Job 19 CSB

Job's Reply to Bildad

1 Then Job answered:

References for Job 19:1

      2 How long will you torment me and crush me with words?a

      References for Job 19:2

        • a 19:2 - Jb 8:2; 15:3; 16:4
          3 You have humiliated me ten timesb now, and you mistreatc me without shame.

          References for Job 19:3

            • b 19:3 - Gn 31:7; Nm 14:22
            • c 19:3 - Hb obscure
              4 Even if it is true that I have sinned, my mistake concerns onlyd me.

              References for Job 19:4

                • d 19:4 - Lit mistake lives with
                  5 If you really want to appear superior to me and would use my disgrace as evidence against me,e

                  References for Job 19:5

                    • e 19:5 - Ps 38:16; Zph 2:8,10
                      6 then understand that it is God who has wronged me and caught me in His net.f

                      References for Job 19:6

                        • f 19:6 - Ec 9:12; Lm 3:5,9; Ezk 12:13
                          7 I cry out: Violence! but get no response; I call for help, but there is no justice.g

                          References for Job 19:7

                            • g 19:7 - Jb 30:20,28; Ps 22:2; Hab 1:2-4
                              8 He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through; He has veiled my paths with darkness.h

                              References for Job 19:8

                                • h 19:8 - Isa 59:9; Lm 3:2; Hs 2:6
                                  9 He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
                                  10 He tears me down on every side so that I am ruined.i He uproots my hope like a tree.j

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                                      11 His anger burns against me, and He regards me as [one of] His enemies.k

                                      References for Job 19:11

                                        • k 19:11 - Jb 13:24; 33:10
                                          12 His troops advance together; they construct a rampl against me and camp around my tent.m

                                          References for Job 19:12

                                            • l 19:12 - Lit they raise up their way
                                            • m 19:12 - Ec 9:14; Isa 29:3; Jr 50:29
                                              13 He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me.n

                                              References for Job 19:13

                                                • n 19:13 - Jb 19:19; 42:11
                                                  14 My relatives stop coming by, and my close friends have forgotten me.o

                                                  References for Job 19:14

                                                    • o 19:14 - Ps 15:3; 38:11; 42:9
                                                      15 My house guestsp and female servants regard me as a stranger; I am a foreigner in their sight.q

                                                      References for Job 19:15

                                                        • p 19:15 - Or The resident aliens in my household
                                                        • q 19:15 - Gn 31:15; Ps 69:8; Eph 2:19
                                                          16 I call for my servant, but he does not answer, even if I beg him with my own mouth.
                                                          17 My breath is offensive to my wife, and my own childrenr find me repulsive.

                                                          References for Job 19:17

                                                            • r 19:17 - Lit and the sons of my belly
                                                              18 Even young boys scorn me. When I stand up, they mock me.
                                                              19 All of my best friendss despise me, and those I love have turned against me.t

                                                              References for Job 19:19

                                                                • s 19:19 - Lit of the men of my council
                                                                • t 19:19 - Jb 30:10,21; Ps 41:9; Jn 13:18
                                                                  20 My skin and my flesh cling to my bones; I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
                                                                  21 Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy,u for God's hand has struck me.v

                                                                  References for Job 19:21

                                                                    • u 19:21 - Jb 6:14; 16:20; Ps 38:11
                                                                    • v 19:21 - Jb 1:11; 2:5
                                                                      22 Why do you persecute me as God [does]? Will you never get enough of my flesh?
                                                                      23 I wish that my words were written down, that they were recorded on a scroll
                                                                      24 or were inscribed in stone forever by an iron stylus and lead!
                                                                      25 But I know my living Redeemer,wx and He will stand on the dusty at last.z{

                                                                      References for Job 19:25

                                                                        • w 19:25 - Or know that my Redeemer is living
                                                                        • x 19:25 - Jb 16:19; Ps 78:35; Isa 44:24
                                                                        • y 19:25 - Or earth
                                                                        • z 19:25 - Or dust at the last, or dust as the Last One
                                                                        • { 19:25 - Isa 44:6; 48:12; Rv 1:17-18
                                                                          26 Even after my skin has been destroyed,| yet I will see God in} my flesh.~

                                                                          References for Job 19:26

                                                                            • | 19:26 - Lit skin which they destroyed, or skin they destroyed in this way
                                                                            • } 19:26 - Or apart from
                                                                            • ~ 19:26 - Isa 6:1; Mt 5:8; 1 Co 13:12
                                                                              27 I will see Him myself; my eyes will look at [Him], and not as a stranger. My heart longs€ within me.

                                                                              References for Job 19:27

                                                                                •  19:27 - Or not a stranger
                                                                                • € 19:27 - Lit My kidneys grow faint
                                                                                •  19:27 - Ps 84:2; 119:81-82,123
                                                                                  28 If you say, "How will we pursue him, since the root of the problem lies with him?"‚ƒ

                                                                                  References for Job 19:28

                                                                                    • ‚ 19:28 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg; other Hb mss read me
                                                                                    • ƒ 19:28 - Jb 13:25; Ps 7:1; Heb 12:15
                                                                                      29 be afraid of the sword, because wrath [brings] punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.„

                                                                                      References for Job 19:29

                                                                                        • „ 19:29 - Pr 19:19; Rm 13:2-5