Job 16:5-15 NIV

5 But my mouth would encourage you; comfort1 from my lips would bring you relief.2

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6 "Yet if I speak, my pain is not relieved; and if I refrain, it does not go away.3

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7 Surely, O God, you have worn me out;4 you have devastated my entire household.5

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8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness6 rises up and testifies against me.7

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9 God assails me and tears8 me in his anger9 and gnashes his teeth at me;10 my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.11

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10 Men open their mouths12 to jeer at me;13 they strike my cheek14 in scorn and unite together against me.15

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11 God has turned me over to evil men and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.16

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12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me.17 He has made me his target;18

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13 his archers surround me.19 Without pity, he pierces20 my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground.

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14 Again and again21 he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.22

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15 "I have sewed sackcloth23 over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.24

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