8 Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive Him:
9 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:
10 But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot hath held His steps, His way have I kept, and not declined.
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.