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

References for Job 16:12

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

References for Job 16:13

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

References for Job 16:14

15 “I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.

References for Job 16:15

16 My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes;

References for Job 16:16

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

References for Job 16:17

18 “Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest!

References for Job 16:18

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

References for Job 16:19

20 My intercessor is my frienda as my eyes pour out tears to God;

References for Job 16:20

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

      References for Job 16:21

      22 “Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.

      References for Job 16:22