 2006
Summary: It takes faith to keep trying... to keep believing God is active in yourlife.
Scripture: Job 23:1-10
Views: 1,127
Robbie Parsons avatar
Suffering With God
Shared by: Robbie Parsons on Oct, 2006
Summary: In the middle of intense suffering, Job proclaims that God knows and takes notice of our suffering. He also tells us that God is in control of the suffering. Lastly, we will see that God rewards endurance.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:8-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 366
Tim Parsons avatar
The softing of the heart
Shared by: Tim Parsons on Aug, 2006
Summary: This sermon deals with softing our heart and a look at Job and see what we can learn
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Job 23:1-17
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 796