Job, Chapter 19

19:1 Then Job answered and said,
19:2 How long will you+ vex my soul, And break me in pieces with words?
19:3 These ten times you+ have reproached me: You+ are not ashamed that you+ deal harshly with me.
19:4 And if indeed I have erred, My error remains with myself.
19:5 If indeed you+ will magnify yourselves against me, And plead against me my reproach;
19:6 Know now that God has subverted me [in my cause], And has surrounded me with his net.
19:7 Look, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry for help, but there is no justice.
19:8 He has walled up my way that I can't pass, And has set darkness in my paths.
19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, And taken the crown from my head.
19:10 He has broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope he has plucked up like a tree.
19:11 He has also kindled his wrath against me, And he counts me to him as [one of] his adversaries.
19:12 His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent.
19:13 He has put my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.
19:14 My kinsfolk have failed, And my familiar friends have forgotten me.
19:15 Those who dwell in my house, and my female slaves, count me for a stranger; I am an alien in their sight.
19:16 I call to my slave, and he gives me no answer, [Though] I plead to him with my mouth.
19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, And my supplication to the sons of my own mother.
19:18 Even young children despise me; If I arise, they speak against me.
19:19 All my familiar friends are disgusted by me, And they whom I loved are turned against me.
19:20 My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, And I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.
19:21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you+ my companions; For the hand of God has touched me.
19:22 Why 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!
19:24 That with an iron pen and lead They were engraved in the rock forever!
19:25 But as for me I know that my Redeemer lives, And at last he will stand up on the earth:
19:26 And after my skin, [even] this [body], is destroyed, Then without my flesh will I see God;
19:27 Whom I, even I, will see, on my side, And my eyes will behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed inside me.
19:28 If you+ say, How we will persecute him! And that the root of the matter is found in me;
19:29 Be+ afraid of the sword: For wrath [brings] the punishments of the sword, That you+ may know there is a judgment.

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