1: And Job answered and said, 2: How long will ye vex my soul, and crush me with words? 3: These ten times have ye reproached me; ye are not ashamed to stupefy me. 4: And be it [that] I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself. 5: If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and prove against me my reproach, 6: Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath surrounded me with his net. 7: Behold, I cry out of wrong, and I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no judgment. 8: He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths. 9: He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. 10: He breaketh me down on every side, and I am gone; and my hope hath he torn up as a tree. 11: And he hath kindled his anger against me, and hath counted me unto him as one of his enemies. 12: His troops have come together and cast up their way against me, and have encamped round about my tent. 13: He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are quite estranged from me. 14: My kinsfolk have failed, and my known friends have forgotten me. 15: The sojourners in my house and my maids count me as a stranger; I am an alien in their sight. 16: I called my servant, and he answered not; I entreated him with my mouth. 17: My breath is strange to my wife, and my entreaties to the children of my [mother's] womb. 18: Even young children despise me; I rise up, and they speak against me. 19: All my intimate friends abhor me, and they whom I loved are turned against me. 20: My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. 21: Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me. 22: Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? 23: Oh would that my words were written! oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24: That with an iron style and lead they were graven in the rock for ever! 25: And [as for] me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and the Last, he shall stand upon the earth; 26: And [if] after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see God; 27: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another: -- my reins are consumed within me. 28: If ye say, How shall we persecute him? when the root of the matter is found in me, 29: Be ye yourselves afraid of the sword! for the sword is fury against misdeeds, that ye may know there is a judgment.