2 Oh that my agrief were throughly weighed,
3 For now it would be heavier than bthe sand of the sea:
4 For dthe arrows of the Almighty are within me,
The poison whereof drinketh up my spirit:
eThe terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Or loweth the ox over his gfodder?
Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Are as my sorrowful meat.
8 Oh that I might have hmy request;
And that God would grant me †the thing that I long for!
That he would let loose his hand, and kcut me off!
Yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: llet him not spare;
And what is mine end, that I should oprolong my life?
Or is my flesh †of brass?
And is pwisdom driven quite from me?
But he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
15 My brethren rhave dealt deceitfully as a brook,
And sas the stream of brooks they pass away;
And wherein the snow is hid:
17 What time they wax warm, †they vanish:
18 The paths of their way tare turned aside;
They go to unothing, and perish.
19 The troops of xTema looked,
The companies of ySheba waited for them.
20 They were zconfounded because they had hoped;
They came thither, and were zashamed.
Ye see my casting down, and are afraid.
Or, Give a reward for me of your asubstance?
Or, Redeem me from the hand of the bmighty?
And cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
25 How cforcible are right words!
But what doth your arguing reprove?
And the speeches of one that is ddesperate, which are as wind?
27 Yea, †ye overwhelm the fatherless,
And ye edig a pit for your friend.
28 Now therefore be content, flook upon me;
For it is †evident unto you if I lie.
29 gReturn, I pray you, let it not be iniquity;
Yea, return again, my righteousness is ||in it.
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