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1 Then Job 1answered,
3 “Is there no limit to awindy words?
Or what plagues you that you answer?
If 1I were in your place.
I could compose words against you
And ashake my head at you.
And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
6 “If I speak, amy pain is not lessened,
And if I hold back, what has left me?
7 “But now He has aexhausted me;
You have laid bwaste all my company.
aIt has become a witness;
And my bleanness rises up against me,
It testifies to my face.
He has bgnashed at me with His teeth;
10 “They have agaped at me with their mouth,
They have cmassed themselves against me.
And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.
12 “I was at ease, but aHe shattered me,
And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces;
He has also set me up as His btarget.
13 “His aarrows surround me.
Without mercy He splits my kidneys open;
He pours out bmy gall on the ground.
14 “He abreaks through me with breach after breach;
He bruns at me like a warrior.
15 “I have sewed asackcloth over my skin
And bthrust my horn in the dust.
16 “My face is flushed from aweeping,
bAnd deep darkness is on my eyelids,
17 Although there is no aviolence in my hands,
And bmy prayer is pure.
And let there be no resting place for my cry.
19 “Even now, behold, amy witness is in heaven,
As a man with his neighbor!
I shall go the way aof no return.
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