Job 19

19 Then Job answered and said,

How long will ye vex my soul,

And break me in pieces with words?

These aten times have ye reproached me:

Ye are not ashamed that ye ||make yourselves strange to me.

And be it indeed that I have erred,

Mine error remaineth with myself.

If indeed ye will bmagnify yourselves against me,

And plead against me my reproach:

Know now that God hath coverthrown me,

And hath compassed me with his net.

Behold, dI cry out of ||wrong, but I am not heard:

dI cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

eHe hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass,

And he hath set darkness in my paths.

fHe hath stripped me of my glory,

And taken gthe crown from my head.

10  He hath destroyed me on every side, and hI am gone:

And mine hope hath he removed like a tree.

11  He hath also kindled his wrath against me,

And he icounteth me unto him as one of his enemies.

12  jHis troops come together,

And kraise up their way against me,

And encamp round about my ltabernacle.

13  He hath put my mbrethren far from me,

And mine nacquaintance are verily estranged from me.

14  My okinsfolk have failed,

And my pfamiliar friends have forgotten me.

15  They that qdwell in mine house, and my maids,

Count me for a stranger:

I am an alien in their sight.

16  I called my servant, and he gave me no answer;

I intreated him with my mouth.

17  rMy breath is strange to my wife,

Though I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body.

18  Yea, ||young children despised me;

I arose, and sthey spake against me.

19  tAll my inward friends abhorred me:

And they whom I loved are turned against me.

20  uMy bone cleaveth to my skin ||and to my flesh,

And I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

21  xHave pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends;

For ythe hand of God hath touched me.

22  Why do ye zpersecute me as God,

And aare not satisfied with my flesh?

23  Oh that my words were now written!

Oh that they bwere printed in a cbook!

24  That they were graven dwith an iron pen and lead

In the rock efor ever!

25  For fI know that my gredeemer liveth,

And that he shall stand at hthe latter day iupon the earth:

26  ||And though after my skin worms kdestroy this body,

Yet lin my flesh shall I see God:

27  Whom I shall see mfor myself,

And mine eyes shall behold, and not another;

||Though my reins nbe consumed within me.

28  oBut ye should say, Why ppersecute we him,

||Seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

29  Be ye afraid of qthe sword:

For wrath bringeth rthe punishments of the sword,

That ye may know sthere is a judgment.

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