There is no arbiter between us
[lit. there is not a man between us to judge/decide]
who might lay his hand on us both.
Let him take his rod away from me,
and let not dread of him terrify me.
Then I would speak without fear of him,
for I am not so in myself.
--Job 9:33-35 (cf. 33:23-24)
There is one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
--1 Timothy 2:5
We are not so in ourselves. Without an arbiter, we speak with fear of him; dread of him terrifies us. Without a mediator, his rod is on us. Jesus the mediator lays a hand on both God and us. He takes his nail-scarred hands and clasps together our hand with God's happily outstretched arm.