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|1 Behold, mine eye has seen these things, and mine ear has heard [them]. 2 And I know all that ye too know; and I have not less understanding than you. 3 Nevertheless I will speak to the Lord, and I will reason before him, if he will. 4 But ye are all bad physicians, and healers of diseases. 5 But would that ye were silent, and it would be wisdom to you in the end. 6 But hear ye the reasoning of my mouth, and attend to the judgment of my lips. 7 Do ye not speak before the Lord, and utter deceit before him? 8 Or will ye draw back? nay, do ye yourselves be judges. 9 For [it were] well if he would thoroughly search you: for though doing all things [in your power] ye should attach yourselves to him, 10 he will not reprove you at all the less: but if moreover ye should secretly respect persons, 11 shall not his whirlpool sweep you round, and terror from him fall upon you? 12 And your glorying shall prove in the end to you like ashes, and your body [like a body] of clay. 13 Be silent, that I may speak, and cease from [mine] anger, 14 while I may take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand. 15 Though the Mighty One should lay hand upon me, forasmuch as he has begun, verily I will speak, and plead before him. 16 And this shall turn to me for salvation; for fraud shall have no entrance before him. 17 Hear, hear ye my words, for I will declare in your hearing. 18 Behold, I am near my judgment: I know that I shall appear evidently just. 19 For who is he that shall plead with me, that I should now be silent, and expire? 20 But grant me two things: then I will not hide myself from thy face. 21 Withhold [thine] hand from me: and let not thy fear terrify me. 22 Then shalt thou call, and I will hearken to thee: or thou shalt speak, and I will give thee an answer. 23 How many are my sins and my transgressions? teach me what they are. 24 Wherefore hidest thou thyself from me, and deemest me thine enemy? 25 Wilt thou be startled [at me], as [at] a leaf shaken by the wind? or wilt thou set thyself against me as against grass borne upon the breeze? 26 for thou hast written evil things against me, and thou hast compassed me with the sins of my youth. 27 And thou hast placed my foot in the stocks; and thou hast watched all my works, and hast penetrated my heels. 28 [I am as] that which waxes old like a bottle, or like a moth-eaten garment.||
ΙΔΟΥ ταῦτα ἑώρακέ μου ὁ ὀφθαλμὸς καὶ ἀκήκοέ μου τὸ οὖς· 2 καὶ οἶδα ὅσα καὶ ὑμεῖς ἐπίστασθε, καὶ οὐκ ἀσυνετώτερός εἰμι ὑμῶν. 3 οὐ μὴν δὲ ἀλλ᾿ ἐγὼ πρὸς Κύριον λαλήσω, ἐλέγξω δὲ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ἐὰν βούληται. 4 ὑμεῖς δέ ἐστε ἰατροὶ ἄδικοι καὶ ἰαταὶ κακῶν πάντες. 5 εἴη δὲ ὑμῖν κωφεῦσαι, καὶ ἀποβήσεται ὑμῖν εἰς σοφίαν. 6 ἀκούσατε ἔλεγχον τοῦ στόματός μου, κρίσιν δὲ χειλέων μου προσέχετε. 7 πότερον οὐκ ἔναντι Κυρίου λαλεῖτε, ἔναντι δὲ αὐτοῦ φθέγγεσθε δόλον; 8 ἦ ὑποστελεῖσθε; ὑμεῖς δὲ αὐτοὶ κριταὶ γίνεσθε. 9 καλόν γε, ἐὰν ἐξιχνιάσῃ ὑμᾶς· εἰ γὰρ τὰ πάντα ποιοῦντες προστεθήσεσθε αὐτῷ, 10 οὐθὲν ἧττον ἐλέγξει ὑμᾶς· εἰ δὲ καὶ κρυφῇ πρόσωπα θαυμάσεσθε, 11 πότερον οὐχὶ δεινὰ αὐτοῦ στροβήσει ὑμᾶς, φόβος δὲ παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐπιπεσεῖται ὑμῖν; 12 ἀποβήσεται δὲ ὑμῶν τὸ γαυρίαμα ἴσα σποδῷ, τὸ δὲ σῶμα πήλινον. 13 κωφεύσατε, ἵνα λαλήσω καὶ ἀναπαύσωμαι θυμοῦ 14 ἀναλαβὼν τὰς σάρκας μου τοῖς ὀδοῦσι, ψυχὴν δέ μου θήσω ἐν χειρί. 15 ἐάν με χειρώσηται ὁ δυνάστης, ἐπεὶ καὶ ἦρκται, ἦ μὴν λαλήσω καὶ ἐλέγξω ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ· 16 καὶ τοῦτό μοι ἀποβήσεται εἰς σωτηρίαν, οὐ γὰρ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ δόλος εἰσελεύσεται. 17 ἀκούσατε ἀκούσατε τὰ ῥήματά μου, ἀναγγελῶ γὰρ ὑμῶν ἀκουόντων. 18 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐγγύς εἰμι τοῦ κρίματός μου, οἶδα ἐγὼ ὅτι δίκαιος ἀναφανοῦμαι· 19 τίς γάρ ἐστιν ὁ κριθησόμενός μοι, ὅτι νῦν κωφεύσω καὶ ἐκλείψω; 20 δυοῖν δέ μοι χρήσῃ· τότε ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου οὐ κρυβήσομαι. 21 τὴν χεῖρα ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἀπέχου, καὶ ὁ φόβος σου μή με καταπλησσέτω. 22 εἶτα καλέσεις, ἐγὼ δέ σοι ὑπακούσομαι· ἢ λαλήσεις, ἐγὼ δέ σοι δώσω ἀνταπόκρισιν. 23 πόσαι εἰσὶν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι μου καὶ ἀνομίαι μου; δίδαξόν με τίνες εἰσί. 24 διατί ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ κρύπτῃ, ἥγησαι δέ με ὑπεναντίον σοι; 25 ἦ ὡς φύλλον κινούμενον ὑπὸ ἀνέμου εὐλαβηθήσῃ ἢ ὡς χόρτῳ φερομένῳ ὑπὸ πνεύματος ἀντίκεισαί μοι; 26 ὅτι κατέγραψας κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ κακά, περιέθηκας δέ μοι νεότητος ἁμαρτίας, 27 ἔθου δέ μου τὸν πόδα ἐν κωλύματι, ἐφύλαξας δέ μου πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εἰς δὲ ρίζας τῶν ποδῶν μου ἀφίκου· 28 ὃ παλαιοῦται ἴσα ἀσκῷ ἢ ὥσπερ ἱμάτιον σητόβρωτον.
Read about the texts witnessed only in the Septuagint:
Letter of Aristeas (including also full text in Greek and English) ||| Sirach, Wisdom, Letter of Jeremiah ||| Maccabees 1, 2, 3 and 4 ||| Additional texts witnessed by the Septuagint to the book of Daniel ||| 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh ||| Judith, Baruch
Reference address : https://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/septuagint/chapter.asp?book=25&page=13