Chapter 19

JOB.19:1 Then Job answered and said:
JOB.19:2 “How long will you torment my soul, And break me in pieces with words?
JOB.19:3 These ten times you have reproached me; You are not ashamed that you have wronged me.
JOB.19:4 And if indeed I have erred, My error remains with me.
JOB.19:5 If indeed you exalt yourselves against me, And plead my disgrace against me,
JOB.19:6 Know then that God has wronged me, And has surrounded me with His net.
JOB.19:7 “If I cry out concerning wrong, I am not heard. If I cry aloud, there is no justice.
JOB.19:8 He has fenced up my way, so that I cannot pass; And He has set darkness in my paths.
JOB.19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, And taken the crown from my head.
JOB.19:10 He breaks me down on every side, And I am gone; My hope He has uprooted like a tree.
JOB.19:11 He has also kindled His wrath against me, And He counts me as one of His enemies.
JOB.19:12 His troops come together And build up their road against me; They encamp all around my tent.
JOB.19:13 “He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
JOB.19:14 My relatives have failed, And my close friends have forgotten me.
JOB.19:15 Those who dwell in my house, and my maidservants, Count me as a stranger; alien in their sight.
JOB.19:16 I call my servant, but he gives no answer; I beg him with my mouth.
JOB.19:17 My breath is offensive to my wife, And I am repulsive to the children of my own body.
JOB.19:18 Even young children despise me; I arise, and they speak against me.
JOB.19:19 All my close friends abhor me, And those whom I love have turned against me.
JOB.19:20 My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh, And I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
JOB.19:21 “Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me!
JOB.19:22 Why do you persecute me as God does, And are not satisfied with my flesh?
JOB.19:23 “Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!
JOB.19:24 That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever!
JOB.19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
JOB.19:26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
JOB.19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
JOB.19:28 If you should say, ‘How shall we persecute him?’ -Since the root of the matter is found in me,
JOB.19:29 Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment.”


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