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19 Then Job answered and said:
And break me in pieces with words?
3 These ten times you have 1reproached me;
You are not ashamed that you 2have wronged me.
My error remains with me.
5 If indeed you aexalt yourselves against me,
And plead my disgrace against me,
6 Know then that bGod has wronged me,
And has surrounded me with His net.
7 “If I cry out concerning 3wrong, I am not heard.
If I cry aloud, there is no justice.
And He has set darkness in my paths.
9 dHe has stripped me of my glory,
And taken the crown from my head.
And I am gone;
My ehope He has uprooted like a tree.
And fHe counts me as one of His enemies.
And build up their road against me;
They encamp all around my tent.
13 “He ghas removed my brothers far from me,
And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
And my close friends have forgotten me.
Count me as a stranger;
I am an alien in their sight.
I beg him with my mouth.
And I am 5repulsive to the children of my own body.
18 Even hyoung children despise me;
I arise, and they speak against me.
19 iAll my close friends abhor me,
And those whom I love have turned against me.
20 jMy bone clings to my skin and to my flesh,
And I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
For the hand of God has struck me!
22 Why do you kpersecute me as God does,
And are not satisfied with my flesh?
Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!
With an iron pen and lead, forever!
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is 6destroyed, this I know,
That lin my flesh I shall see God,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my 7heart yearns within me!
Since the root of the matter is found in me,
For wrath brings the punishment of the sword,
That you may know there is a judgment.”
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