1: And Job answereth and saith: -- 2: I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters [are] ye all. 3: Is there an end to words of wind? Or what doth embolden thee that thou answerest? 4: I also, like you, might speak, If your soul were in my soul's stead. I might join against you with words, And nod at you with my head. 5: I might harden you with my mouth, And the moving of my lips might be sparing. 6: If I speak, my pain is not restrained, And I cease -- what goeth from me? 7: Only, now, it hath wearied me; Thou hast desolated all my company, 8: And Thou dost loathe me, For a witness it hath been, And rise up against me doth my failure, In my face it testifieth. 9: His anger hath torn, and he hateth me, He hath gnashed at me with his teeth, My adversary sharpeneth his eyes for me. 10: They have gaped on me with their mouth, In reproach they have smitten my cheeks, Together against me they set themselves. 11: God shutteth me up unto the perverse, And to the hands of the wicked turneth me over. 12: At ease I have been, and he breaketh me, And he hath laid hold on my neck, And he breaketh me in pieces, And he raiseth me to him for a mark. 13: Go round against me do his archers. He splitteth my reins, and spareth not, He poureth out to the earth my gall. 14: He breaketh me -- breach upon breach, He runneth upon me as a mighty one. 15: Sackcloth I have sewed on my skin, And have rolled in the dust my horn. 16: My face is foul with weeping, And on mine eyelids [is] death-shade. 17: Not for violence in my hands, And my prayer [is] pure. 18: O earth, do not thou cover my blood! And let there not be a place for my cry. 19: Also, now, lo, in the heavens [is] my witness, And my testifier in the high places. 20: My interpreter [is] my friend, Unto God hath mine eye dropped: 21: And he reasoneth for a man with God, And a son of man for his friend. 22: When a few years do come, Then a path I return not do I go.