Job 16:2-12 NIV

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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10 Men open their mouths17 to jeer at me;18 they strike my cheek19 in scorn and unite together against me.20

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11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.21

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12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me.22 He has made me his target;23

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