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2 I have heard many asuch things:
3 Shall †vain words have an end?
Or what cemboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
If your soul were in my soul’s stead,
I could heap up words against you,
And dshake mine head at you.
And the moving of my lips should asswage eyour grief.
And though I forbear, †what am I eased?
Thou hast made desolate all fmy company.
Beareth witness to my face.
He mgnasheth upon me with his teeth;
Mine enemy nsharpeneth his eyes upon me.
10 They have ogaped upon me with their mouth;
They phave smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully;
They have gathered themselves together against me.
And rturned me over into the hands of the wicked.
12 I was at ease, but he hath sbroken me asunder:
He hath also taken me by my neck, and tshaken me to pieces,
And set me up for his umark.
13 His warchers compass me round about,
He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare;
He xpoureth out my gall upon the ground.
14 He breaketh me with ybreach upon breach,
He runneth upon me like a giant.
And adefiled my horn in the dust.
16 My face bis foul with weeping,
And on my eyelids is cthe shadow of death;
17 dNot for any injustice in mine hands:
Also my prayer is pure.
18 O earth, ecover not thou my blood,
And let fmy cry have no place.
19 Also now, behold, gmy witness is in heaven,
And my record is †on high.
20 My friends †scorn me:
But mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
21 O that one might hplead for a man with God,
As a man pleadeth for his ||neighbour!
22 When †a few years are come,
Then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.
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