Job 16 DBY

1 And Job answered and said,
2 I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.
3 Shall words of wind have an end? or what provoketh thee that thou answerest?
4 I also could speak as ye: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could join together words against you, and shake my head at you;
5 [But] I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace a of my lips should assuage [your pain].

References for Job 16:5

    • · 16:5 - Or 'movement.'
      6 If I speak, my pain is not assuaged; and if I forbear, what am I eased?
      7 But now he hath made me weary; ... thou hast made desolate all my family; b

      References for Job 16:7

        • 16:7 - Or 'assembly,' 'company.'
          8 Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face.
          9 His anger teareth and pursueth me; he gnasheth with his teeth against me; [as] mine adversary he sharpeneth his eyes at me.
          10 They gape upon me with their mouth; they smite my cheeks reproachfully; they range themselves together against me.
          11 God hath delivered me over to the iniquitous man, and hurled me into the hands of the wicked.
          12 I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
          13 His arrows c encompass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

          References for Job 16:13

            • ¸ 16:13 - Or 'archers.'
              14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach; he runneth upon me like a mighty man. d

              References for Job 16:14

                • ¹ 16:14 - Gibbor: see ch. 3.3.
                  15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and rolled e my horn in the dust.

                  References for Job 16:15

                    • º 16:15 - Or 'defiled.'
                      16 My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
                      17 Although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.
                      18 O earth, cover not my blood, and let there be no place for my cry!
                      19 Even now, behold, my Witness is in the heavens, and he f that voucheth for me is in the heights.

                      References for Job 16:19

                          20 My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
                          21 Oh that there were arbitration g for a man with God, as a son of man for his friend!

                          References for Job 16:21

                            • ¼ 16:21 - See ch. 9.33.
                              22 For years [few] in number shall pass, -- and I shall go the way [whence] I shall not return.