16 Then Job answered and said:
3 Shall 2words of wind have an end?
Or what provokes you that you answer?
If your soul were in my soul’s place.
I could heap up words against you,
And bshake my head at you;
And the comfort of my lips would relieve your grief.
And if I remain silent, how am I eased?
7 But now He has cworn me out;
You dhave made desolate all my company.
And it is a ewitness against me;
My leanness rises up against me
And bears witness to my face.
9 fHe tears me in His wrath, and hates me;
He gnashes at me with His teeth;
gMy adversary sharpens His gaze on me.
10 They hgape at me with their mouth,
They istrike me reproachfully on the cheek,
They gather together against me.
11 God jhas delivered me to the ungodly,
And turned me over to the hands of the wicked.
12 I was at ease, but He has kshattered me;
He also has taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces;
He has lset me up for His target,
He pierces my 3heart and does not pity;
He pours out my gall on the ground.
He runs at me like a 4warrior.
16 My face is 6flushed from weeping,
And on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
And my prayer is pure.
And nlet my cry have no resting place!
19 Surely even now omy witness is in heaven,
And my evidence is on high.
My eyes pour out tears to God.
21 pOh, that one might plead for a man with God,
As a man pleads for his 7neighbor!
I shall qgo the way of no return.
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