World English Bible
Job, Chapter 19

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