Job 16:11-21 NIV

11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.1

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12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me.2 He has made me his target;3

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13 his archers surround me.4 Without pity, he pierces5 my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground.

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14 Again and again6 he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.7

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15 "I have sewed sackcloth8 over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.9

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16 My face is red with weeping,10 deep shadows ring my eyes;11

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17 yet my hands have been free of violence12 and my prayer is pure.13

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18 "O earth, do not cover my blood;14 may my cry15 never be laid to rest!16

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19 Even now my witness17 is in heaven;18 my advocate is on high.19

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20 My intercessor20 is my frienda21 as my eyes pour out22 tears23 to God;

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    • a 16:20 - Or "My friends treat me with scorn"
      21 on behalf of a man he pleads24 with God as a man pleads for his friend.

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