13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire a to
reason with God.
(a) For although he knew that God was just, which was
revealed in his ordinary working and another in his
secret counsel, yet he uttered his affection to God,
because he was not able to understand the reason he
13:4 But ye [are] forgers of lies, ye [are] all b physicians
of no value.
(b) You do not well apply your medicine to the disease.
13:7 Will ye speak c wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully
(c) He condemns their zeal, who did not have knowledge, nor
regarded they to comfort him, but always granted on
God's justice, as though it was not evidently seen in
Job, unless they had undertaken the probation of it.
13:12 Your d remembrances [are] like unto ashes, your bodies
to bodies of clay.
(d) Your fame will come to nothing.
13:14 Wherefore do I e take my flesh in my teeth, and put my
life in mine hand?
(e) Is not this a revealed sign of my affliction and that
I do not complain without cause, seeing that I am thus
tormented as though I should tear my own flesh, and
put my life in danger?
13:16 He also [shall be] my salvation: for an f hypocrite
shall not come before him.
(f) By which he declares that he is not a hypocrite as
they charged him.
13:18 Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I shall
be g justified.
(g) That is, cleared and not cut off for my sins, as you
13:19 Who [is] he [that] will plead h with me? for now, if I
hold my tongue, I shall i give up the ghost.
(h) To prove that God punishes me for my sins.
(i) If I do not defend my cause, every man will condemn
13:21k Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread
make me afraid.
(k) He shows what these two things are.
13:23 How many [are] l mine iniquities and sins? make me to
know my transgression and my sin.
(l) His pangs move him to reason with God, not denying
that he had sinned: but he desired to understand what
his great sins were that he deserved such rigor, in
which he sinned by demanding a reason from God why he
13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me
to possess m the iniquities of my youth.
(m) You punish me now for the sins that I committed in my
13:27 Thou puttest my feet also in the n stocks, and lookest
narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the
heels of my feet.
(n) You make me your prisoner, and so press me that I
cannot stir hand or foot.