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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