Job 16:8-18 NIV

8 You have bound me--and it has become a witness; my gauntness1 rises up and testifies against me.2

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9 God assails me and tears3 me in his anger4 and gnashes his teeth at me;5 my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.6

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10 Men open their mouths7 to jeer at me;8 they strike my cheek9 in scorn and unite together against me.10

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

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12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me.12 He has made me his target;13

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13 his archers surround me.14 Without pity, he pierces15 my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground.

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14 Again and again16 he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.17

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15 "I have sewed sackcloth18 over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.19

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16 My face is red with weeping,20 deep shadows ring my eyes;21

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17 yet my hands have been free of violence22 and my prayer is pure.23

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18 "O earth, do not cover my blood;24 may my cry25 never be laid to rest!26

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