The Book of Job (WEB)
19: 1Then Job answered,
19:2"How long will you torment me,
And crush me with words?
19:3You have reproached me ten times.
You aren't ashamed that you attack me.
19:4If it is true that I have erred,
My error remains with myself.
19:5If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me,
And plead against me my reproach;
19:6Know now that God has subverted me,
And has surrounded me with his net.
19:7"Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard:
I cry for help, but there is no justice.
19:8He has walled up my way so that I can't pass,
And has set darkness in my paths.
19:9He has stripped me of my glory,
And taken the crown from my head.
19:10He has broken me down on every side, and I am gone.
My hope he has plucked up like a tree.
19:11He has also kindled his wrath against me.
He counts me among his adversaries.
19:12His troops come on together,
Build a siege ramp against me,
And encamp around my tent.
19:13"He has put my brothers far from me.
My acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.
19:14My relatives have gone away.
My familiar friends have forgotten me.
19:15Those who dwell in my house, and my maids, count me for a stranger.
I am an alien in their sight.
19:16I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer;
I beg him with my mouth.
19:17My breath is offensive to my wife.
I am loathsome to the children of my own mother.
19:18Even young children despise me.
If I arise, they speak against me.
19:19All my familiar friends abhor me.
They whom I loved have turned against me.
19:20My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh.
I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
19:21"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends;
For the hand of God has touched me.
19:22Why do you persecute me as God,
And are not satisfied with my flesh?
19:23"Oh that my words were now written!
Oh that they were inscribed in a book!
19:24That with an iron pen and lead
They were engraved in the rock forever!
19:25But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives.
In the end, he will stand upon the earth.
19:26After my skin is destroyed,
Then in my flesh shall I see God,
19:27Whom I, even I, shall see on my side.
My eyes shall see, and not as a stranger.
"My heart is consumed within me.
19:28If you say, 'How we will persecute him!'
Because the root of the matter is found in me,
19:29Be afraid of the sword,
For wrath brings the punishments of the sword,
That you may know there is a judgment."
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