Job 16:1-9 NIV


1 Then Job replied:

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      2 "I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters1 are you all!2

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      3 Will your long-winded speeches never end?3 What ails you that you keep on arguing?4

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      4 I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head5 at you.

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      5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort6 from my lips would bring you relief.7

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      6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.8

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      7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out;9 you have devastated my entire household.10

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      8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness11 rises up and testifies against me.12

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      9 God assails me and tears13 me in his anger14 and gnashes his teeth at me;15 my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.16

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