Job 19:17-27 NIV

17 My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome1 to my own brothers.

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18 Even the little boys2 scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me.3

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19 All my intimate friends4 detest me;5 those I love have turned against me.6

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      20 I am nothing but skin and bones;7 I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth.a

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        • a 19:20 - Or "only my gums"
          21 "Have pity on me, my friends,8 have pity, for the hand of God has struck9 me.

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          22 Why do you pursue10 me as God does?11 Will you never get enough of my flesh?12

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          23 "Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll,13

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          24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool14 onb lead, or engraved in rock forever!15

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          25 I know that my Redeemerc16 lives,17 and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.d

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            • c 19:25 - Or "defender"
            • d 19:25 - Or "upon my grave"
              26 And after my skin has been destroyed, yete inf my flesh I will see God;18

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                • e 19:26 - Or "And after I awake, / though this [body] has been destroyed, / then"
                • f 19:26 - Or " / apart from"
                  27 I myself will see him with my own eyes19--I, and not another. How my heart yearns20 within me!

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