19 Then Job replied:
2 “How long will you tormento me
and crushp me with words?
shamelessly you attack me.
my errors remains my concern alone.
5 If indeed you would exalt yourselves above met
and use my humiliation against me,
6 then know that God has wronged meu
7 “Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response;x
8 He has blocked my way so I cannot pass;a
he has shrouded my paths in darkness.b
and removed the crown from my head.e
10 He tears me downf on every side till I am gone;
11 His angeri burns against me;
he counts me among his enemies.j
12 His troops advance in force;k
they build a siege rampl against me
and encamp around my tent.m
13 “He has alienated my familyn from me;
my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.o
my closest friendsp have forgotten me.
they look on me as on a stranger.
though I beg him with my own mouth.
I am loathsomes to my own family.
18 Even the little boyst scorn me;
when I appear, they ridicule me.u
those I love have turned against me.x
20 I am nothing but skin and bones;y
I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.a
21 “Have pity on me, my friends,z have pity,
for the hand of God has strucka me.
Will you never get enough of my flesh?d
that they were written on a scroll,e
or engraved in rock forever!g
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.d
with my own eyesk—I, and not another.
How my heart yearnsl within me!
28 “If you say, ‘How we will houndm him,
since the root of the trouble lies in him,g’
for wrath will bring punishment by the sword,n
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